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Sven Dahlstrand
I am an aspiring world's best uncle, co-conspirator with Sanna, and curious coder based in Jönköping, Sweden. If you spot someone hiking deep into the forest of Tiveden, that's probably me. 🌲
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@gustav 😍 Där har jag suttit en och annan gång.

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Unfortunately, there are still a few accounts on X that I want to keep up with, like @ZeldaOfficialJP. Just a reminder: you can follow X (formerly Twitter) accounts via RSS.

The feed reader Feedbin, with five unread posts in the highlighted video games category. A preview of a post from the Japanese Zelda account is shown, featuring a chibi Zelda holding the mystical Tri Staff.

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@kottkrig Inga lätta val du står inför. Link's Awakening är verkligen ett kanonlir och en udda fågel i serien (på ett bra sätt). Samtidigt har jag ju tjuvkikat lite när Sanna spelat Lorelei och det verkar också sjukt mysigt. 🥰

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A The Legend of Zelda game where you actually get to play as Zelda, in what looks like a puzzle adventure? 🥰 Yes!!1! I’m going to bed now, wake me up in September.

Promotional graphic for a Nintendo Direct presentation featuring characters from The Legend of Zelda in chibi style. Zelda herself is front and center in this one, holding a mysterious staff.

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@thelovebing I'm afraid not, you would have to combine it with a service like Fontstand or Monotype Fonts. I can't vouch for either of them, as I license fonts directly the old-fashioned way.

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@maique It sure was a lot of fun! Thanks, I'll let Sanna know you enjoyed the photos. 😊

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@thelovebing Do you need alternatives for all the 20+ tools in Adobe's suite? If not, Affinity might be a contender. Cherry-picking your own suite is another way to go. At my previous firm, designers got shit done using Sketch and Pixelmator. They are designers with a hacker mindset, though, so tools don't really matter that much. Give them a stick or a bit of charcoal, and they will design for you.

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I’ve shared a couple of glimpses of our trip to the island already, but Sanna collected a bunch of them in her post Glimtar från Gotland.

On the windy deck of the ferry, I gave Sanna a kiss on the cheek.

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I totally missed this, but a couple of weeks ago, Arisa Trew became the first woman to land the 900 (2½-revolution) on a skateboard. She’s 14. Wow! (via Eric)

Arisa in the air, performing the 900 above a skate ramp in an indoor park.

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@humdrum Yay! Enjoy your read. I'm waiting for the same book and zine, but they will probably take a while longer to find their way to Sweden.

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@kottkrig @odd Mys! Jag kom till ditt inlägg om Smala Sussie-soundtracket när jag klickade – en riktig favorit i det här hushållet. 🥰 Pluginet är ju en enkel idé och implementation men jag har förvånansvärt roligt med det på min egna sajt också.

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Rauk Pareidolia.

A rugged limestone formation stands prominently against a dramatic cloudy sky. The rock has an uncanny resemblance to a face, with pronounced features suggesting a nose and chin.

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We visited Fårö yesterday for a rauk safari.

A coastal landscape featuring a series of tall, weathered rock formations standing near the shoreline. The formations are irregular and jagged, with some appearing like tall pillars. The sea stretches into the distance under a partly cloudy sky, while the foreground is covered with low vegetation.

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Panic attacks, beautifully illustrated. Moa Romanova’s Alltid fucka upp (Goblin Girl). 📚

The book’s cover features a heart-shaped cutout showing an illustration of a person’s face with glasses and teardrops. The title is written in red, capitalized letters.

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Nighty night, Visby.

A close-up of lit paper lanterns hanging on a string, set against a twilight sky with a silhouetted landscape and the Baltic Sea in the distance.
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@adamprocter video { height: auto; } should do it.

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Today was perfect for hanging out in the park and reading Kissa by Kissa. Finally, Amanda can get it back—I borrowed it about a year ago. 🫣 I’ll try to make it up by lending her my copy of Ducks in return. 📚

The book’s illustrated cover, displaying the interior of a kissaten with a booth and a bookshelve.

