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I'm a software developer living in a haunted mansion in Chicago. I'm originally from Silicon Valley, a fact that I am both proud and ashamed of.

My pronouns are he/him/his; my website is evanhahn.com; my musical taste is embarrassing.

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A new report from @FinancialTimes says "When you visit WebMD & enter your stuffy nose & sore throat into its 'symptom finder,' & then get a diagnosis (it's lupus!), [ad platforms including] Facebook, thanks to a data-sharing agreement, know about it." mashable.com/article/google-fa

"I too used to believe that these tech giants were all-knowing entities [who can predict and manipulate our behaviour with ads]. But while writing this story, I have come to realise that this belief is as wrong as it is popular." thecorrespondent.com/100/13228

“I’ve always felt that one of the least interesting things for a wine writer to do is to try to describe how a wine tastes. I feel that even more strongly now.” nytimes.com/2019/11/06/reader-

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EmacsConf 2019 is tomorrow. Even if a conference about Emacs doesn't seem like your thing, it's worth taking a look at how it's being put on.

It's 100% remote, all talks are live streamed, live transcriptions are posted to IRC. Audience questions are taken from a different IRC channel.

It's the conference version of "everybody dials in." I'd like to see more conferences put on this way.

emacsconf.org/2019/

How many front-end developers use a browser made by Google, a framework made by Facebook, a computer made by Apple, and code hosting on a product owned by Microsoft?

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According to the-federation.info the #fediverse has crossed 3 million registered users (and this is excluding Gab)

Yesterday, I made myself queasy trying to write HTML on my phone in the Lyft

"HQ→CO2 juxtaposes random pairs of images: the headquarters of high-emissions fossil fuel companies, and places around the world being affected by global warming." hqco2.org/

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bigshoulders.city is a Mastodon instance for Chicagoans current, former, and future. Its name comes from Carl Sandburg, who once compared ships pulling out to “mastodons, arising from lethargic sleep.” Our goal for bigshoulders.city is to build a community of friends and neighbors across the Windy City. Toot your pho place recommendations, meet-up ideas, pothole gripes, creative dibs, and cross-town baseball taunts—whatever you want, as long it abides by our short and sweet content policy.

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