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“tech” over the last decade went from being perceived as a vertical sector to now being horizontal, where tech has or will permeate most if not all industries, one reason @semil covers in Why Seed Funds Have Scaled  Permalink

You can edit .git/info/exclude to ignore things locally, without editing or checking in a .gitignore file. via the git docs, and me searching for this answer multiple times :)  Permalink

First rule of RSS Club is talk about RSS Club! Discovered via @ton_zylstra’s feed, the concept is to make unlisted posts that only get shared via RSS. NNW screenshot of the bottom of Ton feed  Permalink

"I’m defining in 2020 a PWA as a design pattern to develop app experiences using web technologies with different APIs", Progressive Web Apps in 2020 by @firt. Photopea and Tweetdeck are 2 desktop PWAs I have installed on both MacOS and ChromeOS.  Permalink

"I value allyship more than anything. Home is people. Safe spaces are people, too. Not all people. But the right ones". Happy 41, @benwerd. Whatever version of the web we're on, we're all in this together.  Permalink

“Every time you pip install, go get or mvn fetch something , you’re doing the equivalent of plugging a thumb drive you found on the sidewalk into your production server”, OSS is Under Attack by @lorenc_dan  Permalink

I just added jekyll-mentions to my blog: it links usernames that are @-mentions to a social network of your choice. I have mine set to Twitter, but already filed a feature request to support multiple.  Permalink

Manyverse, a distributed social network powered by the Scuttlebutt (SSB) protocol, is now available as an iOS app: “your friends' posts and all your social data live entirely in your phone”  Permalink

Saving this dig DNS txt record one liner for posterity. The _dnslink subdomain is used by IPFS as the well known location to look for a content address of a site’s root folder: dig -t txt short _dnslink.boris.fission.name  Permalink

The Return. Of dangerousmeta. To blogging. And self-hosting.

“I don’t care what you use, or how you use it, but get the hell off the commercial social services and get an independent weblog.”
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Path of Exile is a free-to-play action RPG with unique gem-socketing-based skills, and a level tree that’s more of a spiral / mesh that lets you build any type of character.  Permalink

If you have video game time scheduled over the holidays, Grim Dawn, an action RPG successor to Titan Quest (2 classes per character!), is on sale at GoG for $7.  Permalink

A full afternoon of cooking. @rachael_ashe made roti, I made Trinidadian chicken curry & lamb coconut mango curry & two side salads.  Permalink

Chain link fence, cranes at the port, and sunlit mountains  Permalink

Finally fixed my blog front page to show all recent posts - microblog posts, bookmarks, and IG cross posts. Reminds me that it’s been too long since a full-length blog post!  Permalink

I should probably write an actual blog post about how I’ve been enjoying using Discourse forums. Great OEmbed support and auto transclusion / linking between posts.  Permalink

I posted a #cookstorm on Twitter as I made this Chicken Eggplant Coconut Curry tonight. Pretty happy with how it turned out!  Permalink

Testing posting from the MicroDotBlog iOS client.  Permalink

I got access to @GoogleStadia yesterday. My controller doesn’t arrive until next week, so I played Destiny2 on my Chromebook with mouse and keyboard. Worked well!  Permalink

At @rachael_ashe’s new studio, her studio mate Ted has a cookbook collection! The author photo is amazing. And of course I want to learn how to flame things table side.  Permalink

Sitting in the office at the end of the week sponsoring some cool projects on Patreon and drinking a Brassneck Yuzu beer. Have a great weekend, everyone! Check out #eastsideculturecrawl & @RachaelAshe if you're in #Vancouver.  Permalink

This MONOLISK game is pretty interesting. You build levels and other people play them, while you level up different characters with equipment - mage, warrior, etc. Here’s the link for following me.  Permalink

Why yes, I am still experimenting with drinking vinegars. Newest orange-quince + white wine vinegar on the left, orange-ginger + sherry vinegar on the right. More on the new forum at allthebest.recipes  Permalink

Diced quince and sugar after 48 hours. Made 2 cups of quince syrup, then added 1 cup champagne vinegar. Voila! Quince shrub.  Permalink

