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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.

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Speaking of Twin Peaks: The Return, that is a show that I just can’t get out of my head. I think about it almost everyday, trying to make sense of it.

I don’t think it’s the best tv show ever but certainly one of the most memorable.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can someone test by sending a webmention to one of my posts? For instance this one: http://blog.henrikcarlsson.se/2017/11/9520/

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Test signal.

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It seems like my site has lost the ability to receive webmentions since I moved it to my VPS. I wonder that the F is going on…

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I just watched a Kurzgesagt video on how far we’ll ever be able to reach into the universe. I didn’t know and had never thought about the things in the video. Not only are we limited in how far we’ll ever be able to reach in the universe as a species, as time moves on the rest of the universe won’t even be observable from our corner of it.

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.

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Lego League in Borlänge

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Testing a photo blogging workflow

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Doug Lane has a fun idea for an informal photo challenge on Micro.blog. I love the idea of something that makes me post more photos on the blog/Micro.blog, so I’m definitely in.

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”

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Allowing rewrite of permalinks on WordPress

Turns out the problem I was having with everything except the front page was due to permalink rewrites not working. It seems three things were incorrectly setup.

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

<Directory /var/www/>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride FileInfo
Require all granted
</Directory>

You may need to enable the Rewrite module:

sudo a2enmod rewrite

Brian Milnes on StackOverflow

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It appears things only semi-work on the new server. All the backend stuff works and the front page works but no other page or feed does. Strange.

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Yep, the site is moved to the VPS now and it is indeed faster now than before.

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Holy smokes, it seems like it worked!

(This boring picture is mostly for testing purposes.)

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DNS records are now changed. Waiting for propagation and trying not to bite my nails.

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Also, I need to change my gravatar.

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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?

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Control Center on the iPhone X | Becky Hansmeyer

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If you’ve been thinking about getting in to podcasting, this is a great chance to learn some new things and check out our studio!

Things are coming together with the STREAMPDX podcast studio! … • Aaron Parecki

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As I’m moving away from Twitter, there are some things that have been locked in over there that I want to move over to my own blog. One such thing is a few screen shots from Breath of the Wild.

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.

Hero's path

Link with Tingle hat

Tingle

Hestu

Hestu is the Bestu!

Link pulls the Master Sword from its pedestal

A Gerudo guard is gendering me and, based on that assumption, stops me from entering Gerudo Town

#Mansfrifestival

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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.

A memory in Breath of the Wld

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I’ve added all microcasts from the indieweb wiki page to my microcasts OPML.

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I’ve now turned off the plugin on my blog that syndicates my posts to Twitter. I don’t know yet if it’s temporary or permanent.

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.

CPG Grey has made a great video on how we spread and feed anger and it perfectly captures how Twitter feels to me.1

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!


  1. If you don’t feel like this regarding Twitter, good for you! I’m not here to convince you to leave. Nor am I here for you to convince me that I’m wrong. 

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Pay no attention to this, it’s just a test.

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Kära Örebroare,

Idag är det inte Halloween.

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The kids are with their grand parents so Linn and I are having our first lunch, just the two of us in forever. Glorious bento! ?

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Thank you for your reply, Daniel. I’m glad you commented on my description of the environment and situation I was in.

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Thank you for your reply, Chris. I’m glad you liked the idea and I agree on how powerful it would be if feed readers picked up the conversations. That kind of integration of post and replies is one of the benefits that the silos has today.

Let me know if you do take the time and make your own microcast.

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Tänk om det var Obama som var POTUS och det var hans twitterkonto som stängts av av en anställd. De som hejar nu hade nog inte gjort det då.

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Microcast: A question about audio quality of microcasts

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That’s a really cool example of displaying comments! I have added a line about you to the IndieWeb comments page, please edit if you have more to add about the displaying behaviour.

Thanks Martijn! It got the idea for this from the P2 theme. I tried it out a week or so ago to try to solve a different problem on my blog and while it didn’t help with its intended purpose, I did really like the inline comments.

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This thing that Google does where links in search results are actually to their own URLs and not the permalinks is just pure crap!

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I just saw a year old article about Pinterest buying Instapaper. I had completely missed that.

A few years ago I was an avid Instapaper user and I cared a lot about it and its future but as I had less and less time to read the stuff I put in my queue my interest decreased.

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Microcast: On inline comments and indieweb CMSes

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Microcast: Wireless Charging

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De nakna syrierna i snön – P4 Dokumentär | Sveriges Radio on Huffduffer

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Microcast #56: Make the Mac Great Again

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(While recording this I tried so hard to not say Make the Mac Great Again or something similar. In fact, I tried so hard that when I listen back to it its absence is so clear that I just have to make that the name of the episode.)

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Girig direktör som blev kommunismens valarbetare

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