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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!

I am super happy to tell you that I've got canvas prints of my Moon Bear, Sun Llama, and Queen Crow drawings available at my etsy store, if such things are of interest to you.

Well, it's the last day of my 40s. Might do some super adult things like play video games or watch TV.

I decided I'd pick up Cult of the Lamb and give it a bit of a play after dinner and now it's 2:30am so yeah I guess it's a pretty fun game then. Good night.

Hey friends, we've started a PeerTube channel on the lovely @tilvids instance. We will be sharing some security tips and tricks, best practices and how to use Bitwarden.

Please do let us know what you think as we go along, including what you might like to see or what we could to better. :ablobcathappypaws:

Today I did TWO Important Tasks. Oh my. My brain feels like it's been replaced with wet cardboard but apparently I still have to work until 5.

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Advice request - support for imprisoned people 

We are looking for any generic or specific to so-called “Australia” resources and advice about joining or participating in existing solidarity, support, connection with locally imprisoned people. I think I saw a bunch of people mentioning something about this. Any chance anyone has resources or advice? Thanks in advance.

TIL: Gary Numan is 13 days older than Gary Oldman.

Here is a picture of Meech doing a sleep on my arm for no reason other than that he's a very good boy.

I have completed An Important Task and hoo boy I think I need a little lie down.

It's not challenging or exciting work but I guarantee you'll be able to turn your work phone off at 5pm when you walk out the door and everyone will think that is totally fine.

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Hey Melbourne friends - if corporate Windows desktop support sounds like your thing (yeah I know, but the work environment is pretty good) hit me up for info because there's a role working here with me waiting for you. 😁

Any Vim experts out there: I find my hands wanna move to the mouse when I'm browsing code casually. If I don't know where a piece of code is, or what function to search for, or I'm getting a feel for the code, it's nice to scroll around with the mouse, floating about back and forth to get a sense of the structure.

If I use keyboard shortcuts, the movement is jarring and disorienting. Ctrl-u and ctrl-d for example don't give me a quick idea of how the code above or below "fits". I want some sort of floaty smooth scrolling and I don't know what to search for that will tell me if it's possible.

I don't want to add too much config to get it though - I'm using servers I can't easily change the config for, and simulating in VS Code the rest of the time, so doing this natively would be amazing if it exists.

Boosts appreciated. And if I need to, I will rewrite this to state it's impossible and that might make more people willing to help just to tell me I'm wrong.

The greatest comedy quiz show ever assembled out of bits of rubbish two guys found in the street returns this Sunday afternoon for one show only!

Mamma Chen's in Footscray, 3pm! Come on down!

So, after a well deserved break I'm now back doing nerd and retro stuff.

Yesterday I took the time to take a closer look at my new "DivMMC" interface for the #zxspectrum - so far I've only used it as a convenient way to load .TAP file instantly into the machine's RAM, enjoying some of the praised classic games of the era.

Until yesterday, when I discovered the TASM assembler on a .SCL disk image. TASM is a very comfortable yet powerful assmbler for the #zxspctrum and it supports the "Betadisk" disk controller, which in turn is also being emulated by the "DivMMC" firmware. That said, I started to familiarize myself with TASM and the "TR-DOS" command shell which is provided by the controller ROM.

So here you see my first, modest results. It's not the code and what it does, that is important. What really impresses me me is how once you have a floppy disk controller and drive attached to the #speccy (even if it's only virtual) it becomes a totally different user experience. #trdos

I need help! In my new informatic class are two nearly blind kids.

Do any of you know something like a digital notepad/whiteboard combination that works kind of like etherpad where I can share a URL and that is fully #accessible ?

Maybe you know other tools that might be helpful?

#FediLZ #informatik #education

Friends - in two weeks I turn 50 because time is somehow a thing that happens.

At 3pm on August 14, myself, Damo and Eris are doing the Backyard Quiz (birthday edition) at Mamma Chen's in Footscray. You all should come.

We'll settle in and have drinks after!

These new action movies are too WOKE!! Feminist nonsense! They should make movies like they did in the 80s! Like Alien and Terminator!
No, wait...

This Is the Data Facebook Gave Police to Prosecute a Teenager for Abortion

Cancel it. Delete your account. Help your friends delete theirs. Abandon that dumpster fire.

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Chinwag Social

Consider this a friendly, local pub. Make yourself at home, bring your friends, have a good time! Meet new people, have a laugh, enjoy the ambience, and the Oxford commas.