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.
> Playing Goof Troop, Mario Party, or Commandos 2 together is much more fun than killing each other in Call of Duty.
Two left. Might have to upgrade my plan—still going to be a lot more affordable than my previous solution.
The other reason I don’t like “personal finance” communities, at least around here, is that they’re full of entitled, conservative, “work hard, play hard” types of dude. At least I know I’m a privileged motherf—ker, and that our government services and what not are dirt cheap.
I’ve never—not ever—kept track of my spending. I mean, if at the end of the year it turns out I’ve earned, say, €50k and saved €35k then I guess I spent €15k. I just don’t buy stuff I don’t need—the occasional flea market guitar aside. Your average Belgian household spends €35k a year and I think we’re slightly below that, with one kid attending daycare full-time and all, so that seems okay.
Anyhow, I might eventually, like in December or so, cook up a dashboard of sorts, display some statistics and things, ’cause screw Spotify.
And this one’s no different. It’s a CPT, though, so those have feeds and everything generated automatically. It’s really easy to write custom templates for ’em, too, and nothing stops you from adding a couple `get_post_meta(get_the_ID(), 'whatever_key_the_data_is_stored_under', true)` calls in there, either.
All of my WordPress plugins are very much back-end stuff. API stuff. They let you import things (posts, blogroll links, comments) from external sources (Mastodon, a feed reader, etc.), or automatically notify 3rd party services (and save part of the response, like a “syndication” link) when you’ve published something. Now, to get (some of) that (meta)data out again, display it on the front end, that’s usually up to you.
Heck, you could follow folks (RSS, etc.) and reply to posts (Webmention). All decentralized and all. Web3!
Seriously, none of this is new.
> what if we did just migrate from twitter to thousands of substacks. this might actually be a good thing. there's still a stream, but it runs a little slower. might clear up some things too. longform twitter.
Owning My Scrobbles https://jan.boddez.net/articles/owning-my-scrobbles
Had to rework my endpoint’s URL a bit to be able to, using a HEX editor, overwrite the default one (it would’ve been too long originally).
Found this somewhat shady guide to getting Libre.fm (I’m using my own site, actually, so the URL would be a bit different but everything else works about the same) scrobbling to work on Windows. https://www.reddit.com/r/foobar2000/comments/3zaiy6/guide_to_librefm_scrobbling_lastfm_backup_to/
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