Ok, finally got around to doing a page on my site after @uglyduck did his. Been meaning to do one for ages, and that was the push I needed.


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Very short post about sharing the things (in this case, hardware and software) that we use:


I had to sign into my mum’s hotmail account for her this week. Holy shit, what a horrible mess that is!

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Joining the fediverse, are in order:

RIOT powers the Internet of Things like Linux powers the Internet. RIOT is a free, open source operating system developed by a grassroots community gathering companies, academia, and hobbyists, distributed all around the world.

Through this account, we participate in the fediverse by announcing events and releases, boosting RIOT related content and general networking.

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I plan to do a more detailed blog post about it, but I launched a WIP side project to bring the classic Beatrix Potter tales to the web (in a more styled concept)


So I’ve just been sat with my oldest son before bed. We got to talking about my tattoos. I ended up giving him a pen so he could draw a tattoo on me…

He drew . Now the question is, do I get his drawing inked on my leg for real?

I’ve had a couple of episodes where I’ve passed out. Not sure why, but my Dr is looking into it. In the meantime they have (rightly) said I can’t drive.

So, check out my new wheels! Not quite as comfortable as my Mercedes, but at least I can get about. 😊

My lymph node has swollen to the size of an orange and is REALLY painful. So yeah, thanks for that covid vaccine!


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Great news, everyone!

Tomorrow will turn 11. To celebrate this special event, today we are launching a contest for all users. All you need to do is to boost this toot! The main prize is a free license of ONLYOFFICE Home Server. The winner will be randomly chosen among all the participants. We will sum up the results of the contest on the 8th of July at 12 PM (CET). Stay tuned with us for more news from ONLYOFFICE. Good luck!

For those of you with M1 Macbooks, would I be wasting my time getting an 8GB model?

Finished “Tuesdays With Morrie” last night after a recommendation from @codeHaiku (I think, sorry if it wasn’t you).

Both sad, inspirational and uplifting all at the same time. Well worth a read. Only a short book too, can read it in a couple of sittings.

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: I'm moving to @binyamin@mas.to. I love @kev and the fosstodon crowd. It's been a wild ride, and it was a great introduction to . I hope to meet more great people over there. Old toots will stay where they are.

So I discussed my leaving post with @mike and @cooper before posting it. It’s fair to say that all three of us had concerns as to the reaction I might get.

I’ve had lots of comments, the vast majority of which have been along the lines of “you do you” or “I’ve got a similar story”.

Not just from Fosstodon, but many other instances too. Don’t ever change, . You’re awesome.

I have an issue with my site where it won't let me render any curly brackets. For example, in liquid syntax:

{{ page.title }}

I've tried using the HTML encode equivalent in the code block, but even that doesn't work.

They render fine in Gutenberg, but are just blank in the front end. Any of the WordPress experts out there (like @chris) know what's going on here and how I can get around it please?

Urgh I have a chicken pox ridden kid. Has to be on the day where I have a tonne of meetings. 🤦‍♂️

Poor little itchy sausage. He is utterly miserable.

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