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Hello! I've just moved servers (again) so seems like a good time for an post!

I'm Michael (he/him). I am a programmer by trade, game developer, tabletop GM and woodworker by hobby, and more recently I've been getting into rock climbing and writing.

By day I work for Stripe where I help to build Stripe Checkout.

I also have a super good dog named Flynn who I post pictures of pretty often.

Hello people of all types

I have been curating interesting and historic facts and notes every morning for several weeks to share with coworkers and friends. I've really enjoyed doing it and would like to share it all with more people.

I've put together a substack newsletter where I'll be posting every weekday morning going forward. It's free and I'd love it if you checked it out:


Honestly write legislation against infinite scrolling

help my company who makes money off of other people losing money is losing money cuz other people are making money off my future money

Stepped outside this morning and it looked very winter.

Like, cool blue tone everything. Was pretty dope. Looked like how a film editor would edit colors for a winter scene.

Idk, I've been inside so much that "outside looks like outside" is astonishing now

I saw people summarize the Kyoshi novels as "be gay do crime" but I wasn't expecting that to be so dang accurate.

The first book is like 45% be gay, 45% do crime, and 10% glove shopping

Holy shit the end of the first Kyoshi novel is buckwild

Brexit implies the existence of "Brenter" and I'm just not ready to accept that there's anything beyond Brent.

Bug fix: 3 lines

Tests: 400 lines and counting. Ugh.

New JavaScript library alert!

Check out CapitolPolice.js, my brand new library to automatically remove all left-aligned text from a page while allowing right-aligned text to continue unimpeded.

Live demo here

This is my local indie bookstore and I love them very much.

How is Nintendo so consistently awful regarding their own games communities

Started just blocking every brand that advertises on my timeline on Twitter. Interesting results after a few months of doing so.

Getting less ads overall, maybe because their system can't choose one within a timeout for response times? Also the ads I'm getting are increasingly niche and lower production quality.

Here's a favorite recently

The software engineer sits back in their chair, hands folded behind their head - a look of satisfaction upon their face.

“Ah yes,” they say. “This abstraction makes sense and will be totally understandable after I leave the company.”

They nod.

“For sure.”

Open sourced my script to generate a D&D 5e reference folder for use in Obsidian.

Makes for writing custom campaign content or looking stuff up on the fly super easy.

Downloads of the finished product available on the releases page

Havent posted in a while. Just came to say fuck cryptocurrency and fuck crypto bros.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Inject this tech ceo hearing directly into my veins

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