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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.

Here's that list: Mastodon, Invoice Ninja (invoicing), Miniflux (feed reader), wallabag (bookmarking), RSS-Bridge (HTML-to-feed converter), Aperture (-aware feed aggregator). And, well, WordPress, a lesser-known CMS. Recently removed: Matomo (web analytics).

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Bookmarked: github.com/RSS-Bridge/rss-brid.

Set up an RSS-Bridge instance for the sole purpose of having an actual RSS feed, that I can add to my feed reader, for a certain column in a certain paper. Used Docker Compose, and volumes to get my custom bridge (a single PHP file) inside the container. (_Another_ service I can add to my nonexistent list of self-hosted web software.)

(janboddez.tech/notes/63df64848)

Bookmarked: angristan.xyz/2020/01/2-years-.

I feel this way about some folks on “Flemish Twitter.” That said, can’t say I miss any of the crap thrown around over there!

> Well, I have to say I miss the French blogging community, the so-called blogosphère.

(janboddez.tech/notes/416b78edb)

@ton Just FYI, WordPress has Atom built in, too, so you’d use that for input. (I was just a bit too fast before, it seems.)

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My tiny Mastodon instance is now two months old (and growing steadily). I’m currently using some 57%, most of which—I think—is Ubuntu itself, and the Mastodon Docker images, of my dedicated 20 GB VPS. (That said, the `public/system/accounts` folder is almost 3 GB as well, and I don’t think it’s as easily cleaned out as orphaned attachments or link previews.)

(janboddez.tech/notes/c389d1657)

In reply to zylstra.org/blog/2020/03/is-th.

Maybe granary.io could work? Not a feed hosting service, but a type of proxy that doesn’t store anything (and is typically used to convert one feed type into another). You should be able to use it to “translate” WordPress’s RSS to Atom—or WordPress’s Atom to RSS.

(janboddez.tech/notes/f2c61755e)

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Self-censoring is one of the worst things ever.

Bookmarked: m.signalvnoise.com/working-rem.

If only!

> If you have meetings all day at the office, don’t simply simulate those meetings via video.

(janboddez.tech/notes/3eb32b2ff)

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A way to automatically document hook callbacks would be nice, especially for WordPress plugins.

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Been messing with phpDocumentor a bit: docs.janboddez.tech/page-theme. Probably doesn't bring much on a project this tiny, but it did make me think about writing proper class descriptions and things.

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Bookmarked: andybrewer.github.io/mvp/.

Just learned about MVP.css and it’s _genius_. (I myself have mostly been using “normalize.css” plus as little as possible hand-crafted CSS for a while now, but this might be an even better starting point. Heck, it’s probably perfect for styling a few quickly thrown together static HTML files.)

> No class names, no frameworks, just semantic HTML[.]

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A minimalist stylesheet for HTML elements. No class names, no frameworks, just semantic HTML and you're done.

andybrewer.github.io/mvp/

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Coronavirus, climate change 

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Truck driver so my workspace office looks like this...essential worker...everyone still needs TP and food during the pandemic..
#ShowYourWorkspace

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I turned off all analytics on my site in January as, frankly, I don't need those numbers anyway. It's a little weird not seeing visitors but doing so adds absolutely nothing for me. I think I'll keep it the way it is.

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