Slowly falling in love with my new Unicomp Ultra Classic.

Really liking the pinafore.social alternative interface for mastodon.

@smallsees I'm using prosody as well! Surprised how easy it was to set up. I did not know about the SRV DNS records, that could come in handy in the future!

@maiki Denver Gingerich had a table there promoting JPM.chat, he's the creator. I was interested because I jump between the US and Japan, and would love to keep my US phone number available without being tied to a US service provider.

Anyway, the discussion was really just around the table, wish I remembered more names! Denver also gave a talk about making sustainable free software businesses, but it was not specific to JMP.chat.

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@smallsees I was looking into these yesterday, conversations was the only client across desktop, iOS, and Android that kept a full conversation history even when using multiple devices and had reliable notifications. I just bought it yesterday as well.

For those looking for an #xmpp client on Android then conversations is pretty good.

I'd be somewhat interested in a fitness tracker for features like heart rate and a silent alarm if it could be hidden (say on my leg or upper arm) rather than as a cheap-looking piece of plastic on my wrist.

@thor Of course Tokyo and Kyoto are pretty great too, but you'll get a picture that fits more into the stereotypes about people.

@thor I think it's one of the best countries to visit, especially if you can get out of the Tokyo/Kyoto tourist route and see real life, or at least where locals go on vacation.

Very late to the party, but finally discovered the power of XMPP today after talking with folks at LibrePlanet. Set up a server on my domain and just moved all my scripted alerts away from email. Thinking about moving my primary phone number to xmpp-based jmp.chat/ for a few bucks a month too.

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For those interested in computing history there has been a slow movement towards "liberating" old Byte columns which sat behind a paywall for no good reason.

The latest freed work is the BeView column by Scot Hacker which is now archived in its totality here:

birdhouse.org/beos/byte/

Note that BeOS "lives on" as Haiku (haiku-os.org/) and its most amazing feature at the time was the multitasking "smoothness" allowing multiple video streams to play at the same time.

Enjoying the new Command Line Heroes podcast. First two episodes cover the time when I started using open source. Looking forward to see where it goes.

redhat.com/en/command-line-her

Just enough snow to be a little annoying this morning in Boston.

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