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Ruben friendica
On the runway in Dubbo. These little Rex Saab 340 aeroplanes are nice
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saab_340
Lovely calm water in Port Phillip Bay. Close to pubs and shops and short tram ride to CBD. Mooring is pricey, but it's my idea of an idyllic life on the sea.
Ruben friendica
It's one plan

Ruben friendica
"... travelling on foot is something that we have lost in our civilization. But physically we are made for travelling on foot, to move at a certain pace, and to see things with intimacy."

– Werner Herzog

[in conversation with Paul Holdengräber, via Brick Literary Journal, 2016]

https://brickmag.com/was-the-twentieth-century-a-mistake/

Ruben friendica
Saw this boat for sale whilst waiting at the airport last night. A pretty tidy 38 foot coastal cruisee, https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/commercial-vessel/hunter-38-carpe-diem/283215

Frustratingly I am still unable to make the decision to buy. I have virtually no practical experience in the past twenty years. I'm nervous about spending all the capital I've squirreled away on this one thing. I'm nervous about the complications of bringing my partner and bonus son along for the ride. I'm nervous about moving into a tiny boat and becoming beholden to the physical realities of life on a fragile and expensive to repair floating box. I'm nervous about quitting the best job I've ever had. In-action is my default response but without any action I will never know my limits.
Luke mastodon (AP)
go for it!
Ruben friendica
Not this time, I have set myself a deadline though, November '24. So in the meantime I guess I will have to prepare...

Ruben friendica

Goodbye Saigon. We flew out of Vietnam last night and 7 hours south across Australia to Sydney. Although the plane flew mostly in the morning sun the windows were all electronically darkened. We emerged from the strange enforced predawn today into a chilly 18 degrees. A night here before hooking up with our domestic flight back outback.

Ruben friendica
Ok, I'm done with holidays. They are completely over-rated. Just paying to be bored in someone else's home. This is wasting time and I have things I want to be doing.
Yes I don't think I could manage a holiday. I'd like to go somewhere interesting on the pretext of doing something useful, but skive outrageously.
Ruben friendica
Exactly. The moment you decide to employ your time 'holidaying' you've lumbered yourself with a job.

Ruben friendica
Why would sbs.com.au refuse a connection from me Vietnam?

Ruben friendica
RT @XR_Hamm_Fulham@twitter.com

We all know it! The scientists are screaming it! Emissions from aviation are a significant contributor to the climate crisis. Join those of us calling out the dangerous greenwashing practices of airlines, airports and their advertising agencies # and #
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Ruben friendica


Two days to get the hang of # (it's my first visit here) then off to Na Trahn to see the sea. End of the wet season here with short sudden down-pours. I snapped this from our Grab Ride just now. Going anywhere in the world outside of our people sparse home feels like the madding crowds. But, I love it. # #
Ruben friendica
Woke yesterday with the spicy cough and extreme malaise. Not as bad as my first bout. It sucks nonetheless
Good grief! That brand of lightning doesn't strike twice, does it?
ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
You caught it abroad? Hope it is mild and at least you can travel back home.
Ruben friendica
Turns out it's probably just a virulent man-flu. I tested negative this morning. So I should probably just get into the concrete tablets and harden up.
Ruben friendica
Despite the # we travelled on to Danang. Some tropical rain and thunder to accompany supper and I felt like I was in that Ghibli movie, Spirited Away. I really don't have the constitution for all the food these kind people stack in front of me.


Ruben friendica
"If Your Business Depends on a Platform, You Don’t Have a Business" # Yves Smith https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2021/02/warning-if-your-business-depends-on-a-platform-you-dont-have-a-business.html

I'd never heard of # until literally the day before the # buyout was announced. I watched (via Zoom) a presentation where a developer was talking about how they were releasing all their Figma source files because they were such a believer in "open source". The source files are of course useless without the software to run them on.

When # bought # (through it's purchase of Sun), the sum total of my migration pain to a safe harbour was `apt-get dist-upgrade` and suddenly I was a happy # user. When you depend on a proprietary tool to get your job done, there is no such escape route. Especially if that proprietary tool is a Service as a Software Substitute platform.

