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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." – C.S. Lewis ( on government response to and other crises?)

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Thanks for the welcome, #@freemo Here's my .

• a dad of a handful of kiddos, married, living in Colorado.
• a Christian in the Anglican tradition, and suppose I'm an unaffiliated conservatarian.
• a reader, working through the great novels as well as easier/fun books and nonfiction.
• a card and board game player and am happily teaching more to my kids as they get older.
• short on free time. I enjoy a philosophical pipe as I read and/or reflect, and occasionally get my guitar or bow/arrows out to learn new skills.
• a software developer... and have been for a very long time, now in the world of APIs and cloud development (CRM/SFDC).

#CellTower 41 

Used the wrong plural marker. 🤦


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#CellTower 40 

I've done 1-40 so far. A few hundred behind.


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Well, honestly, this poll explains a lot of what has been happening on Mastodon!

cell tower puzzle babble 

29 was a hard one. Took me revisiting over hours today. Three options for one letter, i only had considered two until just now. 🤦

my method is to not commit a first word until I think I've figured out the whole thing. takes a lot of staring at the screen, but the results look nice.


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I’m sorry, but why would you leave Twitter and head straight to another “walled garden”? Be free!

Always good to see a famous posted. This one at a door at a hotel.

This was... Aristotle?

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Theology 101: It takes great faith to trust God to calm the storm; it takes greater faith to keep trusting him when he doesn't.

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Ok #mastodon, let’s show our true colors.

Reblog this if you’re a champion of the Oxford comma.

We’re officially friends.

Strange to be working at a coffeeshop on this sub-freezing day in while they play Jack Johnson. Snow outside. Hawaiian music inside.

I tried Tusky again after seeing it mentioned as a favorite. For all it's flaws, I'm back within minutes to Subway Tooter. Yeah, it's a really weird name. and it's got some issues.

Here's why I keep going back to it and I wonder if there's others that can do this:

IT KEEPS MULTIPLE TABS OPEN. with the , I'm relying more on tags (to find new users) and lists (to find those I follow and have categorized)... and with subway tooter I'm able to swipe through each of these views easily.

My open tabs are..

- My Feed
- My Notifications
- a few topics/tags I'm monitoring for new interesting people to follow and may add to my lists
- a few lists for very different categories... geographically local, professional interest, faith interest.

Tusky looks like a streamlined interface where I can choose to search those topics or open those lists to switch to that view, but doesn't let them just stay open.

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But, if we don’t have Twitter, how will we know what to be angry about each day???

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@freemo @alex

In many senses, I find sets high standards for communication in . You have enabled connected services, allowed 65K characters, you have robust policy, we can use markdown in posts, and you are also very welcoming, responsive, and open community!

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A few recommendations for life on Mastodon:

1) Follow anyone you think looks potentially interesting; you can always unfollow later, and they may lead you to new people via boosted posts.

2) Boost posts you think are worthy, so others can discover new content.

3) Don't obsess on replicating your Twitter follows on Mastodon; let it be its own experience, and grow it organically. Obvs follow anyone you miss from Twitter, but this isn't a 1:1 replacement; have fun, follow your instincts.

Salesforce Development stuff... chat, flows 

Working with chat first the first time in a long time.

Sort of clunky. Embedded/snap in chat doesn't handle dependant picklists. Visualforce prechat form doesn't seem to allow object field mapping to do this either. Bots cost more and have other limits.

My current strategy? Using a screen flow through an aura component including in the Visualforce prechat, using Javascript to pull the output variables into hidden inputs and auto submit the form. It's sorry of half way between a pre chat form and a bot.

I have field values being passed through but... They only appear on the agent hover. Once the chat is accepted, the values are nowhere to be found.

I remember running into this years ago, but don't remember the resolution. That's for today and tomorrow.

Then to see if I can get a flow to work in an LWC in embedded chat.

uspol, Trump 

Is Trump playing chess or flipping the chess board over to dash all the pieces in the floor before storming away?

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Hi there! I’m Josh, a #pastor turned #programmer who currently works as a #softwareengineer. I quit a #PhD in #theology for the sake of my #family and #mentalhealth. I’m an ordained #Anglican priest, but am currently on pause from #ministry and trying to discern my future in the #church.

I love #books #coffee #beer #pens #pencils #notebooks #pkm #tools #cooltools #howto #diy #homeimprovement #productivity #harrypotter #starwars #tolkien

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Some of y’all post incoherently on a platform designed for text posts, like what? I think you’re in the wrong neighborhood lol

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Pray for whoever delivered the sermon to you this morning. Your speaker has poured hours and hours behind the scenes to deliver up what they did, and they glorified God through every minute of it, not just what was seen on the surface this morning. Equally, there's no getting away from it, preaching is exhausting!

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