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Microblog Sidebar

Got the [[Micro.blog]] sidebar installed on the front page. Yeah, my username is boris, even though Boris Jabes has the boris.micro.blog blog name :)

Hmm. Not really usable. It doesn't include permalinks to the entries. Going to embed it on the [[Micro.blog]] page as an example, along with requests for what I'd like to see.


Also installed [[PostHog]] which I'm going to use for [[Fission]] but just testing it in the header of this blog now :)

Forked the FOSS repo (none of their proprietary enterprise code in it), so that I could edit the README so that the [[Deploy To Heroku]] could deploy the FOSS version.

Bandcamp Request for Design Change

I've been using [[Bandcamp]] more. Whenever I'm using it on the web, I get tripped up on how small / hidden wishlisting an album / track is.

Look at this screenshot:

![Bandcamp Screenshot]((Unsupported content elided by the Agora.))

Rather than that little heart that says Wishlist / In Wishlist, I always hit the big heart at the top of the page...which takes me to my favourites, and doesn't heart the page at all.

My brain has been conditioned by Instagram and other systems that I can double-click on the big image and/or somewhere top right of the page to "heart" a page.

So: hide that heart at the top that is actually "my favourites" and stick it under my avatar or otherwise more than 1 click away on an album page.

Make it so that I can "heart" by double clicking the album art! Clicking to get a big album view

...sure, give me a magnifying glass icon to embiggen it. Or, give me an "invite to heart" on that embiggened album image. Let me look at this album...oh yeah...favourite, wait, I need to cancel at top left, and then navigate alllll the way back to that tiny Wishlist under the album and click again. Wait what, there is ALSO a "view" link here once it is "In Wishlist"? And that pops open my wishlist in a new window?

Have another giant heart top left? next to album name? or somewhere else that gives me a nice big target.

Come on Bandcamp! Make hearts better!

BTW, this particular screenshot page is a recommendation from @bgins, Drum 'n' Space, by Elaine Walker / ZIA.

MIDI Keyboard

The same @bgins from above makes Moon Forge, an app with [[Fission]] webnative integrated, that connects to music keyboard synths with [[WebMIDI]].

He recommends the Arturia KeyStep.

I found it on local Vancouver music store Tom Lee Music. Purchased!

Maybe I do music now?



  • I've set up [[syncthing]] on my [[YunoHost]] box. I already had it on my desktop and my mobile. The whole point of Syncthing is kind of that it's [[P2P]], without a central server, but I thought this might be handy as an extra node for those two to sync between. I do occassionally get sync conflicts when I've edited stuff on both while they weren't in communication with each other. It's not a central server, just a more available node, I guess.

  • [[Syncthing]] or sync via [[NextCloud]]? I think I prefer via syncthing where it's possible, because it's P2P. You don't rely on some central server to always be available. That said, it can be really handy sometimes. It made Calibre-web setup pretty easy for example, and photo syncing too.

  • I've set up a [[basic automatic photo sync from my phone to NextCloud]]. Chuffed to get that working. I struggled in the past with syncthing for that some reason I've forgotten now, and it made me have to stick with Google Photos.



  • [[Dual power]] is situational and can contend with decaying capitalism, not necessarily a practice (red library)
  • Lenin feared a [[workerist identity]] because if a worker could identify with their working conditions only they didn’t necessarily need to be anti capitalist. Therefore he stressed proletarian identity
  • WWII was the end of the [[ancien regime]], with the aristocracy being integrated into the bourgeois class
  • [[Laws]] are written to constrain others, not the ruling class
  • Political kitsch is a means of talking about politics in a very [[neoliberal]] way: everyone is their own entrepreneur and the purchasing of these products is seen as an expression of [[identity]]
  • [[Nazi]] [[cinema]] was fascinated by death, much like Nazism itself. Deaths in Nazi cinema were happy and self-sacrificing (see also: [[Nazi cinema]])
  • [[Nazi]] [[cinema]] created a false fantasy, traditional life (see also: [[Nazi cinema]])
  • Age regression was common in [[Nazi films]], innocence and child-like behavior
  • [[Nazi movies]] outright copied Hollywood in terms of popular genre film
  • As the Nazi final solution rolled out, [[Nazi cinema]] became more openly antisemitic

[[Revolution is unlikely to happen where the majority of people are comfortable]]

  • Capitalism has thus far managed to eliminate the hungry mob, therefore making revolution difficult
  • Revolution is more likely in autocratic countries (pop the left)
  • Most socialist revolutions weren’t even majority proletarian, they always made compromises and worked with other groups
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