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Watched "All Quiet on the Western Front" on NETFLIX at the weekend. Brilliant version IMO although I was surprised [Kemmerich's] boots were left out.

My son started to watch this yesterday and he loves it.

Itโ€™s good to see youโ€ฆ youโ€™ve been absent for agesโ€ฆ
I watched it at an ungodly hour of the morning and then realised my mistake as it meant I had nothing to watch in the evening. :-D

The wife has a basket of sweets by the front door, ready for the #halloween #trickortreat There is no longer any kids in our street, so unless some urchins from over the road show up, it looks like I'm munching through small bags of Haribo later. \o/

So my car passed its MOT Saturday with no advisories. Driving along a few moments ago, and the goddam engine light has come on! #ShakesFist

a welder or a diet plan. One or the other! :)
Will everyone stop telling porky pies and making out I'm ever so slightly over the weight threshold for my age and height? #ShakesFist
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IMPORTANT: Do not pay for 0.A.D.
#blockchain #crypto #google

Blimey! If Gnome cannot maintain its own installation of Mailman, what does that mean for LUG's?
#lug #mailinglists #gnome
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So your broadband comes into your building to a router. It's that router that lets you on the Internet. If you have VOIP phones, they also need an internet connection to work.
๐—–๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ: "Hi there, I was told to reboot our router, but I don't know what that is?"
๐— ๐—ฒ: "It will be a white box with Draytek on it."
๐—–๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ: "I found it!"
๐— ๐—ฒ: "OK, on the back is a small black switch.........."

We were young and hungry! Well, OK. Maybe I wasn't. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Aha! The image library was no longer working after upgrading my #Friendia instance. The fix is, wait for it, switch themes from vier to, in my case, Frio. TBH, I like it. I wish I had better emoji, though. Does anyone know how to get custom ones installed?

"Please ignore this email if you do not supply software."

So what do they all do?

"Hi, Pete, we do not supply software."


๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—š๐˜‚๐˜†: "Do you still use"
๐— ๐—ฒ: "yes, that's where the bounces go. I bet there's a few in there?"
๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—š๐˜‚๐˜†: "There's 27'000!"
๐— ๐—ฒ: "Oops."
[Friendica cross Post]

There's one downside to fixing the timeout to the mailserver. There is now a queue of emails in postfix dropping into my mailbox every few minutes. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ
#Blame @UnkleBonehead @3speakvidshare
[Friendica cross Post]
Blame me. I can take it. I'm used to getting the blame on everything,
I'm married.
I know what you mean.

#LeSigh it's not: $ sudo move xyz.php is it you cretin Cannon! It's mv in't it.
[Friendica cross Post]

Running your own Federated Instance doesn't mean you are "Cut Off" from Social Media; it means you are in control of your own data and your real personality. I'm hardly likely to ban myself, am I? ๐Ÿค”
[Friendica cross Post]

๐— ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜
[Friendica cross Post]

Hmm? Plenty of money to spend on looking at Data to see if there's a way to spend more money.
[Friendica cross Post]

The UK needs to get back on its feet. Rishi knows he needs to form a robust and assertive government; if that means members that are right of the party, so be it.
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Feckless BBC reporter this morning:
"Rishi is picking MPs that served under Boris and Liz Truss...."
Where else is he going to get them, you muppet!

Netflix suggested I watch The Courier last night. Pretty good film, TBF.
The weird part is I'm actually reading Abyss The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 at the moment.

Is that coincidence, or is something or someone watching me? ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ ๐Ÿคฃ

So I have no idea where the news outlets get their information from, but I've just been to dinner at, and the place is rammed!

So much for having to decide between eating and heating.

For the love of The Pond Gods!

Dear Unison Sync
It's all very well saying "add preference "dontchmod"" when using the GUI.
I had to figure out that you meant the [hidden] .prf file in .unison and then look at lots of search results to find out the actual format was: dontchmod=true after breaking it several times with the wrong syntax.

