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theotherlinh

@theotherlinh@hachyderm.io

tech/photo geek of sorts
also, fountain pens?
he/him

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christianselig, to random
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Choosing a travel backpack is really hard, and I still haven't found one I love, so mostly for my own reference I wrote a long post with thoughts on pretty much every travel backpack out there https://christianselig.com/2024/04/choosing-a-backpack-is-hard/

If you have other recommendations gimme

theotherlinh,
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@christianselig There's the Tom Bihn Techonaut... but still missing an external water bottle. Not a deal breaker personally, but TB has been so close to excellent for me.

molly0xfff, to web
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If you've ever found yourself missing the "good old days" of the , what is it that you miss? (Interpret "it" broadly: specific websites? types of activities? feelings? etc.) And approximately when were those good old days?

No wrong answers — I'm working on an article and wanted to get some outside thoughts.

theotherlinh,
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@molly0xfff the optimism.

christianselig, to random
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Rambling musings on the kinda lame state of Qi2 batteries at the moment, and why I kinda want Apple's MagSafe battery back: https://christianselig.com/2024/04/qi2-is-kinda-underwhelming/

theotherlinh,
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@christianselig or Qi2 in general on the 12 mini. Enabling it seems like a mistake. The small form factor can’t deal with the heat. I have better charge results with my old MagSafe

theotherlinh,
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@christianselig something clearly isn't happening for me, lol. I don't have other phones to test, unfortunately. Could also be the ESR devices not being happy. Which would be a shame.

film_girl, to random
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Thinking a lot about the backdoor this week. Almost exactly 10 years ago, I wrote this about the attack and how we should do more to support , especially for important libraries. Sadly, almost all of what I wrote then is still relevant. https://web.archive.org/web/20140420132336/https://mashable.com/2014/04/14/heartbleed-open-source/

theotherlinh,
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@film_girl I feel like I'm taking the wrong take from this but... heartbleed was a decade ago!?!? wth happened to time :(

theotherlinh, to random
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@adam have you heard of folks having issues reaching some of your .lol sites? specifically those that resolve to 5.78.24.5? Been trying to figure out why I can't load them suddenly from home (feels like a Verizon Fios issue).

codinghorror, to random

ok, so there are plenty of people talking about this on here, but I want to emphasize how truly amazeballs Shift Happens really is. It is absolutely magnificent, an unapologetic, incredibly meticulously researched and executed love song to keyboards. It didn't just exceed my already high expectations: it absolutely blew them away. It's insanely great. Go buy it. https://shifthappens.site/

theotherlinh,
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@codinghorror I think they just announced they are out, heh

theotherlinh, to random
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@film_girl feeling like I'm gaslighting myself, but were you recently talking with someone about racing sim setups (I feel like it was Overtired but can't find anything in the transcripts)?

theotherlinh,
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@film_girl @hotdogsladies @ttscoff @forestofthings thanks! mostly curious if the model of wheel/setup was mentioned, lol. I'll dig deeper.

kevinctofel, to minimalism
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🆕 post — Monthly minimalism activity for January 2024

In order to hold myself a little more accountable, I kept track of my efforts this month. I’m sharing what I bought and/or added to the home and what was removed.

https://myconscious.stream/blog/Minimalism-activity-check-for-January/

theotherlinh,
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@kevinctofel i have mixed feelings about your post. I have long wanted and failed at going for less stuff, lol. And then that Onyx... another toy I want, lol (Android 11 and size hold me back, lol... and a little self control)

kevinctofel, to random
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It’s time to log out. I’ll be putting the About blog on hiatus for a bit. Possibly for good. Here’s why and what’s next.
https://myconscious.stream/blog/Logging-out-of-Chromebooks-for-a-while/

theotherlinh,
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@kevinctofel gl,sir! Any chance you can "static-ize" it for dirt cheap hosting (or.. github static hosting?). But man, that federal minimum wage... is just painful to see. Glad your area is at least trying to keep up!

theotherlinh, to fountainpens
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kevinctofel, to HomeKit
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Finally found a good use for both our garage webcam and on the ; two things I don’t typically get much value out of.

Disclosures:

  1. We bought the car before he bought Twitter, so don’t “@“ me. 😏
  2. My wife is the video star because my back has been out for 2 days. 😩

A sped up time lapse video showing my wife shoveling the driveway and cleaning off the car after a small snow storm.

theotherlinh,
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@kevinctofel I wanted to do this with my Nest footage. Unfortunately, the newer versions (Google Home app only cameras) heavily restrict the video history and what is downloadable. I feel like I missed this on your old podcast and it’s infuriating how limiting Google has made it.

penfount, to fountainpens
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of the day:
What new insights or revelations did you gain in 2023 about pens, your personal pen preferences, or writing in general?

theotherlinh,
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@penfount I went a little too hard on stub nibs with the Kakari. Probably should have stuck with a M, lol. Also, I need to pare my down.

kevinctofel, to random
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I’ve recently started using the IceCubes iOS app for Mastodon and realized recently it has a quote-post feature. Never used but trying it now just to see how it works/looks.

