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I’m Ben, a web dev, author, & speaker. I’ve been at this for >20 years, & I’m always eager to help. If you have questions about the Web, FOSS, PHP, or APIs, ask.

I advocate for decentralization, open source, open standards, & the Commons; I believe good UX is the key to mass adoption.

I’m active in the PHP community. I founded Atlanta PHP & co-organize @nashvillephp, & I authored the popular ramsey/uuid library.

I’ve spoken at many conferences. If you see me at one, say “hi.”

A curse on every developer who tosses aside proper login forms for “give us your email and we’ll send you a login link” silliness and its obnoxious cousin “give us your email and we’ll decide whether you have an account or we should send you through an onboarding flow.”

Password managers are a thing! They’ve been a thing for nearly two decades! Encourage people to use them! Please let us just press a single button and log the fuck in! Don’t make me wait for a stupid ding dong email!

we live in a

Someone from mastodon.online reported an account on this instance as "very obscene," but the report is in Chinese, and the reported posts are also in Chinese. When I run them through a translator, I can't figure out what's obscene, and I have no way of communicating with the reporter for more details.

I've never had to deal with a report like this before. How do other server admins handle these?

Waiting for my coworker (MongoDB) to ask wtf a paamayim nekudotayim is, and why I'm asking about it in a C++17 code review.

devs in the area:

Hands On Nashville is looking for a volunteer to help The Contributor build their new online newspaper. Check out the opportunity here:

hon.org/opportunity/a0C5a00000

PHP 8.2 is right around the corner. What new features are you looking forward to the most?

I wish I could have taken a picture of this, but I was just driving behind a vehicle flying both the Confederate and Israeli flags. I am so confused.

Today marks the 10th anniversary of my first commit to ramsey/uuid. Thanks to everyone who has contributed and used my library over the past decade. You're the ones who have made it special. 🙏💜💜💜

github.com/ramsey/uuid/commit/

I'm very excited to be able to share this with the rest of the world. Back in May, announced international support, starting with Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German. I worked on this library to support those efforts, and I hope others find it useful.

FormatPHP is a PHP library & CLI tool to help with internationalization & localization.

github.com/Skillshare/formatph

My son just sent this to me, and OMG, it’s so good! 🤣🤣🤣

AI-generated images of Steve Irwin catching a baguette:

I'm very excited to be able to share this with the rest of the world. Back in May, announced international support, starting with Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German. I worked on this library to support those efforts, and I hope others find it useful.

FormatPHP is a PHP library & CLI tool to help with internationalization & localization.

github.com/Skillshare/formatph

Has anyone gotten Apple's Universal Control to work yet? I have two laptops, and I would like to use the same keyboard/trackpad to control both. It sounds like that's possible with Universal Control, but when I push the pointer to the edge of the screen, I get no options to continue to the other laptop.

support.apple.com/en-us/HT2127

Has anyone gotten Apple's Universal Control to work yet? I have two laptops, and I would like to use the same keyboard/trackpad to control both. It sounds like that's possible with Universal Control, but when I push the pointer to the edge of the screen, I get no options to continue to the other laptop.

support.apple.com/en-us/HT2127

On Monday the rogue court will decide if federal agencies have any say in anything or states can just ignore it. eenews.net/articles/supreme-co

Seriously though, today’s @phproundtable was great. You should check it out.

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Absolutely zero posts mentioning me regarding @phproundtable. I see how it is. 😉

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