oof. Just noticed URL for my avatar picture was truncated, so I'll put it here and pin.
OK, getting some more tooling lined up for using this account.
Have profiles for this and for @emittingstate in tootstream so I can load up one or the other and make toots in my editor of choice instead of thumbing them in on the phone.
Glad to finally have a couple of accounts here, this one (@idlestate) which I expect to use like a normal fediverse account, cutlivating a list a mufos, watching the timelines and all that, and the other account (@emittingstate) in which I plan to come when I feel like being noisy and put some topic on long-form blast.
physical health (~), vaxxen
Pfizer-receiving arm definitely more sore than the flu-receiving arm.
Beginning to feel a bit more tired and perhaps a little more sore than I might otherwise expect given my level and type of activity in the last day.
Took a 500mg acetaminophen so we'll see how it goes.
First fall Friday here in my hemisphere now.
A lot cooler today, but clear again.
Dark clouds and scattered rain blew in pretty quickly yesterday afternoon in what has taken me decades to learn to identify as a "cold front" moving in.
It's not always obvious to call it a cold front in the hotter months but it sure was obvious yesterday.
started closing windows, alas
As with the sky, my mood. So maybe I can get back today to where I started yesterday.
To force the password prompt back to the terminal itself when issuing something like
gpg -a -c one can add these entries to this file:
$ cat .gnupg/gpg.conf
little bit of an operation note here for whomever it might help:
When I return to my desktop tab for toot.cat (glitchsoc) in its own container after using a mobile client in the intervening time, I've found that just duplicating the tab, closing the old one, and using the new duplicate clears out whatever cruft causes it to become very ... slow like cold syrup, but I don't actually have to log out and back in or anything.
contrast that with the deliberate withdrawal of the Cartoon Network collection recently, where the content is definitely not open, such that the withdrawal directly perverts (certainly in the US) the explicit intention of copyright and folks' hands legally are tied.
Thinking about all the hand-wringing I saw about this move and how I'm just ... agog at how little a change in hosting should matter.
If who hosts it is that big a deal, what kind of "open" is it, really?
cf also the ongoing "self-hosting" versus "self-hostable" discussion, but where, instead of individuals you have a massive network of institions with significant resources that apparently just can't be bothered
long quote on realized dystopias
Once again reminded of this upon reading Douglas Rushkoff's account of his being hired by 5 billionaires to bluesky about how they might ride out the apocalypse:
"Riding around Port-au-Prince during the day, seeing the sheer biblical scale of the destruction, this could definitely put you in an apocalyptic frame of mind. "Poor Haiti," people say, "So primitive, so backward, so far behind the times." I've been hearing about how backward Haiti is for as long as I've been going. But how about this, what if Haiti is ahead of the times? It seems to be on the leading edge of so many current trends, environmental degradation, serial ecological disasters, crumbling infrastructure, a population that exceeds resources, plus a skewed economic order that channels vast wealth to a privileged few while the great majority of people stagnate and struggle. By any objective measure, Haiti appears well-advanced on the track that the rest of the world seems hell bent on following."
The Braidwood schools refused to teach Gallaudet their methods.
he/him, itinerant amongst the instances,
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