Finished disconnecting a blog from Facebook and Twitter, and fixing its connection to Tumblr.
Amusingly, while FB, Twitter & Tumblr all broke, the LiveJournal Syndicated Feed I haven’t touched in 13 years because I don’t want to have to log in and agree to the Russian terms of service…is still functional.
Probably because it’s just something on their end polling the RSS feed.
The Mastodon bot I set up using the RSS feed and IFTTT sometime pre-Covid (checks notes: 2017????) still works too.
“Between hordes of scalpers and website outages, The Pokémon Company’s Van Gogh collab wound up being a big headache for collectors”
Yes, they had a Pokemon event at the actual Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
#pokemon #museum #VanGogh
That said, I’d really like to see Porter in the Senate.
“Will [famous person] finally do [thing they already did, months ago?]” would be funnier if they hadn’t already done the thing.
Since the power plant was officially slated for decommissioning a few years back, the new local hot button political issue has been where to route a planned Metro extension: along a major commercial street, or along the existing right of way through residential neighborhoods. Which would be cheaper and done sooner. But, again, routed through residential neighborhoods.
And, it turns out, a hidden WW2-era graveyard. 🤦♂️
Told the WordPress survey that one of my three must-have plugins is the Classic Editor
WordPress Opens 2023 Annual Survey
Insightful and (ironically) gut-punching post from @Catvalente on the way we — as humans in general — think about pain.
“The idea that pain is punishment is at the core of humanity's nasty little habit of turning its back on itself and we've been doing that for quite some time now. For all of the time, really.”
“How are you so good at the murder bug drinking game????”
Don’t get me started on “Your software is up to date! Last checked 1 minute ago!” when the last check happened in the 2 seconds between the device waking up and the wifi connecting, and hitting reload immediately discovers that yes, there is in fact an updated version available and has been for the last several days, we just told you it was current because we couldn’t be bothered to update the message according to how long ago the check was made or whether the check actually went through.
Popped over to Twitter to delete the last handful of posts I left there when I deleted most of them back in December. Decided to leave two for now, though I might still delete them before the new TOS takes effect.
Oct 2008: “If only the super high-tech jet fighters had identified, clarified & classified, they’d have seen the attack for what it really was.”
Nov 2022: “Weird, it’s almost like the needs of a “town square” for people to communicate and exchange ideas aren’t compatible with the incentives for a single for-profit entity to maintain it.”
“As of 08/20/2023, your Minecraft Realm “Oops! I didn’t mean to make this” has been deleted.”
Related question for those who still have #twitter on their phones and are willing to look at the technical situation a bit:
Does the X app still save settings and other data in a twitter-named folder, or has that been renamed too?
Because if it's been renamed, I bet they didn't bother migrating drafts from the old location.
Questions for people still using #twitter (and still using them on your phone):
1. Can you still save and review drafts on your phone?
2. Can you still see drafts from before the X rebranding?
I missed this article on the libwebp vulnerability the first time through, but I really have to appreciate this line after a list of high-profile projects and the versions with it patched:
“The number of affected software packages is too large to check all of them.”
Most of it comes down to the conflict between “My server, my rules” vs. “I demand that your server provide me an audience.”
It’s been said before: social media is where you spend half an hour typing the perfect broadcast message, then decide it’s not worth posting after all and delete it.
Still reluctant to sign a petition, even when I agree with the intent (pushing a company to divest from fossil fuels), when the wording includes bullshit statements like “natural gas isn’t natural, it’s methane.”
Yeah. Methane. WHICH OCCURS NATURALLY. AS A GAS.
“Anyone know a solution to this problem?”
“Why don’t you use this solution to a different problem?”
“Hmm, maybe it’s because that’s not the problem I’m having.”