Hey friends! Tomorrow is my 40th birthday. I would love to feel connected to all of you. If you are so inclined, here's my ask for Wednesday: Send me a photo of either something that delights you and/or something that reminds you of me. Reply, DM or email ck at christi3k dot net.

You can send a caption or explanation if you want, but it's not required.

What I'm going to do is make a collage of all the photos and print it out. It'll be a kind of collective birthday card, I suppose.

TIL Docker punches holes in your firewall until you're machine is wide open. docs.docker.com/network/iptabl

If I can figure out how to get k8s/minikube to use my local docker images, I might not need the internet at all for my OSCON talk next week.

(If you're wondering why I'm doing this at all ... still giving a Terraform talk even though I'm not at HC any longer ... Well, I still wanted to go to OSCON.)

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Anyway, because I can't tell birdsite...I got OpenFaas running on minikube on my MBA 11". And the OpenFaaS provider for Terraform works!

birdsite is down and I feel all alone and oh yeah mastodon and why haven't I done more to cultivate things over here?

@christi3k Oh I think I figured it out.
Smart single quote: ’
Straight single quote: '

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Is anyone seeing 9’s instead of apostrophes/single quotes in toots? I am seeing this on Tootle. Not sure which character is the problematic one. It’s not consistent and I don’t know how to a non-smart single quote on iOS to compare.

Fresh episode of the Recompiler podcast!

Episode 68: Celebrating Prime Day

This week we’re talking about the ethics of corporate research and how your data is used, Twitter’s developer API changes, how Amazon Prime Day went, and more.


Still thinking about Gerv’s death and the legacy of problematic community members. I was distracted for a bit by that home owner equity options thing but then I saw Mitchell Baker’s post about him.

Have been trying to shoot a flying dragonfly for a while now. It has proven to be incredibly difficult, since the camera keeps focusing on the background. This one turned out fairly decent, though :) #photo #insect #dragonfly

Speaking of the Patreon problem... will you all send me payment links for indie tech folks who need support? I'm doing a round-up next week

Ok and we're going to do an article on funding alternatives and how they pencil out


On the internet, everyone knows you're a cat — and that's totally okay.