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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.

They came and “fixed”—LOL, not—it last week.

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In reply to deeden.co.uk/notes/2022/05/18/.

Hehe. What I do is file a million tiny GitHub issues, like, during lunch breaks and stuff, ~~to revisit later~~ and then totally forget about them.

(jan.boddez.net/notes/94e0aa110)

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Getting pretty good mileage out of this 9.5-year-old 3 Series (318d Touring, approx. 140 hp). About 4.5–5 l/100 km, or some 22 kmpl. Long distances at steady speeds help. 😅 (Can’t say fuel prices really bother me. At all.)

Note to self: I don’t think Pixelfed’s API supports revoking access tokens, or a `since_id` parameter (like, when getting the most recent statuses).

(jan.boddez.net/notes/fd4206234)

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Poll: (be honest!) how often do you check…

Email
RSS
Micro.blog
Mastodon
Twitter
Facebook
TikTok
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Responses and boosts appreciated.

Nothing like a quick look out the window and being greeted by all that green.

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Ik merk dat het inmiddels weer begint op te drogen hier. Jammer. 80 tot 90% van de posts in mijn tijdlijn zijn inmiddels afkomstig van Twitter-redirects.

> Weaver’s Iron Law of Blockchain: _When somebody says you can solve X with blockchain, they don’t understand X, and you can ignore them._

currentaffairs.org/2022/05/why

(jan.boddez.net/notes/a2a2ab390)

So, if I were to drop my personal Mastodon instance, I’d totally go with indieweb.social. (And pay [!] them the €4 per month or whatever I currently spend on my VPS.)

And Micropub of course requires IndieAuth, which brings us back to our first point: you are you, like, you.yourdomain.net, or whatever, not @‎somebody on f—king Twitter.

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What’s the IndieWeb. Do I need it? Why would I want it?

Here’s what you probably need: a place on the web to call your own, that is _not_ controlled by megacorps that can do just about whatever.

Won’t be long till you start thinking about Webmention, though, which enables cross-site conversations. And `h-entry`, which enables more meaningful webmentions.

That’s about all most folks would ever need, I think.

Micropub is nice to have, because when done right, it works regardless of your CMS.

That’s what I do, too. I use “notes” for short status updates, and for quick replies and “bookmarks” (like this one). But I’ve also published “long-form” replies—which I _would_ like to see more of—before, and have, on occasion, added `u-bookmark-of` to in-_article_ links.

> Even though I can use my blog posts to reply or like other people’s posts — as I’ve done here and here — I’ve recently decided to employ a second type of layout: notes.

minutestomidnight.co.uk/blog/i

(jan.boddez.net/notes/ed3f1b982)

(I have written RSS-only posts. Total hypocrite, this fella.)

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RSS-only posts are cool and all but I kind of prefer h-feed and thus HTML, which unfortunately means “unlisted” posts are a bit of a no-go.

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I've been meaning to move away from DigitalOcean for a while, this price increase is ridiculous!

digitalocean.com/try/new-prici

Should’ve become a software developer, earn them big bucks, but alas.

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Throwback to when I was still trying to add WebSub support to my feed reader, and came across an `X-Hacker` HTTP header. geekcompass.com/@jan/106255868

Dead bee in my bed, because why not? Couple of shrews strutting around the terrace, too.

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Kijk! noahpinion.substack.com/p/gree

Straks ’ns helemaal lezen, maar ik denk dat we hetzelfde denken. Bedrijven kunnen niet zomaar hun prijzen tot in het oneindige optrekken, want concurrentie en zo. En zelfs in een (bijna-)monopolie druipen klanten uiteindelijk gewoon af. ‘Gewoon meer winst maken’ door artificiële schaarste te creëren houdt weinig steek.

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