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Rosano here, mesmerized to meet you all.

My home base is Montreal, but I travel often.

I usually say I work at the intersection of music, design, and technology. After making my own iOS apps for almost a decade, I now find myself drawn towards the open web and federated systems. I have experience with the piano, drums, and a little Ableton. I learn languages to meet new people.

Super excited to collide with the particles in this glorious kaleidoscope.✌🏽

@nolan How did you get the input elements and buttons in Pinafore to respond like they're native (without that kludgy split-second highlight on normal web pages web page)? I think Mastodon does it too.

Tried to cancel my Photoshop subscription to see what the terms are, and found an offer for 2 free months that instantly applied to my account. Going to try and use that window to detach.

This is a nice intro [in English] to Niklas Luhmann's Zettelkasten note-taking system.

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Sönke Ahrens: How to take smart notes

Tried to fix my rejected iOS app from last year by blocking youtube/soundcloud but still no sympathy from the orifice.

> Removing access or blocking specific URLs will not resolve the issue.
> The downloading feature must be completely removed from your application.

Remove the downloading feature from a file downloader app? Time to move on to the next project.

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A Disney Monopoly Is A Problem (According To Disney's Recess)

Pretty much the reason why I don't watch Marvel movies, nor the new Star Wars ones, nor anything that profits those fuckers.

Stuff in storage and one less set of house keys to carry. Travelling soon. Greetings from the suburbs of Toronto.

@somnius For a moment I thought it was you lounging on top of this extravagant tv.

Dave Hakkens made a robot vacuum cleaner concept in 2010 called the 'dust ball'

The resurrection of my personal data tracker has begun.

I started this in 2015 on iOS but got too busy to make any progress. Going to start again as a progressive web app.

First step, convert the icon to SVG.

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There's gonna come a time, sooner rather than later, when the big environmental advice making the rounds will be "stream less, maybe not at all," and a certain set of people are gonna absolutely melt down.

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Looking back on birdsite now, it sort of feels like a high school cafeteria, with a few bullies prowling around for a fight and a clique of gossipy popular kids trying to tear down anybody who doesn't conform, as well as a big crowd of gawkers. High school was never really my scene, so I'm glad to be out of there.

What is red wine vinegar good with? I'm struggling to like it in any way.

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If you train self-driving cars by getting people to identify driving hazards to prove they're human, then eventually cars will be able to log into all of our websites by themselves.

Disabling message notifications on iPhone has made my life better the last few weeks. I still allow icon badge counts and audio dings, but when wake my phone there are no snippets of communication that might be distract me - just a blank lock screen with the time. My mind tends to start 'working on it' as soon as I see a message, so it's a relief to finally choose the moment to give attention to email and texts. I would recommend giving it a try if you have similar inclinations.

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Stop 👏 Using 👏 Facebook

So many reasons, why you should consider closing your #Facebook account. Here is a nice documented list:

Sacha Baron Cohen nulls the monarchs of Silicon Valley. Pour some maple syrup on this and serve hot 🔥

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