• Trying out the Sparkles Micropub client! Very nice and minimal. This should go through Micro.blog, and if I have syndication set up properly, to Mastodon, Nostr, and Bluesky as well…

    Friday November 10, 2023
  • checked out a bit of Ruby’s DRb

    getting me more and more curious about distributed programming or whatever it’s called. probably time to check out cwebber’s goblins next

    Sunday October 8, 2023
  • Migrating my blog to micro.blog so I can free up the server it was on for some cool stuff :P

    Thursday August 10, 2023
  • okay this is great. micro.blog mac app is awesome. and with crossposting I may never again have to touch a web ui for social media

    Wednesday August 9, 2023
  • hmm

    Wednesday August 9, 2023
  • just settin up my micro.blog

    Wednesday August 9, 2023
  • Weird but interesting…

    The Bitcoin Whitepaper Is Hidden in Every Modern Copy of macOS

    Pretty neat. Strange easter egg (?) for Apple to include, but I won’t question it.


    You can reply from social sites:


    Friday April 14, 2023
  • So long, Twitter API, and thanks for all the fish by Ryan BarrettRyan Barrett (snarfed.org)
    [snarfed.org/twitter_l...](https://snarfed.org/twitter_logo_upside_down.png) [snarfed.org/twitter_l...](https://snarfed.org/twitter_logo_upside_down.png) Well, it’s come to this. Twitter is burning, a billionaire owes money, an API will soon get lobotomized, so Bridgy‘s Twitter support will die within the month. Granary‘s and twitter-atom too. The ...
    Tuesday April 4, 2023
  • https://snarfed.org/2023-03-04_49427 by Ryan BarrettRyan Barrett (snarfed.org)
    Human beings are both novelty seeking and change averse. We want everything to be both new and familiar, at the same time. It’s the worst. 😆
    Wednesday March 15, 2023
  • Tuesday March 14, 2023
  • it seems that @torvalds@social.kernel.org, the creator of Linux, is now on the Fediverse.

    You can reply from social sites:


    Tuesday March 14, 2023
  • https://www.prologic.blog/2022/12/10/a-distributed-network.html by James MillsJames Mills (prologic.blog)
    A “distributed network” does not make your app “decentralised” 🤦‍♂️

    Referring to Bitcoin?

    You can reply from social sites:


    Monday March 13, 2023
  • Johannes Ernst (@J12t@social.coop) (social.coop)
    @aaronpk@aaronparecki.com How should #mastodon and other #fediverse apps support #oauth? Can we have a better experience than "enter your server URL here to follow"?

    what if every mastodon instance let you login with an account from a different instance through the web interface and then interact directly?

    You can reply from social sites:

    Twitter mstdn.social

    Monday March 13, 2023
  • FRO VO (@fro_vo@universeodon.com) (Universeodon Social Media)
    ME: i would like to open a checking account BANKER: would you like a savings account too? ME: no BANKER: okay, just checking
    Monday March 13, 2023
  • Are there any ways to POSSE posts from WordPress to yarn.social/twtxt?

    You can reply from social sites:

    Twitter mstdn.social

    Monday March 13, 2023
  • Sunday March 12, 2023
  • Mac





    How to add a Microsoft Account to a Mac

    If you have a Mac, then you will notice that you in System Preferences, you can add Google, iCloud, Yahoo, AOL, and more accounts to your Macintosh, but there is no option to add a Microsoft Account.


    Why should you add your accounts to your Mac?

     The primary reasons why one might want to add their Internet Accounts to their Mac would be to read and send Email using Mac Mail, see their Contacts in the built-in Contacts app, and access their Calendar using iCal (not to be confused with the iCalendar ics format). Additional benefits would include access to Notes in the Notes app and to-do lists in the Reminders app.


    Adding the Microsoft Account 

    In the Internet Accounts section of System Preferences, click the + button. Then, click “Exchange”. Type your information, which is your full name, your email address for your Microsoft Account, and your Microsoft Account password. If you have 2FA enabled, you need to generate an App Password and use that.


    Then, tick the apps you want to use your Microsoft Account with.

    Here’s what each option means:

    Mail: brings your Outlook.com email to MacMail.

    Contacts: brings your people.live.com address book to the Mac OS X Contacts app.

    Calendars: brings your calendar.live.com calendars to iCal.

