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JTR. This is. (also jtr@fosstodon.org) Emacs, org-mode, TiddlyWiki, Linux, DnD, gaming... also coffee, exercise, lifestyle, photography. Also
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@cliffordbeshers I envy the low humidity right now... 🥵

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@fozstark Hey Foz, I found your blog on Micro.blog's Discover. I don't know what you (might) right about, but there are some folks here who's going through the same thing in verity of levels and express it. May I recommend Brandon? He's on my blogroll. Hope this works out for you, feel free to ask anything, and welcome aboard! :D

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Rethinking & Organizing my life with org-mode (part 4) taonaw.com
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Mouse introduced me to their friend and a guard at a local pet store last night. 📷 I’ve walked these streets a hundred times, but I don’t see the things they do. It’s like discovering a hidden world in the world I know each time.

A person with a tattoo on their arm is taking a photo of a calico cat using a smartphone in a petstore, from above
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@Miraz hope it helps. Over here in NYC we don't have this issue, but we have plenty of others

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@hollie how did the meeting go?

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How not to quit Google taonaw.com
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@numericcitizen sorry didn't realized I had typos.

I used to follow him back in the Google Plus days, he was big then and I enjoyed his stuff. He doesn't seem to have a specific website anymore (he writes in different places) and a bit harder to follow. Didn't know he's active on mastodon, so thanks for this discovery :)

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Why we fall for fake news taonaw.com
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US sues Adobe for hiding termination fees and making it difficult to cancel subscriptions | TechCrunch

So not only do you get tricked and opt into paying every month, you also can’t get out without paying for a penalty:

The government says Adobe pushed consumers toward the “annual paid monthly” subscription without informing them that canceling the plan in the first year would cost hundreds of dollars.

I’ve been using GIMP on and off, but it’s just not there.

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@numericcitizen I used to love this guy..! Be disappeared on me after Google plus went away, more or less

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@Miraz thanks for reading. It wasn't ready to hit the post button on this one.

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Stop or I shoot! taonaw.com
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@maique I read this before, and I loved it. Much truth in it.

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Finished reading: The SIGMA Surrogate by Jt Lawrence 📚

I enjoyed this book, though it failed to keep me invested enough to read the next one in the series. I might later. Jt Lawrence introduced me to a new style that I’d like to explore more: light-erotica cyberpunk from a woman’s perspective

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Civil War, 2024 - ★★★★ taonaw.com
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Rethinking and organizing my life with org-mode (part 3?) taonaw.com
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www.wsj.com/world/middle-east/gaza-chiefs-brutal-calculation-civilian-bloodshed-will-help-hamas-626720e7?mod=djem10point wsj.comwsj.com https://www.wsj.com/world/middle-east/gaza-chiefs-brutal-calculation-civilian-bloodshed-will-help-hamas-626720e7?mod=djem10point An investigation from the WSJ brings more proof of Hamas' real goals in the Gaza Strip: "It is an outcome that Sinwar foreshadowed six years ago when he first became leader in the Gaza Strip. Hamas might lose a war with Israel, but it would cause an Israeli occupation of more than two million Palestinians. “For Netanyahu, a victory would... taonaw.com
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@amerpie thank you for this. It helps framing it

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Things I don't write about taonaw.com
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What happened to "enough"? taonaw.com
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@sergio_101 hmm, it’s a bit akward to wrap your head around. Can i help maybe?

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@sergio_101 micro.blog automatically posts to mastodon (and a bunch of other places like pixelfed and tumblr) if you let it. It also offers an option to post manually, giving you a text box to add what you want. I do a combo of both, depending on the length of the post

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@bsag a good way to look at Emacs! I definitely agree as I go through a new cycle myself.

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BSAG on Emacs as life project:

You don’t go back to zero each time. Every cycle teaches you more about how you want your personal Emacs to work, about what you need and what you think you want but don’t actually use. On every cycle, the curves of Emacs get smoothed and shaped a bit more to match your grasp.

Absolutely. And as I’m going through a different cycle myself, I appreciate this post even more.

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Man I’d love some beer from this truck… 📷

A large black trailer features a graphic of a menacing creature with wings and horns holding a mug against a backdrop of an urban street with brick buildings.&10;
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@amerpie oohhhhh... This looks nice!

