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the weather today is magical. hot but there's a nice breeze. working from home, outside, under an umbrella. feels good.

garden failure: thought I transplanted a hazelnut but when I went to check on how it was doing I noticed that the whole plug was just sitting on top of some mulch. been like that for days. maybe it's dead, maybe it's not. stuck it in the dirt, watered it deeply, and hoped for the best.

Another plant I thought was dead: Jack-in-the-pulpit. Was given some last summer and it promptly died after I planted it... Or so I thought! It's a lovely, native addition to my shade garden. toot.cat/media/20PvW8c9Pknyqqr

My 10 yr old son made a cat cabin and now I want to be a cat.

It has windows and an anteroom off the back. And little cat toys hanging from the ceiling.

Gotta love long weekends for creativity!

#cats #mastocats #catsofmastodon

Spreading praying mantis around the garden is my people's tradition for celebrating the GDPR.

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had one of those zero motivation days yesterday and despite having a couple hours of time to spend in the garden working on my long backlog of tasks, I did nothing instead. maybe tonight I'll have some motivation.

birb news: saw the first red breasted grosbeak of the year at my feeder. I guess they are relatively common but don't come to feeders often.

just bought a new Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 for a pretty decent price, less than I've ever spent on a new phone. I looked at a bunch of other phones but this one just seemed good considering how affordable it is.

farewell, nexus 5 with a broken screen and a battery that doesn't hold charge and turns off after it reaches 50% for some reason that I bought used on ebay 3 years ago.

I did a quick count of all the edible plants I am growing (annuals and perennials alike) or attempting to grow and came up with 30. not too shabby. hoping to increase that number a lot more in the coming years.

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Check out my (~15m) talk at @opendevconf@twitter.com where I explain why it's critical that free/libre/open source software projects shouldn't rely on proprietary tools: youtube.com/watch?v=U_nK6nP_RC

It's a talk version of mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tool from 2010. Sadly still relevant.

@metnix ah yeah I guess this is US only. I didn't realize that at first.

hey fellow gardeners! I just discovered a neat website called Chip Drop that connects gardeners to arborists looking to get rid of wood chips. maybe you are interested? I just signed up so I don't know how active it is. we'll see!


@maloki hi i'm dave. I mostly toot about gardening, sometimes software. curious to see how your develops!