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Hi everyone! I've moved over here from, since my enthusiasm far outstripped any sort of actual talent I had, haha.

I live in Western Sydney with my lovely wife Kristina and our half dachshund/half Maltese dog Beanie, and am a hobbyist coder and photographer, Apple enthusiast, and general all-round geek.

Food, meat 

And then we went out for Italian!

We WERE going to go for Thai and had made a booking, but Kristina got a very apologetic phone call this afternoon saying that they had to close the whole restaurant down because something had gone wrong in the kitchen and they were going to be closed for like a week because the whole floor needed to be taken up.

We'd been to this Italian place before MANY years ago but had zero memory of how it was. Turns out, really good! They had a brownie tiramisu for dessert that I really wanted to try but by the time I finished the pizza I was STUFFED. And this was just the medium pizza, not even the large one.

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Another visit from @wobin, another game of Warhammer Underworlds! Beanie was really good, we didn't even need to break out the treats to get him to stop barking.

The Underworlds game was very one-sided, Kristina won 12-7-7 and I only scored my last three glory at the VERY end of the whole game.

Hi fediverse! Boosts appreciated on this one.

I’m part of a co-op building a platform for artists to sell art without getting exploited. I’ve been working on it for a while but there’s a lot of work to do and I could use some help. A ton of the main features are in place, but there’s still some big gaps and a lot of polish left before it can launch.

The platform is fully open source and developed in the open. It’s built on Phoenix/Elixir and Tailwindcss. Our co-op is already incorporated and established and it’s open to members that want to actually commit but you don’t need to be a member to contribute or help.

Does this sound interesting? I’d love some help! I’m also happy to answer questions. And no, you don’t need to know Elixir already. It’s pretty easy to learn for the things you’d be using it for. Even some design help would be welcome. Feel free to reply here or DM me!


This is the ideal scroll bars. You may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like.

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Fitness (+) 

I am now officially discharged from the exercise physiologist! 🎉

When we started a few months ago, she had a "force meter" device where it was attached to my ankle at the front and I'd sit down and pull as hard as I could backwards. My right leg measured ~13kg and my left was 11kg. Today we did it again, and the right leg was 20kg and the left was 24kg!

I'm not at the point yet where I'm able to have the elliptical up to where I used to use it (previously I was at 12˚ incline, 14 resistance out of a maximum of 20, right now I'm at 2˚ incline with 7 resistance) but that'll just be a matter of building up to it.


Accessible masto onboarding 

Is there an accessible masto onboarding/wiki already in existence for new users, especially less techy ones? And if not, would anyone like to help me make one? I'm pretty OK at writing training guides and would love to be able to share a resource like this with new users when they log in to the mastodon platform so they can get used to things, esp etiquette things that we are learning over time and wtf is going on. Most folks on earth won't be able to participate rn

Coding is serious business. I made the timeline drunk.

Lemme turn a harp sideways, put it in a box, and hit the strings with a bunch of tiny hammers

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General question for my #nonbinary folks: have any of you changed your gender marker to X on your passport and actually traveled with it? I'm curious what your experience was at the border. (Doesn't have to be coming from USA)

We actually finished the game! 😮 I lost, partially because we weren't playing with the extra bits to allow for more victory points to simplify things, but also because there was so much to keep track of I kept forgetting about various abilities. Still, keen for the next game!

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I'm in the office today to play some Kill Team after work, and am up on Level 30 this time. Love the view from up here!

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Welcome to thundertoot! A Mastodon Instance for 'straya