Dipping my arthritic toes back into the tech waters after an extended absence, I'm shocked to find how far #, #, #, et al. have become integrated into the daily life of free software projects. (Mind you, even working in a supermarket as I do, having WhatsApp installed on my phone is mandatory. Corporate IT is so broken that the universal API connecting systems and people is photos of screens and printouts sent through a third-party social networking service.)

# saw this over ten years ago: https://mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tools.html


Ruben friendica
Sunday night in Ho Chi Minh, different room, still me. #

Ruben friendica
An old friend just used the word Morvil. It weirdly surfaced a memory of my old French teacher, Ms. Hake. She was the first woman I knew who used Ms. I suspect she disliked teaching immensely but she was a delightful person when I took her lunchtime Cornish classes. I heard rumours that she suffered depression and had regular breakdowns in the classroom. Not surprising considering the job of a secondary school teacher. Once when a dead whale was washed up on Gunwalloe beach we went for a look and were shocked to see people had been cutting into it. Amongst the obscenities and signs I saw the word Morvil. I was ashamed to be a part of the community that did that. I have often wondered what became of Ms. Hake. Sending out my gratitude and kind wishes to Ms. Hake if you're still in the world.

Ruben friendica
I have one night with the fam in Sydney enroute to Ho Chi Minh. What to do...

Well a Guinness and some oysters down the fish market first. Obviously.

Wait is that a picture of @Matthew Davidson crossing the road in his younger days?
I'm still wearing that jacket. It's got a bit of mileage in it yet. I really don't need to shell out for a new one.

Ruben friendica
RT @BrentToderian@twitter.com

Whatever artistic or cultural statement organizers of # planned to make this year will never be as important as the statement inadvertently made when all those people in the desert tried to drive home.

The most powerful cultural force in North America —car dependency.

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/BrentToderian/status/1568342728416837633
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Ruben friendica
Spent an hour trying to copy files between my old Android phone and my Debian laptop. Why does this not just work yet? I eventually figured out the 'tap 7 times on the eldritch USB gate' trick and was finally able to access the stupid filesystem. Is it just me? I mean, what use is bluetooth/wifi for transferring anything oversized?

Ruben friendica
Still loving listening to Andy White 'Song Exploder'-ing his recent album. I believe he's teaching now at a Polytechnic in Melbourne.

This week's penultimate episode is all about the bass and includes an official bass warning. Often hiding behind everything else, this one is all about the bass. Andy's looking at Bass Priority, a track that didn't make it onto his latest album This garden is only temporary and talking about the sequencing of an album. How important this is, and suggesting some ways you could go about it. There are digressions on vulnerability in your playing style, leaving some musical ideas for another time, h

* duration: 20:20, Played: 18:25

* Published: 25/4/22 01:30:00

* Episode Download link (14 MB): https://www.buzzsprout.com/1934451/10493085-bass-priority.mp3

* Episode feed: This podcast is only temporary - https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1934451.rss

Ruben friendica
"The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head." TERRY PRATCHETT

Ruben friendica

The European Commission has funded an open source project to create a Gateway between the ActivityPub and XMPP PubSub Protocols, and E2EE on PubSub


From goffi: "it's my pleasure to announce that an ActivityPub XMPP gateway doubled with Pubsub end-to-end encryption project has been selected for a grant by NLNet/NGI0 Discovery Fund (with financial support from European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme)".

The XMPP ActivityPub gateway will join two major open and decentralised protocols. In practice it will be a XMPP server component (usable with any server), and implement the ActivityPub server to server protocol (or "Federation Protocol"). On XMPP side, it will be mostly a Pubsub service (with some extra, like private messages converted to XMPP message stanza).

XMPP blogging (XEP-0277: Microblogging over XMPP) will be used, and thus any client supporting it will have access to ActivityPub publications (Libervia and Movim for instance).
For features present in ActivityPub and not yet in XMPP, it is planned to propose protoXEPs (i.e. proposition of XMPP extensions), to implement them. Events will also be part of the project, with a compatibility between Mobilizon and Libervia expected, and a protoXEP to have this standardised on XMPP side.

