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Jason Becker
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Jason Becker
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@manton this is really common, unfortunately. A lot of web stuff that is all thrown behind “best practice” to guard against some kind of attack vector that makes 0 sense.

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@pratik I know you are, but given your desire to not “leak” and automate cross posting but not have it be an all or nothing, I sort of feel like you’re saying you have distinct streams of content, so I wonder why not make that blogswitching? I’m not sure there’s much advantages to what you seem to be trying to do to have a singular collection, but that does seem possible. Just sort of thinking outloud about what you’ve been trying to do, and it really feels like “have 2 or 3 blogs, each with their appropriate subset of content” is the way to go. Maybe another way is post everything centrally, put in a category, use those category feeds to create 2-3 separate blogs, and those blogs auto cross post. Could also let you alter the feed for the content you want in each of those blogs.

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@pratik I feel like at this point what you should do is have your five free accounts each exist for one of your identities, and if you want it all on the main blog, use the feeds from those sub-blogs to make the “full” site. Cross post as appropriate from the sub-blogs, and use the select a blog for a post feature to decide where things go.

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Capturing what it’s like to be young json.blog
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@pratik my gut is that until this is out of “beta”, those features are separated so people using the old Threads manual cross post can do that without an actual connection.

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I’ve been pretty sure my next guitar should be a tele (or T-type), but the Jim Adkins JA90 and PRS NF3 are both catching my eye. The P90/overwound pickups have me very curious, especially since I used an overwound Fralin SP43 in my G&L Legacy. 👀

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So we’ve just given up on inflation meaning… well… inflation, and just accept everyone says inflation but means prices, huh? And we’ll vote for people who say they’ll lower prices even though that would drive us into a deep recession?

Cool.

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Our new record player is here. It’s close to setup— I have to clear out a part of our TV stand/cabinet to fit it in next to the receiver and plug everything in tomorrow. Then I’ll level the turntable and get the time arm balanced. Should I play MONO - Oath or We Lost the Sea - Departure Songs first?

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@pratik it does seem, for better or worse, that European law doesn’t quite work like this. I’m shocked at how much discretion is in the hands of bureaucrats to determine compliance and that they don’t seem to have to articulate what they want. They seem to just get to adjudicate on a case by case basis for as long as they want.

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Yeah, The Wonder Years covering Deadbolt is as good as everyone says.

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Apparently we had a huge flying cockroach on the fourth floor. Where did this fucker come from? Please don’t bring friends.

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Whether you want to access porn or not, the idea of creating a huge target database with this kind of sensitive information is insane. Device-based age verification feels obvious and safe for a number of uses.

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@manton jsonbecker there too. Cant wait to not have to open that app.

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@pratik I thin my that’s a little unfair. I won’t talk about Israel and Gaza online if I can avoid it. The stakes are deeply personal and my knowledge and experience extends well beyond the folks who learned about the Middle East on October 7th. I just don’t want or need to have that conversation in a few hundred character snippets. And I don’t think it’s my job to teach people about it. Not all advocacy is for all times and all spaces— or at least it doesn’t have to be.

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So far, 37 is filled with a lot of “so, it’s just going to feel like that from now on, huh?”

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@humdrum I’m not especially concerned about that. I prefer RSS for easy, fast, and high readability. Most sites like that give me a reason to click through, at least some of the time. I do think there are some RSS readers that let you default to loading the page.

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@pratik I should read Kottke more. Drum is in my RSS. The Verge is one of the few homepages I do go to. I never built a Techmeme habit.

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@chipotle yeah, that’s a habit I won’t break, but I am mostly no longer reading the comments at least.

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For the first time in my life, I have an idea for an app that would be worth learning Swift for. I don’t think I’m going to do it (yet), but now I have a project for some future sabbatical or involuntary interregnum between jobs.

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I’m now writing a riff at a rate of about one per week that I want to bring to the band. It’s the most creative I’ve been in a very long time.

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Because of the way that I use RSS and social media applications, I rarely open a browser and just browse. What are the sites you head to directly in your browser every day?

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@pratik I was just listening to an episode of the Ezra Klein show about how there’s more divide between those who are engaged and those who are disengaged than between members of opposing parties who are engaged. The disengaged tend to be focused on an entirely different set of issues.

I’m not sure this is the right parallel, but it sure has me thinking.

My gut is mostly people are yelling about AI because it’s a new way to signal what team you’re on— we already know what team you’re on when it comes to everything else. And the internet is just about getting points.

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I remember how it felt realizing I was past the age that red eyes work for me. I’m officially past the age that jet lag is no big deal. Not loving this part of aging.

