Basically a Jumanji in a building…

I mean, someone got them to call it this—I couldn’t not buy it… 🤷🏻‍♂️🍍🍈🍇

Trying micro.blog within a WP install on a domain with another WP install a level up made things too messy…went back to having its own domain, but lost HTTPS… 🤷🏻‍♂️

Playing with Fedora on an old PC to test out something…what a pleasant-looking interface and really snappy on 2009-era hardware…almost looks like an alternate-universe OS X…

So Facebook has been awful for a long time, and Twitter has plenty to complain about, but apps like Tweetbot and Twitterrific made it tolerable. This news really bums me out. Does every large, popular social network have to suck?

I think I found where winter meets spring…

By the way, as much as I don’t like getting extra emails, I really like Morning Brew’s free weekday email newsletter – if you have any interest in business or tech, you should check it out: https://www.morningbrew.com/?kid=dfcf23

I’m finally shut down my Fever° installation for RSS (cleaned up some other things, too)…while it was good, it’s one more thing that needs tending to on my server and is no longer supported/updated. I’m trying Feedly with the Reeder app now…

Indiana finally allows alcohol sales on Sundays, and so I had to go buy something…this lone one was loose in Meijer’s liquor area, so I had to get it.

…that being said, I signed up for MoviePass, both because it fascinates me as a business, and can make going to the theater a more throwaway experience. I don’t know how long they can keep it going, but I might as well try, right?

…let’s take the most annoying part of sporting events and bring that to the movie theater! Somehow, the fact I can wait a little bit to see it cheaply at home with a pause button is what’s really hurting the theater experience. Don’t get me started on the “meals” and bar section…

I kinda hate that movie theaters are moving to fewer, assigned seats. People show up late, it’s a hassle if you want to spontaneously go, and it’s not fixing anything. High prices, not lack of a comfy, assigned seat, are what make me say “screw it” and look on Netflix/HBO/Amazon…

Asking the great folks of micro.blog: Am I weird for wanting fewer wired devices on my network? It seems like a lot of network admins (and amateur IT people) are still on the you-must-use-wired-always kick and there’s a general distrust for Wi-Fi.

In defeatist moments, there’s always a part of me that wonders if all this technology is really making things better. The fact that AMBER Alerts on phones are helping things made me a bit hopeful this morning: https://www.20k.org/episodes/emergencyalert

HomePods leaving rings everywhere… 🤷🏻‍♂️

I’ve been doing some thinking about this post. Nobody is forcing anyone to buy it, but the comments from Android fans are puzzling…plenty of other competing products that might be better, yet there are complaints about it? Apple delivers what it promises and only that…

I’m sitting on the sidelines for the HomePod launch, but as my day job of being a network admin, I find it incredibly annoying that Apple seems to hide the MAC address until after you set it up…aka MAC-based device registration on most college/universities won’t work.