Now it’s time to find out if reactions from the fediverse will come back in as comments to this instance of WordPress that’s acting like a federated social network. So far boosts don’t come back, at least I don’t think, but with the casching going on here I don’t know how long the backfeed will take, if it’s going to occur at all. This’ll work though until Mastodon and other similar projects support webmention.
I am about to sign off for a few days to observe the first two days of Pesach (Passover). I would like to wish my Christian friends and family a joyous and meaningful Easter holiday, and the rest of you a good weekend. In Jewish tradition, Pesach is the beginning of a fifty-day period in which we first remove all leaven from our homes and hearts, and then, during the forty-nine days after the end of the festival, spend time strengthening our positive character traits. We first inventory the parts of our character we need to work on, and then begin the work, all of which culminates in the re-acceptance of the Torah at the festival of Shavuot, (Weeks), on the fiftieth day. this is similar to the last month of the year and the High Holy Days which come after, but misses the element of the heavenly court, and so is less frought I think. For myself, I hope for a successful character inventory and the strength and honesty to work on what’s good about it and to refine what’s not good. For you all, I hope and pray for freedom from what holds you back physically and with regard to your lives and your relationships, and, if you desire it, freedom from what holds you back spiritually. See you on the other side of the next two days.
I said the other day that I would probably finish the Virgil Flowers books in May. I lied. I just started the last one, am reading at 175% speed, and will finish it just before 1AM tomorrow morning. I think I’ve unlocked the secret of how you guys manage to read so many books in a year. 🙂
I spent some time this afternoon converting my Facebook profile into a page so I can automatically post to it from my website. Then I jumped in the shower and, (because hot showers are excellent places for ideas), a few things occurred to me, in no particular order. First, my websites have feeds for post kinds and categories. Why this is or how this works doesn’t matter though. What does matter is that I can automatically post to any particular Facebook page with one or all of the feeds, which means I can also create a page for each category on Facebook. This means people on Facebook can consume whatever content of mine they want, and not consume the stuff they don’t want, sort of like newsletters except for Facebook, and I get to automatically post to these pages, which means I don’t have to do the work of manually copying and pasting to Facebook whenever I create content. I still haven’t figured out how I’m going to handle Twitter yet, except that I can send technical content to my business account and all the boring personal stuff to my personal account. I’ll figure out something for the stuff that may be controversial or start arguments later. I’ve sent invites to the new page to the friends on Facebook who I think are probably more interested in my personal goings on than my opinions on whatever, but just in case I’ve missed anyone I’ll also share this to my profile so that anyone who didn’t get the invite can follow it.
Damn it! This year’s first thunderstorm, (for Pennsylvania at least), just started, and I was going to leave the windows open so I could listen to it because thunderstorms are cool, but the rain was blowing in and soaking everything so I had to close them. I’ll open them again before bed since the heat is still on and this apartment is heated by boilers plus radiators and it gets hotter than hell in here unless the windows are open. Oh well, there will be other thunderstorms.