Dear the Facebook: You have a limit of 63,206 characters for status posts. Use it. Images containing text, unless they go over that limit, are completely pointless.
I’ve decided that this week’s work playlist is going to be The Hobbit and all three Lord of the Rings movie scores. These seem like pretty good background music to work to.
I swear, the social medias, all of them, are bound and determined to make me hate the entire human race.
I’m just now realizing I didn’t install the GitHub greasemonkey script by Jamie Teh on the new computer and I’m going to pay for that mistake by having to sign in again and re-verify because GitHub does stupid, stupid things in their navigation menu, and as a result of this, instead of “issues” being clicked even though the screen reader saw that as the focus, “sign out” was clicked. All I wanted to do was leave a follow-up comment on an issue before the week gets started and things get too hectic, since time is of the essence on this. It’s too early for this and I hate you so much right now GitHub. If you were a person, I wouldn’t even share coffee with you. I probably wouldn’t even let you in my house. Actually, no, scratch that, I definitely wouldn’t let you in my house, and I’d strongly encourage you to go play in traffic.
So apparently Vorail is changing to a subscription model. Example 6937 of the unsustainability of no-cost. Time for another blind migration I guess.
Current status: Updating my Apple Watch. This reminds me of downloading mp3s from Napster in the early 2000’s when home broadband was barely better than dial-up.
Back home. Dinner was excellent.
Dinner with Wil and Denise and the crew.
Cigarettes and beer
Getting this done late today.
Denise is in town, need to make sure my crown is safe.
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition, I found my GitHub recovery codes I am so happy right now!
Dear the Facebook: You are out of your mind if you think I’m going to buy your new smart speaker that combines the Amazon Echo with a camera that follows me around the room while I talk to my Facebook friends. Seriously? I mean, really, you’ve had so many problems with privacy and data protection and selling data to the highest bidder that I’ve just quit counting, and you really think I’m not going to go out of my way to persuade my friends and loved ones not to buy this thing? I think I need some of what you’re smoking because that is some high-grade shit right there. I’d rather chew on broken glass than buy two spy boxes in one and put it in my house.
It’s late and I have not had dinner yet and my lunch was small so I am having chicken alfredo with motzarella and a salad with jiro meat and a chocolate brownie. @billboules is right Uber Eats will get you in trouble.
The Mormons are doing another social media fast, and I think this is a wonderful idea. I have two conferences this week that I really should pay attention to for work, but I think regular breaks from social media is a practice worth adopting.
I needed more than 280 characters to handle this. No, I will not shut up. I am not guilted by my synagogue into publicly practicing my faith for curious Christians. In the WordPress community I am treated as an equal and if people have questions about my blindness they work to build and maintain a relationship with me first. LGBTQ people don’t ask other LGBTQ people to publicly perform for straight people, let alone guilt them into it. People on the autism spectrum are still fighting to be recognized as equals and they sure as hell aren’t guilting each other into publicly performing for the rest of us. If you want to play the Meet The Blind game have at it, but telling the rest of us to shut up and remain silent because you don’t want to deal with the fact that we’re actually deeply offended by this is about ten steps too damn far.
I think I am going to watch the stars version of Spartacus, so I can watch gladiators murder Romans.
Chris Shiflett and I were talking recently about blogging and how Twitter had sucked some of the life force of it out for both of us. Ideas that might have become blog posts were getting distilled …
Current status: Taking the huge cooking folder that’s been living in my dropbox and migrating it to my personal website which now has a recipe post kind and template for same. This will help with reorganizing it and cleaning it up. Will likely canibalize the cookbooks too.