💫Start a Fucking Blog

This is a fucking blog, and it’s wonderful. It’s perfect. It allows you to share your words, in your own voice, with no corporate fuckery to fuck it up for you.

I’ve just activated automatic deletion of all messages on my mastodon thingy. I’m going to treat mastodon as ephemeral chat from now on.
It’s part of me remodelling my web usage and put even more focus on my own home. social.lol/@muhh

I’ve just activated automatic deletion of all messages on my mastodon thingy. I’m going to treat mastodon as ephemeral chat from now on.

It’s part of me remodelling my web usage and put even more focus on my own home.

Happy new year!

pastry which looks like pig’s head

Brossd Neujahr!

Gudn ruddsch!

fire red sunset

If todays sunset is an indicator of next year’s weather, it’s going to be on fire.

☕️ party preparations

Someone’s early

a ladybird on my wooden desk

Where the year has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

Greg Moore · Litany Against Resolutions

lol'ing for over a year now!

I registered my beautiful muhh.omg.lol address over thirteen months ago, and it took me only a few weeks, until one day before Christmas Eve, to start using it properly. On Christmas Eve I entered Adam’s charity auction and I’ve had a lifetime address ever since.

In this year I’ve been a happy user and Adam is continueing to build a mighty empire of different small but helpful services. Some, like the mastodon server social.lol, I use heavily, some I don’t.
I even bought the domain muhh.lol to follow the IndieWeb principle to own my content, which led to omg.muhh.lol as my generic profile page for the web.

You really should use get an address there right now. Or next year, but then at a raised price.

What made me write this post, is that there is a referral programme for omg.lol in place. You can collect credits for referalls and then receive credit to use in time for the service(s). Or even make gift codes out of the credit for others to use.

So if anyone remembers they started using omg.lol because of me, please let them know. For science only, of course. I don’t need the credit.

If I ever get credit on my time account, I’ll give it away, like @maique is doing right now.

One thing that drives me a bit mad right now: I don’t know who brought me there and who I could put in as my referrer. Does anyone know how I found out about this fabulous place? Or how I could find out? It’s been such a long time.

But, and this is the personal part of this little rambling story: It changed me by putting the “LOL” in my head and directing my online consumption and presence in a more fun way. It’s led to me posting more this year than I have in a very, very long time. I’ve interacted a lot more. It made me enjoy all the things a lot more.

I’ve also realised that micro.blog does a lot of things right by denying access to unhealthy metrics like follower counts or “likes”. Which was a major reason why I basically stopped using the big, corporate social networks. I even doubt that my mastodon usage is right for me. It’s just too much for my easy to distract brain. It obviously prefers calmer and joyful places.

In short, omg.lol has brought fun into my life, made it better, and for that I am very grateful. My blog will remain my constant rock on the internet, and micro.blog is good for that right now.

Except I still have muhh.lol available and I feel the urge to build something up again myself. For the lols 🤣.

Merry Christmas to all you lovely people!

me in a Christmas tree  ball. Red and green.

Happy winter solstice!

Prami is now a physical part of my most important tools. prami

Photo of my dirty desk, with a hint of my beloved ikki68 aurora keyboard with Vim keycaps and my notebook with a fres prami sticker on it.

🥶 No school today. It’s raining and freezing. Yay.

🤔 Thinking about how to mesh the blog, the mastodon, the status and basically all the things.

Common sense doesn’t scale · Gabe Kangas

Even the most loved Big Tech enterprises will never, ever be able to treat its users well at scale. No redesign of their copyright policies, no new terms of service, no new algorithm and no new owner will ever be able to change the fact that when you get that big you can no longer treat your users as individuals and you will actively hurt many of them. Once you get to a certain size working with your users becomes a data problem, not a people problem. And data problems cannot be solved with common sense, nuance, or empathy.

Scale is our enemy.

Very on point.

I can’t yet let go completely of my @muhh handle at twitter. But I made it unusable for me and for others as well.

I’ve claimed Germany on the omg.lol members map. Funny, ey?

This is such a nice detail of the streacom DB4 case.

All I/O is at the bottom, as is the power button with its LED. And since you can’t see the button directly, it lights up the stand with the power symbol.

Photo in the dark of a streacom DB4 case. The cases stand with the power symbol gets illuminated from the bottom of the case.

A kind of post mortem of what felt like a quite defining moment in mastodon/fediverse land. My first witnessed shitstorm so to say.

A case study on how to fail.

A Case Study on Raspberry Pi’s Incident on the Fediverse || Eiara Limited - Sustainable DevOps

This case study covers the incident of raspberrypi.social, the official Raspberry Pi domain and instance, posting about a new hire on December 8th, 2022 (Aotearoa New Zealand Time), and the subsequent reactions and escalations over the following 8-10 hours.

/via lostfocus.de

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☑ After some rough couple of weeks, I've decided to crawl out of my cave. I need to. Let's go.

😵 Not sleeping, but playing around with a very focused app: status.log to update status.muhh.lol