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Loving the conversations on Scuttlebutt these days. Lots of great conversations and book suggestions.

I still love you Mastodon (especially you Moosetodon) but I really like Scuttlebutt's more long form blog writing style, especially when learning about topics

I'm going on a bit of a binge here, apologies Moosetodonians

Privacy, minor drug mention Show more

I miss learning stuff so much, ever since college I realize there has been a decently large hole in my life. Ever since dedicating myself to learning a language, it's like that hole has been filled.

I've been on a huge Spanish binge recently as I move to Peru in about a month. 1.5 hrs a day of private tutoring online is fantastic and has propelled me so much further than any other 'learning method' I've used.

This combined with Language Transfer's free Spanish course has gotten me to a very comfortable level of speaking which is wonderful

@vickylai I'm checking out your packing lists as I'm getting ready to head for a 8-12 month trip around South America.
You have a lot of Muji stuff - I bought a bunch of Muji when i was in Singapore but they don't have any stores near me. Did you buy this stuff in the States or did you order it online? It says they ship some stuff to Canada so not sure what best option is...

@thurloat Really odd, now it works for me. It was back to back for like three days logging on with no images at all. I'll let you know if it happens again.

logging in from Toronto, no VPN.

Also, anyone have a solid way to block / close applications on Linux after a certain amount of time?

Eg, Leechblock but for software. Only allow me to have Steam open for 25 minutes before warning and closing the process.

I had a script but it only half works sometimes

Moosetodon peoples. Since relogging onto Mastodon last week I don't see ANY photos on the interface. Is this a problem anyone else is having or just me?

In other news this has become my favourite album recently : open.spotify.com/album/6aRdKJa

Xela - For Frosty Mornings and Summer Nights

A quick roundup of what I've done since I last departed Mastodon -

- finished building v1 of my shopify app / plugin
- flew to guatemala
- got incredibly sick
- flew back to canada. realized i actually lost OHIP coverage from being out of country for so long this year, so have been paying for doctor's visits out of pocket which is (not) lovely

and now I'm here

@vickylai found you via your hugo themes (which are cool by the way) - nice to find other nomads on here! I think that brings us to a grand total of 3 of us that I know?

I'm back! Kidding. Sort of. I may browse every once and a while. Hope everyone is well. Autumn is kicking my butt right now but have some exciting new projects on the way.

I may disappear off Mastodon in the near future. I love the platform, ideology behind it, and of course most of all the people on it - but as I do more thinking I realize that I don't think I have a use for a social outlet like this anymore.

I used to use Twitter as a emotional outlet I think, always posting my every thought and belief on there. Then I switched to general ramblings on Mastodon. Now I'm at the point where I don't think I have an actual need to post anything on here anymore.

@jason
I'm just trying to see the middle ground for people that think Mozilla is the devil all of a sudden. From my research they are still a good, privacy focused company in the web space (especially companies with > 50 employees I guess). I am absolutely way more confident suggesting friends + family Firefox over Chrome, and even Firefox over Qutebrowser or Falkon browser.
Again, this is your opinion and that's cool, just want to see the why's behind these posts!

@jason Ok but what I understand from all this is that:
- Mozilla does not sell user data from Firefox users (good for privacy, staying true to their ethics)
- Mozilla does not sell user telemetry from Firefox (true to their ethics)
- Mozilla makes money from setting Google as the default search engine, a complete third party so not affiliated with Mozilla at all (not sure if you can classify this as against what they portray as a privacy concious company)

Mac's tiny desk has already become a constant repeat for the last month youtube.com/watch?v=QrR_gm6RqC