I bought a 2nd gen Nest thermostat several years ago. It paid for itself within two months and some change especially considering I installed it during the summer here. I'd put off getting something else after Google bought Nest because they at least kept the company separate. I knew eventually they'd fold it in and start collecting information they don't have a right to have. Guess that's happening now.
I do find it funny when Europeans rant about price tags in the US (and Canada) not including tax. It’s an inconsequential thing to rant about first of all, but we do have one major purchase that is tax-included and that’s gas (petrol). As a result almost no one knows how much they pay in tax to fill up their tank, and in a few places in the US taxes on it are egregiously high. On the other hand when buying say... art supplies I’m always faced with how much I pay in tax.
Librem.one, Moderation Discussion
Admins: perhaps you should consider blocking social.librem.one. This instance’s policies could affect the safety of many of us on the fediverse. The instance automatically rejects both local and remote reports, meaning there is no way to bring bad users and content to the attention of their moderators. See here: https://source.puri.sm/liberty/smilodon/commit/9cae431902a2c0ce6438c6722a3a901e279c78fc
In discussion within their chatrooms, I received this response:
quick note about reporting (copied from other chat room): this is correct, after deep deliberation we have concluded that no company should control speech - we have a “stay safe” guide in the pipeline, but briefly, block bad users and report illegal content - in the long-term federated, community-managed blocklists are likely the answer
This does not seem right to me - if we’re subjected to their users, the only action admins can take is to block their server rather than have our issues addressed. This makes for a poor member of the fediverse.
So not far from where I live they've had a street torn up to replace a significant portion of the road with not one but two roundabouts to "improve traffic flow". This construction has been going on for a while because the road can't easily be closed down. They've just opened up half of each of the roundabouts and have had a few accidents already.
I decided to check Birdsite to see up to date information about the burning of Notre Dame and was instantly reminded of why I left it where Twitter showed me on the first tweet of someone I don’t follow gatekeeping grief over the destruction of the cathedral versus other tragedies happening elsewhere. I just instantly logged off.
My ISP has some technical difficulties with ipv6 this morning. I'm assigned an ipv6 address but nothing works through it, and while my "Mac" just happily automatically switched over to using ipv4 when browsing my server (Ubuntu 18.04) would not. I ended up having to disable ipv6 in sysctl just to get things working. Anyone know how to get Ubuntu to just switch over to ipv4 when ipv6 is having trouble?
Giving Krita a try again (last time I used it was before hardware acceleration). Spent an inordinate amount of time playing around with brush settings and made a couple I like then painted a mason jar to test things out. Really like it. Might write my thoughts on the app on my blog. #mastoArt #creativeToots #foss #krita #art
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