I gave my first developer talk tonight. Lots of fun, got the adrenaline pumping. And got some local developer merchandise as a reward :)

Did some bouldering last night for the first time with a colleague who is a regular. Lots of fun! Though I hurt my foot on my last landing so I'm probably out of commission for the rest of the weekend.

Made some minor website changes to my personal site and a short recap post on what I've been up to this year. Next week I'll be posting about Grav CMS and how darn neat it is.


Anyone know of a way to bypass "connection closed" browsing errors when it's something on my connection? Since switching my internet package to a different backbone some sites won't load unless I spam F5 a few times.FF stays blank, Chrome says connection closed.

Tried changing DNS already and my ISP is aware of the issue, but this is pretty damn annoying.

So is gearing up to try and be an actual force in the modern world. I look forward to the attempt. Check it out if you have time.

Euroskepticism is gaining more and more merit the more EU bureaucrats mess everything up.

At the core I agree with EU values, but increasing the censorship machine is a very fundamental issue. The real problem isn't even the link tax or content filter; it's that this enables more and more egregious legislation for censorship by setting a precedent.

My aesthetic is listening to eurobeat while playing racing games

Wow money flies when moving into a new place. I've spent half my savings on household stuff in the past 7 days, including a washing machine just now.

Just finished moving yesterday. No more housemates!


As both a South African and Greek, this is fucking appalling. I'm glad his business life has been wrecked in the process. Even his family has distanced themselves from his racism. His and my generations are supposed to do better.

What is the advantage of running within ? Trying to get it working is the most frustrating thing I've done lately. I don't see a reason to not have the backend separate from the frontend and only have API routes for it instead of any backend views.

Anyone checking out textile.io 's decentralised web course?


Since we've now learned 's devs would rather use the deprecated ShadowDOM v0 API out of laziness (and Firefox wasn't by default until it was ready), be sure to toggle "dom.webcomponents.shadowdom.enabled" to true in your about:config for 's layout to load faster.

For more info, check the discussion and thread.

Also hashtag spam to try and spread this out a bit.

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