Just found this near coffee shop in San Rafael - It even includes an indoor playground for your kids.
The Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) monitors network-level blocking of internet access, usually by governments or ISPs.
OONI also develop FOSS tools for carrying out this monitoring.
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Their website is at https://ooni.org
Finally took the time to set up my old iMac for offline computing. Plan to use it as a jukebox and PIM manager so my phone stops sucking me in so much.
It is a Graphite iMac G3, with matching Que! Fire drive, and a Palm T2.
I upgraded the iMac with and SSD after maxing out the Ram. The Que! Drive is original to when I used this computer new. The slot loading drives on these early iMacs are rather unreliable and I got tired of replacing it.
There's a place in San Francisco called Envelop where you buy a ticket to sit in a mostly dark room with only a handful of people, listening to an album start to finish on a finely calibrated audio system. Cell phones aren't allowed and you're asked to not talk or disrupt.
It's such a unique way to enjoy full albums where you dedicated time to do nothing but that. Last night I went to listen to BT's "This Binary Universe". I think I'll prioritize going more often.
@bzdata hello! first time verse login :). Moved to Frisco from Oregon just 2 1/2-3 weeks before our first ever lock down, I sure did pick a time to change my life and move almost 1,000mi away from home with no family or friends 😅.
do you know of any cool private lookout spots? Preferably high up w/a gorgeous view. Maybe some locals only knowledge pretty plz ? :)
I just left my last commercial social media site. Quora started out great, but in the last few years devolved as they tried to find a way to make money. And so it goes.
I can only be found here and on Dreamwidth now.
The irony is I’ve come full circle. Back 20 years ago I was very active on Livejournal for long form writing (Dreamwidth is a fork of its Foss code base) and I had a Geocities site I posted “sitreps” to that was basically a proto-microblog like Mastodon.
Living the Dream...
Architecting secure systems and traveling the world is what I like.
Unfair, harsh, inconsiderate behavior is what I don't like.
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