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Jerusalem Demsas interviewed by Felix Salmon on The NIMBY Catch-22 is fabulous.

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Love when it’s late and I’m exceptional tired and uncomfortable after a cross country flight and the Lyft driver just doesn’t follow GPS.

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@manton sitting out on the field there and getting some fresh oysters is one of the great pleasures in life.

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A good short post on how supply cannot solve housing costs immediately. But it also makes another key point: you’re not going to be the cost of construction with supply. We can use reform to decrease the costs of construction, but that tends to be seen as a developer handout.

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Purposely downloaded some stuff before flying onto my iPad on the Plex app. Made sure it said 100% complete before leaving. Guess what was not complete and downloaded? Sigh.

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The treatment of transgendered youth (and adults, of course, but fucking children!) in this country is the most vile, cruel shit out there and people who think that this is something the left should bend on are not my people.

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@stupendousman I think when we say “how history will judge us” what we mean is “with the power of hindsight, will we have done the right thing?” I don’t think it’s about doing something because of how others judge you— it’s about making the right decision today that will hold up into the future. Sometimes that’s clear, like with electing Biden over Trump. Sometimes it’s much less clear.

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@KimberlyHirsh hope you were somewhere fun and affordable…

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This is about to be fun.

A screenshot from Flighty showing our plane diverting around a string of intense storms.

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Planes have great airflow, but they’re also great places to add UV to clean germs. I guess the technology on planes change slow, but still surprising we didn’t see this improvement during the heights of COVID.

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@patrickrhone yeah, I mean I’m generally a fan of fewer restrictions to build denser housing, period. We get 5 over 1s largely for code reasons, and if we want different dense housing, we should change our code which often doesn’t make sense (e.g. two isolated stairways). That said, 5 over 1s largely belong in denser corridor, A streets and cities, and there’s plenty of other forms that can happen on B and C streets.

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@patrickrhone oh this seems like maybe sense is prevailing in the world. I’ll try not to read too much into it.

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I know our trip was a success because Elsa said the magic millennial words, “I could live here.”

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A story about 5 over 1s is on the front page of Hacker News and I am exercising every ounce of restraint to not read what I am sure is a dumpster-fire comment section.

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I never feel more dumb than trying to work with my calendar when I am not in my home time zone.

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@ronkjeffries I think we’re years away from a folding phone. I think the mini is just already “good enough” for the majority audience that buys them.

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@jarrod if the mini had been more recently updated, I’d consider it. The 16” Pro I need to carry for work really makes me not want a second laptop. But the Mac Mini at home is my favorite computer. Having my newish job be this locked down sucks.

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I am struggling with a few blog posts in draft right now that may never get completed. One of them is about how I’m coming to value beauty. I think there’s something twisted in Western conceptions and values of beauty that means only the rich get to live suffused with it.

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@pratik yup. And we’re going to walk right back there because Biden didn’t… I don’t know get mean enough with Israel? Because that’s what Trump will do? Or you know, Biden didn’t magically pass laws that Manchin and Sinema wouldn’t support and/or required 60+ votes? The electorate is some mix of ignorant and insane.

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@pratik the idea of accepting Trump because a very narrow victory you won’t contribute to or expand doesn’t give you the power to reshape society… I just cannot relate to this shit.

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@mandaris yeah it’s more reminding me why algorithmic timelines can be bad. Somehow Threads is convinced I mostly want to see posts arguing about Star Wars and its crazy out there.

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@SimonWoods I actually think it’s great? It’s a sign to me that they are not out of touch just because the community they are in has different preferences. From a product and marketing analysis standpoint (when talking about mass market), they’re 100% right.

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@manton took me a bit to get into it, but I loved the vision of the future in that book.

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@Havn it’s not a problem because it’s your style, but it’s funny seeing just how much you use bold and italics, and how that becomes an important feature in your messaging.

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@Havn send without sound is so weird to me. Send later is a little weird too. My attitude has always been that every device and phone gives users tons of power to control whether they get notified or have sound. The receiver should decide. Not me. 🤷🏻‍♂️

I appreciate the post even if I found it personally unconvincing, which is probably part of why these apps aren’t talked about the same way. I’m the guy always trying to get my personal network to move to a thing and failing. So the fact that nothing comes up in any of these apps or services that would push me toward that huge uphill climb (or make me think it can reduce the climb for the people I’d be dragging a long), really means to me that this one is different.

Anything that requires a network effect, especially a personal network, just has a huge hump. The US market as a whole is still shaped by the fact that we had free or cheap unlimited SMS plans. Once the mote exists, it’s rarely crossed.