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Hey there, I'm Chad. I'm a huge beek. I love tech history, accessible or otherwise. I read a lot. Mostly fantasy, and sci-fi along with litrpg. I will post about anything that comes to mind.

Hey there, everyone! I've been getting into the world cup over the last week or so. This is awesome! I can say now I'm a soccer fan. I've been around it most of my life. My dad is a huge fan. Now, I understand.

Looks like bookshare has all the witcher audiobooks. Yay! But, I'm still going to bard for those. Debating on buying them all.

Wheel of time book stuff. 

I've been working my way through the wheel of time again. I plan on finishing it this time! I'm almost done with book 5. I really wish graphicaudio would do something with the series.

GOD: You have probably 70-80 years at most before you die, ideally.
MAN: oh. well, i'll make the most of-
GOD: You'll be unconscious for 1/3 of the time.
MAN: ..uh
GOD: *leans in* That'll be your favorite part.

Sports ball. 

Come on Minnesota! At least score one touchdown, to at least get double digits! Me saying that, I'm a huge cowboys fan and loving the outcome of this game.

One of the small things I appreciate the handoff homePod from the phone. It made it easier with the latest phones.

Please boost this. If you deactivate/delete your Tw*tter account, your @ handle will be publicly available in 30 days. The chances that you will be impersonated with no recourse is very high! Don’t do it - especially if you had a fairly popular account.

To wipe things, deactivate your account, then go to bird site /login and reactivate it. All of your followers will be gone. Now lock the account and let it rot. @semiphemeral is a great tool for wiping data, including DMs.

#twittermigration

I'm just here enjoying the first match of the world cup with my wife. :)

HEY HEY FRENZ on mastodon.social! You may want to MOVE to a new instance, very soon.

Why? :sealion:

Mastodon is a bunch of islands that can talk to each other. The smaller and more spread out we are, the easier things are to moderate. Horizontal scaling FTW!

All of you who fled that one site 🐤 ended up at mastodon.social for likely a few reasons. It was obvious, it was big, and it's where you saw a bunch of folks going.

But it has a long history of being poorly moderated, which means a LOT of instances are silencing or blocking it. Which means you're on the big island that SEEMS like it's "where everyone is", but in fact, it's a giant island unto itself (momentarily trending toward turning into a post-bird-site echo chamber), and huge swaths of the Fediverse don't talk to it, or even see it.

If you want the quality of interaction (and moderation!) Mastodon is known for, move thy funky buns to a smaller instance of cool folks you enjoy. :blobcatrainbow:

#feditips #fediverse

The lost metal. 

Anyone else reading the lost metal this week? I'll put a cw on this whole thread.

Hey there, I'm Chad. I'm a huge beek. I love tech history, accessible or otherwise. I read a lot. Mostly fantasy, and sci-fi along with litrpg. I will post about anything that comes to mind.

I have almost every single ranken base christmas classic! Only one I'm missing is the life and adventures of santa clause From 1984. I just got the 1979 production of jack frost.

Looks like I found my comfortable speed with espeak-ng. Klat 6, with rate in the app at 460, with voiceovers rate at 60. One thing I honestly love about eSpeak, is how configurable it is.

The ongoing #TwitterMigration highlights one of the characteristics of the Internet that colleagues wrote about[1] back in 2012:

> There are no permanent favorites.

We remember MySpace. AltaVista. Friendster. And SO MANY others..

In their moment, they seemed THE place to be.

And then suddenly they weren’t.

Twitter will fade, as will Facebook/Meta, and all the others.

New things will emerge. The cycle continues.

[1] https://www.internetsociety.org/internet-invariants-what-really-matters/

For all you brandon sanderson fans. The lost metal is on bookshare, both eBook and audiobook.

Interesting, whenever I switch back and forth from eSpeak-ng to Eloquence, eloquence starts to sound weird to me. Like its trying to break through a curtain.

Yay! Its almost cowboys vs packers time. I'm really excited to listen to the game. This is honestly my second year of enjoying football.

Sports, nfl stuff. 

Yay! Cowboys game today! I'm excited! Yay for sirius xm and having all the football channels!

Tv, live police stuff. 

Just here watching on patrol live. Time to test out the content warning feature. This is going to be fun! :)

For the last couple of years, about... 5, actually. I've used nothing and I mean nothing! But an iPhone as my main primary computer. With each iOS update, it makes my choice a lot easier.

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A fun, happy little Mastodon/Hometown instance.