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Hello friends,

My name is Stephen, and I am a full-stack web developer. I have had a soft spot for Linux and other FOSS since the late 90s.

After browsing Fosstodon for a while, I know I will feel at home here. It reminds me very much of what birdsite used to be like when it first started taking off. I miss that.

Thanks for listening to my , and feel free to say hello!

@paleobiologist It’s funny that you mention Shohreh Aghdashloo! She was our favorite character in the series (particularly seasons 1-3). Different perspectives 😂

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google, privacy, e-mail, from :birdsite: 

Google started editing people's e-mails in GSuite, replacing links with a link through google.com:
mobile.twitter.com/sneakdotber
twitter.com/tblodt/status/1317

This means that Google will track a click on a link *in e-mail* even if you're using an external client.

I am *guessing* this is under the pretext of phishing protection, but it actually *creates* additional phishing risk for text-only clients, since now all links are google.com links.

#FuckGoogle #privacy

Pretty excited about the future of Svelte. It’s nice to see a framework I like doing well and catching on.

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Rich Harris announcement about upcoming Updates for Svelte/Sapper: youtu.be/vHHLLJA0b70?t=24063

Spouse had a moment of weakness and is now drooling over Tesla cars with me.

I’m looking into self-hosting a Pleroma instance. Should be a good learning experience. Elixir is a fantastic use case for an ActivityPub service.

Ran a raid in Destiny 2 with some mates tonight, and helped teach a newbie the encounters. It took about an hour. Not too bad.

Eyebrow hairs won’t grow back when plucked, but nose hairs? I’ll be damned if two don’t grow back for every one pulled.

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If your ears are free please tune in to the Intergalactic Wasabi Hour livestreaming on Tiilderadio in 5 minutes! ✌️

To listen:

tilderadio.org

or

radio.tildeverse.org/radio/800

Happy October 12 to my Spanish-speaking and Hispanic neighbors. Hope it was a good day.

Very salty because some well-meaning corporate person panic-scheduled a meeting for really early this morning, and then 15 minutes before (well after I’d already gotten up early to attend it), they panic-rescheduled it for 9 hours later. Grumble grumble...

I have an aversion to referring to myself as a "tech lead," despite holding that title for ~5 years.

I’m pretty impressed by after trying it out for the past few days. It configures many aspects of with a bias towards speed and portability.

github.com/romkatv/zsh4humans

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Latest #COVID19 deaths #chart made with my #visualisation workbench at vlab.happybeing.com

Loads data directly from #WHO website (amongst many others).

Pretty shocking comparisson!

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Google is giving data to police based on search keywords, court docs show - news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

Protect yourselves, folks.

Hello friends,

My name is Stephen, and I am a full-stack web developer. I have had a soft spot for Linux and other FOSS since the late 90s.

After browsing Fosstodon for a while, I know I will feel at home here. It reminds me very much of what birdsite used to be like when it first started taking off. I miss that.

Thanks for listening to my , and feel free to say hello!

Fosstodon

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