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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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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!

This dumb little show we made keeps working and I'm so fucking happy.

Doing a rather simple video export today, and cancelled and restarted several times sure I'd cocked something up as it kept saying it was going to take 2.5 hours and kept going up as I tweaked settings.

Finally realised it was giving wall clock time as an ETA - 2:30pm, not 2 hours 30 from now.

How good is coming home from a hard day's work in the comedy mines, smashing a tall Berocca and getting into bed before midnight? Living that rockstar life!

Thanks to the brave souls who came to our first preview show of the Backyard Quiz! Thanks also to the best cast ever who have made a wild idea two blokes talked about over a few beers into a real thing that's happening.

In 10 hours the show we've been putting together for months makes contact with a human audience for the first time and oh god I hope it works like we planned and we don't have to restructure the entire thing before the second show.

Ahem. I need a new Chief of Staff. I promise I didn’t break the last one, she just would prefer to live in Victoria.

Please share with people who might be interested. It would be ace to find someone who knows how the policy side of ACT Govt works, and has greater political risk awareness than me.

I made a sign to promote our show. Isn't it a beaut?

The best thing about adopting the aesthetic of "things that were knocked up in a back yard" for your show is that anything you then knock up in your back yard for it is 100% on-brand.

Hey folks, the volunteer org I am a part of is doing a survey on perceptions of migraine. Would love to get as many responses as possible (you don't need to have migraine to do it).

A happy dog 

If there's a filthy puddle nearby...

This is both hilarious and sad. Poor people. Honest mistake.

Artwork by graffiti artist JonOne defaced in Seoul gallery after couple make 'honest mistake' - ABC News

The OS/2 museum blog is looking for a copy of the Microsoft LAN Manager Network Device Driver kit targeted at NDIS 2.0 (DOS and OS/2):

Anyone around here with a copy?


We've got 100+ original #Pinebook laptops running #manjarolinux with #kdecommunity KDE Plasma to donate to a worthy cause. We're looking for a suitable nonprofit.

Help us help others.

Woohoo my cast schedule that I was so pleased about having complete a couple of weeks ago is now full of holes again! Honestly, I expected this to happen and I'm not unprepared but hey, time to make frantic phone calls to organise subs I guess!

I've used the same printer for show posters and flyers for years, and they've been great - and still were up to a point this year.

Totally responsive and fast doing my flyers but dropped the ball on my posters. Took a week to get a reply with a final quote (which I replied to immediately saying "yep!") and I just had to give up today after another week of silence and email them saying it's too late and cancel (autoreply - we're closed until Tuesday!).

Shame, they were pretty good once.

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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.