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I just created an RSS feed of my /now page! I haven't been very active in my blog, but I've kept updating this, so subscribe if you want see what I'm up to! noeldemartin.com/now/rss.xml

Also, thanks to @moodle for the purchase! I got it using EduCash, a training allowance they give to employees.

After 10+ years of making websites, you'd think I already know CSS. But I just signed up for Josh W. Comeau's course and I'm sure I will learn a lot!

You should check it out, and you can follow my experience taking the course in my website: noeldemartin.com/tasks/learnin

I never thought I'd say this, but I just learned about a Mastodon feature reading a Seth Godin blog post. Good times :D.

(I learned about the /explore page, no idea it existed)

I also seems like he's going to do something with Mastodon, which is great.

seths.blog/2022/11/some-though

If you're still worried about scalability, I've heard that pleroma.social scales even better for instances-of-one.

In any case, I hope this was useful to someone, and see you in the fediverse!

The only thing I've had to do on a regular basis is running the following command: `tootctl media remove`. And it's so rarely that I haven't even bothered scheduling it (even renewing SSL certificates is more annoying).

I also migrated servers once, whilst keeping the same domain. And it was also easier than expected: noeldemartin.social/@noeldemar

I guess that's because I don't have that many following/followers (117/781). But that's probably most people's situation anyways.

I know, I know. Not everyone is going to host their own instance. But for someone who has some tech skills and is already hosting something like their personal website, this could be easier than they expect.

I've been running all my websites on a 10$ Digital Ocean droplet and it's been mostly hands-off.

There's been some talk about Mastodon admins having scalability issues with the influx of new users the last couple of weeks. So I thought I'd share my experience running an instance-of-one for 4+ years.

When I started in 2018, I wanted to see how much of a headache it would be to maintain... And I'm happy to say it hasn't been a headache at all! Honestly, I'm surprised it's been so easy. Even with the recent increase in activity, I haven't noticed a hitch (hopefully I won't jinx it now xD).

Well, I know it's still 4 months away but I just made my reservations to attend 2023! I went back in 2019 and 2020 and it was great, so I'm looking forward to attending in person again :).

Let me know if you're around! fosdem.org

Yesterday I reached 2000 movies in my Media Kraken collection, and I've watched 1208. It will probably continue growing at a quicker rate than I watch them, but I love having my own list. I never have to wonder what to watch next when I'm in the mood for a movie :D.

I'll be in Amsterdam next week for and I'm looking for a co-working space to go on Monday. Any suggestions?

The Laravel conference I was going to attend in Amsterdam was cancelled, but it's finally been re-scheduled for April 26th. This time it looks a lot more sure to happen 🤞 See you there !

I've changed my avatar for the first in almost 8 years! And I've got @flicknelson@twitter.com to thank. For those who don't know him; he's designed the last couple of Laracon websites. So I'm very happy to both renew my image and strengthen my identity as a Laravel fanboy :).

We just opened a couple of positions for the Mobile Apps team at Moodle! A PHP developer and an Ionic developer. We are a small team based in Barcelona (working remotely), check it out if you want to join us.

apply.workable.com/moodle/j/88
apply.workable.com/moodle/j/43

As always, if you want to follow the updates about the project you can get them here: noeldemartin.com/now

It's been a long time in the making, but I finally have a visual update for my upcoming app! It's still work in progress, and I don't expect to release it at least until the beginning of next year, but it's starting to show its real form :)

Do you want to make apps using the protocol, but don't know where to start? This Wednesday I'm going to present a Hello World I've been working on, that just uses plain JavaScript and HTML (no frameworks!). Come and join the conversation! chat.0data.app/t/zero-data-swa

#ZeroData swap 4 will be a 'hello world' presentation with @noeldemartin and i for the simplest implementations for each protocol chat.0data.app/t/zero-data-swa

(still looking for a volunteer to do an easy @remotestorage or @fission integration)

In January I'll be traveling abroad for the first time in 2 years, and what better occasion than to attend in Amsterdam. I don't know how it took me this long to attend a Laravel conference, but it's finally going to happen. I'm super excited to meet my fellow artisans!

Some months ago I uninstalled WhatsApp from my phone, and it's been by far the most difficult technology to stop using... Only yesterday I was changing my internet provider, and they required me to have a WhatsApp account to confirm the appointment with the technician.

So I hope this "meta" thing doesn't catch on -.- about.fb.com/news/2021/10/face

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Noel's Mastodon

This is an instance-of-one managed by Noel De Martin.