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 think I am going to watch the stars version of Spartacus, so I can watch gladiators murder Romans.
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.
I just finished Control Alt Revolt! by Nick Cole and I will probably write a review with spoilers because I have never so gleefully rated a book one out of five stars in my life.
Back home, and there are two beers in the freezer because I want them to be as cold as possible when I drink them in a few minutes.
Cigarettes and beer.
I do not have any performative tricks prepared for this year’s Meet The Blind month. There are certain games I am unwilling to play and this is one of them. I’m too busy living my life and running a business and performing for others is too much extra effort.
So there’s a Trump rally going on right now at which he’s mocking and imitating Christine Blasey Ford. Shit like this is why I viscerally loathe him as a human being and wouldn’t so much as shake his hand or address him by title if given the opportunity, let alone vote for him.
Today is one of those days when staying in bed curled up with a good book would have been a much better idea than getting up and working. I’ll probably take a nap later on.
Having my ear taken care of.
OK Twitterati, another long status, and this time it’s not a rant or similar. My ear is fixed so now all I have to deal with is the resultant headache plus some ear pain and dizziness. They used cold water to wash it out and I am still feeling like a whiny person and I’m freezing cold even though it’s 70 degrees so I am going to bed.
There is water in my right ear and it won’t come out, and I am tired. However, there will be beer in this house later so the weekend is shaping up to be good.
Sorry Twitterati, long status ahead. I just read the farewell post on the Freedom Scientific blog for Jonathan Mosen. First of all, the amount of ass-kissing going on there is stunning. Second, it’s yet more evidence of the “Good Old Boys” network effect that goes on all the time in the assistive technology business, and I think maybe it’s time we have a discussion about that in this community. How many average blind people working in the assistive technology field do you think would receive a fawning farewell like that? How many people working for Freedom Scientific support? And all of this says nothing about all the questionable choices Jonathan’s made in a professional capacity over the years. I think maybe we need to have some discussions about those too, specifically about the kind of public behavior we expect from our community leaders. In short, this whole thing feels very wrong to me and it pisses me off that, as long as you kiss the right ass in the assistive technology business, you can expect your employer, even former ones, to handle your publicity for you.
That feeling when it is absolutely critical that you find a file, but you can’t remember either the file name or it’s contents, and you have no idea where you could have possibly stored it and Windows search is pulling up nothing. How’s your Wednesday going? I need a drink.
I now have microsub working properly. I’m really looking forward to playing around with Indigenous for iOS. I’m also looking forward to being able to separate my tech news feeds from everything else, and have those listed under a separate account.
That time you installed a plugin, realize it has no user interface, and you need to change its output, so you have to start digging through the code to find out where it stores the option in the database and then go manually change the value in said database.
Playing around with the hosted version of Aperture. So far I’ve only added one feed. For the time being it shows zero entries, and I’m not sure if Aperture waits for there to be something new instead of pulling in what’s already in the feed. Guess I’ll find out. I have Indigenous installed on my iPhone and am looking forward to being able to read and respond to RSS content.