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Drat. Tried playing with Dall-E Mini in a local docker/colima instance, and found out that it doesn't support Apple Silicon.

Went on a bit of a domain purchasing spree yesterday, but in a wonderful twist on that old saw, I also actually built and shipped a webpage on one of them: - a directory of cooperative and nonprofit sailing organizations.

No, I think I won't be adding that to my domain cart.

Soon, the birbsite will introduce Twitter Paper™️, a daily printed digest of the best tweets from the people you follow.

You can read your TP and then upcycle it at your leisure.

Just when I thought I was starting to understand the depths of weirdness to which the world can sink ...


Current status: Wondering if I'll have to ditch a database droplet on DigitalOcean and switch to a database cluster ... a 200% price increase - if it can even handle the same workload, otherwise I'd have to go to the larger cluster sizes (6x and 12x the current cost, respectively, for the larger sizes)

Hobby projects can get expensive, it seems.

Today I realized a few minutes too late that using the php array index of "wat" is a bad idea when my goal was to demo an approach to using getters.

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I wrote up a blog post about some of the issues I encountered with my recent Wordpress project. Includes some tips on how to make a "members-only" area for a club or organization website.

Keep your friends close, and your WordPress installation closer.

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Ooh, #WordPress 6.0 is out. Tons of new stuff for managing blocks and styles, lots of writing improvements like selecting multiple paragraphs of text and typing [ [ to get a list of recent posts and pages, you can lock blocks, more template options, and lots of accessibility improvements. Nom nom.

WordPress 6 announcement:

WordPress 6 accessibility improvements:

Just saw some code I wrote referenced in a diagram as a "thick proxy".

I have edit control of the diagram.

VERY tempted to change it to "thicc proxy".

... and it automatically upgraded itself without breaking anything, which is downright impressive.

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LOL. I spend a week getting wordpress all set up on version 5.9.3, and then a day after I finish they release 6.0.

Good for them :)

Serverless functions on Digital Ocean, you say? Fun!

This photo I took at the parade today has a delightfully dystopian feel to it. Like they might be building-sized GPU fans that are dooming the planet.

(In actuality, they are misting fans for portable temporary crowd relief during the coming climate change induced mega-heatwaves.)

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A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain


I wonder if animators sometimes have a dedicated Animation Antechamber? Or if I, as a coder, should make some kind of Coding Crevasse?

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