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Things I Learned Today

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My brain struggled to process what my eyes were seeing. It was the scale I couldn't quite grasp. It was as though a child had flung his toy road grader down in the sandbox when he got called in for dinner. But this was a real road grader, impossibly huge. It wasn't just stuck in the mud, it was buried in it. It was in the ditch, and rotated ninety degrees on its long axis, so that the axles were perpendicular to the surface of the road. Only half of it was still sticking up out of the mud. There was no need to ask myself who had so carelessly thrown this thirty-foot-long, five-ton behemoth down in the mud like that. This had Wally written all over it.

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Medicare diagnostic code R41.3*; subsection f-POTUS (IJMTU)

In the dark times 2016-2020, tRump-itis spread across our country. In just four short years we, the people of the United States of America, came close to loosing our democracy and our government and our economy and our way of life.

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updated: 2024-02-01 Mastodon is a chat or micro-blogging service on the fediverse.

It has the following actions

  1. follow
  2. favourite
  3. reply
  4. boost
  5. post or toot

When you first login you will see nothing in your timeline. This is not a corporatized service, there are no advertisers and thus no ads to show you. You have to follow someone to see anything in your timeline. There are 2 pre-established timelines, local and global. Switch to those and when you see someone interesting “follow” them.

toot

Block diagram of a Mastodon toot


AJ Brown, in a past life, was an embedded systems engineer(digital design engineer) in silicon valley. He worked on new product designs ranging from hard-disk controllers, communication protocols, and link encryptors to simple battery monitors for electric cars.

A few years ago he gave his spot on the freeway to someone else and left:–) Now days he is more interested in sailing, building out his live-in bus for travel and supporting the idea of the full-circle of food; grow, harvest, store, prepare, preserve and propagate. He is still a strong supporter of Free/Libre Open Source Software[F/LOSS] and is willing to help most anyone in their quest to use it more efficiently.

This is a image sharing site. It is designed enabling the sharing of image between folks.


AJ Brown, in a past life, was an embedded systems engineer(digital design engineer) in silicon valley. He worked on new product designs ranging from hard-disk controllers, communication protocols, and link encryptors to simple battery monitors for electric cars.

A few years ago he gave his spot on the freeway to someone else and left:–) Now days he is more interested in sailing, building out his live-in bus for travel and supporting the idea of the full-circle of food; grow, harvest, store, prepare, preserve and propagate. He is still a strong supporter of Free/Libre Open Source Software[F/LOSS] and is willing to help most anyone in their quest to use it more efficiently.

nextcloud is a general purpose file management system. It provides a online home for files.

usage

  1. when an image file is to be served directly append the link with /preview. This is easier than using the provided link, which a link to a download management page and then extracting the imbeded image link.

  2. netcloud server are usually provisioned with extra app to enable management calendars, schedules etc.


AJ Brown, in a past life, was an embedded systems engineer(digital design engineer) in silicon valley. He worked on new product designs ranging from hard-disk controllers, communication protocols, and link encryptors to simple battery monitors for electric cars.

A few years ago he gave his spot on the freeway to someone else and left:–) Now days he is more interested in sailing, building out his live-in bus for travel and supporting the idea of the full-circle of food; grow, harvest, store, prepare, preserve and propagate. He is still a strong supporter of Free/Libre Open Source Software[F/LOSS] and is willing to help most anyone in their quest to use it more efficiently.

The writefreely app is a service on the fediverse. It is a distributed long form blogging service. Each instance is independently own but they all use the ActivePub protocol. There are only a few open instances where an individual can sign up and start a blog. Most of the server are closed.

The goal of writefreely is to provide a home for long form text. The text may contain images but those images must be served from another service like nextcloud.

interaction

  1. writefreely main interaction with the fediverse is it can send a notice to followers
  2. It is important that you have data backup on your own server at your homebase. One that you control and have physical access too.

misc notes

  • The writefreely will make a toot on mastodon but it only the title and it uses the article's publish date.
  • writefreely draft does not use the custom css specified for the site.
  • custom css is only used after a draft has been published.
  • nextcloud image links are to a download page, append /preview to the url to get the actual image.
  • using the <–/more-> trick to cause a read more link to be created.
  • Hash tags are supported, at # in front of any word.

Thing I've heard about that need study.

  • the use of pinned pages
  • ¿is there a rss feed?

AJ Brown, in a past life, was an embedded systems engineer(digital design engineer) in silicon valley. He worked on new product designs ranging from hard-disk controllers, communication protocols, and link encryptors to simple battery monitors for electric cars.

A few years ago he gave his spot on the freeway to someone else and left:–) Now days he is more interested in sailing, building out his live-in bus for travel and supporting the idea of the full-circle of food; grow, harvest, store, prepare, preserve and propagate. He is still a strong supporter of Free/Libre Open Source Software[F/LOSS] and is willing to help most anyone in their quest to use it more efficiently.