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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; my musical taste is embarrassing.

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Just registered to donate monthly to the development of Mastodon!

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@alex I noticed that the link to is messed up in the description in this paragraph:

"Boundless credit to our sister instances in Portland and Philadelphia for inspiration."

It links to ", which seems wrong. I assume there's an HTML mistake somewhere.

@cocoron sorry to @ you out of the blue, but I have a question.

If you had thousands of dollars to donate to climate change causes, how would you spend it? I'm pretty ignorant about what methods are effective and wondered if you might know more.

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#JavaScript #Vim Show more

Have you convinced anyone to join Mastodon? If so, how?

#NodeJS #JavaScript Show more

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@alex Would you be interested in allowing a CTA status bot on I've been building one as a pet project.

(No promises that I'll complete it, of course.)

Recently got back from my first trip to Montréal. Habitat 67 was the coolest part, a surreal housing complex designed for the 1967 World's Fair (a.k.a. the 1967 Expo).

@GinnyMcQueen Do you like PeerTube? I really like the decentralized nature of Mastodon and am trying to learn more about similar software.

What does Real Tony Hawk think of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series

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Show more is a Mastodon instance for Chicagoans current, former, and future.1 Its name comes from Carl Sandburg, who once compared ships pulling out to “mastodons, arising from lethargic sleep.”2

Our goal for is to build a community of friends and neighbors across the Windy City. Toot your pho place recommendations, meet-up ideas (like at the mastodon exhibit at the Field!), pothole gripes, creative dibs, and cross-town baseball taunts—whatever you want, as long it abides by our short and sweet content policy.

For now, membership in is subject to approval. if you don’t have an invite or referral, email our admin with a Toot-length intro.3 Proof of your Chicago connection is required.

Membership is also free: hosting, administration, and domain registration are provided by our admin. Right now that runs about $100 a year, not counting labor. You can buy him a coffee if you like.

Boundless credit to our sister instances in Portland and Philadelphia for inspiration.

1. For the purpose of inclusivity, includes greater Chicagoland in its definition of "Chicago," though you personally should never do that.
2. From “Docks,” in Chicago Poems, 1916. Rejected URLs included noketchup.dogs,,, and
3. No more than 500 characters.