Dustin Wilson @dustin@dustinwilson.com

Had some permissions problems with my Mastodon install (that's impossible!). Hopefully got that sorted.

Zora Neal Huston interviewed the last known survivor of the Clotilda, the last known U.S. slave ship — that smuggled enslaved Africans to Alabama in 1860, a full 50 years after importing slaves was outlawed.


I wrote a bit today about 1Password, software subscriptions, and pass:


I was talking with folks earlier about how people don't use hashtags as much as they could on #Mastodon, and it's because seeing a post full of tags is kind of icky, and people don't want to feel spammy.

It's actually really cool that people are being considerate and trying not to spam each other! I'm into that. 🙂 But I'm also sad because it means it's harder to find posts.

So I made a Github issue for putting tags at the end of posts under a "show tags" button.



We got an email that #Flickr was acquired by #SmugMug.

I closed my account after Yahoo purchased it, in 2005. Why am I getting email about this? Also, why didn't I get an email about Flickr going to Verizon!?

This is a reason the #GDPR was created.

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Pinafore is an alternative web client for Mastodon that I'm releasing today. The goal is to make a lightweight standalone web app that can plug into multiple instances, with a UI focused on speed and simplicity.

Pinafore is still beta-quality in places, but it's already the main client @ElfLord and I have been using for the past few weeks. I've been working on it since the start of this year. Hope y'all like it. 😊

@lychee I just messed up upgrading Mastodon my first time and the database went poof to delete my toot history. Haha.

Was nice driving home today and spotting a funnel cloud forming on the horizon. My phone blared with a tornado warning. “No shit. I see it.”

Farewell, Takahata-san. Grave of the Fireflies is the absolute perfect sad movie. It is so depressing I haven't seen it in years yet have vivid memories of scenes from it.

I can think of no higher praise for a filmmaker, animated or live action.

@FiverX2 Sadly too many racist assholes in this country. If we had more gay space communists coming in we’d be better off.

@bobstechsite @Gargron It definitely is ridiculous. Should just be prefilled and all that stuff, but it's not difficult for people who are employed that don't have expenses. We get a form by the end of January which tells you where to put it in what spot on the tax form (and if you've done it before you have last year's to go by). If you're self-employed that's a different story. When I was I just paid an accountant to do my taxes for me. We have a minimum income before having to file, too.

communication about systemd remains the godwin's law of free software

Huh. I found a password manager that's "unix-like" in the sense that

Passwords are just GPG-encrypted files laid out in a particular way. This means you can arguably use git to version and distribute your passwords file.

The amount of plugins suggest that modularity is paying off. I wonder what the browser and mobile experience is like. I wonder if there is yubikey support.

I like the idea of not needing a self-hosted DB, or something like dropbox.


I wrote a bit about a method of creating icon fonts which use ligatures to replace text with icons :


@lychee Nice. I had an opportunity to buy when really cheap and didn't. lol...