So, I’m a thirtysomething mechanical engineer and lousy guitarist. I work in the semiconductor industry, spend most of my spare time developing for the web, and own quite a few affordable (!) electric guitars, a handful of Raspberry Pis, and a couple hacked together MAME—I know—cabinets. Also, happily married, father of two, wannabe investor.
"Where am I? NYT or Google?"
Referring to someone online using their Twitter handle and not, you know, their actual website.
Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.
#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.
#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄
(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)
Now I’m a material boy / There’s nothing in this world I don’t think I need
Wanted to update my /uses page with game consoles, but then my browser froze. That said, I don’t actively _use_ any of them, right now. (Not a collector, either. Just happy to (still) have them around.) And I’m not ready to list my fridge, oven, stove, washing machine, lawn mower or car, yet.
"I also got a bad taste in my mouth from Twitter supporting kinds of speech that I don't particularly agree with, and I began to feel like putting my toys and art there was just adding value to the network. For a while I felt that the tradeoff was that the art I published there still enriched my life and the lives of my friends. At some point, though, I started to feel like the balance got out of whack, and I could do more good by putting my work on alternate networks and giving people a reason to get off Twitter. "
All cultural producers with some degree of audience and influence should really think about this: what structures do I validate by my presence? What and whose structures do I reinforce? What other places can I advantage?
Niks, in bijna alle gevallen en tendentieuze titels ten spijt. Wordt op een of andere manier níét vermeld: dat evenwel tot 240 euro aan roerende voorheffing op dividenden kan worden gerecupereerd. ‘Bij de uitbetaling van uw intresten of dividenden zal uw bankier roerende voorheffing inhouden. En die voorheffing is bevrijdend, wat betekent dat u hebt afgerekend met de fiscus.’
‘Wat wil de fiscus weten van uw beleggingen in België?’ https://www.tijd.be/netto/belastingen/aangifte2020/wat-wil-de-fiscus-weten-van-uw-beleggingen-in-belgie/10226853.html
I do, however, keep all of my bills and receipts and exactly once a year enter them all in a spreadsheet that goes to my accountant. (As a "small business," I'm exempt from filing [monthly or] quarterly VAT returns.)
Now how much does all of that cost, monthly? I have no idea, though I'd say no more than €50. Way less than I'm allowed to deduct, definitely.
I run VPSes at Hetzner and OVH. Object storage at Scaleway. I use Cloudflare for DNS management, as a registrar, and, at times, as a CDN. Mailgun for outgoing email, and G Suite personally. Have a reseller hosting account at Neostrada, too—they're pretty great for shared hosting. (Their email deliverability is pretty much zero, though, as might be expected.) Get my other domains from Porkbun (international) and Versio (.eu, .nl and .be), mostly.
That’s how I do it. English for “technical stuff,” Dutch for, say, (inherently more local) news and politics. (I kind of prefer Dutch—I’m simply better at it.) I would love to eventually “cross over” more often, and write about, e.g., the IndieWeb in Dutch, even though no one reads that blog anymore—I would get a handful of readers through Twitter, which I have left sometime last year. 🤷
Now I might unsubscribe, and you wouldn't know, because IndieWeb stuff is cool and doesn't track. (Reminder to self: try to join the chat one day.)
Any #caddy experts in the room? Am completely stuck, rewrites not working as they should (well, they probably are, I'm just not asking for the right thing)
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