Cultivate Tea on Main had a collaboration with Goose, making Onigiri 🍙. Went well with a kombucha flight.  Permalink

A lovely summer evening to be heading over to #bowenisland on the ferry.  Permalink

Turkish coffee made from Guatemalan beans at Ben Rahim in #Berlin  Permalink

Was following a bookmark to Backpfeife bakery and found a whole art / food / drink / hang out space by the Spree #berlin  Permalink

Brassneck Brewery @brassneckbrew is our office neighbourhood craft beer. Xenophile, a “tart fruit beer with apricots” is what we’re trying today.  Permalink

New Brighton Park, on the edge of #eastvan, next to the wheat loading port, is an amazing summer evening experience  Permalink

A towering “icy” - shaved ice & eight toppings with self serve sweetened condensed milk - and a hot sweet soup of rice wine with sesame balls. With @misobarb & @rachael_ashe & Simon.  Permalink

People in Berlin talked about using clauses in the German constitution to expropriate privately owned apartments  Permalink

#Vancouver is so lucky to have this massive selection of craft beer. And! Look at all the colour & design that it’s funding as well!  Permalink

Finally getting home Internet switched from Shaw to TekSavvy. Half the price, twice the integrity.  Permalink

Spreading the gospel of espresso tonic in #vancouver at @bumpngrindcafe with James the barista. Bought some tonics at Choices, fingers crossed it becomes a menu item.  Permalink

A visit to Sawada Coffee in Chicago. @be.zelenka waves. The coffee is a “Black Camo” - matcha + espresso.  Permalink

Went on adventures in Richmond industrial parks today, and found delicious food including Lamajoun, an Armenian bakery. Wrote it up on the wiki — includes surprise chocolatier discovery!  Permalink

Made it to Lamajoun, the Armenian bakery in Richmond. The “dough boat” is called a pide, house made basturma (cured beef), khinkali beef dumplings, jazzve coffee.  Permalink

New business cards! We’re on the road next week in #seattle & #chicago so needed some new ones. And yes, QR codes now that iPhone camera supports them are surprisingly useful!  Permalink

Spent the weekend on Bowen and did a bunch of cooking. Wrote up directions & photos of beef shoulder stew, rhubarb cake, and a kale & roasted beet salad, all on the wiki.  Permalink

Made some schug, a hot sauce of fresh parsley & cilantro, with garlic, jalapeño, Thai red chilli, lemon juice, coriander, cardamom, salt, & canola oil.  Permalink

Lucky enough to do some test eating @shiok.ca - new cheap & cheerful Singaporean opening on Kingsway west of Victoria. Immediate top 4 #laksa in Vancouver.  Permalink

At @rachael_ashe’s studio for First Saturday. She’s showing off some of her custom papers. Studio sale! Come by until 4pm.  Permalink

For @misobarb’s birthday week, we went to the new Hanoi Old Quarter, 36th & Victoria, Northern Vietnamese style. Counterclockwise from top left: fish with dill, duck & banana stew, appetizer platter & a delicious soup.  Permalink

We went to @tworiversmeats in North Van on the weekend. Full service butcher counter plus a licensed cafe-style restaurant with many meaty eats.  Permalink

Revolver, right at 7:30am opening. The front porch of Gastown.  Permalink

Hipster coffee & tasty breakfast in #Berlin. Including a “ginger shot” that burns so good.  Permalink

Remote working shift start at the beautiful #Vancouver public library. The top floor has work stations and an awesome patio.  Permalink

Dear Berlin: I’m coming to visit next week, so I’m practicing by having lunch at @bestiewurst here in #Vancouver.  Permalink

I’ve been using an Asus C302 Chromebook for a year now. The new Asus C434 looks great - a little bigger, much more powerful, & support for Linux apps (which is what I’m missing to complete local development).  Permalink

Delicious meal at Dosanko in #EastVan. They use rice fungus (koji) to make lots of their own dishes, including this koji-cured beef belly.  Permalink

