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look, people are weird about tumblr, but the entire site has been sidetracked for about a week on the spice used in the hungarian national dish back in the 19th century so we know whether or not we can accurately mock jonathan harker-dracula

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Post about how I implemented the #indieweb and #webmentions on my static site. A few people expressed interest in such a write-up, I hope they weren't looking for something less dependent on third-parties...

This implementation works, I know what everything's doing and why. It's okay, but I'm aware it's the weakest part of my website, plus the only one where an actual third-party is involved.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy: @pete @tagomago @obsolete29 @CrowderSoup

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Since we're all excited about the image of Sagittarius A*, here's a different view of the central regions of our galaxy.

In January the MeerKAT telescope in South Africa released a stunning radio dataset. In the image below I colorised it using what we call spectral index, which tells us what causes this radio emission, like electrons accelerated by magnetic fields.

Sgr A* would be an tiny spec at the center of this image.

More info:

#astronomy #astrophotography

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Lunar Eclipse in partial phase with stacked HDRs. Notice the improved detail over the last version I've posted.

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What’s a good #IndieWeb or #PersonalWebsite alternative to #Flickr? Some way of housing a photostream and most importantly albums of photos. What about videos?

Would a #StaticSiteGenerator do it?

#WebDev #Photography

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I'm happy to introduce our new ultra-low tech CMS for smol, accessible websites. The goal was to make something that could be self-hosted, but friendly enough for people who don't SFTP or use a terminal. 3 PHP files, Apache, and Gemtext. Should work on any dumb old Apache host; a technical person could manage many of these for friends and family with zero maintenance. Happy to answer any questions or take bug reports.


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Canada geese goslings between daisies. Daisies are called "Gooseflowers" in German:

"Gänseküken zwischen Gänseblümchen."

#cobrachicken #vogelflausch #birdphotography #kanadagans

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child death, but positive news? still a very heavy topic but it's a good development 


My husband is a pharmacist and pointed out that this also impacts the ability of doctors to safely anesthetize some patients, because sometimes they need to use a paralytic and if they can test for this enzyme they can have a much better chance of predicting how well their patient will recover

but also


I hope this brings some small measure of peace to parents blaming themself for the loss of an infant to SIDS. Because it wasn't that the mattress was wrong or there was a blanket nearby or whatever whatever because blankets don't fuck up obscure baby brain enzymes

it's a fucking enzyme thing

And I read this research was at least partially crowdfunded too, so we can maybe add another tally to the Seizing The Means Of Research Production victory column.

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Here it is. The first picture of the Milky Way's #blackhole.

Incredible that we can do this.

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And I just remembered I ran into exactly the same problem on one of my hobbyist pages a couple of months ago, only with a completely different stack generating the file and a completely different program reading it.

No wonder I didn't think of it at first.

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1. See a bunch of broken characters in output.
2. Set up test case to explicitly convert latin1 to utf8.
3. Baffle at the inability to break the test case in the way the real code is broken.
4. Look at HTTP headers on real code.
5. Delete testcase & fix the damn header.

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Had an interesting start to a conversation yesterday about Mastodon servers, and the driving philosophy under them.

And how you're either aiming to create a service or a community, and how these actually have different motivations and requirements.

And I thought that was interesting.

Because these days buying single-use foo would be irresponsible.

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The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.