We are playing #Tetrapsuche on Twitter:
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@awinter I don't right now, but I can keep posting stuff on Masto! :)
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Oh god, seriously, Bernie?
@rafu On the left? Thanks! That troll is near and dear to my heart, because he made me a nice chunk of money. (He was stolen from my web site and used by a company and I found out and had a lawyer friend send a nastygram on my behalf. Not life-changing money but it helped me go to GenCon that year.)
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The App Store can be kind of gentrified sometimes. I mean, people gotta earn a buck to get by. I would drop $5 on something like that without thinking about it. But I feel like some of these people price techie apps in "Silicon Valley developer money" dollars, like that's the target audience. $20's probably the price of a latte in the Bay Area :)
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@sireebob @gcupc yeah it seems like a crazy amount. It is open source, fwiw. You just pay if you get it through the App Store. It's a niche app, it's very well made, and the people who actually use it are mostly appreciative enough to happily cough up $20 to support the developer. But it sucks if you don't have a spare $20 just for this, and don't have the ability to compile and install it yourself (which very few people can do).
Doing #artVsArtist with whatever art I happened to find easily and like
@gunnar I feel you, man. I've been wrestling with really similar stuff lately. Maybe it's worth it to keep looking. There's a spiffy thing called writefreely from @write_as which is minimalist and gorgeous. I tried to self-host it and found it difficult, but maybe one of their plans would work for you?
@gunnar But the fact remains, WP is simple, it's popular, it's there, it can do damn near anything if you throw the right plugins/programming at it, and no matter what you want, chances are somebody else has wanted it before and written it.... if you want things to be no-hassle and easy to self-host, it's really hard to beat.
@gunnar for blog-form writing which isn't too painful to self-install, it's hard to beat WordPress. I was going to go WP last week, but Known is so good for the dorky tumblelog-type blogging I do, that I found WP's interface clunky & painful. Also some of the aesthetics of the UI and most popular themes bothered me. Also the way lots of themes/plugins try hard to upsell you.....
@gunnar Agreed with you about ghost and self-hosting. see my post of a few days ago: https://pinafore.social/statuses/101588095737644710 :)
@gunnar what's wrong with the ones you've tried? Personally I found a package I really like, called "known" (withnknown.com). I self-host from a cheap Dreamhost account, using the latest version out of github. The interface & look make me happy. But it's really more tumblr-like than blog-like.
I like jewels and skulls and swords and sorceries and dice
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