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The waiting is the hardest part

Cleaning up my iTunes Podcast account associations has been interesting I have to say.

@Gargron Good morning sir. Or rather, good evening from me.

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I have a bunch of friends from Twitter joining Mastodon tonight so I made a quick guide to how the site works. Making it public so anyone can see/boost it if it's helpful. If you have any questions feel free to ask!

It's going to be a stressful week. Hopefully there's be some positive news before the end of it.

Well the final integration with TEN is complete. Apologies if any of those random toots made it through and were annoying. I still have to tweak the Statamic Add-on to integrate it with TechDistortion, but that's not one for tonight.

Translating the PHP auto-tweet to Mastodon is more challenging than I’d expected. Nearly there though.

Saddened to hear about Stephen Hawking

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Reminder: Accessibility is for everyone. Both in tech and in the real world.

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Great blog post on Slack's "bait and switch".

"The reason email is federated, is because it was developed before surveillance capitalism was a thing and because it was established and entrenched long before these companies came around.

There's a reason why your email address is still the de facto way to sign up for any service on the web (sometimes with one or two degrees of separation), and it's because of federation."

Anyone guess what causes these circular etch marks in the concrete? Took me a few looks to figure it out.

About to watch some Netball...

Recording Studio Upgrade in progress (2)...

Recording Studio Upgrade in progress...

Big thanks to Amaury Carrade and his update to the older Halcy deprecated that used the older Twitter API. Now supports 280 characters, and a whole bunch of other stuff too. Also finally reinstalled the Mstdn Mac menu bar client. It's a handy shortcut for posting especially on the Mac. Re-reviewing my iOS apps as well, now that it's all fixed up.

It's been a big weekend of updates to the Mastodon server, and I've finally fixed (by using a different project) the Mastodon-->Twitter customised cross-poster python script. That was my first foray into Python VirtualEnvironments and that was interesting: especially setting up the system service. Really neat actually once I figured it out. (Thanks as always to StackOverflow & Google search).

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I've made a deliberate choice against a quoting feature because it inevitably adds toxicity to people's behaviours. You are tempted to quote when you should be replying, and so you speak at your audience instead of with the person you are talking to. It becomes performative. Even when doing it for "good" like ridiculing awful comments, you are giving awful comments more eyeballs that way. No quote toots. Thank's