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Hi! I’m Joe. I like to write computer programs, and I also do that at work. I’m a development lead at an email company, and I help run a literary journal called failbetter. In the past, I managed the digitization unit at a university library.

I care deeply about open access, leftist politics, sustainability, and veganism. I read a lot — mostly sci-fi. I’m a hobbyist photographer, and often share my photos under open licenses.

It’s nice to meet you!

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here's the completed build! I present... the Game Boy Pocket SP. it's a Game Boy Pocket motherboard in a custom shell I designed to resemble the GBA SP. to fit the motherboard into the shell, I cut it in half, and then designed a custom flex PCB to connect the two halves through the hinge. i'm using an aftermarket LCD from Cloud Game Store and Gil Tesa's USB-C charging mod for the internal battery. that neat Link's Awakening label is from

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While cleaning up the boat, I found two small black notebooks. We started paging through them, to see if we should keep them. The notebooks were full of sketches, interspersed with shopping lists, and incomplete logs from earlier sailing trips we'd done.

We found logs detailing our very first attempt at sailing offshore, our sail down the US West Coast and Mexico, and our passage from Tonga to New Zealand.

Rekka transcribed the logs today.

Anyone have any leads for music rehearsal spaces in Philadelphia? The place my band used to practice no longer exists. Bonus points for adjacency to South Philly, but I can go just about anywhere.

I get the "Tetris effect"[1] so easily, and have for my entire life; I think I've played about four hours of Mario Kart over the course of the past two days, and I'm seeing blue shell indicators and course patterns where I should prepare to drift overlaid everything I see, but even more strongly when I close my eyes


I am always so pleased to get a positive response to the “I actually would much prefer to talk over email instead of on the phone” question

Recently back on IRC channels; I had thought that the community had really fallen off, but it turns out I hadn't found the right servers!

Every Spoon record is just so unbelievably good

Negativity, cars, Philadelphia 

Any traffic engineer who ever worked on Lincoln Drive in Philadelphia should have a sentient, automated drone follow them around that will prevent them from ever being involved in public works ever again

Wednesday are an extremely good band; every month they release a kind of video blog. It’s so delightful, and I look forward to it every time.

We have discovered the future of internet security

(dangerous hardware joke)

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Found jellyfish spawn point. The water is warm, with very little outflow, where fresh water from the mountains meet the brine.

RFC5321 supports bare TLDs being used as email addresses, and 23 TLDs have MX records

I think the next step is to email the ones that seem valid and aren't e.g. "" and ask them if the mailbox is monitored

They’re repaving Tasker Street in South Philadelphia, so they stripped off some asphalt, temporarily revealing cobblestones underneath.

I wish they’d go back to the cobbles; they’re inconvenient for cyclists, but they’d force motorists to drive more safely in this neighborhood.

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