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Since joining I've realised that isn't dead, and even more so during the series. So I've shut down my medium account, bought a cool domain 😂 and been working on a Jekyll setup that works for me. I have a few interesting technical posts in the pipe but my introductory post is a nostalgic look at my life in games cyb.org.uk/2020/06/09/my-favou . Some initial encouragement and comments may lead to more regular posts from me! 😆

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

Since joining I've realised that isn't dead, and even more so during the series. So I've shut down my medium account, bought a cool domain 😂 and been working on a Jekyll setup that works for me. I have a few interesting technical posts in the pipe but my introductory post is a nostalgic look at my life in games cyb.org.uk/2020/06/09/my-favou . Some initial encouragement and comments may lead to more regular posts from me! 😆

Just switched to tusky for performance reasons, and I can't see how many replies/boosts/favourites a post has in the main timeline. Is there a way to switch this info on? Feels like a waste of time otherwise - how else would you know if there's a thread to read?

We really need an open version of a site like quora. A Wikipedia equivalent to foster decent conversation rather than this walled garden.

Simon :linux: boosted

Yesterday, @estebanm made a demo of Miller, a command line tool to process CSV files. It has nice features, like calculated columns. Feels like a command line spreadsheet! More: github.com/johnkerl/miller

The enthusiastic blogging geeks of have finally got to me and I'm starting a blog. But I'm not going to share the link until I break through the 3 posts barrier...

Took a chance and bought a wireless usb adapter (2.4ghz only) for a desktop pc for £2.99 from eBay. Glad to say it works out of the box on Ubuntu 20.04!

Anyone else feel like energy efficiency ratings are going the same way as exam grades? A isn't good enough anymore, gotta be A***

Wasted too long trying to fix a kernel panic occuring when installing Ubuntu today, only to find etcher had created a bad install usb for me. I hadn't noticed the big COMPLETED followed by a tiny "verify failed". good old dd created a good one for mem

Who's Running a custom ROM on their android phone nowadays? I haven't done for years because support for my Xiaomi Vince seems pretty poor, not even an official lineage build available.I had some bad experiences with past phones but if I found a well supported ROM, I think I might switch.

Simon :linux: boosted

Just a reminder folks, we're on the hunt for a community manager. We've had a few applications already, but we're still open to receiving more.

hub.fosstodon.org/we-need-a-co

If you are stuck indoors and have a colour printer, this site has free retro computer projects to download. rockybergen.com/papercraft

My kids are now knocking up games using Scratch in 10 minutes that I would spend the first week of my easter copying out of a magazine listing, and the 2nd week would be spent looking for the bug. They don't know how good they've got it!

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
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