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Ruben friendica
I'm about to release a new, highly broken alpha for # 2.0, the native Mastodon client for Linux :toot:

In 2.0 you can expect:

- Improved UI and UX. Thanks to # 4 and Libadwaita, you can expect a massive responsiveness boost!

- New sidebar layout. Now all your accounts and quick links can be found in a separate view.

- Initial Pleroma support (but don't expect full compatibility yet!)

- Improved credential store

- Improved in-memory caching

- 100% more bugs!
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Ruben friendica
Seven crazy 12yr old boys around tonight burning off energy. Currently out on their # for some night-riding. They are having so much fun. We're following in the car so as not to cramp their style. Like a pair of weirdy creepers.
So you're a self-propelled torch, basically.
Ruben friendica
@Matthew Davidson
Yes, that's basically it. We also get to watch them weaving around the road like erratic kids
Ruben friendica
@Matthew Davidson
We're home now. They're playing Autotuned thumpy music on the telly, lots of energy and laughing.
@Ruben Enjoy it while it lasts before they turn sullen, sarcastic, world-weary, and well… you know the drill.
Ruben friendica
@Matthew Davidson
It's 1am and they are all still talking, laughing like ninnies and saying Ssh! to each other. Some quiet emo's would be nice right about now.

Ruben friendica
"I just hope this video helped you appreciate octopuses a little more than you did when it started."

Mission accomplished, Mr. Oliver.

https://invidious-us.kavin.rocks/watch?v=aSZ-hogD8mg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSZ-hogD8mg

Ruben friendica
Yes this is a subtoot and an unsourced unmarked partial quote of what it's subtooting and that is just the kind of bullshit and vague context you can expect around here.

If you see this post a month or two from now there will be no way for you to find the post it is referring to. Permanence and ephemerality in one.

Ruben friendica
Saturday was spent assembling flat pack kitchen units and attaching them to walls. Sort of like giant Lego. Renovating is really quite time consuming and incredibly anti-social.
I strapped myself into my snake bite bandage and did some washing and cleaning, as my bedclothes were threatening to spontaneously generate life, but not as we know it. Had an overdue shave as well, but that's as much verticality as I'm prepared to do on my one-day weekend. Back to work tomorrow.

Wearing a mask means not having to reveal how much you're saving on disposable razors.

Ruben friendica
Bad news. We've lost our beloved turtle. He was taken by an eagle.

Oh no! I'm so sorry. A dear little character.
ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
For real?

Ruben friendica
Yes. Movies are no longer good. Or I'm just old. https://jayriverlong.github.io/2021/07/05/movies.html

ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
Lovely show, warm feelings and really comforting, at least for me, the movies are like longer episodes. @mjd
Added to my list. Sounds like it might be helpful.

Ruben friendica
I unwisely agreed to help a colleague with their business website. What was in thinking? My past self found all that stuff fascinating but these days I would rather read a book.
Now I want a bus. I had been considering a white van. This morning, hat pulled down over my eyes, I nearly walked into the van/home of a chap who regularly parks opposite # station.

I don't know if I could do without a proper bathroom. I'm clearly too much of a toff for the 21st century. However, a bus that could contain all my stuff, and a cat, is an enticing thought.
Ruben friendica
It's really just a working class yacht

Ruben friendica
Good news for those using # in docked mode with # or #: # will soon support configuring those via gnome-control-center (https://source.puri.sm/Librem5/phoc/-/merge_requests/251)

# @purism
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Ruben friendica
my kind of comedy. i love this shit
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Ruben friendica
"Compressors that produce heated compressed air. Heat is extracted from the air stream and stored inside a purpose-built cavern where hydrostatic compensation is used to maintain the system at a constant pressure, preserving the heat energy for use later in the cycle.
Hydrostatic pressure then forces the air to the surface where it is recombined with the stored heat and expanded through a turbine to generate electricity on demand, offering the same service as a natural gas plant while having zero emissions." # # https://bdtruth.com.au/main/news/article/12300-A-step-closer-to-electrical-self-sufficiency.html

Ruben friendica
An apex-clown.



