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Mark Shane Hayden

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Lots of new people out there...

Here are my

I'm a nerd from (Calgary, Canada) into software, and a bit of among other things. I host my own email and web including the mastodon instance as a hobby.

I work on stuff like , and personally, and professionally in the field of .

Also big advocate of .

I'm kind of libertarian but closer to Chomsky than Rand.

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Who on Mastodon is into #retrocomputing and #retrogaming? Looking for accounts to follow! :)

Finding new people to follow is hard for newbies on any platform. I'm hoping that #Trunk can help. What I need is people volunteering to be on lists so newbies can follow a bunch of people right away. Please reply to this post if you agree to be on a list. Feel free to suggest new lists that I haven't thought of. (Living in my own filter bubble, I know!) Please boost!
Also looking for more lists. 😃

Not just a fad: the surprising, gut-wrenching truth about gluten.

It's not just the gluten that's the problem with bread. It's highly manufactured, most of it. And full of carbs, making it a no-go for me.

good thing: it fits my notebook perfectly so i can annoy people on the go as well

This ridiculous level of legacy support is so :blobaww: and should be the rules

@phooky @drequivalent @charlag @bhtooefr I was *just* thinking of the "Heirloom Computer". Bunnie and Sean really are amazing

I was also reminded of this masterpiece from Bunnie. Wooden laptops are totally my aesthetic

Thinking of writing a blogpost about some of the things I've been saying lately: "Privilege isn't a sin, it's a responsibility and a debt to be repaid"

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Fair warning everyone. will be prepping for a major move tomorrow. There will be extended downtime.

The costs of operating this instance on Azure have gotten too consistently high for me to be cool with, I will be moving to a self-hosted environment.

I know of one particular issue that I may face by doing so. If it gets to be too much of an issue, I'll look into fixing it.

A small price to pay for security.

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There's an amazing number of #ActivityPub #alternatives now available or under development:

Twitter -> @Mastodon and #Pleroma

Instagram -> @pixelfed and @anfora

YouTube -> #PeerTube ( @Chocobozzz )

Soundcloud -> @funkwhale

MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm

Medium -> #Plume ( @BaptisteGelez )

Reddit -> @prismo and Anancus ( @tuxether )

LinkedIn -> @cloutstream

Google Calendar -> @calendar_social

Anything missing from the list? What else is needed?

#Federation #Fediverse

*sigh* no wonder I hate being in malls and think they are terrible.

It's because malls are run by terrible people.

Kroeg by @puckipedia was one of the first applications to take ActivityPub implementation seriously. Puck has been rewriting it, and it sounds like things are shaping up:

my wife picked this up for me at a thrift store; it's a device for elderly people to check and write email without "a computer".

I really love the form factor. the keyboard is pretty good for a row staggered layout but I haven't identified the switch type yet.

tempted to retrofit it with a linux soc...

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ah, load balancing related.

networking is tricksy.

based on previous google outages, i'm going to bet it is "an uncaught configuration update error which was automatically deployed globally", and "we're working on a process to ensure this doesn't happen again"

I kinda wanna buy one of Fran's new shirts because her videos are great and the logo on them is just 👌