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Honestly my favourite thing about the fediverse at the moment is the - more please. Never stop not breadposting.

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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've been at work for about two hours, I probably should get dressed soon" and other sentences that never would have made sense to me before now.

Cheeky Cockatoo came to visit and steal the seed this morning, while a Crimson Rosella kept its distance in the nearby foliage.

#bird #nature #photo #AustralianWildlife #SulphurCrestedCockatoo #CrimsonRosella

Fedi - I could use some help.

Recently I have been playing a bit of a digital archeologist and exploring websites of late 90s/early 2000s.

I have grown up in Poland, and we had a few internet focused magazines, that would include copies of websites on a CD. I bet other countries had similar publications.

This is where I need help. What magazines from your country included offline versions of websites? English preferred, but I am happy to explore any language. Boosts greatly appreciated!

The current state of #XMPP iOS clients certainly leaves a lot to be desired. But I'm very excited about the rate of progress recently.

We now have a growing number of people making it their mission to ensure XMPP gets the first-class iOS experience it desperately needs.

Make sure to provide the developers feedback. If you find a bug that isn't reported, or that you could provide additional insight into, that is a really helpful way to contribute to improving the future of XMPP on iOS.

We can do this! 😎

Can anyone identify the specific name of this data port? It actually connects to an ethernet cable using only 4 pins, two pair. This is used in the automotive industry.

please boost.

Please recommend me a sturdy child-proof Android tablet.

It’s not for children, it’s for our employees on the factory floor, who—despite having no trouble moving half-ton moulding tools around—will drop a tablet onto concrete on the first day.

The only app I need is a web browser. If I can lock the device to only web browsing, even better.

I am in Australia. Boosts welcome.

children: if I cover my eyes, I become invisible!

me: if I don't go to bed, tomorrow will somehow not come.

Given that it's a leap year, it seems that midnight tonight marks the halfway point of 2020. It's all downhill from here, right?

It all turned out pretty well, and has survived initial load testing.

I expect to replace the timber on top at some point, it's largely a science experiment to see how the weather affects the treatment I've done right now.

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Originally it had some support bars that screwed into the top and met the sides at about a 45 degree angle. I replaced those with a Tasmanian oak rod across the bottom.

I was worried that this might not provide enough support for the top, but it seems to be pretty solid. I have the bars painted and stored, I might revisit this later if it shows signs of sagging, but I'll need to shave a few centimetres off the dowel to make them fit properly.

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For the tabletop, I just used some super cheap pine, as I kind of expected that I'd fuck something up and didn't want to risk expensive wood.

Each piece got a good treatment of linseed oil, but I wanted some more colour so I ended up applying some hardwax oil as I had that in mind for doing a fish tank stand and wanted to see how it behaved anyway.

Turned out really nice and darkened up to a nice tone.

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Heading out back and getting stuck into that with a wire brush was a pretty good way to deal with frustration of being stuck inside and bored. I ended up getting some brush attachments for the drill to finish up the really fiddly inside bits though.

A few coats of matt black made it look much better than I expected. I agonised over matt vs gloss for longer than I really should have.

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So I've been slowly, over the last few months, finally making a dent in a restoration project that I've wanted to do for ages. This old, rusted wrought iron table. Here's some before pics - I didn't really do close-ups on the legs but I think you get the idea.

The tabletop itself, well I just started splitting up those bits of timber when I needed some extra garden stakes. They were pretty rotten.

Well my new saddle and handlebar grips finally arrived today, so I guess "get my bike back on the road" is the next project.

Don't think it'll take much beyond that though, as long as the tyres still hold pressure. It's just a bit cobwebby really.

Thinking for my next batch of I should get some denim sleeves made for the bottles and call it "jin".

It actually feels like my monitor is slightly larger when wearing these, it's a bit weird.

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Hey who's got two deteriorating eyes and brand new reading glasses? This guy.

The phrasing of this amused me greatly, unless they actually have replaced all their staff with robots, in which case I am very scared now.

Oh shit, I finished a project. This hasn't happened before, what do I do? :ohdear:

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