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Oh hi! Me? I'm in Corvallis, Oregon, USA. I’m a father of two and a web developer at Oregon State University. In the past I have worked on MetaFilter, O’Reilly tech books, and Blogger.

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mathowie, to random
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A dentist in town has one of those movie marquees on his sign and he’s anointed himself the pun king of the city, but I can tell most of the jokes each week are ripped from tweets or Instagram memes.

It gives me a whole new appreciation for artisanal, single-origin, locally sourced original puns.

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@mathowie I don't know, you gotta feel for the guy. Heavy is the head that sets the crowns.

pb, to random
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If you follow any Bluesky RSS feeds, 90% of them have this:

[contains quote post or other embedded content]

Which means they’re essentially useless feeds. 🤦‍♂️

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@fraying Maybe privacy related? But you'd think they'd work that into the error message if so. ah well, I will live with not knowing what's up over there.

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@kevbob it was, dare I say it, warm? I’m sure I have now just cursed Oregon to have weeks of rain to make up for it.

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Portland is a nerdy town, before soccer games we honor Arrakis

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@mathowie The goals must flow? goal jabbar was sitting right there.

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kinda jealous when I spotted this license plate in the wild because it’s taken and I can’t get it

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@mathowie on misreading I thought it was sharing an awful secret about an ag youth program

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The only good thing about the time change this weekend: my clock in the bathroom will be correct again.

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@kevbob yeah, it’ll be a relief. like Arizona, my bathroom refuses to participate in this nonsense. what can you do?

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@mathowie ha! awkward high five

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Is there a standard way to show on my website that I have an feed (other than just a direct link to it)? E.g. something in the <head> element that will integrate with browsers? Or is the link still the best practice?

I don't want to surprise leaders by dropping a link that goes to raw xml. Using if that matters.

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@convexer Yes, RSS autodiscovery via a link tag. Details: https://www.petefreitag.com/blog/rss-autodiscovery/

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lol jack dorsey next to Beyoncé wearing a “Satoshi” bitcoin nirvana parody sweatshirt?

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@mathowie the blight of consciousness

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This makes me want to set something on fire.
https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8WmwtEb/

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@fraying ugh yeah, feels like Apple’s ultimate expression that captive consumers are more profitable than creative types.

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@fraying absolutely! “look at these pictures I took" is creative and social. You pass it around. You can cook while you do it. It’s also a timer.

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Wow, people are really out here making the "it’s good Substack is hosting and promoting Nazis actually" argument. Deplatforming works and we can’t tolerate intolerance (paradoxically) https://www.techpolicy.press/deplatforming-reduces-overall-attention-to-online-figures-says-longitudinal-study-of-101-influencers/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_tolerance

🤦‍♂️

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Started Photoshop as usual today and it started an autoplaying marketing video about its new AI features. I'm already a customer, let me get my work done! 🙄 I swear, AI is making business people lose their collective ability to reason.

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@fraying just about every damn day

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I had to filter out a presidential candidate’s name from my feed. Seeing plenty of that news elsewhere and this latest round feels like a marketing blitz. I’m grateful for the feed-tuning tools here.

mathowie, to random
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It’s raining icy snow sideways in a way that sounds like someone is throwing tons of popcorn at our house windows ❄️💨

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@mathowie same here, that crackling is nature’s way of letting us know that the power will be going out in a few hours 🥺

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Very happy that Today in Tabs is no longer on the nazi adjacent email platform. https://www.todayintabs.com

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If you’re out on a walk and feeling cold this winter, load up the Verge’s museum of awesome tweets and after a few minutes of scrolling your phone will likely heat up like my iPhone 15 pro does.

I had no idea “javascript-powered handwarmers” was even a product category but they nailed it

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@mathowie LOL, someday we'll have the quantum computing resources necessary to run JavaScript scrolljacking efficiently.

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I'm gradually moving most of my posting over to TormNex over the next few months. It has extra postfeel, intangible virability, and the brand interactions users crave. It's also blockchain sympathetic, AI adjacent, and market situated for attention capitalization.

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achievement unlocked: being called a Legacy Blogger by Google

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@mathowie searched my email and found a similar message from 2012! They've been migrating for loooong time.

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@mathowie oh damn! call the 2007 burn unit because...

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I voted today. There was only one ballot measure to vote about so the turnout for this special election will tell us how many voting superfans are here.

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@mathowie hey man, I was voting before it went on MTV and became popular.

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