Home. Bed. I will unpack tomorrow. #wcus
On the plane. Security was on eventful. Looking very forward to being in my own bed tonight. Echols still hurt, and I am tired, although they do not hurt as badly as they did yesterday or Saturday. Managed to get some sleep last night, which I’m thankful for. #wcus
I have managed to sprain both ankles, so I am skipping the second day. Very sad to miss the talks in the state of the word. Hoping I can move better by tomorrow so that I don’t miss contributor day. #wcus
On my way to the frothy monkey to see if I can catch up with #genesiswp people. Hopefully there will be photos. #wcus
I have made it to Nashville, and my hotel. Checked in, will take a short power nap, then figure out lunch, and then get some work done. #wcus
Killing time before my flight. I have about another hour and a half of layover left in Charlotte. I am looking forward to a nap when I get settled in Nashville. #wcus
Note to personal Twitter, Mastodon, and Micro.blog: There will be quite a number of posts related to my #WCUS experience over the next few days. Personal reflections, commentary, and photos. Feel free to mute if you’re not interested. I won’t mind.
Contacting the system administrator is no fun when you’re the system administrator.
Dear Penny: Not everything is worth barking over. Signed: Your aunt Amanda.
Happy Hanukah 2018 everybody.
Dear everybody retweeting the “Retweet this and I’ll give specified number of people lots of money” things: you’ve done the math on this, right? I mean you’ve spent two seconds thinking this through before you hit that retweet keystro—-Oh fuck it.
Dear conservatives who are currently pissed at Twitter: The independent web is always accepting new participants, we span the entire political spectrum, and we even have a way to communicate with each other across domains while ensuring everyone owns their content. Come join us.
OK Neighbor, I get it, you’re an older woman and you have a traumatic brain injury But you wandering into my place and speaking to me when I walk in is still creepy as hell and it’s probably a good thing they don’t allow fire arms on the property or I likely would have shot you.
Maybe Michigan should let the cheerleaders have a shot. They can’t do any worse.
This is going to be one of those posts where I get to piss off the right and the left at the same time. Regarding government officials, non-governmental email and government business, there are multiple things that are true at the same time: First, using non-government email to handle government business is problematic, for several reasons. Second, no one should be locked up for using private email to handle government business. Not Hilary and not Ivanca. Third, if the government wants to prevent people from using non-governmental email as opposed to its own infrastructure, then it needs to update its infrastructure. There’s a reason people choose to use non-governmental email, and it’s because by using non-governmental email they have a lot more choice when it comes to the user interface needed to handle email, and that matters. A lot. Fifth, please stop saying private email. Unless the mail being sent is encrypted at the sender’s and receiver’s end, it’s not private. Sixth, if you think there’s something special under the hood that causes governmental email to work differently than non-governmental email, you are sadly mistaken and I will suggest, (in the friendliest of manners possible), that you go spend some time reading up on email and how it works. Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.
Noone else can convince me there should be a necessary license to use the internet quite like my fellow web developers. The only other group of people that even comes close is end-users.
I’m up because my Apple Watch’s vibrations startled me awake and I needed some water and can’t fall back to sleep. Anyway, it’s just under 24 hours and I still haven’t been notified by Facebook that my archive is ready for download.
“If you did not request a copy of your Facebook information, your account may be compromised. Please take steps to secure your account.” I wonder how many people see that message and immediately think their Facebook account’s been hacked? I’d love to think that Facebook is just looking out for its users’ best interests, but well, given their decade of shady practices and their obvious lack of interest in fixing all the problems, I have to believe that this is just a scare tactic to keep people from downloading full archive, since that’s a good sign someone might be attempting to break out. I’m still waiting on my archive to be generated and we’re going on twelve hours. There’s a lot of data here and I’ve requested it in json format with high-resolution media so it’ll be interesting to see how long this actually takes.