Reading list for 10-11-16

Consumerist – Yahoo Turned Off E-Mail Forwarding Just When People Might Want To Leave

Techmeme – AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon halt sales and replacements of Galaxy Note7 amid reports of newer models catching fire (Johana Bhuiyan/Recode)

Privacy Online News – In the UK, running a blog over HTTPS is an act of terrorism, says Scotland Yard

Marvelous News – Ultimate Marvel News and Reviews – NYCC 2016 – Hasbro Marvel Legends Official Images

Techdirt. – FTC Releases Big Report On Patent Trolls, Says The Patent System Needs To Change

Transformer World 2005 – TFW2005.COM – NYCC 2016 – Official Transformers Robots In Disguise Combiner Force Images

Transformer World 2005 – TFW2005.COM – NYCC 2016 – Official Transformers Titans Return Images

Transformer World 2005 – TFW2005.COM – IDW Transformers Revolution Humble Bundle

Transformer World 2005 – TFW2005.COM – NYCC 2016 – Hasbro Preview Night – Transformers RID

Transformer World 2005 – TFW2005.COM – NYCC 2016 – Hasbro Preview Night – Titans Return

Marvelous News – Ultimate Marvel News and Reviews – 2016 NYCC – New Marvel Legends – Deaths Head, Shocker, Sandman, Old Man Logan, Shatterstar & More – Amazon Launches Prime Reading

Krebs on Security – Who Makes the IoT Things Under Attack?

Consumerist – After Confusion Over EpiPen Profits, Lawmakers Want Proof Of Drug’s Actual Costs

Motherboard – It’s Healing Time at Arduino

Reading list for 09-21-16

Techdirt. – Italy Proposes Law To Make Mocking People Online Illegal

Motherboard – AT&T Says It’s Invented ‘Transformative, Multi-Gigabit’ Broadband Mesh Nets

Consumerist – 4 Things Former Wells Fargo Workers Revealed About Pressure To Meet Sales Goals

Motherboard – It Sure Seems Like Hillary Clinton’s Tech Guy Asked Reddit for Email Advice – Fashion Police and Grammar Police

The Nation » Article – 5 Myths About the EpiPen Scandal

Marvelous News – Ultimate Marvel News and Reviews – ‘Stan Lee, The Action-Adventure Movie’ Coming From FOX

Marvelous News – Ultimate Marvel News and Reviews – Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Ghost Rider On Fire Image & ‘Vengeance’ Promo

Raspberry Pi Blog – Raspberry Pi – PiBakery – foolproof custom Raspbian setup

The Brick Fan – Two LEGO Disney Princess TRU Building Events in September – Number of Computers

Consumerist – As Sales Continue To Drop, Sears Borrows $300 Million From Its Own CEO

Push Square | Latest Updates – Donate to a Good Cause, Get Tons of Great Capcom Games

Techmeme – PlayStation Plus to jump in price from $50 to $60 annually, from $18 to $22 quarterly on September 22 (Jeff Grubb/VentureBeat)

Hacker News – Ramen noodles ‘are most valuable US prison commodity’, study finds – xkcd Phone 4

I Like Kill Nerds – Introducing An App Developed Using The Aurelia CLI

Hacker News – Is Self Hosted Blogging Dead?

Hacker News – Webmention

Hacker News – It’s time to build your own router

Hacker News – A Collection of Useful Python Snippets

Hacker News – Introducing TrumpScript – Make Python Great Again

All New All Different! (All the Same)

So, after trying a stint on another blogging platform that went nowhere and then later completed destroying my web server, I’ve moved this blog back to WordPress.

For a while I was using Known.  By using I mean, I transferred a couple of posts and never published anything with it ever.  There’s a variety of reasons this didn’t work out for me.  I’m not super keen on the whole “backend on the front” writing model, where the “new post box” is right there.  It’s also mildly confusing to use, at least as it’s intended.  I kind of like the idea of the “Indy Web” with it’s whole decentralized bits but I don’t know anyone else using it, so I don’t get any benefit from most of it, and it’s all essentially just Trackback URLs anyway.  There was also the promise of being able to post to the Known blog and have it syndicate out, but the syndicate out part seems to be some sort of paid add on and there doesn’t seem to be any way to syndicate into the Known Blog.  Maybe all of this is wrong maybe it’s changed, essentially, it just didn’t really jive with me so I’ve dropped it.

I can do most of what I want as far as keeping a central repository of my web activity using WordPress and a combination of RSS and IFTTT channels anyway.

I also had to reset everything on the web server anyway, as mentioned above in the Blogging Intensifies post.  Something went wrong in the file copy and so I lost the database for this website.  I had a backup from a few months ago, I have not posted anything anyway, but I also had pruned pretty much everything out.  I also have everything archived off on a private WordPress Install on my NAS.

This blog still doesn’t have a focus and knowing my recent track record, I’ll post this post and then nothing for 3 years.  But it’s here and it’s back and it’s not really anything new.