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I’ve only just realised that I forgot to do a proper when I first joined this instance, so here goes!
I’m Tom! I am originally from Japan, and come from a visual arts and performance background. I’m currently teaching as a high school teacher in Aotearoa, NZ.

Lately I have found a lot of inspiration from people involved in communities such as this one, and have been working on small web projects in my spare time. Thank you for having me!

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As far as platforms/services go, this one as well as are.na are the ones I love the most and am more than happy to pay for ^^

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If you're at all into Scala, take a look at Metals (A language server for Scala). I've had the privilege to work on it lately, and I love the idea behind the language server protocol (microsoft.github.io/language-s). It's also been cool to work on something I didn't think I had the skills understand.

github.com/scalameta/metals

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Betteridge's law of headlines is an adage that states: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no".

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betterid

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I want to slowly starting moving to doing non-guided meditation and see how that goes. It would mean that I don’t have to be reliant on a device

Have been meditating semi-frequently for the past 6 months, and it is easily one of the best things I’ve ever committed to. I find myself to be a lot less reactive to things, and (while it may be placebo) has lifted my overall mood considerably ^^

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There is nothing wrong with missing the target.

Just keep aiming for it.

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Recently finished front/back-end dev on a new catalogue for this bookstore in Montreal (working with a local communications co-op). They were previously keeping records for 200,000 books in Wordpress (!).

Before this project I had never implemented someone else's frontend, always my own, I think my life must have been luxurious…

Proud of the site anyway, Rails/Elasticsearch/pure CSS/cron jobs/blablabla

zonelibre.ca

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