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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!

Took some time off (first time in more than a year) and went to the Oregon coast. It's long overdue.

The MIPS ThinkPad, kind of

Who doesn't love an old laptop of the non-x86 variety? This is a neat looking little machine.

The trail along this beach is quiet now that the summer visitors have gone home.

Why do we want to spend billions on importing nuclear submarines when we have this perfectly good submarine at home?

Goodbye Sydney! It's a lovely sunny morning here for my departure and I assume it will stay that way for you for weeks.

Game Show was a ton of fun and not at all like any particular other comedy game shows I've seen! It's over now, but you should stalk these people and see wherever they do next:

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I wish I could make useful recommendations for Sydney Fringe based on my evening, but it's all nearly over.

Ross Purdy is running one more night of Hey Hey It's Doomsday tomorrow, see that if you're around.

I have apparently come to Sydney to see a show that I could have seen in the very same venue I was performing in a few months ago, but why would I want to do something sensible like that?

For any folks living in Perth. This is super last minute but I just wanted to try anyway.

A friend of mine has a ticket to the Sunshine Festival in Busselton. But she won't able to go because she's feeling quite sick. She says she's willing to sell it for quite cheap or even give it away for free. Might be worth checking out, if you're a fan of a cheeky little music festival getaway. 😝

Here's the link.

"Comedy game show"? Seems like a bit of a weird idea, can't imagine how that could work. I'd better go check it out this evening and see for myself.

Greg Naçu's (commercial) C64 OS v1.0 is now out

There are several interesting developments in this space but Greg's been at it for a while and maintained a very informational site about the development - if you haven't been following along, this video gives a good idea of where it's at currently:

I'm liking that my phone has decided to put on Last Train to Trancentral just as my train is approaching Central.

Today’s project, all finished but for the cleaning up (need to wire wheel the forge scale off).

A trivet, mostly for putting the hot pizza peel on instead of on top of the stovetop.

#blacksmith #metalwork #kitchenTools

Huge thanks to Past Mike, for leaving $15 credit on his Opal card last time he was in Sydney.

I keep looking at the clock and going "oh shit it's nearly 9am I should get up, get dressed, etc" and can't seem to convince myself that hey, I'm actually officially taking a holiday here.

Maybe if I go out and find myself a nice cafe for breakfast it'll sink in.

I just twigged the other day that I've arrived during Fringe so I might have to go find some weird shit to see.

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Safe and snug in my little Newtown apartment home for the next few days! Hi Sydney!

Seriously it's weird, walking down the street here is like that Star Trek episode where all the adults die and there's just kids left. I haven't seen a person over 16.

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