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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.

Also, this.

> Playing Goof Troop, Mario Party, or Commandos 2 together is much more fun than killing each other in Call of Duty.

brainbaking.com/post/2022/01/w

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Two left. Might have to upgrade my plan—still going to be a lot more affordable than my previous solution.

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The other reason I don’t like “personal finance” communities, at least around here, is that they’re full of entitled, conservative, “work hard, play hard” types of dude. At least I know I’m a privileged motherf—ker, and that our government services and what not are dirt cheap.

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I’ve never—not ever—kept track of my spending. I mean, if at the end of the year it turns out I’ve earned, say, €50k and saved €35k then I guess I spent €15k. I just don’t buy stuff I don’t need—the occasional flea market guitar aside. Your average Belgian household spends €35k a year and I think we’re slightly below that, with one kid attending daycare full-time and all, so that seems okay.

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More people should have a personal website. #indieweb

Thanks to a certain WordPress founder, I can no longer spell “automatic.”

Anyhow, I might eventually, like in December or so, cook up a dashboard of sorts, display some statistics and things, ’cause screw Spotify.

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And this one’s no different. It’s a CPT, though, so those have feeds and everything generated automatically. It’s really easy to write custom templates for ’em, too, and nothing stops you from adding a couple `get_post_meta(get_the_ID(), 'whatever_key_the_data_is_stored_under', true)` calls in there, either.

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All of my WordPress plugins are very much back-end stuff. API stuff. They let you import things (posts, blogroll links, comments) from external sources (Mastodon, a feed reader, etc.), or automatically notify 3rd party services (and save part of the response, like a “syndication” link) when you’ve published something. Now, to get (some of) that (meta)data out again, display it on the front end, that’s usually up to you.

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Why do my wife and I have 19 bank accounts?

Heck, you could follow folks (RSS, etc.) and reply to posts (Webmention). All decentralized and all. Web3!

Seriously, none of this is new.

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No, blogs.

> what if we did just migrate from twitter to thousands of substacks. this might actually be a good thing. there's still a stream, but it runs a little slower. might clear up some things too. longform twitter.

mobile.twitter.com/AGWilsonn/s

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Had to rework my endpoint’s URL a bit to be able to, using a HEX editor, overwrite the default one (it would’ve been too long originally).

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Found this somewhat shady guide to getting Libre.fm (I’m using my own site, actually, so the URL would be a bit different but everything else works about the same) scrobbling to work on Windows. reddit.com/r/foobar2000/commen

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