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Alex Schroeder ๐Ÿ @kensanata@octodon.social

@hcs Hm, I hadnโ€™t considered looking at local events and signing up for something. Clearly I am not thinking ahead! Maybe next time.

I just realized that replies to my toots which donโ€™t mention some still show up in my notifications. This used to be different? I welcome to change, if it is one. Iโ€™m not quite sure why I felt that mentioning people in replies was important. Currently it appears not to be?

@applecandy Not really. Tomorrow is the last last full day and on Saturday weโ€™re leaving early in the morning.

@hcs Iโ€™m at the end of a three week trip and we have done quite a few ryokans and and onsen. It really is just these last two days that i noticed with one family gone back to Nara and the other doing stuff I donโ€™t care about, so Iโ€™m left to my own devices.
I guess as a solo traveller Iโ€™ll also avoid the evening crowd. I just hadnโ€™t noticed because I rarely travel alone unless for business in which case the evenings are usually social occasions.

I have a really good memory for customers. If there's a regular at my store, chances are I know them by sight and name. But I'm very quiet and don't often use names even for friends/family. I just talk in their direction.

But I noticed people assume I don't know them. Even if I see them every day. And then they feel like I don't care, I'm just the person between them and their meds.

So I started greeting everyone I know by name this week. And WOW. I did not realize how much that meant to people, but apparently it's a lot and it completely turns those interactions around.

And I feel really good about it. It's nice making people smile a little.

I get the feeling that there is still a lot of work to do for all my sites. opensource.com/article/18/4/gd

@tykayn Thanks! It was indeed delicious. ๐Ÿ˜€

The sad part is being alone in a mega city. Once you have eaten dinner, what are you going to do? Drink by yourself? I end up in my hotel room after a walk, ready for teeth brushing, shower, and one on one time with the laptop. And that feels weird. As is usual for me, by the third week Iโ€™m starting to miss my most favorite person in the world.
octodon.social/media/j9SHxcUYz

Hm a fediverse client that works more like a mail client. Instead of pushing posts into my face, just collect them, notice where I have left of and show them to me, when I ask for it. Make exceptions from certain users or DMs possible...

The typos are fast and furious tonight.

Whatโ€™s not to love about this?
So many people coming together to create Open Street Map. An app that allows me to download these maps and use them offline. The sheer number of restaurants. And out there it feels like about ten times more: isakayas one multiple levels of these buildings, both below ground and in the upper levels. There is ground level, the underground shopping and eateries, a motorway a bit further up, railways crossing, subways crossing. I love Asian mega cities.

@maiki if you rate them daily just make sure you donโ€™t keep to many days total, right? I started daily rotating and keeping four days of logs instead of whatever the default is these days. (four weeks on my system?)

@ckeen @tomasino I think there is code in the master branch that fixes this.

@loke @nolan @22 @brennen Yeah but you guys are talking about a different world than I am. Iโ€™m in corporate land, with legacy apps running on Java 6 or older, where Oracle 8 is definitely out but not so sure about later editions, where Iโ€™ve been involved in software projects I helped start ten years later, and that stuff isnโ€™t built on quicksand like npm and Android but itโ€™s old and weird and a pain to set up, that part is very similar.

I've heard #tokipona described repeatedly as simple enough to fit all of the rules on two sides of a piece of paper.

Some lovely human did it for us!

github.com/Ahemmetter/toki-pon

#ilo_sona
#creativecommons
#creativetoots

@22 I have the opposite problem. Experience has taught me to defensive, slow, write a lot of code, to prefer a copy rather than to add another layer, and so on and now I think Iโ€™m good but I fear my younger colleagues donโ€™t see it and I find it increasingly harder to communicate these values. โ€œImagine you will think about this code in ten years!?โ€ โ€ฆ โ€œTen years ago I was in middle school!?โ€ โ€ฆ โ€œโ€ฆโ€