Nevermind. Deleting posts and replies again. My usual Friday self-loathing routine.

The Dutch have a long history of being enamored by international superstars, but this video from 1928 with the arrival of Josephine Baker still made me smile.

It's been a while since I came across some original video content, but the creator by the name of Xzit Thamer is doing some very funny and interesting mix of LARPing (he dresses as the main character CJ in the game GTA San Andreas), retro-gaming and social commentary without speaking a word, but with a lot of 90s west-coast rap (2Pac, Dre, etc) mixed in. I recommend watching some of his shorts on YouTube (copies of TikTok content).

FYI: I'm waiting for the first point release before updating our PeerTube instance to version 4, because this major release is a bit rushed and the installment is a bit tricky.

@omnipotens Please don't upgrade before I've greenlighted it first.


"The real problem is not whether machines think, but whether men do."

- B.F. Skinner

It’s not a big story and I only know how my father told me about it somewhere back in 2010. Sadly he passed away in 2017 and the only record of it is in his ship log, but that doesn’t contain what my father told me and how I knew who this passenger exactly was by what he described to me.

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One day I will tell the story of how my father took a paying passenger on board of his ship and sailed him all the way to Sweden. Unbeknownst to him, this passenger was one of the founders of Piratebay, who was trying to evade prosecution.

I have finally made the switch. After more than 10 years of using Sublime Text as my main editor for work, I now use VSCode. I’m now using the trifecta Win10, WSL2, VSCode (and GitHub) and it’s flawless integration is amazing. I’m assigned to refactoring a big ReactJS project, so I guess I’m in the Big Tech camp now. Whatever, it brings food on the table.

I actually read Snow Crash a couple of years ago and consider this as pretty close to what the Metaverse might look like.

i gave up on linux. #wsl2 works too well. and #windows sees all my hardware. i like the idea of a linux desktop but windows just works :(

@frank @ChrisWere I'm not young nor an activist, and I prefer a sofa to an armchair these days, but I've used blackmail to great effect in the past.

Dammit, @ChrisWere, I demand a new episode of Trendy Talk to make sense of it all or... or I will cancel my subscription.. ehm, I mean.. I will have my instance block your instance... oh wait... hmm, it's my right as a white male minority... oh, crap, that doesn't work...

I don't know how those young armchair activists do this demanding, so could you please give me what I want?

Dear Internet, I'm helping an old man who's almost blind. His computer is really important to him, but he's losing what's left of his sight rapidly. He uses Windows on a normal PC. Can anyone recommend tools/settings/software I can help him try? #a11y #toot

This is how I currently feel about my smartphone, computers, the fediverse, the internet, etc. is a new PeerTube instance set up by Fediverse veteran @sean@social.deadsuperhero.comwith responsible moderation and federation policies.

It's invitation-only, so if you are looking for a decent PeerTube instance to host your videos, send Sean a message.

The instance's official account is:

➡️ @spectravideo

The instance itself is at

#SpectraVideo #Spectra #PeerTube #PeerTubers #Fediverse #Videos

I'm just an idiot Brave browser user, but I still think it's cool they use Jitsi as a service (jaas) as a backend for their new Brave Talk feature.

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