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So like, did we get hacked by anonymous? What's up with the mask?
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punkwasp 7 months ago

It's for Halloween! If you inspect the alt text it says it's a Halloween mask

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mikegrindle 7 months ago

Yeah I found that too. Bit of a random choice for halloween haha

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offlinemagazine 7 months ago

The black text on a white background takes me back to the good old days. I wish I knew how to make a light mode/dark mode switch on my page.

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mikegrindle 7 months ago

I think I almost prefer it to my default dark mode. I have no idea how to make a switch but using @media feels like a decent compromise.

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offlinemagazine 6 months ago

Thank you for the advice!

Hey, thanks for the follow. Love the site, very simple and elegant (and as it so happens, I quite like purple). Bookmarked your essays on consumerism for later reading - the subject is something I'm currently writing about myself so looking forward to seeing what your thoughts are.
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sorbier 7 months ago

wow, thank you! likewise on your site’s elegantly functional design! read through several of your essays with interest (: anticipating yours on consumerism!

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Just been catching up with some of your recent posts. Sorry to hear you've been having issues with what seems to effectively be a shadowban. Also appreciated the reader mode article. My site seems to be mostly compliant, but I'll be sure to double check for any issues.
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nohappynonsense 7 months ago

i didnt even realize there was a block site button until now

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owlroost 7 months ago

Your site's one of the few I don't usually use reader mode on, funny enough. It's not overly busy visually and the text width is good, so it's easy for me to follow. I only ever flip it on for you when dark mode really isn't working for me that day. (Incidentally, if you added a @media (prefers-color-scheme) light mode, I'd be thrilled).

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mikegrindle 7 months ago

Yeah I try to keep things simple and accessible. Implementing light/dark mode @media preferences was on my to-do list, so you can probably expect to see that pretty soon :-)

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readingproject 7 months ago

Years ago I read Sven Birkets, The Gutenberg Elegies which is quoted on my reviewer profile page on our website. Back in the 90s Birkets was concerned about the impact of electronic media on reading and how books will be written and marketed, but I don’t think he ever imagined one AI reading another AI’s books to generate clicks and cash on Amazon. Is this crazy, or am I just getting old?

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mikegrindle 7 months ago

It's pretty wild, though "reading" might not be the right term here. On a side note, interesting book. I'm assuming it's probably dated in parts but I might have to keep an eye out next time I head to the library/bookstore.

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readingproject 7 months ago

It is dated on many technological issues, but I think it is philosophically still relevant

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readingproject 8 months ago

On book bannings . . . ditto what you said

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Thought I’d add a quick update to my website from my phone. All credit to anyone who manages to build a site here from their smartphone because the editor does not play ball with that kind of thing.
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mikegrindle 8 months ago

Perhaps it’s just me who doesn’t work with phones because I had to repost and edit this like three times.

offlinemagazine 8 months ago

I've done a lot of my new visual overhaul on my phone, but I don't think I'll ever do it again. Not voluntarily, anyway.

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owlroost 8 months ago

I had similar issues when I tried. It was to the point of copying it into a regular text editor to make changes, then pasting the altered version back.

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owlroost 8 months ago

Might be of help, at least for stopping automated bot scraping (if they're going to do it, make them do it manually!): https://neil-clarke.com/block-the-bots-that-feed-ai-models-by-scraping-your-website/

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mikegrindle 8 months ago

Thanks Owlroost. I’ve seen this before and will be implementing it on my site. Unfortunately, the scrapped article was something I had published elsewhere so I didn’t have much control over things.

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mikegrindle 8 months ago

A long overdue update to my blogroll. Lots of other interesting things to add, though.

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owlroost 8 months ago

I just saw the listing for my site and wanted to say that you've made my night- "one of those sites you can just get lost in" has been a goal for me, and it means a lot to hear it from someone else.

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mikegrindle 8 months ago

No worries, that was honestly the most accurate description I could think of :-)

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