Linux nerds absolutely and richly deserve that joke about having to compile their own birthday cake.
I’ve spent this weekend playing with a Linode VPS in an attempt to install my own copies of various indieweb apps, (Compass, Quill, Own YOur Swarm, ETC.), and I’m somewhat ashamed of myself for letting my server administration skills atrophy as much as they appear to have done.

I mean, I get it, I spend most of my time involved with HTML and the like, and not necessarily the server side of things, but at the same time, damn.

I intend to correct this deficiency. I’ve grabbed a couple of books on Ubuntu, (most of my server experience has been with Redhat and so I was never as familiar with Ubuntu in the first place), and I’m giving myself a crash course as fast as possible.

Once I’m a little more confident, (and really, now that I’m writing all this down I think that’s what it comes down to), I’ll move my personal site and John’s personal site off of WPEngine.

I think we’ll need to do that if we want to use Compass with the Simple Location plugin, and anyway I think I’d rather trade the inconvenience and often necessary calls to technical support and custom NginX rules and everything else I’ve had to do to get indieauth working along with other indieweb stuff for the inconvenience of managing my own server.

Current status: Reading Linode docs, setting up my own server, so I can install apps like Quill, Compass, ETC.
Spotify apparently wants record labels and artists to pay it to advertise songs on its platform. This is a pubic hair away from payola, and I’m old enough to remember when the mere accusation of payola was fighting words.
Need to go spend some time with my emotional support beer because my eyes are stuck in an infinite roll.
Today is apparently the one hundred and thirty-third anniversary of the day Anne Sullivan began teaching Helen Keller. I would like to know why we continue to honor the memory of someone, (namely Keller), who was a passionate advocate for eugenics and who never reconsidered that position even after people with disabilities were specifically targeted for extermination as part of the holocaust
Blind Unfiltered is back, and while I’m glad it is, It’s still not my job to be a constant teachable moment for sighted people and I’m not going to accept that responsibility under threat of some sighted people reacting out of prejudice to other blind people.
Elizabeth Warren fans accusing Native Americans of tribalism when they are understandably pissed at her for her latest stunt is pretty rich. It’s also pretty racist.
I’ve read 37% of “One Minute Out: Gray Man #9)” by Mark Greaney.
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.