Dan Jones shared a month ago

I'm watching the new X-Men '97 on . It's leaning pretty hard into the nostalgia, almost a perfect continuation of the original series.

Leans into the social justice themes so prevalent in as well, even with a kidnapped mutant kid in the first five minutes pleading with the bigots who kidnapped him by saying, "Please, I can't help it. I was born this way." X-Men never was subtle with the excellent social commentary.

The accents, though, are really throwing me off. Gambit sounds less Cajun, and more like a French Canadian pretending to be Cajun. Rogue sounds like a muddled mess of Tennessee and a bit of Georgia, but not Mississippi. I don't know exactly what they were going for with Storm, although hers at least was a lot like the 90s Storm.

Mostly, definitely enjoying it so far.

Dan Jones shared 2 months ago

If I eat all the seeds off the hamburger, how do they grow new hamburger trees? 🤔

Today is the fourth anniversary of the last day I worked in an office.

Turns out I'm related to both Bob Ross and Mister Rogers. If I only had LeVar Burton as well, I'd have the PBS trifecta.

Photograph of Bob Ross in his twenties, wearing a US Air Force uniform. Caption reads: "My 7th cousin once removed. Bob Ross. Remembered as an American painter, art instructor, and television host."
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Photograph of Bob Ross in his twenties, wearing a US Air Force uniform. Caption reads: "My 7th cousin once removed. Bob Ross. Remembered as an American painter, art instructor, and television host."

Photograph of Mister Rogers, looking very much as he usually did in his show. Caption reads: "My 11th cousin twice removed. Fred Rogers. Notable American television host of the TV series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."
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Photograph of Mister Rogers, looking very much as he usually did in his show. Caption reads: "My 11th cousin twice removed. Fred Rogers. Notable American television host of the TV series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

Chimps and Bonobos belong to the Pan genus, collectively making them paninis.

I finally deleted my account. I was no longer using it, since they've made the free account nearly useless.

First it was limiting free accounts to three applets (I had dozens before that), and then it was disabling custom applets (most of mine were custom), and the final nail in the coffin was when they disabled the Webhooks service for free accounts. The grandfathered custom applets I was still using were all Webhooks.

They have nothing left for me because the service they built, primarily for free users, was taken away.

Oh, well. I've replaced it with a combination of n8n, Automate for Android (similar to Tasker), and a custom webhook server I built recently.

There's a crop duster circling my neighborhood spraying a nearby farm. It keeps getting so close to my house, I can almost smell the pilot's coffee.

Well, continues to make its free tier even more useless.

They've decided to make their webhooks service (previously known as the Maker channel) only available on a Pro account.

So, in addition to only being able to use three recipes total, webhooks aren't even one of them.

I guess it's time for me to get webhooks working on my n8n installation, and completely delete my IFTTT account.

It used to be such a good service, and a nice alternative to Zapier for those who couldn't afford it. Now, it's still not as good as Zapier, and there's no point using it if you can't pay for it.

Dan Jones shared 3 months ago
Dan Jones shared 3 months ago

Did I just drive over an hour to have lunch at a classic Pizza Hut like I remember from my childhood? Yes, I did.

Was it worth it? Yes, it was.

I am so sick of @[email protected] requiring me to log in just to read an article.

It is so freaking annoying, and antithetical to the idea of an open web. Unless you plan to charge for the reading the article (which is legit), don't make be create a login on your website.

This is an example of what's wrong with what the web has become, and why open, decentralized websites and services are necessary.

If you're a considering using Medium, I implore you to reconsider.

Dan Jones shared 4 months ago
Dan Jones shared 4 months ago

Well, the newest version of (39) has been out for two months now, so I guess it's finally time for me to upgrade. So today is Upgrade Day, which means my main computer is mostly out of commission while the upgrade finishes.

Dan Jones shared 4 months ago
Dan Jones shared 4 months ago
Dan Jones shared 4 months ago