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Trying to dress correctly for shirt meetings during the day and the following Death Metal gig after work, without time to go home in between, is a challenge.

Apparently I don't learn. Was about to start a movie from Plex, noticed there was a message saying "Oh, hey, there is an update!" which I applied. Everything stopped working. Bye-bye Friday evening.

The feeling when your back-up plan including roll-back of previous version actually works. That.

The hunt continues for tightening up my privacy and my old data leakage. This is what I've been up to for the last week or so.

imakethingswork.com/privacy/ad

Anyone else who dreads deleting a "Downloads" folder as it MIGHT contain something useful that you just have missed or forgotten about, and every time you see that folder you think "one day I'll go through that one..."

Oh, and yes, I have seen the "oh, you just log out and reboot and log in again when you are back up!" as that completely messes up the family settings where my phone/account is the one that manages the kids phones.

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Exactly how many times per day am I expected to sign-in to iTunes Store on my phone, especially when I'm not using it? It wakes up from sleep due to a notification that I need to sign-in. So I do. Again. And again. And again...

Wow. I had completely missed Authy and its back-ups and its multi-device functionality. Bye bye Google Authenticator.

Phew. Breaking the Gmail chains I have finally gotten my own mail server up and running for about 10 domains that ALSO is correctly configured and won't be sorted automatically as spam (that was the tricky part) if a user would e-mail a Gmail user etc.

Too often people confuse the lack of visible price tag as something that is free.

Hi @laura

Just moving out of "old" platforms and reading your post on Mastodon on your blog and considering setting up an instance-of-one.

One thought that struck me though: If I'm new on Mastodon I don't have many connections. If I don't have any connections and run my instance-of-one I will only have me in "local" and absolutely no one in the federated timeline, correct? So I'd literally be alone, no? I would hear/see no one, and no one would hear/see me...?

An interesting perspective from a 14-year old on social media. 

"There, for anyone to see on her public Facebook account, were all of the embarrassing moments from my childhood: The letter I wrote to the tooth fairy when I was five years old, pictures of me crying when I was a toddler, and even vacation pictures of me when I was 12 and 13 that I had no knowledge of. It seemed that my entire life was documented on her Facebook account, and for 13 years, I had no idea."
fastcompany.com/90315706/kids-

I am quite fed up with my Macbook Pro with the new keyboard, adding extra letters more often than not. I spend more time correcting text these days than I spend typing it originally.

I don't like mastodon.social being the landing page for mastodon/the fediverse, but I do see gargron's point about people giving up if m.s has closed registration, or having choice paralysis on joinmastodon.org. I'd really like to see joinmastodon make it super easy to sign up for instances once the registration API exists, even if that means picking a few "trusted" instances and randomly distributing signups.

Google, Thunderbird 

This might be a piece of news I missed, because I havn't been a Gmail user for a long time.

It looks like Google is now claiming that Thunderbird is an "insecure app" and turning off IMAP support - with predictably dire consequences for non-techy Gmail users who use Thunderbird as a client.

So it seems that Google is doing similar monopolistic lock-in stuff that Microsoft pioneered. Thunderbird of course doesn't display ads and so this is why Google want Gmail users using the web interface or some official Google email client which does show the ads.
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