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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!

It's time to move on, accept that things have changed, and update the save icon from a floppy to a Zip disk.

I've been playing 'Psychonauts 2' a lot lately, so here is Ford Cruller. Also, brush pen practice.

It's really, really hard to get the colours to come out right in a photo, but I do really want to share this as it's finally possible to see what the goal looks like.

There's a long way to go still but damn it's really working.

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Had an odd smell bugging me in the kitchen for a week and I finally located a rogue potato in the pantry that had apparently broken away from the pack and made a failed attempt at freedom some time ago.

Weird. Freaky volcano question of sorts 

This is a picture of the volcano near Tonga before it erupted. Can anyone else see a face in the smoke?

We did some promo pics on the weekend and they came up ok. Picking up all those balls after was annoying though. 😁

Promo for what, you say?

Just suddenly recalled a weird dream from last night where I went and interviewed for a new job, knowing full well I already had a job, and didn't need another one. I was in this interview trying to work out how I could do both jobs at the same time without anyone noticing.

Bread (CW food non vegan) 

Hello group!
My last raisin bread (same yeastdough as the traditional "Hefezopf") turned out so delicious that it was requested I bake another one.
I was nervous about being able to reproduce it, but it looks good. :breadnommed:

#breadbakingsunday #bread #breadbaking

I remember when the Humble Bundle was an event, all cross platform and no-DRM and I never missed a single one and really looked forward to them. Now I hear it's another shitty Windows game shop. Did we really need another one?

Someone do the original concept again please.

Quick update, because it's been a while. I've accepted that I have neither the time, skills or tools to get absolute perfection in the finish, so I will embrace all its flaws as part of its beauty.

First coat of colour is going on.

The Jan. 15, 2022 Hunga Tonga volcano eruption from a sattelite's PoV


It seems that #LinuxConfAU is not that well announced in many #Linux #podcast series, and @returntrip and I were wondering if it's because most #podcasts are US based.

That begs the question though, are there #Australian Linux / #FOSS / #FLOSS podcasts out there? And how to find them, or indeed podcasts based in other countries? A cursory search doesn't find such, or a useful listing, so hoping #AskFediverse will come to the rescue

as a dog owner it's important to regularly inspect your dog's poop, a task which I insist on referring to as "checking the output logs"

#ActivityPub nerds, are any of you able to explain the intended difference between Actor types "Organization" and "Service"?

Or more to the point, what is intended by a "Service" type as opposed to Group, Organization, or Application?

Last night, I was so tired I decided to just lie down on the bed and "rest my eyes" at about 9:30pm.

Yeah, I know, I fell for it like an idiot.

Woke up at 1am going "oh shit, I'll be awake all night now" and then promptly slept until 7am anyway.

Guess I needed that.

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