i'm JP, a Sr web dev from NJ.
i run lunastationquarterly.com, a speculative lit mag for women-identified authors.
i run selfcare.tech & its bots for those that need self care resources.
my main is @pixelpaperyarn but i wanted to have a nice bolt hole for when it goes down on occasion.
i also see enough posts from y'all to want to join up. :D
Every now and then I get a micro-obsession to create themed Spotify playlists.
Here's one vaguely about space exploration
Anyone within 60 miles of the DC area want to sell me their old 386, 486, or pentium desktops, laptops, accessories, or software?
(People not in the area are also welcome to offer to sell me laptops, light accessories, and some software.)
I don't want to spend a ton of money, but there are *many* formerly common items I'd like to track down.
Drugs & Wires turns 4 today! No better time to catch up like the present: https://www.drugsandwires.fail
We used to make websites because it was fun but at some point, we lost the way.
We need to make dumb shit! Make useless stuff; make the web fun again!
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got my first tie. i am now a snappy dresser.
re: Kobo Forma has arrived and oh my i can already highly recommend this thing. Show more
further update on the Forma. works great with Calibre. drivers were included in 3.33.1.
even tiny type is impressively clear.
loaded a few comics on it and they're pretty readable (it reads cbr and cbz!). pinch and zoom works but is a bit sluggish depending on the file size.
the little bookmark icon is an adorable dog-eared page! 😍
Kobo Forma has arrived and oh my i can already highly recommend this thing. Show more
it's lighter than a couple of the paper books i'm currently reading. the screen is crisp. the backlight is nice. the auto-rotate is nice.
i've read reviews where folks didn't like the case texture, but i find it really comfy and it doesn't feel like it will slip out of my hand.
connecting to wifi, signing up for a kobo account, signing into OverDrive (Rakuten owns OD btw) was simple. Pocket articles have their own category (yessssssss this was a huge reason i got the device).
the physical buttons are a *little* cheap feeling and not 100% responsive as i might like, but i still prefer them to swiping all the time.
i did spring for the case, which is very nice and feels like it protects the device nicely. i don't think i'll use it all the time as i do like the way the device feels. it also adds weight to the device, which is noticeable with something this light. the case will be for when i take it out of the house for sure.
the usb charging cable it came with is one of those nice woven ones instead of the rubber kind, so it feels higher quality as well.
just read a Pocket article on the device and the favorite/archive/delete menu options are nice!
most important of all, the text looks great it was a pleasure to read on.
for reference, i've got a 1st Gen Nook and an iPad2 for comparison. this feels like a massive upgrade from the Nook and also does all the distraction-free, no-backlight stuff i want that the iPad can't give me.
Can any of my semi-technical peeps here in the fediverse recommend a service that lets me host E-mail groups that isn't Google?
I don't mind paying for it but obviously can't pay "Enterprise" rates for a hobby thing like this (Gonna be a group for my tabletop RPG crew). Need something that will let folks attach small files like character sheet PDFs and the like.
paladin. queer. pagan. coder. writer. tea snob. vegetarian. Gen-X | she/they/he
your vintage New Jersey dad
i am a goddamn delight
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.