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👋 I'm a software developer, working on web and mobile at a big Omaha-based railroad.

I'm an organizer of a few local meetups, including ojug.org/ and nebraskajs.com/

I love building marginally useful hardware projects, like this Bluetooth-enabled bike light: steele.blue/web-bluetooth-bike

I'm a big fan of cycling, whether it's commuting year-round, racing gravel and cyclocross on my singlespeed, or live-streaming Zwift races.

Increasing user satisfaction: 6 eng-hours
Product research: 14 eng-hours
Pushing useless interaction KPIs higher through "by the way" prompts: 2,200 eng-hours
Bug fixes: 7 eng-hours
New features: 30 eng-hours

Someone who is good at product management please help, my voice assistant division is losing billions of dollars a year

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Can't wait to see what Tumblr's implementation will look like if they do actually implement ActivityPub, given the truly bonkers bugs on the platform.

Let me toot at no notes ghost, cowards

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It's worth noting that Owncast does this really well. The docs clearly detail what enabling ActivityPub will do, in both directions owncast.online/docs/social/

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I like the concept behind apps interacting with each other via ActivityPub, but its execution is pretty hit or miss.

For example: I can make an account on a Pixelfed server and post photos, and I can follow it with a Mastodon account, and the photos will show up on my timeline. Neat!

But, I can't go the opposite way. Replies/faves/posts from Mastodon don't make it to Pixelfed. Seems like it might be a bug: github.com/pixelfed/pixelfed/i

No clear answer in the docs: docs.pixelfed.org/technical-do

"furlongs per pint" sounds like total nonsense but it's exactly the same as miles per gallon

so you can literally just substitute it in

Cold weather biking tip: if your brake levers are metal, wrap them in a layer of gaffer’s tape. It helps reduce cold touch points, without having to buy carbon. Helps more than you’d think!

Via Guitar Ted g-tedproductions.blogspot.com/

Hey I've been hearing a lot about ActivityPub could someone please tell me how it works?!?!?!?! THANKS!

@matt gonna try this again next week, an hour at threshold isn’t compatible with a fever!

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Want to see more of the Fediverse beyond Mastodon?

I just enabled ActivityPub integration on my server - you can follow it like any Mastodon account, and be notified when I go live: @matt

I've been using a webhook to post when I go live, but this is a way cleaner integration, so I'll likely shut it off soon.

Zwift racing tomorrow, come watch me suffer!

owncast.online/docs/social/

Brief book review: Ella Minnow Pea

This was a fun little novel! It's set on an island founded by the inventor of the phrase "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog", which is embossed onto tiles in the town square.

As the glue starts to give out under the tiles, the town's council believe it to be a sign, and outlaw use of the letters that fall.

It's an epistolary book, so as more letters are outlawed, the author has to stop using them, down to only 5 by the end!
goodreads.com/book/show/16200.

Headlines like “Will this new Mastodon thing survive?” are funny when you’ve been on here for 5+ years

the first rule of No Doubt Club is don’t speak

If you'd like follow some excellent #Nebraska (USA) local journalism please check out @flatwaterfreepress
I'm the volunteer who is publishing their stories to the Fediverse, so if I could be doing a better job please yell at me. I'm kind of excited we've got 35 followers so far on the Fedi. :) #Omaha #Lincoln

My (51M) microservices (>1000RPCs) have unionized

eye contact 

And hey while I’m at it, found a photo of me at Carhenge this summer while biking across Nebraska this summer. Serious business, it is

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I haven't moved instances before, but I'm a little bummed I can't seem to transfer posts from my old instance (@mattdsteele@octodon.social) to the new.

My personal site (steele.blue) has been rewritten at least 4 times over the years, but I've been able to keep the same `posts/` folder, across multiple hosts and tech stacks.

If Mastodon is "just blogging" (an analogy from @simon I quite like), I feel like not having a way to abandon years of my post's history is a step backward.

New instance, so time for an !

👋 I'm a software developer, working on web and mobile at a big Omaha-based railroad.

I'm an organizer of a few local meetups, including ojug.org/ and nebraskajs.com/

I love building marginally useful hardware projects, like this Bluetooth-enabled bike light: steele.blue/web-bluetooth-bike

I'm a big fan of cycling, whether it's commuting year-round, racing gravel and cyclocross on my singlespeed, or live-streaming Zwift races.

carhenge.club

A Mastodon instance for devotees of Carhenge, a pile of cars in Nebraska.