Worked out of Propaganda Coffee in Vancouver’s Chinatown today, & @be.zelenka showed off her ridiculously awesome custom Mac OS + Firefox + tiling WM + mechanical keyboard.  Permalink

Early start, prepping for my session. A pastry & coffee on the bench outside a great little bakery.  Permalink

Wandered the Paris streets. Found this chill cafe with good music. My first pain au chocolat of the trip.  Permalink

A date tart with rose jam at Moltaqa.  Permalink

You’re working from home & then realize you’ve got Montreal-style brisket to make lunch with. 😍  Permalink

Sunrise on Orcas, looking west over President Channel towards Canada.  Permalink

So many delicious baked goods at Bakery Sate. Road trip supplies!  Permalink

Stopped in for an afternoon coffee & pastry taste test at @liviasweets yesterday. Congrats on your opening week! @ LIVIA Permalink

Deep fried tofu tossed with chili-garlic, quick bok choy & broccoli stir fry with a little soy sauce.  Permalink

The infamous, original #eastvan craft brewery: Storm 🍺  Permalink

I’m pretty lucky in my #eastvan neighbourhood to have great businesses close to home.  Permalink

Shared a selection of appetizers at Moltaqa for lunch. Chicken pastilla, lamb merguez, stuffed eggplant, & white bean stew.  Permalink

Cassava cake. Last of the ingredient experiments - grated fresh cassava, coconut, & various canned milks.  Permalink

A cold but sunny walk from Jericho to Spanish Banks and back. A view over to West Van & downtown Vancouver.  Permalink

Christmas braised lotus roots. Main flavours dried sour cherries, maple syrup, and a little sriracha.  Permalink

Lotus root soaking in water with lemon & sour cherries. I have no idea if this is going to work out.  Permalink

German Rouladen just starting to braise. Thin sliced beef filled with mustard, sautéed onions, bacon, & pickles.  Permalink

I mean, I only sort of bought turkey. This is what Columbus calls a “turkey hill”. Stuffed with sausage, wrapped in bacon.  Permalink

Columbus Meat Market super packed before Christmas of course. I’m pretty happy with the duck, turkey & pork I picked up.  Permalink

My first Filipino Kamayan meal - a dinner feast eaten by hand, served on banana leaves  Permalink

3Box, social profiles on Ethereum: "We think these capabilities will make it extremely easy to build the next generation of more social apps on Ethereum, and contribute to making web3 a more safe and familiar place for our users and communities."  Permalink

A lovely Moroccan lamb tangia at Moltaqa in the winter sun. (Old ACME Cafe location)  Permalink

Coming into the dock at cloud island.  Permalink

Roast chicken. Kinda sorta spatchcocked. Parsnips & rutabagas.  Permalink

Rainy Save on Meats neon, waiting for my bus.  Permalink

Really, is there such a thing as too many computing devices? Installing Ubuntu on my old Mac Mini.  Permalink

@rachael_ashe made a delicious arugula salad, and I made the vegetarian version of Catalan chick peas with mousseline. Both are on the wiki.  Permalink

Lots of travel, back in Raincouver at Revolver. Enjoying a duet - a macchiato with the leftover shot on the side.  Permalink

Stages 2 - 4 of Pulled Pork: halfway through 6 hours of cooking, “pulled” pork, and dinner tonight.  Permalink

The absolute abundance of a California grocery store.  Permalink

Stage 1 of pulled pork. Who says you can’t cook when business traveling?  Permalink

Grabbing a moment of peace in the crowded Blue Bottle. Working on telling the story of FISSION & collaborating with great people across the Ethereum ecosystem is a lot of work, but is keeping me energized.  Permalink

Made a nice piece of halibut with za’atar & sumac & garlic, cooked in butter / olive oil / onions plus fresh lemon juice.  Permalink

A Georgian Restaurant in Prague, dishes clockwise from top right: chinkali, marinady, kababi, saslik, salad with walnut sauce. @ Bistro u Gogi Permalink

A brewery built in 1431, wild boar goulash with dumplings, and a beer taster that is bigger than I expected. @ Pivovar U Supa Permalink

