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: Aaand back to the “real human” type of profile picture again, after rockin the cartoon avatar for a while. In this age of AI generated pictures, having a “real human face” as the profile image feels nicer I guess πŸ˜„
: New profile image, yo! πŸ˜„ Thanks @maique for pointing me in the right direction for finding Andy’s work! πŸ™
: Well hello.. is this thing on? 🎀 Testing out micro.blog updating as it seems to be working again 😍
: I miss those early days when most people I know from blogging, web projects, online biz and related endeavours were on Twitter. Both in Finland and globally. It was so easy to connect and stay connected with everyone. Fast forward to today, and we …
: Soooo.. Threads just launched their web version, cool. Unless you’re in EU region, which I am. Can’t use the app, can’t use the web. Twitter is a mess, left ages ago. STILL no Bluesky invite either (although I joined waiting list …
: Fighting the urge for website do-overs, Threads in EU update and getting acquainted with MarsEdit

I've been surprisingly happy in the way this site came together.

However, like it happens nearly every time after I've launched a new thing, this time was no different: I’ve been already thinking about doing it again from a scratch.

I shouldn't (and probably won't), but the nagging feeling is there as usual. Other direction for the layout, maybe …

: Movie time. Been waiting for this one! 🎬
: Back from the holidays, more website tinkering ensues!

Right before heading to summer holidays in June, I launched a new version of this website.

During the holiday, I didn’t do much else than enjoy the vacation views & feels and post some stories and photos on Instagram from the trip. Didn’t even bring my laptop with me, holiday well spent!

Having said that, I feel excited to get back …

: So, Elon want’s to transform Twitter into “everything app” X (handle all our shopping, banking, messaging, etc.), plant a microchip to our brains, build an AI that understands the universe and then.. when it all goes south, escape …
: Made some minor(ish) design tweaks to the blog today. New background from Santorini trip, of course! πŸ˜„ Also, dropped the newsletter subscribe option for now. I personally feel it doesn’t make much sense to send these (mostly) microblog type of …
: Well it was fun while it lasted. As you may have heard, Meta has blocked EU users from accessing Threads. I noticed I wasn’t able to publish, comment or do pretty much anything else than browse the main feed in the app someday last week. No …
: Thank you for the shiny stickers @manton! They arrived to mailbox while we were on our summer holiday trip. Just opened the envelope yesterday. 😊
: Threads by Instagram is not available in Europe (at least for now)? At least I don’t see it in Finnish appstore. For someone who can try it, is it ActivityPub compatible? Can I use it with micro.blog somehow (follow people, respond to threads, …
: Curious if the Apple’s upcoming Journal app will turn our to be something that would make me keep a personal journal. Micro.blog is great for public journaling, but I’ve never really used an app for private journaling. Tbh, it’s …
: Threads, by Instagram - Could that be the name of the Meta’s answer to Twitter? It might. I’m actually more than mildly excited about this. Especially if it really does have ActivityPub support built in. Instagram userbase suddenly …
: Papa's got a brand new blog

Well, I did it again. Started a new blog, that is.

Oh wait, that’s not entirely true. It ain’t new, as I’ve used it on and off for micro blogging. But I haven’t used it for longer posts like this one. Oh, and it has fresh coat of paint too!

The site runs on micro.blog, a blogging platform that also has elements of social …

