Midnight Pub

stopping in for a snowstorm coffee :)


Freeze warning outside. I step into The Midnight just before my fingers get frostbit. I sit at the bar and politely ask Bartender for a black coffee, as per usual.

I love this distant, yet meaningful "vibe" of The Midnight. Anyone here can stop in, when they can, have a few words or/and drinks, and just be them. It's always good (yet rare) to see these days on the HyperWeb, lol ;)

Thoughts on Scuttlebutt

I discovered (close to a year ago) a service called "Scuttlebutt", and it is supposed to be a decentralized, off-grid, non-invasive social network. It seems cool. I am not promoting it here, just mentioning that it seems like a cool idea where all the info of the person, or individual members, is (are? (always struggle with the is/are thing)) stored on their phone (or computer). Locally. No centralized server anywhere. A neat idea, indeed.

Four inches of snow. That's the forecast here. I'll take it though, as it has been a mild Winter around here.

Hope everyone is doing well. Look forward to the next Midnight Newsletter :)

Stay safe, pub-goers!

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~edisondotme wrote (thread):

Love the idea of an off-grid social network. I discovered a software project long ago called PirateBox => https://piratebox.cc . The idea is that you take a single board computer with wifi capabalities (like a raspberry pi) and it broadcasts a local wifi network (with no internet access) that redirects to it's own self hosted website where you can chat with other people who connect to it. You can also share files and there's also a forum. I love taking it with me on flights when everyone is desperate for wifi but there is none except mine!

~inquiry wrote (thread):

This morning I emailed an ancient friend (we've been writing each other one way or another since the early 1980s...) about how yesterday I realized how badly I need snow cover in the winter.

Why? Because the ground being bright white in the winter strikes me way more psychologically uplifting than witnessing just frozen dirt littered with dead stuff.

That said, a few inches total will do.... :-)

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