Something a bit different today...

There's a really nice Fediverse admin on here called @stux who provides lots of free decentralised public services (public instances of Mastodon, PeerTube, Pixelfed, Matrix, Nitter, Invidious, Searx etc).

Stux is spending hundreds of euros a month so that these services remain free and operational.

Apparently Stux has had a tough time finding work recently, but has their own small business which provides web hosting.

If you're looking for a small indie hosting provider, this might be a really good choice as the money raised will help keep the Fedi going too:

➡️ stuxhost.com

(I'm sorry to embarass you Stux, but I think you deserve a shout-out for the good work you do!)

I know this is US-centric, but the coolest library database is Freegal, which gives you X number of downloads per week. There are some real gems in it. The metadata isn't great, but other than that it's perfect: a perpetual source of cool music I can own. Definitely check it out if your library subscribes.

@martyn I'm on paternity leave now so I'm not writing at all and I do feel a little bit of a recharge happening. Once I'm back writing regularly again, I'm considering a sabbatical every seven weeks to similarly reboot.

Me: Wow! A lot of hockey in the Fedi today. Everyone is talking about the Seattle Kraken!

*Narrator catches up to the news cycle*

@cheribaker I print and edit everything on paper. I'm constantly apologizing to trees

@rythur @ryanschultz in terms of artists, the best thing to do is buy albums rather than stream. For email, I love Fastmail.

today's horror in backward compatibility 

@mark Were they sessions that started in 1999 and never ended?

Nothing clears the head like a good journaling session. Even if you don't gain clarity, at least you get some perspective.

New phone. Exciting but also super annoying logging in to everything again...

Rainy Thursday. Good day to wonder if I'm a clone.

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