social.mjd.id.au

Ruben friendica
The latest data, shows that in April only 56.4% of cancer patients started their treatment within 62 days – well below the target of 75% https://nation.cymru/news/charity-warns-of-worsening-waiting-times-as-over-40-of-cancer-patients-face-delays-in-start-of-treatment/

Ruben friendica
If Drupal is like a shark it'd have to be a whale-shark, big and slow moving
https://twitter.com/dominiquedc/status/1539901358605836289?t=Z9YP_jqEIphuzGSUI65LJQ&s=19 # @Matthew Davidson

Ruben friendica
HIV/AIDS charity the Terrence Higgins Trust praised Wales for ‘once more leading the way’ and setting a standard for Scotland and England to follow
https://nation.cymru/news/wales-is-leading-the-way-with-plan-to-make-hiv-prevention-more-accessible/

Ruben friendica
"the lesson the grandfather mouse learned, that the cherry blossom scent means danger, was transmitted to its son and grandson" what an awful yet fascinating experiment. Rachel Yehuda has dug deep into inter-generational trauma and uncovers physical explanations to our children's fears and anxieties: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-parents-rsquo-trauma-leaves-biological-traces-in-children/
InBabel reshared this.

Ruben friendica
https://www.brow.sh/ this is so clever

Ruben friendica
This is interesting if retrospectively predictable https://news.mit.edu/2022/hungary-debt-crisis-populist-0616 # # #

Close. My days are double-newline-delimited because I have to break up tasks over multiple lines into stages that can be completed in under fifteen minutes, otherwise I won't start anything. Also my date formats are looser, and the year is implied, because my time horizon rarely spans weeks, much less years. Plus I sync across devices with git, despite the overhead of a completely useless version history, because that's what I know.

Ruben friendica
Having some fun playing with videogrep via this turorial, https://lav.io/notes/videogrep-tutorial/ Sam Lavigne is a clever chap.


Ruben friendica
Waterfront home in Sydney for $1,000. Hurry before it... sinks. # # #

Ruben friendica
Van :twitter:

If "Share The Road" feels more difficult/dangerous than it used to, it's because it is.
Image illustrating the difference how wide cars are nowadays. An SUV takes 40% more space than an average family car in 1980.

Ruben friendica
This is interesting
Bad address: https://www.аррӏе.com/

Good address: https://www.apple.com/

See the difference?

Me neither. The first one is using Cyrillic charset, the 2nd one - regular Latin

So, how to avoid getting shagged by the Bad Guys?

Not sure about other browsers; in Firefox, you go to about:config, find the network.IDN_show_punycode option and set it to true. From now on, any URLs based on charsets other than Latin will be shown as hex codes.

You're welcome.
ghostdancer reshared this.

Ruben friendica
I get a bit confused about following etiquette on social media. People say 'thanks for the follow' and others prefer introductions. As a mostly lifelong lurker I tend to follow what I hope are people who will unearth interesting ideas or points of view for me to consider. So, I just wanted to say thanks to you all for sharing your ramblings.

Ruben friendica
I would rather be here on my bicycle. These are great photos
NEW WORK! And some of my best yet. Welcome to Grisedale -> https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2022/6/4/grisedale-lake-district-summer

Summer is here.

I license my work CC-by-NC-SA 4.0. If you’ve ever enjoyed them and/or reused them, consider supporting me, please -> https://www.iancylkowski.com/support-me 👍

# # # # # # # # # # # #
Image/Photo
Image/Photo
Image/Photo
Image/Photo
Thank you very much! That’s very kind of you.

If you like, you can now directly support me https://www.iancylkowski.com/support-me 👍

Cc @mastobikes

Ruben friendica
Rather enjoying my old mate Shaun's historical take on the Queen's Jubilee, "The Great Frock'n'Robe Swindle"
https://shaunfeatherstone.wordpress.com/frock-n-robe/

Ruben friendica
It is not generally understood that Michael Bloomberg made his fortune selling absolutely demented keyboards https://www.bloomberg.com/company/stories/look-back-bloomberg-keyboard/
“The Trackball” (1990)
“The Chiclet” (1983)
“The Trackball with Speaker” (1992)
InBabel reshared this.
Paul mastodon (AP)
This probably makes me a very bad person, but now I want a keyboard like that 😐 @jalefkowit
Ruben friendica
Me too!

