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(Re-)Introduction 

Started an alt for @FiXato here on toot.cat to see if is a closer match to what I want out of a , feature-wise.
So, it's time for a re-introduction:

Who am I?

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I'm FiXato, a stay-at-home father of a two-year-old I often refer to as .
While I was born in the Netherlands, I've been living in northern Norway for quite some time now.

What do I do?

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In day-to-day life I take care of our son while the missus is at work, and when I have some spare time and headspace, I like to tinker on my various coding projects.

Aside from that, I like to play some mobile Android games such as , and .

Overview in hashtags:

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Ooh, this Nintendo GameBoy link cable to USB adapter is super nifty.

I wonder how hard it would be to implement a GameBoy Printer emulator with WebUSB to download pictures from the GameBoy Camera?

youtube.com/watch?v=KtHu693wE9

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I've got my #gemini pod up and running! 🎉

You can check it out at: gemini://josipantolis.from.hr

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Apparently the new audacity owners are adding telemetry to it :/ This is....concerning. Especially because that PR discussion has _zero_ opposition to the feature being added

github.com/audacity/audacity/p

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@FiXato I suspect that it comes from "ergens wijs mee zijn" which means "to be happy with something" it roughly means nice/fun in that context. As songs usually were a happy thing back in the olden times, a "wijsje" maybe the diminutive form might be stemming from that origin. Which in that context means something more like "something fun" or "a fun thing".

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Fuck Proprietary Skills

People don't learn how to program, but learn how to S3 or EC2, people don't learn how to illustrate but how to Photoshop, or how to C4D. "Oh, I couldn't possibly make music without Ableton.." This is sad.

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anyway i think we have established that the ducktales theme slaps in every language

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Image description:

Mark Hamill, the actor who played Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, holding up a sign with one hand, while pointing at the viewer / camera with his other.

The sign has a picture of Geordi La Forge wearing his iconic VISOR, and the text "May LaForge Be With You".

(LeVar Burton, the actor who originally posted the image, played the role of La Forge, a character from the science fiction series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" who was born blind and uses his VISOR to interpret the electromagnetic spectrum.)

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I'm not terribly well investen in #scifi, so, question to the hive-mind: Is there any well-know SciFi media thing that features cyborgs and includes people chosing cyborg bodies that are not humanoid?
Besides Battle Angel Alita?

reblogs for reach would be nice :)

I actually couldn't resist, and made a new version, with an added reference to the programming language instead. ;)

"May FORTH be with Boo" on Imgur.com

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What do you do when the website frontend of list of outlet products in your local electronics store is impossible to use?

Right, you write your own script that scrapes the data via requests to the the / calls use.

(Webshop in question was loading products page by page, and only then filters the results by your selected local store... meaning you often get only 1 or 2 results added, before you have to trigger the infinite scroll again...)

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I have only just learned that Orange Pekoe tea does not actually have any orange in it. teaguardian.com/quality-variet

uses his toy saw to separate the two halves of a chocolate cream biscuit. ><

Dear , if you need a settings page, can you please make sure your fucking isn't visible on the actual cookie policy settings page?

Or at the very least make sure it doesn't fucking obscure the options?

In other words, don't be like the fucking idiots who designed .

alcohol, accessibility RateBeer website 

I was looking up a , and its entry on came up.

Somehow though, I don't think that having your blurb about being dedicated to as your site's snippet is very useful information to show up in search results:

«RateBeer is committed to improving the accessibility of our website for all users, including those with disabilities. If you experience issues or difficulties accessing any information on our site as a result of a disability, we want to hear from you. Please contact us at disabilityaccommodation@anheuser-busch.com with your contact information, the web address where you experienced the issue, and a brief description of the problem.»
Screenshot of DuckDuckGo search results showing the aforementioned blurb as RateBeer.com's page/site description

worse though is that I had to turn of to even be able to see the contents of the site:
Screenshot of a blank page

Of course visiting it with JS on doesn't make it much better, with various banners and overlays taking the focus away from the actual contents.


Screenshot of RateBeer.com's page for the Hansa Mango IPA beer
(Detailed description in attached media's alt text.)

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Arthurian Cyberlegend pun 

Sir Cams-a-lot and the Bytes of the Bound IPTables.

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