@toddgrotenhuis I had Kinesis Freestyles for years; I recently got a Gaming RGB one. In the end, I like the more compact layout and, honestly, the Raise let's me get my fav switches (I don't like the options on the Kinesis Gaming ones).

@jack I hear you! I've used a bunch, split and not. I like the Raise because it snaps together nicely, so you can go “not split" if you like, and it's nice and compact. And if you want the compact with F and arrow keys accessed through modifiers, the extra thumb mods are great.

@scientifics the more I think about it the more I like the mini option. Most of the important upgrades (speed, main camera features), miss a few cam features I don’t really care about

@Burk Darn right.

@simonwoods I just keep tracking protection cranked up in the browsers I use (Firefox, Edge for Mac, sometimes Safari) and if a site is acting weird, I may consider letting it's garbage through.

Going to a site that absolutely fails is a marker it would be on your list. :)

I just wish Edge and Safari had something like Firefox Containers so I could isolate sites like I would do when I mostly used Firefox.

@Bruce hahaha. You two ... the problem is if I lay down, the puppy jumps all over, the 100lb dog gets involved, and the oldest dog walks away in disgust.

@dancohen our dogs are sooooo tired. Normally, it's nice and peaceful and they get lots of sleep during the day. Now ... people! Things! Activity! Make it stop!

@MrHenko Looks about right. ;)

@sarcassem he’s the most “platonic ideal of a puppy” we’ve had of all the puppies we’ve had. He’s adorable

@sarcassem specifically, the one thing that isn't working is charging the powerwall from the grid. Georgia has an EV rate, that is 1c/min 11pm to 7am, 20c/min 2pm to 7pm, and 7c otherwise (typically rate is 7-9c/min at all hours). The powerwall supports a mode where it charges itself during the cheap time, and then uses it's power and the solar during the more expensive hours. BUT so far, my powerwall is only charging from solar. I would expect it should be charged 100% by 7am, and then discharge power in the morning to make space for excess solar, and then discharge with solar during 2pm-7pm time to ensure no grid is used, and then finish discharging as much as it can till 11pm. Instead, it's charging from solar in the morning and mid day and discharging during 2pm-7pm, and then stopping discharge. So, it is preventing us from using grid during 2pm-7pm, but yesterday the battery was still 85% full at that point, and it's still like that now. Which is still a win if we switch to EV rather, but not as much as it should be (cost wise). I spoke with Tesla support, they said it might take a week or two for it to learn our usage patterns before it starts pulling from the grid at all. I will report back.

@sarcassem we just got it up and running this week. It’s still not working exactly right but the Tesla folks say that should fix itself after a week or two

@dominikhoecht BTW, I asked around about recent court cases, and my random sample of folks I trust says that using Fathom's approach is ok and doesn't require me to ask the user. I'm no lawyer, and my blog is small, so I'm not worried about this.

@dominikhoecht do you have a pointer to the court decision? I'd be interested in knowing how the Fathom people think about this. I personally think there should be some line where doing some form of web analytics is ok. My understanding of Fathom's approach is they do enough to distinguish unique visitors, without generating the kind of info that I would consider "tracking”. Which is what I want, personally.

@dominikhoecht see usefathom.com/news/anon... this. They don’t use cookies, and designed it to be gdpr compliant....

@smokey I officially finally finished the lights yesterday!

@canion just the obvious icing ... so good …

@Gabz edit, annotate if important, if the auto-tweet needs to change I’ll do that manually.

I’m incapable of posting something without typos, so this is pretty common

@adamprocter oh, I just checked, it looks like I can log into multiple accounts now. I’ll give it a go in the spring semester

@adamprocter haven’t used Teams enough to have an opinion. When they finally role out multi-account support in the app I’ll be able to. Georgia Tech is on O365 so it would be a good match for things here.

@blair fwiw, the camera quality isn’t great, not even as a video conferencing camera, so I’m returning it.

@adamprocter also now done: two slabs of pork belly in the fridge in the basement, curing. One with honey in the cure, for bacon. The other with pepper, juniper, etc which will eventually hang rolled up in the wine cellar to become pancetta.

@adamprocter indeed. I would classify it in this context as “all the shit that’s not video games that I also want to do” like the garden, exercise, playing bagpipes, curing meat, reading, hanging out with family... and that doesn’t even count “working two mostly full time jobs”

@dancohen Subscribed, that looks like a great topic!

@JohnPhilpin not sure the question ... the Fuji’s are aps-c

@JohnPhilpin people are blown away by my webcam. It’s so worth it. It’s lovely.

You only live once! Life’s to short for crappy webcams! 🤣