Soft boost from my non-SDF account:
"Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."
Went to a cafe, ordered a novel concoction of a coldbrew (coffee) plus lime. It's refreshing and surprisingly tasty. I used to have Coca-Cola and lime, cold coffee with lime isn't that much different, just without carbonation, caramel colour and HFCS.
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Yes, Amazon did remove the "Buying this elsewhere?" link from wishlists. I suppose I should feel glad that it's not my ignorance at fault, but I don't know how anonymous giftgivers keep track of who's purchased what for a recipient without it. I'll go ask Amazon what sekrit workarounds there are for users, as removal of this functionality is an inconvenience.
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Having seen a friend's wishlist on Amazon, I bought a gift at an independent local store. There used to be a 'buying this elsewhere' link, but I can't find it. Earlier today I bought a gift for her (from same indie store) that LATER was marked on her wishlist as purchased. I don't want some poor soul to suffer what I did. Did Amazon remove the 'buying this elsewhere' link from the item page or the wishlist? Need direction or confirmation.
tfw you check a pal's wishlist 40 minutes before you buy her gift, return home 4 hours later, find that the 'unpurchased' filter doesn't have the gift anymore, and the 'purchased' filter does, and not by your volition.
I stopped watching "Mr. Robot" after Season 2. Does the FBI agent played by Mammie Gummer get her conversations with Alexa forwarded to Dark Army/F Society/E corp or Elliott?
It feels luxurious to have active, civil conversations on a level social platform, originating from our own interests and passions, even though I've been active on Masto for over a year.
#aNONradio has a new DJ! Let us all give a warm welcome to DJ Hairy Larry (@SDF member 'hairylarry', @hairylarry on Mastodon).His show "Something Blue" will feature blues, jazz & other American roots music as played by musicians all over the world. There is a focus on live music and the show also includes production music recorded for "Something Blue" in Northeast Arkansas. The show will livestream every Friday, 20:00-21:00 UTC (4-5PM EDT/1-2PM PDT). Pls tune in tomorrow! http://anonradio.net
The emojis are showing as black quadrilaterals this am
I'm cognitively compromised (temporarily), so I'm asking: is Slack down? I tried three times to input my password. I know I'm using the correct email account (I'm exhausted/wired, not blind)
I had maybe four hours of sleep, and six hours of tossing and turning. My brain feels like a loaf of bread with a third of it ripped away.
I have set up a small Mastodon instance for radio amateurs, radio clubs/organisations, DXers, SWLs and anyone else interested in any aspect of radio communications, technology or even radio listening.
The address is https://radiosocial.org/ - feel free to join in or let me know if you have any questions!
Here's a version of the block list you can dump in your nginx to get rid of the bots:
The advantage of using nginx here instead of your firewall/iptables is that you'll have an easier time checking for false-positives in logs (in case I fucked up); the bots follow a predictable pattern (GET / then GET /auth/sign_up) while real traffic would stand out.
An Ohio University study about attitudes to Facebook & privacy found "users claimed to understand privacy issues, yet [still] reported uploading large amounts of personal info".
As Aleks Krotoski reported in Untangling The Web:
1. We treat the Web as though it's ephemeral & separate from "real life".
2. We experience the "third person effect": we think if something's going to go wrong, it'll happen to someone else.
3. We're unable to imagine the vastness of the potential audience.
I am a software developer and electronic music producer. I am interested in promoting a decentralised network for musicians and music enthusiasts.
I have created an instance for electronic music enthusiasts, and electro music makers at https://electro.social
This instance has open registration, and welcomes new participants.