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Mitch W
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Tech journalist and analyst. Aspiring Zamboni operator. In San Diego, California.
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Tonight’s movie.

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📷🤪I see this realtor ad several times a week when I walk the dog down Lake Murray Blvd. Yesterday, I saw somebody put googly eyes on the woman’s photo, which is childish and not at all funny.

Auto-generated description: A young woman with long, light hair is seen making a nervous or uncomfortable expression.

Seriously, it wasn’t me who did it, but I laughed when I saw it, and I hope Giovanna Kellems did the same.

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@andimann.bsky.social It's from an artist named Chris Shapan who does beautiful, elaborate and ridiculous ads in the postwar style.

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@manton Thank you for including me in Threads cross-posting.

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I have started reading “Use of Weapons,” the first book in the Culture series by Ian Banks. Everyone loves those books, and I tried the first, “Consider Phlebas,” and couldn’t get through it. A friend recommended “Use of Weapons,” so I’ll give that a try.

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Kevin Costner isn’t coming back to “Yellowstone.” The show returns in November. — I’m disappointed Costner isn’t returning, but looking forward to the show’s return.

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First really warm day here in San Diego and now it’s time for the annual tradition where I try to find the remote for the ceiling fan. This tradition involves a lot of swearing.

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@bradenslen I'm primarily interested in the excellent MB cross-posting. If I could do it without setting up a blog, I might just do that.

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@alex I have never seen that movie. Must remedy!

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@help I've started a new blog on Micro.blog. Super-easy to do—thank you for that. Is there an easy way to change my profile photo for that blog and that blog alone, or do I have to follow these instructions?. Similarly, is there any way to change the bio line for that blog and that blog alone? Tx!

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I’ve started a new blog, cheekymonkey.micro.blog, for the purpose of using Micro.blog’s excellent crossposting and ActivityPub tools to automatically post memes, vintage ads and photos, and other things I saw on the Internet to Mastodon, Bluesky and (soon) Threads. Probably the only folks interested in fol... mitchw.blog
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@nitpicking You are beyond cool! You have the coolness that is not cool.

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You may be cool but you'll never be John Travolta in the opening credits of Saturday Night Fever cool.

https://youtu.be/VmHNMif29MU?si=idcVqF_2Qf3hX4qT

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You may be cool but you'll never be as cool as Kool & the Gang singing "Ladies Night" in the disco era.

It's right there in their name! Kool!

https://youtu.be/bLnUJQut-kc?si=1LFlZRytBPmFq9Aa

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@manton I'm @mitchwagner on Threads and I would be delighted to be included in the test group.

As far as I can see, I will need to activate permission after you've done something to request permission, so I'll wait on that.

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@jsonbecker Two dozen URLs on social sites, including the micro.blog feed, replies, and Discover URLs. Plus a half-dozen news sites and, on workdays, another half-dozen tech news sites.

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@BestofTimes I'd say it was extremely well received.

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@amerpie HistoryHound looks great—but I question its usefulness without support for iOS and iPad.

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@bradenslen I remember smoking cigarettes in a swimming pool.

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@JohnPhilpin Oh, I'm not concerned about it being age-appropriate. I just was never that much of a rocker. I was a bit of a goody-goody when I was a teen-ager.

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@Havn I haven’t set up a hyper key. I really ought to.

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@amerpie I love the Raycast emoji picker. I use it in messaging and email.

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@amerpie Nicely done! I'm opening links now.

I love that you have a page for your standing Chipotle order.

Also, nice use of emoji.

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@jarrod For me it's the company MacBook Pro (which might as well be an Air—I'm not a coder and I don't create videos, podcasts, music, design, etc.) and my personal iPad Mini. Fortunately my company is medium-loose about locking the MacBook Pro down so I've been able to load some personal stuff on it (which may become problematic for security and privacy purposes, but trade-offs are necessary).

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@frank I've heard great things about FreshRSS but I fear I'm not technical enough to self-host.

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@billstewart.bsky.social That's awesome that you've been enjoying the show since the very beginning. I'm almost the same way with Star Trek—I started watching in 1970 or so, the year after it went off the air.

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@andimann.bsky.social Maybe I'll give Tom Baker another try. He's many people's favorite Doctor.

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@patrickrhone Can you run Linux on that?

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@manton I love googie signage and the fact that it's in Roswell makes it even better.