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benfrog

@benfrog@mstdn.social

Full stack PHP developer, nerd, news junkie, guy at the concert in khakis.

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film_girl, to random
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Shout-out to NameCheap. I had two domains expire that I didn't realize (because I had auto-renewal on and a credit card attached but it turns out the credit card wasn't checked "use for renewals”) and I thought I had gone into the redemption period where you have to pay $90 to get them back, which fine, it's my fault. but I contacted support and they were able to renew them for me at the list price. A++

benfrog,
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@film_girl Saw a tip on the DeadBirdSite to deal with those guys many years ago, very glad I did. It's been easy to keep up every domain.

design_law, to random
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I had my first kardemummabulle yesterday and all I can say is: Where have you been all my life??

benfrog,
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@design_law Was this purchased locally? Details?! 🙂

stux, to random
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It should be super simple:

Billionaires should start paying their fair part of taxes

benfrog,
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@stux Oh, c'mon. Next you'll want the US to start taxing huge companies. 😜

ernie, to random
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I periodically find myself looking at old Pixelbooks on eBay. WaPo’s tech writer has good taste.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2024/03/15/old-tech-is-the-best-tech/

benfrog,
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@ernie This Pixelbook (which I think I've bragged about before) is amazing. Best thing I've ever bought.

andrew, to fediverse
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Searching for a instance to cross post the Minimum Competence news to — any suggestions folks?

We cross post to and I generally feel yucky about it. Would love to transition away or, at the very least, give folks a option for listening/watching.

@law

benfrog,
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@andrew @law
@stux runs a couple of really solid PeerTube instances. Have one you'd be willing to give these guys an account on?

design_law, to random
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So, RSS Parrot is my new favorite fedi thing. You can use it to follow blogs, websites, podcasts, even Bluesky users: https://rss-parrot.net/

benfrog,
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@design_law I'm not certain I should thank you for another excuse not to get around to cleaning the house. 🙂

bryanhansel, to Minnesota
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Swiss company with a record of bribery and corruption buys proposed Minnesota copper-sulfide mining company. Crickets. Japanese company buys Minnesota iron mining company. Outage.

benfrog,
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@bryanhansel Real question--what is/was the union situation like at the copper-sulfide mining company? I've heard a ton about the iron/steel mining company from the Steel Worker's Union (great job on their part).

molly0xfff, to random
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okay, that's enough, we need to put a limit on names in the tech industry. if you're named sam and you're hoping to become a prominent figure in tech, please pick something else. mar(c/k)s, you're on notice too.

benfrog,
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@molly0xfff I'm not going to call out the journalist who referred to Sam Altman's "trial" on CNN yesterday, they seemed tired.

ernie, to random
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I don't recommend blowing out a tire when you're leaving town on a Sunday in mountain country

benfrog,
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@ernie I only know who to call if this happens in Central Missouri (but that's valuable--Poor Boys Towing, BTW).

CultureDesk, (edited ) to television
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The first two episodes of the new "Frasier" arrived on Paramount on Oct. 12 to mixed reviews — IndieWire says it's "decent by revival standards, but suffers by comparison." The magazine's team takes a look at the show's heyday in this @Flipboard Storyboard, from why the apartment is one of the all-time greatest sitcom sets, to the gay sensibility of the show. Will you be watching, and if you've already seen it, what do you think?

https://flip.it/J5aN5z

#Television #TuneIn #Frasier

benfrog,
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@CultureDesk @Flipboard
Watched it, very meh. The laugh track was awful.

benfrog,
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@CultureDesk @Flipboard He was sorely missed.

jeffjarvis, to random
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Benedict Evans' newsletter: "If you follow a lot of car accounts on Instagram, Instagram will show you car ads. A small number of people have persuaded themselves that this violates your human rights and threatens democracy, & persuaded an EU court that explicit consent is needed for this."

benfrog,
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@jeffjarvis
That may be one of the dumbest things I've ever read. (That reflects a total lack of understanding of how much personal data needs to be stored, in how many places, and how dangerous storage of that data is, to personalize ads).

stux, to random
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We're listed on the simple Wiki with our instance, kinda cool huh :nkoHappy: ❤️

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fediverse

benfrog,
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@stux Really is a nice community you've built here, you should be proud of it.

design_law, to random
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    @design_law
    Many users of mastodon.social have been reporting issues due to capacity (too many users). I know it's not easy, but it really may be time to move to a smaller instance.

    ernie, to random
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    Trump’s attorney showed up in court today with an ROG gaming laptop that was spewing RGB colors throughout the day. https://kotaku.com/donald-trump-new-york-fraud-trial-asus-rog-stix-habba-1850892471

    benfrog,
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    @ernie
    She seems like a great attorney and person overall, with her racism and such.

    grmpyprogrammer, to MagicTheGathering
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    Today I tried to pinch-and-zoom the art on a #MagictheGathering card I was holding on my hand 🙄

    benfrog,
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    @grmpyprogrammer This is where I shouldn't admit that I took a photo of the directions of a box of food I was preparing to zoom on them, right?

    design_law, to random
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    If I just ignore my email inbox, maybe it will go away?

    benfrog,
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    @design_law
    I just subbed to another newsletter. I think I really do have issues.

    stux, to random
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    benfrog,
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    @stux Meh, I still like my Model M better. 🙂

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    ernie, to random
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    As someone who wrote a whole history on All Music Guide seven years ago, I need to learn more about this.

    benfrog,
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    @ernie I love(d) AMG (before it was basically gutted for its metadata). Where is this history?

    benfrog,
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    @ernie I always wondered who in the hell Steven Thomas Erlewine was/is. 😆
    I think I've read thousands of his reviews.

    ramsey, to random
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    A well-known URI defining params around which paths of your site opt-in to how they are used. The server uses this to decide how to serve the content, and the requestor must include a request header indicating how it intends to use the content.

    Browsers, bots, etc. would have to include the header with appropriate value for their use. Server would decline access by default to requests not including the header, but you could set up the well-known URI to allow access.

    Could it work?

    benfrog,
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    @ramsey
    Just thinking about this quickly, it seems feasible using most servers and some code. Those kind-of-creds could go literally anywhere on the server-side (a good example of how to store them would be Lua or another scripting language under nginx--it does DB's like MySQL), then be pulled by any other language. Just abstract concepts here.

    benfrog,
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    @ramsey
    Good point. I've worked with Lua doing auth work in the past under nginx (and passing some information over to PHP), but there are likely a ton of other solutions.

    ramsey, to random
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    Folks are really defensive about how much they hate XML.

    benfrog,
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    @ramsey
    Too much was built around really elaborate, error-prone XML (Magento is the first example that pops into my head).

    design_law, to random
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    D526,660 - issued in 2006 for a design for an "icon for a job submission software application for a document-jobs system user interface."

    benfrog,
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    @design_law Man, that icon is Google-level bad.

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