Now is probably not a good time to ask your boss about a pay rise.
Thomas mastodon (AP)
That would obviously postpone his effort to travel to space.

Look what came to work with me today. #clusterhat #raspberrypi
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Old kit apparently. :-P
Thomas mastodon (AP)

This afternoon I spent some time "Breaking Boxes Down" and putting them in the recycle bin. It should look good on my CV when applying to the local supermarket for a job if it all goes pear-shaped here. ;-)
Thomas mastodon (AP)
Did you pop the bubble wraps?
There were lots of these: I had to knife them, which will come in handy if they ever remake Westside Story.


Your profile is looking great
Your work and accomplishments are being recognized
12 profile views

The first result: "Someone on LinkedIN" :facepalm

Tempted not to cash this and simply frame it. A cheque! From the Taxman!
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Alan mastodon (AP)
Wow- and thatโ€™s a big one, too. I think Iโ€™ve had ยฃ8 from them in the past but the automated machines at banks donโ€™t like taking themโ€ฆ

You know when you see a post on Twitter, and you think: "Hang on? That's not right?" but you keep your trap shut because you know you're gonna get a shitstorm hurled at you. I had one of those moments earlier; gone are the days when I wouldn't care and reply. ๐Ÿ˜ž

Are you one of those who refuse to give your email address when the assistant asks: "Would you like an eRecipt?" This morning I needed the receipt for a purchase I made a few days ago, I couldn't find it. Luckily I had given my email address and there was an alternative to the paper one I had lost. Phew!
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stannard mastodon (AP)
I am, Always think I will get bombarded with marketing mail.
But you have a good point !
Ken Fallon mastodon (AP)
Step 1. Get paper reciept
Step 2. Take photo of paper reciept
Step 3. Email the photo of paper reciept to yourself
That's a lotta work.

I came to work in such a good mood and then saw two emails.

"I unplugged the Qnap (Coz I'm a stupid twat) and plugged in the comms box. it didn't work, so I plugged the Qnap back in, and now that doesn't work!"

And then:

[An invite to create an account on the support portal] WHAT IS THIS!?

Dear UK Gov, please bring in forced sterilization. I don't want any more of these dickwads populating the planet.

The way things are going, anyone with an HGV license will get immediate UK citizenship.
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So it's just me then that notices Joe Biden isn't doing away with any of Donald Trump's policies but rather streamlining them?

Why is Twitter and Social Media not outraged? Is it they like Biden more than Trump as a person rather than what they do? ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

I wonder if the famous wall is still going up?
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WyliecoyoteUK mastodon (AP)
Immigration is a thorny issue, as we can see in the UK.
Whatever you do is criticised by one group or another, and it is used all by sorts of right wing groups to stir up insecurity and hatred.
It's not just immigration. Lots of the policies we saw people frothing at the mouth over when Trump was in power are not only still in force but in some cases enhanced. I get the feeling it's that old game of 'deniability' "We never did it! It was Trump." or the other favourite "Ah, this is something we inherited from the Trump administration and is very difficult to reverse now." Yeah, right.

Every time I update the firmware on my Qnap, I get a bazillion emails telling me the virtual network has failed. #ShakesFist
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So I know some of you dislike 123 Reg, but I have to say their implementation of a fraudulent email reporting service deserves a pat on the back. At least they're taking responsibility for scams perpetuated in their name. Most organizations tell you it's not their problem and to report it to a government body.

Getting down with the cool kids and drinking Monster ENERGY NITRO
Thomas mastodon (AP)
Good luck!

๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—œ๐—ง ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€!
GDPR compliant and quality guaranteed.

And what's the company name? Zingo. Oh, and my name is not Morgan by the way. In fact, there's nobody named Morgan here! ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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So I've been hanging around TikTok for the last week or so and I have to say, it's pretty crap which amazes me that it's so popular? It's full of wannabes talking directly to the camera with way too loud shit background music and trying way too hard to get noticed.
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HPBlackMamba mastodon (AP)
finally, someone that shares my point of view on the subject. I have been saying the same thing for a long time now
There's probably more like-minded people out there too sacred to be outcast for speaking what they truly feel. #LeSigh

#coinbase users beware... There's going to be a BIG difference between
"Coinbase" and "Coinbasรฉ"!!!


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Totally gobsmacked at the number of accounts on TikTok with the username SredniVashtar What's a guy gotta do to get an obscure username around here?
There are fooking loads of them too and dickturpin
In my occupation we have some screws that we order that we need to do some jobs. They are phillips head and bugle shaped. In most catalogues they are called "Phil Bugle" screws. I always thought that Phil Bugle sounded like some sort of frilly shirted pirate for some reason.

Anyway, to make a long pointless point even longer for some reason, I think Phil Bugle would make a cool online pseudonym.

For once, I agreed with a @BBCBreakfast news report this morning;
People holidaying in the UK are set to spend 30 Billion that's 30 Billion towards the UK economy rather than Ibiza or some other package holiday destination.

