I’ve read 53% of Tom Clancy’s Oath Of Office by Mark Cameron, and, spoiler alert: Your refrigerator is not a faraday cage. It will impede electromagnetic fields, (greatest hits of which include your cell phone’s signal) but it will not block them.
Facebook needs a feature similar to Gitblame so that I can see who adds me to groups without asking and then find and virtually smack them. Very rarely does being added to a group without being asked turn out to be beneficial, and my latest example of not beneficial is a group where everyone apparently compares notes about the physical features of women in excruciating sexual detail.
OK I’ve spent something like two hours in the Facebook tab, time for some quality time with a nice, soothing command line. The best interface is no interface. Pass it on.
OK I need to modify this script to make it a little more robust, for times when shared hosts time out. The script won’t resume from where it left off in paging through the archives, or retry the connection and that would be a problem for anyone else who wants to run it. Need to find some resources for learning Python 3 properly, looks like I’m in the thick of it now 🙂 I don’t mind though if it helps other people get their stuff out of Facebook and other social media platforms and on to their own sites so they can own the content they create and have control over comments, reactions, or whether it stays visible or not.
Welcome to Friday everybody, we made it.
I got Ditchbook working with Windows and WPEngine. I need to fork the repo and make a few changes, but once I do that I will be able to help other people ditch Facebook or at least have a useable copy of their content from there.
Advocating on behalf of the Indieweb is going to be a lot like advocating for accessibility, isn’t it?
Fighting with Thunderbird after just starting the first cup of coffee is not how I wanted to start my Thursday. Also, going back and forth with my host with regard to support from their end of Micropub and Indieauth. I just sent the specs, let’s see what happens.
Oh look! Bernie supporters are flogging his line about how 99.9% of his supporters are good and assholes are few. Sounds awfully familiar. Oh wait! I’ve heard Trump supporters use these same lines for the last six years, and spoiler alert: it’s bullshit from either direction.
Testing a micropub post for WPEngine support in order to try to resolve an automatic 403 from something else.
I almost have Ditchbook working for Windows. Just need to figure out what WordPress wants for mp-destination and we’re golden. I’ll submit some changes including one line of code along with some more instructions for Windows users once I see that I can actually get it to work. Hopefully this will make it easier for others to ditch Facebook if they want. With thankful acknowledge of Doug Lee, who has been infinitely patient while answering all my questions as well as testing things.
I’ve read 67% of True Faith And Allegiance, and … he’s babbling about open source inteligence. Does that mean the information is freely available and that you can modify and redistribute it and/or the inteligence? Asking for some friends.
I’ve read 10% of True Faith And Allegiance, and this time, Mark Greaney is babbling at length about the dark web. New rule: You’re not allowed to utter the words "dark web" until you can operate an onion router proficiently.
I’ve read 17% of The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson.
I think it’s safe to say that a large chunk of browsing the web while blind is just clicking on things and watching what happens next.
It’s never a good time to have to listen to Kid Rock. Monday morning when I haven’t even finished my first cup of coffee is even worse. Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.
I’ve read 32% of Tom Clancy’s Threat Vector, and Mark Greaney needs to go to his room and think about what he’s done because he knows just enough buzzwords pertaining to cryptography, hacking and DEF CON to get himself into a whole lot of trouble.
This website: (1) has an accessibility mode and (2) is using ARIA to keep bugging me to turn on accessibility mode. after it knows I haven’t enabled it. This kind of thing is why I close tabs.
Reading the Audio Games forum always makes me feel so much better about myself.
The Rise And Fall Of D.O.D.O. was a really good book, and I hope there’s a sequel because nobody should be allowed to end a book with that much unfinished business left. There are so many possible subplots to deal with that, (now that I think about it), there should just be a series.
I’ve read 77% of The Rise And Fall Of D.O.D.O.: A Novel by Neil Stephenson.
Amanda is 30% done with Full Force and Effect
Amanda is 47% done with The Rise and Fall of
Amanda is 43% done with Locked On
The thing I like most about Neil Stephenson’s fiction is that it allows you to think while at the same time not requiring you to do so.
Amanda is 39% done with The Rise and Fall of
Amanda is 59% done with Dead or Alive
I like a good debate as much as the next person. But no one is entitled to a debate, and if someone’s indicated to you they’re not up for one, implicitly or explicitly, that’s your cue to slide out of their mentions or comments.
Amanda is 74% done with Interface
Harassing an anonymous account into silence or trying to hack it when you can’t shut it up isn’t just cancel culture, it’s the original sin of the web.
If you’re going to spend enough time harassing an anonymous account to get it to shut down only to then stay silent while everything goes to hell so you avoid any backlash you’re a coward.
I’m not saying blind people shouldn’t attend to hygene. But claiming that sighted people will assume that all of us are smelly because they met one of us who happens to be is soft bigotry because it assumes that sighted people can’t treat us as individuals.
Blind people who don’t work in the accessibility space can tell those of us who do how to interact with developers after they’ve spent a week wading through 37 levels of div soup coupled with WordPress shortcode insanity. Until then, keep your advice to yourselves.
Amanda is 55% done with Red Rabbit
Apparently you can no longer get a full list of your checkins from Foursquare while browsing on something other than your phone, so I’m waiting on an export so I can hopefully get checkin IDs for consumption and importing into my site. Hopefully they’ll give me a json export.
Amanda is 27% done with Interface
The Goodreads read shelf RSS feed was introducing too much cruft into my site, so I’ve disabled that IFTTT/web hooks recipe in favor of using an indieweb micropub client to post books with reading statuses. I’m still keeping the book updates recipe though. If I find a way to get the read shelf feed to post the way I’d like it to then I’ll re-enable so I can continue to post that sort of thing from my phone.
I’m 88% done with "The Bear and the Dragon" by Tom Clancy, and I would dearly like to know what the hell happened to the editor because there are significant chunks of this book that could be removed and the story would still make perfect sense.
Amanda is 62% done with The Bear and the Dragon
Apparently Kraft is selling a 20-oz container of the powdered cheese that comes in their macaroni and cheese boxes. I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
I smacked my head pretty hard on the marbble fixture of the towel rack and am trying to catch up after a two-hour unscheduled power outage so I can get today’s work done before today ends. How’s your Friday going?
That time you’re about to press enter after typing a command with several parameters, and the power goes out. Good thing the coffee just finished brewing.
It’s 2020 and I still have a hate-hate relationship with WordPress’s AutoP filter. Yes, I can remove it, but why the hell are we still doing this in the first place?
<p>Amanda is 77% done with Anathem</p>
<p>Amanda is 37% done with The Bear and the Dragon</p>
Second day with the new mechanical keyboards, and both John and I can confidently report that we absolutely love them and should have gotten them much sooner.

It’s been so much easier to get things done, and faster too.

I think I should probably change the keyboard layout for my screen reader from laptop to desktop, and if I have to travel at any time I’m going to really miss this mechanical keyboard.

From the inbox: "Enjoy new on-board entertainment on Greyhound!" Me: Given the kind of passengers Greyhound attracts, I assumed we already had that.
This is my first post from the new mechanical keyboard. I’ll have to get used to typing on a truly full keyboard again, but so far this is fun. It’s my second birthday present from John, and he has a matching one. So it’ll be clacky clacky clacky all throughout the apartment.
<p>Amanda is 55% done with Anathem</p>
<p>Amanda is 55% done with Anathem</p>