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πŸš€ Alright fedi gang, do your magic. Looking for a junior dev in the UTC+05:00 to UTC+08:00 timezone.

The company is a small biz, and isn't a total dumpster fire as far as treating you goes. I was quite pleasantly surprised, in fact. Fully remote.

Project is ~2 months in and a standard Django thingy.

You'll work with me. Feel free to check my site to get a sense of who I am. Happy to help you throughout your onboarding and beyond. Ask me questions on my XMPP/Telegram.

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Someone on Fosstodon got in touch with me eventually, and we've closed a deal today. I'm starting next month and absolutely stoked to grow into my role and become even better for the next time around! πŸŽ‰

I had absolutely no idea what would happen or any expectation with this toot. Almost out of desperation, this was me shouting into the fediverse -- yet 76 boosts and dozens of replies and DMs later, here I am, incredibly taken aback by the response and the help extended. Thank you EVERY ONE! β™₯

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May be very ambitious, but I want to run a small, personal instance and have 5 real-life friends migrate to it.

I want to see people being again like they were on when it was new to them.

meta question/poll/opinion soliciation, mastodon 

I saw someone else do this, and I kinda want to try it too.

They do not follow anyone on the local instance, and just use the local feed.

They reserve their home feed for only folks from other instances.

Yay or nah?

πŸ—’ New blog post (My experience trying to ensure accessibility on an earlier blog post.) 

Curious to ensure accessibility on an earlier blog post, I went on a testing journey for the first time as a screen-reader user.

rusingh.com/2021/07/25/experie

πŸ—’ New blog post (WSL2: copy to clipboard). 

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I think languagetool.org is so cool! The fact that I can have such a tool help me out with the day-to-day is awesome. I kind of wish I could get it working system-wise though.

And no Zoho Mail please. For ethical reasons.

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Normally, it's quite unlikely I'd use the web mail/UI. So of course, proper IMAP and SMTP uptime.

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Anything that beats @ $50/year for custom domains (at least 6), and , import/export, and full data retention?

Windows 10 Mail stopped working with Migadu's SMTP server.

Failed quietly.

A business email has been pending since this morning.

No idea what to do to fix. :/

Any good self-hosted (or paid cloud SaaS without being ridiculously priced) alternatives out there?

I did end up making the fix... *hangs in shame*

No worries though, still more clean up for future devs. :D

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Mellium is now on ! We've moved our fundraising off of our personal accounts so that funds can be paid to contributors and earmarked for certain projects. If you want to support Mellium, this is the place to do it: opencollective.com/mellium

Hmm. What do?

affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo

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I think I'm over the "change fast, break often" phase of my career as a programmer. Next job's gotta be "things are good, we're just making them better".

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Recommendation needed, WordPress 

A friend of mine asked me if I could help her with a website for her work as a photographer. I think WordPress is a solid choice, but I have little to none experience with it. I don't just want to set up a cheap template and call it a day. What are some plugins/templates/themes (I don't know what the heck that's called in WordPress) that I can maybe use in the future as well? I'd be willing to pay a few bucks if necessary.

I'm trying to redirect a URL if its query parameters match what I want, and discard them on the new URL...

And my gosh! Could it be more annoying that nothing is working?

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