Andrés Cárdenas

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

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Been falling behind with the 2002 album releases, but I’ve really enjoyed “And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow” by Weyes Blood recently.

Plexamp playing Twin Flame by Weyes Blood

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Whenever I get a notification for an iOS update I think it’s the last one my iPhone SE will get. With only 16 GB of storage I have no space for “various security fixes” anymore but in 6 years this device has yet to let me down. I guess iOS 15.5 does justice to this excellent piece of hardware.

A mockup of an iPhone SE with my current iOS homescreen

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Just finished watching Atlanta’s 4th and last season. Easily in my Top 5 TV Shows of all time.

Atlanta’s backdrop

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"Oh yes, tell me again about your moral superiority based on not watching a tournament taking place in a country with a long history of human rights violations and how much you enjoyed watching it 4 years ago..." 🤐

The Old Man strikes again.

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Tumblr is the social network I have used the most in my life. Even though I stopped using it last year it will always have a special place for me. Almost a decade ago someone liked my post on Tumblr, we spoke for years in the platform and well, even though we lived in different continents, last month we moved in together.

I used Tumblr for the last time in August last year, I decided to delete my blog there because (at least in every connection I tried in Colombia) everything was unbearably slow and there was an ad like every second post in my Dashboard. I honestly thought Tumblr’s death was near, but around the same time Automattic took over and they’ve been improving it ever since. First they added improved IndieWeb support and today Matt Mullenweg announced they’re adding ActivityPub support. This is HUGE.

Over 400 (500?) million users will be joining the Fediverse. Is Tumblr about to start the Open Web Revolution?

If this won’t do it, I have no idea what will then.

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Qatar 2022

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I was convinced the World Cup was starting today. As someone who has barely missed a cup match since Korea-Japan 2002 not knowing the starting date just feels weird, but what isn’t about a World Cup in November? It goes to show how unenthusiastic I am about Qatar 2022.

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Inspired by FollowLists, I added a Following page on my website. It’s simple and rudimentary but serves its purposes: owning my Follows. Since it’s powered by the Mastodon API there’s room for integration with other services, but for the time being, it’ll work just as a Blogroll.

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I’ve been testing the waters of the Fediverse on and off since learning about the IndieWeb. I’ve tried a couple of Mastodon instances, syndicating to Bridgy + Fed and more recently a @micro.blog account.

With the recent increase in activity thanks to pElon, I’ve finally settled on a main ActivityPub profile: @kandr3s@kandr3s.co 

But until I can send “following activities" from GoBlog I signed up for an account @indieweb.social to follow all the interesting people I come across on the Fediverse and read them via RSS feed.

For the first time since joining I did an #introduction. I’m hoping to interact with more people on the open web and eventually move the whole operation to a single profile 🤞 the IndieWeb way.

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For anyone following this feed sorry if it’s been (and will be) spammy. We also run tests on production here just so we can walk on the wild side… 😅

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@kandr3s@im-in.space this post also tests M.b and ActivityPub replies from my website 🤞

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Hey 👋 @manton, is it possible to post from Micro.blog to Micropub on the web? The iOS app supports posting via Micropub, but I couldn’t find the option on the web. Perhaps it is a paid feature?

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Ah, the joy that’s coming to this little, authentic Latino corner in Warsaw with take-out empanadas and Salsa music on the weekends. Macondo Bar Latino gets it.

Unlike all those insulting “colombian” restaurants around the world that take some inspiration from Escobar, they took the name from One Hundred Years of Solitude, a book a wise man once told me “needs to be read once every year.” Macondo is not just the fictional village on which the story takes place, it’s Colombia as imagined by author Gabriel García Márquez.

Seriously, if anyone sees this, please never go to any restaurant inspired by a narco. Anyone who thinks that’s creative or even okay can go to hell.

At Macondo Bar they have Bandeja Paisa (how do they even get such good plátanos here in Poland? I want in 😅) I love the empanadas and I’m going for patacones next…

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🍿 Watched: Revolution OS, 2001

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Watched on Monday October 17, 2022.

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Imagine paying $700 USD (Roon lifetime license) for a music player and not being able to listen to any of your local music files whenever your Internet goes down… 😂 #justaudiophilethings

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🍿 Watched: Luna, 1979 - ★★★½

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Watched on Saturday October 15, 2022.

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Andrés Cárdenas