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My new interests - the Fediverse, Mastodon and the creative IndieWeb community keep me entertained. My days are filled with .NET and other Microsoft technologies.
Discussions and photos of my dog may slip into a post now and then.

My Current Favorite Podcasts

Recently, I’ve been taking long car trips. Like, 10-12 hours long at a time. Music gets me pretty far, but I also have started enjoying good podcasts. I’ll actually SAVE podcasts for a trip so I ca...

Forkey Pages

Forkeys offers more than just your basic timelines and posting capabilities. Pages One of those extras is Pages, which is really your own playground for creating just about any type of content, lo...

Honoring Greatness

Growing up, my parents were what I would call quiet forces of nature. Never garnering for public attention, but always participating and leading where they saw a need. But busy. Sweeping school caf...

Home Lab - Monitoring Setup

I’m setting up a full stack of platforms for logging my home lab servers. These are my cleaned up notes from setting up Grafana and Prometheus. I’m very new at all this, and thought this might ...

One year in the fediverse

I joined Mastodon one year ago today, October 29th. Finding the fediverse has really expanded my understanding of social media and introduced me to the open source community. It allowed me to expan...

Mastodon Featured Profiles

Once upon a time, Mastodon had a design element on profile pages that displayed a user’s selection of “Featured Profiles”. It was configured very similarly to “Featured Hashtags”, allowing you to c...

Deep Dive - Firefish Groups

Groups are private conversations between multiple individuals on a Firefish instance. They are a separate feature from notes (posts) and do not appear in any timeline. Direct Chats (1-1) can occur ...

Firefish Plugins - Final Thoughts

I’ve had a blast learning about Firefish Plugins over the past few weeks. The community has been wonderful and helping out when I get stuck. It’s time to give back a little and share what I’ve lear...

Firefish Plugin - Snippets

Introducing - Snippets! A Firefish Plugin generator for easily sharing your favorite MFM and plain text snippets in your posts, right from the action items menu. Yes, you heard that right - a plug...