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People used to own their own websites in the pre-social media phase.

The ISP model was web hosting. Everyone would be a publisher. Everyone would have their own website.

Now the model is: you provide the content for someone else's website, for free. You don't own it, and it is used for a comprehensive surveillance system like the world has never seen to not only observe, but to manipulate and influence your affect and conduct. It is aggregated and used by every government and large corp.

Stop using "Zoom" as a general term for video conferencing.
Stop using "Google" as a general term for searching the web.

Things I learned today: Multi-Seat setup on Debian.

Because of how Linux user sessions work, I thought there must be a way to hook up two monitors, two sets of keyboard & mice, and split the displays between Intel integrated graphics and my NVidia GPU.

Debian has a guide on it and I was able to set it up so that my son and I could play Minecraft java edition with friends online. Worked like a charm with a standard Debian install (no VM's!)

I'm still enjoying having employed Plex to manage and view my media. I even started removing DRM from my purchased media in order to use it within Plex. It's taking a good amount of time but really happy to be doing it.

This is my first step into the #Fediverse. I'm looking forward to learning more about it and meeting new people.

I'm a writer by trade who works for a University as their Web Content Officer.

I run a website called the Worldbuilding School which is all about building imaginary worlds. And I'm writing a collection of Cyberpunk flash fiction with a Retrowave style.

#introduction

Ran across my old World Of Warcraft installation CD’s and decided to install it on Linux and setup a local private server for fun. CD’s installed WoW 1.11.0 and I found the patches to bring it to 1.12.1.

I found CMaNGOS is very a active project and found it easy to compile and run. I’m so impressed with it. I can even creating other characters on my account that can join a group as bots making it easier to solo play!

I might try The Burning Crusade expansions next :)

An important #Linux phone is getting unveiled tomorrow. The hardware is incredible and the specs don't suck :D

Stay tuned for a video interview when the embargo lifts at 9am Eastern.

It took me years to even try it but I am really enjoying Plex! Just need to build a more power NAS to make it better :)

Too many ideas and projects, not enough time.

Some foss tips:

Don't buy Intel, don't buy Nvidia.

Buy AMD ;)

Finished consolidating the thousands of photos and videos from the past 12+ years and got it into a manageable state. They are currently stored on my NAS (with Plex), rsync’d to my desktop (because it was easier to sift through on it), and rsync’d to an external drive as a secondary backup.

Next step is offsite backup, probably using Backblaze. Soon I’ll need to update my NAS to a custom built server as well. I’ve been using a WD EX2100 for years but I need moar powah! 😀

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.

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.

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