Notes Roll

Reverse chronological list of notes

Published on by Joe Johnston ·
Was rereading HPL’s Cool Air and, oh boy, it is racist A.F. The racism is casual and completely unneeded by the story, which is pretty weak anyway. I need a shower.
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The Affordable Care Act was a GOP initiative before it was passed by the Dems under Obama. By attacking it, the GOP validates Sanders’ position on Medicare for all, which will never be undone by SCOTUS. Can’t stop progress.
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https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-report-details-how-agency-significantly-benefits-us-economy NASA is building the world of tomorrow while supporting the world of today. I love that agency so. darn. much.
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Growlers are big jugs of beer that come with their own caps. Boston Beer Works used to sell them. Using stoppers works, of course. You can buy the Big Boi bottles too without feeling overcommitted.
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
Bad news, everybody! We have reached the end of man-sandal or Mandal season again. #toeverythingturnturnturn
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This summer, I read two adult, nonwork books: Ringworld and Jesus, Interrupted. Ringworld’s sexism was off-putting. Erhman’s content is excellent, if a bit repetitive. #summerreads
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
I am currently reading ORA’s _High Performance MySQL_, a book last updated in 2015. The book is most useful to me for re-orienting the way I think about hows and whys to measure performance. I have been using MySQL for more than 20 years now. It’s been good to me. #dba #sql #mysql
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Jason continues to reap the benefits my pestering him to learn the very excellent Mojolicious framework. Since there is only twitter and rss in my life, I have no need to consolidate chat streams.
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
For @jmacDotOrg jjohn@www:~/src/bise$ bin/bise -c conf/conf.yaml ~/sites/www/logs/access.log August 20 - September 03 Source Uniques Regulars ================================================= All visitors 503 81 RSS feed 13 8 JSON feed 32 1 Front page 316 58 From Twitter 14 0 From web searches 58 0
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
Teddy Roosevelt called the U.S. Presidency a bully pulpit, as anything the said by that office is reported by the press. It is unfortunate that the press continues this tradition when the office is used to disseminate demonstrable fallacies, infelicities, and frauds.
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
Since 1971, only three incumbent presidents failed to get re-elected. Two of them were Republicans. Two presidents have been elected without the majority of popular votes. Both were Republican. There is still time to register to vote in November.
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
#fall2020 #halloween Behold! My wife’s weighty gourds! We shan’t be found lacking during the High Holiday. https://www.taskboy.com/img/Pumpkins-August-2020.jpg
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
There are more pressing issues, but the number of white dudes over 30 hating on Disney Star Wars on YouTube vexes me. Would the prefer no Star Wars? Because that’s what they are going to get.
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
It’s not all bad: 2012 - GOP female VP nom 2016 - Dem female Pres nom 2020 - Dem female VP nom This trend was unthinkable when I was a kid. #politics #amendment19
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
Twitter makes it easy to get in squabbles and my brain makes squabbles enjoyable. As @jmacdotorg said “Twitter is potato chips.” #twitter
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
The are many funny things about Qanon, the Russian-sponsored disinformation project. The funniest is holding up DJT as someone who will *find and destroy* a nest of pedophiles. Just like suggesting Reagan was a master planner.
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
Last night, I had an Unomare, which is a variety of stress dream named for a certain Pizzaria where I used to work. This one involved being a waiter at Disney, where some of my Cape Cod friends were and exotic animals. Somehow, I made $1000 in tips.
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
Only on the doorstep of 50, do I feel like I am thinking more clearly, more rigorously than at any previous point in my life. I believe I might have gotten here much earlier if either I had less trauma as a kid or had I aggressively treated it (and my dyslexia). Do not neglect your bowels, er, mental health. #life
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
man, The Big O still turns my crank. #anime
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
I am very pleased by ST Lower Decks. Pretty much what the franchise needs right now.
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
I really need to advertise that taskboy.com accepts web mentions and come up with some help on posting web mentions on my content. Need to add WM summaries to notes pages. #plerd
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
Still, no relief from “You’ll Be Back”. Head DJ, why are you doing this to me? 🎶😭
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
this post is directly from dropbox's primitive editor. Will it mangle this unicode world? 🌐
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
this is a "test" is unicode cool? 👍
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
this is a "test"
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
this is a “test”
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
I would like the song “You’ll Be Back” from Hamilton to stop playing in my head now. Please. It’s been a solid month.
