@UndamnedOne That looks good.
@UndamnedOne That looks good.
@pratik They're handled by different PR firms.
@JohnPhilpin I think you are right: American football is a fork of rugby only with an advertising infested flow added. As we do.
Soccer, well the British started out calling it soccer then changed it later to football. Americans already had American football and we must not dilute the branding so we went with the term soccer.
And I'm not going to be too hard on the USA for whatever we want to call soccer/football because getting a new (for us) sport established in the US in only one generation was a huge social undertaking. When I was in high school, most schools did not have even a soccer club let alone a team. Soccer was almost unheard of here. And now it's everywhere with huge grass roots support.
@pimoore That is a great looking watch. I love the field watch style.
@pratik My condolences.
@nitinkhanna Fantastic advice. Well said.
@pimoore @amit I run into this with my mother who is in her 90's and has never touched a computer let alone a smartphone. Everybody, especially medical professionals like doctors, hospitals and pharmacies, just assume every patient has a smartphone. They try to tell her to signup online or on their "app". They have no clue what to do when she tells them she can't.
@amit Thanks for this. I'll look into it.
@amit I'm in the same boat, having a Linux laptop. Currently I use Quill to post everything to Micro.blog. While longform Quill is better than the MB web interface I'm still not fond of it.
I'm very seriously thinking of splitting my personal blog Quill/MB will continue for short posts and start a new *Press blog for long posts. I value the community at MB and frankly, I don't like *Press for short posts without titles. MB handles them better.
But, for a long time, I've found myself avoiding long posts on MB and that can't continue.
Additionally, I miss having a commenting system for longer posts and that's something I can't work around.
Anyway, that's my current thinking. I'll probably continue to dither.
@jeannie Yes you qualify. Be sure to remember all the little people as your grooviness increases.
@johnjohnston I can imagine instances where this would be very handy. I like that the creator kept it as simple as possible. Thanks for passing this on, John.
@pimoore Welcome to middle age.
@jgmac1106 That's right! You can't pump your own gas in NJ.
@topgold Ya, I remember the uniforms gas station workers wore. In the old photos, just after World War II, they even wore military/police type visored hats! Must have been surplus from the war. Those later gave way to baseball caps.
@JohnPhilpin Google's stranglehold on ad platforms is and has been breaking up. This could accelerate if anti-trust regulators start breaking up Google ad empire. So now is the time to start building up alternatives to catch all that ad revenue. Apple sees this and wants in on the money.
The probem is that Apple is introducing an ad infested flow into their own walled garden.
@KimberlyHirsh "Sleep is a weapon." -- author Walter Jon Williams, (I think it was from Voice of the Whirlwind but it's been decades.)
@amit I agree with @odd that is really good. Minimalism has it's place. I think in part it's a response the increased use of mobile devices, but I think it can be taken too far, some treat it as and end unto itself.
@odd I think it works this way: Google is a domain registrar so they get the data on new domains registered automatically. They then put those domains on Googlebots crawl list to check out.
@jemostrom I know right? Last site I launched Googlebot got there within an hour of me posting a link to it. I think all the SEO bots in the world were just 10 mins behind it.
@alongtheray @joejenett It is very snappy compared to WP. Using Antispam Bee again to stop comment spam. Been using it since 2018 on other site and it rocks. Trying to stay away from Jetpak and Akismet. Matomo Analytics plugin works.
I'm pleased with ClassicPress. Thanks.
@joejenett @fgtech And it worked flawlessly. CP is much leaner than WP and it feels snappy. You still have access to the WP plugin directory only now each WP plugin is plainly marked if it it incompatible with CP. Plus CP has it's own plugins. All Indieweb plugins reactivated and not showing any problems.