Commit 9a089e31 authored by Izaya's avatar Izaya

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-- title ShadowKat Studios
####[Customizing Windows installers](news/9.html)
####[Customizing Windows installers](news/10.html)
I felt a need to make a custom installer image of Windows 7 for my desktop. This means including the Intel USB 3 and Pro 1000 ethernet controllers. I had a lot of uh... fun... doing so.
####[More site updates](news/8.html)
####[More site updates](news/9.html)
So I finally got fed up (during a meeting) and decided to rewrite my site to be entirely static except stuff that actually needs to be a CGI script, so that's what I'm doing as I write this.
####[Sanely building Cyanogenmod 13](news/7.html)
####[Sanely building Cyanogenmod 13](news/8.html)
Part 2 of why you should never try to do any form of Android development ever.
####[Remotely building Cyanogenmod 13](news/6.html)
####[Remotely building Cyanogenmod 13](news/7.html)
Part 1 of why you should never try to do any form of Android development ever.
####[Making Windows Sane to use](news/5.html)
####[Making Windows Sane to use](news/6.html)
Whether you have to use Windows for work, or are still running Windows for games, if you have any form of income and work in IT you probably have to use Windows. Windows is generally known as a Bad Thing, but it's often not an individual's choice. As such, I present to you, a guide to making Windows **Sane**
####[An advertising company for the advertising age](news/4.html)
####[An advertising company for the advertising age](news/5.html)
I got bored a while ago, and came up with an idea to capitalize on people's brand-centricness.
####[Blog updates](news/3.html)
####[Blog updates](news/4.html)
So I rewrote the backend for the whole site, including this blog page.
####[Adventures in btrfs](news/2.html)
####[Adventures in btrfs](news/3.html)
btrfs is quite possibly the greatest filesystem ever. Okay, I can't really say that because I haven't tried zfs yet (one day...), but it has some really cool features.
####[Balance, and "if it works for you"](news/1.html)
####[Balance, and "if it works for you"](news/2.html)
This is probably going to be a rant, so you may want to continue scrolling.
####[On Social Media](news/1.html)
For a while, I've been considering setting up a GNU Social instance. Needless to say that most other forms of 'social media' are hostile, considering their data mining and restriction of freedoms, but rms has some [wonderful](http://stallman.org/twitter.html) [pages](http://stallman.org/facebook.html) on that so I won't get into that. However, I will write about why I'm not going to be setting up a GNU social instance. These are not technical reasons, just reasons it wouldn't be useful for me.
###[News index](news/)
-- title On Social Media
-- author Izaya
-- date 2017/08/24 09:24 +1000
#### On Social Media
For a while, I've been considering setting up a GNU Social instance. Needless to say that most other forms of 'social media' are hostile, considering their data mining and restriction of freedoms, but rms has some [wonderful](http://stallman.org/twitter.html) [pages](http://stallman.org/facebook.html) on that so I won't get into that. However, I will write about why I'm not going to be setting up a GNU social instance. These are not technical reasons, just reasons it wouldn't be useful for me.
##### Low signal-to-noise ratio
Ever noticed that everyone seems to post a bunch of stuff but beyond a given 4-or-so set replies people never talk? People broadcast their thoughts into a space full of posts other people never read and it seems *so very pointless*. I'll admit that that's pretty much how I use this blog but it's a blog, it's not really meant to be social, it's where I write down stuff for other people to maybe-but-probably-not see.
##### Redundancy
As far as communication goes, I'm on IRC basically 24/7 on my desktop, laptop and phone.. I have an XMPP client open on my phone and desktop 24/7. My phone has a SIM card so if people really want to they can call or SMS me. I don't see how some form of indirect communication would help here. I already have 4 types of direct communication, where if people want to talk to me, they can.
The other use for social media is news, apparently, but there's this amazing thing called RSS that lets me get the news directly from the source, be it a news site, a person's blog, an automated weather station... Hell, even I have RSS on here.
##### Hardly *social*
Oddly enough, people don't want to be social on social media. I'm not entirely sure why some people use it, beyond narcissism and games.
Again, people write lots but read little. I don't see any reason to set up something that doesn't do what it's meant to.
##### Wastes time
I already waste plenty of time shitposting on IRC, playing games and looking up useless stuff. Why would I want to set up something explicitly designed to keep you looking at it for as long as possible?
##### Not social anyway
I'm not very social online anyway. I don't talk to people a huge amount, especially the people I know personally, as if I want to talk to those people, I go to them, and I talk to them like a real human being (or, if it's late or inconvenient I SMS them but whatever, it's not really online).
-- title News - SKS
####[Customizing Windows installers](9.html)
####[Customizing Windows installers](10.html)
I felt a need to make a custom installer image of Windows 7 for my desktop. This means including the Intel USB 3 and Pro 1000 ethernet controllers. I had a lot of uh... fun... doing so.
####[More site updates](8.html)
####[More site updates](9.html)
So I finally got fed up (during a meeting) and decided to rewrite my site to be entirely static except stuff that actually needs to be a CGI script, so that's what I'm doing as I write this.
####[Sanely building Cyanogenmod 13](7.html)
####[Sanely building Cyanogenmod 13](8.html)
Part 2 of why you should never try to do any form of Android development ever.
####[Remotely building Cyanogenmod 13](6.html)
####[Remotely building Cyanogenmod 13](7.html)
Part 1 of why you should never try to do any form of Android development ever.
####[Making Windows Sane to use](5.html)
####[Making Windows Sane to use](6.html)
Whether you have to use Windows for work, or are still running Windows for games, if you have any form of income and work in IT you probably have to use Windows. Windows is generally known as a Bad Thing, but it's often not an individual's choice. As such, I present to you, a guide to making Windows **Sane**
####[An advertising company for the advertising age](4.html)
####[An advertising company for the advertising age](5.html)
I got bored a while ago, and came up with an idea to capitalize on people's brand-centricness.
####[Blog updates](3.html)
####[Blog updates](4.html)
So I rewrote the backend for the whole site, including this blog page.
####[Adventures in btrfs](2.html)
####[Adventures in btrfs](3.html)
btrfs is quite possibly the greatest filesystem ever. Okay, I can't really say that because I haven't tried zfs yet (one day...), but it has some really cool features.
####[Balance, and "if it works for you"](1.html)
####[Balance, and "if it works for you"](2.html)
This is probably going to be a rant, so you may want to continue scrolling.
####[On Social Media](1.html)
For a while, I've been considering setting up a GNU Social instance. Needless to say that most other forms of 'social media' are hostile, considering their data mining and restriction of freedoms, but rms has some [wonderful](http://stallman.org/twitter.html) [pages](http://stallman.org/facebook.html) on that so I won't get into that. However, I will write about why I'm not going to be setting up a GNU social instance. These are not technical reasons, just reasons it wouldn't be useful for me.
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