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commit a60bb71aa2707ae030717fd1223c583baf111346
parent ae161878ee86061cb3c89265a6b62f59e212d5a0
Author: Daniel Moch <daniel@danielmoch.com>
Date:   Mon, 22 Nov 2021 09:59:52 -0500

Move post to draft; add missing post

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Rsrc/posts/2020/09/how-to-survive-in-a-crisis.md -> src/posts/2020/09/how-to-survive-in-a-crisis.mdd | 0
Asrc/posts/2021/04/giving-the-dumbphone-a-whirl.md | 42++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
3 files changed, 43 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Dagfile b/Dagfile @@ -7,7 +7,7 @@ target "target" { filter 'm4 -DDESCRIPTION="$(lowdown -Xdescription -Tterm $<)" -DPAGE_TITLE="$(lowdown -Xtitle -Tterm $<)" -DSLUG=https://www.danielmoch.com/$(echo $< | sed "s/^src\///;s/\.md//")/ $1 >$>' filter "lowdown -Thtml $< >>$>" filter "cat <$2 >>$>" - filter 'dagindex -Av -a"$(lowdown -Xauthor -Tterm $<)" -c"$(lowdown -Xcategory -Tterm $<)" -d"$(lowdown -Xdescription -Tterm $<)" -p "$(lowdown -Xdate -Tterm $<)" -s $(echo $< | sed "s/^src\///;s/\.md//")/ -t "$(lowdown -Xtitle -Tterm $<)" -u $(stat -f%m $<)' + filter 'dagindex -A -a"$(lowdown -Xauthor -Tterm $<)" -c"$(lowdown -Xcategory -Tterm $<)" -d"$(lowdown -Xdescription -Tterm $<)" -p "$(lowdown -Xdate -Tterm $<)" -s $(echo $< | sed "s/^src\///;s/\.md//")/ -t "$(lowdown -Xtitle -Tterm $<)" -u $(stat -f%m $<)' } suffix .pdf { filter "lowdown -sTms --nroff-no-numbered $< | 9 sed 's/\.AU /.AU\n/' | pdfroff -itk -mspdf >$>" diff --git a/src/posts/2020/09/how-to-survive-in-a-crisis.md b/src/posts/2020/09/how-to-survive-in-a-crisis.mdd diff --git a/src/posts/2021/04/giving-the-dumbphone-a-whirl.md b/src/posts/2021/04/giving-the-dumbphone-a-whirl.md @@ -0,0 +1,42 @@ +title: Giving The Dumbphone A Whirl +author: Daniel Moch +copyright: 2021, Daniel Moch +date: 2021-04-20 19:50:00 UTC-04:00 +category: technology +description: It's quiet uptown ... or anywhere else you don't take your smartphone. + +Less has really started to seem like more for me lately. In a pique +of frustration over how distracted and low-key anxious I have felt, +I deleted my social media accounts (except for one, which I need +for work) and switched to a dumbphone. It hasn't been life changing, +but the feeling has been something akin to stepping outside of a +crowded building and taking off your COVID mask to breathe the +crisp, autumn air. I've sort of eased into it over the past few +weeks, but right now I don't miss it. + +The particular phone I settled on was the Punkt MP-02. It's an +elegant device, the VoLTE capability of which is supported by my +carrier. It also supports tethering. A dumbphone that supports +tethering fills a pretty valuable niche in my opinion, since it +allows me to connect my laptop to my cell provider if I'm in a +pinch. The killer feature, though, is that their most recent software +update has added support for secure messaging via Signal. (Their +implementation is called Pigeon, although it interoperates with the +same Signal service smartphone users are familiar with. I assume +the name was changed because the app was done by Punkt.) Because +it's a dumbphone, this turns out to be the only way to do group +messaging on the MP-02. + +The only other thing I'll say about the phone is that complaints +about the software quality, while they may have been accurate at +the time, ring hollow today. Presumably they've managed to work out +a lot of the early bugs, the device having been out for well over +a year now. I'm not expecting much in the way of new features, but +that is itself a feature. + +If not for the MP-02's Signal compatibility, I likely would have +ended up with the much cheaper Nokia 6300 4G. I'd be curious to +hear from anyone using that phone about their experience, as I'd +like to be able to recommend something to folks bit by the same bug +I've caught, but who don't find Signal compatability worth thrice +the price.