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Since joining I've realised that isn't dead, and even more so during the series. So I've shut down my medium account, bought a cool domain 😂 and been working on a Jekyll setup that works for me. I have a few interesting technical posts in the pipe but my introductory post is a nostalgic look at my life in games cyb.org.uk/2020/06/09/my-favou . Some initial encouragement and comments may lead to more regular posts from me! 😆

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I'm (re)joining the community! This will be my primary account, mainly tooting about mainly and geekery

Simon :linux: boosted

LibreOffice 7.0 is here! And it's packed with new features - along with improvements to performance, compatibility and usability. Learn all about it, and download it: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

Beware the misleading "chinese export" mark that's made to look like the CE mark. It is the responsibility of the seller (inc. Amazon/ebay) to ensure conformity. instrktiv.com/en/blog/law-and-

I've only just realised that paypal added 2FA via the authenticator app (instead of SMS only). Seems they did it a year ago and didn't tell anyone.

medium.com/@fs0c131y/tiktok-lo is worth a read, to get facts in times of misinformation. He knows his stuff.

Today I was looking for datasets for a particular ML project that doesn't have many good datasets. I found somebody who was using an ML-generated dataset as their input to perform machine learning on. Pretty sure this is how mad cow disease started.

today I am getting running on a supercomputer for legit machine learning purposes 😂

hey ... if i bought a 3 with a faulty display, would i still be able to run it in headless mode, or would it fail to boot?

Fixing an issue with mother-in-laws pc. Had to workaround three unfixed windows bugs and now running updates. It's taken 2hrs to move from 88%-90% . How do people put up with this?

New blog post: Websites that require authentication in a browser session to download stuff are annoying, but even more so, when you are working from home and really want to download directly to a remote server. Here's how to ensure your home ADSL isn't going to slow your down. cyb.org.uk/2020/07/05/wfh-down

I just discovered marktext.app/ which is a editor, and a drop-in replacement for non-free , which I had been using in lieu of a FOSS equivalent that compared with it.

Since joining I've realised that isn't dead, and even more so during the series. So I've shut down my medium account, bought a cool domain 😂 and been working on a Jekyll setup that works for me. I have a few interesting technical posts in the pipe but my introductory post is a nostalgic look at my life in games cyb.org.uk/2020/06/09/my-favou . Some initial encouragement and comments may lead to more regular posts from me! 😆

Just switched to tusky for performance reasons, and I can't see how many replies/boosts/favourites a post has in the main timeline. Is there a way to switch this info on? Feels like a waste of time otherwise - how else would you know if there's a thread to read?

We really need an open version of a site like quora. A Wikipedia equivalent to foster decent conversation rather than this walled garden.

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Yesterday, @estebanm made a demo of Miller, a command line tool to process CSV files. It has nice features, like calculated columns. Feels like a command line spreadsheet! More: github.com/johnkerl/miller

The enthusiastic blogging geeks of have finally got to me and I'm starting a blog. But I'm not going to share the link until I break through the 3 posts barrier...

Took a chance and bought a wireless usb adapter (2.4ghz only) for a desktop pc for £2.99 from eBay. Glad to say it works out of the box on Ubuntu 20.04!

Anyone else feel like energy efficiency ratings are going the same way as exam grades? A isn't good enough anymore, gotta be A***

Wasted too long trying to fix a kernel panic occuring when installing Ubuntu today, only to find etcher had created a bad install usb for me. I hadn't noticed the big COMPLETED followed by a tiny "verify failed". good old dd created a good one for mem

Who's Running a custom ROM on their android phone nowadays? I haven't done for years because support for my Xiaomi Vince seems pretty poor, not even an official lineage build available.I had some bad experiences with past phones but if I found a well supported ROM, I think I might switch.

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