Good morning! Here is a photo I took of an Amsterdam canal with a pinhole camera.

Picked up keys to the new place. Waiting on movers 🎉

I made sure to get that photo with both cats; Dave is hiding from Bandita, who is doing that feline power-move of “you’re so not a threat that I can lay down and pretend to relax”, but she’s terrified right now.

Good morning, I hope that Keith Haring would endorse my fridge magnet placement.

Good morning, my talk yesterday went well. Photo from

(I'll have slides somewhere, and maybe a blog post, soon)

Slides from my conference presentation on circumventing fear are up:

There's also a link to slides (PDF) with my speaker notes:

The talk was recorded; I'll post the video when it's up!

@ashfurrow you have the keys, that's the big thing! My last move we were all set to go but the seller faffed around handing the keys in with the estate agent. Very frustrating!

@russsaidwords thanks, me too! The floors are nice, if a bit unlevel 😅 You can see how the fridge is propped up with a piece of wood lol

@ashfurrow what kind of guitar? You mentioned earlier that you play, so now I'm curious.

I'm mainly practicing with an Epiphone acoustic full-size strung with D'Addario #10 electrics.

@RandomDamage oh cool! It’s a Taylor dreadnought with a cutaway, phosphor bronze strings. I mostly do singer/songwriter style stuff:

@ashfurrow Great apartment! I hope it isn't costing you too much.

@ashfurrow Thats a nice looking apartment. The exposed brick is a nice touch.

@ashfurrow Looks cold in the wintertime with that R1 insulation.

@ashfurrow very nice but I don't see any forced air to cool your servers.

I mention it as I spent a week in a B&B in NYC in May and the owner had filled his kitchen with servers for his movie business. They were there because it was the only room with a/c...

@AccessibleCoder wow, nice. I stayed in a Chinatown Airbnb once, no AC, in July. It was awful.

@conr actually my mattress is on the floor 😂 Thanks, I got some rest.

@ashfurrow The cat were included in your new bedroom? 😂

@ashfurrow "Users make brands take" took me a moment to understand there's supposed to be a pause there.

@Gargron yeah I give these magnets a 2/10 accessibility rating.

@ashfurrow Is there by any chance a video of the talk? Judging by the agenda it sounds interesting.

@ashfurrow Those are some big sniffers! All the better to catch the mice!

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