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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.

And so #Youtube won't allow the #Blender Foundation to share its creative commons licensed videos on the platform if they don't monetize it? Really? #b3d

So I got these eye drops and the lid was covered in this horrible anti-tamper wrapper and it took me like 10 minutes with a small knife to remove it and now I don't need the damn drops because my eyes are already moistened with the tears of frustration 😭

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There should be an ActivityStreams activity for just screaming.

I just read about a woman in Barrhead saving a squirrel with a massively overgrown tooth by doing "dentistry" on it. I was really disappointed when it wasn't the one person I know who lives in Barrhead and who I could totally see doing something like this.

So @squirrel shows me this and has decided it is the most hilarious thing ever πŸ™„πŸ˜†

Awesome Scandinavian entertainment of mass destruction.

(I nominate for the most beautiful annihilation of optical media award!)

If you like the art, but you don’t like the artist...

Steal the art.

Anyone remember records? It was (is?) a Canadian music publisher of delightfully tacky tune compilations that you could buy through mail order and advertised on TV in a style perfectly lampooned by the likes of SCTV.

Wretched as they may have been at times songs like these always put a smile on my face.

Spanish Flea is just the kind of thing that would go on a KTel album 😁

was a thing here for awhile at least so I think I'll do that again.

A topical suggestion given recent news is as a self hosted alternative.

The project is stewarded by the Free Software Conservancy rather than a corporate venture like seems to be, and it can manage both Git and Mercurial repos. Was pretty easy to install for me anyways

My instance is at and I will obviously be moving more there now lol.

OK now I am on 2.4.0 I hope the upgrade took alright. I didn't enable the EC search stuff so maybe that is why is was suspiciously...unenventful.

Well I think I'll do some maintenance and upgrade on my instance before I need to "activate Microsoft Github" to pull in the latest code LOL. See ya all later

When I want to unwind and feel calm and get that :blobpats: feeling I watch Fran Blanche on YouTube


It's Fran. Again.

In my lab.

Fran Lab!

It's all geeky artsy maker-y musical nostalgic goodness and just...calming. Even the beautiful closing music.

Just...nice 😊