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Andrés Cárdenas

🇨🇴 Autodidact. Thinking out-loud about Free software, privacy, Football & Rock music.

In January ‘23

Inspired by some IndieWeb folks I decided to start recapping the month in blog posts. This is the beginning of the series 😊

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It’s a sad day for me as I just found out Tom Verlaine from Television has died. The album Marquee Moon absolutely changed my life. To quote from “Prove It” which also includes my favorite guitar solo of all time:

Now the rose
How it slows
You in such colorless clothes
Fantastic! You lose your sense of human
Project
Protect
It’s warm and it’s calm and it’s perfect
It’s too “too too”
To put a finger on

Honestly there’s no a single wrong note in the whole 46 minutes of the album’s runtime. If you ever wondered how does a snake gets out of its skin, the song “Friction” has a depiction. Everyone should listen to this album at least once in their lives. Seriously.

RIP old Tom.

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I have mentioned to Polish friends that for me it’s strange to be passing by a football, basketball or futsal court and always see it completely empty. In Colombia those places are filled with kids playing all the time.

Today I saw 2 kids shooting hoops in the court in front our building, I couldn’t believe it! It was -1°C outside! 🥶

Then I recalled at that age I was playing football in someone’s paddock at 40°C, but I didn’t have TikTok so… 😅

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Tried to download Ivory and Ice Cubes, but they require iOS 15.7 and 16.1 respectively, as a first generation iPhone SE user stuck with iOS 15.5, guess I’ll miss out 🤷🏽‍♂️

Luckily Elk is a beautiful, open-source, Mastodon web client and Progressive Web App.

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🫠 Waking up to 10 new posts from one of Colombia’s top newspapers’ YouTube feed gave me scare. First thought was “Oh no, what the hell happened now?!” Turns out they were hacked. Someone is posting links to “cracked software” and deleted all videos from the past 3 years!

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🍿 Smiley Face, 2007 - ★

Watched on Saturday January 21, 2023.

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🙌🏽 Just wrote my first GoBlog plugin!

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Here all days begin with Billy Shears screaming: “Feed me before you grind the coffee, man!” and when King Billy says, this house obeys.

Picture of Billy The Cat

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🍿 Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, 2022 - ★★★

Watched on Tuesday January 10, 2023.

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✨ Hola desde sparkles!

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Andrés Cárdenas