Oh yeah, the solar farm less than a mile from my house is on fire. They can't get their trucks between the panels to put out the fire. What could go wrong? We have to figure these things out.

There were 4 burgers on this plate but spouse and I were both hungry so 2 are missing.

Should have been Devil's Backbone. Spellchecker helped me out a little bit too much, too late again.

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Grillin' always goes better with a beer. Rebel's Backbone from Real Ale Co. In Bianco, TX

Desiging a clipper guard stand in OpenSCAD for the lovely lady that cuts my hair. She currently stores them in a bowl and is constantly searching for the correct one.

@fosstodon 5 year anniversary! 👏

Thanks for creating a dedicated space on Mastodon for FOSS enthusiasts to call home :ablobcatheartsqueeze:

I love Fosstodon. This is a very supportive and creative/talented community.

@mike's recent blog post mentioning old screenshots makes me suddenly wish I had backups from my Linux experiences twenty years ago.

So, I'd like to make a public request for your oldest FOSS screenshots.
Please reply here with alt text describing the programs seen, running, your setup/environment, etc, and put the year in the body/comment.

This should be hella fun.


The fact that row crop farmers around me that grew corn this year are baling the stalks is a very bad sign. Corn stalks have no nutritional value so people who feed them will have to supplement with something high in protein like syrup tubs or range cubes. This scares a cattle rancher like me. Guess I'll keep on working to support my livestock habit.

I've got to move square bales of hay from my neighbors barn to my barn. If I get done today, my reward is waiting for me at the Railport Brewery.

When I listen to TTD I hear Jackie Wilson, Otis Redding, some Earth, Wind and Fire and a little tinge of Al Green(one of my favs). It's so good.

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I'm steppin' over the hard line according to Terence Trent Darby.

. Things are slow at first but as you find people with similar interests and follow them, others will follow you. Create your bio, add an avatar pic and some emojis to your name so others can learn more about you. If you haven't, sending out an introduction listing your interests will help.
The custom emoji list is here:


Also see Kev's most awesome blogpost about getting started here:

Good luck and have fun.

It's been a minute since I sent my last standard greeting. Welcome aboard all you new folk. We're happy you're here.

If you're tired of seeing these you can filter to keep them out of your timeline.

Five years of


I've been happy to call this place home for ~4 years now. If it wasn't for them I would... be on another instance 😆
But, seriously, mods are great, community leaders are great, and (mostly) everyone I've met here has been good people.

I don't know why but I always conflate and mix up Sweet and Slade, like they were the same band. "Alright, fellas, let's goooooooooo!"

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