So remember when I was trying to convince my wife that buying a second motorbike was a good idea? Well, I pickup my new CAR on Friday. 😂😂

You'll never guess what, folks...I'm back on and have been for the last month or so.

Come on, be honest, did any of you notice? (I know a couple of you did) 😃

kevq.uk/the-wonderful-world-of

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> It started, as so many of my recent online adventures have, with a post from Kev Quirk

😂😂 sorry!

robert.winter.ink/a-mastodon-t

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If you've been lurking on Fosstodon, intimidated by the more technical toots, feeling imposter syndrome, or just afraid to jump in, please toot an introduction, ask questions, learn, get to know others. There's nothing to be afraid of. This is a friendly and welcoming instance. Almost all of us want to get to know you except for a few grumps.😃

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@XxAlexXx There are a few reasons.

1. Because I can.
2. For bragging rights.
3. When Maciej Cegłowski gave his talk about the website obesity crisis in 2015, the average web page weighed over 2MB. It's only gotten worse since then, and I don't want to be part of the problem.
4. Heavy web pages eat up mobile devices' battery and data plans.
5. Heavy web pages take longer to load, and are more likely to annoy visitors into leaving.

@kev

Someone asked how to remove .html from their URLs recently (I think it was on here).

Here's how I've done it in the past:

kevq.uk/how-to-remove-the-html

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I was up late last night, wired on Red Bull and vodka, and wrote this response to @kev's post on not being so bad.

matthewgraybosch.com/2021/03/0

TL;DR: I prefer to use JS as a last resort, when less potentially invasive technologies aren't enough to get the job done.

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I'm a , sci-fi author, and full-stack miracle worker from New York.

My are they/them/their, but I'm used with he/him/his.

I run and on my personal gear.

I swing both ways; I can use and . When I really want to get kinky, I use .

I run my website with ; dealing with static site generators is too much like work.

I detest authoritarians and Puritans of all kinds.

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@The_Quantum_Alpha @StrawberryShortcake

Here's what I really think:

1. If we aren't dating, your private parts are none of my business.

2. If we aren't trying to have kids, your chromosomes aren't my problem.

3. I don't give a shit what you identify as or what your pronouns are, but no matter how masculine or feminine you look, if you introduce yourself by a particular name that's how I'll address you. If you indicate a particular pronoun set, I'll use it. It's less hassle that way.

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Trying to convince my wife that me buying a second motorbike is a great idea. Not gonna lie, folks, this is an uphill struggle. 🤫

Thinking about trying out for the first time in years. Just sayin’. :kde:

Soooo Gab has been popped with an SQLi apparently. Isn’t Gab a fork of @Mastodon? Someone should really look at whether Mastodon is vulnerable too.

wired.com/story/gab-hack-data-

Any regex users here? If so, I could do with some advice.

I'm getting 404s on my site where people visit kevq.uk/link-to-post/null

The /null is a problem and I don't know why people are visiting it.

Anyway, I'd like to write a regex redirect that basically removes /null from the end of the URL. Does anyone know how to do this please? I have no idea.

Thanks in advance!

Ooooo the new report feature on @tootapp is so nice! If you’re on iOS, Toot! is the best app, bar none.

Don’t worry @xpil I’m not gonna report you! 😊

Proud Dad moment when your 6yo son is getting ready for school in the other room and you hear him singing AC/DC.

He's a chip off the old block!

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Been really enjoying playing around with @nextcloud recently. Their markdown editor is really good, and it’s nice to see that their Talk app has improved a lot.

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