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frugal technology, simple living and guerrilla large-appliance repair

Regular blog here, 'microblog' there

Many of my traditional blog post live on this site, but a great majority of my social-style posts can be found on my much-busier microbloging site at updates.passthejoe.net. It's busier because my BlogPoster "microblogging" script generates short, Twitter-style posts from the Linux or Windows (or anywhere you can run Ruby with too many Gems) command line, uploads them to the web server and send them out on my Twitter and Mastodon feeds.

I used to post to this blog via scripts and Unix/Linux utilities (curl and Unison) that helped me mirror the files locally and on the server. Since this site recently moved hosts, none of that is set up. I'm just using SFTP and SSH to write posts and manage the site.

Disqus comments are not live just yet because I'm not sure about what I'm going to do for the domain on this site. I'll probably restore the old domain at first just to have some continuity, but for now I like using the "free" domain from this site's new host, NearlyFreeSpeech.net.

Fri, 26 Oct 2012

GNU MediaGoblin -- a free, open alternative to YouTube, Flickr where you can share media with whoever the hell you want to share it with

I've heard rumblings about GNU MediaGoblin, software that enables anybody to set up a media-sharing system that can substitute for things like YouTube and Flickr -- you know, those proprietary services that take our content, make money off of it and justify that moneymaking by giving us "free" access to our own stuff.


I don't have time to go into MediaGoblin right now, but I'm very excited by the prospect and hope I can give it a try soon.