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Writer's block

Posted by: mjt in Writing 1 month ago
I can't remember reading anything about how to come up with interesting content whose only real purpose is to make the end smoother. Usually things like tarot cards or games come recommended, and I'm sure any sort of random generation can inspire interesting content, but I don't want randomness to take the story in a direction away from my ending.

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Backup scare

Posted by: mjt 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Once upon a time a host was booted. It was the host this site runs on. There was a slight downtime, lost my IRC for a while but all else appeared good. That is until I checked my email. Tons of automated errors. The site runs Mezzanine, based on Django, which is good with this stuff. The site was broken. More precisely the SQLite file with all the site content was broken.

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Importing SMS's into Jolla, the tale of an app

Posted by: mjt in Jolla 7 months, 1 week ago
It came to pass I wanted to import my text messages from the n900 to the Jolla. There was a project in progress, Harmattan-SMS-Boat but I don't think it was complete enough at the time. Also it looked like a CLI app; I'd prefer to use the Jolla as a common end user and not do hacking when it comes to the actual app. Therefore I decided to make my own. Here it is: jolla-morse.

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Jolla experiences

Posted by: mjt 8 months ago
People tend to ask about what the Jolla feels like as a phone. Some of them are skeptical about the new kid on the block and some have read bad reviews. It seems quite few have a definite positive image in their minds, while most don't know at all. To me that's wrong.

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My new phone

Posted by: mjt in Jolla 8 months, 2 weeks ago
The Jolla is finally here! It took a while, though. There was a slight sense of disappointment having paid the non-refundable pre-order part and having the device hit the stores before the pre-order people got theirs. Logistics aren't always easy and I'm sure it's no one's fault really, but still.

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