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Kicking the tires on a private Mastodon instance. If the point is federation then... let's federate?

Brexit people’s march, politics Show more

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The first thing I did after watching this video was to immediately watch it again

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We are fucked.
RT Blockchain may resolve Irish border Brexit problem: Hammond


A distinct circle of hell is reserved for people who sit in shared offices talking louding into their phones.

A fiery pit within that circle is reserved for the subset who do it on speakerphone.

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Finally finished my two blog posts on why I’m weaning myself away from Twitter in favour of Mastodon:

What’s wrong with Twitter?

What is Mastodon and why should I use it?

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Next week is a big week cos our MPs return to Parliament after their hols. It's a great chance to be visible.

This is an insane wish... but I'd love to see 100 people join our little sit-out on Weds 5th. Bring a picnic rug and snacks?


Sign up here

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boost to protect your instance's hardware.

Ate the last of the from last week's course for lunch today. I already have a new levain in the works though. Started it yesterday morning, should be ready to back on Saturday...

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Some of the alternative interfaces for #Mastodon are pretty interesting. Check out these two:



If you're not enjoying the default site, maybe one of those will fit you better!

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What makes #Mastodon so exciting is it’s not a single commercial service run by a corporation—it’s simply open source software using open protocols that anyone can install on their own server. Just like email isn’t owned by any one company, federated social networks allow online messaging and following/follower relationships using the beauty and power of the open web.

I talk about all this and much more in the Mastodon special of the my podcast! Listen here:

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Today I found out you can capture DOM elements as a screenshot in Safari’s Developer Tools.

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If you have #ruby friends who aren't on Mastodon yet, send them this link to encourage them to join

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I've been working with Ruby (and Rails) for almost 14 years. A few old folks might remember me from (and some know me from creating @ohmyzsh).

During the week, I run Planet Argon... we help companies who have already made a deep investment into Ruby on Rails with ongoing support/upgrades/maintenance.


p.s. you may have seen this photo I took, too. (Canada on Rails, April 2006)

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Hey folks! Welcome to! 🎉

I'm hoping this will become a good, friendly community for Ruby-folks to chat and discover new friends. But for that to happen, you need to sign up! -- all are welcome

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I don't know what to do about Brexit, so for the 2nd time I'm going to peacefully sit out to spread the message that Brexit doesn't add up:

👉 Parliament Sq, this Wednesday (Aug 22nd), 6.30pm-8pm

Come join me. I'll be planning how to get the word out, and here's why:

Ok, maybe I spoke too soon. Turns out if you haven't got your mail domains set up a day in advance _and_ make the account private, notifications break. Still, at least I can poke into the console to see that it's happening...

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Private instance for me & my bots