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Hi, I’m Mike. I suppose I’ve put off my Mastodon long enough.

I’m a husband, a father of one, an open web enthusiast, free speech advocate, writer, Happiness Engineer and Product Ambassador at Automattic. I usually post about pop punk music, Apple products, software, and other geek-related topics.

Weblog: initialcharge.net/
Pixelfed: libertynode.cam/mike
Homepage: mdrockwell.net/

I’m getting a ton of spam messages through ’s submission form. Hopefully the reCAPTCHA integration will fix that.

Went apple picking at a different orchard this year because the one we had been going to closed.

The new place is crowded, expensive, and didn’t even have the variety we usually pick. :\

I set custom timers for a ton of different timeframes through out my work day and they are always measured in minutes rather than hours.

The extra tap to move the selector doesn’t seem like much, but doing it several times each day is getting annoying.

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On WatchOS 9, when you go to set a custom timer, it seems to *always* select the hour section first, regardless of what you previously interacted with when setting your last custom timer.

She used a MiFi controller and I basically just treated the RP2+ as a controller. I could play without issue while watching the TV.

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Game streaming is pretty cool. Last night Becky and I played a few levels of TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge with Steam Link. She connected with the Apple TV and I used the Retroid Pocket 2+.

I forgot to upload this: I took a time-lapse of the assembly of my brand new Framework Laptop.

This is super-cool, y'all. Seriously.

Just found out the Apple orchard that we’ve gone to each year for the past five years or so has closed permanently. This stinks.

Trying out time blocking again and feeling productive. I don’t know why I don’t stick to it.

What the heck is up with Control Center’s Home view on iOS 16?

What’s going on with the Pixelfed TestFlight? I figured we’d have more information on it by now.

Stupid thought: we have always had trackbacks/pingbacks (and then disabled them, ’cause spam/for security reasons).

And although they’re generally not that useful (there’s no “support” for replies, likes, etc.) most WordPress themes support microformats1 just fine.

We _were_ 80% there. (Okay, more like 75%.)

“WordPress+IndieWeb as the OS of the Open Social Web” zylstra.org/blog/2022/09/wordp

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