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Oh dang its my fediversary.

Ive been on here for 5 years 💖

Welp, that's it folks. Goodbye.

Congo to Auction Land to Oil Companies: ‘Our Priority Is Not to Save the Planet’

nyti.ms/3BmPADM

How to never pay for or pirate movies anymore: if you wanna watch a movie just watch the trailer and you get all the cool bits, since those are in the movie just for the trailer.

Then you can guess the rest of the plot (it's pretty much always the same anyway). If you want to confirm the plot just read the wikipedia page.

Congrats, you didn't waste 2 hours and still got time to do something more interesting!

Home now. Executive summary of the day:
- walking time 7.5 hours
- did not climb any mountains
- did not see abandoned mines
- dd not make coffee
- did not have lunch
- did completely lose the trail I was following about 4 times
- did consider writing a will on more than one occasion
- did realise I was completely out of my depth multiple times
- every part of me hurts and is slightly damp now
- made it to the car just as it got dark

Best day ever. No regrets.

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I love books. Real, paper books. I love the feel of the paper, the weight on my chest, the smell… I purchase books to support the authors and so I can make notes in the margins and underline passages.

I only keep the books I might read again & donate the others to local library.

With the recent discovery of some new (to me) authors (Robert Crais, Walter Mosley, Mick Herron, Don Winslow), I was out of room. Stacks of books everywhere. So time for more bookshelves. I can almost hear them sigh.

Does anyone know WHY I can't submit my website to DuckDuckGo directly for crawling?

It's hard to ditch google completely or take DDG seriously till they have their own webmaster tooling :(

Hey Mastodon, anyone here from New Zealand?

I haven't watched the news since I've been here and I'm wondering which is the "best" TV channel to follow?

@mike_ Hey. I saw your I, Robot post from 6 years ago! Sounded like a fun project. Did you finish that robot yet? Any pics/notes?

Websites that split username and password fields onto two separate pages should be blown up. Extremely.

I recently joined a uni to complete a post-graduate and they want me to make a Facebook account to connect with the other students.

After years of saying no I may have to give in. Studying in a new country is hard enough but doing it alone and isolated would make it worse.

Typing facebook.com in the URL bar. I'm reminded of that scene in every horror movie where the teens are about to open the door and you KNOW they'll get axemurdered. Brrrrr.

Maybe some day I can buy back my soul.

After 2 years of waiting and waiting and waiting I've finally landed in Hawke's Bay New Zealand!!!

RT @krisnova
Linux trivia. So `scp` is deprecated. The official post suggests rsync or sftp to replace it.

1. You will pry `scp` from my cold dead fingers
2. You should use rclone

lwn.net/Articles/835962/

One of my kickstarters, whose EU shipping got waylaid by Brexit, delivered this week. Now to find the energy to learn how to play this.

Energy charter treaty makes climate action nearly illegal in 52 countries. Governments must compensate fossil fuel companies for lost future earnings.

"An update on negotiations mentioned that existing fossil fuel investments are due to be protected until 2033, meaning governments will be liable for compensation if they close a coal plant prematurely."

arstechnica.com/science/2022/0

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