Mastodon 4.0.x UI Tweaks

Preface I’ve not hidden the fact I find the latest Mastodon 4.0.x UI a lesson in terrible UX and reduced accessibility. This post is everything I’ve managed to put together to make the latest Mastodon UI more usable. Please borrow whatever you need from the below. Please note: these tweaks are also valid server CSS tweaks Stylus browser Plugin Required https://github.com/openstyles/stylus https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/styl-us/ https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stylus/clngdbkpkpeebahjckkjfobafhncgmne Small Tweaks Misc https://github.com/psydwannabe/mastodon-snippets/tree/master/CSS Hide the e2e fear mongering notice /* Hide the e2e fear mongering notice */ . [Read More]

Personal Knowledge Base / Wiki

Figure 1: The Landing Page Forward I was recently reminded of the analog life I lead and how that’s evolved over the years since I first wrote about the topic. After some review and reading I can safely say: that’s a different topic. What I did notice is that I’ve never discussed just how I manage inflows of information and manage things I want to retain long term. In this post I’m happy to present: My personal knowledge base / wiki setup. [Read More]

Pillow Talk

Figure 1: The Materials Sexy I used to sleep without a pillow for many years. I hate foam pillows that much. I’d rather sleep with my head in the dirt than use a foam pillow. Down pillows changed things. I started using a pillow again. Feathers! Almost 2 decades ago I was visting a “camp” (a cabin with fire, walls, a roof and basic plumbing) with a friend and was given a down pillow to sleep upon. [Read More]

Smart Coffee Mugs – Seriously

Figure 1: The mug on my desk TLDR I was recently whining to a friend about how my Honeybush Tea always ends up cold and I end up always going back to warm it up over the course of a day. They mentioned they were gifted an Ember Mug (link) recently and suggested it is actually worth looking into. Despite my initial hesitations, I’m not upset by the purchase. When the nerds that avoid smart tech admit they were wrong, it’s something worth looking at closer. [Read More]

Cyber Decks and KISS

Figure 1: The Hardware How I came to have a cyber deck that gets out of my way and allows me to focus on creation, not consumption Prelude For years I have seen posts about cyber decks and always wondered why people build them. I think I finally “Get It” while also not at all understanding why people build the decks I see posted online. People building cyber decks almost universally post highly custom designs and setups that are rooted in the maker movement and single board SBC realm. [Read More]

Organizers [Universally Stink]

Good Intention, Failure Imminent I intended to write a post about all the systems and ideas I’ve tried over the years. Instead it was more appropriate to call bullshit and tell you it’s a brain wiring problem and until you find something that ‘clicks’ it’ll just be failure after failure and soul crushing. This post is meant to inspire you to think about organization systems and let you know that you’re not alone with this topic. [Read More]

FiiO F9 Pro Mini Review

Figure 1: What I Bought In short : I could have bought the FiiO F9 Pro’s instead of the Shure SE215’s. I recently had both of my Shure ear bud / in ear monitor setups break on me. To say I was a bit pissed off is great understatement. Thankfully they are within the warranty period and I shouldn’t have to pay for fixes. I’ll be posting about that later hopefully. [Read More]

Satisfactory (A Game Review)

Figure 1: A screenshot of my day to day factory Full Disclosure I am not affiliated with any company, website, organization or similar behind the items in this post. I found the game Satisfactory through my Steam recommendation queue, thought it was worth trying and ended up playing it for a week. This post contains my personal thoughts and impressions. Just a human with some thoughts to share that are raw, uncut and outside influence free. [Read More]

Tamoe River Redux

Figure 1: The Test I’ve never kept my love of Tamoe River Paper (link) a secret. I’d have posted about it specifically but I’ve never really had anything to say beyond an ultra mini review of ‘This stuff is AMAZING, BUY NOW’. It’s the perfect loose leaf paper: cheap, thin, easy to work with and translucent. It doesn’t do great with wet inks or pens, but I’m ok with that. [Read More]

The Noun Project

The Noun Project (link) is one of those rare websites that’s simple, useful and full of good stuff. I’d have written a super long post extolling how much I like this site and have used it over the last few years but I think I can condense it to a few sentences. ALL of the icons I’ve ever needed exist on their site, they have a great ‘Pro’ licensing scheme that won’t break the bank and you’d be hard pressed to find something missing from their catalog. [Read More]