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This is my first step toward reducing the power of centralized social networking systems. Go Internet!

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SDF 32! SDF 32! What shall we do for SDF 32?! SDF can do anything. Help us decide what cool stuff we should do to celebrate 32 years of SDF this year 1987-2019

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake
The only other sound the sweep
Of easy wind and Downy flake

These woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep.

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Whose woods these are, I think I know
His house is in the village, though
He will not see me stopping here to watch the woods fill up with snow

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

It's been a crazy year. I finally got my first high-definition television and just today installed my first 5.1 surround system. Having what constitutes a "home theater" feels so...cumbersome.

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Video games 

Played my first game of Rocket League. Thinking of retiring as undefeated lifetime.

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We should be using for social icons.

🐘 : Mastodon
🐦 : Twitter
📷 : Instagram
🚽 : Facebook

It all works!

For that price, I can get a Jar of Lingonberry jam at IKEA and have enough left over for a sofa.

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Wow, Ken & Roberta Williams have been traveling the world by boat and just consulting on stuff for a really long time. I'm glad I got a peek at their 'happily ever after'. Good for them

My personal phone didn't go off during the "Presidential Alert": correct settings confirmed.

Nintendo 

So, their Online Service is now officially on my payroll. The value at $20/year is acceptable, I think, and the NES games are going to be enjoyable when I'm not near my NES Classic. Those classic controllers at $60 when two JoyCon are $80 is a bit steep, though. I also hope this helps Nintendo stop wringing their hands over bad actors in their online space. Killing entire services because of ne'er-do-wells keeps those that are responsible from enjoying an otherwise great community.

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I got three more StreetPasses last night. I feel like getting a StreetPass is worth announcing these days. I also feel like carrying around my 3DS is also worth announcing these days.

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I think the idea that a new Mastodon user is supposed to pick an instance based on affinity/interest is the number one thing that prevents people from joining. I think there needs to be a retooling of the messaging to make it about trust.

People don't join email services because of affinity. They do because they trust. They trust Google will be around for a long time. Or that hushmail won't sell their data. Or that Hotmail is easy to use. Etc etc.

@tomasino Do you have interest in trying to pick up this monitor when I come out to the Poconos? It's the same price as the Indigo... ;-)

mastodon.sdf.org/media/744OYC4

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Just realized that May 25 was my 18th anniversary on @SDF ! Thanks for giving me a place I can count on. I don't use it enough, but I also don't want to spoil it by exposing it to the rest of the world.

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Hypercard would be a perfect fit for the iPad and iPhone.

Imagine it!

Imagine the things you could build.

But we aren't allowed to have computers that are fun to use, that are easy to build for, that are human centric, or human literate.

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