@colinwalker This is an interesting coincident. My streak has been far, far shorter than yours but I was hoping to at least keep it up for a few more days to earn the Daily Blogger pin on Micro.blog. However yesterday I didn’t get around to post.
I was thinking about it multiple times during the day. I even knew what to post but due to the things we were doing in the family yesterday, which was also going to be the subject of the post, I never posted anything.
This morning when I realized that I’d broken the streak I actually posted the photo that I was supposed to post yesterday and tried to set its date to late yesterday, when I had intended to do it. It worked for the blog but Micro.blog still (correctly) registered it as a post from today. Initially it bummed me out but then I read your post and realized that the streak is not that big of a deal and then I changed the date of the post again to be the actual posting date, not the intended date.
Started watching Better Things yesterday. Seems like a fun show. It’s always great to have one of those ”half hour” shows to watch with Linn, in addition to any other longer show we might be watching or that I might be watching by myself.
I enjoy the second season of Stranger Things a whole lot less than the first one. Not sure if it is because it actually is a worse season, or because my standards tv shows have been raised by West World and Twin Peaks this year, or because it was a novelty that just worked once.
@jeremycherfas I agree that the main thing that Twitter and Facebook are good for are marketing, but I disagree that my example is an example of marketing.
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 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.
Turns out the problem with webmentions was due to my new VPS not having the mb_string extension for php installed and that caused the semantic linkbacks plugin to fail which in turn caused the webmentions plugin to do as well.
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.
I’ve been putting off moving my main site from a shared host to a VPS for what feels like an eternity. I know I got to do it because it’ll make the site a lot faster and thereby making blogging more enjoyable.
Maybe tonight’s the night when I start the process?
I’m getting back into playing Breath of the Wild again. Yesterday I started searching for one of the last lost memories. I was sure I knew ruffly where it was so I looked around like crazy but couldn’t find it, so I had to give up.
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.