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Honestly my favourite thing about the fediverse at the moment is the - more please. Never stop not breadposting.

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Hi - please consider yourselves informed that @dolldolldoll is now your official "backup admin" if a hit-by-a-bus situation should occur - follow her main at @dolldolldoll if you want!

I've known Ivy for close to two decades now, we've co-sysadmined things previously and I vouch that you can trust her as you trust me.

Ivy will have access to all the backend systems and accounts, not to run things on a daily basis, but to ensure continuity of service if I can't.

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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.

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It's that time of the week again: I'll be doing my Monday Mashup show over at

Be sure to come along, going to have a good bit of 80s stuff in there

Love it when a Youtuber incorporates some kind of dramatic reveal in their video that's completely blown by the fact that they mention the thing they're revealing in the video's title.

OK I'm back and everything seems to be OK again. Plus I can move a whole shelving unit out of the lounge room ...

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Taking myself offline in a bit to relocate my home servers from the lounge to my office in one of the key child-proofing steps.

I think I've figured out a way this will all work out smoothly, but if I never come back, tell the internet I miss it.

It's very frustrating when you finally locate something you've been looking for for days, and it turns out it was actually in one of the first places you checked but apparently you're blind or something, Mike.

Someone please pay for me to make the sitcom I've been plotting out for years. It'll be really good, I promise.

After spilling coffee on myself this morning, I moved someone's PC to a different desk this afternoon without realising it was caked in dust.

Now my t-shirt, which was washed yesterday, is absolutely filthy and I look utterly gross. I just want the chance to explain myself to anyone who sees me. I swear I am not an animal.

I brought a hoodie but it's way too warm to walk around with it zipped up.

Maybe ...

Hey fedifriends - does anyone happen to know what filename format a Facebook data export tends to have?

I know I did one a few years ago when I deleted my account, but I can't find where I stashed the bloody thing and I think I have some photos missing from my archives that might be in there.

We've also launched an early version of Inkscape 1.1 alpha for testing!

Calling early adopters to help us test and provide your feedback to improve the major release in the spring.

Read more & download the alpha here:

Today was supposed to be my first regular day back in the office. Not only the coffee disaster, but I was already running over 30 minutes late because I couldn't find a bunch of stuff that I'd normally take in, so I'm now doomed to spend the day with coffee stains on my t-shirt because there was no way I had time to go home and change.

If this is what they mean by "the new normal" I would like to go back into lockdown please.

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Signs indicate it's going to be a very, very bad day. RIP my morning coffee.

For 1980s British sci-fi, Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future holds up shockingly well. Even for a movie that has an extended sequence where it just stops the plot and runs a few full music videos in a row.

Just sinking in now that I've got less than a week to try to make this place somewhat child-safe and I literally have boards with rusty nails sticking out of them in the back room.

This is called a "roof snake". Also called referred to as a shingle nail puller among other roof-related terms. Watching the DIY version being made seems just so satisfying. One day, I should try to make my own

Ever picked up a spray bottle of isopropyl alcohol backwards somehow and sprayed a good shot directly into your eye? Yeah me neither. That'd be a hugely embarrassing mistake to make and so easily avoidable with even the most basic attention to detail.

Aphantasia, No Visual Imagination, and Video Games - Access-Ability by LauraKBuzz


I've been watching the new series of The Stand, and I'm enjoying it, mostly. I really like the way they've structured it with flashbacks instead of purely chronological order of events, and the casting is pretty good, much better performed than the old miniseries.

But, and I guess this is a minor gripe, they're not diverging from the book very much so far which has left me wishing I didn't know the story, because I now doubt they'll make any surprise changes and I know how it'll all end.

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