What I find problematic: people who supposedly support the open, distributed, indie web but who continue to be active on Twitter and eschew Mastadon/the fedivererse because it's not decentralized enough or something? Live what you preach and start supporting the real distributed social web, please. Rant over.
I want to experience Mastodon at 1 million active users (6x more than now)
Want to help Mastodon grow?
Frame a picture of the Mastodon logo, put it on your or someone else's grandma's coffee table among all the photos of your relatives! Your grandma won't notice it there, but all your aunts and uncles will be curious. They'll wonder who is this new relative?
In an attempt to research this weird looking new relative, they will stumbled upon the register page, and if there's anything your aunt and uncle is good at, it's signing up to random webpages. Bam! 💥 New user!
For reference, here's that 12" 1080p display casing with a raspberry pi 2 and a raspberry pi 0w inside for...scale?
Takeaway pizza just isn't doing it for you? Build a proper oven! https://hackaday.com/2018/11/06/a-clay-oven-for-perfect-pizza-every-time/ source: https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1059890938078732288
another cooking post...
I do fruit tarts. This one had an all stone-ground wholemeal flour base and a layer of our jam, then all the fruits I could find. Sliced apple, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and more apple on top. Only the apple was fresh- all else was frozen from earlier in the summer. I find strawberries are EXCELLENT to cook with - sure they go mushy, but as far as taste. Yum-taste! (as my smallest used to say) :)
This was Saturday lunch's pudding. #cooking
What comforts me just a tad is that book marketing (outside of non-fiction self-published kindle sales) is reasonably difficult to find concrete info about. On the off chance anyone is interested...
Here's a case study involving Little Fires Everywhere and how it was marketed:
Your First Thousand Copies (Tim Grahl; more focused on non-fiction but still useful):
EFF is suing the San Bernardino County Sheriff to shine light on how deputies use cell-site simulators to track phones. https://www.ocregister.com/2018/11/05/nonprofit-sues-san-bernardino-county-sheriffs-department-for-cellphone-tracking-device-records/ source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/1059894825175080960
Last cooking post for now... ;)
these profiteroles are not so glam, but I really like grandma's hand in the background. We eat with the generation above and below several times a week. (that's something I am grateful my children have grown up with. I certainly did not.) Back to the photo... These are easy to make, just flour, butter, water, eggs (no other raising agents), and a strong arm to stir vigorously to the right consistency with a wooden spoon. #cooking
I've decided to introduce discounted pricing for those with projects and/or ambitions that allow for those who qualify to work with black.af. You can learn more by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or glancing at https://black.af/billing#discounts
Seeing people asking actual question and getting genuine answer, thats some quality masto stuff friendz
RT @EFF: Google cannot both be the umpire of what tracking ads are allowed and the pitcher of most of the ads.
A sustainable Web needs to… source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/1059913125938503682
This soviet-era display shows a few curious design choices, and results in a remarkably rugged and thin unit. https://hackaday.com/2018/11/06/soviet-era-7-segment-display-built-like-a-tank/ source: https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1059913350006693894
RT @engadget: The EFF’s VR experience helps users spot surveillance devices https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/05/eff-vr-experience-help-spot-surveillance-devices/ source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/1059918784759238657
If you've got the time and filament, this OpenSCAD code will generate you a slick PC case. https://hackaday.com/2018/11/05/an-openscad-mini-itx-computer-case/ source: https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1059686868231442432