Why is there not an option in the GUI to perform that task?

I am glad I am at work today. The hallway of #CastleCannon is being screeded and cannot be walked on for four hours. This means the wife is confined to the front room and kitchen till around one thirty today.

And waiting for you to come back.

Liz Truss has been in charge for literally a day and she might have killed the Queen.

Wondering if Kate & William will risk getting into trouble if they take Louis, George and Charlotte out of school during term time because of granny?

Can't wait for Twitter to start bleating about the cost of the funeral when QEII pops her clogs which it would seem is imminent.

State of those hands! Poor or no circulation.

Global warming = England the South America of Europe :P
Bwahahahaa. We have serious drought and biggest Forrest fires ever.
Global warming = Germany the Australia of Europe
Shut up! Global warming = Denmark the Atlantis of Europe :)
if all of the ice on Greenland melts then yes. Then you take the ferry to Denmark no land based border anymore
Stuff the penguins, gimme the heat.
Gulf Stream breaks and the Penguins might come visit you :P
I'll get the paddling pool out. Might be fun to have a pet dolphin.
or a Penguin :) you could call it Tux
I already have an owl which that gobbit @Tig says looks like a penguin. The wife is gonna rip his plums off when she sees him.
it is clearly a penguin, why don't you put a photo up and we will have a vote on it?
I think I remember a photo of it and it was clearly a penguin badly disguised as an owl. ๐Ÿง -> ๐Ÿฆ‰ @srednivashtar @theru
My solicitors will be contacting you at some stage today! :-P

Totally gobsmacked at the amount of dust produced simply from taking up [Large] ceramic floor tiles in the hallway of #CastleCannon
Lady Cannon is not a happy bunny with me, and it would seem saying: "But hold on, it was you that wanted to take the floor up!" was probably not the wisest defence strategy.
Indeed. Because you're right!

My GP's Surgery is spamming me. I just had a text message to say I am in the category for FREE COVID and Flu jabs and that they will be sending me a text in a couple of weeks' time to invite me along for a stabbing.

Wouldn't one text be sufficient?

Today, Burger King, 12:40

๐—–๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ: "Can I have a cheeseburger but without the cheese?"

I shit you not! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
I did that once. In my defense, they didn't have "hamburger" on the menu.

I've had to revert back to horizontal desktops because Gnome 42.2 hates the Vertical Overview extension. Was having to Ctrl+Alt+F3 then Ctrl+Alt+F2 because the screen lock kept freezing then all the apps icons disappeared.
Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS is a lot happier now. :-(

We're forever chucking stuff out. The Motherboard is probably knackered.
You don't take out the RAM! Always keep the RAM. And the power supply.

When someone you haven't spoken to for probably twenty years phones you up: "Hi Pete, remember me? I've got some work you might be interested in quoting for." I'm ALWAYS interested in quoting for work.

Iโ€™d be all like โ€œwho the hell is Pete and why do people keep ringing my phone and asking for him????โ€
Our phone number must be on a list doing the rounds in India. We keep getting different people calling asking to speak to one of our customers whose website we, in fact, host, so it kinda shoots them in the foot when they ask: "Can I speak to Mr Mark S.... please?" straight away we know who they are.

Brings back memories of the Kwik Save โ€œNo Frillsโ€ brand; plain white packaging with โ€œNo Frillsโ€ in black stencil.

Just claimed $0.01 (Curation?) reward #hive
Of course, no sympathy, so it's not worth saying anything.

How dare you quote back at me the very same attitude I present to folk who say, "Just found 2p in the road." ๐Ÿคฃ
Send me the $0.01 if you donโ€™t want it.

Iโ€™ll tally it up with all the 1p and 2p coins Iโ€™ve found ๐Ÿ˜‚

You can tell it's nearly back to school time. The #BBC has started its annual "Parents can't afford uniforms" reporting.