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I sent two very harsh emails to startups yesterday - both had solicited feedback.

The number one thing you have to bear in mind is NO ONE KNOWS WHAT YOUR PRODUCT IS!

You've spent the last few years living & breathing it, with people who share your vision. The average customer hasn't.

They take one quick look at your site, with its crazy name & inspirational logo. If they can't find what you you do & what you cost within a minute, they leave.

Don't be clever, or coy, or subtle.

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In 24 hours I'll be in China!

Better start packing.

Getting prepped for my visit to 北京!
Bit of touristing, lots of meetings, hopefully enough veggie food. And Mastodon, of course!
Any Chinese Tooters out there?

Security nerds! PayPal has recently changed its 2FA timeout process. Now takes 10 minutes for a code to be invalidated.
Wonder why they've done that?

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?




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.