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Ah! HackerNews comments about my blog, which range from "I've missed the point entirely so let me rant about something tangential" to "I don't get sarcasm so I assume everyone is as literal as me" via means of "this isn't impressive! I could do better (even though I haven't)"

Fun times!

Over 400 stars now! Who knew people were so interested in SVG?!

I bloody loved - cracking start to the new season. Lovely foreshadowing of a story arc as well.

I only wish it was shown in the he autumn and winter rather than bright spring evenings. Makes it more scary. But then, I suppose, there wouldn't be an Xmas special.

Oh well!

Woo! Over 200 stars on my new GitHub repo.
Logos for social websites. Each under 1KB.
The average size is about 500 BYTES!

Toot via email.
How can I make this happen?

@torgo so, do we need an official Mastodon instance for the W3C?
Got to be more accessible than IRC, right?




Blogging blogging blogging!

Looking at URI schemes. t.me/edent is an interesting redirect.

People who don't live in the UK - how much do you pay to charge electric cars in public?

It used to be free in the UK as companies built up their networks. Now they're trying to charge and making a complete mess of it!

So many different, complicated tariffs for what amounts to £2.50 worth of electricity.

Every company wants me to sign up for a monthly tariff and give me a smart card or app.
All *I* want is to drive up, plug in, and tap my credit card.

What's your country like?

Had someone new join us for Easter lunch.
That means it is Caption Competition Time!

"I find my lack of plate disturbing."

"That's no spoon!"

"Now I am the master (chef)"

Dark chocolate + Marmalade + Hot cross buns + sugar + eggs + milk + cream + dried fruit.

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Imagine an instance where you can only post 14-characters toots. Or only emoji. Or alliterations (harder to code). Where all toots must include a word that changes daily.

I built a thing!

32 Social Media SVG Icons. Total size? Less than 20KB. Yup, that's kilobytes!


Still need Mastodon and a few others. Requests welcome!

Hey gang! Want a sneak peek at my latest project?
Making SVG icons smaller than 1KB each!
Still looking for a good Mastodon vector to work with if you know of one?
Full set of usual services should be done by the end of today - suggestions welcome.

I'm learning so much about SVG at the moment. I'd never really considered it for anything outside fonts before.
It is *so* well supported, even on older browsers - mostly because phone browsers had memory restriction so SVG was the perfect way to do logos and icons.
Really hope it makes a resurgence.

Off to Beijing next week. Interested to see if Mastodon is accessible in 中国。
Anyone know of some local instances I can set up an account with?

Off to Beijing next week. Interested to see if Mastodon is accessible in 中国。
Anyone know of some local instances I can set up an account with?

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I just went around and did some basic nmap-ing on the most popular Mastodon instances, and there's some seriously sketchy stuff in there. Publicly reachable Postgres servers, tons of open internal HTTP ports, SSH with password login, multiple Mastodon instances that seem to be running on mail server VMs, …

I guess if you're just running a single-user instance for yourself, sure, but those are all 2000+ user instances.

Friends! Help me test a thing, please 😀

Please can you visit:
➡️ edent.tel/test/⬅️

Then send me a screenshot & the name of your phone / browser.

Do you see a scroll bar INSIDE the phone's screen? I'm trying some clever CSS but I'm not sure how cross compatible it is.