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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!

As I test the Pinephone this fall, this is what scares me the most. If it doesn't work for me it will be because the few cross-platform apps I use simply aren't available

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Does anyone else struggle with communications apps that require either desktop or laptop? I'm to the point where I almost completely refuse to touch an app I can't use across devices

The downside of self-hosting everything. Every. Fucking. Day. it is something else that doesn't work... Maybe it's the complex Unifi config one day or Nextcloud File System the next. Maybe it's the host VM or the rPi running Hassio... Today it's realizing that the NAS hasn't been backing up for a month and nothing I do seems able to fix it.

I'm really getting tired of this shit. I want to use my tools, not spend all my time maintaining them.

FOSS boys: phew I finally got my emails working on my phone, it took me a week, involved a soldering iron, and I had to write a patch for a library

Also FOSS boys: people choose the convenience of Apple/Google/Microsoft because they're lazy and stupid, anybody can switch to Arch and PostmarketOS and self-host everything

What the what?!

Someone replied to a toot with the text "Log in with F***b***k" and now Firefox shows me this pop-up warning next to the toot.

Oh goody. GFSP has not one but two major (CAT 3+) storms over us in the next two weeks.

The real story is that ‘developing’ nations have done remarkably better at fighting COVID-19 than the rich and white. The real story starts precisely where the western map ends. Here be dragons. We be dragons.

The real story is that places like Vietnam and Mongolia have completely kicked COVID-19’s ass. The real story is that places like Rwanda and Ghana have innovated and survived. There are countless stories like this — from Sri Lanka to Trinidad & Tobago, but you wouldn’t know because we’re not rich or white. But you should know. Because we’re right. This information could save your life.

(But please keep posting about a vaccine, eating like normal, and relying on your institutions to save you. It'll all work out for you I'm sure.)

Confused about advertisers uploading your personal information to target you on Facebook?

There are good reasons, but FB doesn't seem to be taking anyone's concerns seriously 👿

May you be as happy as a troop of bears discovering a heap of apples

I talk a lot about my tech setup as, frankly, there are many days it bothers me. All the self-hosting does induce anxiety as it is completely at odds with the idea of keeping everything as simple as possible. For example, when I look around my house and office and see all the junk I would never be allowed to get rid of, I start thinking of simplifying tech again as it is something I can control.

Oh, the joys of severe anxiety

In honesty, the former list is missing a lot but, so is the latter

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Things I've had to mostly give up with De-googling:
* Good Navigation
* Good discovery while travelling
* Intl phone plan
* MANY hours of my weekend time
* Work email and calendar
* Access to an every-growing list of websites
* Mobile pay
* Easy device integration and data sharing
* Collaboration on many projects

Things I've gained by de-googling:
* A good night's sleep
* A lot of knowledge on how numerous systems work

Seems like mostly a good trade if I can keep it.

I REALLY want to by an actual RV or a boat. I also REALLY want to get the fuck out of this country before it collapses. I also REALLY want to get back in the air.

Yeah, this is the reason I have no hobby as I can't decide which I want.

Hey Fediverse,

Do you know any website hosting options that do not require coding, but do not use trackers and non-free JS? I'm asking on behalf of someone.

#FreeSoftware #privacy #web #hosting #webhosting #website

And we have thunder. Between that and the heat, Fall was nice the two days we had it but summer is back.

Since updating my Pixel to Android 11 it's been rebooting itself almost hourly. Went to GraphenOS and it's better but... damn.

Not your normal project but a good friend of mine is raising money to get a handicap ramp built for his church. I've known Fr. Rentner forever. He's good people and his project could use some help.

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