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A long shot, because Masto seems to be a magical place where long shots work: does anyone want old copies of Cycling UK magazine from the past few years? Will post (within the UK) if you either refund me the postage or donate the equivalent to a charity of your choice.

Otherwise I'll just put them in the recycling.

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Lake Natron in Tanzania is one of the most serene lakes in #Africa, with deposits of sodium carbonate which was once used in Egyptian mummification and acts as a type of preservative for those animals unlucky enough to die in the waters.
📸 Nick Brandt

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If you are a , please share your ride photos. It would be nice to honor @pla's life of cycling after such sad news.

Please boost this if you can. Thanks.

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@normandc even back then he stood out as one of the only people on the fediverse that was nice guy that was nice to everyone but also didn't mind about my constant swearing.

He claimed to find it endearing, I think he was just being fucking polite.

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Edited my website with my own text editor for the first time today.

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"Design the city for cars, you get cars. Design the city for people, you get people."

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Waking up to see the sad news that @pla passed away and requests to share #cycling pictures in his memory.

Here's one from August on The Great Glen Way.


New Year's Day so far: fixing bicycle punctures and making a sun shade against this intense desert Sun. I think it might be time for a cool drink in the shade.

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Not sure I should have started the day with 3 strong coffees. Tea-room at work has 3 Christmas cakes, a box of doughnuts and a miscellany of biscuits and dried fruits. Pinging already

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🎉 Owncast 0.0.3 is out! 🎉

This is pretty amazing! An open-source video streaming service that comes with batteries included: live chat, adaptive bitrate streaming, an admin interface.

Think of it as a self-hosted Twitch alternative!



Check out the demo instance:

My Mum sent me this. She had walked the Camino de Santiago the year before and was now single for the first time in 40 years with the world before her.

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“Treaty yeah! Treaty now! ... But Treaty how?”

An essay by First Nations lawyer @teelareid (twitter) explores the complexities of treaty, sovereignty and ultimately why we need a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice.

"The simple fact of the matter is that so-called Australia was built on racism; this is written in its law and flourishes within its institutions. It penetrates deep into the hearts and minds of the people and manifests in both conscious and unconscious ways, individually and systemically. The notion of equality before the law is a myth."

#Australia #IndigenousAustralia #FirstNations

"It's meant to mean something, but is in fact, meaningless. I don't think about genres. I don't think about labels, they don't have meanings." Harold Budd

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Hurray #fediverse 🎉🎉 🤗

Big opportunities are coming to us.. hopefully!

The EU is working on 2 pieces of legislation: The Digital Services & Digital Markets Acts

DMA is about “keep[ing] our markets fair and open to competition, it’s vital that we have the right toolkit in place.”

This entails enforcing #bigtech platforms to adopt #interoperability standards.

Oh yeah, we at fedi have those already: #activitypub 🤯

Help create an EU Lobby Group!
Boosts most welcome!

How GiveDirectly is finding the poorest people in the world—and sending them cash

The first rollout of the program—which uses satellite and cellphone data to target people in most need of cash—has begun in Togo, where 55% of the population lives on less than $1.90 a day.

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