[sigh]. Bought a refurb Nexus 5 specifically to try Ubuntu Touch. But the installer appears to just be _sitting there_, not doing anything. No evidence it's downloading images, etc. Nothing after it reboots to the bootloader. Very disappointing. Going to install Lineage, for now, try again some other day.
Anybody local (or willing to arrange pickup and shipment) want this machine? https://pcpartpicker.com/user/tithonium/saved/vGTJ7P
Micro-action my friend in Canada did. She would be happy if you copied it :) http://www.creativaty.ca/
I have a script that goes and screen-scrapes all of my banks-and-similar, 11 of them, every day, and collects the current balance, limits (for credit cards), etc into a database, then renders out a text file that shows up on my desktop so I can see today's status.
Today I looked at my "total cash" which includes savings, and my "total revolving debt" (cards) and had to fight the urge to dump all my savings into paying down the cards.
Been playing with fast food apps on my phone. They pretty much all suck. The ones that offer order-ahead all make it a chore, at best, to find and add the items you want. FFS, mcdonalds, I have to specify _two_ "no sauces" on my nuggets? Popeye's 'nutrition info' _opens a fucking pdf_. Why is this hard?
So I have an announcement. I sent an email to my work saying that I wanted to be able to focus on my work on taking advancing the federated social web to the next level. Read: better security / abuse resistance, richer interactions, virtual worlds.
How will I be funded to do this? I don't know. I do know that the state of the political world scares me enough that I feel I have to do this. If you want to support me: https://www.patreon.com/cwebber
Wish me luck. More updates soon.
if you haven't, you should: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tommy-maranges/inhuman-conditions-a-game-of-cops-and-robots
Even without knowing _anything else about it_, I've seen enough ads urging me to vote against 1631, and none in favor, that my automatic assumption is that I should vote in favor. Whoever has the money to run ads all over the place is _almost guaranteed_ to be on the wrong side of any issue.
Then I see "Sponsored by Western States Petroleum Association" and I have confirmation.
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Thou shalt not violate causality within my historic light cone.
Named after the transcontinental communications network from Terry Pratchett's Discworld.
Neither Deluge Nor Ice Storm Nor The Black Silence Of The Netherhells Shall Stay These Messengers About Their Sacred Business. Do Not Ask Us About Sabre-Tooth Tigers, Tar Pits, Big Green Things With Teeth, Or The Goddess Czol.