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Lou Plummer
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I jumped back into the IndieWeb after a 25-year absence. I lean towards Mac flavored tech, but I also enjoy Internet culture, internationalism and not taking things too seriously.
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Just a slice of life, a road trip with Wonder Woman. My WeblogPoMo2024 post for Saturday.

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@pratik No Spoilers! I won't be able to watch the final until Monday night. I'm glad to see your high rating.

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@dhester The grownups were convinced that KISS stood for Knights in Satan’s Service

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This Week's Bookmarks - Your musical taste, Habits, Reverse Dictionary, Floppy Disks, Random entertainment, No car vacations, Subplots cut from movies amerpie.lol
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Saturday and time for an update to my /now page, featuring a great novel/audiobook, three TV shows, links to 16 blog posts, the best work pants and the crazy websites I added to my personal bookmarks this week. Enjoy!

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@dhester I remember during the great Satanism scare of the 80's how some of the olds of the time were so against something as innocent as D&D.

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@zkarj It's quite nice. I love photographing birds and I know how much fun it can be to find just the right processing touches to really bring them out in a picture.

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Today on AppAddict - Velja Browser Picker - a free and open-source app that opens URLS in the correct app (Discord, App Store Teams, Zoom etc.) or in the browser of your choice. Easy to configure and use.

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From my 100 Strangers Project - Meg was sitting at a table on the sidewalk outside a bar, doing a little day drinking and having a smoke on a crisp December afternoon. Her comment when I explained my project - “How fun!”. And, she said it with a big smile. I love the reflection in the window.

A woman outside taking a drink from a glass while holding a cigarette with the same hand
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What's Your Browser Setup? Hundreds of Tabs? Multiple Windows? Something in Between? amerpie.lol
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Taken at the FiveBoroBikeTour in NYC, this cyclist was channeling his inner Elton John #photography

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I wrote an old fashioned #FollowFriday post but I gave some reasons why these 10 people from Mastodon are worthy of being added to your list. The Fediverse has been such a positive experience!

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Today on AppAddict - Zavala, a free, open source, minimalist outliner with iCloud syncing. It’s a universal app for Mac, iPhone and iPad with some features (like font selection) that even the big boys lack.

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From my 100 Strangers Project - I met Shawn and Erica at a demonstration jump by the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team who are stationed at Ft. Liberty adjacent to the town where we live. Erica was happy to pose for me. Shawn was a little reticent and reserved, but a good sport, nonetheless.

A young couple smiling for the camera
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@numericcitizen Looking forward to the review

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BREAKING: Gov Abbot pardons Daniel Perry despite Perry’s plan to kill Muslims & Black people—then succeeding in killing a BLM protestor (who was a Veteran). “All lives matter” crowd proudly celebrates killing Muslims & Black people.

A reminder once more that a system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect.

Qasim Rashid

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@ericmwalk As someone who has gone 5,253 days without drinking (for a long list of very good reasons), I can only recall one occasion in the last five years where I've been asked about abstaining. It just turned into part of who I am and no one really thinks about it any more.

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The phones of normal people do not look like your phone and the needs of normal people do not match the wants of the content generation conglomerate. The masses aren’t outraged, and they really don’t want things to change. For WeblogPoMo2024

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From my 100 Strangers Project - Stone (his name) manages this tattoo business. A few days after I shot this, I saw him again and we had a conversation. Turns out he is a photographer too. We talked about it for a while. He looked me up on Facebook and we’ve now been friends for 10 years.

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@dhester Here is a personal one for you - mastometrics.com

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@tp I'm a big fan

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Today on AppAddict - MarsEdit which makes writing and publishing to Micro.blog and other platforms a breeze. Not a subscription, thankfully, and also available on Setapp. @danielpunkass

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@petebrown What Pete said. The only thing normies don't like about the iPad is the price tag. When my school district bought an iPad Pro for every HS teacher, they all started using Chromebooks to get work done. Normies don't want what the 1% wants - ever.

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If Apple makes macOS for the iPad, how will the bleeding Edge 1% crowd show us how to “really be productive” with our tablets? When my school district bought an iPad Pro for every HS teacher, they all started using Chromebooks to get work done. Normies don’t want what the 1% wants - ever.

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I just found out that as a member of my favorite community of software junkies, AppRaven, I have the ability to create web pages with collections from the app store. Here’s the first one - Mac Apps I Own and Recommend

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@habibcham I've seen those street signs from Wales!

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@jasonekratz A couple of years before I retired, the superintendent of our school system bought iPad Pros for every high-school teacher. In order to get real work done, they all started using one of the Chromebooks we'd purchased for student use and only used the iPads to stream to the Apple TVs we put in their room.

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The story of the biggest prison escape I ever worked on, the day three prisoners went through a fence while under fire and I had to go after them in the woods with the bloodhound handler. Also known as one of the reasons why I switched careers.

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@bryan My daughter was about the same age when she discovered the same album. She's now 38 and has a Beatles poster on her living room wall.

