A day in the life of a giraffe software developer

(The code she's helping me look at is Twarc 😺)

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It’s very funny to me that over the past ~15 years, internet libertarianism has moved from “copyright is obsolete, information wants to be free” to recreating copyright from first principles, except the copyright registry sets the planet on fire.

Whoops, forgot the alt text sorry. It's a small plush giraffe in a seat on a train at night

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My Guides were inspired by the other unit leader's prep class, and decided to do the travelling stuffed animal thing. It's my turn this week! Meet Junior Petunia the Glorious Glamorous Generous Girl Guide Giraffe, who is currently keeping me company on the train home.

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The Webrecorder project now have a new desktop app called ArchiveWeb.page which lets you interactively collect a set of web resources and then view them offline or when the sites go away.

You can even share them with others p2p using IPFS. For example here's a collection I made of a project website I'm involved with, that is linked to a conference, that has a video.


Let me know if it works.

I did the thing, I finally posted on Facebook to let people know I'm going to delete my account in a few months. Now I have to actually do it 🙀

A friend got me into playing Surviving the Aftermath - it's exactly the kind of citybuilder I like best, and I'm enjoying it immensely!

Meet Frodo, my dad's new puppy! He is a happy sociable void of a miniature poodle and he is already very loved.

I wish supermarkets had stepladders or even super low stools so that short people like me could get things off the top shelves 😿

Went to a local art and craft market and definitely did my bit to support the local economy 😸 I love art and craft markets, and it's amazing to go when I actually have an income to spend on beautiful things


A strawberry farm is a pretty great place to have morning tea! Not pictured: coffee, strawberry brownie, strawberry smoothie 🍓🍓🍓

Going on a little road trip with my parents for a few days in southern Queensland!

Dental work (happy story not scary story) 

It has been a lot of time (entirely my own doing) and a bit too much drama (not so much on my end) getting a crown on a tooth that had a root canal a few years ago, but it's all done now and I have a proper crown and I can barely even tell it's different from my other teeth! It's such a relief to have it *done*.


I was struggling to decide between attempting to do useful things tonight or just accepting that it's a lying on the couch evening despite my lengthy urgent to do list, but my decision has been made for me

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