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I'm Geoff. I have lived in parts of Texas, great lakes areas, and a new state.

I have a fine arts/nonprofit background but I write software now.

I'm interested in and will sometimes post about:

/ functional programming

dank shitposts

I joined in the winter/spring of 2017 and moved to after

Brb. Gonna set up a account to try it on for size.

Gardenposting, cactus edition 🌵 

A couldn't resist picking up a pachanoi at the garden store six weeks ago because it was showing signs of forming buds.

The first flower opened yesterday but it rained really hard and I couldn't collect any pollen. Thankfully, the second (and only other) flower opened up tonight and I was able to get some.

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about 4 days ago i had this incredibly stupid musical idea and it keep hearing it in my head. it won't go away

so i've had to actually create it

i present to you: the

the slamming will continue until the back of my dragula improves

I think my talk with Natalie at ElixirConf went ok! Now I can enjoy the rest.

You know those really annoying websites that ask you to fill out a form but they won’t let you paste? So you have to (for example) carefully type a long bank account number by hand instead of just pasting it?

Turns out there are browser extensions that can prevent specified sites from turning off paste.

In Chrome: “Don't F*** With Paste,” by Jacob Swanner. (

In Firefox: “Don't Fuck With Paste,” by Aaron R, based on the Chrome extension. (

It’s kind of sad watching chunks of Fedi having to relearn lessons from the 90’s like “running a community website is hard, and the ‘community’ part is harder than the ‘website’ part”

And “any entitled, demanding users in the community will tend to rapidly push the people donating their time and money to run the site to just pack up and quit”

Maybe don’t be a dick to your instance admins and mods — when it’s not worth it to run a community as a volunteer, corps end up doing it for profit, and we’ve already seen how that pans out

Shoptalk, conferences 

Anyone going to Elixir Conf this week?

I considered running a single user pleroma instance but maybe I don't want to manage all that stuff for myself.

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Now that cybre dot space is getting sunset, what instance should I try to move to?

you're telling me a king sized this mattress

The mineral #pyrite also known as fool's gold, is an iron sulfide with the chemical formula FeS₂. It can be found in nature with almost perfect cubic formations like these ones

when I prepare OBS scenes with live effects, my standin for the green screen actor is always this Shiba. they are a very good boy!

Typo, correction 


Wow I cannot type on the phone. I don't want to delete and redraft a post that has been up all night just to fix a typo though.

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