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Hello mastodon people! I'm Doc, 30-something librarian in SoCal. Same username on Dreamwidth/Twitter, if you'd like to visit or follow me there.

Day 3 (or 4?) of being sick with a snotty cold & I HATE ITTTTttttt 😷

Waiting for the train to go to my conference this weekend, and it's been delayed by 1.5 hours. πŸ’€

"And your iPhone doesn’t only feed data trackers while you sleep. In a single week, I encountered over 5,400 trackers, mostly in apps, not including the incessant Yelp traffic. According to privacy firm Disconnect, which helped test my iPhone, those unwanted trackers would have spewed out 1.5 gigabytes of data over the span of a month."

Oops, just deleted two books I'd bought but DNF'd years ago. Uh. 😱

I am also deleting books I've read and don't plan on rereading! (Again, just free ones.) That's fun, too.

Going through my ebook library & deleting (free) books I've had for 5+ years and never read is fun! Now if only I could feel okay about deleting the ones I PAID for...

Want to manage your friends list on Mastodon without scrolling through the entire list?

There's a really nice tool for doing so in the settings menu:

1. Go to "Preferences" (also known as "Settings")

2. Go to "Follows and Followers"

3. Click on the filters to find what you want, for example "Moved" shows accounts that have moved to another instance

#MastoTips #Mastodon

Want to read some more afro-futurism?

NOMMO AWARDS Short Lists for 2019, selected by the African Speculative Fiction Society

#books #NOMOAwards #BookAwards

I have to do a lot of emails now for work, and I will totally be using these tips.

I checked out Murder on the Orient Express (book, paper) but honestly if anyone has an mysteries (with romance as a bonus??) to recommend, plz send them over. β€”I can also provide recs for ones I’ve enjoyed, if ya want!

Horrible busy day at work, but now I have a three day weekend to decompress & read books! And next week a genealogy conference to go to! πŸŽ‰

16 year old me would be mortified by all the leg stubble that 31 year old me can’t be bothered to shave 😴

(Getting older is fun, I’ve definitely stopped caring about certain things that stressed me tf out in high school.)

I loved KJ Charles’ ANY OLD DIAMONDS, a historical GLBTQ (m/m) romance with jewel thieves and heavy emotional stuff:

Looking at RVs to purchase & am like β€œdo I ACTUALLY want to spend $$$ to live in a tin can?” Not really, but I also don’t want to buy a cheap older model and end up spending $$$ anyway on repairs πŸ€”πŸ€”

I wrote a ! It's for a 1928 book, the first in the Miss Silver series. GREY MASK:

(Let me know if anything's broken; I just got the site up today.)

Anyway, partly this came up because I just read two books this weekend and I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THEM. Normally I'd just put them on my Dreamwidth account, but I like adding personal things to my own, self-hosted webspace. Easier to back-up, for one, and I can use plugins to make it look fancy.

closing old book blog & starting a new one 

I decided to create a small survey to ask a few non-personal questions about Fediverse users, their opinions on its various platforms, and their thoughts on non-Fediverse networks, such as Facebook and Twitter.

The survey is oriented at people who currently use the Fediverse, and does not provide any way of saying that you do not currently use it.

If you’d like to participate in the survey, you can do so here. It opens at midnight on the 13th of May at midnight AEST (12th of May, 2pm UTC), and closes one month later on the 13th of June. I’ll be posting the results every now and then until it closes.

Please answer honestly, and send it to your friends if you’d like them to participate too! :mlem:



I think re: the TV it’s because I have an older Samsung model that can’t be updated any more, and that network bug has a fix in the newer software versions. (See: But the iPad app should work fine, as it mostly worked fine with the Laptop!Plex server.

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