Write.as is now #FOSS! 🎉 We've named the software behind it #WriteFreely.

WriteFreely lets you self-host a single federated blog or a community of blogs. It's written in Go / #golang, it's lightweight, and runs everywhere -- even on a Raspberry Pi! (We tried 😁)

We just launched v0.1 this weekend, and v0.2 is already coming out early this week. You can try a full demo here: pencil.writefree.ly

Get started with hosting or find a permanent instance here: writefreely.org

Fit bits are just Tamagotchis for adults but turns out you're the blob you're trying to keep alive.

No doubt there is a WWDC session video somewhere that examples the N different ways to set your hostname and how they differ and how to choose which one to use but I did not want to spend my morning learning the ins and outs of Apple's doubtless fascinatingly convoluted network stack, I just wanted to install Celery. SIGH.

Example: I want to run async jobs from a Django web server. So I need Celery. So I need RabbitMQ. So I am suddenly told to use an underdocumented system utility scutil to set a setting called HostName on my computer. I want to know what is wrong with the 2 places I have already set the computer's name, and what the consequences of setting this extremely generically named setting will be but there is nothing.

Every time I try to install or use any piece of software other than Django I am reminded of how good the Django documentation is.

[Blogged] I am scratching me head over transitioning from using the Twitter button on my blog pages and toward some kind of IndieWeb solution with syndication link.

alleged.org.uk/pdc/2018/11/03.

A PUMPKIN MAN SITS INSIDE A PUMPKIN HOUSE

IS THE HOUSE MADE OF FLESH
OR IS HE MADE OF HOUSE?

HE SCREAMS, FOR HE DOES NOT KNOW

Electrum is featured on the Kickstarter site's front page today! 😍 We've got less than 2k to go until fully funded~

Join over 750 backers to help make this uplifting all-ages mixed-race anthology, created entirely by mixed-race creators, a reality!

kickstarter.com/projects/shing

Week off work largely spent painting bits of my house and writing Django code

Location:大阪(Osaka JAPAN🇯🇵)
Osaka castle reflection at midnight.

#tokyocameraclub
#Japan

I will admit, I'm a sucker for water reflection shots. If they're reflecting brilliant reds and oranges from the autumnal canopy, so much the better! 🧡
#oregonexplored #Hillsboro

Older People Are Worse Than Young People at Telling Fact from Opinion

"An earlier study by the American Press Institute also found that older Americans were more confident than younger ones in their ability to discern fact from opinion.... the real correlation with poor performance is exposure to television news, which has fallen off among young people but remains very high among older people."

theatlantic.com/technology/arc

#uspol #filterbubble #cablenews #tvnews #newsmedia #tv #killyourtelevision

Broken wifi at home so time to try Python programming in hard mode: no Google

If your web app has separate database fields for first name and last name, you are doing it badly wrong. I'm looking at YOU, practically every Silicon Valley tech startup.

New Tardis insides are a bit mad , but I guess we have established it is easily bored and needs an outlet for its creative expression

Almost forgot to watch Doctor Who! Loved the new title sequence—very reminiscent of the original from 1963 but still super modern.

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