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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.

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!

I haven't played Eve Online for a long time, but I still keep a copy of the "handy Russian phrases" document we had back then, and I referred to it a few times when supporting some Russian users last night.

Мне нравятся большие жопы , и я не могу это скрывать

The lesson of Thick As a Brick is an important lesson that every musician needs to learn.

If you dare to poke fun of prog rock by making a 30-minute parody, you run the real risk of making a 30-minute epic that becomes an instant prog rock classic, and may forever typecast you as a progressive rock band.

Musicians be warned.

That feeling when you've been under the impression you were out of for weeks, but suddenly discover half a bottle of Hendrick's at the back of a cupboard.

Heh, someone's messaging me trying to get me to change the password on "their" Chinwag XMPP account, using one that looks identical because of a unicode character substitution.

I'm being very helpful but I think they might be disappointed with the result. :awesome:

This is a thing that Google Photos just goes ahead and generates automatically for people. I did not initiate this in any way, I just received a notification that it was my responsibility to deal with now.

Listening to the soundtrack is critical to appreciating this piece of art.

It's Sunday afternoon, I need to go into work for a few hours and god damn it's proving difficult to motivate myself into doing that.

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This gremlin just tried to murder a dude with a chainsaw, but now he's bumped his head so better play some tweeting bird sound effects!

Oh god the "dad died in the chimney dressed as Santa" story, I'd forgotten that was from this.

But hey now we've had a horrific story and a really dark character moment, let's get back to the wacky puppets again!

The soundtrack is still for a light silly slapstick comedy, and there's a lot of that going on, but these monsters are out there actually killing people.

Tonally, this movie is all over the place.

This guy's mum is just a stone cold killer. Knocking the little fuckers off like mad. Blender, microwave, and just stabbing the fuck out of them.

@koosli I had no recollection of this movie being so over-the-top comical. Like, soundtrack stings after a punchline, reaction shots from the dog ...

Also reminds me, are these Christmas carol singers that show up at your house a real thing in the USA or is it a movie cliche?

Like, if a bunch of people singing show up at my house I'm not going to stand outside in the cold listening to that shit. Make an appointment some time when it's warm.

Ok, @koosli - I've made curry, I have a beer and the last time I saw these movies they were on rented VHS tapes. Settling in for the evening now.

The first "unsolicited #dick pic" was sent by Richard Nixon, while touring a DARPA facility in 1972. He mistook an early #digital #camera prototype for a urinal and an image of his #penis was sent to many staff members, leading to the phrase "I was here from Year Dick" being commonly used to indicate one's seniority.

This event is also resulted in "Dick" finally becoming the preferred slang term for a penis among the #American people, replacing "Johnson", which faded rapidly into obscurity.

I don't know why I find hole saws so satisfying, but they're seriously one of my favourite tools. I just want to keep making holes in more things.

The real estate business would like you remember that time marches ever on, and neither your feeble protestations nor any amount of tears will send a single grain of sand upward in the great hourglass that measures our mortal lives.

If the amount of blossoms on the tree is anything to go by, there will be a lot of apples this year. However, based on past experience, it's not anything to go by.

The pear tree seems pretty happy, too. Lots of leaves and fresh growth. It's very young, but still had a few flowers. Might get a pear if I'm really lucky.

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