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For all the hate the federated timeline gets, it's probably the most human. When you're there at the top, someone somewhere is reaching out to anyone anywhere and for a moment, that's you.

You might not understand them and you might not know what they're going through, but you hear them.

For a moment-- across space --you're united with a stranger in time. That's simply unfathomable.

Spread love.

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Eyyy, so to introduce myself.

I'm a minimalist and I like keeping simple things simple.

Been doing web dev for over ten years and I try to avoid dependencies whenever possible. Vanilla CSS with some JavaScript that's lean is better than any framework.

Code itself is technical debt. Less code is less debt.

Hobbies include laying on my couch thinking I should be more productive, writing long winded essays, staring at my always growing pile of books, and trying to find fellow humans online.

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Just posted this to Facebook and I'm done.

Don't worry fosstofriends, you're still stuck with me.

when you can't get the e2e tests to run locally, just push it up and let the pre-merge checks run it for you and it'll be ready in an hour...

I look at the dog everyday and get jealous of her lifestyle.

Is anyone else finding lately that search engines just don't have what you're looking for?

#1 Reason to switch to sourcehut from OctoCat

If you don't commit to a repo for 6 months, no one will open an issue that says:

"is this project dead"

Dropping it in case anyone needs it:

When you hit a page with invalid certs, but you're just developing locally, just type


and it'll let you through.

I love the BandCamp business model. I listened to an album so much and "was totally going to buy it" but hadn't prioritized it.

The UI is like friendly nudge, that album is blocked, it's time to buy.

Like sure, maybe that's "annoying" to some people, but I'm using BandCamp to try and support artists and if I'm leeching too much, it's probably a good indicator I'm going to be happy with the purchase.

Surveillance capitalism is the same as climate change, but for data:

- Some people have been warning about its consequences for years
- Most people don't care because they don't feel concerned, they can't see it affecting them
- A few companies are making a lot of damage with the help of governments
- When we will face the consequences it will be too late
- We can still do something about it, and the sooner the better


PLZ drop what's been helping you unwind

Poking around old drives. College assignment 2009, fake proposal for a travel agency website targeted at millionaires.

"Although they are millionaires they will probably have old computers running IE6 for their web browsing. (Hey, they had to save money to become millionaires somehow.)"

What directory structure does everyone use when cloning source code? Like, do you put it in your home directory or somewhere else

Setting up mbsync and exceeded my quota trying to download my gmail inbox πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ

I've been working really hard the past couple of weeks building a new stats system for my web game Improbable Island.

It's a text adventure at, there's a lively roleplaying community, player-owned places (with a programming engine!), hundreds of pages of story and no ads/tracking/nastystuff. We've had problems getting new players 'cause the places we used to advertise are all going offline, so if y'all could help me out with a boost that'd be much appreciated

Trying git send-email for the first time.

Anyone else experience sent items not appearing in your sent folder? They send still, just curious if I'm missing something.

Links I used:

I bet anyone that turned down in 2019 is currently thinking, "for what?"

Β«We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it's financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them.Β»

β€” Jaron Lanier

The secret to dealing with life or death software is to never write software that demands to be life or death.

I hate to ask, but here goes.

I'm looking for a role as a . or . Preferably where I have previous work ex from.

I've been looking a while and nothing with the right fit has come along. Work life balance is super important. If UK, happy to work completely in your timezone!

My site is and I'm happy to email you my CV/resume. Will start immediately once we're on the same page. πŸ’―


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