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Mister Almost Four looked me in the eyes and said “Can you pretend to be a real person?”


When we signed up the new baby at the doctor’s office, the form asked what pronoun you wanted to go by, if any. Maybe things aren’t so bad.

I just tweaked the text on my personal site directly on GitHub, via my phone, sitting in a chair at the hospital while my wife and the baby nap, and a webhook picked up the commit and published the changes.

The future is pretty good sometimes.

I’ve had supporting Dark Mode for a while now, so it’s nice to see that working under iOS 13. Pretty chuffed.

Tell you what, a birth in an Australian hospital > a birth in an American hospital.

If there's one thing I've learned from working on, it's this - always, *always* link to a Wikipedia entry instead of a company's product page.

I think this is the second-longest interview I've been waiting on, and my god was it worth it.

Me: "Look at this video clip from this TV show! It references that awesome childhood movie! How cool is that?!"
Coworker: "I was minus ten when that movie came out."
Me: "I... Well... Fuck."

I'm pleased to announce the v1.0.0 release of Hometown, my Mastodon fork! It's up to date with Mastodon v2.9.3, and unique features include:

- Local only posting
- Full support for rendering incoming `Article` posts from federated blogs like Write.As
- "Exclusive" lists that let you follow someone without clogging up your home timeline

For more info, including rationale for each new feature, check out our wiki:

And the release itself is here:

Welp, just booked in paternity leave. Now it feels real.

Someone felt so bad about sending me interview answers late, they sent me a Python script that generates them.


I looked at the kid and said “I love you,” and he said “I know,” and I’ve never been prouder.

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We eat bandwidth for breakfast.