This is quite exiting, as it will extend both networks, and boost projects integrating blogging and XMPP chat.

See ActivityPub Gateway and Pubsub e2ee - Libervia

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goffi 2 weeks ago jabber-xmpp-en SàT Libervia project libre ActivityPub e2ee Hello, it's my pleasure to announce that an ActivityPub XMPP gateway doubled with Pubsub end-to-end encryption project has been selected for a grant by NLNet/NGI0 Discovery Fund (with financial support from European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme)...

https://gadgeteer.co.za/european-commission-has-funded-open-source-project-create-gateway-between-activitypub-and-xmpp

Ruben friendica
Somebody told me the other day, bicycles were to blame for prostate cancer. I doubt it but have not yet checked for evidence. Meanwhile this birdsite bicycle blame thread is making the rounds: https://twitter.com/paulisci/status/1561848479470694403?utm_source=thefediverse # # #

Goodness, was it that long ago? I'm still slightly sunburned. I recall that even a couple of kilometres up the creek you still managed to find a complete stranger camping out by the link road and strike up a conversation.

Lucky I didn't make a habit of messing about in boats when I was that size: https://boingboing.net/2022/08/15/sad-news-freya-the-walrus-freya-the-walrus.html
Ruben friendica
Yes,I remember finding people camping/living in that part of the swamp regularly. It was actually quite an appealing lifestyle option. When it wasn't raining.

Ruben friendica
After seeing @Ash Kyd 🏳️‍🌈 was on the train today I walked the dog past the Indian Pacific stopping for it's usual Thursday morning visit. # #

Ruben friendica
A real life # living the dream


Ruben friendica
A hilarious bit of marketing. Angus just loves SpockStot. Look at Angus sitting here, look now he's here, Angus drinks a coffee and now admire him at the piano....
https://blog.stockspot.com.au/client-story-angus-mcleod/
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Plus he's absolutely rocking the cardigan. At my age, I thought the ashes of carnal desire could not be rekindled, but Jeez; I'm only human.

The cardigan, the job as a sessional lecturer at RMIT (https://www.globalii.com.au/insights/angusmcleod), which must easily be as exclusive and lucrative as being a DoorDash driver, and the tastefully meaningless wall art, all add up to a hefty endorsement. The thing is, it's not embarrassing to him, his various dodgy employers, his students, the firm he's endorsing, etc. It's all a game. Nobody cares about anything.
Ruben friendica
Yes but Angus is a 'thought leader' he cares...

Ruben friendica
The interesting thing about capitalism is that it’s entirely incompatible with the future, so we’ve just decided to get rid of the future and keep capitalism

This is only going to work for a short while imo

Ruben friendica
Whilst on the subject, surely someone is working on an algorithm to identify Orca whales. Most of the work is done already it just needs a smart programmer to put it all together, https://www.whaleresearch.com/orca-id

# # # #

Ruben friendica
The Orcas are stepping up their game off the Iberian coast. Are they declaring war on humans? It's overdue surely. I for one welcome our new overlords.
https://www.businessinsider.com/portugal-orcas-sink-a-sailboat-and-ram-another-in-atlantic-2022-8?utm_source=tregeagle.com

# # # #

Ruben friendica
I was moaning about this only last year, https://tregeagle.com/detritus.html

I continue to be disappointed in my self and the utility of the internet. I tried to find a website, but cannot remember the name. My bookmarks only go back so far. I'm sure I posted the uri somewhere but search crawlers dare not index the places I hang out...

It'll turn up eventually. If only I had been able to advise myself 20 years ago to stick to one method of record keeping and not trust all those new and clever projects, companies and widgets # # # # #
Same.
For the last decade or more I've mostly just saved all info as documents in the file system, and I was good at doing that with internet bookmarks for a while.
Every time I use any software system, no matter how simple, I get burned. Last year Mac Reminders screwed me over and I still haven't figured out how to get out of it.
Ruben friendica
in the spirit of unending optimism I'm having a go at YaCy with YaCy-it to add sites to my search.
https://yacy.net/
https://github.com/tecoholic/yacy-it
# #

Ruben friendica
What an odd article and odder story. My guess is a urosepsis, no idea why # # #

Ruben friendica
Walked the dog and flew my drone this morning. Dog ran off, drone did it's own thing. Can't believe I recovered both.

Ruben friendica
Lunch-break in my favourite spot. I expect one day I'll be found dead here with an iced flavoured coffee-milk beside me and a Chiko roll in my rigormortis hand.

Ruben friendica
I love this @David Revoy
The opening panel reminds me of my favourite postcard my Mum sent me after she had hiked across southern Europe.



Episode 37: The Tears of the Phoenix [1/3]
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A comic page of Pepper&Carrot episode 37 "The Tears of the Phoenix" , a transcript of the dialog is available on the main website (link at the end).
A comic page of Pepper&Carrot episode 37 "The Tears of the Phoenix" , a transcript of the dialog is available on the main website (link at the end).
A comic page of Pepper&Carrot episode 37 "The Tears of the Phoenix" , a transcript of the dialog is available on the main website (link at the end).
A comic page of Pepper&Carrot episode 37 "The Tears of the Phoenix" , a transcript of the dialog is available on the main website (link at the end).

Ruben friendica
First Nations Greens senator Lidia Thorpe calls Queen Elizabeth II “coloniser” during oath of allegiance.

What a legend.

https://inkl.com/a/YjoGaxhnxmn

# # # #

Ruben friendica

Hi ho, hi ho # sucks
#work
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Ruben friendica
RT @joshuaackerman@twitter.com

i have thought about this hacker news comment nearly every day since november ninth twenty seventeen

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/joshuaackerman/status/1534197304596434949
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Ruben friendica
Homeless guy who lives in the park opposite now regularly knocks on our door for coffee. I just found myself sitting on the kerb with him on smoko. He doesn't talk much which, my friends will attest, is no barrier #
@Ruben There is nothing so precious to the socially inept as a person who can hold up both ends of a conversation. We all consider you a gem. At our meetings you'd be all anybody talks about, if any of us could manage to start talking.
Ruben friendica
I hope you're right. I worry sometimes people are just agog at my lack of brain/mouth clutch
ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
I will shamelessly steal your quote about the socially inept. I love it. It's so accurate. @trregeagle

Ruben friendica
_this_ is pretty awesome

just found out Jon Bois' '17776' aka 'What Football Will Look Like in the Future' got a sequel a few years back, excited to read/watch/ponder it! The original is one of the most unique speculative science fiction stories i've ever read, but to say anything about it aside from the name would spoil the experience. Let's just say i don't care about sports at all yet the narrative captivated me from start to finish

https://www.sbnation.com/a/17776-football

Ruben friendica
# so far. Went out to watch the lad play footy this morning. Egg & bacon roll for breakfast. Then doughnut and coffee for elevenses. An afternoon nap on the couch. Heading out to meet some friends at the pub this evening. Not a pathway for peak fitness or adventuresome life but nice to be lazy after a busy week.

Ruben friendica
“A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation” – Gustavo Petro, Mayor of Bogotá

Damn, I love it

Ruben friendica
Just back from an evening at the pub chatting to a delightful fellow Pom of the same vintage as me. Remarkable to meet someone with similar cultural baggage again after so long.

Ruben friendica
Our flight....

Helena is our matriarchal stewardess on this Rex flight. She sing-song enunciates her words like she is rolling up and over the hills in the land of the Teletubbies.

"En-joy your flight. You may now_ use your electronic devices"

We are leaving right on time and the plane is half empty.

I'm glad I'm not in the slice'm'dicem seat today. That's what I like to call the seat up the front which is directly adjacent to the propellor. Imagining that thing smashing through the hull and mangling my legs is never pleasant.

We're up in the air now. Despite all the rain we've had lately the red earth down below still dominates albeit with a dusting of grey green. There are a few clouds behind us in the north. I expect we will get a clear view of the lakes when we fly over the Darling basin. The first time they have had water in them since 2007.

I read my book and become engrossed in Bernard Moitessier's interactions with the sea birds. There is a bump and we've landed in Mildura for a plane change.
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