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Welcome to all our new writers! 👋 Glad you've found our little spot in the fediverse.

If you ever need help, feel free to reach out to me or anyone else in the community. Also: an avatar, bio, and post will go a long way toward helping you connect with more people 😊

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Sometimes you want to take a picture, capture how the morning light looks filtering through the trees; your cooled skin; the sound of birds.

But you can never smell the air in that photo. You can't look around to see the rest of the world from that spot you stood, capturing a split second of light.

The only way to remember it is to sit for a while; feel it as deeply as you can; accept that it'll never be as good as it is right now.

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Hello, I'm here because I'm interested in writing, computers and related stuff, and would like to connect with people here in particular. Not to toot my own horn, but I'm planning on making some waves. Or not. More importantly, I hope that I'll find here the motivation to write. Thanks for accepting me in!

Have been getting a ton of automated cold emails from someone about "hiring remote devs," with no way to unsubscribe. I'm not interested.

I told them this after the third email, but still the emails kept coming. So I decided to click the only link in their email: a Calendly link to book a call with them.

Let's just say they won't have availability for any other calls this week.

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Entering my 31st year today. Feeling like I should be doing something new. Feeling optimistic.

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A view of an article I wrote about simplified web pages, as seen through @matt 's new "tiny" view of @write_as :writeas: blogs. Simple styles, no web fonts, just text. I like it.

tiny.write.as/natedickson/web-

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Just released a new experiment with smaller, even faster-loading Write.as blogs (via @updates): write.as/updates/our-blogs-are

Try it out here: tiny.write.as

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v0.13.1 is nearly ready for release!

We've updated our demo instance, pencil.writefree.ly, to include all our staged changes -- so please feel free to test things out there! You can join with this invite link, if you don't have an account yet: pencil.writefree.ly/invite/bC4

We've also changed the editor there to the new Classic editor, so you can test out our latest fix.

Find a bug? Let us know: github.com/writefreely/writefr

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We now have fixes pending for all reported issues in v0.13. If you'd like to help review them, we'd truly appreciate it! github.com/writefreely/writefr

Ugh, I'm locked out of a seldom-used @Mastodon account, on an instance I host that only I ever use, because I never set up email on that server. So I can't get the security code since I "appear to not have logged in from this device before".

Is there no admin option to override the login block, @Gargron?

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What if I am staying up late because it is the only time I can really be me and not who I think everyone wants me to be?

write.as/sikkdays/untitled

Waking up at 4am: to sleep again, or not to sleep.

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Just pushed some final changes for #WriteFreely v0.13, specifically the exclusive content feature powered by Web Monetization. I wasn’t going to include this in WF yet, since it previously required setting up an additional receipt verifier server. But now that there’s a publicly available receipt verifier, WF admins and users can enable this feature without any extra setup. Once I do a little more testing, I’ll merge that and then release v0.13!

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Developing themes for @write_as / @writefreely has always been a bit of a pain. I've gotten used to working around the limitations, but I always wanted to make the process accessible to more people.

Today I'm finally releasing 🐴 CSShorse, a tool for editing themes and previewing your work in real-time, with your real blog. (Based on @htmlhouse.)

css.horse

Developing themes for @write_as / @writefreely has always been a bit of a pain. I've gotten used to working around the limitations, but I always wanted to make the process accessible to more people.

Today I'm finally releasing 🐴 CSShorse, a tool for editing themes and previewing your work in real-time, with your real blog. (Based on @htmlhouse.)

css.horse

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Today is the last day to get our official app for iPhone and iPad at a big discount (66% off)! write.as/deals/coil-blogs-user

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After about 10 months of work, it looks like tomorrow we’ll finally wrap up and announce the major project we’ve been working on this whole time. I won’t spoil the announcement, but I’m excited both for what it means for the platform and because it’ll be a large, successful project largely off our plate — I can turn my attention to our other major project at the moment and all the product development I’ve been waiting to focus on.

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