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If you were thinking of auto-deleting your old toots I have good news - I made a thing for you (me):

TFW the conference highlight for one participant was the opening address by a sponsor.

I'd temporarily forgotten how cool npm is while I was noodling around with Python and Bash.

I'm not going to link to the article because it's terrible and full of bad jokes at the expense of a particular programming language, but I did LOL at this:

"This doesn’t scale, and everyone wants to scale. According to every [software] architect I’ve ever sat in a meeting with, “scaling” is more important than the application even working."

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never again feel dysphoria from recaptcha

#recaptcha-anchor-label {
font-size: 0 !important;
line-height: 0 !important;

#recaptcha-anchor-label::before {
content: "I'm a robot";
font-size: 14px;

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A more relevant example would be if you click on a "blog june" tag it will include posts tagged "blogjune" but if you click on "blogjune" it will NOT include "blog june". Unless of course I added that transform to the special config file - which I probably will.

HOWEVER there are some caveats. It's impossible to accurately and always know where the gap is between words in an arbitrary user-created tag.

For I've set up a special check that changes 'glamblogclub' into 'glam blog club'. That won't work for something like, for example "ausglamblogposts".

Also, "ausglamblog" will collect "ausglamblog posts" ("[any characters]ausglamblog[any characters]", but not the other way around, because "posts" is part of the tag:

Tag browsing will automatically expand on either end of the tag and also between words - extra punctuation and plurals therefore usually won't matter:

Phrase searching works just like in Google - use quotes if you want a phrase, otherwise it's an OR search on each word:

An update for those interested (possibly only @alissa 😂)

Here's how search and browse work on the new @blogs - note the expanded search finds 'puppy' from 'puppies', and things tagged 'glam blog club' when we browse on a '' tag.

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(Exact-match phrase search will be an option)

Ok nerds, how complicated do I need to make search options for @blogs ?

Currently you can:

1. do an OR search via a searchbox

2. do a tag browse by clicking on a tag on the homepage or search results

3. filter the last search (blank aka everything, or whatever the keyword or tag search was) by posts this month or last month by clicking a button

Do I need to make options 2 & 3 available in the searchbox or can I safely force some people to search then filter?

Wallaby for dinner was delicious 😋


Basic search and browse functionality for the new @blogs is ✅

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One year on,’s Sydney Gothic Facebook post remains the best piece of writing about Sydney

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political debates are so worthless... if i wanted to hear two nerds snap at each other back and forth for eternity, i would simply look at a post with the cw "Star Trek"

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It is extremely liberating to not pretend that you know things you don't. It also opens you up to a lot more chances to learn shit. It rules

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