Surprisingly pleasant afternoon for a ramble... and you can just about spot Rolo bottom-left. πŸ˜πŸ•

After 9.4km, still no worse... maybe it is helping? Needing another rest, but not because of my foot! 🀣

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Trying out some Ryoma foot supports. After 6km along Hadrian's Wall path not any worse, but sure it's helping much either. Halfway, so will find out soon! πŸ€”πŸƒ

Blobmaker is a free generative design tool to help you quickly create random, unique, and organic-looking SVG shapes blobmaker.app/

I've been trying a couple of Open Source run-tracker mobile apps... no need for stupid social media signups, etc. πŸ˜πŸ‘ I think "ForRunners" from Benoit Hervier works best for me (RunnerUp lost three of my runs before I switched to the other app).
* gitlab.com/brvier/ForRunners
* github.com/jonasoreland/runner
I'd be interested if anyone has any recommendations for similar run/activity tracker apps... πŸ€”

Brilliant evening swimming in the Tyne, although a tad chilly when you stop moving! Brrrr! 😬 (Note to self: "Don't. Drop. Phone.")

Vindobala... perhaps not the most inspiring site on Hadrian's Wall, although there's a placard telling you what it used to be like! Half-way, 5.6km, and exactly 6 min / km so far - about to slow down from here!! πŸ€£πŸƒ

Tonight's swim in Hexham. Looks quiet here, but loads of swimmers and boats out... just a little bit chilly on the toes! 🀣🏊

Tonight's 750m open air swimming pool. Successful test of my new Open Water Guardian tow float and we managed to escape just as the thunder came rolling in! 😁🏊

Need a little bit of flexibility with the "no drinking on a school night" rule on an evening like this! 🀣🍺

Nice link if you're into cubes... random shuffles of your 3x3 Rubik's Cube. About 30 iterations seems to be a good mix. -> shuffle.akselipalen.com/

Sharing images electronically hasn't always had the immediacy that it does today... πŸ˜‰

Day 52 of the series:

Trust me when I say this, it's things like this that will be running through my head the next time Microsoft tells us how much they love Linux and open source.

mikestone.me/what-microsoft-th

Having mostly lurked for a few days, it seemed like it's time to make a quick . In real life I'm a sysadmin by day, UK based and working in the criminal justice sector. I enjoy tinkering with tech in whatever spare time I have, and Fosstodon looked like a perfect match. Starting to find my way in the Fediverse and beyond open-source I'm also hoping to explore my other interests around photography, sourdough, running, hiking, swimming, contemplating why I have no spare time, etc! 🀣

I see alpkit.com/ Metrocentre are reopening today... been delighted with my new Lotic wetsuit, and I might pick up some new goggles too. Seem to be quite a few camping special offers currently, if that's your thing! πŸ˜πŸ‘

Delighted to finally be dipping my toes into some wild swimming. Well, ok I was in a wetsuit, and the water is pretty calm up here in the North Tyne! Amazingly fun though. 🀣🏊

Can you honestly say there's a greater satisfaction in life than a brand new pair of high quality windscreen wipers?! πŸ˜‰πŸ’¦

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