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Hello! I'm a programmer and a (new-ish) parent, I've been running this personal instance since time immemorial.

I talk mostly about tech, but I try to branch out into artsy stuff on my secondary account: @zatnosk

From time to time I get |s, and some of those ideas have been channeled into my and projects.

I do my best to be kind and understanding, and I'm not afraid of some emotional labor for friends :)

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When I think of a future with Open Social Media, I imagine three pillars.

1) Microblogging (ActivityPub), for sharing thoughts with strangers, ephemeral community building, and broad+global reach.

2) Forum / Stable Community (no good solution yet, AFAIK), for discussing, planning, buying/selling locally. All within a distinct group of people, membership of which can be managed.

3) Peer2Peer (Scuttlebutt?), for talking directly to friends, family, nearby people, and easily sharing files.

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not only should you be captioning/describing your images

you should be requesting #MastoDev team improves upon it such as allowing us to see the whole image as we describe it, and a better visual indicator that the image isn’t described while uploading (maybe even an alert before posting!)

fight to make the fediverse more accessible

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When can I get a browser extension that let's me login to (supporting) websites using asymmetric keys?

Just finished book 6 of Wheel of Time. Only 8 to go.

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@Murkrow @envgen "<verb> the <subject>" --> "do a <subject> the <verb>" for cursed syntactical transformation 2018

do a toot the boost while you still can!

Ha! I just discovered that I have a folder named "web" with a file called "page.php".

"web/page.php" - good naming, yes.

I'm looking forward to assuming PHP7 anywhere in the new year, now that PHP5 reaches end-of-life.

I should probably tag this friend-instance idea with as well..

reminder to self:

$b=explode("\n", implode("\n", $a));

is not equivalent to


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A periodic reminder:

If you are asking for help fixing a problem, particularly a computer problem, there are 4 pieces of information that will make everyones life easier if you provide them:

1 - What the situation was
2 - What you did
3 - What happened
4 - What you expected to happen

Many times people only provide #2 or perhaps #2 and #3, but they are all important.

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The Aardwolf team is still seeking more help from folks. All experience levels accepted.

Where should we be looking?

HTML, CSS, Rust-lang

What if fediverse instances had (optional) "friend-instances" that they featured on they landing page?
Then by just finding a single instance, you could discover more instances that might match in quality and values - kinda like an old school webring of instances.

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I want to buy an illustration for my Mike Williams - a courtroom drama in space-story, but I have no idea what it should actually show. So I'm kinda stuck.

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Alright. Something I've started doing when I offer up advice on something is put it under a CW of "unsolicited advice". That way, if I misread the room and am offering unwanted advice, it can just be skipped.

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I'm looking for someone who does pixel art or a kind of.
I'd like to order something.
If that's your case or if you know someone who does, please send me a DM.

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"areas you trace your heritage from"

Ah, northern jutland where my fathers ancestral farm is, and western jutland where my mothers family-farm is. That's what you mean right?

...countries, continents? Americans are weird.

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Apparently there is a Firefox add-on that can report the cross-browser compatibility of a website, using MDN data:

It is… spookily accurate for Pinafore. I explicitly targeted latest Chrome, Firefox, and Edge, with no support for IE. And I believe Edge 16 is required because I'm using isIntersecting in IntersectionObserver. Pretty impressive if that's how it figured it out!

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