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Hi, new Chinwag arrivals! Been a while since I refreshed the pinned welcome post, so here we go!

First, welcome! Second, Chinwag is more of a community than a service. We're pretty chill and open, but the happiness of our current regular users is more important than future growth.

Our admins are moderately left-leaning by Australian standards, so if you're an American you'll probably think we're godless communists bent on destroying society. Just fair warning.

Please post pics of your cats.

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Hey, I just wanted to say a quick to the recent Chinwag arrivals!

Chinwag's reason for existing is to provide communication tools for people, which is something I've always been interested in. I kind of target users, but welcome anyone from anywhere.

Please read our rules:

And our privacy policy:

There's a basic guide to using Chinwag Social here:

If you have any questions or concerns hit me up!

Looking back down to the southern end of the Prom and seeing all the walking tracks makes my feet itch. I've walked most of the main ones down there at some point but damn, I'm not done yet.

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A programmer is a machine for turning coffee into opinions on mechanical keyboards

I have been doing this IT thing for about 30 years now and this morning it took me far too long to figure out that the computer in front of me would work a lot better if I plugged it in.

So, I guess that's the kind of day I've got coming up.

I got a new keyboard, it is sooo nice I need to take photos in the natural light though

My company is doing a "Mexican fiesta" themed mid year event and it is going exactly how you think it is.

Hoo boy really having a few days of "anxiety spinning around in my head 24/7" over here, and I'm not sure if it's because I just completed a huge run of important shit I needed to deal with or because I have now run out of important shit coming up to keep me focussed.

I cannot afford to pay someone to pick a new colour for my logo, so I guess we're stuck with "weirdish, kinda-dark green" over here folks, sorry.

Haven’t baked in two weeks due to being away. So baked today as I’m out of bread.

#breadPosting #bread #fruitLoaf

Has anyone heard of this company? They have their own brand of computer memory called "memoz". They claim it's manufactured in Australia and backed by a 5 year warranty. They seem to have plenty of good ratings on eBay, amazon etc but can't find any info on them that isn't self published.

Bonus IPA-based, related poll.

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I think that instead of trying to get the right mounting hardware and wiring harness to put my old, cheap Android head unit in the new car, I might just repurpose the whole thing as a music player for my workshop instead. Pretty sure I've got a 12v PSU or two I don't need kicking around somewhere, and a set of old speakers I can chuck on the wall.

Could be fun. 😁

You're cataloguing your 80s record collection and get to your copy of "Infected". You record the artist as:

There was an unexpected gate-crasher at the wedding, just as we were waiting for the bride's party to arrive, this large Black Swan sauntered over and stood near the groomsmen.

Clearly, it knew it was a black-tie occasion and decided it was dressed for the occasion.

#bird #photo #nature #AustralianWildlife #BlackSwan

My is producing a little better now that the heat has let up a bit.

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Chinwag Social

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