When you make fun of tacky songs about Marvel villains and Star Trek on company time…
I looked into the same thing a few months ago and nothing was quite what I was looking for (lightweight with albums and indieweb metadata) Piwigo was the most promising candidate I looked at, but I never quite got around to trying it out.
This is a helpful list:
I’ve been contemplating building my own photo gallery setup on top of Eleventy, though. It’s really flexible.
And I just remembered I ran into exactly the same problem on one of my hobbyist pages a couple of months ago, only with a completely different stack generating the file and a completely different program reading it.
No wonder I didn’t think of it at first.
1. See a bunch of broken characters in output.
2. Set up test case to explicitly convert latin1 to utf8.
3. Baffle at the inability to break the test case in the way the real code is broken.
4. Look at HTTP headers on real code.
5. Delete testcase & fix the damn header.
Because these days buying single-use foo would be irresponsible.
Coffee places: we want to look busy to attract more customers, so we want to have an engaging place for people to stay, with tables for conversations, and counters, WiFi and electrical outlets for computers.
Also coffee places: we want to follow the modern design trend of ALL THE ECHOES ALL THE TIME.
yeah, that checks out
And the expendable sunglasses have done their job. I’m torn between “Great, now I don’t have sunglasses for a few days” and “Good f*ing riddance”
In other non-alcoholic beer news, Stella Artois makes a surprisingly good one. Which is probably why I’ve only seen it on the shelf once.
Reminded me of the time I actually did get carded for buying root beer, back in the day.
Um, yeah, i can show you my id, yes i’m over 21, no i don’t need to be to buy anything in my cart
Apparently you can’t buy “non-alcoholic dry hopped brew” at the self checkout either, I guess because the word beer appears on the label after the words “not a” instead of “root.”
This cricket hitched a ride inside on a jacket. I snapped a picture for #iNaturalist (yes, really), then started to pick up the jacket to take it back outside. It jumped onto my other hand. But it stayed there while I walked to the door and opened it with my other hand…and it jumped off as I was stepping outside.
#Clover. One flower out of a field.
And in related news, this confirms that @pixelfed now supports image uploads from @Tusky !
(That’s been the one thing missing from just using the Pixelfed website on my phone: it works great in a browser or as an installed PWA, but uploads can only start in the website. You can’t start with a photo gallery and share images to the site or PWA.)
Food, weird branding
Kid: I hate this almond milk non dairy version of Phish Food ice cream!
Same kid: keeps sneaking the non-dairy phish food while we’re not looking.
I was listening to the Bard’s Tale IV soundtrack (highly recommended) today and started thinking about the game, and how I posted my first impressions but never came back to say anything about the game after playing it through.
Short version: Enjoyable mix of retro mechanics and new gaming capabilities, *great* soundtrack, emphasis on strategy rather than just overpowering, some clunky bits even after the “Director’s Cut” update.
Long version: https://hyperborea.org/reviews/games/bards-tale-4/
Apparently Skechers has a hiking shoe called “Terrabite”