My Twitter Replacement

#646 / / Nat Welch

Ok, I’m trying something. I’ve mentioned that I’m not reinstalling Twitter on my phone. So I’ve built a little Heroku App that emails you tweets from people you don’t want to miss a tweet from. It runs once a day, and returns just plain text tweets with as little formatting as possible.

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First Day; First Look

#645 / / Nat Welch

I just realized I posted this on Facebook but not out to the wider world. So heads up, I’m making moves after three months of unemployment.

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What's making me happy 2017-03-16

#644 / / Nat Welch

Ok, let’s do this. I was on a decent roll, but it wasn’t a good enough habit to withstand travel, or the pre-travel anxiety I guess.

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What's making me happy 2017-02-25

#643 / / Nat Welch

Whee, #happy Saturday!

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Raising money for Journalism

#642 / / Nat Welch

I posted this on Facebook, but I figured I’d repost here as well.

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What's making me happy 2017-02-21

#641 / / Nat Welch

Argh, can’t believe I missed posting two of these on time. I was doing so well! Darn. Oh well. #happy post, let us get you out there.

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What's making me happy 2017-02-04

#640 / / Nat Welch

All right kids, #happy February!

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What's making me happy 2017-01-29

#639 / / Nat Welch

Well the past few days have been… tragic. Depressing? Interesting? Unsurprising? I don’t know.

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What's making me happy 2017-01-22

#638 / / Nat Welch

I’m in kind of a funk. A weird existential funk, thinking about jobs, the communities I’m apart of, what I want to accomplish with my life, etc. Interestingly enough, creating these #happy posts is a really easy way for me to get my mind off of things. My blog’s “new post” UI just provides me with a list of page titles (hence why I complain at people when they don’t have unique per page title tags). So I just slowly read through subject lines trying to remember what this post was I read sometime in the last ten days.

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What's making me happy 2017-01-15

#637 / / Nat Welch

First #happy post of 2017. Here we go!

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More Office Hours!

#636 / / Nat Welch

Ok, I’ve been completely failing on writing and getting things done while I’ve been traveling. But today we need to change that.

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PNW Tour by Train, Plane and Ferry

#635 / / Nat Welch

2016 Year In Review

#634 / / Nat Welch

Hello hello hello!

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What's making me happy 2016-12-27

#631 / / Nat Welch

I’ve been slacking on the #happy posts. So I figure, let’s close out the year with one last post.

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Updating Let's Encrypt Certs on Heroku

#630 / / Nat Welch

As a follow up to my post on Let’s Encrypt Certs on Heroku, here is how you update your certs when it’s three months in and they are expiring.

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What's making me happy 2016-12-10

#629 / / Nat Welch

I’m currently sitting on a chair up in rainy Northern California. Listening to music, drinking coffee and browsing the internet. Political news has continued to be incredibly depressing, so let’s focus on the #happy.

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#615 / / Nat Welch

My friend @alexbaldwin has been telling me to do this for a long time, and I figure it is time to bite the bullet.

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What's making me happy 2016-12-06

#628 / / Nat Welch

It’s time for a #happy post. Maybe next week I’ll get it done on a Saturday… but what is time?

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What's making me happy 2016-11-25

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What's making me happy 2016-11-01

#625 / / Nat Welch

November! New #happy post. New month.

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Steve Jobs Quote

#624 / / Nat Welch

A pretty great quote from Apple’s offices captrued by @backlon at today’s Apple Live event.

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12 Days, 12 Endorsements!

#623 / / Nat Welch

It’s twelve days until the election, and twelve is my favorite number, so I figure I’d list my twelve favorite endorsements of HRC in no particular order. Note that some of these I love because of what they are saying, not nessisarily because I love the person. In other cases, I love what they are saying and love the work they do.

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What's making me happy 2016-10-24

#622 / / Nat Welch

15 days until the presidential election. Let’s put up a #happy post to distract from everything that means.

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Nintendo Switch

#621 / / Nat Welch

This thing looks awesome. We don’t have a ton of details, although Engadget has a nice writeup, so just watching the really cool demo video.

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What's making me happy 2016-10-17

#620 / / Nat Welch

A few days late, but here is a #happy post. I spent most of last week sick. As such digging through my links was difficult since I apparently spent half the time just liking things on Twitter.

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Cheaper SSL on Heroku

#619 / / Nat Welch

Getting and running with SSL has always been expensive. Heroku for the longest time charged $20 a month to have a custom domain with SSL, and then it usually cost a lot of money to just buy a yearly cert (anywhere from $9 to $100 or more).

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What's making me happy 2016-10-08

#618 / / Nat Welch

It’s been a weird week, but time continues to pass. Thirty days until polls being to close. Another week down. Time for some #happy stuff.

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Podcasts on Creativity

#617 / / Nat Welch

I’ve got three podcast episodes of people talking about #creativity for you.

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Tweaking Blog Design

#616 / / Nat Welch

I upgraded to a new version of tachyons on my blog today. This is a continuation of the work I wrote about in “[Upgrading CSS on

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What's making me happy 2016-10-02

#614 / / Nat Welch

A #happy post on time? What a crazy concept. Wednesday through today were pretty crazy at work (had a short notice trip down to DC), so I don’t have a ton of links, but enough to keep you crazy kids entertained.

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