Fuck it. If the Halloween Store is open, it's not too early for a Halloween-themed novelty dname. Versus the regular, non-Halloween-themed novelty dname.

Can you caption your avatar or header image?

Mine are usually tied to whatever joke dname I'm sporting, but it seems like something that would just be useful.

Just a normal day in Portland, hauling a giant inflatable unicorn home

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Probably one of the saddest parts of leaving birdsite was that I’d spent a pretty decent amount of time trying to add and follow a lot more women in tech, and I miss hearing from them.

Help me balance my follows out and suggest some awesome #WomenInTech to follow (cis/trans, it’s all good). Boost this, maybe even reply with yourself, maybe we can get a good list of voices.

I was wondering why my Debian Buster machine hadn't been getting much in the way of updates, and wondering if Buster was close to release... But actually my Ansible setup gave it Stretch sources and it just hasn't been updating all in weeks.

They'd probably have a viable business model of they charged you $1 to take a selfie.

I think I stepped into a time machine.

A problem I have with the way Mastodon instances work is that I have a lot of interests, and don't want to hang my hat on just one community. Maybe multiple accounts is the solution, but seems like a lot of work, and loses the delight of finding an overlapping interest your didn't know you had, since it silos more.

In praise of reading the manual. Especially manuals for old electronics, which are AMAZING. Here's how to work it, and what is should do when working properly, and a full schematic, and a detailed prose theory of operation in case something in the schematic isn't clear.


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@djsundog Now picturing Data solemnly reciting Why Does The Sun Shine to the bridge crew as if it were vital expository technobabble.

Nextcloud looks like it mostly does what I want, except for the autosyncing changes off-site; the desktop client requires X, so I'd need another mechanism to backhaul. Unfortunate.

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Did you know that you don't need to use link shorteners (bit.ly, etc.) on Mastodon? All links, no matter how long, only count for 23 characters against your 500 limit!

(And since link shorteners are bad for user experience and break the web, there's almost no good reason to use 'em! 😄)

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What you possibly didn't know: each Mastodon account has an RSS feed; just add ".rss" to the end of your URL, e.g. mastodon.social/@jpmens.rss for my timeline at mastodon.social/@jpmens

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