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Going to do an post as it's the thing we all seem to be doing.

"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."

Here are mine:

'Don't forget to boost good posts with hashtags so searchable posts make it out to more instances!'

I am interviewed in the Wall Street Journal today about the difficulty/futility of identifying bots on social media, and more generally why Elon Musk is likely blowing smoke saying that bots are the reason he is pausing his Twitter acquisition. (paywalled, sorry!)

First episode of is out! It covers the toxic legacy of the American Cyanamid company in Bridgewater, New Jersey and its cleanup, which has dragged for decades and is now threatened by the weather changes created by our climate emergency.

All my code is perfect and never has conditions in it! race

The architecture of MediaWiki

The Architecture of Open Source Applications: MediaWiki it's a very interesting read about the software that powers one of the busiest sites in the world, specially since it was specifically for Wikipedia. It's not terribly up-to-date, but it's a good introduction to understand how MediaWiki works in general, nevertheless.

On the bright side they expertly coded against the oracle SNAFU that cost two projects a combined $21.8 million. Don't have to worry about pesky oracles if you just hardcode the price to $1!

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COVID test orders 

New round starting; you can now get #COVID eight tests. Just ordered mine.

Was very excited to read about all the interesting work that could be done for styling RSS feeds when @m2m wrote their blog. So when I helped launch the Hazard Podcast site this weekend I went all in on making a fully done-up podcast feed for the site:

Almost done with my first 11ty podcast site and it's real exciting. I got a bunch of things done I haven't done before and some things I wasn't sure would work.

You can create your own Mastodon server even without technical knowledge 🐘

There are companies that provide Managed Hosting, where you pay a monthly fee and they do all the technical stuff including hosting, installation and updates.

You own and run the server, they do the tech stuff behind the scenes.

The best managed hosting companies for Mastodon are probably and

It's not just Mastodon either, there are lots of Fediverse platforms and other online services available through managed hosting. Try visiting for more options (or follow them at @homegrown).

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon #Fediverse #ManagedHosting

hey humans! if i enjoyed oneshot, and i enjoyed a short hike, and i enjoyed untitled goose game, do you have any recs for other games i might enjoy? preferably:
- with good music
- no big time constraints/need to memorise complicated key combos
- indie enough to be on

The Mastodon instance has about 3600 users, only 4 (me included) are supporting @tchambers with a little contribution every month. So this is a reminder that running a server comes with fixed costs and contributing financially is the only way to support. Please have a look at and consider supporting too.

Just in time to finish this week's #Fedipixels challenge. Wide ratio is kind of challenging for me, and the restrictive palette is no joke either, but I think I pulled through.

The category for #Fedipixels1 was Combat Vehicle, so I chose a Tachikoma (タチコマ), from Ghost in the Shell!

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#pixelart #mastoart #DigitalArt #karvisprite

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