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Thanks for all the well wishes everyone. You've made this less difficult on me and I really appreciate it ❤️

I will stay on the fediverse at @ashfurrow@masto.ashfurrow.com , a single-user instance I set up with masto.host

I encourage all local users to find or create an instance, and migrate to it using these docs: docs.joinmastodon.org/user/mov

All further announcements about the shutdown will come from @announcements. Thank you again 🙇

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I have sad news: mastodon.technology will be shutting down by the end of 2022. Access will be restricted no earlier than December 1.

More details here: ashfurrow.com/blog/mastodon-te

I encourage you to export your data and migrate to a new server as soon as possible.

Thank you to everyone who trusted me as their admin. This was a difficult decision. I wish I could continue, but I can't.

These two did NOT get along when we first got Clementine in January. And Clem was also very, very shy. It’s great to see them interact and be cute together 🥰

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Coworker: hey did you get hit bad by the storm?

Me: not too bad, it missed us 😃

*power immediately flickers ominously*

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ST: Lower Decks spoiler (?) 

when the engineering team is on leave and as a leisure activity, they design some stuff

so relatable

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we’ve had 50 km/h wind gusts all day, they’ll be here all day tomorrow 💨😵‍💫

espresso thread 

James Hoffmann has a helpful intro to coffee flavours: youtu.be/O9YnLFrM7Fs

I’ve been pulling shots this week with a really light roast, grown at a high elevation. it’s been satisfying to chase after these delicate tasting notes by making small changes in my technique.

I never really liked Yirgacheffe’s but now that I know what I’m doing, I’m really enjoying this one!

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espresso thread 

okay so, getting back into espresso. it’s been two weeks and I’ve learned a lot. I have a good luck prep routine and I’m pulling consistent shots. I’ve also hacked a kind of pre-infusion by diverting brew pressure out the steam wand. this new “measure your yield” thing, with brew ratios, is game-changing!

also, I’m learning more about coffee itself. hard to believe that I was roasting my own beans but didn’t really grasp how elevation and process affect flavour.

weird toots are usually due to over-caffeination

this morning, it’s just the opposite brb

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“you don’t have to have kids to own a label maker, but it helps”

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remember: you don’t need to be a dad to own a label maker.

Thank you to all the Patrons for their help funding the hosting costs of mastodon.technology! And an extra thank you to the following users:

@wakingrufus
@brion
@jacek
@sentience
@yakkoj
@fuzzface
@fool
@universal_traveler
@kazooboy
@fitz
@stefan
@zalasur
@knd775
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@ozoned
@fimion
@brunoph
@dathagerty
@CodingItWrong
@flexsite

Let's not forget our awesome moderator team, too:

@fuzzface
@bclindner

I really appreciate the help & support. Have a great day everyone!

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A friend send me a link to their new tool they have built. It checks websites and gives suggestions on what can be done to improve security, speed, and so on. Pretty neat tool.

I immediately crash it by putting in http://localhost

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the main thing about getting older is knowing lots of shit which nobody cares about anymore

Tired of being woken up before 6am by concrete saws and backup alarms (the old beepy ones)

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I have a smart light that is programmed to fade in a half hour before sunset. Last night I started turning on at 7:30pm and I still haven’t recovered 😵‍💫

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mastodon.technology is shutting down by the end of 2022. Please migrate your data immediately. This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!