Roger Stringer

Hi, my name is Roger Stringer. I am a full-stack developer, devOps engineer, writer, foodie, speaker. This site is where I can talk, think and share.

I'm also a big camping and hiking enthusiast. When I'm not hanging out with my family or at the computer you can find me camping somewhere in the mountains around the Okanagan valley where I live.

Roger Stringer

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Picking a self-hosted Feed Reader

I used to use Google Reader back in the day then from Google Reader I moved to Feedly like a lot of other people did, but I decided a few months back to look into a self-hosted solution and Miniflux won out....

Microsoft shutting down AltSpaceVR on March 10th

AltspaceVR, a social VR platform founded in 2013 and acquired by Microsoft in 2017, has just announced that it will be closing permanently....

TikTok’s Secret ‘Heating’ Button Can Let Their Employees Make Anyone Go Viral

For years, TikTok has describedits powerful For You Page as a personalized feed ranked by an algorithm that predicts your interests based on your behavior in the app....

Twitterrific: End of an Era

Twitterrific has been discontinued....

AI art tools Stable Diffusion and Midjourney targeted with copyright lawsuit

A trio of artists have launched a lawsuit against Stability AI and Midjourney, creators of AI art generators Stable Diffusion and Midjourney, and artist portfolio platform DeviantArt, which recently created its own AI art generator, DreamUp....

Craig Hockenberry on “ The Shit Show” that is Twitter

What bothers me about Twitterrific’s final day is that it was not dignified. There was no advance notice for its creators, customers just got a weird error, and no one is explaining what’s going on. We had no chance to thank customers who have been with us for over a decade. Instead, it’s just another scene in their ongoing shit show....

Watch out for these Fake 16 Terabyte Portable SSD Drives on Amazon

If you see a 16 terabyte portable SSD on Amazon for $100 or less, don't buy it. Such a drive would cost thousands of dollars. These are nothing more than a scam, and don't work well at all. We bought one and got a glorified 64GB hard drive....

Twitter Intentionally Ends Third-Party App Developer Access to Its APIs

Late yesterday, The Information reported that it had seen internal Twitter Slack communications confirming that the company had intentionally cut off third-party Twitter app access to its APIs. The shut-down, which happened Thursday night US time, hasn’t affected all apps and services that use the API but instead appears targeted at the most popular third-party Twitter clients....

Google’s Stadia Controller is getting Bluetooth support

Google is launching its final Stadia game today and is promising to release a tool next week to enable Bluetooth connections on its Stadia Controller. The last Stadia game to launch on the service is Worm Game, a test game that was technically available on Stadia before Stadia launched publicly in November 2019. Developers at Google have decided to release the game just before the streaming service disappears next week....

Eddie Cue on Apple's year of original content

“2022 was a groundbreaking year for entertainment. At some point over the past year, you probably discovered a new app, a new song, a new TV show or movie, or game. An experience that made you laugh, taught you something new, or helped you see the world in a new way — and moved you to share it with others.”...

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