July 29th is International Tiger Day.
Who is your favourite tiger?

Mine is either Tigger (from Winnie the Pooh) or Hobbes (from Calvin and Hobbes).

Does this remind anyone else of @fluff 🤣

Anyone else this reminds you of? Send it to them!

Credit to Foxes In Love (foxes-in-love.tumblr.com/post/) for the comic.

What kind of music you do listen to in order to focus on the task at hand?
I keep getting distracted and think maybe a different music choice may help.

Always funny when you try to find a song but don't remember the song name and you think it's sung by someone. But after spending who knows how long, you find the song but it's sung a completely different person 🤣
If you want to know what that song was, it's songwhip.com/julia-michaels/wh

New blog post about Twitter/birdsite 

Twitter has changed over the years, for better and for worst.

I decided to blog about it. Why? Because I can.

You can read my thoughts on this at gregoryhammond.ca/blog/twitter

What are your thoughts on Twitter and how it's changed?

I love caring about my online privacy, but it's so exhausting some times. If one little thing doesn't work it can cause something to stop working. Then you have to spend the time trying to figure out why, and solving it.

Or you want to change computer operating systems, it isn't something you can do overnight then quickly change back if something doesn't work. It's at least a couple of day affair.

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🚀 Alright fedi gang, do your magic. Looking for a junior #Django dev in the UTC+05:00 to UTC+08:00 timezone.

The company is a small biz, and isn't a total dumpster fire as far as treating you goes. I was quite pleasantly surprised, in fact. Fully remote.

Project is ~2 months in and a standard Django thingy.

You'll work with me. Feel free to check my site to get a sense of who I am. Happy to help you throughout your onboarding and beyond. Ask me questions on my XMPP/Telegram.


I was reading some ES6 blog posts (guides and tutorials), and I was like, I already know this. So I did some looking and I already covered it in freeCodeCamp. :blobcatfacepalm:

I spent a number of days researching and reading blog posts before I came to that conclusion.

If Microsoft is actually going to do Windows 11 based off the recent leaks (theverge.com/2021/6/15/2253512) then I will be switching to Linux when it gets released for everyone.

Right now I've tested Pop!_OS and only one or two things aren't working exactly how I want (the webcam I use is too zoomed in by default on video conference). Do you think I should use Pop!_OS or is there another Linux OS I should try?

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Shit got so bloated 8gb RAM is not enough for web dev anymore.
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Inspired by @kev's recent notes on the WordPress acquisition market. I wrote up my own thoughts on the WordPress acquisition market and how we have to figure out a way to continue to support the independent creators or else acquisitions are going to continue to happen.

What are your thoughts on acquisitions? Are they good, bad, or don't care?

Do you have backups of your code? What happens when the version control (git) site you are using goes down?

I use both Bitbucket and Github for this reason (as well as making backups of my computer).

I blogged about my decision to use 2 different git sites at gregoryhammond.ca/blog/why-i-u

Do you backup your code anywhere? If so, where? I would love to learn your decision why.

There are many things I love about the Fediverse,

I don't have to worry about spoilers for something that is airing on tv (I love content warnings),

I can geek out with people here,

No analytics, you don't know how well (or bad) your post did.

What do you love about the fediverse?

When you find the website that perfectly fits what you are looking for, but then you check and see it's behind Cloudflare 😭

Bonus points if it has the following: Google analytics, google font, Facebook pixel (tracking), doesn't have any privacy policy listed, is hosted in the USA. 😭

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Hey devs,

Wanna be good little surveillance capitalists? Start by embedding Google’s tracking devices on your sites and apps. Some good ones to start with include Google Analytics, Google Sign-In and YouTube videos.

Alphabet, Inc. thanks you for your services.

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If you use 2FA and find that the site is telling you the code is incorrect, try checking to see if your clock is actually correct (by using a site like time.is).

I did find this out the hard and long way. Don't be like me. If your 2FA code isn't working then wait for another code and try again, or check to make sure your time is accurate.

@ij How is this Mastodon instance being funded? And is there a way that the users here can help out with the costs?


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