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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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Bookmarked wptavern.com/it-is-time-for-wo.

While part of me still wants to build somewhat complex layouts using nothing but HTML and CSS, these WordPress block pattern examples are really, really nice. I mean, in a WordPress context. Sure as heck beats shortcode wizardry.

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Does my feed reader, a responsive web app, really need Micropub integration? I mean, I can simply long-press-to-Indigenous. On desktop, there’s text expanders, bookmarklets, or both.

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@baldur @anathem @schnittchen I can't believe three different people are using Firefox on Android. I thought I was the only one 🤣

(Those captions shouldn’t really be there, I guess. And I forgot to properly fill out the alt text in WP’s Media Library which is why it wasn't crossposted.) Also, not actually a question.

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Which one is better?

A Microsub reader.

A feed aggregator and reader (and Microsub server).

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Bookmarked noahpinion.substack.com/p/some.

> We shouldn’t stop kids from taking hard STEM classes just because we’re worried that they’ll have a better chance of becoming rich STEMlords; instead, we should just tax the STEMlords more[.]

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My feed reader’s “timeline” moves really slow, so I’m not at all interested in anything “infinite scrolling” or optimized for “real-time” updates. It’s to do with marking new items as read, which using traditional pagination will “bump up” remaining items from, e.g., page 2 to page 1, meaning the (previously generated) link to page 2 may now lead to an empty page and those items might stay overlooked for a little while.

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Adding cursor-based pagination to my RSS reader, to get rid of some (very) minor annoyances. (Note that Microsub’s paging—indieweb.org/Microsub-spec#Exa a bit different, still. Yay.)

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The Fediverse should get rid of the addictive dark patternes that were copied from Twitter & co

njms.ca/posts/ethical-anti-des

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I have Raspberry Pis scattered around my house wired to my network performing various tasks (like controlling 3D printers). Since they are always on anyway, I'm turning some of them into WiFi APs to extend WiFi coverage where there is weak signal.

Reading darekkay.com/blog/avif-images/ and, interestingly, my RSS reader shows “This image is not supported in your browser” for the WebP image, too. But it is; I’m using the latest Firefox. (What I think is happening instead, is that my reader strips away `source` tags.)

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Considering having my “Share on Pixelfed” plugin for WordPress added to the “official” WP.org repo.

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Was asked to add a social media link to a client’s site and I was pleasantly surprised to see the correct icon added in front automatically. Turns out I once wrote the three lines of JavaScript that made that happen. Turns out I also used slick—I know—to rotate (Jetpack) testimonials on the front page. I mean, a slightly tweaked CPT, a custom shortcode, and the default JS library: that’s all it took. No need for “feature-laden,” 3rd-party plugins.

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Kinda just went for it with thinned down nail polish. Doesn’t look too horrible from the right angle.

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In essence, DHH is advocating for #Indieweb social actions vs. big platforms and I totally agree. And think the #Fediverse could benefit by building itself in this direction.

"Everything from everyone all the time is too much. It's unnatural and it's unhealthy. We weren't built to listen to hundreds if not thousands of people every day.

Tools that let individuals publish, but do not seek to amplify them or force them viral, give us that natural, human scale."

world.hey.com/dhh/no-more-plat

The finish isn’t lacquer, it would seem, but celluloid, a thin layer of (highly flammable) plastic. The fretboard binding’s loose, too. Not sure if the electronics function, either, but that’s kind of the least of my worries.

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