Mike Stone

Mostly The Lonely Howls Of Mike Baying His Ideological Purity At The Moon

The TalkSocket Has Arrived!

January 18, 2023

Quite a while ago, I ordered a TalkSocket. I can’t even remember when at this point. It’s been two years maybe? Today it finally arrived.

Retiring Twitter But Not Really

December 4, 2022

I’m sure most people that have found their way here know about the turmoil that’s been effecting Twitter lately. I know there are a lot of people that have strong feelings about it one way or another, but it’s never really been an issue for me since I stopped using Twitter in any real way years ago. Today I thought I might retire my Twitter accounts, but not really.

Finally Some Time Off

December 2, 2022

I notified own of my coworkers that I was signing off a little early today. The clock hadn’t even struck four o’clock in the afternoon, and I was done. Finally, some time off.

More On The Mycroft Mark II

November 27, 2022

Not long ago, I published my initial impressions of the Mycroft Mark II after I did a quick setup in a hotel room. Quick warning, I’m probably going to have several more posts as I discover new things about this device and new features become available.

The Mycroft Mark II Has Arrived!!!

November 25, 2022

The long awaited day is finally here! The Mark II has arrived!!

How Long Should A Blog Post Be

September 30, 2022

Cooper recently asked if there was word count threshold someone should meet for a blog post? The answer is no.

Day 20 of the #100DaysToOffload 2022 Series.

Tell Me A Story

September 29, 2022

I’ve never been much of a podcast person. I’m not sure what it is about them, but they’ve just never been a thing for me. I do read a lot of stuff on the Internet, but lately even that has been harder to do just because I’m busy with other things. Today Joel published on Fosstodon something that I feel like I should have been aware of but wasn’t. So, I’ve decided to try a different solution.

Playing With Crypto

September 7, 2022

Cryptocurrency is one of those things that I don’t have a strong opinion about. I feel like they could be good or bad, like pretty much any currency. My ambivalence has led me to not be involved with them much. Recently I dipped a toe in.

Updating My PGP Key

September 5, 2022

I’m updating my PGP key and moving away from Keybase. Yes, I know. It’s about time.

Stop Trying to Make Computers Seem Human

September 5, 2022

sample I’m a fan of virtual assistants. I have been for years and years. I remember playing with the psychotherapist version of Eliza that’s built into emacs back in the mid-90s. The psychotherapist was not great, and it didn’t take much to know you weren’t talking to a human. The problem is, times have changed and we’ve gotten a lot better at this stuff. We need to stop it.