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"It's a complex issue, in that it's partly real, but partly imaginary..."

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A reminder that #Google is evicting the early adopters of its #GoogleWorkspace service (formerly known as #GoogleSuite aka #GSuite née #GoogleApps), who were still on the 'lifetime' #free legacy plan aimed at families, small communities and small businesses:
theregister.com/2022/01/20/goo

Free will always turn out to be #freemium and bite me in the arse.

(Yes, no need to tell me I should've known or to remind me to #deGoogle. Please keep that for your own posts rather than at-replies.)

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when i was a kid, i thought "the fair folk" were the carnies that run the renaissance faire

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Astronaut Mark Kelly once smuggled a full gorilla suit on board the International Space Station. He didn't tell anyone about it. One day, without anyone knowing, he put it on... #ISS

Just caught a glimpse of the monochrome OpenVPN status icon on my work box and wondered why Target was showing up there.

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Western monarch butterflies spending the winter in California rebound to 247,000, up from less than 2000 last year!

(Back in the 1980s it was millions annually, but this is still a big sigh of relief after the last couple of years)

latimes.com/science/story/2022

Undocumented WordPress plugin directory feature: you can use a readme.md instead of a readme.txt so the same file works for both the plugin directory and your git repository!

johnblackbourn.com/readme-md-p

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Introducing my extensible Gemini/Titan server:

gemini://skyjake.fi/gemlog/202

skyjake.fi:1965 now runs on GmCapsule, a Python-based #Gemini server that I recently started working on.

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the fetaverse, log on as a piece of greek cheese

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OK, this got way more complicated and should've been a blog post.

So: building a personal capable gallery of my sociallly-shared photos from various sources, keeping it light, pulling in new posts automatically () and eventually posting on my gallery and auto-posting it to Pixelfed/Twitter/Flickr/etc. () on a per-photo basis. Probably using .

Anyone have any recommendations on tools that might be better than WP/11ty, or that would work well with this workflow?

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"How I Got Pwned by My Cloud Costs" by Troy Hunt troyhunt.com/how-i-got-pwned-b

Stories like this make me a bit afraid to switch to things like lambda functions. Sometimes it's preferable for a service to go down rather than cost you $10k.

Yay, my visual cortex is done defragging!

Or whatever the heck is going on when I get a visual

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Just found out my new favorite stonehenge picture, taken by Bill Brandt in 1957

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