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Hello new folks! ๐Ÿ‘‹ Since everyone is doing it, I'll post another . I am relatively new to Mastodon myself, but I've found a community here that is welcoming, tolerant and friendly. Hope you'll have the same experience.

I toot about , and general related topics.

I regularly look through the tag for new people with similar interests, but if I miss you, give me a follow or send me a message, and I'll follow you back. ๐Ÿ™‚

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So, apparently it was "scheduled maintenance" (that they need two whole days to perform). Maybe put up a notice next time?

At first glance, it looks like things are back, but after filling out the form, you find out that the payment processing system is still down. ๐Ÿ™„

AND they are closed, because its the weekend, so I cannot even call them. ๐Ÿ˜•

Corporations Canada's website has been down for hours now and I need to file my annual information return. *Pulls hair out* This is my fault for waiting until the due date to file, isn't it?

PSA: Hey new users, if you get stuck with something, feel free to ask for help. You can even ask me although I might not always have the answer. Just remember that this isn't birdsite, it's the happy place we all make it, together.

Hey all, I guess with the influx of newcomers, this is a fine time to shill this #contentWarning wall #tool I made a while ago that nobody uses:

redflag.ga

It goes beyond #CWs by actually throwing up a big red wall with the content warning before people actually go to the link. Simple but effective for sharing links that might be sensitive!

Plus on other sites that show image previews of links, this shows the red warning instead of any potentially harmful images!

#CW #trigger

@p0peax @jerry @crowd42 Thanks! Upon leaving high school several years ago, I decided not to attend uni (at least not immediately). But now I'm quite excited to go, so I am glad to have the opportunity ๐Ÿ™‚

I have a tenuous relationship with most static analysis tools, but I really like shellcheck. Bash has so many gotchas, its nice having a tool that remembers all the esoteric constructs for me, because heaven knows I won't.

Great article by @jerry

"We have to accept that there *will* be electronic voting. We have to accept that our refrigerators, toaster, toilet, and gym shoes *will* be connected to the Internet some day, if not already. We donโ€™t have to like these things"

infosec.engineering/no-true-in

Not to count my chickens before they ๐Ÿฃ, but I think I /may/ have avoided financial ruin today! Hopefully I can get some ๐Ÿ’ค tonight for the first time this week.

Just received a password reset request from my domain registrar which I didn't initiate. ๐Ÿ˜ถ

Had a moment of panic when I couldn't remember the password I used to encrypt my phone backup in iTunes. Turns out it was a randomly-generated one that I saved in 1Password 2 years ago. Thanks past self!

Also: "I hate how loud this MacBook Pro keyboard is!" is a sentence that no human has ever uttered. But, congrats on making it quieter, I guess ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ

Even if Apple fixed the dust issue in the newest MBP (they are explicitly saying they didn't because there is no dust problem, silly ๐Ÿ™„), I still don't want a "butterfly" keyboard. I'm not even particularly fond of key travel; I *hate* mechanical keyboards. However, there needs to be *some* travel. It is so sad to me that Apple has ruined what IMO was the best keyboard on any notebook computer ever.

Handed my iPhone in today to have it's battery replaced and now that I've been without it for a few hours, I've already noticed how dependent I am on it. This week is going to be interesting ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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