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I’m migrating to @rtwx in order to keep user handles consistent across instances. So anyone getting a follow from that account is me. 🙂

I’m migrating to @rtwx in order to keep user handles consistent across instances. So anyone getting a follow from that account is me. 🙂

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Wow. Good job . No, seriously, good job! **slow clap**

theverge.com/2018/8/31/1780140

Many on here make themselves out to be accepting and open to new people. Yet Wil Wheaton gets so much abuse, he was forced off the platform.

Like I said, great work folks. ☹️

Only the latest technology here! 😁

Need this to test wife’s office fax over voip T.38 line to her fax/printer. The ATA settings are doing my head in. We’ll hook this to our physical line to test. Hopefully.

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Before today, I knew: the reason Twitter was originally limited to 140 characters was so it could be transmitted over SMS (which was limited to 1120 bits, or 160 7-bit characters).

TIL: the reason SMS is limited to 160 7-bit characters is because Friedhelm Hillebrand, who was the chairman of the non-voice services committee within the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), found that a) the average sentence was <160 characters, and b) that matched the average postcard.

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i may start a blog

not that I have any ideas that are actually intresting enough to read about but i guess it may help flesh out my thoughts about stuff i find really intresting

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Sucks when you go through all that effort to blame someone else and then you email all those plans to a journalist accidentally.

"That Time Telco Lobbyists Sent Me All Their Talking Points About Trying To Shift The Blame To Internet Companies | Techdirt"

techdirt.com/articles/20180829

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I've decided that I'm going to try to dip my toes in the language this weekend. But what to try and write..

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Next tests: Mini Wifi routers. Turns out one is a bridge only, so I’m glad I ordered 2. The white one works perfectly, it’ll be used for connecting to a 14point7 iDash datalogger in a speedway car, which we use to monitor O2, 4x EGT, RPM and TPS. Carbureted on methanol. I’ll share more once the speedway seasons gets underway here, but some previous logs can be seen here: imgur.com/a/GPvIL fosstodon.org/media/Bo86QTXHS5

The first bit: SSD USB housing. Makes the old SSD from my laptop actually useful.

Nuked all the old windows stuff with gparted but made it ntfs as no doubt it’ll be going into windows machines at some point.

Tempted to leave in my Pi for nextcloud usage or something though 🤔 fosstodon.org/media/0kf37KXFH- fosstodon.org/media/KmkijNJCPn fosstodon.org/media/CzsMxRv1e7

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I found a userscript that "fixes" the Masto web client layout into something I like a whole lot more.

It's called "Mastodon Single Column (Simple)" by Kerynean

userstyles.org/styles/158971/m

And I'm making small customizations like hiding filtered posts completely.

It's so beautiful. (Now I just have to figure out why it displays fine in 1080p, less so at 1366 x 768.)

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If you use Debian: you're got getting the recent Intel CPU bugfixes because Intel updated the firmware package's license to state that it's not redistributable.

If use Linux other than Debian and have the bugfixes: ask your maintainers why they're distributing software they're not legally allowed to.

And in any case: next time you purchase a CPU, evaluate whether AMD might be a better choice than Intel.

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I think I still have several of the minifigs you can see around the 1975 time frame. We used to have at least one or two of the one from 1974, but I don't know if that's still around my house.

"Happy 40th Birthday, LEGO Minifigure! - GeekDad"

geekdad.com/2018/08/happy-40th

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I'm unsubscribing from all my YouTube channels. I'd like to say that this is because of some sort of moral objection to Google's data mining all the things, but it's really because my children have taken over my YouTube, and I'm more likely to get a recommendation from Google for some weird kids game than I am for something I'm actually interested in. Thankfully, YouTube videos still support RSS, so I'll just put the channels I'm interested in into my RSS reader and forget about subscribing.

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Parenting pro-tip: the baby bullet is great for making daiquiris.

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