As always, the Advent of Code this year is tons of fun! I'm taking this opportunity to attempt the challenges in Haskell, since I've been trying to learn it for a long time. It's tough, but well worth it 👨‍💻Here's my repo:

@cosullivan I don't know if this ended up being organized, but I'll be hanging around Aperture for a while today!

I’m super proud of the work that my teammates put in at the Vancouver DecodeCongestion

Our app, Bus Joust, finds a way to gamify public transit and traffic data collection, and the effort paid off! I’ll post some screenshots later this week 🚌 ⚔️ 🚎

@Canageek Welcome! I’m excited to have more Vancouverites joining this instance

@cosullivan For sure! I set this instance up as an experiment for my students and my meetup a while ago, and I’ve been having fun running it. There isn’t a ton of traffic yet so it’s pretty cheap and easy for me to run, but if more people start joining in I’ll have to get more serious with the hosting.

Hey all! @cosullivan will be hosting a small Mastodon/Fediverse meetup this Monday November 11th at Aperture Coffee (4124 Main Street) at 11:25 AM. It’ll be fun to meet up!

I had a lot of fun presenting a short talk on decentralization at the West Vancouver Memorial Library today. There’s so much to talk about outside of cryptocurrency!

After years of excuses and avoidance, I finally sat down and made some commits to an Open-Source project. I can now proudly say that Mastodon has two of my very own commits.

I’ve decided to start learning Rust 🦀 Rustlings has been really good so far, but I’m excited to dive into more advanced material

god i wish programming communities had been like this when i started

There will be a 3.0.1 release containing some fixes soon


Woo! Successfully updated Mastodon to 3.0! 🐘

Okay, I am finalizing the 3.0 release now

Lighthouse Labs' 21 Day Coding Challenge is starting on November 1st! I've had a ton of fun putting together the challenges, and I hope people have a good time working through them 🤖

There are a bunch of prizes up for grabs, and I'll be posting more information about it in the next little while.


This is a great video lesson on Activity Pub:

I think it would be fun to get a crew together and make our way through implementing part of the protocol. It might be something that I'll throw at some of the students that come to my Alumni Lab 👩‍🔬

i've seen those jokes about like "how to put D&D on your resume" on linkedin of all places and it really makes it obvious how much of the job search process is horseshit. you know it's horseshit when you're writing it, they know it's horseshit when they're reading it, but they still require you to do it anyway

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