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cassey

@cassey@urbanists.social

software engineer. ebike enthusiast. fighter for a better world. she/they

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aardrian, to Buffalo
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A few days ago I went to see “Hades Town”. My first foray into Broadway shows. Spectacular set, lighting, production, singing, etc. I struggled to understand it all (I am terrible picking out lyrics), but didn’t matter most of the time. Was surprised #Buffalo’s Ani Difranco was in it, that’s how disconnected I am.

cassey,
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@aardrian I also struggle with understanding musical lyrics. At a show I recently went to, my mom who had dutifully read the whole program pointed out at intermission that there was an app I could download with approved screen settings (dark, on a separate filtered WiFi network so no chance of notifications) that would discreetly show me real time subtitles in my lap. Tried it for the second half and it was excellent, really helped my enjoyment!

cassey,
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@aardrian it looks like the thing I used was Gala Pro, at a traveling Broadway performance (is that what off Broadway means? Idk) in a theater in Omaha. Some Broadway places may also have an I-Caption system where they give you a handheld device instead of relying on an app on your own android or ios phone.

cassey, to Zines
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I love this zine on up-to-date covid best practices and health info.

https://newlevant.com/COVIDzine

cassey, to languagelearning
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This is real good info from @maco. Useful if you’re working on your Spanish!
https://mackenzie.morgan.name/posts/things-your-spanish-teacher-didnt-tell-you/

cassey, to random
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We need a movement for conscientious objection to ReCaptchas. I don’t want to be forced to participate in training machine learning models to identify sidewalks, crosswalks, buses and cars in order to go about my daily life digitally.

I don’t want driverless cars on my city streets. I don’t believe the fiction that this technology will ever be safe.

I do not consent to using my own cognitive labor to train the models that will mow down people on foot or bikes later with no accountability.

cassey, to 11ty
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My friend who works in academic publishing and has fancy English degrees mentioned she wanted to have a website some day where she can list the Great Farts of Literature and I am so excited to build this for her.

robb, to 11ty
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We Need to Talk About Your Eleventy Post Dates https://rknight.me/blog/eleventy-post-dates/

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while but the tl;dr is you should specify a full ISO date in your post frontmatter unless you want all your posts to be set as midnight.

cassey,
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@robb Thanks for the heads up! I updated my frontmatter snippet in VS Code to include a time as well as the date for my new posts, and added a note to my post describing said frontmatter setup about it, too!
https://www.cassey.dev/ssg-frontmatter-template/

cassey, to FiberArts
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New blog post for part two of our recent Kansas City trip - shopping adventures! Primarily of interest: craft and sewing-related stores, with cameos by other types of stores.

https://www.cassey.dev/crafty-thrift-stores-kc/

#sewing #KansasCity #YearOfTheBlog #blog @sewing

cassey, to random
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Happy International Women's Day in particular to everyone who's given it some thought and decided woman feels like a good way to describe them. (whether that makes you cis or trans or somewhere in the middle)

No happy woman-ing day to people who were shoved into that box against their will!! May you have a good day too, but my sincere wish is no one tells you to have a happy Womanly-Gendered day!!

rdela, to random
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ok nobody else follow @zachleat and if you are following him ur not allowed to unfollow anymore

cassey,
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@rdela @zachleat gonna set up a new site to accept requests to follow that can be matched with people looking to unfollow, to keep the balance

cassey, to Blog
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We went to Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City this week. (All weeks should be a 3 day work week with an extra weekend in the middle, imo)

I blogged about our stay!

https://www.cassey.dev/great-wolf-lodge/

cassey, to random
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Anyone know of good enough software for managing a tool library? Primarily among a trusted group/not necessarily for public sharing. I want a way to tell my community organizer friends what stuff I have available for events and let them list their stuff, too. (Aka my budget for this is $0)

skyfaller, to random
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Maggie got a flat tire yesterday, so I had to break out the cargo bike tow truck to get her bike to a shop. (Accessing the rear tire on these e-bikes is a nightmare, and it's always the rear tire that springs a leak.)