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@Havn Try doing a full rebuild of your blog. Hopefully, that will get rid of the lingering posts.

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@bryan Yes, the reply box is new. Enable it by checking the Add reply text box on post page on the Design page.

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@mabel 😍

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Oops!… I did it again. I neglected sharing my web finds with you for a while, and they started to pile up. But don’t worry, go check out the End of May Hyperlink Dump for tantalizing links to a zine about HTML elements, weird little web toys, a scrolling lecture on the computer mouse, and more. 👀

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@rachsmith Your blog is in my feed reader's must-read category, and May has been an absolute treat with all your posts. I'm definitely not tired of it. 😊 Great job keeping it up for 30 days!

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@numericcitizen You must be in a timezone far from mine because here it's still May 30. 😊

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@toddgrotenhuis Looks like the umlaut fell off during transport. 😅

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Make sure to adjust the volume on your device, then enter Alt Text Selfies with sound.

Sex-kitten is flying through space fucking intergalactic nomads as well as eating gigantic pumpkin-pies. Her world smells of fresh sawdust and lilies. But for those who don’t have access to her mind, this picture may just look like a white person with long brown hair lying in bed wearing a beige t-shirt and beige eye mask surrounded by beige bedsheets.

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It’s finally here—strawberry season! We took a short hike this morning and stopped by Rudenstams on our way back to grab these. 🤤

Eight cartons of fresh, yummy looking, strawberries in a cardboard box.

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I helgen tog Sanna och jag varsin brassestol, satte oss i skuggan av ett par björkar och spelade in ett avsnitt av podden Hej (resten av) internet! – med humlesurr och fågelkvitter i bakgrunden. I nästan en timme tjötar vi gästböcker och webbkarnevaler och mycket mer. Finns där poddar finns. 🎙️

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@JohnPhilpin It's probably the way your theme choose to display category names on the archive page. In theory, the emoji could be shown instead. I added an emoji to one of my categories as a test, and it displayed fine on the archive page using the Marfa theme.

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@JohnPhilpin I'm not sure that I follow along here, which of my explanations are you referring to? 😊 But, anyway, plug-ins like Surprise Me! and Micro Memories, have full access to the blog's posts and pages. So if some posts are not included, it's either by design or a bug.

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@manton Just trying out the new comment feature. 🥳

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Today is Micro Camp day. 🏕️ A conversation with @film_girl about blogging, Micro.blog status update, and a community happy hour. It sounds wonderful, I hope I will be able to catch it live.

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Our little library just opened up for its third summer. We had more books than space this year, but luckily, there’s another little beach library not far from ours that helped us out. 📚

A colorful wooden shed painted with rainbow stripes between two birch trees. The text Strandbibblan (the Beach Library) is written across the top.

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@jean Wow, adventure time! I'm glad you plan to keep microblogging so we can follow along on the journey. Thanks for all your work. The human-curated Discovery Timeline, you personally welcoming new Micro.bloggers, Micro Monday, Micro Camp, and all the other community efforts you've led are a huge part of what makes Micro.blog so special to me. Good luck with everything and see you on the timeline.

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Took this year’s first plunge into Viken today, documented by Sanna. Water was far from warm, but it definitely woke me up.

Me standing in the water, waving at the photographer, sandy shore in the foreground, surrounded by trees under a cloudy sky.

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@odd @SteveSawczyn Non-Micro.blog readers of my blog typically reach out via fediverse (Mastodon et al.) or email. Some comment by posting to their own blog and then let me know, either by pinging me manually (over email) or automatically by sending a webmention.

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@maique I recently read the paperback version of Pyongyang. It was fascinating to get a glimpse of such a different world.

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@ericgregorich My favorite thing about writing free software is seeing it being used in the wild. 🥰 Thanks for checking out Surprise Me!, Eric, and for letting me know about it.

