My new neighbours had some tradies over this morning, bright and early, ripping some cladding off. Not a huge amount of noise, wasn't an issue, I was already up.

As soon as they were done, said neighbour brought me a bottle of wine and apologised for the noise.

I think we're going to get along fine. I took the opportunity to ask if they had any allergies or intolerances, food-wise. The answer was "no" so I hope they like finding bread rolls on their doorstep. 😁

@chidgey I thought I had snowpea seeds left from a previous crop, but apparently something else discovered and ate them already. I mean, I did leave them on a shelf that was outside for some reason so ...

@matt @Andrea my only gripe with my FTTC connection is that they had to run a complete new copper lead in from the pit to my house for it, and running fibre would have been the exact same amount of work but they'd charge me a fortune just to think about it.

@matt @Andrea yeah but it's just $5. I've saved a bunch by moving stuff home that I used to need external VMs for so it's balanced out just great.

Also, least complex router setup ever. It's just plug NBN box into ethernet, turn on DHCP, done. No pppoe or anything like that. Really makes it easier to drop in any hardware you want handling the connection.

@matt @Andrea just for the record, CG NAT goes out the window if you request a static IP so it's not been an issue for me here. Went up to a 100/40 this week and I've been serving stuff out of home really reliably so far.

@benhamill if you don't mind hanging out with Australians, you're welcome at Chinwag.

You seem like a decent human who'd settle in well. 😁

I'm not a fan of "how to do X" videos as a genre, preferring clear written instructions and a photo or two, but I'll make an exception for this guy's delivery of "How to siphon (without sucking a hose)".

@kypros1992 @MattHatton it'd be so embarrassing if London Bridge fell down at the same time, and nobody was able to report it.

@Roceal ooh I think I'm going to have to try those. I have a ball of frozen pizza dough waiting for a purpose, too.

@dadegroot I was afraid I might be, but I couldn't easily turn up the 100 billion version to go for real overkill.

I think I can consider this batch a success. Everything turned out very well except the definition of the lines. I almost skipped that anyway, but I do like having some kind of pattern on top.

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i just joined #mastodon and noticed it's tough to find active people to follow. #trunk has built themed lists, which are a great start, but many accounts are stale and there's a lot of clicking to navigate online.

so last night i played with #trunk's API and packaged up some filtering and automation into #python/#selenium so all i have to do is 1 click confirm. i put it on gh this morning for other #newbies like me.

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