Review of "Norse Mythology" (4 stars): Entertaining, sometimes gruesome, sometimes funny and sometimes sad https://bookwyrm.social/user/KelsonReads/review/236479
I'm re-watching "Connections" - a 1978 BBC documentary series presented by James Burke.
One of the best interdisciplinary history, science, and technology shows ever produced.
It's a thrill to see again. 4:3 aspect ratio and all.
I like the way the preferences just automatically check your username to see if you're logged into your home instance.
Note to anyone else reading this: Remember your username is case-sensitive! If you have mixed case in it, you have to type the capitals correctly!
Mastodon – Simplified Federation by @rugk makes remote follows less cumbersome by automatically entering your Mastodon account details and puts that functionality where it should be: in your browser.
You can get it for Firefox from:
I've put together a survey about the Small Internet (#gopher, #gemini, individual webpages, small community sites) and I would love your input. If you are a small internet user, please spend a few minutes and fill in your thoughts. I'm especially interested in the open response questions. This will help inform an upcoming conference talk I'll be giving at https://mch2022.org
Also, please boost this on fedi as much as possible and feel free to re-share on other social networks and in other communities. The more responses the better.
gonna make a passive help post because I mean, why the hell not
I’m 36 weeks pregnant and could go any minute, trying to get our little family into our own housing before birth. My wife has good Union job prospects, we’re just running very low on time.
any assistance will go towards application fees, rent, and deposit. thanks so much y’all for getting us this far!
A quick search at https://www.cpubenchmark.net/ suggests that I already have the best power/performance chip for this socket type. I can get a marginally faster processor that uses twice as much power (which would mean I'd need even more cooling).
So yeah, any practical CPU upgrade would spiral into replacing the whole cpu/motherboard/memory, which of course involves dismantling the whole machine...
Fan & thermal paste it is!
Desktop CPU is overheating during games again. Figure I'll reapply the paste & add the spare case fan to the side.
Might upgrade the cpu fan too. Maybe one of the ones that aims sideways toward the back of the case.
Went to look up the socket type & discovered that the cpu model is 10 years old
I'm sure there are newer CPUs that are both faster *and* more efficient. Might be better than replacing the heatsink. But a lot more involved.
Review of Floccus Bookmarks Sync ★★★★★
Very flexible, syncs across many different desktop browsers and mobile devices, and for privacy it can run on your own server or encrypted on another cloud service.
If you have an independently hosted WordPress blog, you can turn it into a Fediverse server by installing the WordPress ActivityPub plugin. This means people can follow your blog from Mastodon etc.
Here's how to do it:
1. Go to your WordPress dashboard's Plugins section, click "add new" and search for "ActivityPub" . Click "install now" on the plugin, and when it has finished installing, click "activate".
2. On the WordPress dashboard, go to the "Users" section. Click on your username and scroll to the bottom to find your Fediverse address. Share this address with whoever wants to follow your blog on Mastodon etc.
3. To alter the plugin's settings, on your WordPress dashboard go to Settings > ActivityPub
If you want to switch off or remove the plugin, go to "plugins", then "deactivate" or "delete".
NOTE: This plugin only works with independently hosted WordPress sites. It doesn't work with free accounts on WordPress.com.
Today is World #BigBrotherDay and the #PirateParty is campaigning to show the insane growth of #CCTV #Surveillance cams everywhere. Tons of cams by official institutions and and individuals placing street-facing doorbell (like #privacy-horrific #Amazon Ring) are watchind you.
In picture above Pirates decorate camera's with colored balloons to attract attention to them.
Microsoft's Github Copilot is disregarding Free Software licenses and will be happily selling parts of your GPL code against your will! Woo!
As the author of this article says - free software should be dependant on free software architecture - I recommend https://codeberg.org as an open-source alternative to Github.
Sadly Github is no longer a platform that can be trusted.
Hello my fellow USians:
#Ripple is a "panic" app that can hide or delete data. It can be used with f-droid to remove entire apps. https://f-droid.org/en/packages/info.guardianproject.ripple/
Techie, software developer, hobbyist photographer, sci-fi/fantasy & comics fan in the Los Angeles area. He/him.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.