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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.

Only reason I’m still “beating the market” is because I keep buying *precisely the market* as it goes down (and then down some more).

We shipped a new product* today and for the first time in … twelve years I actually attended the photo op.

*A $100+ million piece of hardware

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‘Do ETFs increase market volatility?

No. [B]uyers and sellers transact on the exchange, at real-time prices, without having to trade the underlying stocks and bonds.’ blackrock.com/au/intermediarie

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Three times today I’ve seen people claim that “society is near collapse” and I gotta say [citation needed] because if you think things are bad now, you should probably know about the rest of human history.

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Neen, dus, maar kranten zoals de uwe voeden graag de ontevredenheid. Wordt straks weer smullen, wanneer de extreme partijen flink vooruitgaan!

‘Zijn woningen echt onbetaalbaar geworden? “Het is contra-intuïtief, maar er is bij de middenklasse nauwelijks iets aan de hand”’ demorgen.be/nieuws/zijn-woning

Bijna middag en ’t regent. Laat ik maar eens naar het recyclagepark rijden, dan.

Thing with WordPress nowadays is that we’ve now got blocks, reusable blocks, custom blocks, and block patterns, but also block styles, block variations, block templates, (theme) templates, and template parts. And they’re _different things_. (Also, [custom] text formats, block transforms, `theme.json` and `block.json`, server-side rendering, hybrid themes, and more.) And I haven’t even looked at React/JSX, yet.

(bddz.be/RA8)

What oil change? Thing’s run maybe four, five times this *year*

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Cut the grass for the first time in, like, four months.

So, I know it’s getting colder (quickly), but if all the shrews, mice, and whatnot could gently take their business elsewhere, please

I’ve already added a `blocks` branch to a couple Git repos …

(bddz.be/LxY)

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Been playing with WordPress’s Full-Site Editor some more, especially the core “theme” (or “post”) blocks that are rendered server-side. Has allowed me to add not just microformats, but additional “social icons” (like Mastodon’s), too.

(bddz.be/zy3)

Using SVG sprites, still. (I’ve got to get rid of the Jetpack prerequisite, too. I don’t/shouldn’t need it.)

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Not sure I understand what’s going on there, I’ll stick with my implementation for now. Which is just as before: I add a “normal” link, but then on the front end, I have the code check the “label” in order to figure out what SVG to use.

My current, somewhat hacky, solution: github.com/janboddez/add-fediv

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Will these core blocks ever become filterable in any way? What if I want to add services? I’d rather not override the whole thing, which likely is subject to change. Should I file an issue?

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In other words, how do we get from the first image to the second? (A: It’s easy, but we’ve got to override the `core/social-link` block’s render callback. Again.)

(I obviously didn’t apply any CSS or colors, yet.)

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Just saw the following (German) license plate: “BIT CH456”

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