Did you know that you don't have to be a Norwegian citizen to vote in the local election in Norway?

If you are from the neighbouring Scandinavian countries you just have to live here. If you are from another country you have to have lived here for a few months.

The election is in two weeks, but you can vote today and the next week also. Find your closest booth at valglokaler.no

And vote Green Party!

I continue with the North America nebula for three hours last night. Here's the end result.

The image was taken with a narrowband filter that only passes light emitted by hydrogen glowing at a certain wavelength when exposed to the harsh ultraviolet radiation from nearby stars.

With narrowband filters it is possible to separate different elements from each other, and also - maybe more importantly - get rid of most of light pollution.

While I was in France, a lovely couple from Greece stayed in my house. We met through the , when they kindly offered to look after my hopefully soon-to-be-arriving Romanian streetdog.

Thank you, M&S, for bringing Greek delicacies and leaving my house even cleaner than it was. I love the beautiful artwork that you left, it looks so much like Jazz! I'll buy a frame and hang it up tomorrow :) I hope you had a nice time and a good flight home!

Rename FB, Twitter, etc Tribal Media instead of Social Media

Unfortunately, we have had to update some of the instances we have blocked.

All Gab instances and been 'upgraded' from Silenced to Suspended. Mstdn.jp has also been suspended.

This is because we have had a lot of members reporting porn themed follow bots from these instances.

Instance block list has been updated:

So...what are your favorite free to listen internet music streams?

The next FOSDEM will take place on 1-2 February 2020 at our usual venue, Université Libre de Bruxelles (thanks ULB!). fosdem.org/2020/

See fosdem.org/2020/practical/ for venue location and other useful information. The site will be updated further in the coming months.

Oooh! The Primitive Technology guy on youtube is releasing a book:


I might just have to order a copy.

#book #howto

Question: As TCP protocol is 2-way connection, both the router and your WiFi controller affect speed. So if your WiFi card can't sent packages back, you still can't connect to internet despite you staying in router's range. Am I right?

Noice! i3wm updated to 4.17!

Notable changes:

• default config: start xss-lock, nm-applet, pactl (volume keys)
• config: make binding modes case-sensitive
• check for duplicate key bindings in i3 -C
• i3bar: support transparency via --transparency flag (RGBA)
• i3bar: support for user-defined border widths

I know I still use i3bar, because it does all I need, but I see many with different bars... so, YMMV.


My friend: how could you reply instantly?
Me: I'm rendering.
Also Me: I'm compiling.

Minetest 5.1.0 will contain a large number of GUI improvements, including easier element positioning, styling/theming, and a main menu redesign. No formspec replacement though, unfortunately! What's on your wishlist?

Can we add this gif custom emoji? It's awesome. (I found this on public timeline)


So @mike has just informed me that today is Fosstodon’s 2nd birthday.

Two years, almost 5 thousand accounts, and almost 160 thousand status messages. It's been a wild ride. Here’s to many more!

I discovered my first hidden camera at an AirBnB last week in Yerevan, Armenia. Always scan the wifi when you get to a new place!! #surveillance #nmap #privacy #dystopia #security #badposture

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