Something @Mastodon did that I had begun to think was impossible: it got me thinking about open social platforms again.
I'm so burnt out on birdsite and facepage - even though I like many of the people I follow there. Being here and feeling encouraged to re-think some of the patterns that have been ossified on other platforms is so refreshing.
Thank you @Gargron et al.
For shits and grins we sat down and watched The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix - the new Christmas cash-in with Kurt Russell.
Dammit, it was cute and funny and did some of the typical Christmas things with a twist, and I'd totally watch it again.
I mean, low standards and all, but yeah, I'd watch it again.
“Believe Survivors” vs. “Due Process” – PiltserCowan Law LLC https://www.andrewcowanlaw.com/believe-survivors-vs-due-process/
this is my FIGHT SONG
#mastofrens are RIGHT SONG
my toots are TIGHT SONG, oh
the fediverse is TURNED ON
our threads will BE LONG
part of our FIGHT SONG
and we don't really care if the rest of birbland bleeeeeeeves
Ok I decided to rip the bandaid off and make it official: I'm switching instances from .cloud to Toot.cafe. So I'm here now, and I'd super extra love if you followed me there:
I like posting about tech and Apple stuff that might actually be helpful in your daily life, video games, art, inclusion, and occasionally social issues and bourbon. And my dog.
This is a reminder that "smart" technologies (the new term for IoT) can usually be interpreted correctly as "trackable RL behavior" technologies. See Nest, whose server data has been requested by warrant 300+ times . Nest does home security cameras with motion detection as well as thermostats.
Because most "smart" devices route all their data via web-based services (for remote monitoring, etc) that data is easily subpoena'd by law enforcement.
When a republican today says “immigration” they mean “race”. When they say “security” they mean “race”. When they say “health care” they mean “race”
@gcupc Based on your last two toots, a scene:
Steve Rogers is in Tony Stark's face (again)
Steve Rogers: "BLOCKCHAIN WON'T SAVE BUCKY, TONY!"
only caught the last bits of the #apple event, with the iPad but holy hell this Christmas is going to be insane
still need to read up on new macbook airs, mac mini, etc
Wow, Mast is a *good* iOS app for Mastodon. It looks great, has plenty of configurability, and supports all the native features I can think of.
Nerd, family guy. Web apis, Python, open web
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