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I'm really interested in text-only online socializing (like It seems great for technologists, but I doubt its effectiveness for non-computer people. If our goal with things like Mastodon and tilde servers is to free us from Big Social Media, how are we going to include the rest of the world? Especially when many of these small Internet communities purposely built to require computer know-how for users to participate.
some good thoughts and recommendations about unplugging and not getting sucked in by consumer computing!

this is a great and straightforward guide to setting up a super simple redis-based CI system for git repos

I have never once wanted to add someone's blog to my home screen. I suspect I never will.

Nothing like trying to debug assembly for a processor you made yourself and not knowing if the problem is your code or your processor

"Love people, and use things, because the opposite never works." - Joshua Fields Millburn

After some thinking, I realized that moving my site to my VPS would require lots of overhead (mostly around CI) to achieve the same level of convenience that GH Pages affords, so I just decided to get fancy with subdomains! My website is now Gemini content is coming soon and will be available at I'm going to add subdomains as I need to for Internet services.

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Upcoming fun project: move my Website to my VPS so I can have it, Mastodon, and Gemini all in the same place. I mostly want to have Gemini and Web content available at the same domain name. This will involve adding a site to NGINX and making this a remote git server so that I can still deploy the Website via pushing to a git repo. Should be fun!

ugh fine ok I'm gonna install Zig let's see if this is cool or not

Looks like my site is doing ok re: the environment! Gonna check out green hosting tho

This is pretty much exactly how I was interviewed at Switchbit and it's one of the main reasons I'm joining them after I get out. I was treated like a human being rather than a statistic, and it really made a difference in the process.

As of yesterday, I'm officially free of all mainstream social media! (I don't really count linkedin because it's specialized, but I'll probably delete my account there as well soon since I've never actually gotten a job lead from there)

I see a lot of folks who are undoubtedly talented, smart people hamstrung by poor goal-setting and by the field's obsession with making $200k a year in SF at a FAANG company right out of college. So many folks that could make meaningful contributions to computing feel like failures because they aren't able to achieve what the field has labelled "success". We need to change this!!

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The number of depressed and panicking CS students on r/csmajors makes me really sad. It's so unfortunate that our field can create so much anxiety and stress in some of the most brilliant people around. I'm seriously thinking about running some sort of mentoring program for CS students to help out with things like interview anxiety, school stress, and just general quality-of-life improvements.

The Pixel 4a's battery life is astounding! I charged it upwards of 24 hours ago and I still have enough juice to last until 6pm or so.

Having an accountant for a best friend is really REALLY handy sometimes

Wow it's amazing how much better I do at interviews that are structured as conversations versus inquisitions. It's almost like people do their best work when not stressed out?¿?‽

hapax boosted

Just cleaned up my social profiles. It's so toxic.

Towards a larger personal goal of mine - "#FediFirst" a complete guide to prioritize and switch to the fediverse over other corporate social media.

I'll blog on this later. Perhaps a video on PeerTube? 👀

#fediverse #privacy #minimalism


Are there US style debates in any other successful democracy in the world? Because this is a clown show that I'm deeply ashamed of. The questions are so vague, they seem to almost be designed to foment the nonsensical quibbering that spouts up every few minutes. So so so ridiculous.

if we know that software hiring is broken.... WHY AREN'T WE MAKING CHANGES

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The Cabal

This is a server created by Jahziel Villasana (aka hapax). He's not sure what he's going to use it for yet...