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Just had a notification of a delivery I'm expecting, trouble is it's been given to Hermes, might aswell have chuck my parcel in the bin.

So I've pretty much dropped off the social media space for the second half of last year, I have to say I didn't miss staring into the cesspool that is Facebook and Twitter and my mental health benefitted hugely for it. Now we are starting a new year I've decided to ditch both Twitter and Facebook and with Google + being pulled in August that just leaves the Federation so I'm embracing it fully this year.

being able to do a zfs rollback on your firewall is nice when an update brakes things

So it would appear I've lost my Jedi Skills!! New external Samsung SSD ordered, nothing important on the drive, most of which I can get back from backups elsewere and the rest is probably stuff I could have cleared off ages ago.

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So tried to resurrect an external HDD this afternoon. I dropped it from waist height to carpet. When I plugged it into the laptop I was greeted with the bleep sound of the read arm motor initialising and not being able to reset the arm position. I thought read arm is stuck just needs moving. When I plugged it back in after removing the case & moving arm back to the edge of the platter. The arm did move & the drive span up however it just seeked for 5mins. & went into power save not mounting.

Ordinarily I would complain about 2 weeks of non stop sunshine here in Blity but I would like to catch up on some sleep right now. Taking Mum out for Birthday meal in a couple of hours and not feeling on best form to be honest 🤯

Have I mentioned how much it feels good to be on a linux laptop again? It's awesome!

@beni Fiber - it's something you eat in the morning :)
@ollyclarkdotorg @NYbill something like a billion years ago I was walking around at the christchurch University (NZ) and they had some of those haning up in the air on thin wire - looked like a floating house ( I think I have the picture somewhere on paper)

So I guess Mastodon and GNUSocial instances aren't always compatible with each other, tried to subscribe to @timttmy and @jezra again and I'm still getting the elephant t"£ting the keyboard. Not criticising considering I couldn't even get GNUSocial to work well for me.

:) I mostly wake up in the middle of the night during weekdays. If I don't fall asleep within an hour I'll get up have coffee and read some news. In the weekend I usually sleep all the way through. (and I'm not really a night owl - I'm just a duffer)

If anyone is interested, just threw this together in #gimp for quitting #facebook in style. You can set it as your cover photo.

Is anyone using GNU Social/Mastodon on their Android device, if so can anyone recommend a decent app to use, currently using Tootdon, but it doesn't seem to update the timeline automatically. I have to manually refresh it, or is there a setting I'm not aware of?

@ollyclarkdotorg (As you know) I never liked Twitter or Facebook. I've even started to become disenchanted with G+

I'm not orgasmic about Mastodon but at least it is close to the spirit of I really should use it more tbh.

CC: @bob @NYbill

Well, it would appear I'm well behind the curve. But it's good to reconnect with alot of you bods I've not heard from in a long while. 👌

Mastodon @ SDF

"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko