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I’m happy to announce the release of my new iOS Mastodon app ‘Mast’. 🎉

itunes.apple.com/gb/app/mast/i

I opened Instagram after talking about a Nespresso barista at some work event and…

The wife stuck The Pleasure Principle on and we just realized Basement Jaxx sampled ME for Where's Your Head At?

I was never into house music but I have a massive soft spot for Basement Jaxx.

I feel like this might finally be the election where Joey Shithead from DOA gets elected for something in my city. Running to be one of eight councillors is a lot easier than winning the popular vote to be an MLA.

Been trying to piece together a list of candidates to vote for in our municipal election that aren't just the incumbents but also aren't regressives, fascists, or nutters.

It's challenging.

Just found out today that the leading candidate to unseat the mayor in our city is originally from Northern Ireland.

I was going to vote for him but now he's just going to remind me of Northern Irish politics.

The current mayor is a gabshite by all accounts.

It’s almost 01:00 so of course I’m watching a Wired video with some guy explaining his memory palace.

When I was in the bank today I noticed that their foreign exchange listed Scottish pounds separately from UK pounds, at a very slightly lower rate.

🤔

Discovered today that Matt Berry released an album of old British television theme tunes and I couldn’t stop listening to it.

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Me at 23: I slept on several pointy rocks under my tent and I was slightly achey until I stretched and had breakfast.

Me at 43: I slept with my neck at an angle that differed by 3.12% from usual and have lost the ability to move my head at all for the next 4 days.

Started watching Killing Eve last night based on my parents’ recommendation and got through three episodes (of eight, because it’s British).

It’s brilliant.

A serious cat-and-mouse MI6 spy drama with a goofy British sitcom sense of humour. It’s hard to pin down.

You’d think creating a init.d script to manage a daemon that spawns its own child processes would be easy but noooo.

Spawning the bloomin’ things is fine but killing them off is the challenge.

I guess I have to learn about traps.

By the way, Googling all this makes me sound like a serial killer.

Only Mast and Toot get one of the most basic things right: they still function, and show a timeline, when you don’t have a connection.

The whole point of having any native app should be the retention of state when the API/network is unavailable.

I now have five Mastodon apps on my phone because I can’t stop trying out beta clients.

It’s always interesting how different they end up. I found the same when people made App.net clients. When you have a decent API that isn’t hostile, developers play with it.

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when I first ran D&D, my grandmother, who had bought fully into the IT'S SATANISM hype, insisted on sitting and watching the first session

about an hour in, she threw her hands up and yelled 'THIS IS JUST MATH' and stormed off

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a shower is just letting your house pee on you

The most frequent question I get about my hair is “How often do you dye it?”

Which seems like a simple question but I process it like “How long is a piece of string?”

And my brain implodes.

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In similar news, the Halloween event started yesterday in Overwatch and I’m already sad that I won’t be able to get All The Things in time.

No son, I will not spend $42 so you and your brother can get a Fortnite skin that looks like the Cobra Kai at Halloween.

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