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hey I'm wes (he/him)

I'm a software dev - previously fairly apolitical - until COVID decided to bring out the worst of humanity's already downward trend... I'll try to limit the politics here and mostly focus on sharing about my craft (and my dogs of course). Here to learn from others with different life experiences.


Reading about a chainsaw i just bought and all i see after googly eyes. Wonder what they're looking at

I never thought I'd find myself searching for answers on forestry forum dot com but here we are,

The world is unfair. But we donโ€™t have to be. We can be honest. Look out for each other. ๐Ÿ–ค

We can *not* act like poverty or oppression is deserved by continually talking about self development or pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps or overworking or self discipline.

Even if those things did help us. We can acknowledge they are not enough for so many.

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Ravens are hilarious birds. They strut around like gangsters, just screaming irreverently. Our neighbors must think I'm crazy echoing their calls but i feel like we have a connection ๐Ÿค

On Wednesday we had an encounter with a roadside Turkey on our walk and I keep replaying that moment in my mind. Its โ€œGAHH!โ€ when our dog stumbled on it in the long grass... its subsequent stalking of us: โ€œOH YOU WANNA GO!?โ€. Surreal. That turkey was on offence. ๐Ÿฆƒ

iโ€™m the guy whose online experience is holding onto a goldfish bowl on the back of a jeep

Reduce, reuse, recycle.


- In order to reduce, there need to be proper infrastructure to compensate for the thing being reduced;
- In order to reuse, things need to be durable and easily maintainable, modularly upgradable and repairable;
- If you go to the recycle step ignoring the first two, you've already lost.

As we see, just "changing consumer habits" doesn't work.

Thanks for coming to my TED talk.

Google Photos just let me know that my panorama was ready โœจ๐Ÿช„๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

๐Ÿค” thanks? ML has a long way to go

Copying in some thoughts I had on the bird site this morning:

Checking out the bird site every so often, and seeing all the M*sk news and so on so I'd just like to put a gentle reminder:

We created a world where the Teslas starve and the Edisons have generational wealth. 1/

Still chipping away on my fedi app ๐Ÿค“. Got a rough instance hashtag timeline explorer working... ๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿป

You know you're an adult when you get excited about Canadian Tire sales ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ›ž

The last while I've been playing around with building an app that makes it easier to discover all the toots. Here's an example of the thread view vs the same in Tusky (light theme). lots of toots can be missed in all of the Masto apps I've used!

We were having a discussion about threads on here... and one conclusion and good advice was to make the first post Public and the following posts Unlisted. You can also make the last post Public and include a list of tags in it, since I think tags only work if they're in Public posts (right?). This solves the Fed and Home flooding problem, but doesn't help your followers. What it should do is only show you the first and last posts with a ... between, when it's a #thread. But downsides to that?

I played with the API a bit and solving this on the client-side doesn't seem too difficult... I might give it a shot. Has anyone found a client that does discovery / showing complete threads well?

This applies to a user / account timeline view too, when viewed from another instance.

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It's crazy to me that none of the mastodon clients I've used can "fill in the blanks" of threads that include toots from instances that aren't peers of my instance. It's such a drag on the UX.

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