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more of a re-intro / re-up since I’m getting things set up a bit more, I’ve been in-and-out of here for a while.

I’m Andy, a techie, developer advocate, educator and public speaker based in the UK. Follow me for rambling about, among other things…

- (Xbox/Switch/indie)
- Online communities
- Home automation
- Gadgets / blinky things / making
- Marvel

Links etc ->

Did you know that the new Twitter API has a process for sharing technical proposals for changes? You can learn more via our open evolution project on GitHub

My review: great for folks who like fiddling (with *everything*). Eventually, you'll remember you bought it to play some games...

TIL there's a standard for stickers. @juliaferraioli did *you* know about this? (if so, why am I just learning?)

Happy weekend! Off to @HRP_palaces Hampton Court today for the Artisan Fair. What are you up to?

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How can I improve the people directory?

I have a few ideas:

- Allow registration via statuses that contain hashtag topics so you don't need to pollute your bio

- User avatars (held off on this as it would require moderation)

- Topic intersection (group results by multiple topics)

- Filter by instance/domain

- Use localStorage to keep track of profiles you seen to show fresher results

Any more? Boosts appreciated!

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Someone carved the alphabet into a tree and let it deform for five years and made a font out of it:

… aaand, since I was on the domain registry, then I picked up yet another two domains for another side project… doh!

OK, domain(s) acquired for one side project… I’ll need to do some more work before deploying a site.

Well now 🙃 must be nearly time for a holiday.

Right, @Xbox Cloud Gaming all set up on , Steam back catalogue downloaded 👾 that's all for today. Time for bed.

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Anyone know how/whether Mastodon referrals show up in Google Analytics? I'd love to check and see (and if poss, use it to nudge other ppl to come here as well) but I can't find under 'referrals' or 'social' so I'm a bit stumped.

So... the arrived! And also, excitingly, so did this (and some other goodies, from @yongxiangxu251 🙏🏻)! Unsure which one will provide me the most entertainment, but I'm working now, so I shall investigate later!

So, @SparkMailApp on iOS/iPadOS/macOS is pretty nice, might even claw me back away from using webmail as my default UI...

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Just because someone treats you poorly, doesn’t mean you have to do likewise.

... and in completely different hardware hacking space, decisions, decisions... the middle option is probably simplest!

A glorious disc of colour thanks to ⁦⁦@jasoncoon_⁩ ⁦@evilgeniuslab⁩ 🌀

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