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I have past trip data from 2007 to today, spread among Tripit and Kayak Trips.

Does anyone know of an open source Tripit alternative? I'd prefer another platform not know my travel arrangements.

The media no longer needs to cover George Santos' lies. We've heard enough.

Go after GOP leaders and why they're not doing everything in their power to force him to resign.

In Davos to talk inflation, Sinema says she had to settle for a poodle coat given the spiraling cost of Dalmatians.

Hey, everyone who follows me who is hacking on somethigna round ActivityPub/fediverse — please reply here and share a link to your app/GitHub/Glitch! Would love to show off all the creativity that's happening right now. (And please boost so your friends can share their projects too.)

Failed dictators who plot coups are more welcome in Florida than gay kids.

Since I already shared what I do when I opt out of border facial recognition, here’s what happens when I opt out of flight boarding biometrics gathering.

And by the way, I’ve been sharing best case scenarios so far. Some cases have been horrific.

#aiethics #facialrecognition #techjustice #antioppression


I'm not exactly working today, but I am clearing out the old and setting some boundaries for 2023 so that when I do start work (maybe next week?) I'll be ready to go.

A Thai supermarket that replaced plastic packaging for Banana leaves

I’m grateful for 2022, a year of big growth for me. Here’s to a 2023 filled with love, joy and wonder.

A plea to journalists covering the Fediverse:

If you want to pitch a story and the only people you can think of to talk to are Gargron and the Journa Host admin, please don't.

Instead, use the time you saved to learn more about how this network functions, who the people behind ActivityPub are (and what that even is), who the people keeping instances running are, who the people moderating instances are; you can even get your hands dirty by digging through the Mastodon GitHub issue queue and learning why exactly some design decisions ended up the way they did, it's all right there!

Mastodon is not off-brand Twitter. You do this entire community a massive disservice by painting it as such, and you do our profession a disservice by expressing a complete lack of curiosity about this community before you report on it.

Thank you.

Should I spend today reading Trump's tax returns or go to the beach?

I really enjoyed this episode on accents, especially since the host Ahmed Ali Akbar is from my native :

"How and why do we make assumptions based on the way people speak? What is considered “proper,” or “correct” language – and who decides that, anyway?"

Every year, I crash into the last 2 weeks of December, exhausted and burned out. I need to fix this in 2023:

1. Space out offline vacation time throughout the year.
2. Plan work "retreats" when I'm not working in my business, but on my business without distractions.
3. Move to a 4-day work week.
4. Take better care of myself, physically.

What have you done to prevent burn out?

Since folks asked what happens whenever I opt out of facial recognition, I documented it for you while going through US border patrol.

Coming out of the flight there was a row of kiosks for facial biometric capture. There were no people. Just kiosks. So I kept walking.

The next point of contact was the passport agents at their desks. Agent A asked me, “Did you take your photo at the kiosk?” I said, “No, I am opting out of biometric facial recognition.” And the agent asked, “Why?”


🍾 I did it! I took a 60-day sprint and completed it -- 1 hour a day for 60 days.

In return, Lingoda is returning the $740 that I spent on the sprint.

You can join their next sprint: (affiliate link)

Last night I realized I had misplaced some very important documents I keep in a small pouch with an .

Find My was showing the location. Two nearby friends tried to find it but they were unsuccessful.

This morning I drove 3.5 hours one way and found it. Phew.

Airtags saved the day! But I wish I could have given temporary ownership of the Airtag so my friends could have used the locate feature.

So I gave the process of migrating from one mastodon server to another a try before I invest serious effort in building a profile here. Honestly not too bad at all for a process that you won't be using frequently. It does suck losing your follows and previous posts though. I can see the loss of post history being a big issue for people.

So my advice is even though you do have portability you should choose your server wisely.

#mastodon #migration #newuser

Yes, I am available to become the CEO of (my own) Mastodon (instance).

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Aaron Bailey's Fediverse

Aaron Bailey's personal Mastodon server.