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fdupes and exiftool are amazing for sorting all these photos and videos.

Took a variety of tests to build confidence that I wouldn't lose anything, glad I took the time though.

After all these files are sorted, I can start organizing the albums. Thinking of using Plex as the viewer because tagging people in it (generic tags) is very easy.

Finally settled on a domain for my app.

FOSS, client side, private contact sharing!

Spread the word (I think it's really cool and you should too, kthx)

I haven't been great at organizing my NAS drive and decided to start making that effort last night.

Specifically my media organization hasn't been great. I have a folder structure that works really well I just haven't been diligent at sorting them.

I have backups and various copies of photos in different locations, probably duplicates galore but I've been afraid to delete any of them.

Time to slowly go through them once and for all.

We constantly redefine good and evil for our own convenience at the expense of others.

I'd like to have the QoS feature working so that I can make sure my work is not hindered by what other devices are doing (I've been working from home for 8+ years). A lot of the other management and monitoring features are nice too.

I was going to setup a Raspberry PI with Pi-hole and PIVPN but it looks like these new routers have VPN support built in which seems neat. I'm still going to have Pi-hole setup and use the VPN on the router.

My Apple Airport Extreme was the best wireless router I ever had but died recently.

I've replaced it with a Netgear AX1800 but the QoS stuff doesn't work and I've had to disable all features to figure out why internet speeds are so slow to no avail.

I just ordered a Linksys WRT1900ACS to replace that now and will be returning the Netgear. Hopefully I have a better experience with Linksys.

My thoughts on the Apple walled garden after spending a couple of years in the iOS ecosystem.

#Apple #iOS

US Presidential Election 2020 

I don’t care for either candidate. I feel like we’re all the parents playing judge in a disagreement with our kids.

It doesn’t matter what either says you’ll never find a perfect candidate to vote for, just one in enough alignment with your values and beliefs while compromising on others.

In my view, they all answer to a higher authority anyway. I’m just doing my part as a Christian to promote the common good as I believe it should be.

Bought a set of Comply foam tips to replace the silicon ones on my AirPods Pro. They would often slip out of my ears and I’d constantly be pressing them back in, didn’t matter which size I put on.

In only 10 minutes of using these Comply foam tips they feel so much more comfortable. They don’t feel like they are slipping out of my ear even when my jaw moves while talking.

So far, 300% satisfied with the $30 purchase.

Some of my thoughts on the recent debacle around Matt Mullenweg (#WordPress creator) and the #Jamstack

So I wad just talking about domain names and I happened to use as an example. To my astonishment, this domain was available (it isn't any more!)

But that got me to thinking, "I wonder if is available?"

Unfortunately it isn't, but the website that hosts it is AMAZING!

USPOL, RBG, Your Cynicism 

You cannot expect to do good without acting inside the system to triage, and working without the system to force change.

Both of these things matter.

Exercising your right to vote doesn't mean you are supporting the system, it means you are manipulating as best you can from within.

Do it.

Exercising your right to protest, and force change by holding politico's feet to the fire? Just as important.

At this point if you are of the belief that not voting is a good idea, you are either a manipulated fool, or a mouthpiece trying to disenfranchise others.

Get over your ego, and go do both.

I'm not asking you to even like it. But know how you are leveraged, and maximize your free will.

I hate to ask, but here goes.

I'm looking for a role as a #frontend #developer. #Contracts or #fulltime. Preferably #UK where I have previous #remote work ex from.

I've been looking a while and nothing with the right fit has come along. Work life balance is super important. If UK, happy to work completely in your timezone!

My site is and I'm happy to email you my CV/resume. Will start immediately once we're on the same page. 💯

#Boost please?


#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @briar - Secure Tor-based p2p messaging app, works locally even if internet shut down

🌟 @dagseii - Digital artist doing dramatic portraits

🌟 @freedomboxfndn - Free open source software to make your own personal home server

🌟 @privacyint - Official PeerTube instance for privacy pressure group @privacyint

🌟 @9to5linux - News site about Linux and FOSS

🌟 @godotengine - FOSS 3D & 2D game engine

🌟 @rpginabox - RPG creation tool

“Even under the worst torture and cruelties that humans can inflict on one another, our power over our own mind and our power to make our own decisions can’t be broken—only relinquished.”

— The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman

Planned obsolescence can undermine privacy - and our pocketbook. For example, Apple computers, that get phased out of new software updates, may force us to make unnecessary choices.

This could force us to purchase new computers (when they are still viable) and to use hardware and software that may be outside our needs.

Try to install Linux before you opt for a new device. POP_OS performs wonderfully on outdated iMacs. Many distros can take a slow Windows PC and give it new life.

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