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Now that my package has been handed off to USPS, my tracking number (China Post?) can be tracked on the USPS website. Neat!

folks: now that we're on Mastodon v2.7.1, the Profile Directory is live!

You can opt in to the directory in Preferences. While you're there, add some hashtags to your Bio and you'll show up on the Directory's right sidebar.

I was skeptical at first, but my house is a lot cleaner since Marie Condor carried off all my kids.

Top: Poker 3 mechanical keyboard, 1.76 lbs (0.79 kg)
Bottom: Apple Magic Keyboard, 0.86 lbs (0.39 kg)

Since people are musing about breaks and leaving; This place is like home, you're not getting rid of me until it's fucking demolished

If I was playing Dark Souls, I would simply damage all the enemies, while not taking any damage.

Say hello to Tycho, Kepler, and Copernicus! Home today! I'm a very nervous rat parent. #ratstodon

If you have submitted patches (or translations) to Mastodon before and they've become part of the software, you can go here:

And submit an invoice for your work 💰

People who live in #NYC: We just saw the West Side Opera Society do a *fantastic* performance of The Barber of Seville, and there’s one more performance tomorrow night. If you like opera at all, don’t miss it. It’s a $20 suggested donation and no need to get tickets in advance. 100th and Amsterdam.

It’s concert-style, with no translation, but just go for the music.

Apologies for facesite link, but more info here:

#nyclocal #opera #music

#web devs who make fun of browsers like Mothra should really ask themselves why "reader mode" exists in Firefox

I'm trying out for monitoring. I was already paying $5/month for a low-usage VPS, so now it's also running the OpsDash server daemon. It's collecting data for and (in theory) alerting on disk usage and a few other things.

Last night, I released SweetXheart, an autobiographical visual novel about race, gender, and microaggressions. I've been working on it in my spare time for 5 years and am happy to share it with all of you 💗

A lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into this game, which talks about a formative point in my life. It is not perfect, but I am nonetheless proud of what it's become.

Play the game here (it's free!):

#gamedev #indiedev #videogames #gamestodon

Sweet rye bread, spiced with cardamom, orange zest and aniseed, made with light rye flour and honey

It’s been wrapped in oiled paper in the cupboard for two days to finish. It tastes delicious!

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