Ruben friendica


I went for a # ride on Sunday with Winnie the dog. Some days I half expect to stumble across a Mars Rover abandoned in the bush. # #
ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
How can you clean that up and yourself, imagine you were the same colour returning home.
Ruben friendica
yep, it was a bit sticky

Ruben friendica
doodling around on the weekend.
Ruben friendica
Can't do hands 🙄✋🤚

Ruben friendica
I'll be interested to read the next installment...

"Here’s to my lovely, incandescent relationship with alcohol | Psyche Ideas"

https://psyche.co/ideas/heres-to-my-lovely-incandescent-relationship-with-alcohol


Ruben friendica
Rereading Bondi Junction: A Quick Red Brick Tour, Part One but where's Part Two? @Matthew Davidson

https://mjd.id.au/node/69782656
I'd love to oblige, but standing is painful, and sitting is even worse, so short of suspending a computer from the ceiling above my bed, so extended periods of typing are off the agenda for at least a couple of months - possibly until some time in 2022. Waiting for the local health care system to recognise this as a problem that needs addressing. #
Ruben friendica
do you want me to call an ambulance for you!?

Ruben friendica
We both had a pretty rough day at the hospital, so we're watching Notting Hill. The bit outside the Ritz takes me back to the night I missed the bus back to Croydon after beers with @Andy C and his pals
Basil mastodon (AP)
Does everyone miss their transport home after drinks with Andy?
Andy C pleroma (AP)
It's a common problem. People find the wonderful anecdotes and intricate wordplay absolutely compelling, so they lose all track of time.

Plus. any weak attempt of 'Sorry - I don't want to get into another round as my last train/flight leaves at 23:37' falls on deaf ears.
Ruben friendica
I was so jet-lagged a night navigating the nocturnal buses and minicabs of south London fueled up on beer was paradise. Of course I was stuffed the next day.

Ruben friendica
In the 80s I did a stint with the Sisters of Mercy at Lincoln-in-fields. I cooked and served breakfasts for down-at-heel people. I was not far off joining them at the time. I always remember the middle aged men from often very successful professional backgrounds. They had walked out of their City offices and their family homes in the commuter belt. Left it all behind to sit in cold shop doorways and underpasses. One chap I knew always carried an unopened magnum of champagne inside his threadbare overcoat. He had to hand it over to come in for his breakfast and retrieve as he walked back out into the rain.

Ruben friendica
I used to love Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy on my old rubber keyed speccy but I think mainly because it had so many cheats involving arcane POKES

Manic Miner (Andy Noble, 1997) #
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ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
I still don't know why I loved them , I kept being killed continuously in every screen , never finished any of them. And I still remember the coloured anti copy protection. @dosnostalgic
Ruben friendica
Yes me too. I was crap at the game. I just liked tinkering with it. Nothings changed when I think about it...

Ruben friendica
A bit of Traveling Wilbury's last thing on Sunday night. We're going to the end of the weekend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwqhdRs4jyA&list=PL1V1RILYneyIawcchdKw0rz6qJYydbXe9&index=5
You can never have too much of the brothers Wilbury.

ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
THE supergroup.


Ruben friendica
Saturday began with two strong coffees. Over-caffeinated. I ran naked through the house followed by the dog barking. I leapt into the freezing pool closely followed by the dog. She stopped barking on splashdown.

A quick hot shower. We emptied the kitchen and the bathroom of all our belongings. Into boxes, the lot of it. The dog looked perplexed. We lugged out the furniture and disconnected the dishwasher and the fridge. I began smashing floor tiles with a lump hammer. Cracked concrete, dust and tiles. I love Saturday mornings.
ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
Those coffees were really charged with tons of caffeine. 😆

Ruben friendica
A day of over-organised chaos. The chaos is created by the organising, I'm sure if it. #
#work

Ruben friendica
Announcement: The # Song Contest is open for original submissions of music from now until Friday, 28th of May, 23:59 UTC! Please send your artist name, song name, your chosen ficitional country and a link to your song to this account here, I'll collect everything!

Voting will take place from Saturday, 29th 12:00 (noon) UTC to Sunday, 30th, 12:00!
The Fedivision logo. It shows the five-point-star fediverse logo, but two of the lines glow, forming the "v" of "Fedivision". There are also stars!

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.

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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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Ruben friendica
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...
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