It was probably the warmest spot in the house.
To make up for letting Awkwardly crash for almost a week, here's a photo of Awkwardly's mascot Atticus blithely preventing me from getting another slice of pizza.
Whoops! Sorry for the downtime
I just realized that Awkwardly Social has been down for six and a half days!
I have third party notifications from servercheck.in but this one got lost in my pile of email until this morning when I was cleaning out my inbox.
I know there are a few users on Awkwardly who aren't me. Really really sorry for the inconvenience. I hope I didn't scare you too much.
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MacOS Pumpa build
Used the instructions at https://pumpa.branchable.com/install/ and https://github.com/pump-io/pump.io/wiki/HowTo-for-building-Pumpa-on-OS-X and got it to build with very few hiccups.
First attempt to post with an image didn't go through, but I closed and reopened, and did a plain text test. This is a second test with an image; hopefully the first fail was a fluke.
[Edit] Also testing edits (changed URLs to be links)
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Test from Pumpa on MacOS
The build process seems to have gone OK, but the first post (with a picture) that I sent doesn't seem to have been submitted. Trying a plain post, see how that goes.
2017-11-15T20:46:46Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Pretty much every day:
1. Wake up
2. Read a story on the front page of the Wall Street Journal
3. Open Twitter
4. See Jack Posobiec and Mike Cernovich claim that the story is being ignored by the mainstream media.
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2017-11-15T19:52:30Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
I wish this were a surprise. Even more I wish this were not true. TechShopSF will be missed https://makezine.com/2017/11/15/techshop-closes-doors-files-bankruptcy/
2017-11-15T18:42:55Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
It just occurred to me that I keep $1-$5 that I'd otherwise lose every time I'm in a place that sells lottery tickets and I don't buy any.
So what they told us is a lie. You can win if you don't play.
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2017-11-15T18:12:50Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Does Pumpa exist anymore? Asking for a friend.
(Of course I am my friend.)Show all 5 replies
2017-11-15T18:03:05Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Sometimes I think about finding the source for the iOS pump.io app Social Monkeys and trying to make it build so it will run again.
But then I think about what a PITA it is to set up local app installation for iOS, and the aggravation of using XCode for... y'know, anything at all, and the open question of whether I need to pay Apple in order to tinker.
And then I get a little courage and go looking for the source anyhow. Looks like Social Monkeys was never F/LOSS anyway. Oh well.
This status has a title
2017-11-15T17:53:26Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
I assume that there is some discussion somewhere about the pros and cons of including titles in pump.io's web client, and the decision not to include them in the web client. I've sort of been convinced that titles are a good thing, and I don't like posting status updates without titles.
Now, I don't want to just whinge about how inconvenient stuff that other people built for me is, but I will anyway because it isn't just a question of how lazy I am. It's a question of enticing other people to adopt federated social media as a real alternative to, you know, silos. This is a totally Stevecentric perspective, but I believe that the obstacles I encounter are obstacles other people encounter. While I am motivated to push past those obstacles, long experience shows that removing obstacles is what gets things used. This really shouldn't be controversial.
Oh well. Do I have a point? Not really. I just feel sad and tired whenever I realize that I've tweeted a bajillion times in the last month and haven't done squat here in the pumpiverse so then I think about posting and... oh dear, do I really want to spin up the VM with Linux on it?
I'm seeing how little tolerance I have for even minor inconveniences and despairing of the prospects of success convincing other people to overcome what might be a bigger inconvenience for them than for me. (I mean, how many of my non-developer friends run VMs?)
As for the "wanting to post with titles from the web UI", I imagine you know that if your post is a "Picture", you can add a title.
Other than that, there was some discussion about this, and while some were against having "note" object with a title field, there was talk about allowing a different kind of post (say "article", which is another supported type of object) with title field and more.
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Burngot a good burn on
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Is there life after snowflake?
2017-09-28T17:31:14Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
This is a doozy for me. Hopefully someday I can title this How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Abundance.
Pretty and red
2017-09-26T20:10:13Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Montblanc Marilyn Monroe looks like my Omas Emotica:
Pretty and red. Don't think I want to pay for it. And the nib really should be platinum if it's an homage to Marilyn.
Rockin' it old schoolLiterally. Phone charging so it can't be carried around. 11 year old music player works great.
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“Using the phone for music is not for me =)”
I paid what seems like a lot of money to me to have a phone with enough storage that I could fit my music library on it. I justified it because having bought it without a carrier subsidy I didn't get locked into a contract. Almost US$1000 up front for the phone, but my wireless bill went from $100/month to about $12-20/month. So even with the pricey phone going no-contract paid for that phone in the first year. I've had it two and a half.
Anyway, I almost never actually have phone calls. Basically what I call my "phone" is my music player that also has messaging, email, and other apps and which can make a phone call if I need it.
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