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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!

Urgh I found a box of old SCSI hard drives and I'm torn between wanting to know what's on them, and not wanting to have to remember how termination works.

So does anyone have good fiction with autistic main characters to recommend? Really want to read something longer-form like that. :boost_ok:

Hooray, got my simple tap timer set up again and working how I wanted it, just in time for it to rain for a week straight.

Reckon Her Maj might be dusting off the old "annus horribilis" tag for a speech again this year?

While trying to photograph Sophie being transfixed by an eastern spinebill in the callistemon bush, I accidentally composed a Japanese silk panel painting. #cats #birds

As a Public Service Announcement, I'd like to make you aware of, a resource created by Dr. Ir. Stéphane Pigeon and the best damn sound generator on the Internet. It helped keep me sane working in a noisy office environment for 18 years.

Yesterday I ordered stuff from Bunnings and have discovered time runs backwards there.

At 4:25am I received an email with order details, stating I could now book a collection time.

At 8:20am I receive a text on my phone saying my order is now available.

9:30am - a SMS arrives saying one of my items is unavailable and I'd be receiving a text when the rest of the items were ready.

I look back at the 4:25am email - the item list included had the unavailable item already removed.

It has been proven once again that the only sure way to find something you've lost is to buy a replacement for it.

Raspberries are looking good! Bees are having fun. Glad I have a lot of netting ready.

We’re hiring an IT Support Specialist in Brisbane for a flexible start in December:

We’re screening blindly so your name will be anonymised and any mentions of gender, nationality, languages, and places will be redacted.

Happy to take any questions.

with deep-dream cover art by Reverend Stang! this should be available for sale ANY DAY NOW.

I wish I still had an ISA NE2000 or 3c509 card kicking around. Seems ludicrously expensive to get one off eBay and shipped to Australia and I don't want one THAT much.

I've been through my old networking gear and every card I have is PCI, looks like I dumped my 90s-era stuff a long time ago.

If we ever develop the technology to reach back in time and slap people over the back of the head, Past Mike is going to have a really bad time.

This is the single most important thing I've found in the box. This DVD contains what might be the only copy left of the first Alpha Core Linux release (0.9, "Carmen"), which was a project I was part of to get Fedora Core running on the Alpha architecture since Red Hat dropped support after 7.2.

We did it! I burned out abruptly after, and then cheap x86-64 systems started to hit the market and the Alpha was effectively dead.

I'm backing it up now. I really need to get my Alphas dusted off.

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Anyone looking to do some C++ development under Windows NT 4.0 on their Alpha or MIPS workstation?

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Who cares about the quality of the OS? The install CD was undeniably pretty. What else do you want?

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