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My dog, Tia (t-bone), thinks that if she stays completely still when we get ready to go for a walk, we will get out quicker. Always makes me laugh. 😂😂

@JoeRess @8none1 @felimwhiteley @degville BTW, this was JUST published. I’m not some kind of crazy stalker, I’m a Patreon supporter so get notified. 😂

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The Late Night Linux gents (@JoeRess @8none1 @felimwhiteley & @degville) have published their thoughts on (and Mastodon in general). I personally thought a lot of what they said was fair. I particularly liked Joe’s point around the fact there’s no algorithm at work here. We’re not trying to keep people online.

I also liked the G+ analogy; again, I agree. What do you folks think?

latenightlinux.com/late-night-

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I was thinking on how to respond to another toot tonight, and it caused me to think about Linux as a competitive desktop option.

And I think that it will never make it to desktop stardom because of business. FOSS developers spend so much time reinventing the wheel because wheel XYZ doesn't it do it for them, but no time on the tools that regular users need. For example: There are so many window managers that there's a top 20 list (ubuntupit.com/best-linux-windo). Yet there is no decent PDF editor.

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Well there, :ablobcatwave:
I've been told an would be a good idea so:
I'm a student with a little experience.
Other than studying and work I mostly use my for or watching some .
Recently in the process of looking for , like over , over and so on.
Other interests include , , , projects and lots of things I can't think of right now.

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Please, please, please, don't make things look like links if they're not links! These attractive pink underlined words look like they lead to juicy info about the presentations at this conference, but in reality they aren't even clickable!

Something a bit different on my blog…story time. This time I talk you through the time I was run over twice in one day.

kevq.uk/the-time-i-was-run-ove

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For those of you that like numbers, here's some interesting stats from our CDN in the last 30 days...

1.24TB of data and over 13 million requests, with ~70% of those served from the CDN.

It’s bad enough that I have to wait for my computers to update. Now I have to wait for my bloody car to update too!

Improved the "Reply to this post" button on my site so that it automatically adds the post title to the subject line.

Isn't fun!

kevq.uk/adding-the-post-title-

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Hi there, here’s a little
I retrained (after years of repairing computers for friends and family), a couple of years ago to be an IT tech. I landed a job, which required me to automate many tasks with PowerShell, and I fell in the automation trap! so, I am currently learning Python. So here I am, to meet like-minded people, to share opinions, projects, virtual beverages…

I'm going to be trying something a little different on my blog over the next few weeks/months.

kevq.uk/notes/story-time/

Trying out a new thing…lRL photo for my profile pic instead of my vector avatar. 🤯

Back from holiday a day early because my oldest was so busy pissing around in the swimming pool that he missed the last step down, slipped on his arse, bashed his head on aforementioned step and gave himself a concussion. 🤦‍♂️

Kids 🤷‍♂️

This is an exceptionally good write up about what’s actually happening with the whole saga.

Far too much hyperbole and not enough facts.

daringfireball.net/2021/08/app

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The size of the average web page (defined as the average page size of the 500,000 most popular websites) increased from 0.45 megabytes in 2010 to 1.7 megabytes in June 2018.

httparchive.org/reports/page-w

I've been using my new M1 MacBook Air for a few days now. Having NEVER used MacOS before, here are my first impressions.

kevq.uk/a-windows-users-first-

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