based on all the spammer and gab bullshit lately, I just wanna give a big shout out to all the instance admins and mods who are blocking people and instances left and right and doing their best to protect their users. yall the mvps

Apparently from UPS point of view the shortest path from Newark, NJ to my home in Montreal, QC is via:

Louisville, KY - Mansfield, OH - Buffalo, NY - Mount Hope, ON

Very efficient

Current mood:

Googling how long and how costly it is to become an excavator operator.

Sunglasses fashion 

It was weird reading about our little cabin on the quick corporation website.

Also, thanks so much again to Darius for taking care of this space and devoting so much resources to it.

The only Good Place™️ of downtown Montreal is the all-year ice rink.


There is an ice rink in the middle of a food court where one can skate all year, all day.

If it was a Montréal appartement I'm pretty sure a bank would lend us the money.
But it's a house in the middle of nowhere so I can't keep my stable-office-job unless they let me work remotely, which is unlikely.

Monday I was bored so I looked at houses in Newfoundland. I obviously found my partner and I dream house.

Now I can't think about anything but how to afford it while also moving there.

I have 20 years of fullstack web dev, recently PHP/Node/MeteorJS on the back end, EmberJS/SemanticUI/Bootstrap/tiny bit of React on the front end

check out my resume @

Don't let the dev-heavy past fool you, I've done design & client meetings; sales & manual labor - I'm looking for that long-term job that I can retire from, but am willing to help you out on a contract basis for the right challenges - 2/2

work, agile 

good birdsite content 

Daydreaming about working for the Canadian Coast Guards.

Work is making me move.
I'm moving to a smaller cubicle in a much crappier building.
I am .not happy.

But at least it's not in one of the "scrum rooms"

idea: a network of developer co-ops that pledge to share tools and knowledge among each other and excludes privately owned enterprise from accessing them

Ho! Somebody bought a thing on my Redbubble store.

I'm rich!
Of 1€

Rewatched Speed (1994) tonight.

It's actually a great action movie! Lots of tension, just enough fun, lots of cool action not completely over the top and a badass woman character!

hey, my :heart_orange:​ android masto client, @Tusky , just merged the PR that will rickroll people on fash instances. I'm going to show my support by donating to them on , and if you want to support them & have the means, maybe you could too!

I've been listening to Norse inspired music (Heilung) for the last 2h while working and I feel like I'm actually laying down in a pine forest and work is just an hallucination.

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Friend Camp

The decentralized web is about trust. You should only join Friend Camp if you personally trust Darius Kazemi with your social media data. You probably only have that level of trust if we are IRL friends or have been internet friends for a long time. Generally speaking this is a small, closed community. In the end, Darius is the arbiter of what is allowed here. If you don't have a good idea of the kind of behavior that flies with Darius, again, you probably shouldn't join this instance. In the interest of specificity, we do have a code of conduct and privacy policy which you should read. Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users. * you can log in via any subdomain, which means you can log in to multiple accounts in the same browser session (for example, log in once on and then as another user on * they are no longer called "toots", they are now "posts" * if you have a locked account and you get a follow request, a reminder appears under your "post" button (on normal Mastodon mobile it is otherwise buried in a sub-menu and you might not see it for a long time) * the emoji dropdown is a neutral smiley face instead of the cry-laughing smiley @mentions are rendered as "@user" for a Friend Camp user and "@user@domain" for remote users. This helps clear up when you follow two people who have the same username on different servers. * there is a "never ask me again" checkbox on the confirmation for clearing your notifications -- more info here * When an mp3 link is in a post, we also embed an inline mp3 player. git commit here * 500 characters of profile text git commit here, requested by @deerful Important Bit from the Privacy Docs: If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other users, and only ever @ mention other users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet! Our beautiful icon is based on photo3idea_studio from, licensed CC 3.0 BY. It has been modified by!