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@kat Good morning to you too 😃 . I had to look the name, it sounded familiar but I can't remember the movie , although I have seen it.

@mwlucas

HP... Storytime!

Not only printers. HP is on top of my do-not-buy list. No firmware updates without contract is the top reason.

I bought a vpn router once and it handed out "hp.com" as search domain via dhcp. And this was not configurable.

I got through their support stages via email. They even fixed the firmware. But then I couldn't download it, because I don't have a support contract.

Ah and there is a HP scanner which has a firmware with a broken smtp authentication, so it can send scans via email only without auth... oh and ssl is broken too. There is actually an update, but the firmware upload page requires an internet explorer (the scanner is from 2019 btw.).

Well, I got an internet explorer connected, after the fw upload, it takes 5 min an the scanner display shows: "firmare update is fail" and reboots.

I tried to open a ticket, but I can't because I don't have a support contract...

I also owned an HP MicroServer and even payed for the iLO License. But that doesn't mean I would get firmare updates... I only get the function to update the bios firmware, not the right to download a firmware itself. That's still behind the support contract.

I'm fed up with them.

The Arecibo radio telescope, the largest observatory in the world for 50 years, collapsed today. Here’s a latch-hook rug I made of the message it broadcast in 1974 and the globular cluster that was the target of that message. Rip you big ass telephone

Fediverse Renderer project is live

And I look forward to retrieving and reusing the 500 plus images in my Cat photos collection at a previous instance

Mastodon User Data Backups allow you to export all of the Toots, images and videos you posted. The problem was, no way to access them.

Until now - we now have FediRenderer, thanks to a talented young programmer friend.

Report in detail in my blog post here

The screenshot below is one from the blog post - and shows a real Toot as rendered, from my Backup archive.

Huge thanks and kudos to the developer.

#FediReporter spreading news about much needed #mastodon #tool

(* with NO alternative until now*)

My Cats gallery at CatGram.JP

...will grown a lot when I can move the treasure trove from the backups there.

Recommended instance for Cat Lovers - no one there gets annoyed since you post too many Cat pics.

#Cats #MastoCats #CatsOfMastodon #Meow #xp

@themightyglider Well this year is strange , people are more online and I think that sometimes want to disconnect and then disappear for some days. I prefer to think so , the other reasons fo this year are too bad.

Remember Undetectable = Untransmittable and HIV is perfectly treatable and preventable.

#PEP #PrEP #GetTested

Scientist, Hugo Award winner, and prolific science fiction author and editor Ben Bova passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at the age of 88. Author of more than one hundred books, Bova also edited some of the genre’s best-known publications and served as the president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Word of Bova’s passing first came from Kathryn Brusco, who revealed that Bova had passed due to complications from COVID-19 and a stroke.
[tor.com/2020/11/30/legendary-s]

Agur eta ohore #Arecibo!!

RT @DeborahTiempo@twitter.com

Amigos es con profundo pesar comunicarles que acaba de colapsar la plataforma del Observatorio de Arecibo.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/DeborahTiempo/stat

@kat Maybe they are bending because of the 5G. Gonna put my tinfoil hat just in case.

Samaritans for Children fundraiser: Educate 40 orphans for a year in #Uganda is now active, please donate if you can globalgiving.org/projects/educ #charity #CrowdFunding

@xiroux Es peligroso , o te ponen límite o no paras. Vas picando , un trocito de queso con el membrillo luego una nuez , luego otro trocito y así ... y sigues soplando lo que tengas a mano, bien vino bien sidra y sigues de charleta . O te traen el café o no te mueves y te acabas cociendo como un garbanzo.

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