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Mountain View, CA, Homebrew Website Club / IndieWeb meetup is starting

There’s a new one starting out, and I’m at it! It will recur every two weeks at Mozilla on Evelyn in Mountain View! If you have your own website, or would like to have your own website or blog without depending on some big silo (like Facebook, Twitter, Medium etc), come by!

The sneakers scam

Here’s what happened: American Express notifies my, by e-mail (I really like this service) that I was just charged $441 by Problem is, I did not order from Adidas; not this time, or ever. I call up AMEX and report the charge as fraudulent. They accept and send me a new card. I thought…

How to lose the midterm elections in two easy steps — 2018 Democrat Edition

Step 1: “Abolish ICE!”What does Joe Average hear? “They want to have nobody guarding the borders at all! Everybody, friend and foe and gangs and foreign armies, can just walk in. Not only are those Democrats insane, that’s criminally endangering the country and all of us!”Step 2: “We need socialism!”What does Average Jane hear? “They…

Remote backends for incremental Linux backup software

One of the Arch wiki maintainers thought it was “useless bloat” to add information about which remote backends are supported by various Linux backup programs on the Arch wiki, and reverted my contribution. Well, I don’t think so, as I did the research because I needed to know. I don’t want it to be lost,…