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I'm Nat, or icco. I've been building software since the early 2000s. I love building cli and web tools, and spend a lot of time . I try to do everything in the open, so all of my personal code in FOSS, and most of my thoughts are public on subdomains of

When I'm not writing code, I like hiking, fly fishing, reading, writing, and listening to and making music.

So excited that I'll be attending "norns/habitus"! - I've never attended a class around making music before, so really curious how this will go. Plus it's at the Monome HQ!

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Community blessing of the fields by seven different religious leaders at our community farm. Here's to a great Spring!

icco boosted @josias just in case yall were wondering, i misremembered the function, but here is what I was looking for

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Rebuilt and merged my public wiki into it. Still redoing a bunch of content, but I'm happy with the new look. Code at

I shared this on the birdsite a little while ago, but figured I'd share how much money I've made from my two nonfiction computer programming books. Note this is pre-taxes, but just what I get from publishers, and not raw sales.

I view sharing information as the goal, not making money, in these endeavors, but it still shocks me when I look at this chart.

Writing fiction takes such a complete different headspace than nonfiction did. Kind of amazes me. Requires a lot more work to get into and stay in. Didn't have this issue when I was younger.

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In 2019, pipenv made no releases. Changeset helped them get back on track in 2020, and they stayed on track in 2021. Their first 2022 release just came out. How I did it, in ~15 hours of work:

I also spoke about it at openSUSE:

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I'm putting together a book of fiction short stories based on location, technology, nature and art. It'll be available for free at, but if you want a physical copy, you can back the project at

This work is inspired by all of the amazing things folks have posted on Merveilles over the past two years. I know I'm not the most active user, but you all inspire me constantly.

I learned about the amazing proquints (an easy to pronounce UUID) a few years ago, but today took the time to write out a simplified version of the algorithm:

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are there any 'dumbphone' (feature phone) users here on the fediverse? which phone do you use and why? whats your preferred phone? how'd you make the switch?

Gave a talk at work yesterday to inspire folks about the project we're working on to the whole company. Never done a hype talk like that before, but it seems it was well received! Yay!

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Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.