Santa arrived early at work this year.
Santa arrived early at work this year.
Art at Stockholm’s Metro Central
Sending out a tweet when a podcast starts live streaming or when a new episode is posted makes sense. It helps a lot of people noticing. But telling the listeners of the show that the best way to contact the hosts is via Twitter seems less true. e-mail, a Slack channel or subreddit would work just as well.
I think that especially if a more or less recurring segment on a show is complaining about how twitter is a toxic hell stew that more or less enabled Donald Trump, a person that the hosts paints out to be more or less Lucifer himself, to get elected as POTUS then the hosts really, really should reconsider whether they want to funnel more communication through twitter and thereby helping the service continue on.
I’ve been at home with Ebbe for most of today and he’s been quite cranky so I haven’t had much time to think about today’s photo. Just as I was heading for bed I looked around and as I was about to give up I encountered a familiar shadow.
I think the takeaway from that is that the indieweb needs to be as fast and easy to post to as the silos.
This photo seems like a good seasonal one, since the season is quite ambiguous here right now. The calendar says it’s fall but the sub-zero temperature and the frost and snow doesn’t seem to agree.
This is my liquid for the photo challenge. A plain and simple Coke as I’m sitting down behind the trusted old Yamaha 01V96 to mix a discussion panel on filmmaking. Good stuff!
Up close with a Focusrite ISA preamp.
I had originally planned to make a similar photo with a mixing console that I introduced to my students today but time ran out and I needed to get home before the kids bedtime so this was the closest thing I could find in my office.
Today I’ve taken one of our cars, a Saab 9-3, to the repair shop for some service of the block heater. Important stuff when the Swedish winter is approaching.
This photo is my contribution to today’s theme for the photo challenge is ”On the move”
Two parts gin, one and a half part Cointreau and one part freshly squeezed lemon juice. Shake until freezing cold and you’ve made yourself a White Lady, a truly tasty cocktail.
I don’t think it’s the best tv show ever but certainly one of the most memorable.
I pass this wire pole almost everyday when I’m walking with Ebbe for his nap and I’m fascinated by how it looks. There something about it that reminds me of Twin Peaks: The Return.
The only squares I’ve spent much time with today are the square keys of my MacBook Pro as I’m trying to figure out why my blog suddenly refuses to receive webmentions.
Even thought I, and anyone who’s likely to read this, will be long gone before this will matter it still made me feel melancholic. I guess sometimes I just don’t want to be reminded about the fact that everything will eventually end. Not just me and everyone I’ll ever known, will know or interact with, but every living thing – the universe itself – will eventually and.
Lego League in Borlänge
Testing a photo blogging workflow
I’ll tag my photos as snapshots and maybe even some special challenge tag, but I’ll get back to you on that.
Here’s the themes for the photos:
- Day 1 (Sat): “Squares”
- Day 2 (Sun): “Tasty”
- Day 3 (Mon): “On the Move”
- Day 4 (Tue): “Up Close”
- Day 5 (Wed): “Liquid”
- Day 6 (Thu): “Seasonal”
- Day 7 (Fri): “Shadow”
First, the WordPress folder wasn’t writable by the www-user.
Secondly, this needed to be done:
You have to edit the Apache conf file (in Ubuntu 14.04: /etc/apache2/apache2.conf) and change the AllowOverride setting from None to FileInfo
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
Require all granted
You may need to enable the Rewrite module:
sudo a2enmod rewrite
Maybe tonight’s the night when I start the process?
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I still haven’t figured out a good way to ”Rube Goldberg” my tweets from the Switch to my blog. It’ll likely be something really low tech in the end.
Today I made another attempt, realized I was looking in the wrong place and also where I should look an low and behold, I found it! I thought about googling it multiple times when I got frustrated but now I’m so glad that I didn’t. The feeling of accomplishment was really intense when I found it.
I’ve known for quite some time that I need to cut down on my Twitter usage. Most of the time it doesn’t make me happy, doesn’t make me feel more closely connected with my friends and doesn’t make me feel like I’m caught up on the news. In fact, the only thing it does is make me feel angry and frustrated. It keeps me in this loop of outrage, disgust and the feeling of moral superiority that so many of us are a part of and help feed.
So I need to cut back on Twitter. I started a while ago, probably a year ago, by deleting Twitterrific from my phone and computer. I allowed myself to dip back into it from time to time using Twitters horrible web interface and for a few months I kept it casual. Then I reinstalled the app for a while, removed it when I realized that it started taking up too much time again but from that point on I haven’t been able to keep myself away from browsing via the web.
That is where I am right now. I mindlessly check Twitter whenever, wherever, and I always come across something that makes me feel bad or angry or sad or outraged.
With syndication off that would mean I would just be a passive spectator and that would hopefully feel like such a waste of time that I don’t even bother going there.
Cross your fingers for me!