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A geologist and archaeologist by training, a nerd by inclination - books, films, fossils, comics, rocks, games, folklore, and, generally, the rum and uncanny… Let’s have it!

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  • Initial thoughts:

    Does import but only from three sources:

    import list or archives from some 3rd party sites:

    • Goodreads reading list
    • Letterboxd watch list
    • Douban archive (via Doufen)

    This could be an issue:

    login with other Fediverse identity and import social graph - supported servers:

    • Mastodon/Pleroma/Firefish/GoToSocial/Pixelfed/friendica/Takahē

    https://neodb.net/features/

    The login page specifically mentions signing in using Mastodon (although In assume the other named services also work) and returns a 404 if you try to use a Lemmy instance:

    https://neodb.social/account/login

    So I signed up with my Mastodon account and that went smoothly.

    The data page does show that the importing is only from the named sources.

    Conclusion:

    It’s a very nice looking service and should prove very useful.

    For our purposes here it would need Lemmy integration but that’s not insurmountable, it’s written in Python so there should be plenty of people who could get stuck in an add it.

    I’d, personally, want to import my IMDb lists but that’s not difficult to fix as other movie sites allow this (I know Trakt do, and the clunky fix is to go via Letterboxd who also appear to do it but I haven’t tried there).

    So a few issues I’d like to see addressed but neither look too difficult and, as this has only just popped up on our radar, I am sure there are people thinking along the same lines (and many others, as this has huge potential).









  • I am very laid back (my Dad always said I was nearly horizontal) and I never get angry, I rarely even get flustered or impatient. My Dad was a very good man and I try to follow his example as much as possible. As his health declined and I started caring for him (a real privilege as he helped so many it was only just that he got help in return when he needed it, even if it couldn’t possibly fully pay him back) and, as I picked up some of his slack I did wonder where he found the time or energy. Since he died, I have felt like a sheepdog without a flock and have found myself adopting various people - I helped a friend through her cancer journey and her son start university, I took another friend to hospital sufficiently often that she just told the staff I was her “hospital husband” (which did stop them asking questions, usually with a roll of the eyes) and, as I don’t drink, I ferry people home from the pub.

    However, I can be… thoughtless and this can be really annoying, especially to the easily angered - I’ve lost a friend over it and my brother isn’t exactly my greatest fan (the other year, my niece asked if I wanted to know all the nasty things my brother said about me and I declined - if we knew what people thought about us, we’d tear each other apart). I can also be rude to people but just where it’s funny, you just have to know your audience (it can appal any bystanders though). I’m also not very emotionally expressive and I suspect at least one friend thinks I’m a sociopath.

    So am I nice? Although it might depend on who you ask, I’d say no. However, I try to do as much good as possible - if anyone needs help, I’ll drop what I’m doing and pitch in.