Problem Solver. Software Architect. Entrepreneur.
Working at Moodle to empower educators to improve our world.
Making Solid apps on the side — solidproject.org.
After working on it for a long time, I'm finally ready to release my new app: Umai 😋️
Can't wait to see your recipes 👨🍳️
I submitted a talk proposal for FOSDEM, and I'm glad to announce that it's been accepted 🥳! FOSDEM will be held the 4th & 5th of February in Brussels.
I hope to see you there :D.
Aha! But apparently, it hasn't read my personal website xD
Which is interesting, because I'm pretty sure more people have read my website than the Soukai documentation. So it is interesting to see that it prioritizes GitHub content, whatever it is, over any run-of-the-mill personal website.
I just tried asking #ChatGPT some things about my library Soukai, and I'm very surprised that it knew about it. Sure, it answered mostly what is already written in the documentation, and the code snippets weren't 100% right. But I'm surprised that it knew it at all.
Also, thanks to @moodle for the purchase! I got it using EduCash, a training allowance they give to employees.
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.
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: https://noeldemartin.social/@noeldemartin/100788065871626613
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).
I'll be in Amsterdam next week for #LaraconEU 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 #LaraconEU!
#NewProfilePic I've changed my avatar for the first in almost 8 years! And I've got @firstname.lastname@example.org 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.