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Pocket has the advantage of benefiting from Firefox' reader mode and properly showing the article content.
I acknowledge that Wallabag isn't as mature as Pocket is and can botch content fetching. But there are folks prioritizing privacy over convenience who may prefer to self host Wallabag and give up on unique features and polish of Pocket.

Even if Wallabag app may fail to show article content, it is a good bookmark manager with tag support.
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It has the infamous “fake” humbuckers, too—ceramic single-coils in disguise. So definitely a budget instrument. (Two reasons I still went for it: (1) it’s old, and (2) came with an aftermarket Seymour Duncan bridge pickup and a set of brand-new Kluson tuners—the original parts are all there, too. Paid for the parts, got the guitar for free, almost.)

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Bookmarked nitter.net/stauffermatt/status.

All the while, creating a new Mastodon client is, like, two POST requests. (I make anyone that would want to use my “Share on Twitter” WordPress plugin sign up for a Twitter developer account themselves.)

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Kind of (but not entirely) like the (early) Ibanez 2354s or Greco SG-360. Except there's the crown inlay, the simpler binding, and the extra fretboard inlays. Or the Avon 3404. best-vintage-guitars.de/avon_r

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Like the one on this page, except mine's got block inlays at the 19th and 21th frets, too. tdpri.com/threads/lawsuit-sg-m

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It's got the rounded fretboard end and off-center rounded block inlays. Single-ply headstock binding. 3-screw truss rod cover. Inside of the tuning machines reads "Japan." The (bolt-on) neck looks like it may be one piece. Body is plywood. Pickguard is the batwing-but-not-quite type of early '70s Asian SGs. Bridge studs are unslotted, saddles nylon.

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Anyway, it’s been nearly two years since my last real project guitar … which means I’m about to pick up something new. I _was_ going to order a brand-new but dirt-cheap “butterscotch blonde” Tele _or_ LPJ double cut copy—or both—from one of the huge German online stores … and then this ’70s nameless Japanese SG copy popped up.

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Remember the Tele? Just got it out of its case to try and fix a pretty nasty neck bow. mastodon.social/@janboddez/101

In reply to jlelse.blog/thoughts/2021/01/n.

I’ve made that exact remark, too. It’s a tech bubble thing, I think, like static site generators and “modern JavaScript build pipelines.”

If anything did greatly reduce blogging’s popularity among the general populace, it would be Facebook and Twitter.

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Programming is boring. Lying awake in bed, dreading the existential issues that you have no control over, is the new thing.

I was just reminded of this WooCommerce add-on I once made, that'd collect sales stats once a day and send out the results in an Excel sheet. Turns out it's still up and running. I can use this when I finally get around to making my own invoicing app.

Haha! One of my many projects-that-never-saw-the-light-of-day was called Stocklistr. (I only remember because there’s this entry in my password manager, still.)

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Bookmarked robinrendle.com/essays/newslet.

I, too, very much prefer blogs over newsletters! But, I mean, _did_ they? Was it newsletters?

> Newsletters killed blogs[.]

RSS?

> Alternatively, websites today […] can’t notify people of new work[.]

Sounds a wee bit like, “These days, _everyone_ is using static site generators.” (Pardon my French, but _no one who isn’t also a dev_ uses an SSG.)

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This is a big deal. It was one thing to compete with other hosts while monopolizing the brand name. Now it looks like they're about to compete with the agencies and devs that have made WordPress what it is over the years. wordpress.com/blog/2021/01/04/

And update mine instead. (Wait, I haven't gotten a new computer in over 6 years.)

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Maybe I shouldn't read millionaires' "uses" pages (or blog posts on the subject).

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