    Reminders: brings your Microsoft To-Do task list to the OS X Reminders app.

    Notes: brings your Outlook Notes to the Mac OS X Notes app. For more information on Outlook Notes, go to Outlook.com and select Notes in the folder list. These notes are also available in Office for Android, the Windows 10 Sticky Notes app, http://onenote.com/stickynotes/, and your OneNote Feed.

    Thursday January 7, 2021
  • Uncategorized

    The Death of Adobe Flash

    On December 31st, 2020, Adobe Flash Player died. To make this even more clear, this annoying thing will happen to anyone still using it:


    To be clear, you can block this from happening by turning off Flash Updates. If you want to continue using Adobe Flash Player, you must turn off Updates before January 12, 2021. If you don’t, you’ll find yourself stuck with an Adobe Flash which is installed on your computer but won’t run content. Also, delay upgrading to Big Sur if you are reliant on Flash, as well as blocking the Windows Update which removes Flash from Windows. Don’t install Chrome 88 when it comes out, because it ends Flash support. Also, alternatively, you can just open Flash sites in Internet Explorer. Firefox will end flash support soon, so if you are a Firefox user, turn off updates. Edge users, also avoid updates. In case you don’t know how to block Flash Updates, which is by far the most important step, follow the instructions below:



    • Go to Control Panel > System & Security
    • Click the Flash Player (32-bit) link.
    • Click the Updates tab.
    • Click Change Update Settings.
    • In the UAC Prompt, click Allow.
    • Then, change the tickbox from Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended) to Never check for updates (not recommended).


    Mac OS X:

    1. Open System Preferences.
    2. Click Flash Player.
    3. Click the Updates tab.
    4. Change the tickbox from Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended) to Never check for updates (not recommended). 
    5. Now, in the prompt, type your password and hit Enter.


    That’s it. Now, you’ve disabled updates and kept your Adobe Flash Player running.    


    Monday January 4, 2021
  • Mac





    How to get the Weather Forecast on a Windows or OS X Computer

    While you may not use your computer primarily for checking the weather, it’s a pretty important function for your Computer to have. So, which Computers support the Weather Checker function? Well, here’s a list of Operating Systems on which you can get quick access to the Weather:

    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • OS X Tiger to Mohave
    • OS X Yosemite to Catalina
    • macOS Big Sur
    • Windows 10
    As you will notice, Windows 8/8.1 is not on the list. This is because Microsoft has discontinued Weather for Windows 8/8.1. Sorry Win8 users!
    Let’s start with the Weather on Windows Vista / Windows 7. If you use Windows Vista or Windows 7, there is a Desktop Gadget called Weather. However, you may have noticed that now, when you try to use this Desktop Gadget, it produces an error that the service cannot be found. Don’t worry, though. It’s easy to get past this error by downloading the working version of the gadget, where somebody took the pains of creating a virtually identical Gadget that uses the still up and running MSN Weather service. Download here. Then, load this Gadget onto your desktop to get quick access to the Weather.
    Now, let’s move on to how to get the Weather on a Windows 10 Computer. Open the Microsoft Store up. Search for "MSN Weather". Find the app called MSN Weather and install it. Then, pin it to your Start Menu, and turn on Live Tile to get the Weather Forecast in a Live Tile. To get a more detailed forecast, just click the tile and it will open up the MSN Weather app.

    Now let’s move on to how to get the weather on a Mac which is running an OS from OS X Yosemite through Catalina. To start, you’re going to open up the notifications center and click "Edit". Then, you’ll find "Weather" waiting on the right side. Click the green plus button to get a Weather Widget. It’s as easy as that! Running Big Sur? The Weather Widget should already be in your sidebar.

    What about using the OS X Dashboard? As people who use OS X Tiger to macOS Mohave may have noticed, the Dashboard Weather widget is no longer functional. Well, this is because the Dashboard is discontinued, so Apple has removed internet connectivity from the widget. However, similarly to the Vista/Win7 fix, somebody took the trouble to fix the APIs and create a working version of the OS X Dashboard Weather Widget. So how do you install the patch? Well, you download it from here. Then, find the .wdgt file and copy it. In finder, open the folder /Library/Widgets. Delete the Weather.wdgt file there and paste the other, patched one. then, open your Dashboard and click +. Select the Weather icon and get a totally working Weather Widget on your OS X Dashboard.

    Thursday December 17, 2020