I couldn't write enough posts to cover all the individual trips these last few weeks so here's my quick recap of , , and a few others. chriswiegman.com/2019/11/trave

Since starting travel on the 12th last month I've seen the skylines of Newark, NJ, New York, NY, Raleigh, NC, Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA, Tampa, FL, St Petersberg, FL, Nashville, TN, St Louis, MO, Kansas City, MO, Omaha, NE, San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA. In the time I was home two nights last week.

I love the opportunity and enjoyed every place I've been but I'm tired. Really looking forward to just being home over the next few weeks.

Here I share a means of understanding exactly why what is going on in Bolivia is a CIA backed coup.

I wouldn't dare not provide sources to provide perspective and support my claims.


Reminder: companies like Facebook and Google are a threat to the Internet and the Web. They want to keep you on their site (with Facebook it's pretty obvious, with Google it's through AMP) so they can keep serving you adverts, which earns them money.

Those companies don't care about open access to information, privacy or consumer choice. Those values aren't profitable. What do you think they'll do when they control the majority of Web traffic?

What could go wrong... :-(

RT @KrVaSt@twitter.com

We're heading to the hottest Arctic fall season in 3M years.

Entire basin & Greenland 16°C to 28°C warmer than normal.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/KrVaSt/status/1192

We want to add a moderator who speaks Hindi to the mastodon.social team. Must uphold our code of conduct, must stick around on Mastodon, some monetary compensation is included.

Apply over DM or reply. Will try to get through the applications in the following days (I’m not home though)

Some of you did not watch Mr. Rogers growing up and it shows.

For those of you who did not here is a message I hope you take to heart:
You can be liked and loved, just as you are.

@manuelcaeiro They’re not competition. They’re a VC-backed startup concerned with exponential growth that will be bought by Google/Facebook/etc., some day if they’re successful.

We’re a not-for-profit concerned with helping safeguard human rights and democracy and building a web tool for individuals (not startups or corporations) to form the basis of a possible future decentralised web.

Them: webiny.com/about-us

Us: small-tech.org/about

Bird Site; Might Be NSFW 

Just a semi-regular reminder that "Linux" isn't a platform. GNOME is a platform, KDE is a platform. Linux is a kernel.

Any web app can claim Linux support, as can Windows app running under Wine. "Native Linux" apps that aren't KDE or GNOME apps aren't native at all.

I was going to setup a VPN on my Synology then I remembered that Comcast has no option > 20mb for upload speeds. DigitalOcean it is.

As I look at finally self-hosting my VPN solution, of course the first article that comes up in a search for the topic is by @ericmann ttmm.io/tech/self-hosted-vpn/

If you're in the States, open enrollment for medical insurance through Healthcare.gov starts on November 1st. ACA hasn't been gutted completely yet, take advantage of what you can while you can.

Please boost or toot about it too.

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