Ruben friendica
A nothing weekend, more tired than when I started. Bleh. Is this # ?
Ruben friendica
Things are looking up. May 10th to June 1st was a write off but feeling better now. #

Ruben friendica
First day back at work after my abortive attempt at visiting the motherland. I took a sickie and spent much of the day flopping around from couch to bed. Still coughing, no voice, fatigue and frustration. Hoping this is not going to be Long-Covid I'd much prefer it to be a slow gear change from traveler to worker... actually truth be told, I'd much prefer to just be a traveler but without covid.
Ruben friendica
So, I went to work and they took one look at me and sent me to Emergency to get a sick note. Apparently having nurses who appear sicker than their patients is frowned upon.

Ruben friendica
The awful corrupt and smug Scotty from marketing has been booted from his Prime Ministering of Australia and been replaced by Anty Albo and Penny Wong. I'm actually hopeful about Penny getting stuff done. It is politics though so I'm prepared to be disappointed. # # #

Ruben friendica
A pleasure to stroll the streets of Melbourne with my old friend @Matthew Davidson yesterday. I look forward to doing the same again in a few months. Ex-Sawtellians unite!
Ruben friendica
Having a gawk at how much home you get for $400k in Melbourne. Not a lot it seems.
Ruben friendica
More community housing would be pretty awesome: https://chiavic.com.au/

Ruben friendica
18 hours done. Found a shower in Changi Airport, brief Lazarus moment. 3 more hours of terminal-zombie concourse-half-life before 8 hour Melbourne flight. Fuck this and fuck my red burning eyeballs. Coffee like mud, can I have any more paracetamol yet? Used to love travel.
Ruben friendica
I take it back. Mud would not be so bad. This coffee tastes like the fluid squeezed from a stale gym kit soaked in the crotch sweat and tears of Jimmy Saville. If that bastard ever cried.

Ruben friendica
@Matthew Davidson I hope the bedsit hunting is not too disheartening. Our meeting in Melbourne should be interesting as I have lost my voice.
@Ruben After three years of living like a hermit, my voice is likewise a shadow of its former self, cast on sandpaper. If you need a place to stay in #, I can just about recommend the youth hostel I'm at. Give me a call when you're on your way to the city and I'll meet you at Southern Cross Station. https://www.skybus.com.au/melbourne-city-express/ https://www.yha.com.au/hostels/vic/melbourne-hostels/melbourne-metro-hostel/
Ruben friendica
I actually have a booking at the Mercure which looks a bit flash for me. I am fully expecting to be mostly dead on arrival so something with a large bill should get the heart restarted pretty well.

Ruben friendica
Britain has knocked the stuffing out of me. I have never been this sick, broken and generally rooted. Completely lost my voice, feel like I'm swallowing razor blades. I just downed the green tinctured 'Night Nurse' as I need to be on my game tomorrow. Last sleep before Melbourne, if they even let me on the plane.
Martin Owens mastodon (AP)
Ah Brexit
Ruben friendica
Well that did unfortunately happen whilst I was away. In this case though I think I can blame covid

That has made my day.

Ruben friendica
The inevitable happened. I finally caught COVID. I'm not immune after all.
Ruben friendica
After getting through The Mundi Mundi Bash without a sniffle I was beginning to think I was immune to covid. I flew home for Flora Day and that destroyed my illusions. Two days later I began to feel exceptionally tired. I tried to tell myself it was jetlag but it wasn't.

My visit home was to be a brief a week with my Dad and a week with my Mum. My Dad and his ever patient wife, Gill, are passing me bowls of cereal and sandwiches through a crack in the door. Conversations are conducted with me in my room and my dad yelling from the landing. It's like being 15 again except my Dad has the upperhand as I don't have badly recorded mix-tapes belting out tunes to irritate him.

Hopefully I'll stop with the sneezing, coughing and general disease spreading in a few days.
Blast. In # news, # officially has covid, so I'm doorstep-delivering her usual medicine (plus lemons and soda water) till I leave town.

I'd send you a mixtape, but all my music is in a storage space a thousand kilometres away.

Still, it's nice to know that everything has returned to normal. The normality is really overwhelming. I've never known it to be quite so normal.
InBabel mastodon (AP)
Oh no! Hoping you feel better soon!


