Blogging as a by-product by Jan-Lukas ElseJan-Lukas Else (jlelse.blog)
Zan in his recent article with tips on blogging: Some people blog just to blog, but I find that the most interesting blogs are the ones where blogging is just a tool of capture. You should start a new hobby or improve your current skills and blog about them. Blogging should be a by-product of an act...

Depends on the scope, I guess. Mine is like yours too. It’s like a public diary that may be of use for others but it’s primary for myself.

It’s perfectly valid to go for a more themed approach e.g. for establishing a brand or community.

As long as there is a feed I’m happy 😅

The follow-but-mute antipattern by @edent@edent (shkspr.mobi)
I received a rather distraught DM from a Twitter friend last week. They were upset that I was following an account which did nothing but spew out racist bile all day long. Did this mean that I endorsed their hateful views. I was confused. I didn’t recognise the specific account, and didn’t recal...

@edent we used to call this “Kreis-Hygiene” / “Circle-Hygiene” going back to G+ when we “circled” friends.

It’s like teeth brushing but with followings. It has to be done on occasion. Especially over the last year 🙁

This is not only to sort out far right voters or Covid deniers. Often it’s also to find out that a dear account went silent and moved on and the note about it was simply missed. Nobody re-reads yesterdays news.

Using SipGate to set up a BANANAPHONE! by @edent (shkspr.mobi)
Like many of you, I’m inundated with spam calls. I’ve suffered endless car accidents, my National Insurance Number has been suspended multiple times, and my broadband will be cut off imminently. Wouldn’t be nice to screen out all the fraudsters? So I’ve set up a Bananaphone. When people ring...

Hahahaha, that’s pure evil. I love it. 💍💍🍌☎

Writing for Oneself by Jan BoddezJan Boddez (jan.boddez.net)
I’ve had different blogs over the last few many years, most long gone. Then started this one, in English (which is my second language, or third, depending on your exact definition), because I wanted to share some of the things I, an amateur web developer, encounter as I learn. And learn from your ...

Same 😜

Good thing too. Brain forgets so fast.

Frostpunk vs. these survival simulators that don’t say anything by Hypolite PetovanHypolite Petovan (blog.mrpetovan.com)
Survival city-building simulators add some tension to an otherwise chill video game genre. But with this tension comes expectations of message that aren’t always fulfilled like Frostpunk masterfully did.

Happy to read that Frostpunk is really as good as I imagined it to be. I really just didn’t purchase it because in that year I purchased Linux games only. Mebbe I’ll eventually get it on a discount some day. I’ve a backlog piled up to play through first 😅

Mf2 and Video by Jan BoddezJan Boddez (jan.boddez.net)
I ran into a bit of an issue lately, and it’s to do with the way X-Ray, or rather php-mf2 parses video elements in HTML (i.e., an h-entry). The unfortunate frog I’ll be dissecting is the page at https://beko.famkos.net/2021/05/03/head-tracking-for-x4-foundations-on-linux/. (Sorry!) Its source co...

Heh, sorry for making you jump the hoops @jan

The weird formatting is mostly because this is how Gutenberg wants to format videos. Hacking various sources into this is how I did it before Gutenberg, that would still not allow me to offer different formats (or subtitles). So this is basically a combination of both snippets with the hope that Gutenberg will eventually understand this.

I was delighted to see that Gutenberg would offer an additional CSS for videos now alas it’s added on the wrong tag and you picked exactly that test. Usually I put this manually on all sources. See https://beko.famkos.net/2021/05/15/playing-an-old-sound-box/ for example.

Final Chapter by Christine Dodrill (christine.website)

So much pain between the lines and I can even relate. I’ve been on freenode so long too. Can’t even remember when and why I joined but it was probably something Linux related oO

Guess it’s time to close our own little space there too. Don’t think we’ll move somewhere else though. Feels like an era coming to an end.

I guess all his money, well, it isn’t enough by ShawshankShawshank (Void If Removed)
Picture this – I’m up to my neck organizing and inventorying our warehouse, listening to CNN, when I hear: Excuse me? Can you do me a favour? Random person walking by. Can you go into the oth…

Ahahaha, omg poor @Shawshank

Yes, some people are just like this. And this is the reason I love ticket systems. Put it in the box, k, thanks 👌😂

“Looks like I´m single again” Why can’t Twitter deal with this spam? by @edent (shkspr.mobi)
Twitter has never really solved its spam problem. It is a constant irritation that ordinary people get booted off the service for minor infractions, while large spam rings go unpunished. For the past few months, some of my old tweets have been getting liked by random women. I’m sure you’ve see s...

@edent this pest is going on in every network and I really don’t get the point and I’m left with so many questions. Aren’t there very explicit apps for this that make it way easier to get to the targeted audience? Do they really have to flood random social networks with this? How does this pay off at all? Do people really engage with such blatant fake accounts?

Blimey! A WiFi smoke alarm for twenty quid! by @edent@edent (shkspr.mobi)
After my rant a few weeks ago, I finally found a cheap WiFi smoke alarm. A few disclaimers before I get into this review:It was shipped from China, not from the UK as stated.The device doesn’t exist on the manufacturer’s website.Stock on Amazon keeps appearing and disappearing, so may be difficu...

Cracked one open already to see what’s inside?