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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

Interview with Marko Saric of website analytics company Plausible Analytics | In the Good https://inthegood.co/taking-on-google/

Plausible Analytics: Simple, privacy-friendly alternative to Google Analytics https://plausible.io/

Tue, 23 Mar 2021

If you're running @debian Bullseye (Testing), the login manager now displays "Debian 11."

Google Maps' moat is evaporating - A Closer Look with Joe Morrison https://joemorrison.substack.com/p/google-maps-moat-is-evaporating

Mon, 22 Mar 2021

If you need to copy/paste pieces of URLs in @vivaldibrowser (and I seemingly need to do this all the time), go to Settings -- Address Bar and click "Show Full Address" to keep your cursor from jumping around when trying to grab out of the bar.

Kevin Roose's 'Futureproof' offers rules to thrive in the age of automation - Dave Davies/NPR (The answer isn't to learn computer science or make your life super efficient). https://www.npr.org/2021/03/16/977769873/the-age-of-automation-is-now-heres-how-to-futureproof-yourself

The fact that I was able to do work with @vivaldibrowser pretty much immediately says a lot. The browser offered to import my @firefox bookmarks but not Chromium's. That's OK. I got my company's Chrome extension to work, and that was key.

I installed the Vivaldi Browser https://vivaldi.com

Sun, 21 Mar 2021

Nyxt: A keyboard-based web browser fully configurable in Lisp. https://nyxt.atlas.engineer/

The world is stuck with decades of new plastic it can't recycle - Zoë Schlanger https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-world-is-stuck-with-decades-of-new-plastic-it-can-t-recycle

Growing up with Steve Miller - Max Marshall/Texas Monthly https://getpocket.com/explore/item/growing-up-with-steve-miller

How Fanta was created for Nazi Germany - Matthew Blitz/Atlas Obscura https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-fanta-was-created-for-nazi-germany

Sat, 20 Mar 2021

I finished my C++ assignment.

I learned how to:

  • Reference arrays and variables in functions
  • Compare and manipulate array elements in loops (This was the purpose of the assignment)
  • Get user input of a date with with getline
  • Convert strings to ints with stoi
Fri, 19 Mar 2021

When your parents die - Dave Winer/Scripting News: A very poignant look at what's important in life. Dave is very good at telling these kinds of stories. I appreciate him doing it. http://scripting.com/2021/03/17/155004.html?title=whenYourParentsDie

Here's why Substack's scam worked so well - Annalee Newitz/The Hypothesis https://thehypothesis.substack.com/p/heres-why-substacks-scam-worked-so

Charles Ives loved music ... and life insurance. Really. It means you can do two things in life and have it really work out. - Arthur C. Brooks/The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2021/03/having-dual-career-can-make-you-happier/618311/

I enjoy writing the programs in my computer science classes at @LAValleyCollege. I say that now while I'm maybe a third of the way through.

Thu, 18 Mar 2021

Samsung 970 EVO vs EVO Plus vs PRO: Which is best for you? https://premiumbuilds.com/storage/ssd/samsung-970-evo-vs-970-evo-plus-vs-970-pro/

Wed, 17 Mar 2021

Interesting take on AWS Lightsail vs. Digital Ocean Droplets: Should I pick DigitalOcean or AWS for my next project? - Corey Quinn/Last Week in AWS https://www.lastweekinaws.com/blog/should-i-pick-digitalocean-or-aws-for-my-next-project/

How Trader Joe's Two Buck Chuck revolutionized the wine industry - Zachary Crockett/The Hustle https://thehustle.co/how-two-buck-chuck-changed-the-wine-industry

The story of Willie Nelson's guitar, Trigger - Michael Hall/Texas Monthly https://getpocket.com/explore/item/trigger

Tue, 16 Mar 2021

As of March 16, 2021, @google sync is still working on the Chromium browser in @debian

Sun, 14 Mar 2021

Debian's apt full-upgrade removes old kernels I no longer need. It's a nice feature. https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-reference/ch02.en.html#_basic_package_management_operations_with_the_commandline

How to have Your Own Website for a Year https://cheapskatesguide.org/articles/raspberry-pi-website.html

I am fascinated by this website. It's great to find these hidden gems. https://cheapskatesguide.org/

The Cheapskate's Guide to Computers and the Internet https://cheapskatesguide.org/

What to Expect from Old Windows PC's https://cheapskatesguide.org/articles/end-of-life.html

BabbleWeb : A Free Website Visitors Comment Script https://cheapskatesguide.org/articles/babbleweb.html/

Sat, 13 Mar 2021

The Photoshop from Adobe CS2 installs in Linux via Wine. It ran OK once but wouldn't run after that despite reinstalls and reboots. It's not a tragedy because my Linux photo workflow is totally worked out. It's in Windows where I have a problem.

The Photoshop from this Adobe Creative Suite 2 ESR download from Archive.org works on Windows 10 https://archive.org/details/Adobe-CS2

Fri, 12 Mar 2021

From Vim to Emacs in fourteen days - Aaron Bieber https://blog.aaronbieber.com/2015/05/24/from-vim-to-emacs-in-fourteen-days.html

How I earn a living selling my open source software - Nemiah https://www.indiehackers.com/post/how-i-earn-a-living-selling-my-open-source-software-476f6bb07e

What is the U.S. Senate filibuster and why is everyone talking about it? - Susan Cornwell/Reuters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-filibuster-explainer-idUSKBN2B22HK

Wed, 10 Mar 2021

The HEY email service allows paid users to blog by sending emails. That's a very compelling feature. https://hey.com/world/

Tue, 09 Mar 2021

Today's updates to @debian Bullseye/Testing solved my sound issue. New kernel and firmware. Now when I unplug headphones, sound automatically switches to laptop speakers. As Bullseye inches toward its Stable release, things keep getting better.

Sun, 07 Mar 2021

I did a @Fedora 33 test today. I could definitely see myself returning. All the positives of community that might come to @centosproject are already there in Fedora, and the projects will be close no matter what. https://getfedora.org/

Sat, 06 Mar 2021

Hot take: The @Raspberry_Pi 400 is a down payment on an official Raspberry Pi laptop. https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-400/

Wed, 03 Mar 2021

From the Archives: 1938 storms change Los Angeles River - Los Angeles Times https://www.latimes.com/visuals/photography/la-me-fw-archives-1938-storms-change-los-angeles-river-20180116-htmlstory.html

How to practice: I wanted to get rid of my possessions, because possessions stood between me and death | Ann Patchett/The New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/03/08/how-to-practice

The jazz pianist using a computer program to perform with other musicians in quarantine - Fred Kaplan/The New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-jazz-pianist-using-a-computer-program-to-play-with-other-musicians-in-quarantine

Google to stop selling ads based on your specific web browsing - Wall Street Journal via Hacker News https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26328428