Thrilled to see the return of NetNewsWire as an open source app. Thanks for your vision and commitment, @brentsimmons! For those of you returning to feeds again and looking for things to subscribe to, I have a real-time listing of my subscriptions here – https://
It was finally time to upgrade my Synology NAS, a four bay DS415+. I just ordered a five bay DS1019+, which is faster, more expandable, and has hardware acceleration for h.264 and HEVC. Anyone want to buy my old unit? It’s great, I have just outgrown it!
@Vittorino nice! My DS415+ has four 4TB drives in it now, and is nearly full. This upgrade will only add a single bay, but I plan to add a 10TB drive in the fifth bay and replace one 4TB drive with a 10TB drive. With SHR, that adds a ton of space and gives me a lot more headroom as the 4TB drives fail.
@cleverdevil SHR worked well for me migrating to my new drives. Took less than a day to rebuild after each drive swap. Other than the web interface being slow, I don’t have a reason to replace mine yet. That might change as mine is no longer getting feature updates.
@Vittorino SHR is great. My biggest motivator was moving my Plex Media Server off of the old family iMac, which is dying a painful death at the moment. The existing NAS isn't powerful enough, while the new one has hardware acceleration for h.264/hevc with tons of headroom (something like 4+ concurrent streams). The extra bay also lets me expand immediately using a spare drive I have, and then I can swap out a few drives with larger ones to continue to expand.
Samsung beating Apple to market with an overpriced, easily breakable, questionably designed foldable phone isn’t worth celebrating. Beating Apple to market on an inexpensive, LTE-enabled, 23-hour battery life, ARM-powered laptop? That’s a different story.
Got my new @Dyme_Lyfe jacket in the mail today and I am hype for 🙌🏈 to start!
Our new puppy Eliza moved in today, and we also finished moving Colette and William into their own rooms. Still plenty of work to be done organizing their stuff, but we are off to a good start. Daddy has had quite enough of assembling furniture.
@cleverdevil Random Known questions, I'm having a whole bunch of trouble getting it up and running with Hostgator! I'm receiving mod_security errors which I've never seen before, and I've seen PHP break in a lot of ways lol. This happens when I go to change my site configuration settings. Also does Known have a built-in editor for adding forms like newsletter subscriptions? OK one last question then I won't bother you anymore. Does it offer import from RSS feeds? I have blogs on write.as that I could potentially migrate to a Known instance, but that would probably require straight RSS import. Not only that, but I'd like to use it for a lifestream kind of thing, as in bring posts in from other feeds. Lol I'm scattered everywhere on the web. OK wow that was long, sorry!
@ladyhope lots of great questions! Here are some answers for you: I’ve never seen the mod_security issue, but I also don’t use Hostgator. You’re likely best opening a ticket with their support on that one. Known doesn’t have a built-in editor for creating forms for things like newsletters, but it does have a plugin that you can enable which lets you create static “pages,” and you can paste in HTML there to do custom things if you like. Yes, you can import from an RSS file or a WordPress export.
Hope this helps!
@cleverdevil Just for kicks I signed up for a month-long Dreamhost plan with a different domain. I want to see if it works any different. Problem is i've never used SSH or any of that before. I've also never done an install from Github, I downloaded one of the zip packages that was dated 7/21/2019.
This has been quite an intense and busy week and its only Wednesday. I’ve been running harder than ever before, and am really feeling it. Whew!
Spent all weekend working in the house. The kids now have their own rooms! William’s is basically done, with Colette’s still requiring a lot of work. Then, the playroom becomes a guest room and office for yours truly (my eventual reward). 🏠🔨
Finished reading Y: The Last Man last night. Great graphic novel.
@cleverdevil I recently read Grant Morrison's run on DC's ANIMAL MAN (from 1988-1990, approximately). I'd only heard about the character and Morrison's take on it a few years back and realized this summer that most of it was available via the Comixology app.
From Wikipedia: "Morrison developed several long-running plots, introducing mysteries, some of which were not explained until a year or two later.... Morrison made the title character an everyman figure living in a universe populated by superheroes, aliens, and fantastic technology. Buddy's wife Ellen, his son Cliff (9 years old at the beginning of the series), and his daughter Maxine (5 years old) featured prominently in most storylines, and his relationship with them as husband and father was an ongoing theme.
The series championed vegetarianism and animal rights, causes Morrison himself supported. In one issue, Buddy helps a band of self-confessed eco-terrorists save a pod of dolphins. Enraged at a fisherman's brutality, Buddy drops him into the ocean, intending for him to drown. The man is saved by a dolphin.
Buddy fought several menaces, such as an ancient, murderous spirit that was hunting him; brutal, murderous alien Thanagarian warriors; and even the easily defeated red robots of an elderly villain who was tired of life. The series made deep, sometimes esoteric, reference to the entire DC canon, including B'wana Beast, Mirror Master, and Arkham Asylum."
Anyway, I can be fussy about superhero comics these days, but this was unfamiliar and entertainingly strange.
Very uplifting thread! Rev. Rogers and I share a common theology. Heneni. ❤️
Yes, *of course* our new puppy Eliza is named after a Schuyler sister, why do you ask? #Work
If you aren’t yet watching Savage Builds from @donttrythis, you’re missing out! This episode was an absolute blast, especially for big fans of The Fifth Element like myself. Highly recommend. - https://
I adore the Hollywood Bowl. No better setting for a summer night! 🌄
Time for my first Hollywood Bowl trip of the summer! Hugh Jackman live at the Bowl. ❤️🌴
Friday night Queer Eye binge. 🛋📺🥃
This is a *wicked* cool use of @awscloud Lambda. I’m tempted to build out a runner for Python’s concurrent.futures that bursts into Lambda functions.
This was such a fun project to work on. Watch the video and let me know what you think! Thanks to @awscloud for having me at the AWS Summits this year.
I’m so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. ❤️ LA.
Replied to a post on lzahq.tech :
Dope! It’d be pretty sweet to have a site that is dynamically generated from content in Nextcloud.
If you’re going to bring me a paper straw, just don’t bring it at all.
@handy we have some of those at home, and they’re great. Carrying them around isn’t practical, though. I get that disposable plastic straws can be wasteful, but I think we’re in a phase of overreaction about them, and instead of reducing our usage of them, we’re just not using them at all and replacing them with alternatives that, frankly, are awful to use. I’d prefer to see restaurants and bars just not provide straws unless they’re requested, and then to use traditional plastic disposable straws.
@cleverdevil ok so those are a little big to pocket. How about if they were more like AirPods?
I was actually looking for a joke like but the reviews don't lie!
@handy interesting, but I just don’t want to carry anything else with me. When I want a straw at a restaurant, I’d like them to supply me with a good one. Paper straws are objectively bad. If they give me a clean, resusable (metal or silicone or whatever) straw, that’s fine. Disposable plastic straws would also be fine. I rarely want a straw, but when I do, I want it to be good 😀