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Half an hour messing around with Hugo got me a non-functional test site.

Five minutes messing around with Jekyll got me a working blog that I could add posts to and have them show up instantly on the test site.

A key difference: Jekyll creates sample templates you can look at, making it obvious what syntax it wants. Hugo assumes you know what you're doing.

And I found a WordPress plugin that exports to Jekyll.

Looks like I'll be using Jekyll for blogs that are "done."

I was thinking I should convert my Les Misérables commentary blog from WordPress to something static, since I'm basically done with it and won't need to be able to post from anywhere.

And I realized:

I have to use Hugo.

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Ever had someone describe a long, rambling dream to you? It turns out a neural net trained on those dream summaries is even weirder and more tireless. It. will. not. stop.

This dream: 85k words and counting
aiweirdness.com/post/182475510

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"Decentralization is Not Enough" by @Teri medium.com/offline-camp/decent

A year ago at Offline Camp, I gave a passion talk about how it's not good enough to solve the technical problems of decentralization – we also have to make tech that is accessible to everyone. I mean "accessible" in the broadest possible sense, in the way some might say "my grandparent can use this."

These themes are still on my mind today as I use Mastodon.

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I feel like I still have a lot of comic boxes cluttering up the place. My project to sell off the ones I don't want anymore kind of stalled a year or two back.

But I stumbled on an old post and realized: Despite continuing to buy new comics, I have *half* as many now as I did when I moved into my current apartment.

I've made a lot more progress than I thought I had!

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An interesting story on Lena Forsen, whose face can be found in any book on digital image processing. The article also makes you think about just who are the anonymous people (mainly women) who are behind our culture and technology.

#Technology #Culture #Images #History #Women

wired.com/story/finding-lena-t

If you have any photos, conversations or other posts on that you want to hang onto, you have until April 2 to grab a copy before they start shutting down the site and deleting content.

support.google.com/plus/answer

(Note that this is Google+, NOT Google Photos!)

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It's official. A Google+ Help page on the shutting down of Google+, which happens on April 2, 2019. I guess that date was chosen so that people can't claim the shutdown was an April Fools' Joke.

#SocialNetworks #Communities #GooglePlus

support.google.com/plus/answer

@EdS

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You are in no way related to Uther Pendragon, however, you realize that the sword in the stone is child proof and to drag it out you just need to push down and turn the sword
#writingprompts #writing

Package tracking is the new "Are we there yet?"

Gotta love recommendation engines that see you finally made that big purchase...and immediately start plugging the next model up.

Are you trying to *create* buyer's remorse?

Is that actually an effective strategy?

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Sometimes low-tech is a cooler solution than high-tech.

This sensor device detects if your package was handled roughly during transport: no electronics, just clever engineering.

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"The oral history of the Hampsterdance: The twisted true story of one of the world's first memes" by Leah Collins cbc.ca/arts/the-oral-history-o

Some of the behind-the-scenes details are truly bizarre. There was a song on the radio? And it hit #1 on the Canadian charts?

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It's weird: when Instagram first started running ads in the form of promoted photos, it was actually better at targeting. I'd scroll through pages of landscapes, cityscapes and nature photos from people I follow, and the travel ads fit right in. I almost hit like of quite a few of them because the pictures were good.

Now? Big box stores and fast food. Crackers and cold medicine. Movie posters. Logos and slogans. It's like they're not even trying.

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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.