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I'm Chris. I podcast, write, and enjoy interacting with my fellow humans in the Fediverse. I'm a former graphic designer motion graphic creator and video editor working on my . I blog about my challenges, craft art, occasionally write articles, and think you're rad. Let's toot!

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"I can't convince my friends to come to because it is too complicated to set up!"


"We need a decentralized federated replacement!"

2 different issues. We don't need something at the scale of Facebook. Mastodon and federation work because it is people coming together in instances that connect to other communities, think neighborhoods to cities to provinces. It took a long time to build these nations, give Masto time to create more shared interest instances.

Reading online news, 2008:
- go to website
- read news

Reading online news, 2018:
- go to website
- no, don’t share location
- hell no, don’t send me notifications
- consent to cookie warning
- consent to policies
- no, don’t open in app
- no, don’t want the newsletter
- skip inspirational quote
- close full page ad
- read news

The CBC bravely stares down the dragon that is Apple.

I have never had a good experience at an Apple store when it comes to repairs. I started taking my laptop to an independent service place. When I purchased it 8 years ago, I did so online and had stellar service for months after from my own personal Apple expert.

After watching that video, I'm glad that I've decided to switch to linux as a daily driver. Bye, bye Apple.

Damn the editor for telling me to use piss and vinegar for one assignment. I'm totally scaling it back because my definition of piss and vinegar must be different than the audience of the magazine.

Train a parrot to say the following and send it to your designer and save yourself some time. Show more

75 words was the goal and I wrote 132.

Bah. Writing for print is hard when you're long-winded like my handsome ass.

I've been sort of out of it lately, overwhelmed with plans and expectations for myself. I'm unsure how to get out of this mode. Please press my reset?

its so sad google+ couldnt afford to run their instance anymore

@cypnk You're on linux, yes? What do you use to add tags and data to your podcasts?


MAKERphone - an educational DIY mobile phone

MAKERphone is an educational DIY mobile phone designed to bring electronics and programming to the crowd in a fun and interesting way.

The problem with the Terminator and other apocalyptic films about is that they don't show how the AI learns humans are scum.

Like people raised in a society where money is praised above all else, the AI learns from the world around it. We do not value life. Period.

1984: We can't talk here, they might have bugs to wiretap us.

2018: Bug, order me some pizza!

I wrote about beating my inner critic only to still have to deal with the emotions over on my @write_as blog.

Self-Promotion / Coupon Giveaway Show more

I hadn't seen this! I love it. "Self-Repair Manifesto"

MH dreams [~] Show more

So Kijiji canceled my ad and refunded my money with zero communication. I had to ask them and the live chat agent told me I was being refunded and my ad (for a Macbook) wasn't right for their platform and immediately exited.

I'm moving to the mountains. I'm done with algorithms, machine learning, A.I. and capitalism.

Who the hell mapped the delete key to a back button in a browser? Seriously.

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