Sometimes I'm worried the Internet has made me stupid. I've been trying to find an old book that is entirely too expensive to buy, but nobody has a digital copy of it to download. I've dug through every place I could think of looking for a scan (LibGen, Internet Archive, etc.).
Turns out the library down the street has it. I forgot about those...
It's a work in progress, but I keep visiting my own site because it's a content goldmine.
And yes, there's Pouet TV, but mine's different, I promise.
Check it out: https://prods.page/
I am further haunted that someone who actually wants to work for Amazon, who made it all the way through the interview process and got a job offer, would accept the offer with something as impersonal as a one-line auto-response from their phone's notifications.
Maybe this is a subtle way Google tries to sabotage Amazon's recruitment, as if Amazon's work culture wasn't enough.
There is a French company, Archos, that had the bad luck of inventing the future a little too early multiple times.
The first time was the Archos Jukebox, which they released in 2000. It was basically a hardware MP3 wrapped around a 2.5" 6GB hard drive. That was absolutely massive capacity at the time. (The original iPod, released more than a year later, only stored 5GB.)
Like most digital music players, it got absolutely clobbered by the iPod.
I have always been an advocate for using anonymous accounts online to keep your personal life and the online masses separate.
But those accounts are always just a temptation for me to argue and get frustrated with others, so I am now deleting most of my anonymous/pseudonymous identity for the sake of being a healthier person.
Expect me more here. I like how Mastodon gives me completely control over my identity, and lacks the right-wing agitators that ruin social media for me generally.
Eve Online is officially pairing with Microsoft Excel. How it took this long, nobody knows.
I was worried that being a single-user Mastodon instance would get me on some sort of block list. Like "this guy's his own mod, don't give him a chance", which is totally understandable given how people tend to abuse fediverse communities.
But so far, I can't find anyone who has my instance filtered or suspended. For this, I thank you!
And I'll continue not arguing or stirring up drama, because I don't want this to change.