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@cygnoir not sure I got your email address right, so I'm trying here - can I please be added to the next analog list? I'm curious. Thanks much!

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It’s great when you can sink an hour into your online reading list without even noticing. Great blogs + good writers = an inspiring morning. Should remember to do this more often.

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Listing Homebrew programs and tools taonaw.com
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I wiped my Mac earlier today, and everything seems to be in working order, more or less. I noted a couple of my tweaks before on my wiki, and I forgot some other hidden settings that I like to have. Two of my favorite tweaks: Increase the mouse sensitivity beyond what macOS allows, and get rid of the dela... taonaw.com
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I’m planning to wipe my Mac this weekend. The main reason for this is Microsoft’s nonsense, but I also got a bit “spoiled” using Time Machine. It’s like knowing how to change a tire or check the oil in your car: you need to know how to do certain things so when you need to, you know what to do.

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Rethinking and organizing my life with org-mode (part 2) taonaw.com
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Anyone who has ever worked in IT has some horrible-funny stories about printers, right? …yes, even if it prints pancakes.

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@amerpie added it to my bookmarks to read later, because this is a good topic. For now, quick technical question: did you write the two-line summary by hand, or did you create it automatically somehow?

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I’m reading The SIGMA Surrogate by Jt Lawrence 📚, my first recommendation from StoryGraph. Strong women lead in a cyberpunk world, light erotica (sans heavy romance) thriller by a woman writer. Refreshing and fun.

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rethinking and reorganizing my life - with org-mode taonaw.com
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Microsoft vent num. 104 taonaw.com
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The problem with having an espresso machine at home is getting spoiled.

Instant coffee tastes horrible. Starbucks coffee is either too watered down or too bitter.

On my walk, I passed by a local firehouse, where they cleaned and prepared one of their fire trucks.

A fire station with an American flag and two fire trucks parked inside is visible behind a blue and white star-spangled bollard.
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Nat’s dad’s surgery went fine, and everything turned out OK. I find myself sitting on a sofa I haven’t set on for over 5 years since Nat moved in with us. The father is originally from Ukraine, and there’s food that reminds me of my childhood. The best part is the homemade pickled tomatoes. He knows how t... taonaw.com
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@rscottjones Loved the opening 😁

I settled on mb, but i have a process based on emacs that makes it very streamlined.

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@amerpie if you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend. You can try for free (without entering a credit card at all) but you'll run out of searches quick - and using Kagi is a skill that takes some time to use.

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@odd thank you :)

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@paulw from all places, I like what 404 media did. Their biggest stories are free, and almost all can be read half way before paywall.

No ads. Just a simple link to their why and how. 5 individuals that tremble giants like Facebook and OpenAI, among others.

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@Dunk Anti web I know. But whats the indie web nonsense?

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Yesterday I saw @amerpie has this to say:

For better or worse, it takes a fairly technical person to get involved in blogging. A lot of the people I read are developers of some sort

I feel like that wasn't true 10 years ago. Back then, all you needed to know was some basic HTML and a place to get some animated gifs, and presto, you got yourself a blog. These days you're either on WordPress or Tumblr (which are basically the same thing now) or Medium or Ghost or whatever other silo, or, you're a technical person that can code, at least to an extent. So in a way it's good that writing on the web is so accessible to many, but on the other, our content does not belong to us and we're just renting virtual space for our ideas and opinions.

He says:

I find it interesting to read about what people are making, although if a blog primarily consists of code blocks and inside baseball talk about the nuances of particular programming languages, I'm probably going to move on. Most people do a pretty good job at striking a balance

That's something I find true also, and I should have pointed that out in my post from a few days ago. I do enjoy some tech, but not just tech. Tech is OK, but it's not as nearly as colorful as the different special life moments I read about between one tech thing and the other.

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@Miraz excellent pictures :)

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@Miraz thanks for reading my morning grumps!

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@joelhamill at first I thought "this is not what I'm saying," but you got a point. I wrote it more as a person preaching than someone with an opinion, and while the post does have a bit of a "bite" I didn't want it to be strong to the point it takes away from the tip I wanted to share. Changed the post a bit, I think it conveys the point better. Thanks!

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@todor there was actually a game i stopped playing because of product placement - death stranding. The monster drinks were over the top.