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My name is Noel and I am a developer with a mission to create work that makes the world a better place.

You can find more about me on my website & blog:

Most of my toots and boosts will probably talk about , and .

Other of my interests are , , , , , , , etc.

I guess if I want to charge it as fast as possible, I can always apply the ultimate "battery saving mode": turning it off.

I wonder why my phone doesn't allow activating "battery saving mode" when charging. Wouldn't it charge faster?

Mastodon is awesome, I just favorited a bot's toot, I'm not sure I have ever done that in the birdsite.

In case you're wondering, it was @alt_text

I just found out the app I use to listen podcasts has a "hidden" stats page. And I've realized how much time I spend listening to them. I enjoy them, but I consume them mostly when I cannot do anything else like reading or programming (basically exercise/commuting). Bittersweet.

I'm sure if I eliminated my commute there are some I would still keep listening thou :D.

There are two kinds of developers: the ones who rely on logging output and the ones who use a debugger.

I fall on the first category, but today I had to use a debugger (I needed to find a memory leak).

It was a good experience, so be sure to combine both to get the best of both worlds!

about this awesome website: Check how much adding that sweet node package will cost you (file size/download speed).

Please boost if it’s okay to befriend you, ask questions, ask for advice, rant, vent, let something off your chest, or just have a nice chat.

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I just noticed my tracker blocker had to block Twitter SDK and Google Analytics from an official website from my government where I had to submit official documentation... How far can this go? We all now the next inevitable step is having them in our home.

Well after 5 years my Nexus 7 tablet has decided to stop working (can't install new apps). This after years of not even getting security updates. Disappointing that this happens when the device is perfectly fine. So I guess this is a good opportunity to install . If I'm happy with the experience, I'll probably do the same with my phone, another device working perfectly fine that hasn't got security updates for years.

@daibarnes What you mention in the podcast about "just entertainment" is interesting. I think the same piece of content, depending how the target receives it, can be just entertainment or a meaningful experience. Like most things the value is in the eyes of the beholder. One good example of the opposite is how deep topics like philosophy are taught in schools and many students are bored out of their minds.

Looking for a new position that fits my values is tough. I've been thinking about it and I decided to write it down, check it out. Also, let me know if you are aware of an opportunity where I can fit! Mostly looking for a remote fullstack/frontend/backend developer position.

I've been reading about and I am surprised to see that it's, conceptually, almost the same as a project I had been incubating for months. I haven't decided if I will start contributing to solid or continue on my own (or a combination of both). In case you want to check out what I was doing (it's still not even close to release), check it out in those repos:

It is annoying when a page whose whole purpose is to complete a form (login page, 2FA code confirmation, etc) doesn't have any input focused by default.

Every time I see the construct `if ($foobar === true) { ... }`, a little part of me dies.

Ok, about my issues with Thunderbird (last toot), false alarm. Turns out it's normal that me, the sender, can see everyone else's direction. I was confused because I also added myself as one of the recipients, and I could see everyone's email in the received message as well. Which is weird.

I just sent an email using BCC with Thunderbird and it didn't hide the emails for other recipients 😱 maybe it's time to stop using it, can you guys recommend any good email client that works in linux?

I just got a cookie notice in an app :/ Yes, an installed app, not a PWA. Is that weird or is it me?

Ok migration done! It was easier than expected 😀.

So I moved from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 using a new machine. I use docker so I didn't have to rebuild the database, I just copied the files over.

Some stats:

- It took ~1 hour of work.
- In roughly 2 weeks that I've been in Mastodon, my instance has accumulated ~932MB of media and ~19MB database.
- I have not noticed the "downtime" at all, If anyone talked to me or something let me know, but I don't think it happened.

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