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Today on AppAddict - CleanShot X hits the sweet spot for price and features among the many screen shot utilities for macOS, including several new features just released in version 4.7. Thanks to @mattbirchler for his video yesterday introducing them.

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From my 100 Strangers Project - I met Jenny at a craft fair, where she was smoking this big old stogie and composing poetry on a cloudy spring Sunday. How could I not get a picture of that?

A young woman, smiling, her head tilted, holding a pen in one hand and a large cigar in the other
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@MitchW If you end up taking some street portraits (or doing regular street photography), please share the results with me if you're comfortable with that. I'd love to see them.

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@ronkjeffries Here is an RSS feed of micro.blog folks - www.inoreader.com/stream/us...

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@ronkjeffries Glad to see that I am not alone! Being a voracious reader enabled me to have the career I wanted despite no formal education in it. The best gift I ever gave me kids was the love of books.

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Did you ever get in trouble in school for reading? I did…frequently. I got negative comments on my report cards for “placing pleasure reading above everything else”. Thankfully, I matured and never lost a job because of an errant paperback. WeblogPoMo2024 My Life Reading

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I write about how [Biden] is working to restore the principles of the period between 1933 and 1981, when members of both parties shared the belief that the government should regulate business, provide a basic social safety net, promote infrastructure, and protect civil rights. I write about how that liberal consensus broke down as extremists used the image of the cowboy—who wanted nothing from the government but to be left alone—to stand against “creeping socialism” that stole from hardworking white men in order to give handouts to lazy minorities and women. Heather Cox Richardson

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I’ve been maintaining a links blog since January. I use Raindrop.io’s embedded frames feature to share a collection which makes updating the page a breeze. I make it a habit to add a link a day, adding a little purpose to otherwise aimless web surfing.

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@MitchW I worked on this project in 2014-15 and the 100 Strangers name was not my idea but one that was floating around at the time. I don't have any of those business cards left but it was nothing more than a photo, my email address and a website with a .photo top-level-domain name, that hasn't been online in years. When I have photos of people laughing it's just something that happened organically in my conversation with them or they're nervous laughers. I tried to have a patter and sometimes it clicked better than others. I have a complicated history with photography and wrote about it here.

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Today an AppAddict - Maestral, a free, open-source Dropbox client that lets you keep your files whereever you want, allows selective sync and doesn’t count against your three device limit. Works with paid and free Dropbox accounts.

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From my 100 Strangers Project - Eric and his partner were waiting for breakfast outside a busy diner when I approached them. He seemed kind of grumpy and I didn’t think I was going to get this one, but she told him it was OK, so in the end I got my man.

A man appearing to be in his early 30's wearing sunglasses and a winter hat. Not smiling
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@MitchW I promise I'll answer your questions tomorrow. I live on the east coast and Im already in bed right now. LOL In the mean time, here is a short post I wrote about transitioning from traditional street photography to street portraits. louplummer.lol/post/abou...

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Just read my first story about the cool stuff they get in the EU that the rest of the world does without and now I have a little bit of an attitude. I want a real iOS clipboard manager too dammit.

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Pretty much. I had a business card (although I'm not a pro) when I was working on this project that had my contact info and the web site where I was posting the pictures. I had a little spiel about it that I'd blurt out. Almost everyone I ever asked said yes. A couple were kind of begrudging but they let me shoot any way.

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@petebrown Was it Plinky? I never heard of it until yesterday and suddenly everyone was linking to it. I didn't install it either - too expensive and no functionality I don't already have in Raindrop.io

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@aa I see from Scribbles that this is the last Monday you'll have to put up with this nightmare. That should make your future Monday morning gratitude lists easy to compose for a while.

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@davemark Back in the Napster days I managed to compile the Rolling Stone top 500 albums of all time, spending way too much time in iTunes meticulously editing metadata. I feel totally guilty about that now as a more mature and responsible adult, but damn it was fun.

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@petebrown @JohnPhilpin Back when Apple was a true enterprise company, making Xserve rack mounted servers and releasing its own serverOS yearly, I had many an Apple engineer tell me that the company was done fixing the current version so that it could concentrate on the next release. We were basically told to live with the bugs until we could pay to upgrade.

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@davew Me too. I use the hell out of archive.ph to get around that mess. There is also a browser extension.

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@DaveyCraney @pratik If you really want to get into the weeds with this, download an app called AppRaven. It's an app for reviewing and rating apps, pretty meta. The developer will import your history into the app and you'll get all kinds of info on the stuff you've downloaded including apps that are no longer in the store.

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@pratik I wish I had a way to tell how many iOS apps I've deleted within five minutes of downloading them. I'm sure there are hundreds of them. It doesn't take me long to determine if something is not for me. My first free apps were much like yours and I still have five out of the first six - Wikipanion AP Mobile - Breaking Local, National & Global News GoodReader for iPhone Pandora: Music & Podcasts aSleep (a white noise app) Facebook