My current favourite thing is screencasts with hilariously over the top soundtracks. Never has writing a netlify function in Vim and deploying a hello world endpoint seemed so cool. youtube.com/watch?v=IJx4PQEbH0

at least we’re done with that whole “hoping” thing now.

Signed up for coursera.org/learn/programming . Watched the intro, and can't remember feeling so hyped about an MOOC.

"There's something deeply artistic and elegant in
the way programming languages fit together and I want you to stretch your mind, and
I want you to look at this course as a fresh way to look about software.
A fresh way to think about programming that you've never thought about before.
We're going to make you uncomfortable.
We're going to do things in a strange way."

Quite a claim.

I have removed analytics from my personal site. The numbers provide no value to me. Nothing they tell me is going to make me change the way I do stuff here, so why feed into the global shitshow that is needless counting and tracking?

Really happy for the exercise clause. My streak hits 3 years in less than a month and I was about to have to figure out how many laps of our tiny yard I’d have to run.

little Mastodon feature found while surfing after debugging with Mod Headers enabled - request a page with `Accepts: application/json` and it returns a JSON response. Always a fan of this type of API design.

I know the answer is "the algorithm", but why are modern YouTube videos so long?

I dare say that I'm not really in the target demographic for most of the content, but it feels like such an inefficient way to habitually consume information.

Has anyone got working with Mastodon & WordPress?
I'm using Bridgy and I can see it sending mentions, but they never seem to appear on my moderation page.

One Cut of the Dead is looking like a late contender for the highly coveted favourite-film-I’ve-seen-this-year.

Busy weekend ahoy - Anfield tonight, to watch the mighty return to the premier league. Marple Beer Run tomorrow, to run as fast as I can without vomiting.

I rarely get more offended than when "Angela from LinkedIn Premium" describes me as an "active member".

21st century masochism - sleepless night, so pass the night reading book on how important sleep is to my health.

I mean, I map my craps lock to escape because the new MBPs suck, but I guess it’s good to have a fallback.

Went out of my way to watch the latest episode of Brexit tonight, no one bothered to tell me it was a bloody repeat.

OK, now I'm just mumbling to myself like a div, but github.com/hooram/ownphotos looks nice. Might try that.

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and thinking about it, two things are obviously missing from everything open and indieweb out there atm - tags and the focusing/surfacing of creative commons content.

A real thrill I had early on in the mid/late 2000s was uploading some relatively inane image, say a cute donkey, only to vanity search my name later on and discover it used in some random local US newspaper.

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upon further digging, I've registered for the pixelfed beta instance. Very much not for me. Too streamy, no real organisation (I'd love tags, but albums would be fine), privacy options too simple - very much attracting the instagram rather than me. Might hack together a piwiki server in the interim. Much rather that than give it all over to yet another cloud company.

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Anyone / their own photos? I have 4gb downloaded from flickr and not really sure what to do with them. The two leading choices seem to be (I like that it's extensible, but feels pretty heavyweight/wordpressy, no ) and (looks modern, but a bit too instagrammy, and relatively "young").

Would love to hear others' experiences. (excuse the tagspam, throwing stuff at a wall here :D)

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