: Third time’s the charm? πŸ˜„ To get better aligned with the whole Fediverse concept, I aliased my Mastodon account (@juhaliikala@me.dm) once more and will be using @juha@juhaliikala.com as my “main Fediverse home” from now until …
: Testing testing! Substack’s RSS reader seems to pick content for each post from my blog sidebar for some reason. Testing if that glitch continues to happen with this new post πŸ€”
: Something going on with Mastodon cross-posting from micro.blog. Previous few entries never made to Mastodon for some reason. Testing out once more if disconnecting / reconnecting auth helped. 🀞
: I wonder if anyone have a Bluesky invite to share? Would love to try it out! 😊
: Been really enjoying Silo (Apple TV+) so far. Certainly a positive surprise! 8/10 from me. πŸ“Ί
: Ah, so the last thing I used Twitter for is now gone too. Used the search (without Twitter account) for browsing comments on some local Finnish news. So be it. The end.
: Singapore pooltime! πŸ˜πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬ It’s been 4 years since our last visit. Awesome to be back! 😊 Next up, Bali 🌴 #travel #singapore #indonesia #bali πŸ—ΊοΈ
: Not sure if the micro.blog landing page has looked the way it does for a long time, but I really like it! Love the clean look and the way it highlights the best parts of using the platform. Great work @manton et al. πŸ‘πŸ‘
: Still wrapping my head around the “best practice” on how to use my main Mastodon account and this blog’s “account” (@juha@juhaliikala.com) side by side. For now, I think I’ll just boost posts that I’d also …
: Posting a few nice shots from Lofoten (Norway) road trip (few years ago) to check if micro.blog CDN settings have taken effect πŸ˜„πŸ€žπŸ—ΊοΈ
: Aiempaan viestiin liittyen, omalta micro.blog seurantalistalta lΓΆytyi ainoastaan @tkoola Suomesta. EhkΓ€pΓ€ meitΓ€ muitakin lΓΆytyy micro.blogista? Oli miten oli, ajatus olisi vΓ€lillΓ€ jakaa tÀÀllΓ€ jotain suomeksikin, tai viritellΓ€ cross-postausta …
: Does anyone run their micro.blog in some other language than English? I’m considering creating another micro.blog which I’d use for Finnish content specifically. There are cases where blogging in my native language would make sense (and …
: Winter roadtrip to Iso-SyΓΆte (Finland) πŸ˜πŸ—ΊοΈ
: For many years, it has been my December activity to go through those web/social media accounts that I don’t really use much and “cut out the fat”. It’s always a surprise to realize how many new places I’ve made accounts …
: As micro.blog supports crossposting stuff from here to Mastodon, let’s try that too! Curious to learn how I’ll end up using these two side by side. I guess time and (perhaps) trial and error will tell πŸ˜…
: Is this thing on? I guess so πŸ˜„ In addition to micro.blog(ging), I’m now also exploring what Mastodon is all about @juhaliikala@masto.io. Come say hi! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹
: So, I did went the route of deactivating my Twitter account a week ago, but following this good advice from @thedragstate@aus.social, decided to reactivate and just lock it. Let it rot. In the meanwhile, I guess I’ll find a Mastodon instance …
: Yeah, it’s time. Gone fishing is now in effect. Been mulling over the though way before the “latest developments”, but as the feeling has only grown stronger since, it is time. Let’s reconsider at some point, maybe.
: Monochrome Monday shot from Times Square, New York. Would love to revisit! πŸ“ΈπŸ™ŒπŸ—ΊοΈ
: Ah, first snow is here! πŸ˜Šβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈ
: Rather nice, this one! Few episodes were a bit too strange to my taste, but overall, an enjoyable watch. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #series #horror #mystery #netflix
: I guess that A Day in the Life challenge already passed, but will post nonetheless πŸ˜„ Gym time in Oulu, Finland, 14:20pm. Sweaty business! πŸ˜…
: I find that micro.blog has the same kind of good vibe Twitter used to have in the early days. Browsing and reading other people’s updates here leave me feeling good. The opposite is true with my Twitter feed, which has turned into (mostly) doom …
: Hi @jeffmueller! Is ADN finder still a thing? I was trying to add myself to that list, but I don’t think it worked out. Or is there a manual process involved after submitting? 😊 Cheers!
: Where did that weekend go? πŸ˜„ Well, coffee to the engine and toward this weeks adventures! Started exploring ConvertKit on Saturday. Thinking of starting a newsletter, in addition to these somewhat random micro blog writings. Let’s see!
: Giving a try to “Twitter for Professionals” mode in the app. Could not find software developer, maker or creator “profession” there, so ended up using “Blogger” πŸ˜„ Let’s see how this feature turns out! πŸ˜†
: Blast from the past from travel photo archives. Miss those Bali adventures! This was a cave waterfall called Tukad Cepung (if I remember correctly). Beautiful place! 😍 πŸ—ΊοΈ
: And there goes the well started Daily (Micro) Blogger streak - Forgot to post yesterday, duh! Oh well.. πŸ˜„ Weekend ahead! No plans, just chill! Maybe some gym activities, movies and catching up reading from some favourite bloggers around the …
: A proper thunderstorm here in Oulu this evening. β›ˆ 71 millimetres of rain in the past 6 hours or so. Some pics here, the article is in Finnish
: My first Micro Monday shout-out goes to @amit who’s blog amitgawande.com I just stumbled upon recently. Amit sure has been blogging for a while! Starting from 2005, that’s no small feat! πŸ˜„ Amit is also responsible for the beautiful theme …
: Really wish there were a lite version of the Instagram iOS app. NO REELS, suggestions, boosted posts, ads, shopping features.. all that. Just photos and perhaps, stories. Just the good stuff from the people you follow, nothing else. Well, not going …
: No Twitter backup quite yet, so won’t be putting up the “gone fishing sign” today at least 😁 In the meantime, I might just spend some time and tune up micro.blog styles and settings. That should be a good exercise for this evening!
: This evening I find myself seriously contemplating the idea of quitting Twitter. OR at least hanging a virtual “gone to fishing, might or might not come back” sign on my profile. πŸ˜… It’s been years since I last enjoyed using the …
: After a brief sidetracking on WordPress, I switched my blogging efforts back to micro.blog. WP was fine (it always is), but the ease of publishing via micro.blog just felt like a better road to take right now. Let’s see how this goes! :)
: I’ve been mulling over the thought of building and selling a few website / blogging themes this year. Just not 100% decided on to which “platform”. Probably Ghost or Eleventy, or why not a micro.blog theme even? WordPress could be …
: Back to micro posting! While putting bits and pieces together on my personal blog, I also wanted to start writing note type of (micro) posts. For me the reasoning being - that would lower the otherwise high threshold of hitting the publish button …