From: @lehtimaeki
https://snapp.social/@lehtimaeki/111738512650911874

theotherlinh,
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@kevinctofel has been my go to from day 2 (started with ivory. Also good, but IceCubes is free [i donate]

kevinctofel, to minimalism
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🆕 post — How many towels does one person need?

If you’re like most people, I’m betting there are at least five bath towels per person in your house. Maybe even six or seven. That’s just a guess; I’ve never seen any official statistics on such an important question.

Here’s my answer (including the type of towels), which lets me save time, space, money, and resources as part of my lifestyle.

https://myconscious.stream/blog/How-many-towels-does-one-person-need/

theotherlinh,
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@kevinctofel lol, similarly went travel (but waffle weave linen, super fast drying as shower daily). I have 3: 1 in use when the other is being washed... and 1 backup.

film_girl, to random
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I don’t know how well Mastodon handles video embeds so I’m double posting. Anyway, here is my goodbye message to Rocket, the podcast I cohosted for 9 years. Thank you for listening and supporting us over the years! https://youtu.be/cSoXb7mlZ58?si=RdKDDBgKA1Mj3onG

theotherlinh,
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@film_girl damn, congrats on the run! I really should check out Overtired.

film_girl, to random
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Internet Recovery is going to take 11 minutes to start. God the late-era Intel Macs are such garbage. And yet I cannot quite justify getting my mom a new laptop when she uses an iPad more and has barely used this one over the last 5 years.

theotherlinh,
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@film_girl I mean, don't you have an army of Apple silicon macbooks at this point? I think it's time you upgrade so you can help your mom out :) Think of it this way, you're helping future you, too!

kevinctofel, to minimalism
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Opinion: Fast-fashion is an avoidable form of economic and climate cancer.

Shein files for U.S. IPO, looks to expand global reach https://www.cnbc.com/2023/11/27/shein-files-for-us-ipo-as-fast-fashion-giant-looks-to-expand-its-global-reach.html

theotherlinh,
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@kevinctofel extreme profit seeking, however, is another challenge, heh

kevinctofel, to 11ty
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🆕 blog post -- My personal CMS (prototype)

As a developer in training for a while (too long, TBH), I don't have a robust project portfolio. So I decided to rectify that with a personal project. It's possible, although unlikely, others would want to use this project.

I decided that since I recently started tinkering with as an SSG, or static site generator, I would create a web-based CMS, or content management system, for it.
https://myconscious.stream/blog/My-personal-CMS/

theotherlinh,
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@kevinctofel I’ve been wishing I could figure out a workflow to use SSGs at work instead of Drupal in some cases. But it always felt like you’d end up rebuilding Drupal, lol (not that I ever have those skills).

But I bet there’s a few people out there that wouldn’t mind this

film_girl, to random
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Hmm. Apple will give me $1300 for my 2-year old $4000 laptop. I’m tempted? I would sell for $1500 or $1600 to anyone out there who wants a 14” M1 Max with 64GB of RAM and 10/32 core and Apple Care+

theotherlinh,
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@film_girl lol, I just bought one (2TB) a couple months back. Figure M1 Max would still hold its own against a new m3 pro (esp with 64GB/2TB pricing). Starting to wonder if I should have waited, lol (I knew it was coming, too, was drawn in by 64GB/2TB on board in my budget).

kevinctofel, to 11ty
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First foray into and I ❤️ it. Very little effort to get the base blog template running locally, pushed to and deployed via Pages. Time to start tweaking!

theotherlinh,
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@kevinctofel loved hugo for how quick it was myself. I just have... nothing to publish, lol. All these tools are neat

TechConnectify, to random
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Hi, I'm stuck waiting on laundry to finish and am bored, so why don't I come on here and write some hot takes about YouTube?

I mean, I can think of several reasons, but too bad I'll do it anyway.

Knowing the leanings of the folks on this particular platform this is likely to spark some debate, but note that I'm not trying to paint YouTube as a saint - in fact, the first thing I want to talk about is a strategy they've taken which puts me and all YT creators in a weird place:

theotherlinh,
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@TechConnectify I've always wondered this. I come from the Red/Google Music days. So it very much is a great value to me since no ads for the family (especially parents).

But I've always wondered how my money gets to creators, if with any significance.

Also, I'm bound by YTM now because it seems stupid for me to pay for another.

IceCubesApp, (edited ) to random
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It’s your time to shine: if you could fix (not add) one thing in Ice Cubes, what would it be.

theotherlinh,
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@IceCubesApp iPad mini app seems slower than iPhone to me. Not sure if it’s because I use it less often so it doesn’t refresh?

pixelfed, to random
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⚠️ Account deletion is permanent

We receive multiple requests every week to restore accounts accounts that were previously deleted.

How can we improve this?

theotherlinh,
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@pixelfed seems pretty straight forward. Maybe enlarge the radio button text to emphasize it more.

And then add a confirmation page after this. Very short text. “This CANNOT be undone. This will permanently delete your data “ and have a few random picked images show from their stream.

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