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Howdy! 👋 /
I'm Dave, I'm a Designer & Front-end Developer from Bristol in the U.K.
I design and build apps, create themes, experiment with code and make silly but fun things from time to time

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what's the most despicable tech company, retoot for exposure

Forgot to toot this yesterday. Only got today at home and then I drive / train to Leeds. Getting to Leeds will take longer than the flight 🥴

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Really gotta lean into this platform, I tried my best last time but my mutuals were a bit sparse. But it’s getting better 👋🏻

I'm going to do an updated one of these since it's 3 years old 😅

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Hi, I am Heydon. I am named after the village Heydon in Norfolk but was not conceived there.

I am a web interface designer, frontend dev consultant, and technical writer for design systems. You may have read one of my books or learned algorithmic CSS from every-layout.dev. I write, narrate, and soundtrack videos about the web here: briefs.video.

I also record antifascist sludge/garage punk/blues/doom metal as Death Garage (deathgarage.bandcamp.com/).

#introductions

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Quick tip: if you've found someone cool on Mastodon, no you haven't, you've found SEVERAL cool someones — go through their retoots and follows to populate your timeline.

You can always unfollow later 😎

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FYI for newbies 

Twitter has algorithms to get you engaged. Mastodon does not. So in order to enjoy Mastodon you have to take some time to reach out and find content and follow folks that you enjoy. Don't expect Mastodon to send you random popular posts to keep you engaged, you have to curate your own feed. But this is good! It gives you control.

#NewHere

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Ah I forgot about pinafore.social

A much better UI for this place

Had a problem the other day where I wanted to use a directory inside a GitHub repo as if it were an npm package.
I solved it and wrote about it:
darn.es/github-directory-as-np

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Folks who know about dyslexia: Do you have any information about letters _slightly_ changing shape (like, seemingly switching between serif and sans-serif font, or changing thickness). No reordering of letters or anything like that.

Asking for a friend.

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Guys: “Well you know, there were many people working on those algorithms, it’s not only Katie Bouman work but rather a team effort.”

Also guys: “Elon Musk is sending rockets on Mars, he makes electric cars, he invented tunnels, he’s such a genius, I love him.”

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Yes, sometimes I also like, reshare content about women in tech because guess what, I'm a human being who happens to be a queer woman working in the tech industry and this affects my work and the work of many of us. There's many accounts only tweeting work stuff, follow them

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Trying to share any and all ideas for the next iteration of my site on dribbble, so any feedback you have is appreciated dribbble.com/shots/6342437-Hom
I want it to be fun and concise

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