Oi @steevc give me ยฃ1,431.24, so I can run a #hive node.

๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ก๐—จ๐—– ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—› ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐——๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ก ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ ๐—ฃ๐—–
1 x NUC11TNHi70L Intel NUC Pro i7-1165G7 11th Gen 4.70 GHz 4 Core 8 Thread 12MB Cache
Memory Slot 1: 1 x 32GB 3200 MHz DDR4 SODIMM
Memory Slot 2: 1 x 32GB 3200 MHz DDR4 SODIMM
Hard Drive Slot 1: 1 x 2TB Gen 4 NVMe M.2 SSD - Samsung 980 Pro
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I'm having a week off next week. I think I need it to recover from my first week back in the office. #NoLongerWFH

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Given all the excitement to sell camper vans like hotcakes, upgrading your campsite to include glamping I wonder whether Butlins Filey will reopen? it'll all end in tears in 2 years time when all the punters go back to flying off to Ibiza.
I can't remember what punter means to you UK folk. punter - Wiktionary
See also: Punter punt +โ€Ž -er punter (plural punters) One who punts a football; one who propels a punt One who gambles; a speculator One who oars or poles a punt (pontoon) customer Retrieved from ""...

Eventually, Domonic Cummings will run out of things to spill his guts about and then he'll be seen for what he truly is. A sore loser.

It didn't take long to get back into the routine of working from the office. Two days running, I've visited the newsagents down the road for snacks. #NoLongerWFH
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I'm a social snacker; I can give it up any time, man! ๐Ÿคช
theru pleroma (AP)
my name is Peter and Iโ€™m a snackaholic ๐Ÿ™‚

Given I truly thought it was going to rain this morning and considered that shorts and a tee-shirt might not be a good idea as it was slightly cool.

๐—œ'๐—  ๐—™๐—˜๐—–๐—ž๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ช!
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josef mastodon (AP)
its amazing how in the last 10 years society has silently and successfully reorganized itself around the new, but inarguably supreme core value of 'winning an argument on the internet'
Mxtthxw mastodon (AP)
the pinnacle of human endeavor!

The absolute best feature of Twitter is "Mute Conversation."
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I wonder if Mark Shuttleworth is sitting in his mansion looking at the reports on Jeff Bezos and his space trip and screaming at the TV, "I ALREADY DONE THAT!"
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Thomas mastodon (AP)
Did he? ๐Ÿค” Interesting

Does anyone still use the title: Webmaster? ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Updated Friendica looks like everything went OK. I just need to see if the addons still work? #friendica
@Sylke Vicious I hear he's started an IOT - FOAAS
Fuck Off As A Service
Sylke Vicious friendica (via ActivityPub)
@Sredni Vashtar LOL it will be very successful!

So I went to the ASDA in Cannock at lunchtime, and I'd say 85 - 90% of the people were wearing masks; the remainder were clearly in the "I don't fooking have to wear one anymore, and you can't make me!" group. #LeSigh #Covid19UK #COVID

It's nice to have a dual display again. #NoLongerWFH
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Groan, there's a Friendica update. It'll have to wait till I get home.

I arrived at my office @ 08:30, and after tidying up and retrieving pinched items, I finally sat down to do some work at 11:07 #NoLongerWFH ๐Ÿ˜ž
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Sylke Vicious friendica (via ActivityPub)
@Sredni Vashtar shit...RIP Pete
Thomas mastodon (AP)
I am glad that my company will not go back to work regime from before Corona.

Sent from work @ home

IMO we scored far too early because England then played how they always play: "Let's just stop the other team scoring." the only time things picked up was when Jack Grealish came on.
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England better win on Sunday night because it's starting to get silly in the UK.
Some schools have said pupils can come in late on Monday after watching the match.
Supermarkets are closing early so staff can watch the match.
The wife's work phoned and said she can come in late to watch the match.
There's a cry to have a snap Bank Holiday if we win the match.

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WyliecoyoteUK mastodon (AP)
And if we lose, a national day of morning?
TBH, I don't care either way.
WyliecoyoteUK mastodon (AP)
Actually, I do. another bank holiday would mean more infected morons invading our county.
Driving through Looe, social distancing and face coverings are almost non existent.

Is the Ubuntu NUC still a thing?

That moment when you blow the dust off your Pi cluster. Rebuild the Docker Swarm from scratch, then actually bother to look at the hardware requirements, and it says: "Minimum of 20GB of RAM, and at least 400GB of fast local storage." Oops! I don't think 2.77GB of memory and a 32GB USB is gonna cut it? #HiveNode #clusterhat #raspberrypi
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Sredni Vashtar friendica
The EU tightens its grip on members and their citizens by approving ePrivacy Derogation, giving the authorities the right to read everyone's digital (Email, chat, etc.) communications.

And what have we learnt from this kiddies?
1. If you're gonna have a poll you'd best abide by the result.
2. If you are going to hang around in a bear pit (4chan) and you approve of their tactics don't start bitching when the same tactics are used on you.
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