It's weird to think that I now trust Twitter even *less* than Facebook.At …

It's weird to think that I now trust Twitter even *less* than Facebook.

At least with Facebook
– They're more likely to skirt rules instead of flat out break them. (Pretty sure they actually pay rent on time.)
– There are more people in charge who can mitigate any idle whims Zuck might have
– They give warning for breaking changes ahead of time instead of retroactively pretending it was always like that.
– They actually understand the industry they're in.

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I think the power company must queue up their “we're working on it!” …

I think the power company must queue up their “we're working on it!” robocalls to go out over time and then not clear them when the outage is fixed.

Every time the power's gone out over the last year or two I've gotten at least one call *after* the power's back on telling me that it should be fixed in the next however-many hours.

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TIL there is a #StarTrek #LowerDecks character creator.

TIL there is a #StarTrek #LowerDecks character creator.

https://www.startrek.com/replicateyourself/constructor

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Note: In Firefox, the save feature was broken and only saved the background. (It worked fine on my wife’s phone.) I took a screenshot rather than starting over in another browser.

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Heads up: #NoMansSky has a bug where if you *completely* empty your freighter inventory before …

Heads up: has a bug where if you *completely* empty your freighter inventory before buying a new freighter, it doesn't transfer your base. Apparently if you leave at least one item in cargo, it works properly.

(I, uh, found this out the hard way. I'm just glad I'd stored the exclusive tech from the expedition this started as in my starship cargo.)

Freighter base didn’t transfer from NoMansSkyTheGame

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Oh this is cool! A web app (runs in your browser) that converts your personal …

Oh this is cool! A web app (runs in your browser) that converts your personal Twitter zip archive into a searchable static website!

https://tinysubversions.com/twitter-archive/make-your-own/

credit: @darius

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I’m not using it on my own archives, since there’s a whole lot that I’d like to discard first, but if I had something I *did* want a complete public archive of, this would be better than, say, importing everything into WordPress.

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Book Formats

Responding to a poll about book formats

I like the portability of eBooks, and being able to adjust font size and such, but I really prefer to read them on an e-ink display rather than a glossy backlit screen.

There are some authors or series that I prefer to get in print form, though, especially if there’s a good chance I might go back and re-read them someday.

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Content

Responding to a post about how awful the term “content” is for everything we do online.

I can imagine web devs talking about layout vs. content as tech terms back in the day, only to have corporate marketing/legal jump on the term and run with it in the worst, dehumanizing way possible.

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I wouldn’t say it was ever a *great* term. I’m just speculating on possible etymology. It wouldn’t be the first or last time a jargon term got stretched way beyond its narrow use case.

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