View from behind the trailer. I'm giving a double thumbs up. The sky is gray, it's about to rain (hence my outfit).

cassey,
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@skyfaller AHHH I want this to be me so bad. I wrote about the options I've considered for trailers here but alas not quite in the budget yet.
https://www.cassey.dev/big-bike-trailers/

enobacon, to random
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searching job postings for "Perl" and constantly being given results that don't contain the string Perl. What are you doing linkedin?

cassey,
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@enobacon they think you deserve a string of pearls for your troubles probably

cassey, to random
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I haven't been on mastodon lately but I see people talking about bridgy and consent issues, and I'm not sure the context.

Some folks (like me) copy the replies made on their own blog posts posted to mastodon to their own blogs as webmentions. Is that bad, should I not be doing that?

eleventy, to 11ty
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New on the docs:

How to use the almost-zero-config Eleventy Image optimization plugin—now available for courageous 3.0 canary testers!

Compatible with all template syntaxes—just write HTML and let the plugin do the work for you.

https://www.11ty.dev/docs/plugins/image/#eleventy-transform

cassey,
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@eleventy
Ooh, this is cool!

What is the recommended usage like if some of my existing posts are already using the Image plugin via shortcode, but older posts are not?

cassey, to random
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enobacon, to random
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Can anyone recommend a set of open source apps for android that does everything a palm pilot did without google? My contacts, calendar, everything has been a mess for like a decade now because I hate this cloud brain thing.

cassey,
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@enobacon a lot of stuff on this list doesn't specify platform but it might be helpful anyways? https://codeberg.org/teaserbot-labs/delightful-humane-design

danhon, to random
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the whole "don't worry, inflation's fine!" to mean “the economy is doing ok why are you complaining” is a massive example of directly contradicting peoples' day-to-day experience when:

  • things do cost more, still
  • horrific layoffs are happening

and there’s personal experience of an increase in shitty bureaucracy and shitty capitalism (see: enshittification) that just makes life harder

[cont]

cassey,
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@danhon what does inflation going down even mean? Are prices lower than they were pre-2020 now or back to that level, or does that just mean the rate that prices are going up has slowed a bit, but things still cost significantly more than they used to?

cassey, to cycling
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hi - what electric bike (if any) would you recommend to an adult who learned to ride fairly recently? Lives in an urban setting, looking to do leisure/fitness riding mostly for now. Fairly cautious rider.

starshaped, (edited ) to random
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Those of you who use a static site generator for your blog (, , etc), what's your workflow for writing posts? Do you write them in a markdown editor and then copy it to your IDE when you're ready to publish (which is what I do), or do you do something else?

I am looking to switch up my workflow and I'm curious about what others do. Let me know!

cassey,
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@starshaped Historically, writing directly in VS Code. I recently added a Snippet to generate my frontmatter, but had been copy/pasting from a previous post before. (details on my blog).

Obsidian's markdown editor is really nice on mobile & desktop; recently I've started editing the post there. (Open posts folder as vault, no need to copy/paste or move files).

I added Decap CMS this weekend so I can add a post from Android. Draft in Obsidian, paste into Decap CMS editor, hit publish.

cassey,
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@starshaped I'm not sure what Bear has, but Obsidian has a Templater extension that can do essentially the same thing as my snippet that I might also set up, so I could skip opening VS Code entirely for just adding a new post!

Obsidian sync is slightly annoying on mobile unless you just pay them; I think it may be better on iOS than Android though. BUT you can at least write a new thing, if not see all your most up to date old things.

cassey,
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@starshaped Decap helps a bit too with mobile editing using Obsidian without Sync - I could edit a published post by copying what Decap already has in the CMS (read directly from github's markdown file for that post) to Obsidian, edit as desired, then copy the whole thing back.

Here's my Decap post iycmi, it was way easier to set up than I thought it'd be, and is not costing me any money (and no extra server, it's still all Netlify static hosting!)
https://www.cassey.dev/adding-decap-cms-to-11ty/

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cassey, to cycling
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Can everyone on #BikeTooter agree whether we're using the plural form or the singular form for hashtags? Or can Mastodon core give us a feature that enables smooshing hashtags together if one is the plural form of the other?

(#CargoBike vs #CargoBikes, #Ebike vs #Ebikes, etc)

cassey,
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@enobacon ooh interesting! I hadn't considered that disrinction

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