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
Using duct tape and gum, I have stitched together a system that publishes the notes I write for www.taskboy.com/notes_roll.html to Twitter. There is some latency between when the note appears on my site and Twitter, but that is a feature. #indieweb
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
Wrote my own twitter client to publish notes from here to Twitter. Will post the code somewhere at some point.
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
A lot of fighting with apache SSL offloading last night. This plerd wants to use the whim site I set up as a REST resource. This means that the SSL blog pages need to request SSL resources from whim. Whim is just a mojo process running HTTP. Apache can handle the SSL part and forward the HTTP part to whim (that's what SSL offloading is). This mostly appears to be working now, but I find that the little whim server can get overwhelm by requests from the blog. I think I need some caching here, but not sure the what the best app is for this sort of architecture.
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
Working on: * Updates to my plerd fork to support web mentions via whim * Various small Layout tweaks to plerd * Getting bridgy to post my notes to twttr (need more discovery on this) * Finishing the RPG/racism set of posts. Obviously, this needs to have the right tone and that’s tricky
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
The president just ban TikTok (https://www.cnet.com/news/trump-issues-executive-orders-with-effective-bans-of-tiktok-wechat/#ftag=CAD-09-10aai5b), which is another loathsome social media company. I have little love for any of them. However, I can’t believe there is no reaction on the “business friendly” Right to a sitting president banning a company via executive order. That seems like dangerous over reach.
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
Looking at the covid numbers in Massachusetts (https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/massachusetts), our state has made enviable progress in reducing deaths since mid-April. However, we are somewhat plateaued at where the disease was April 1. Put another way, without PPE and state-mandated closures, MA could see covid deaths soar back to its peak levels in about 2-3 weeks.
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
Man, I really have come to love using Bear as a text editor on iOS. There is a lot of competition for editors on the desktop, but Bear feels just right on mobile. Excellent work, Team Bear. #blogging #bear
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
Dear Jason, Long-time reader; first time commenter. I am concerned that your algorithm may cause integer overflows even on 64 bit hardware. Are you single-handedly attempting to move the industry to more quickly adopt 128 bit CPUs? I'll take my answer of the air. Thanks.
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
So, you **can** create a text file from Dropbox directly! But it’s not a great editor. Good, perhaps, for quick, dumb notes, like this one. I’d give it 3/5 stars for plerd-purposes. As in “editor of last resort.” #plerd #editors #dropbox
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
Indie web suffers from sparse of documentation. These efforts are welcome. Next, we need better tools for non-techies. #indieweb
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
Getting into fights on Twiiter? Why that’s my brand, man.
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
I fixed the DOM, I hope. Cheers.
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
Twenty Five Thousand. That's the number of tweets and tweets I produced for Twitter since 2008. More than enough words to have written a book instead. I am appalled.
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
As a further commitment to slow thinking, I backed down the cadence of my plerd to check for new posts/notes every 3 minutes. There is nothing that urgent that I write that cannot wait for three minutes to publish.
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
I just don't know how exciting this note is. Also, there is just too much formating with the in-reply things. Strip that, jjohn.
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
I have whim installed on taskboy.com. The installation was straight-forward. Configuring apache’s reverse proxy was more challenging, since I do not do that often. #plerd #whim
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
Start using this https://goaccess.io/ to monitor web traffic, which is what I used to do in the late 90s with perl and other tools. This version has a cute ncurses interface and is written in go. #unix #cli
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
#bear is working out well for my plerd needs. Actually sprang for a subscription (renting software is terrible but it’s a naughty world and devs gotta eat).
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
This plerd fork turned into a substantial rewrite. What I feared would be a week of work is closer to that of a month. Still wrapping my head around microformats and web mentions. Mostly there conceptually, but how to implement this with my plerd is going to take some trial and error. #plerd
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
I regress a little into posting twice on Twitter this week. I REGRET NOTHING #twitter
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Published on by Joe Johnston ·
Not very exciting, I know. But some note had to be first.
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