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@Gargron, any kind of issue with the API, or did my web host somehow end up on a blacklist?

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But, why? "cURL error 7: Failed to connect to mastodon.social port 443: Connection refused"

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The fediverse is a public forum.

Your posts are only as secure as the admins of every instance that your home server federates with, in terms of private and followers-only messages.

If you're going to talk about sensitive information, keep it to Signal or other secure 1-on-1 channels.

Assume that everything you post to the fediverse, is being scooped up by multiple gov agencies around the world.

The Milan scrape was only notable because they made their findings public.

If a university scraping feeds did it, it's safe to assume other, bigger organizations have been doing it for much longer.

My music drive is acting up, too. *checks HDD prices online* Damn, those things got affordable!

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Good thing the dude that rear-ended my car three months ago, or rather, their insurance, still owes me some, uh, well over two thousand.

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I’m kinda looking for a decent horn ensemble VST. Also, I’d love to order a totally broken Orville Les Paul or something from Japan one day, and fix it. But then I need a microwave oven, too. And a kitchen countertop. 💶💶💶

Pick It Up! is an independent documentary film about the rise in popularity of ska music in the 1990s. skamovie.com/

(janboddez.tech/notes/41129c242)

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Fix something small that gets in your way. Sew on a button, clean a grimy keyboard.

(Had to quickly disable some debug/SQL logging because of a permissions thingy, but the updated defaults should just work. I think.)

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Just set up a new, working Docker-powered Aperture/Watchtower/Camo instance with these exact instructions! 😆 Main thing still missing, except maybe better docs, is an example NGINX config.

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Fedi rule of thumb: If a server touts free speech in its About box then that's a paddlin'

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Arbitrary thing kinda squicking me out. 

This is the only handmade section divider in the bookstore, and it gives me the feeling that someone somewhere is using a piece of rough cut plywood as a murder weapon.

Now all I can think of is what it's like to die of splinters.

In fact, looking at the Semantic Linkbacks source, it _should_ be possible to "more cleanly" override its `comment_text_excerpt` callback (by detaching it from the `get_comment_text` and `comment_excerpt` hooks, and hooking in a function of our own). One day. /cc @ton

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I removed the gargle analytics code from erambler.co.uk before the holiday and haven't missed it. I never thought to check how many readers I had anyway.

Now it's time to get rid of disqus to excise the last of the tracking code and I'm strangely resistant. It's been 4 years since someone last commented but I still feel like I *want* people to validate me by commenting. #IndieWeb #staticsite #egoism #surveillancecapitalism

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Let’s see if I can get “Webmention comments” on my earlier post on how to modify my Mastodon crossposter’s behavior to include a bit of context, too, like the pingbacks of yore.

(janboddez.tech/notes/ab0716dc4)

Statamic’s “Why?” page, oh my. Why would anyone _need_ Advanced Custom Fields? I’ve never used it. Adding meta boxes is darn easy—somewhat repetitive, I guess, but easy. (And adding bare custom fields even easier. Pretty much comes down to `update_post_meta($post->ID, 'whatever_custom_field_name', $some_value)`.)

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