I'm Alex, a technologist from Calgary, Canada. This is my blog.

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Mastodon Is Too Heavy for Its Own Good

💀 Warning: This Article Is Poorly Written With the ongoing collapse of Twitter, there has been a lot of talk about the Fediverse, and primarily Mastodon, which in spite of it probably not wanting to be, is the flagship in the ActivityPub fleet. I want to preface this by saying that I think Mastodon is really great software from the user side. It’s a very powerful tool and deserves all the credit it gets for it’s UI, it’s filtering features, and it’s very in-depth profile settings.…
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Weekly Update - November 13th, 2022

As some of you are probably aware, I have the habit of going on two cyclical “kicks”, every year. Right now I’m going through a health-kick, which means I’m going to try a bunch of self-improvement type things until I forget I was doing them. Anyways, I’ve been seeing Headspace ads everywhere lately, so as a form of core rejection of their business model, I’ve been meditating on my own.…
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Photography, Fall 2010

While cleaning, I discovered an undeveloped roll of Ilford Delta 100. I have not shot that film stock for a very long time. I estimate that I took these photos around ~2010. This was when I was just beginning to experiment with film photography as a medium. I know I took them on my Nikon FE, but at the time it had no batteries in it, so I shot all of these on the Mechanical 90 shutter speed.…
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