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Just can't find the perfect SBC for you?

"Build Your Own Linux Single Board Computer | Hackaday"


9th day of school and my kid's teacher emails me to tell me that he hasn't turned in any homework yet this year.

Sorry, what?

Brain crashes.


I want to write something to test out my write.as account, but I'm drawing a total blank today. Someone please inspire me.

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In case you missed it this morning, I wrote a piece on the replacement policy of computers for the hospital I'm doing an internship at. It's a little behind the scenes and is the first part of...however many it takes to satisfy you all!

Let me know what you think :)


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I wrote a follow up to my post, following lots of feedback. Thanks everyone!

This one goes in to the basics of the Mastodon UI and how to get started.


Hey, there's a @kevq here. Couldn't possibly be that @kev is testing something could it? Nah.

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Morning all! I wrote up a description of the system at the hospital I work at for replacing aging computers. There's a lot going down there so this is a lengthy post. Hopefully it's not too fluffy! Let me know what you think :)



Thunder and lightning outside and our Internet just dropped. Sad face.

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Retweeted @nex3@twitter.com:

today is my birthday and my birthday request is that people doodle me something cute, send me a picture, and tag it #doodles4nat

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Looks like a lot of people want to #DeleteTwitter and try out #Mastodon! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐ŸŽ‰

If you know someone who wants to make the switch, here are some resources to help them:

Official Site

How does Mastodon work?

Mastodon info incl. mobile apps

Twitter-style interface for Mastodon

Mastodon Crossposting service
(M -> T currently blocked by Twitter, but T -> M works)

Wow, today has been a total waste. Work called me right before bed last night, and I was up dealing with that until 1:45am. My daughter woke me up at 3:00am and I didn't get her back to sleep until 4:30. She woke me up again at 5, but settled herself. Her sister woke me up at 10 minutes to 7 this morning. My wife had work until 1:30 this afternoon. When she got home, we had lunch and then I said I was going to take a 30 minute nap. I have no idea when that was or how long I slept. Now it's 5:00.

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For my follow Friday #ff, I'm choosing @kev @omnipotens and @Curator. Three awesome admins from three awesome instances. They're definitely worth a follow.


"Learning From Terminals to Design the Future of User Interfaces โ€” Brandur Leach"


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#ActivityPub support is live! You can now follow *Public* Write.as blogs from Mastodon, such as our @blog

It's limited to Public blogs right now (a paid feature) so we can slowly roll this out and plug holes as needed -- once I'm confident things are stable in the next few days, it'll be available to everyone for free.

You can read a bit more about the update, and I'd love to hear any feedback / ideas / bugs here! discuss.write.as/t/activitypub

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debugging my project gutenberg scraper unintentionally produced an emphatic rallying cry

Not sure if this will impact us in any way.

"Bitcoin Magazine: Bitcoiners Losing Faith in Twitter Inspire an Exodus to Mastodon."


Keep in mind this means the two most visited websites in the United States are both owned by Google, and all of these sites farm your data for income.

"YouTube is about to pass Facebook as the second biggest website in US"


Mycroft has a new voice based on their new Mimic 2 engine. It has promise, but there are still some glitches. Here's a quick demo. Please keep in mind this is still beta.


Some days, there's just not enough caffeine in the world.

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People of the , lend me your ears!

I come before you to propose a new hashtag - were people can recommend their favourite blogs.

Not gonna lie, this is purely for selfish reasons so I can improve my RSS feed. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I think should be a link with a VERY short summary. For example:

omgubuntu.co.uk - Ubuntu, Linux blog.

I'll follow this post with my first . Please join in if you're interested.