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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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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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Everything metal on this thing’s turned to rust. The neck won’t come off, the frets have popped out of the fretboard. Someone tried to “clean” the tailpiece with a sanding disk or angle grinder, and damaged the body finish as well. They not just cut through the top coat but took some of the color off as well. And pretty much ground the heads off the tailpiece screws.

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Really nice may have been a bit of an overstatement, but it just so happens that I’m now the, uh, proud owner of a 1962 Eko 500-2V with a shit ton of issues.

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Bookmarked documentation.superfeedr.com/s.

> Our historical use case is to allow you to subscribe to RSS or Atom feeds and then have that content pushed to you in real-time.

On updates:

> If an entry is updated, they are not propagated by default.

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This is where I’m at, right now. Added “unread” counters to the category/feed list, too. Don’t like them.

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In case anyone out there wanted to automatically convert (some of) their wallabag bookmarks into WordPress posts (or notes, or whatever). github.com/janboddez/import-fr

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_is_ slow, though. Luckily, that doesn’t actually matter if you’re anyway going to cache pages to static HTML and serve that. Just saying.

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If you are a web UI designer that codes and are available to do some freelance work, please ping me.

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Dangit. Missed out on a really nice vintage guitar. (That said … I already bought two this year, so it’s probably for the best.)

Bookmarked noahpinion.substack.com/p/subs.

Actually liked reading this. I’ll also admit that I don’t quite get newsletter services, or blogging for money. Or not writing on your own site—or domain—_first._

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(Think I’ve) managed to further simplify my Micropub + POSSE setup. (Yay!)

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