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I keep accruing followers on with absolutely zero engagement whatsoever. What's the point?

Likely the emptiest of all silos platforms of all.

Just updated my blogroll: added Redecentralize Digest, a monthly digest that can be accessed via email newsletter, RSS feed or blog on their website.

redecentralize.org/redigest/

During the process of leaving , I converted my newsetter archive by importing their .csv files and recreating the whole thing in HTML (plus RSS).

Doing this has revealed how little I appreciate how I've managed the newsletter so far. Weirdly, in a couple of years I've only had 2 people who unsubscribed.

So, I've decided to take the route @silviamaggi has taken from the beginning of her "Design, Digested" newsletter: 1 link about my initiatives, 2/3 curated links from the web.

Following a toot by @ru , @m2m created the RSS feed for my newsletter Design, Digested.

I previously never considered the need to read a newsletter other than in an email client.

I've learned a lot ever since joining Mastodon! And I'm not done yet.

silviamaggidesign.com/newslett

Just posted in my blog: "Automation for my static blog publishing workflow"

How I’m currently managing writing new content in my Jekyll static blog, using Shortcuts on macOS.

minutestomidnight.co.uk/blog/a

A fresh post coming out of the oven.

afhub.dev/2022/05/09/technolog

What do y'all think about technology evolving too fast?

@pete I think it’s important to understand the risks but mentally focus on the neutral or positive possibilities. We all have no direct influence and we only get partial and biased information. And propaganda from all sides. So I’ve decided to not let it get to me.

@lkhrs pros of managing bookmarks this way:

– I see articles and pages that I don't need anymore.

– Makes it easy to cull useless things and keep it essential.

What I'm trying to fight here is the constant feeling of having a "black hole" called "bookmarks" where I don't know anymore what I have and what I don't, making it impossible to find what I need when I do.

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@lkhrs I've started testing Pocket as a bookmark manager. Not sure it's a brilliant idea but I'd like to experiment a bit.

First impact: after importing all my Firefox bookmarks, Pocket transformed the folders in tags — very useful.

– I keep in my Firefox homepage (or bookmarks toolbar) the links I keep going back to often, plus I can tab-pin the ones I use daily.

– Apps to manage this type of workflow on macOS: Reeder, or Readkit; Pocket on mobile.

Not yet convinced, let's see how it goes.

Loved this article.

"In 2017, somewhere between getting my office and my website off-the-grid, I decided not to buy any more new laptops. Instead, I switched to a 2006 second-hand machine that I purchased for 50 euros. [...] I invested less than 150 euros. If my 2006 laptop runs for another 1.7 years it will have cost me only 26 euros per year. That’s more than 10 times less than the cost of my previous laptops."

lowtechmagazine.com/2020/12/ho

Question: I have this blog post about using macOS Shortcuts to automate my publishing workflow in Jekyll and it's 2057 words. Shall I split it in 2 posts?

Aksing because the scripts are: 1) create a new post and automatically compile the Front Matter; 2) image optimize, renaming, conversion in webp, move to Jekyll's assets folder then fetch width + height and compile a <figure> shortcode in the post.

Since there are two distinct areas, would it be better to have 2 shorter posts?

is to work and visibility what is to indie musicians' income.

Couldn't agree more:

> Corporate language is filled with metaphors of war. Companies “conquer” the market, they “capture” mindshare, they “target” customers, they employ a sales “force”, they hire “head-hunters”, they “destroy” the competition, they pick their “battles”, and make a “killing”. That’s an awful paradigm and we want nothing to do with it. Work isn’t war. We come in peace.

37signals.com/02

Me every time I start a blog post where I explain how I do something technical: "I'll keep this brief and to the point". 2k words later: "oh, I need to better explain a couple of points".

I can be so concise on most things, except this. So frustrating.

As a #Fediverse user, I can follow a lot of cool people, but I can't access content that is exclusively published over Twitter.

Until recently I still opened #Twitter to check for updates by profiles such as MIT Technology Review, The Gradient, The Economist, Quanta Magazine or Phys, since none of those accounts cross-posts to the Fediverse.

That's no longer the case. I decided that instead of complaining about the mountain not moving to me, I should probably take the initiative and drag it myself.

So I have created a #bot based on #Platypush (and a sprinkle of #Python) that subscribes to a curated list that contains my #RSS feeds and with my favourite Twitter accounts (using nitter to bridge Twitter timelines to RSS), and forwards updates to my #Mastodon instance: social.platypush.tech/web/@cro.

If you're into science and tech content, feel free to follow it!

And I've written a blog article that explains how to build a bot like this, together with some random thoughts on the Fediverse.

blog.platypush.tech/article/Cr

Even once #BandcampFriday goes away, it would be cool if the fediverse could keep a once a month tradition of throwing out music recommendations for others to help support musicians. I can't buy every piece of music I'm seeing on my timeline (I am adding a lot of it to my "someday" queue), but there's so much good stuff and it's just great to have a sort of specific outlet for it on here.

For today's I bought 'No More Kissing' by Trentemøller and 'My personal best' by Chelsea Jade. Two very different artists to fill up my diverse music interests.

trentemoller.bandcamp.com/albu

chelseajade.bandcamp.com/album

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