@tiffany Interesting. It seems like they’re a bit expensive in the EU, compared to IKEA’s similar bulbs but it seems these are more capable. I’ll need to look into them more. (I’m currently very much into smart bulbs.)
@furstenberg Happy birthday to her! I know the feeling as well. My daughter is about half a year older and there is no limit to what she can do. Yesterday she argued that she wouldn’t need to go to preschool and that she could stay home by herself all day.
Iris, my four year old, has convinced herself lately that she loves Star Wars. A few years ago she got a book called ”When Rey met BB-8” which is a child-appropriate version of the scenes in ”The Force Awakens” where Rey is introduced and where she mets BB-8. The book ends just prior to Unkhar Plot’s goons trying to steal BB-8.
I’ve read that book to her a lot and she knows that I really like Star Wars, so I think that is why she really wants to like it as well. So a few weeks ago, after getting tired of reading that book *every night*, I suggested that we’d try to find a comic book version of the whole film and read that. So we bought that from Comixology and since then, whenever I’m the one reading to her at night, we’ve slowly made our way through ”The Force Awakens*
Tonight we read the lightsaber duel between Rey and Kylo Ren and I asked her if she wanted to see it in the movie, which she did. So we watched that scene on the iPad and at least according to herself, she liked it and thought it was exciting but not scary.
So fingers crossed that she won’t have nightmares tonight and that she still wants to like Star Wars tomorrow.
@Gabz Interesting that you like Cortex and not H.I. I first imagined your dislike of it was related to Grey himself. A friend, whom I got to listen to Cortex, described him as an “alpha geek douchebag” and I think I get how he can come off as that to some people.
Anyway, I’m not here to argue. It’s always interesting to see how peoples taste differs and how to people who both like one thing can have wildly differing opinions about something else that’s still very similar. :)
@manton Thanks for posting this. I hadn’t heard about Inctober before and while I will not be participating, your post made Linea pop back up on my radar. I’m sure I heard about it when it was first released but back then I didn’t have neither an Apple Pencil nor an iPad that supported it.
Now I have both a new iPad Mini and a Pencil, so I’ve been sketching in Linea for fun for quite some time today.
But the series 5 is the model so far that’s most likely to get me to buy one. The always on display takes care of the single most annoying thing about the previous ones, and one of the things that Pebble really got right, and the fact that I don’t have to pay for a band that I won’t use is another great feature.
I do need a short handle or selfie stick or something for it. Otherwise all footage will contain my hand.
The audio capturing abilities of it, even in loud environments, is great.
A few shots of me walking down halls are fun, but if all my shots are of me walking down halls that is one boring vlog.
I need some kind of narrative through line. Sure, a lot can be fixed “in post” but if there’s no footage for a narrative, then there’s really no point of making a vlog.
I need to watch more vlogs, if I’m going to make vlogs. Right now it is painfully obvious that CGP Grey’s vlogs are the only ones I watch. I even sort of imitate his speech-pattern when I try to vlog. Embarrassed
So no, there won’t be a finished vlog this time but is was fun to try.
Tonight I started playing ”Link’s Awakening” on the Switch. This is one of the games that I didn’t play as a kid, so I have zero nostalgia for it. I think that was why I had a hard time getting into it when I played it in Virtual Console on the 3DS.
It seems like the Switch version will hook me more, but it does to me like a 3DS game than a Switch game. I guess this one will shine more in handheld more than in TV mode.
@ronguest Then that’s not exactly the right solution now, but your post gave me an idea. I seem to recall FreeNAS being a software based NAS, and there are probably other similar products as well. Maybe one of those has a photo sharing feature.
@ronguest That sounds interesting, but am I right in assuming it’s for the Synology NAS only? I currently don’t use a NAS (I have an old Drobo gathering dust on a shelf) and I was hoping to solve this with either my Linode or an always on MacMini.
I’m looking for a self-hosted alternative to iCloud photo sharing for private photo sharing with the family, and I need your help finding it.
Here’s what’s great about iCloud sharing:
It’s really simple to share one or more photos using the built in Share Sheet.
Subscribers to a shared album gets notified (if they chose to) of new photos.
I as the poster get notified (if I chose to) when comments or likes happen.
The main problem is that it is exclusive to the Apple ecosystem. That excludes part of the family. If I’m going to change things up it would also be nice if the new solution was hosted on a server controlled by me.
So, a self-hosted alternative to iCloud photo sharing, with apps for viewing on both iOS and Android. Any recommendations are much appreciated.
1) Used the share sheet and selected ”Dela som fil”, which I assume is called ”Share as file” (or possibly ”Save as file”) in English. That brings up a second share sheet in which I could save it to the files app. From there I uploaded it to GitHub.
2) I’m not sure and haven’t tried it, but I assume you could use the download link on GitHub, save it so files and then open it there and chose to import it.
Be aware, the Shortcut is very much a hack solution right now. It totally butchers the result if the post you are trying to reply to originates from a non-hosted micro.blog account.