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Hello friends I know I mentioned this last week, but it’s time for a new challenge. I’m looking for a design and / or front-end dev role in a product team.

More info:

I love
#a11y, #ProgressiveEnhancement and generally making good things that positively impact people.

Boosts appreciated 💖

Playing around with Preact. Over the last month or so I have been learning React and Redux during my evenings and went through a mild burnout, but thankfully I noticed in time to recover and not cause too much damage. So today I'm in a spot (playing with preact) which was almost unthinkable a month or two ago.

Hey fediverse, I have something to share with you :)

I commissioned from supremely loose details one of the most amazing pieces of artwork. Lets have a round of applause for @nohsara for being able to cut through my vague descriptions of want and nail such a home run!

This is going on the hero image of The Linux Lab, and I LOVE IT!! 👏

Thank you so much for such a beautiful visual @nohsara 10/10 would commission again <3

@akmur It was, mostly, a marketing campaign, to make Free Software acceptable to business, riding on the heels of Netscape.

There were two fairly strong contingents, roughly, the Coplyleft (GPL, etc.) crowd, and BSD/MIT, which allowed proprietary products. Even Stallman advocates the latter /for protocol adoption/, but oherwise favours Copyleft.

There was also personal rivalry, particularly by ESR against RMS.

And business was coming over already.

@akmur Came about ten years after free software (and in reaction to it) to reap the advantages of the source being available/open while discarding the pesky requirement to give back. The goal was to make it palatable to businesses.

You see, conservatives/corporations love the commons as long as they’re allowed to privatise it. Hence why conservatives love “open data” – for them, it’s just another resource to usurp without giving back. That drive is what gave birth to open source.

@heydon has got you covered for all your syntactic sugar needs.

"Choosing The Right JavaScript Arrow Function: A Guide"

The only way to describe “What comes next is the future” is utterly inspring.

The web is incredible and this film, featuring some of the best folks from our industry is fantastic.


I truly believe that #ActivityPub (the protocol behind #Mastodon) has the potential to redefine the way we create and connect on the internet. But to get there, we need to spread the word - a network is only as valuable as the people in it.

I want to get that ball rolling - I wrote a blog post about how ActivityPub is going to change the internet. Check it out here: And please boost/share to your other networks so we can keep making the Fediverse bigger!

Finally: 'master/slave' terminology removed from Python #programming #language. May appear superficial to some, but signals like this entrenched in tech culture contribute to exclusionary environments.

Hello Pals,

I'm looking for a new challenge. I'm looking to go back into a UX and design role, but I'm also into front-end development, so a hybrid role could work too.

I made a ​page describing what I'm looking for:

Boosts are very much welcomed, thank you 🙂

If you were wondering why most photos of the Pyramids in Giza always seem to be from the same angle, this is why

Because of the extensive tourism, they built a highway right up to site. And with tourism and traffic come shops. Businesses get money and they build houses and yet more shops, and so on...

The end result is a city which kinda ruins the mood if you want your pyramid photo to have the “lost in the desert” vibe

Chrome is now hiding "trivial" subdomains in the URL bar (www[.]domain[.]com shows only domain[.]com ). This is plain wrong, and buggy as hell :/

Have you taken a moment to breathe in the last hour?

Finally finished my two blog posts on why I’m weaning myself away from Twitter in favour of Mastodon:

What’s wrong with Twitter?

What is Mastodon and why should I use it?

‘How Facebook Helps Shady Advertisers Pollute the Internet’

“They told me that Facebook had revolutionized scamming. The company built tools with its trove of user data that made it the go-to platform for big brands. Affiliates hijacked them. Facebook’s targeting algorithm is so powerful, they said, they don’t need to identify suckers themselves—Facebook does it automatically.”

Also on our forum:

Google wants to kill the URL:

> But it’s important we do something, because everyone is unsatisfied by URLs. They kind of suck.

Wat. Who's everyone? I don't think they do. I think they're pretty great in fact.

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Mastodon Webdev Network

This is the Mastodon for web development (mostly frontend) people that are sick of Twitter. All kind of web development discussions are welcome, but you can talk just about anything except nasty/evil stuff. I always recommend getting your own private Mastodon instance at as it makes total sense if you think about it. You can find a beginner's guide here: and a nice video here: