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Ruben friendica
would be cool to do a zine that's distributed over bittorrent


Ruben friendica
I'd like to present Broken Hills' talented Bill Denly, creator of the Churkey (nice with the local delicacy, cheese-slaw) https://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2010/12/15/3093919.htm


Ruben friendica
I'd describe myself this evening as 'dog-tired' but it wouldn't be right. All the dogs I've ever known rarely look as tired as I feel. I wish I had the energy of the average dog.

Ruben friendica
"Sixteen percent have tried to have something banned, versus a seven percent national average. They have a stronger preference for hearing their own views reflected back at them—44 percent are likely to say that their friends share their same political views, compared to a 19 percent national average. And they have views that diverge from majority public opinion on a wide range of social issues—from capitalism and diversity."

https://www.ethicalsystems.org/new-evidence-that-british-workplaces-are-losing-viewpoint-diversity/
Ruben friendica
We all need to get our shit together I guess. Empathy between individuals from opposing tribes would be the first step I guess.
Elias mastodon (AP)
> We all need to get our shit together

True. I'm trying to do better myself.

A good thing is that with each new conversation, there is a new chance to be respectful. With a better tone from the start there is a better chance of getting a more reasonable response from "the other side" as well.

Ruben friendica
If you’re out looking for Platypus or happen to stumble across one, this site might be useful:

http://platypusspot.org/

It’s a citizen science project which will help with the management of waterways.

# # # #

Ruben friendica
My next spam message tells me, "peno-scrotology is an important and often underrated field". I want that copywriters job

Ruben friendica
I'm getting spam from Hytera. They want me to attend a webinar to hear of the successful use-cases for their body-cams. Surveillance solutions out of Beijing. I'm curious to learn of the new levels of evil their tech can achieve.


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Added a metre to the eave on the roof today. We rarely get rain but when we do it floods the house. Hopefully this will work. Now we wait for rain. Could be a few months ...

G'wan! Show us yer ute, you virile hunk of manliness!
Ruben friendica
The rain is like the Spanish inquisition out here. Nobody expects it. It's not necessarily that bad but we are always unprepared. That's why it took me 6 months to get around to fixing the roof.

Ruben friendica
Here is my own contribution to the # debate, about the open letter and # and so on.

Comment on the open letter to "remove RMS", based on the GNU Kind Communications Guidelines

https://eliasrudberg.se/rms/

This is not another escalation, it's something else. It's about how we communicate. I thought a lot about it. Hopefully this can reach some of the people who signed the open letter.

Boosts welcome.
#RMS #fsf

Ruben friendica
I just pulled it out of the box and put it on charge. You can't hurry these things. Doesn't feel nearly as chunky and oversized as people led me to believe. It has the heft of something expensive and serious, like a good quality power-tool #
Ruben friendica
Well, it works. That's a plus. I'm loving the Gnome Wayland interface. First thing I did was, sudo update...


Ruben friendica

Dewey decimal maybe?

Repainted the bookshelves, putting books back on the shelves. I had intended to organise them into my favourite categories... But there are so many awful books. I'm really not sure what to do with an vintage coffee table book called, "A Guide to Australian Cheese"

Ruben friendica
When you're young you have practically nothing to say, but desperately want to say it to the entire world. When you're old you have a lot to say, but you only want to say it to a few people.

Ruben friendica
Today's threads (a thread).

Inside: Mass-action lawsuit against Facebook; 0m deli made k in 2019/20; "Anti-voter-suppression" companies are lobbying to kill HR1; People's Choice Communications; and more!

Archived at: https://pluralistic.net/2021/04/16/where-it-hurts/

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Tateishi Burger Vending Machine
Tokyo, Japan
A charming, homemade vending machine dispenses burgers and sandwiches at this hole-in-the-wall bakery.

SINCE IT FIRST OPENED IN 2000, Tateishi Burger has been a favorite of those who enjoy oddities, which are known in Japan as “B-spots.” Located in a quiet neighborhood, its raggedy façade may not lure in a lot of passersby, but it never ceases to attract said B-spot enthusiasts from around the country.

Founded by Toshiharu Hamano, Tateishi Burger is an old-fashioned, eat-in bakery with a small variety of low-priced burgers and sandwiches. But what makes it really stand out is its whimsical, almost-inventive means of selling them. Built into the shop’s exterior is a handmade “burger vending machine,” from which visitors can easily buy burgers, pizza, and sandwiches during the shop’s opening hours.

Initially, the vending machine was not mechanized but operated by Mr. Hamano, who would serve a burger every time someone inserted a coin into it. The current model has been upgraded so that the buttons activate a flap to open and drop the sold burger.

Inside, visitors may notice an array of unusual (and random) merchandise displayed on the wall. There are tattoo stickers, magnets, and handkerchiefs, none of them remotely related to burgers. Occasionally, you can also purchase rights to name new burgers or be the manager for 24 hours.

In 2016, despite its internet fame, Tateishi Burger discontinued its burgers and became Mochi Pizza, selling rice cakes topped with cheese, tomato, and bacon. But it wasn’t long before the signature burger returned and the store reverted to its original name.

A new sign hasn’t been put up since Tateishi Burger’s return, which caused the rumor of its closing to circulate, but the offbeat little shop still stands with a renewed vending machine, and it keeps evolving in an unexpected way as long as Mr. Hamano’s inventive, adventurous spirit lives on.

Know Before You Go
It's about a five-minute walk from Horikirishōbuen Station (despite its name, the store is not quite near Tateishi Station). The shop is open every day except Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You can buy the burger for just 100 yen (approximately author='Stuart Richman' profile='https://pluspora.com/u/thisisnewme' avatar='https://social.mjd.id.au/photo/497582901460164574a9660569392813-5.jpg?ts=1618522421' guid='775250f0802e0139a09d005056264835' posted='2021-04-15 15:37:53' link='https://social.mjd.id.au/display/775250f0802e0139a09d005056264835').

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/tateishi-burger-vending-machine
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Ruben friendica
Found an old email from my Dad. I always preferred the earlier Watt Tyler peasant revolutionary narrative.
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Ruben.
Thought you would like to see this - as you carry on the tyler name !

On the back Father wrote:-

" This Military Coat of Arms belonged to the TYLER whose tombstone is in the central aisle of St Margarets Church, Horsmonden, Kent.
It was at this time that the name of Tyler was introduced into our family.
The Military Coat of Arms is similar to Lord Nelson's Naval Coat of Arms." C.H.Hillier 1962
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What an extraordinary artifact. Always knew you come from toffs, guv. It's your je ne sais quoi (literally "back hair") that gives it away. Also something in your bearing - sewing machine oil, if I'm not mistaken.

I particularly like the lion performing magic tricks while two other lions look on, giving him the "don't go there, girlfriend!" gesture. That's a very common heraldic trope. My own family regalia is much more spartan and tartan. I had one of these on my bedroom wall as a kid:



Not much to look at, but it's more attractive than an exposed nail. Probably still hanging there for that very reason.
Ruben friendica
I also like that the lions are all polka dotty

Ruben friendica
Just set up a NextCloud Server to better understand what it was. Then I saw the word Groupware and it all became clear. #


Ruben friendica
# turning into a crypto-ponzi currency scheme?

https://www.stephendiehl.com/blog/signal.html

Surprise!

That Signal:
- isn't really free/libre software (as Moxie denied freedom to redistribute modified version)
- would *never* federate (political choice of centralization)
- updated server software wasn't published
- invaded people's phonebooks
- runs on Amazon+NSA's infrastructure
- is virtually impossible to use out of Google's infrastructure -
- etc.

...didn't seem to be enough to alarm Signal users.
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Ruben friendica
I lost my phone on Monday. On eventually finding it I lost my wallet. Then my laptop operating system (assisted by my impatience and not wearing my glasses) crapped itself. If this wasn't such a regular thing throughout my life I would suspect dementia however I think it's probably just some kind of benign(-ish) neurological disorder.

Ruben friendica
@Matthew Davidson this is the audio server thing I was telling you about. Of course I've stumbled at the first post. After collecting all my rusty old bits of hardware I have found the SD card is rooted.
Ruben friendica
This one looked quite good too:
https://www.pimusicbox.com/

Ruben friendica
A while ago somebody on the # was asking for pictures of telephone boxes. I forget who and where. Nonetheless I snapped this one whilst crossing the outback a few weeks ago. It's solar powered!

Ruben friendica
This could be what I need for carrying enough water round here.


Ruben friendica
I generally celebrate weirdness but Easter takes the #.
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Today I tried to pour oil on the troubled waters at work. There is no excuse for shouty belittling of colleagues anywhere. Bit of fucked day to be honest
That sucks. I'm thankful that most of the troubled waters at my place at work come through the holes in the roof.

Frightening to think that in professions where the stakes are raised, the distribution of obnoxious arses remains constant.
Ruben friendica
On the whole I've not experienced much ass-holery in my job but when humans are employed it happens. We are not all automatons despite our employers wishes.

Ruben friendica
”The only way to escape misrepresentation is
never to commit oneself to any critical judgement that makes an impact — that is, never say anything.”

F.R. Leavis

- memex.naughtons.org/thursday-25-march-2021/33346


Ruben friendica
I am really enjoying reading an old friends blog: https://jackmorrison33.wordpress.com/ although it does stir up my regrets at leaving Cornwall all those years ago.
Basil mastodon (AP)
amazing. That first post... I think I'd just walk into the sea and let the ocean take me. I could not parent.
Ruben friendica
It was bloody awful what happened. He's been a resilient chap though, I'm glad he has always been as lovely, intelligent and witty as ever.

Ruben friendica
What a shame I think I missed out on Percy Brookfields deathday bash the other night... https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-20/centenary-of-australian-political-assassination-at-riverton/13250748

Ruben friendica
After my run I met with an acquaintance, Two. I was curious if his older sibling was named One. Two has spent the past two months paddling his canoe from Albury to Mildura. He hopes to arrive at the ocean in about a month. We exchanged travellers tales and Two told me about the heroic achievements of the Burke bowling club.

Ruben friendica
I went for a pre-dawn run through the streets of #, home of the Sunraysia Sultana, this morning. The streets in the CBD were awash with street sanitation muzac. You know... irregular melodies designed to prevent itinerant non-consumers from resting in shop doorways. A small street sweeping cart was accompanying the awful cacophony and ensuring humanity remained excluded from the soulless place.

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Next at # 2021, at 15:40 in the Jupiter room, Amin Bandali @b@nda.li will introduce you to # Jami @jami_social @Jami@mstdn.io, the universal free communication platform, and explain how it empowers users: https://u.fsf.org/3al

Ruben friendica
The bonus kid harassed me all day yesterday. So, I spent two hours troubleshooting the server. After fiddling with firewalls, log files, ports, vpn's and other nefarious shite I finally checked the disk space. Impressed at first at my own stupidity I was further impressed that the server had been running for a year on nothing but a microSD. I'd forgotten to even connect the HDD. # # #

Ruben friendica
“This is a “plein air” painting which means I set up my easel right across the street of this Chase bank in my city and painted it like it had caught fire. The police questioned me on the spot. Three weeks later Homeland Security was knocking on the door to my home. The question they kept asking me was “Do you hate these banks?” I can honestly say yes.” - Alex Schaefer
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Ruben friendica
When I'm dying I suspect a top regret will be not learning another language properly. Dog knows I've tried but people prefer to speak in English instead of hearing me butcher their mother-tongue. I spent some time on a kibbutz in the 80's with a Catholic priest who refused to speak his own language (English) and would only converse in Hebrew. After a month I was still shalom-ing & todarabaa-ing whilst he had begun philosophical discussions with the older residents. He was very annoying. So, I'm just putting this here for me to find later, psyche.co/guides/how-to-approach-the-lifelong-project-of-language-learning?utm_source=the+fediverse+fuck+yeah
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