I just spent an hour reading the changelog for Mastodon v2.7.0 and the Highlights blog post: https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/01/mastodon-2.7/
It's pretty amazing the amount of work that goes into a Mastodon release. Contributors, you rock!
Just learned about #firefox's "Multi-Account Containers" and I love the idea. Whenever I have to use #Google I have it open in a google-only "container", keeping all of Google's #surveillance cookies and stuff away from anything else I'm doing. Ditto Amazon and Ebay and others. Now each of them is free to spy on whatever I'm doing with their site, not what I do anywhere else.
"So, what do you do while the servers are imaging?"
An issue of Gnosis Magazine themed on "Pop Culture & the Esoteric" from the Summer of 1994 is sitting at this coffee shop so of course I picked it up to peruse. I found this article written by a guy who'd been using the internet from 1982-1994 and his conclusion is it won't expand human consciousness to a higher level, or even result in meaningful dialogue. Note that the World Wide Web was so young it didn't even get mentioned in the glossary at the end. (W3C would be founded ~3 months later!)
There's a new story on Monday Stories!
The Most Beautiful Song in the World
The most beautiful song ever recorded is a simple, unassuming tune. Quiet, dulcet, soothing rather than rousing, it’s a piece of music that gently moves you toward sleep, instead of to a fever pitch of emotion. Everyone who has ever heard it has come away feeling refreshed and healed.
The song was written by a musici
A Novelist in Business School: Make it Stick
“A Novelist In Business School”, is a series about putting my literary arts brain through formal management training.
I’ve always thought of myself on being an excellent learner, and staying curious all my life. But my innate curiosity doesn’t have a lot of bearing on formal education, because on my own I can be
Okay, I think I've finally nailed down my algorithm for determining if it's warm enough to eat lunch outside:
1. Can liquid water exist?
2. What about in direct sunlight?
3. What if it's like, in a black bowl, in direct sunlight?
if any of the answers are yes-like, I'll eat outside. If they're all no I'll think about eating in the breakroom, then go eat somewhere else instead.
Husband, father, optimist, man of faith, author, blogger, programmer, nerd, board gamer, whovian... etc.
I like questions! Go ahead and ask.
Hey there! The frogmob life is a simple, calm life. Frogs don't waste energy on anger and fighting. Or something. I like those two words together and my very first ever website was called frogmob.com, so I resurrected that here in the fediverse. Expect this text to change. We are interested in low-stress, happy and open discussions of life, faith, the universe, and Doctor Who.