Ruben friendica
A busy day yesterday. Landed in time for breakfast with my Aunty J, my little brother and his 3 beautiful kids. Then on down to visit my lovely Ma. Hal-an-tow pagan party tomorrow with my brother's, my sister and Pa. #
Ruben friendica
I wrote that at sunrise yesterday and here I am again the next day. Helston Flora Day kicks off in two hours. My old friend Jack will ring his bell and announce the beginning of the days festivities to the crowd. The town band and all the children of the town will dance up and down the streets and in and out of the houses. I'll follow for a while before going to my sisters house. She has hung sycamore leaves and bluebells from the windows and eaves, like everyone in town. We will bless the new morning with a celebratory drink or two and then walk down the road to see the Hal-an-tow. It's Jack's first year as organiser. A long way from all those years ago when we all ran through the streets causing mayhem and havoc. The Hal-an-tow is after all just a mediaeval anarcho-punk event. # # # #

Ruben friendica
At Singapore Airport waiting for the London connection. Boarding soon (hopefully). Then 13 hours... ugh #
InBabel mastodon (AP)
Happy travels, what an adventure!

Ruben friendica
#

Hey! My name's Al, I'm an # and concept # looking for new ways to share and develop my # and meet new people in the creative community. Feel free to say hi!
I like to create # inspired by # as well as character design and silly animals.

Check out more of my work at: instagram.com/aled.thompson/
Image/Photo
Image/Photo
Image/Photo
Image/Photo

Ruben friendica
So it begins. 1st leg done, next up domestic flight to Melbourne. Flight delayed of course # #

Ruben friendica
Good to know

When you're evaluating a potential Mastodon instance to join, you can explore the current user profiles e.g.

https://mastodon.org.uk/explore

Ruben friendica
"It is no wonder we spend so much time reading little texts on little screens, like this one. It is the last easy place for minds to meet. This is our pub, do you realize?" Simon Sarris # #
#quote #q
InBabel reshared this.

Ruben friendica
My partner just saw my profile picture and was perturbed. She told I should not let anyone see _that_. It's a bad photo apparently. #
Ruben friendica
I don't know why I ever changed from Magnum PI tbh.
Ruben friendica
Although I did shave and don't really have same swagger I once did. Maybe this one with the dawg...

Ruben friendica

OpenCPN

I know the sea is 6 hours away but I definitely need to install this. Perhaps my bicycle could do with an AIS unit.
Ruben friendica
Ruben tagged Ruben's status with #
Ruben friendica
Ruben tagged Ruben's status with #

Ruben friendica
Calling game researchers!

I've got an 8+ terabyte collection of old gaming and computer magazines from around the world (it's my goal to catch 'em all), and I've built my own indexer. Roughly half have been indexed — 4 million pages — including a ton of material that can't be found on the Internet Archive.

Whether it's an academic paper or a YouTube video, I'm happy to help with your project.
Screenshot of partial file folder structure showing many folders named for the magazines they contain

Ruben friendica
Installed neon.kde.org last night.
All went smoothly until I ran the first updates. Ho hum.
Ruben friendica
Text messaging from KDE via my phone has been neat but I don't think I can be stuffed finding out where Arch, Slackware, Qubes or Beibian hid my cheese. A fresh install of debian it is, although I may give KDE a spin for a bit.
Ruben friendica
Then I left my laptop at home for a few weeks. On return I found the KDE version of Debian to be a buggy pain. So jumped ship to try Kubuntu. Seems OK so far... a bit too slick. I really must try and stick to it for more than a week or two.

Ruben friendica
@theru I'm following you over here, are you not getting these?
Ruben friendica
I think @andyc@pleroma.stream or @Andy C has the same problem.
theru pleroma (AP)
just tried a request again :)
Image/photo
Andy C pleroma (AP)
I did see these posts but Pleroma lists you as 'Follow Requested' which is confusing.

Ruben friendica
G'day @Paul McNamara welcome to the gang.

Ruben friendica
The fediverse today trying to explain to newcomers where they are.
"Pepe Silvia" meme: a man with a hysterical expression trying to explain a theory by showing a wall full of papers and red strings.

Ruben friendica
Some servers to check out if you're looking for people to follow or places to set up an alt account:

https://scholar.social - # and #
https://kith.kitchen #
https://dice.camp or https://tabletop.social - #
https://writing.exchange - #
https://mastodon.art - #
https://wandering.shop - # #
https://merveilles.town - alt tech and creatives
https://vis.social #

Feel free to reply with more.
Later posts Earlier posts