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I'm (re)joining the community! This will be my primary account, mainly tooting about mainly and geekery

I got quarantined at short notice so the mech keyboard, desktop pc and hdmi monitors are all at the office. After a week hunched over a folding table, I have at least set up a real desk in what is usually the kids play area..

any users had success with getting any logging for client connects/disconnects, etc?

Not looking good right now, especially when the police do surveillance without you knowing and the quality also sucks businessinsider.com/met-police

Simon :linux: boosted

Attention #Mastodon sysadmins! A new release with some security fixes will drop on Thursday, prepare to upgrade -- we'll release 2.9.x, 3.0.x, and 3.1.x versions to make sure you have the easiest time upgrading for this.

Starting getting grey hairs on my beard. I think it goes back to some life choices I made as a teenager: when I was at university, I got introduced to Solaris. Turns out that was a gateway to a lifelong Linux habit.

May I never lose the awe and wonder of seeing a rainbow, or a beautiful sunset.

Simon :linux: boosted

Wait, duckduckgo search results are mostly bing? I'm not sure how I feel about this.:" DuckDuckGo gets its results from over four hundred sources. These include hundreds of vertical sources delivering niche Instant Answers, DuckDuckBot (our crawler) and crowd-sourced sites (like Wikipedia, stored in our answer indexes). We also of course have more traditional links in the search results, which we also source from multiple partners, though most commonly from Bing (and none from Google)."

Tips for getting followed on (according to me).

1) liking and/or boosting my posts is a great way to get noticed if I don't already follow you. I always check the profile of anyone who does, as I'm always looking for new interesting people to follow.

2) write a profile bio. I need to know something about you

3) if you work with, or just like , then I'll probably follow you. I don't set the bar very high.

4) toots on your timeline, primarily in English.

Royal mail have a new set of classic video game stamps. They also do them as postcards. My desk area is getting decorated!

I'm looking for a software engineer with and/or skills to help make better (typically ) research software in this enjoyable role. UK/London area. Please boost for visibility webapps2.is.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/jo

About to start my digital detox for three weeks, which I do each year, while still trying to do my day job. Trying to break the habit of hours of frivolous smartphone use each day and to recalibrate myself. I'm also cutting out current affairs, since it's a constant stream of negativity and fearmongering. Stopping alcohol too but that's the easy one tbh. Over and out

Achievement unlocked: I just managed to pick the lock on my HP microserver after losing the keys 😂

things i enjoyed most in #2019
favourite : Masters of doom
series: Spiral, Deutschland 86.
: windjammers (MAME)
: cryptoqueen (one-off series), ubuntu podcast and darknet diaries
instance: fosstodon
channel: retromancave
favourite purchased : "notes and the like" by ms. john soda. also enjoyed "designer" by aldous harding
...can't say i've been overwhelmed by any particular film. star wars was OK though.

and are alive and well among people concerned about . 13% of the 1.5M visitors to "am i unique" site were from Linux machines, and 42% from firefox. amiunique.org/stats

#starwars episode IX spoiler 

Simon :linux: boosted

#Sonos is evil. They have a “recycle mode” that bricks your device on purpose and makes sure they can never be used again. Pure software. Even though speakers are perfectly OK. This should be illegal. threadreaderapp.com/thread/121

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Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.