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Hello from yet another new instance as I look for a personal place I can archive my content.

I'm a software engineer working on WordPress with an emphasis on , , and the .

Historically I've been a pilot, musician, teacher and about 1,000 other things.

If any of this interests you, let's chat!

Shout-out to every project which isn't on GitHub

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Zoom is looking more and more like one of the worst options out there. TL;DR: Don't use their private chat feature as it is anything but.
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RT @HJHaldanePhD@twitter.activitypub.actor
FYI: if you're having a committee meeting via Zoom and you use the chat function to privately write to someone, your colleagues may not see it in real time, but it shows up when the chat is downloaded and put in the minutes folder...
twitter.com/HJHaldanePhD/statu

I'm watching Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz.

Now I really have seen everything.

One thing I've fallen very much behind on these past two weeks is my efforts towards improving my physical health, namely diet and exercise. Here's to not beating myself up about it and simply working to get back on course this week.

Fun fact: the USS Enterprise-D requires 1,014 crew... five people to run the ship, and 1,009 A/V technicians to make the viewscreeen work.

For the folks in the back...

Apple still doesn't give a fuck about your privacy. It just hasn't been able to fully monetize all its data. Yet.

zdnet.com/article/apple-insert

I turned off all analytics on my site in January as, frankly, I don't need those numbers anyway. It's a little weird not seeing visitors but doing so adds absolutely nothing for me. I think I'll keep it the way it is.

I posted something about this the other day and figured we would see more of it. Here's a full story about an employer stealing any assistance their people get during the shutdown. kxan.com/news/austin-company-l

I've been working remotely for nearly my entire career in software. Here are some of the most important things I had to learn to be successful at it. chriswiegman.com/2020/03/remot

Giving Homebrew another try on Linux after talking to @bmo_tv@twitter.com and a few others. This looks much more useful these days! Thanks for the tip!

I've been experimenting with dark-mode on Linux and Mac as of late. Why are all dark themes SO BAD?? Contrast is either blinding or unreadable, the constant jumping back and forth between bright and dark is worse than all bright, etc. It's pretty much infuriating.

Well, at least I got one use out of the $90 pressure washer. Back to renting them.

I'm honestly not sure which federal response has been more incompetent, the US or the UK.
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RT @StillDelvingH@twitter.activitypub.actor
When the NHS seeks help from "The only online store 100% dedicated to Medical Fetish, Kink and Roleplay", it may be a hint the UK govt is nowhere near doing what it should. twitter.com/MedFet_UK/status/1
twitter.com/StillDelvingH/stat

Health coverage is a right.
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RT @AnandWrites@twitter.activitypub.actor
If we could come out of this crisis with a single widely shared belief, if some once-controversial idea could become a new consensus, what do you hope it would be?
twitter.com/AnandWrites/status

Before I'm misunderstood- I'm *not* suggesting that we throw up our hands and use Zoom.

Instead, I'm suggesting that we need to start realizing that simply building software isn't enough. Projects like Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap and Signal work because they're backed with hardware and bandwidth.

If we want a Zoom replacement, we'll need to ensure there is money to pay for the necessary components to pay for its infrasturcture and ongoing maintence.

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My Spotify daily mix has The Imperial March and it's perfect.

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