As well as being a nerd, I’m also a keen fish keeper. Today, my wife and I are taking the kids to the local aquarium.

It’s my favourite day out and I think I’m more excited than them! 🐟🐠🐟🐠🐡🐠🐡🐠🐟🐠🐡🐠🐟🐠🐡🐠🐟🐟

<sigh> logged in 2018 and tagged with "needs API" so I assume the API isn't capable of deleting toots.

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I use a tool called TweetDelete that deletes my tweets once they become 6 months old.

Does a similar tool exist for Mastodon?

I wrote a quick response to Ben Gillbanks' post on why people use - I think it's still valid today, albeit 2 years after the post was written.

TL;DR - Avoid Medium. 🙂

Doing some words with my boys and “today” came up.

My youngest: “tu-oh-du-ah-yu…TODGER!”

Nearly died. 😂😂😂😂

Q: Do you know what the greatest smell on earth is?

A: If you said anything other than “behind my dog’s ear” you’re wrong. 🐶

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I really do appreciate everybody here at Fosstodon, though. 😄

You guys are all pretty awesome!

This is fantastic news, but the pessimist in me can’t help but think that they will still find a way to weasel out of the taxes.

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I love Scott Nesbitt’s writing. This is a quick note on my thoughts about his latest musing.

Took the day off work today, been thinking about selling my motorbike as I don’t really get time to ride it (<1000 miles/year the last 2 years). Decided to take the bike out to try and help me make the decision.

Did around 180 miles around Wales, most of it inside Snowdonia. I won’t be selling it, and I need to make more time for riding! 🏍

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My mum: Kevin (that’s what she calls me) you’re the only person I have on blue WhatsApp [Signal] and you don’t message me that often. I’m deleting it, I’ll text you instead.

Me: NO! Don’t text me! I’ll put green WhatsApp back on my phone.

So it looks like I’m back on WhatsApp purely because of my old dear. 🤦‍♂️

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Follow up: You don't need to feel guilty for choosing proprietary software.

If you prefer to use Spotify over local music because it better fits your listening style, go for it!

Should you look for more secure and privacy-respecting alternatives? Sure. But you don't need to develop a cognitive dissonance when it comes to what your preferences for software are.

Do what you're comfortable with, keep an open mind, and try things whenever you feel like something new.

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You're not a bad person for liking things that are proprietary. You are not immoral for enjoying things that were made behind closed doors. You are not less of a person for having the desire for XYZ product from a premium company, regardless of whether they contribute to open source or not.

It’s a really shame that Keybase has seemed to have ceased development, I still use it most days though as it’s a great product. Maybe the team will loop back to Keybase once they’re done with Zoom? 🤷‍♂️

By the way, if anyone has any Lumens hanging around their Keybase account that they don’t want, feel free to send them to me. My Keybase username is kevq 😁

is 18 today, so I thought it would be fun to share a screenshot of my first foray into WP, a tech blog called Refugeeks. The site started in 2010, and looked like this for nearly 3 years. 🤦‍♂️

The design is diabolical, but I thought it would be fun to share. Any of you folks got any design horror stories in your past? If so, get sharing them! 😊

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