It’s not that the major Asian, European and even now African cities are super futuristic…we just live in a place that doesn’t place an emphasis on collective societal progress.

Most Americans don’t travel outside the country and have 0 idea there are places that are moving past 20th century ideals taking into account our changing environment, culture and technology.

The first time I got a universal remote control I thought to myself, “This changes everything” #dadjoke #Ireallyneedtogotobednow

Literally in the calm before the storm.

Anyone out there with any experience using nixos as their daily driver, I’m ready to hear how you do it, what made you switch, the cool stuff and ugly conundrums and of course those sweet sweet config/flake.nix goodies I can pilfer borrow from.

Anyone know how to run Hyprland with multiple monitors?

Laptop display showing tiles with telegram app status, webpage for Hyprland monitor settings and  a terminal where I’m adjusting those settings

So my RV is in the shop for longer than I thought it would be, and guess where my BBQ grill is stashed? 🤦🏾‍♂️

Welp, I have a backup plan:

A guy BBQing on 2 steel bedframes that are positioned over hot coals with various meats on the bedframe rails where the matress is supposed to go.

Today: Install #nixos on my new #framework16 👨🏾‍💻 #now #currently

Framework 16 computer with boot screen showing 64 GB of RAM and all of the systems ready to go, but zero operating systems because I need to put one on there

I keep hearing how using the recent generative AI/GPT tools can seem borderline sketchy, but I’d like to hear what are tasks/methods/chores that tools like ChatGPT has helped you with to the point you can never consider going back to the old ways if you can avoid it?

I’ll go first: quick recipes and shopping lists.

Test post, testing site comment box… 🎤👈🏾 …this thing on?

Made it to Micro.Camp 2024! Here to learn all about how other people are using this service and blogging in general as opposed to spending all the time on “Big Social”. (my first one with as a supporting paid member too!) #indieweb #blogging #smolweb (What the heck is and anyway?)

🔊 When social media is at its best, we get genuine human connection. But our current social platforms are built on a surveillance model. It’s time to explore a new vision for social media; We don’t have to give up privacy in order to connect.  🎧 In this episode, Raffi talks to prominent critics of existing social media — and the people actively reimagining it, with truly private messaging, hyperlocal communities, and renewed sense of control over our own social data. Guests include Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, whose 2021 leaks made national news and put the social media giant in the Congressional spotlight; scholar and internet activist Ethan Zuckerman; Meredith Whittaker, the president of the Signal Foundation; Flipboard co-founder Mike McCue; and Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain.

#nowlistening #podcast…

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I really wish they would learn how to build these little neighborhood shopping centers with pedestrians in mind instead of just people who drive here. Of course with it sitting on this dumb ass intersection where to two lane roads become a serious six lane monstrosity to cross in all directions with no outline pedestrian crossing zones and broken sidewalks on one side and none on the other well then of course #urbanism #fixmycity

A weird intersection of street that crosses other at a 45° angle that doesn't have any outline pedestrian crosswalks and is likely way too wide for its intended purpose in this neighborhood as seen from one of the acute angles in the intersectionShopping plaza in my neighborhood that has a grocery store and dentist and a few restaurants in it that would be better off without huge parking lot that is focused in the shot

Can’t complain if you don’t vote! 🗳️

I’m still looking forward to it in any case…

Repost of @dadsaysjokeson X: "I did some financial planning and it looks like I can retire at 97 and live comfortable for eleven minutes."

This one was rather easier now that I remembered the ultimate opening word!

daily #referdle526: 14/25

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📸 Bonus prompt 2 for #mbapr, unputdownable, suggested by @jimmitchell

(Same boy as in the last photo, but about 5 years younger. He’s still this age, trapped in a teenage body right now. LOL)

📸 Bonus prompt 1 for #mbapr, bubble, suggested by @paulrobertlloyd

My then 13 year old son is captured in a playful moment, blowing a large, pink bubble gum bubble. The bubble is so big it almost obscures his face, highlighting the fun and lighthearted nature of the activity

📸 Day 30 #mbapr #photochallenge: hometown

the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse parts of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in downtown St Louis, Missouri as seen from the corner of Chestnut and 7th

I’ve lived all over the world, but I carry around my hometown St Louis in my heart wherever I go.

📸 Day 29 #mbapr #photochallenge: drift a sweet matte black E28 BMW M5 seen at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2020 I had a very mild looking version of this same car about 20 years ago that I would sometimes drift… usually inadvertently whenever it snowed 😜