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

Ouch.

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 usesthis.com 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 usesthis.com, 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. usesthis.com/interviews/paul.f

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:

github.com/hometown-fork/homet

And the release itself is here:

github.com/hometown-fork/homet

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.

Wow!

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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