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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!

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 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.

As always, if you want to follow the updates about the project you can get them here:

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!

#ZeroData swap 4 will be a 'hello world' presentation with @noeldemartin and i for the simplest implementations for each protocol

(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 -.-

This is apparently year-old news, but I just found out you can create Emoji mashups in Android and that's awesome :D.

For example, 🌶️ + 💘 =

One of the reasons why I am working with Solid is that it embraces interoperability as one of its core values. But there is a lot of nuance about what that looks like in practice. In this blog post, I share my thoughts on the topic.

I've just released an alpha version of an app I'm working on. It's not production-ready, but I'd appreciate it if you give me some feedback:

Today makes 10 years since I started my journey as a developer! Here's what it's been like and what I've learned.

Like #RSS? Know #CSS? I created a tool to generate RSS feeds from arbitrary websites using CSS selectors.
And it's called... Feed me up, Scotty!


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Noel's Mastodon

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