Trdelnik in #Prague - rolled dough that is wrapped around a stick & grilled over charcoal, then covered in sugar. @ Old Town Square Permalink

Great first meal for me at Dosanko in old Fat Dragon location. Tsukemono, tuna tataki, & chocolate + hazelnut dessert. They are making their own koji, miso, & soy sauce. @ Dosanko Permalink

Is this my final espresso tonic of the season? A glorious sunny day in Vancouver. @ Revolver Permalink

Back home from our Portland / Eugene trip. These are the condiments from Indigo Traders: Duqqa, Harissa, & Za’atar.  Permalink

A middle eastern kitchen & home store, Indigo Traders. We sipped Turkish tea, I bought some condiments, browsed a lot of Turkish towels & other fabrics. @ Indigo Traders Permalink

Super fun local community coffee place. Road trip begins!  Permalink

Egg(s) in Purgatory - slightly spicy tomato sauce, black kale, soft cooked egg hidden under all that cheese @caffelatana  Permalink

Leftover potato dumplings that get sliced up and pan fried in a little duck fat are pretty delicious.  Permalink

OK! It's 🇨🇦🦃 and I started cooking yesterday, have a turkey stock that got turned into stuffing already. Here's the stock after I came home last night:  Permalink

Amazing interactive, participatory experience with @kidkoala tonight: Satellite, with us as Turntable Orchestra. That’s @rachaelashe flicking the fader.  Permalink

A great thought experiment by @erlend_sh on how to evolve funding for #opensource, specifically for infrastructure where "SaaS or open core" won't work: The Fair Share Clause, sort of like Fairtrade certification for software.  Permalink

Caught up with @Stv who is doing great work in his new role at TELUS in #Vancouver. He is building awesome Node / React teams tackling some really big systems across Canada.  Permalink

Was out on the water last night with my friend Mike. Here’s sunset over the RVYC Jericho docks as we were coming back in.  Permalink

Post installation of the @KnowRoaming Global SIM "sticker". It goes on over the contacts on your existing SIM card. Going to be doing some more travel soon & this is easier than SIM swapping.  Permalink

“In popular terms, to be true, a meme must first be minimally viral so it can be meaningfully thought at all.” — Dodo Thoughts by @vgr  Permalink

Blockchain Governance 101 - Vlad Zamfir’s current thinking on the topic of blockchain governance, with a couple of different flavours possible. “if a coordination mechanism is legitimate, people will (justifiably) act like it’s a fact that people will use it”  Permalink

OK! I now have 1) micropub clients talking to 2) a micropub glue server, 3) pushing to git, pushing to Netlify, which builds my Jekyll blog, producing feeds that 4) @microdotblog cross posts to Twitter, Medium, and LinkedIn. Full write up here  Permalink

Setting up the office with proper supplies - ramen, Kind bars, Ethernet cabling & a few crypto specific items ;)  Permalink

It's past midnight, is it working yet?  Permalink

I may quite possibly be posting this via micropublish.net, to my own micropub server on Heroku, which turns it into Jekyll compatible md file and posts it to Github, which sends it to Netlify, which creates a feed for MicroBlog.  Permalink

I think I’m about to put “Full Time Open Sourcerer” on my business card. A lot more fun than Head of Operations & Community. More on this dev.to thread. (via @expede)  Permalink

Went to the Art Breakers market at Heritage Hall yesterday. Bought several prints & also collected business cards for some upcoming commissions I want to do.  Permalink

The Narcissus is a little cafe at the north end of Commercial, across from our storage unit. Run by Japanese owners, they are doing “matured” fruit drinks, which sit in simple syrup & are then served as sodas or flavoured lattes. @ The Narcissus Permalink

Starting to think about food & cooking oriented projects for 2018. This is a spaetzle maker, for making German egg noodles. Could we build a kitchen library in Vancouver for sharing space & under-used tools? Tag something you might want to share with #vancouverkl  Permalink

Finally got the pork belly lettuce wraps at Damso on Bute. Comes with scissors for cutting these giant pork chunks up. @ DAMSO on Bute Permalink