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I'm Dan. Originally from the UK, I've been living in Kingston, ON since March 2017.

I love listening to music (I have an eclectic taste, but metal and classical are my true loves), reading, coding, and watching wrestling!

I work from home as a software engineer on the Ubuntu :ubuntu: Server team. My focus in that team is on cloud-init and curtin.

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Politics-wise, I'm a lefty, and inclusion is very important to me. I'm currently trying to work out what that means for me, both in my online life and my offline life. (I deal with a lot of anxiety, which makes working that out much trickier!)

Related to politics, this Mastodon/hometown instance is my first foray in to the world of the decentralised web, which I think is going to be very important over the coming years.

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Another very important part of my life is my ginormo-dog, Colt! We rescued him earlier this year. He's a ~4yo Great Dane and very friendly!

(The rescue named him Colt because he snorts like a horse when he is annoyed about something. They were not wrong to do so!)

re: bitching about code under capitalism 

the wet'suwet'en are being arrested for trying to keep oil companies out of their land. here's how to support them if you can't stand with them where they are: 

request for financial help (not me), gofundme, ICE 

"Understand this: You are the CEO, but we hold the power. We are highly organized and more agitated than ever. We stand fully committed to perpetually continue to utilize our collective power unless and until our demands are met."

Instacart shoppers striking for the first week in Novermber, the 4th year in a row

The Lord of the Rings Extended Editions: The Good Bits 

live lucha libre wrestling (CMLL) 

live lucha libre wrestling (CMLL) 

live lucha libre wrestling (CMLL) 

live lucha libre wrestling (CMLL) 

Match currently happening is Blue Panther Jr/Pegasso/Black Panther vs Misterioso/Okumura/El Sagrado


Blue Panther Jr: blue himself
Pegasso: horny
Black Panther: black panther

Misterioso: sparkly green mask with neck tassels
Okumura (cpt): no mask, Japanese
Sagrado: skull shirt, black/white mask

CMLL (Mexican lucha libre wrestling) is happening!

Official Youtube:

Bootleg Youtube: (courtesy of

I'll be posting a breakdown of who is who under here.

`git commit --fixup=HEAD` / `git rebase -i --autosquash` is a very powerful combo

if you want to see kenny omega wrestle, he's doing so now

this week's AEW Dark premiering on YouTube rn if anyone wants to watch some wrestling:

1994-10-13: Power League Wrestling at St. Pius V Church in Providence, Rhode Island, USA

The Coroner defeats Whispering Death (Singles Match)

Anyone running #WriteFreely via Docker, by any chance?

I'd like to deploy it to one of my VPSes, but everything is running there in Docker, wouldn't want to set up WriteFreely + deps outside.

(Boosts appreciated)

vanity is editing the numbers in your ipython logs to make it look like it didn't take you 15 attempts to type out a simple expression

A worker owned taxi #coop in Southend has grown from 6 to 70 drivers.

They repaid all their investors and returned £3000 to their members last year. The same year Uber left the area after failing to compete with them.

We need this in every town and city!

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