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03.05.2018 02:00

America. Why is the abbreviation for Virginia VA?

Slowing down podcasts.

03.05.2018 02:00

I have done a lot of changes lately. Trying to be a little bit more intentional about what I do where. For example restricting my phone to reading, listening etc. And removing apps for things like RSS and E-mail from it. Because I would rather spend my time consuming content than “processing inboxes” when I have time to kill.

One of the things I have done is to slow down the speed I listen to Podcasts and Audiobooks. I have gone from “as fast as possible” to between 1x and 1,5x in the last few weeks. The result have been that I listen to way fewer podcasts. Because a lot of people are way less interesting at 1,5x. And it also feels like I have slowed down a little bit because of it. Or I as in my mind. Which is good.

I think it is a really good idea to hit the reset button now and then, and examine what you do and why.

Some thoughts about companies, governments and Facebook / CA.

03.05.2018 02:00

It is the goal of governments to establish the principles and absolute minimum of what we are to expect from companies and individuals. And it is the goal of companies to maximise profits for their shareholders; either in short or long term.

It is the goal of individuals to make the best possible life for themselves and their family, friends etc.

When a company or individual does something you disagree with, you can chose not to have anything to do with that company. But they did not do anything wrong, if they did not break any laws.

If you think that it should be illegal: do something about that.

While I disagree with what CA and Facebook did, and have deleted my Facebook and Instagram accounts I do not think they did anything wrong until some court concludes that they broke any laws.

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02.05.2018 02:00

It’s too much fun to make Emacs start faster…

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02.05.2018 02:00

MY PENCILS WILL ARRIVE TODAY!

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02.05.2018 02:00

@jack You have / had the Fuji 23mm f2 lens?

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02.05.2018 02:00

New pencil sharpener, two packs of new pencils and AirPods all arrived today.

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02.05.2018 02:00

On my CMS

02.05.2018 02:00

I ditched Wordpress a while back because it was way too much work to keep it up to date, and I always get the feeling after using Wordpress for a while that it is too much for my needs. And I’m not that fund of hosting PHP+MySQL apps either.

Then I used Hugo for a while. It is an awesome static site generator. Much faster than all the others. But I ended up with like 75% of a CMS, because I wanted to continue using MarsEdit and the Micro.blog apps. So did what I should have done from day one and wrote a very simple CMS for my needs. It’s called JAC or Just another CMS. It has no admin panel or anything like that. No formal system for themes or plugins. It is written in Python, Flask and Jinja2; backed by a PostgreSQL database. It supports part of the Micropub standard, and emulates the Wordpress XML-RPC API. The goal is to get up full support for the Micropub standard as soon as I get around to it.

It is very simple, and have been built around what I need, and how I prefer to use a CMS. You probably want or need other stuff than I. But it should be very simple to extend or change.

Arq

01.05.2018 02:00

Arq is a app for OS X and Windows that let’s you use a little bit more power user friendly version of something like Backblaze. I have been using it since this summer, and I love it. You have all the options and features you would like. And you have full control over where your data is stored.

With something like Backblaze you get what ever storage system they are using. But with Arq you get to chose a cloud provider, for example I use S3 using the Glacier storage tier(because it’s cheaper; and slower). It is a little bit more expensive per month than Backblaze, but I think it is much more convenient to back up external drives with it. And you get a lot more feedback on what’s going on.

Awesome product. You pay up front for the app, and then you pay for the storage at the provider you went with.