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aral

@aral@mastodon.ar.al

I make small things.

My posts are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)

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aral, to SmallWeb
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Made a bunch of performance improvements to Kitten’s startup time. It now launches in under half a second on my machine vs a couple of seconds previously.

Feels even snappier now.

https://codeberg.org/kitten/app

:kitten: 💕

aral, to Israel
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Israel’s tactic in a nutshell: never play defence.

“Committing genocide? What’s that? Are you an antisemite?!”

aral,
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@htx Whatever you say, circuit board. Now go away.

Vivaldi, (edited ) to random
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The chances of you and your colleague using a browser the same way are slim.

🎨 If you're in the Creative department, you spend time looking for inspiration across different design websites, use a note-taking tool to save snippets of information for your next written piece, or regularly access file-sharing platforms to share your designs.

📧 If you're a Manager, you spend a large part of your day dealing with emails, manage your team on different internal or external communication platforms, and navigate between different project management tools and dashboards to stay on top of projects.

But in whichever way you use your browser, almost everything about the Vivaldi browser can be customized and tailored to your needs.

Here are some ways you can customize our browser to make it work and feel like your personal workstation.👇🏻

https://vivaldi.com/blog/desktop/12-ways-to-make-vivaldi-your-custom-browser/

aral,
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@Vivaldi The fact that I could remove almost everything in the interface means that I’ve switched to using Vivaldi as my default browser. I mean, I’m terrible for your bottom line but I appreciate the extreme customisability.

(This is especially going to come in handy as I start to record new videos for the Small Web. On a 1920 × 1080 video, every piece of additional chrome becomes noise.)*

  • I know I can hide the address bar too but I felt that was one step too far. Did try it though :)
aral,
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@ramon @sirber @Vivaldi Hah, that’s a bit too minimal, even for me ;) But useful to know, thanks :)

aram, to random
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Wow! After spending most of the past 17 years working as a university professor, my remaining student loans have officially been forgiven under the program.

THANK YOU JOE BIDEN!!!

aral,
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@aram Congrats. That they’re even a thing is an outrage.

aral, (edited ) to Israel
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So, quick show of hands… are you:

  • Israel’s genocide of the Palestinian people counts.

aral,
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@Skoop It would appear so.

aral,
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@marlin I get a feeling they may be the ones running things at the moment.

aral, to random
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We don’t want to be ruled by kings like Zuckerberg and Musk. So let’s create fiefdoms ruled by mini-Zuckerbergs and mini-Musks instead.

Gosh darnit something tells me there’s a better solution to this but I’ll be damned if I can put my finger on it…

🤔

aral,
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aral,
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@ErictheCerise Ooh, now that you mention, I quite like the sound of that, Eric ;)

aral, (edited ) to random
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Update: I’m apparently not.

See: https://mastodon.ar.al/@aral/111999407825147928

(Not deleting this so we don’t lose the conversation in the comments. Just don’t want new folks getting tripped up by it.)


Sounds like I’m shadow-banned on mastodon.social too.

So there’s that.

https://mastodon.social/@CassandraZeroCovid/111999270668664277

aral,
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@mhp If I was shadow banned you wouldn’t notice. But anyone not following me would not see my profile or posts.

aral,
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@Trevorgoodchild Well that’s good to know.

Would be nice if there was a way to check. And a policy of letting people know if there are.

aral,
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@stephanie Thanks, good to know.

aral,
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So apparently I’m not shadow-banned on mastodon.social … thanks to @babe and @stephanie for checking.

Still, this show limiting/shadow banning thing is a problem. Block people if you want to but don’t gaslight them.

aral,
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I really need to write something about why having mega instances on the fediverse is a problem that’s longer than a toot.

Probably a good time for a post on the subject given I now have about the same number of people following me here as I did when I closed my Twitter account.

(It took close to eight years to get there.)

LALegault, to random
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When people say “host your own server” to me I am going to start telling them to represent themselves in court. We all have different skill sets and the bar for entry should not be being a server admin or mastodon is doomed to fail. There is no meaningful growth as it is . I want to see it succeed but chastising me does not make it so

aral,
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@wjmaggos @LALegault What the fuck? Mastodon.social is limiting access to @LALegault? Did I get that right? Any receipts/confirmation on this before I go thermonuclear?

aral,
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@LALegault @wjmaggos Just scrolled through your history and found that. Unbelievable (believable). I’m sick of saying it but one instance should not be that big or have that much power.

polotek, to random
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Last week was my first time really looking into what settings are available to admins who run their own instance. I was a bit surprised to find there isn't much there. At least through masto.host. I don't think they hide settings though. Only some of the deeper technical stuff.

aral,
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laura, to random
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Friends! I’m looking for my next role after nearly three years at Stately. I’m a UX designer who is just as comfortable in front-end development. I also love writing, giving talks, and making videos, so I’m up for dev and design advocacy roles, too.

If I sound like someone you want on your team, please give me a shout!

aral,
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@laura @ChilledGaming I just spend way too much time here is all :)

bookedhooker, to crochet German
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Aaand one more before I take a little break from #crocheting : Just finished these little guys. They're the new mascots for my mums elementary school class. I'm really not patient enough to like making #amigurumi , but isn't this tiny baby squirrel just adoooorable?! 🥲💕

Patterns:
Fox was a bought kit from a german drug store 🤷🏻‍♀️
Squirrel https://www.sweetsofties.com/2022/02/baby-squirrel.html?m=1

#crochet #forestanimals #fox #squirrel

A crocheted amigurumi baby squirrel held between the creators finger tips
A crocheted amigurumi baby squirrel and a crocheted amigurumi fox

aral,
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@bookedhooker Oh my goodness, that little face heartmelt 💕

bookedhooker, to crochet German
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As some of you may have read I lost my job last week. So I decided to do what any sane grown up would do and stay with my mum for a week. 😌 This is the progress so far on the blanket I'm currently working on: I've finished square 5 and made square six yesterday, so 1/4 done! 🥳

Pattern of square 6:
Where or when from by Every Trick on the Hook (YT)

image/jpeg

aral,
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@bookedhooker Hey, by the way, if you’re looking for a new job, do let us know. The tag is useful + I’m sure folks will help boost it.

aral,
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@bookedhooker Good luck with the interviews :) And please ping me if you do post about it here and I miss it.

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