Since my mention earlier about Open Street Maps "not quite being there yet," I've made an account and begun contributing. Updated some location hours, corrected some location descriptions, and just added a local brewery location.

Feels good to help! I've never gotten involved in like, wikipedia or anything like that, but this is something I feel like I can actually offer help to.

Finally found Fruux to replace Google Calendar for me, getting me off one one more google service.

My progress so far:

* Chrome -> Firefox
* Google -> DuckDuckGo
* Gmail -> ProtonMail
* Google Music -> Plex
* Google Drive -> Sync
* Google Docs -> LibreOffice (with Sync for sync)
* Google Keep -> Standard Notes
* Google Calendar -> Fruux

Still on Android and still using Google Maps to find info like business hours. I wish OSM were there, but its just not.

Spinning up a Plex server has been the most fun I've had tinkering with things in a long, long time. I discovered it during my back pain issue (getting better!) so it was nice to have something to play with. Pulled out an old gaming rig with 2.5tb of SSD space on it and getting it seeded with music, tv, movies, etc. Excited to have my friends join in and pool some stuff together.

The calculus going on in a dog's head when they see/smell/hear something interesting, but they're laying down and determining if it's worth getting up...

This is an untapped power we've yet to know

Started playing with Standard Notes today and got a paid account. Really impressive software.

Did something to my back and messed it up real good, haven't given myself the actual rest I needed until today. Glad I did, starting to feel an actual improvement. Hoping that continues and isn't just the drugs

Anyone out there have a good cross platform Google calendar alternative?

Messed up my back pretty bad, sitting is painful. Luckily, installed a standing desk a week or so back. My partner thinks I had a premonition.


Trying to narrow down my PAX panel schedule but every panel I want to go to is overlapping with another panel I want to go toooooo

Yesterday was my last day at the job I've been working for nearly 6 years. In a month, I'll be onboarding to join Stripe, working remotely from my home in the DC area.

In my month off, I'm going to try to get myself on a workout routine, focus on my hobbies and play with my doggo

Github's trending page is becoming more and more papers, lists and guides, rather than interesting tech.

Maybe its a valid use of a platform like Github, but maybe its showing there's a niche for a technical writing hub.

The goal for any of my tabletop tools will be to get you your info and get out of your way. Anything else would be taking away from enjoying your time playing with your friends.

And it's not just electronics that are to blame. Spell cards exist because looking up spells in the book causes a TON of wasted time over the course of a session. I'm here to adventure, fight and bamboozle, not to scan through a book index.

I'd like to expand on my D&D spell quick lookup to be an all-things-5e lookup. I used just the spell portion of it while DMing, then playing this weekend, and it was a stark difference from any of the other tools I've tried.

I'd like to say "alright, I want to grapple," then be able to just type out "grap" and see the rules for grappling, while my wizard can type "mage h" and get the Mage Hand spell info.

Also, keep it minimal, lightweight, and PWA support.

For now,

With the debate over #Microsoft #Windows vs #GNU #Linux raging on, I look at why Windows is unquestionably the top choice in the foreseeable in terms of ease, #accessibility, and #ethics. Noble as #FOSS advocacy is, can it really compete, especially among #women, going forward?

Tiny D&D 5e spell lookup app:

I just threw it together and its features are:

- displays spells you search for
- doesn't do anything else

I think those pretty solid features.

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