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I feel a small sense of triumph whenever I resist the urge to respond with unsolicited advice or opinions—especially if they don't follow me back—but I think I'd feel even better if I didn't have the urge. Where does that even come from?

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New Velvetyne font out today!

Sligoil is a funky monospace by Ariel Martín Pérez, created for the Unknown Number indie game.

Once again I find myself learning to read Fortran so that I can translate a program into Python for work.

Flashing back to working at Space Grant in college. 😅

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TIL that pages, which exist to serve a *list of links,* something websites in 1995 could do, does not load at all without JS enabled.

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Here's my #introduction:

I'm a software mechanic working for Mozilla. I specialize in building web browsers. In particular, I help to make Firefox fast, smooth, and better for users. I also mentor students hacking on Review Board, a web-based code review tool.

I play in a band. I like live theatre - in a past life, I did sound design. I looooove point & click adventure games. Excelsior!

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On Mastodon and #hometown, you can turn off boosts in the Home timeline by clicking the settings button at the top of the timeline. Not helpful if you're trying to find new accounts to follow, but if you're like me and want a chill timeline, it helps.

You can also turn off boosts from individuals: go to their profile and click the three dots. This is useful if an individual is a bit spammy on the boosts.

(This works on the web interface, not necessarily third party phone apps.)

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Hi, I am Heydon. I am named after the village Heydon in Norfolk but was not conceived there.

I am a web interface designer, frontend dev consultant, and technical writer for design systems. You may have read one of my books or learned algorithmic CSS from I write, narrate, and soundtrack videos about the web here:

I also record antifascist sludge/garage punk/blues/doom metal as Death Garage (


to all of you joining Excited to see so many new folks on here, and the return of some folks who’ve been absent!

I’m one of the moderators on, assisting our esteemed admin, @kristinHenry. I’m a web developer in Colorado, USA working at NOAA for Science On a Sphere (

I look forward to seeing your visualizations, GenArt, SciArt, blog posts, etc.


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A sincere tip for longtime fediverse people who would like their friends to stick around here longer than a week:

If you're on Mastodon or Hometown, you can click the "bell" icon in the profile of someone you follow. This will make it so that every time they post, it will appear in your notifications like an "@". I am enabling this temporarily for friends so that I remember to interact with them. This is important for making this place feel more lively and helps people stick around!

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Hey friends just a note that Mastodon instances are usually run by just one or two people, and generally in their spare time. If you can spare a buck or two a month to support the hardware/internet costs, it sure helps. Check your home instance to see if they're accepting donations!

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Applications are open for the 2022 Processing Foundation fellowships. You can apply to work on any part of the Processing ecosystem, or apply for a teaching fellowship.

(This is not something I'm affiliated with, so all I know about it is what is at the link.)

Beginning to think it's time to abandon GNOME as a desktop environment since both Alacritty and GNOME blame each other for Alarcitty's wonky window decorations…

Open to suggestions. Maybe take another look at i3. Possibly via Regolith 🤔

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Why’d we call it capitalism when greed is so much shorter?

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Everyone: I can’t wait until Silicon Valley’s cars drive us around everywhere.

Meanwhile, Silicon Valley:

Snark, time change 

I'm so excited for all the daylight we're going to save after tonight. I can't believe how profligate we've been with our daylight for the last six months. It's unconscionable that we've wasted so much

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Haven't read the whole thing yet but I appreciated this excerpt from this podcast about the rise in pedestrian deaths. (via gregbrown on Twitter)

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Software question for people who remember Yahoo Pipes 

Is there something like Yahoo Pipes (RIP) but for piping text between standard Unix shell programs? I mean a visual interface like Pipes had and then it executes everything and also generates a shell command you can copy and paste for further use.

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