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Why you should have a blog (and write in it)

Writing is a way of sharing knowledge and a way to increase opportunities for learning to other people.

If you notice, the internet of today is basically made of a couple of big websites that try to gather every content there is. Have you ever talked to an older person that thinks Facebook IS the internet? Yes, that’s exactly what I am talking about.

“If everybody starts to create their own website, we will start the long and essential process of taking back the control of the Web: the Web is ours to use it as we like, and not to be controlled by half dozen of mega industries with their opaques algorithms.”

Love from belief, not fear

Sunday Soother: Do you love from belief, or from fear?

I believe you can start that creative project. I believe you can make that move. I believe you can ask for that need to be met, to set that boundary, to have that hard conversation. I believe you can climb that mountain, walk that path, swim that ocean. You can do this. You were made for this. I believe in you and your capacity to do the thing. Now let’s get going.

I love this entire idea about focusing on positivity of new pursuits and life changes. I’m as guilty as the next person at finding all the cautionary tales and warnings about failure.

What, instead, if we shifted into loving from fear, into loving from belief?

I will try to love from belief rather than fear more often. And try to identify when I’m loving from fear instead of belief. The feedback loop of positivity can get kickstarted just like a fear loop.

A Genuine Labor Day Miracle

 I can actually now use the Internet the way it’s currently being used by people — still slower than most, but with enough speed to get it done. That’s progress, here in rural America.

A Genuine Labor Day Miracle

John Scalzi shares a snippet of rural American internet in 2020. This is the reality 60 miles outside our nation's capital. And millions of other homes across the country.

For all the talk of remote learning and working. There's a conversation not happening around how this isn't possible.

Welcome to Rural Internet.

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12/29/2019 09:10:35 PM

MillennialLifeCrisis offers up a good reminder about Doin' it for the gram…

Sometimes those cliff-hanging dare devils are only daring with their photo cropping skills.

12/02/2019 04:44:22 PM

Joshua Specter linked to a post in his newsletters saying When You Follow Someone New On Social Media, Post About It

Let’s say you find someone interesting to follow on social media. Awesome. Now, spread the word about them.

And today, Spained-based tech and short story writer Riccardo Mori, pointed me to Mr. Mobile Michael Fisher…

So there’s two to start with.

The Redskins have done the unthinkable and lost Washington - The Washington Post

Washington has discovered that champions can live here. So why tolerate, let alone support, an atrociously run and constantly embarrassing franchise with a moral compass that is as twisted as a corkscrew?

Perfectly sums it up. Capitals won the Stanley Cup in 2018. The Mystics won the WNBA Championship this year. The Nationals won the World Series this year. The Redskins can’t score a touchdown.

Pokemon: Roku Reboot Edition

Is your Roku acting up after buying Pokemon Sword or Shield?

Apparently the Pokemon game on your Nintendo Switch sends traffic similar to what Roku uses and the Roku streaming stick is too dumb to figure that out. So it freaks out and crashes.

Fix is to play Pokemon game with Switch offline (airplane mode) or move the Switch and Roku to different networks.

10/28/2019 09:54:13 AM

If you’re looking for a less anxious November, CJ is going to post 30 tips in 30 days to decrease your anxiety.

09/11/2019 04:59:49 PM

This is my house.

08/14/2019 09:54:42 AM…

I published my own thoughts on Luke Smith’s post about Destiny 2 from yesterday.

Simple Stoicism

Good post on Stoicism - I found from a comment on Potatowire’s site

Boiling it down The easy 1, 2, 3 of stoicism may be presented as: If you can change it, it doesn’t deserve your worry. Go ahead and make the change. Just do it! If you can’t change it, it doesn’t deserve your worry. You can’t fix it, so why stress?2 If you worry about it anyway, you are simply inviting it to tyrannise and traumatise you, indefinitely. Rumination is the worst.

Simple Stoicism.

My Simple Space – WordPress plugin

Disk Space, Database and Memory Usage in the dashboard.

Source: My Simple Space – WordPress plugin |

I’ve been going back and forth with Dreamhost about the amount of memory my sites have been using. I was able to get things under control this week and asked support if they had any recommendations for ways I could keep tabs on the amount of memory my sites were using.

Since I’m on a shared hosting plan, I can’t control the server. But Conor from Dreamhost Support was able to point me to this plugin.

Once installed, it sits on the WordPress dashboard and keeps me updated with how much space my site is using as well as the total memory allowed and what it’s currently using. It’s a nice way to keep tabs on memory usage.

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A Conspiracy To Kill IE6

IE6 users represented around 18% of our user base at that point. We understood that we could not just drop support for it. However, sitting in that cafeteria, having only slept about a few hours each in the previous days, our compassion for these users had completely eroded away. We began collectively fantasizing about how we could exact our revenge on IE6. One idea rose to the surface that quickly captured everyone’s attention. Instead of outright dropping IE6 support, what if we just threatened to?

Source: A Conspiracy To Kill IE6

I salute these brave developers inside YouTube for pushing the web forward and leaving IE6 behind.

04/30/2019 12:54:09 PM…

Trying out this plugin in conjunction with Micro.Blog posting.

Skills for Kills, Agent

This is how I will describe the Crackdown series to people unfamiliar with it.

I do the things that I’m designed to do: Punch dudes, shoot dudes, squash dudes, explode dudes, run dudes over in my car, throw dudes off high ledges. Each time an enemy dies, he renders up pretty, colorful bubbles that flutter pleasingly toward me. These are upgrade points that level up my various skills. So I become better at punching, shooting, and squashing at a rate that is comparable to the increasing menace of my opponents.
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