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@jtr You asked for tips, and my favorite feature from DuckDuckGo carries over to Kagi as well: bangs. If you haven't used them before, they are shortcuts starting with an exclamation point (!) that acts on your search phrase in different ways. Some examples…

Are you pretty sure the first search result will be what you want? Just add a bang to the search phrase. So, a search like micro.blog api ! takes you directly to the API overview on the Micro.blog help forum, for example.

Adding !i to a search phrase will turn it into an image search. So, cats !i will instantly give you numerous photos of cats.

beer !w will redirect you to the Wikipedia page about beer, while beer !g will do a Google search for beer.

When you want to know how a page looked in the past, just add !wayback after the URL in the address bar like this: apple.com !wayback. Similarly, !ais will often help you get around paywalls.

There are many, many more bangs to play with, and you can make your own custom bangs.

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@aeryn You're very welcome. RSS is the best. 🥰

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Sanna wrote a blog post about our trip to Copenhagen, loaded with links and photos of all the food, drinks, and fun stuff we experienced over there. 🇩🇰

Two cold beverages on a dark table, one in a frosted cocktail glass with a sugared rim and the other in a clear glass with condensation, both on coasters.

Balderdash. Crowded and cozy cocktail joint with finesse. They were into spritzing perfume on the drinks… and the patrons!

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Finally, a CAPTCHA I can actually pass. 🥑

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One more from this week’s trip to Denmark. This one is from inside Rundetaarn (the Round Tower). Sanna, I, and what felt like most of the school kids in the country raced to the top. 😅

The tower’s vaulted interior with arched windows and cobblestone flooring. Sunlight filters through the windows, casting light patterns on the walls and floor.

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Please do not disturb, I’m writing my blog. 🥰 From the hotel we stayed at in Copenhagen.

Your typical, please do not disturb sign but with countless stated reasons listed. I have jet lag. I’m writing my blog. I’m at the front desk asking for a headache pill. I need a quiet moment by myself. I’m in the bathtub, enjoying a break from the rush hours at home. I’m contemplating how I can make the world a better place. I’m practicing yoga as we speak. I’m kissing my loved one. I’m on Skype with my kids. I turned off the light to save energy and fell asleep. I’m preparing my speech for tomorrow. Last night was a long night out. I’m watching the news.

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We had tacos and ice cream for lunch today. 😋 I’m a sucker for street food, and Reffen did not disappoint. It’s a cozy little oasis in Copenhagen, filled with food stalls, surrounded by workshops and warehouses.

A red container atop a blue container with the word Reffen cut out.

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I just read Lizzy Stewart’s illustrated essay Walking Distance, and you should too. It’s about walking (no surprise there) but more specifically about the experience of being a woman out walking. Sprinkled with musings about moms, gender, social structure, and more. 📚

The book Walking Distance by Lizzy Stewart on a wooden table. The cover illustration depicts a large woman in a coat walking over a small town.

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GERD was in town tonight and the show blew both our minds. Absolutely incredible. 🎵

A woman (GERD) on stage with a microphone, looking down thoughtfully, with a large, illuminated cloud-like art installation floating above.

I be wearing 💙

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Remember when bands had proper websites? Some nights, feeling nostalgic, I cue up Rough Bunnies in my headphones and browse their old site for a while.

Image of a handmade website design on paper titled Rough Bunnies Home Page, featuring announcements and updates in both English and Swedish, with hand-drawn elements such as navigation buttons and illustrations of two bunnies. The last update reads: hello fans and friends, we are very sorry to say that you can’t buy our records anymore because they don’t exist since my mum’s computer got on fire.

Aww, that last update from Frida. 😭 I hope her mom’s doing alright now and has a computer that isn’t on fire. Here’s Dance with your shadow. 🎵

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The artwork for L’Impératrice upcoming album gives off a strong Sorayama vibe. 🦾

Digital airbrush illustration of a metallic robot hand, with a butterfly perched on the index finger, against a starry background. The band, L'Impératrice, and album name, Pulsar, appears along the side.

💙 PULSAR 💙 artwork for the new album from @l.imperatrice out June 7th !!

This piece has been through so many hands and taken various different forms since I made it - this marks the very satisfying final destination of her journey 🥚