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Greetings denizens! I ran my own instance for a while until it ate itself :) In that time I saw that some of the most interesting denizens of the Fediverse originated from this community! I love chatting about just about anything but especially , retro-computing, games, and science fiction, or Freemasonry. I build clouds by day and chase bright shiny things by night :) I look forward to engaging with you all!

Finally wrote up the epic wrestling match I had with the Gatsby.JS Javascript 'static' site framework. Gotta say it feels good to get that out of my brain so I can move on. I didn't enjoy it and it's nice to be able to fully focus on other more pleasant (to me!) things.

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What does $200 buy you in an oscilloscope? Turns out, quite a lot. This little beast from Singapore comes with two 1x/10x test leads with removable pin clips, an alligator clip test lead, USB power supply, adjustment tool, accessory packet, and a nice, bright, very legible LCD screen.

How does it perform? I don't know yet, I just unboxed it.

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@feoh thank you so much yes I love science it’s always been my special interest I’m glad you love my science posts.

@thomasfuchs Absolutely. My wife and I have been SO INCREDIBLY ULTRA careful and even so we've both had it and recovered. We're in NO RUSH to go back. Paxlovid helped us a lot but relying on that crutch is a potentially fatal mistake.

@thomasfuchs Things are pretty bad here in Boston. This is our local wastewater COVID tracking. The numbers are approaching where they were at the prior peak, and yet, I am the ONLY masked person at the gym, in the elevator, anywhere.

People are just done. I think most of them are young and relatively fit and think (maybe rightly?) that their outcome will be minimally invasive, but it SU-U-CKS for the rest of us who are old and/or fat and/or have co-morbidities. Good luck to us.

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The efforts to “live with COVID” and just giving up on wearing masks are really paying off.

For the love of fuck, wear a mask.

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Good morning everyone!! :) its kinda grey and a little cold here today. I hope your all doing well and please never forget that your all awesome and deserve lots of kindness. I have another amazing science fact today!!! :) , chemical element of the alkali metal group (Group 1 [Ia]) of the periodic table. Sodium is a very soft silvery-white metal. Sodium is the most common alkali metal and the sixth most abundant element on Earth, comprising 2.8 percent of Earth’s crust. It occurs abundantly in nature in compounds, especially common salt—sodium chloride (NaCl)—which forms the mineral halite and constitutes about 80 percent of the dissolved constituents of seawater. atomic number11 atomic weight22.9898 melting point97.81 °C (208 °F) boiling point882.9 °C (1,621 °F) specific gravity0.971 (20 °C) oxidation states+1, −1 (rare) electron configuration2-8-1 or 1

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CW: food + eye contact (cartoon) 

For our 4 year wedding anniversary I have designed my husband a tea towel featuring us both surrounded by our favourite foods! According to my internet searches, the theme of a 4 year anniversary is linen/silk, so it's a linen-blend tea towel 😅 I hope he likes it as much as I do :artcataww:

#FiberArt #MastoArt

Converted my 'professional' blog from Pelican to Nikola and I'm super pleased with how it turned out!

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Mastodon 2.6 will introduce a new privacy setting, better suited for your most important toots.

I feel like I need to do some more reading so I can understand and refer to/cite the foundations of European Socialism.

A lot of my tech friends lately are promoting Communism as the cure for what ails America. I'm very concerned that this line of thinking is unrealistic at best.

I still haven't seen any kind of prescription for how you prevent human frailties like avarice, greed, and worst of all a desire to dominate from corrupting Communism just like it has in many other cases where it was tried.

Technology cannot save us from ourselves after all.

"A jiffy is actually a long time to the computer. It can perform upwards of 8000 machine cycles in that time. Think of what can be done in the VBLANK interval (one jiffy). In human terms, a jiffy can be upwards of 20 minutes, as witnessed in the phrase ''I'll be ready in a jiffy." Compare this to the oft-quoted phrase, ''I'll be there in a minute," used by intent programmers to describe a time frame upwards of one hour.""
-_Mapping The Atari _ circa 1983

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Size comparison of the two black holes imaged by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration: M87*, at the heart of the galaxy Messier 87, and Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), at the centre of the Milky Way.

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Fedi things I’ve noticed since I’ve joined:

1. There’s a lot of unique people here that are utterly different than me. NB, on gender journeys, furries, a kaleidoscope of sexual orientations, and many of them prefer Linux.

2. They all are having more fun, more real candid conversations, and bonding digitally than anything I observed in my decade+ on birdsite.

3. They seem to be fulfilling the original promise of the internet here in these verdant e-valleys while so much of the rest of discourse and networking is scorched earth on its way to ash.

4. I like it here.

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@feoh It seems like a fun hobby that seems also practical. More useful than my current Rubik's cube hobby. 😀​

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Found an old Master lock from years ago. No idea of the combination but found the reference and opened it in on the first try after a total of probably 2 minutes.

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