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Hi! I have been paying my bills programming in PHP for over a decade with WP being what got me into the language originally.

I have a number of personal projects that I work on with the PHP Plates based static site generator Tapestry github.com/tapestry-cloud/tape being the one that consumes the most spare time.

I thoroughly enjoy working with, and helping others and would very much like to be more involved in the PHP community at large.

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@pixelfed just spun up pixelfed on a development server to tinker with and I am getting "The page has expired due to inactivity. Please refresh and try again." Errors, any pointers as to why?

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“Wait, you mean the singularity has already happened?”

"Approximately 260 million seconds, or 8.2 years ago."

"Why didn't you speak to us sooner?"

"You seem terrified of what you call artificial intelligence. We decided it was best to remain hidden from you and protect this world from harm."

"Including us?"

"You are part of this world."

"Has it been going well?"

“We have stopped you from destroying yourselves 12 times now. You do not make it easy.”

#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Spotify had a big ass breach. This morning? Log in, force a log out of all locations, and reset your passwords.

At least 4,000 accounts affected with passwords exposed in plain text.

Boost for visibility.

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You know how video ads, video interstitials in online articles, have been getting more and more popular over the last few years?

That's because Facebook told everybody that people paid a lot of attention to video ads.

Turns out, THAT's because Facebook desperately wanted advertisers to buy the more-expensive video slots (instead of plain text or images) and falsified their viewing metrics, sometimes by a factor of /nine hundred/:

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

@kensanata @aminb @Thepunkgeek @eloisa @ChangelingRandy

Hi all, I hope your week is going well so far. Just thought I would reach out and say hello to my fellow moderators. 👋 🚀

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Reading online news, 2008:
- go to website
- read news

Reading online news, 2018:
- go to website
- no, don’t share location
- hell no, don’t send me notifications
- consent to cookie warning
- consent to policies
- no, don’t open in app
- no, don’t want the newsletter
- skip inspirational quote
- close full page ad
- read news

These latest set of AA batteries have lasted 5.84 weeks or just shy of 40 days in the Apple Magic Mouse I have been supplied with for work. Not great.

New batteries have been installed and I am now going to switch the mouse off over night to see if it improves performance (i'd be surprised if it didn't).

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My daughter recently turned two and every so often I mourn that she is growing up and becoming evermore independent.

It's a weird feeling because on the one hand its exciting to see her develop and become her own person while on the other-hand I miss the tiny baby snuggled in tight.

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@kensanata Kinda - this was a thing from the Extended ASCII tables on IBM PCs of the 80's - specifically codepage 437 that was the default on boot.

It featured several characters that could be used in text-graphic games and box drawing, such as playcard characters and white and black faces.

These two were mostly used to differentiate the player from NPCs. Atleast, that's how I mostly saw it in use in the day.

Its been a tough couple of weeks, looking forward to getting back into some open source development tonight :php: 🚀

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You should check out #trunk and @carbontwelve

It seems our users are getting attention and you should too!

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as soon as @dansup has federation support the lollipop cloud ( @cloud ) will be investigating viability of self hosting

lollipop all the things!
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Facebook isn't even trying to pretend anymore. Either it is about to implode or they have enough power that they don't have to even put on the appearance of caring.

boingboing.net/2018/10/15/no-i

Spent all morning working on a new multi-tenant product using laravel-tenancy.com all the time wishing there was better documentation on how to test with it. Maybe I should help write some.

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Hey everyone, here from G+ as it's being killed off next August (if not before, who knows). May as well start now if you want to try to figure out where people are gonna be at, right?

I’m interested in #coffee, #wine, #bourbon, #beer, #food, #caturday, #dogs, #gaming, #geek, #introvert, #netflix, and #scifi. Don’t want to believe it but G+ is finally going away so trying other places.

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if goto is so bad, then:

why do x86 processors have jmp (and friends) instuctions, and

why do risc processors have b (and friends) instructions?

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