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Long day. Pooped out now.

Even the dog is tired to the bone.

Please, /please/, don't make /only/ videos, y'all! Make text articles too!

Text is even /easier/ to make it's just /always/ video


Not everyone can do videos. Especially long videos that we're expected to Sit Down And Focus Entirely On which means engaging speech parsing AND we can't easily back up and reread things like we could text and we /can't slow down/ like we could text and we can't skim like we could text and just

there's often /no point/ to it being a video and we /can't/.

Notice all the shootings and mass attacks in the news lately? There's two reasons why so many all of a sudden:

1. They come in clusters, because the perpetrators see a mass attack on TV and it triggers them into carrying out their own fantasy of becoming famous by killing or seeking revenge

2. They did happen, but for four years the national news didn't report most shootings and mass attacks because all the egregious political news drove it off their radar – so no clusters of attacks [see (1)]

is a classic pyramid scheme, which metastasized into a bubble. NFT's are an outright fraud on top of a pyramid scheme.

Things I like about the Fediverse #27: Very few April Fool jokes at all, much less stupid or over the top ones. And almost no one commenting or riffing on them.

When you stop reading the comments, 'cuz it's all people schooling an OP about User Demographics and you wanted to read people's thoughts on the original topic.

Of course, this strategy is going to leave holes all over the table top and make it look like crap, so it's not something I would do with a nice workbench. Thus why I built this one out of scrap lumber I don't care about. Plus I made replacing the top an easy job.

Mind you, tools that get a LOT of use on every project, like a bench grinder, may end up on their own stand anyway.

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Update: Despite my lack of motivation, I completed the workbench and carried out the bench-mounted power tools I'll be using on it.

I'm going to try mounting each tool on a separate square of plywood – and then screwing those down to the table in different configurations, depending on what I'm doing that day. Otherwise I'd need to either build separate stands for each of them or be stuck working around things that aren't positioned quite right for the current work.

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From the shelf: There is a Text Adventure Game where you deliver an object to the Art Museum (SAM).

> This object will have a great value to it and will be at the bidding of the Seattle Art Museum that will help fund raise enough money to let the Seattle Art Museum have new artifacts. But getting to the Seattle Art Museum won't be as easy as you think, there will be objects to help you get past the difficult situations you will be put in.

Why you should NEVER buy devices that require a Cloud service to work.

(Yes, I know pretty much every consumer IoT device requires a Cloud service to work. Thus why I don't use IoT devices I don't make myself. Also related: why Alexa and Siri are not allowed in my house.)

Whistleblower: Ubiquiti Breach “Catastrophic” - On Jan. 11, Ubiquiti Inc. [NYSE:UI] — a major vendor of cloud-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) devic... #ubiquitinetworks #alittlesunshine #ubiquitibreach #databreaches #ubiquitiinc.

Volkswagen is rebranding to Voltswagen.

> More than a name change, “Voltswagen” is a public declaration of the company’s future-forward investment in e-mobility. By definition, Volts are the derived units for electric potential between two points. The new name and branding symbolize the highly-charged forward momentum Voltswagen has put in motion, pursuing a goal of moving all people point-to-point with EVs.

[Don't forget, VW was caught cheating on emissions tests.]

Politics, Immigration, Eugenics 

> One Man’s Quest to Crack the Modern Anti-Immigration Movement—by Unsealing Its Architect’s Papers. A lawsuit seeks to reveal John Tanton’s documents, which are locked away until 2035.

Interesting longread describing an (entirely unsurprising) link between Trumpist anti-immigration forces, White Nationalism, and the Eugenics Movement of the 1930s.

Note this doesn't simply imply, but underlines, a connection to Nazism.

> PyInstaller freezes (packages) applications into stand-alone executables, under Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Solaris and AIX.

PyInstaller supports Qt for Python.

> NoteCalc is a handy notepad with a smart builtin calculator.

Another 'app' where you either need an Internet connection or be running Node. 😣

That said? It's pretty cool.

> Coolify. An open-source, hassle-free, self-hostable Heroku & Netlify alternative.

This isn't production grade and running your own server farm is only cost effective if you need a REALLY BIG server farm. So this isn't actually a 'Heroku & Netlify alternative'.

But Coolify is a way to achieve that kind of functionality on office and home servers – for software development purposes or for test/deploy or even for managing IoT.

A Bay Area astrophotographer put together a blink-comparison of the recent nova in Cassiopeia: Nova V1405 Cass

More info:

CW: flashing pixels in video

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