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I’ve been using Mastodon for quite a while now—since , give or take—but have never posted a proper .

So, I’m a thirtysomething mechanical engineer and lousy guitarist. I work in the semiconductor industry, spend most of my spare time developing for the web, and own quite a few affordable (!) electric guitars, a handful of Raspberry Pis, and a couple hacked together MAME—I know—cabinets. Also, happily married, father of two, wannabe investor.

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What I’m saying is, interests include , the , , , , and personal finance.

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To do: look into `fseek()`? My guess is we don’t need it; we `fopen()` a remote stream, forward a range header (whatever the browser sends us), and directly output, using `fpassthru()`, whichever resulting bytes we’re being sent by the upstream server—i.e., they’re doing the “seeking” for us. Also “Content-Length” and so on, we’re merely passing on. May wanna prevent a time-out, tho.

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Allowing a 206 HTTP status and Accept-Ranges header (and passing thru Range request headers) seems to have done the trick. A next step would be `preload="none"` (rather than `metadata`) on `video` elements, and a (possibly autogenerated) poster image.

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New feed reader challenge: have the proxy properly “stream” video files. PHP’s `fpassthru()` isn’t enough, it seems, tho it could be a Laravel thingy, too.

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instead of like "x, who you might know, is on this service" follow prompts, social media apps should be like "EEYYyyyyy, you KNOW this fucken guy?!"

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It's always DNS, and sometimes it's IPv6 too.

Anyone looking to add Fediverse (Mastodon, Pixelfed, et al.) icons to Twenty Twenty-One’s footer menu, the theme comes with two filter hooks that make this sort of thing really easy. github.com/janboddez/add-fediv

(jan.boddez.net/notes/c34198c06)

Like, I could probably get things working with a keyboard shortcut and a WordPress hack or two.

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Totally using my feed reader as a read-it-later app and it’s awesome. On mobile. I need a proper desktop/in-browser Micropub client.

(jan.boddez.net/notes/aa8437d93)

There’s a single site my feed reader can no longer handle, and I think it’s IPv6-related and that I might be able to work around it.

(jan.boddez.net/notes/7174b4b8a)

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Just finished making this little isometric mini world in #Krita. Been wanting to try this for a while. Made up of photos from Unsplash.

Krita is really, really good for photo editing / manipulation. Non destructive adjustments, perspective warping, easy clipping and masking. Sometimes a little laggy, but a legit alternative to Photoshop.

#theWorkshop #foss #libreArt #MastoArt #photomanipulation

crashes when I refresh the notification tab. (Tusky Test, too.)

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Catching up in the shop: getting a workout getting the corvette build ready for the finishing stages.

electricflapjack.com/blog/2021

Bookmarked wptavern.com/wordpress-org-met.

Just shows, once more, how algorithms are lacking.

> Google was skipping our defined page descriptions in favor of some in-page content.

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Happy to see that while css-irl.info/rss.xml is still broken my reader downloads new posts just fine.

@mdales Just a quick question: I noticed my feed reader times out trying to fetch mynameismwd.org/index.xml, a whopping 3.43 MB with 1713 posts in it. Now, I know more users of static site generator do this, i.e., include _all_ of their posts rather than the most recent 20 or so, and I wonder if it's a conscious choice? Like, isn't it up to readers to regularly poll for new entries?

Reposted werd.io/2021/im-really-excited by Ben Werdmüller.

> I’m really excited for when everyone gets over newsletters and discovers blogs and feeds.

(jan.boddez.net/notes/2ea1669ba)

Might replace the sidebar with something better suited for admin pages.

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