I've been saying for years that was a documentary, and now that's starting to bear out.


I decided to step away from the keyboard for a while and do something "offline" today. I got out the paints, sat down, and finished another Tau strike team. These are the first models I've painted this year. Only took 7 hours... 😩 At this rate I should have my Tau army fully painted in about 3 or 4 years...🙄

Actually, this is a direct benefit of getting that new bookshelf last week and getting the models out on display. Stored in foam cases they were out of sight, out of mind.

Interesting piece in the about the role of and in the larger backlash movement against centralized social media. That said, the author somewhat conflates the two platforms in a way I don't think is really accurate. Still, a good read.


After having my minis in storage for 6 months, I finally got off my butt this morning and picked up a bookshelf at . It's cool to have them back out in the open again, but man... I have so much to paint.

I have to say, this article from the comes off as typical hipster myopia.

Should you stream music? or listen to CDs?

As if the mp3 format was never invented and doesn't allow CDs to be ripped and the music to be stored in a convenient and portable format while still maintaining direct ownership. Or for music files to be purchased in a form unencumbered by DRM and stored on one's own media.

I'm surprised the writer didn't go full hipster and whip out the vinyl.


"80s on 8" is making me want to watch Footloose or something.

Well.. a bright spot at the end of a week of "one of those days" (5 in row, in fact).

We sold our RV that had SiriusXM back in March and I've been kind of missing it. This little guy showed up today and I got the service moved over from the old radio (sorry to whoever bought the old RV, but your free sat radio sub is over).

Got a dock for my office and one for the new RV, so it can go back and forth. The last trip out to the desert taught me that we can't rely on ground-based signal for music.

Hmm. I really wish had a little better documentation for some of the config options. Playing around in your .env.production file is a bit like guesswork. Also, there really, really needs to be a way to rename an instance without breaking existing federation links.

A new proposal for binary Javascript? Faster perhaps, but can I read the source of that JS my browser just loaded? If not, forget it. I prefer slow and open vs. fast and closed.


Geez, it's not even 10am and I've been up for seven hours. It feels like the middle of the afternoon already. Other than some documentation I updated this morning, I'm guessing it won't be a very productive day for .

About once a week, I wake up at 3am and then can't fall back to sleep. I guess today is the day. I just wish I could make use of the time and be productive, but I don't want to wake up my wife.

Ever since stopped using UPS/FedEx in my area and started using their fleet of amateur delivery drivers, almost every package is now improperly delivered. I've been a Prime member for longer than I can recall, but I'm to the point where I'm not even interested in ordering anything from them anymore. Especially if I have to have it delivered to a locker and drive to get my package - just to ensure that I actually get it. Amazon used to be convenient. Now? Not so much. 🤨

Yet one more reason not to use Google products or the factory load on Android phones.


nailed it with today's comic. Beyond just games, this applies to in general and their abusive attitudes toward the people who use their products.


"Hmm. I think I'll adjust the :height of that one font face a little ..." 🧐

[three hours later]

"Must... stop... tweaking... my Emacs theme... need... sleep..." 😩

So the Wachowskis are rumored to be making another Matrix movie. That would be the Matrix, Part 2 right? Because there were never any sequels made to the Matrix, it was just the one film. At least, that's what I tell myself so I can sleep at night.


The city where I live didn't even exist 100 years ago, it was just a dusty stop on a road to somewhere else. Now it's a home to millions - in a desert. Drive 30 minutes out of town and you're in the middle of nothing. What's stopping us from starting new cities in all of this open space? I have to imagine it would be cheaper than trying to excavate a subterranean city under existing population centers.

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