Me: I have a week to ensure the web site is live and finish two talks so we can launch at the international conference I’m opening.

Also me: what do you think of the custom ASCII-art message of the day I just made for the server?

Quick update: the lovely designer sent me WOFF2 exports she made from her OTF files and they work perfectly. So the issue is with FontSpring’s WOFF2 export. Will update with the name of the designer, the font, and links to it (it’s beautiful) once I hear that FontSpring have fixed the issue.

PS. Chatting to the designer now – might be a font foundry conversion issue. I’ve ruled out a couple of other things. Will update once we’ve tracked it down.

Very odd: has anyone ever come across a web font that renders perfectly fine in browsers on Linux and macOS but where the glyphs are corrupted in every browser on Windows? Never seen anything like this before.

Spot the two computers :)

Spoiler: Raspberry Pi 4 rear-left, feeding the 4K monitor. Raspberry Pi 3 with touchscreen in foreground.)

Spent a lovely evening in Dublin and now back in Cork with my parents. So lovely to have them at home. This is the first place we’ve lived in that they’ve gotten to see.


On our way to Dublin to greet my parents. Been years since I’ve seen them given I can’t go to Turkey (because I’ve publicly criticised president Erdoğan and thus face arrest if I go) and because they have to go through ridiculous bureaucracy to come to the EU.

@aral selam, we created (I guess) the first turkish mastodon instance.

TFW you’re writing HTML but you write your links in Markdown format for some reason. 🤦‍♂️

Reposting my tweet earlier this week, which I forgot to share in Mastodon so here comes.

If you are at all interested in how badly broken this “digital universe” we currently live in is, you should watch this presentation and think through your approach of what kind of future for humanity you want.

With great minds like @laura and @aral, there is always hope.

#SurveillanceCapitalism #privacy #InstitutionalCorruption

The lovely folks at Pimoroni messaged me on birdsite to say they’re sending me the official Raspberry Pi power adapter for free and wouldn’t budge when I tried to convince them that I was happy to pay for it (just didn’t want to pay for shipping again).

Please support them: they’re an independent shop in the UK and they have lots of yummy things for tinkering with electronics and computers and awesome customer service:

Bought a new computer… rather excited to see how well it performs.

Haha, in the time it took me to write that toot, it seems the printer was located and it printed.

So, to print on my Linux machine right now, the steps are:

1. Print document
2. Wait… get fed up waiting
3. Write a toot about it
4. Boom! Printout :)

Your print job is processing… unless you go to advanced settings and select your printer, in which case you might be able to see that it cannot be found.

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