This one fell asleep during the final droid battle, taking the win.

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"Dad, Jar Jar Binks is my favourite character, I don't know what you're talking about"

Really didn't expect this

Do you know, the kids are right: there's something to this Nirvana crew

Am listening to the Revolutions podcast by Mike Duncan, just got to an ep from July last year (Tsar Nicholas abdicated, good riddance). Duncan was promoting his book, Hero of Two Worlds, at the time, and I thought I would look at buying it. Intriguingly, the audio version is $2 cheaper than the ebook one I could read myself. Don't understand how that works.

One of the things the many newcomers to Kyneton' only find out after they move in is how many evenings the whole town reeks of cowshit because of the saleyards being so close.

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I had an old axe head but the handle broke, so I bought a beautiful new handle, only to find the hole in the head is smaller than standard, so today I took to it with a farrier's rasp to make the handle fit, and I formed a blister on my index finger. Since then, TouchID on my work laptop has ceased recognising my fingerprint. I think I'm temporarily unable to leave legible fingerprints, so a life (or at least a week) of crime awaits.

Life is funny: had a totally wrong impression of where this whole thing would go. Resigning (or rather, telling them I was about to) shook loose a whole lot of clarifying conversation about my future here and I'm staying...if only you could make bosses have these conversations without leverage.

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"A jailed Porsche-driver..." was the news descriptor tonight, as though there's only one.

@liamvhogan was this written with some form of markup language (also TGIF)

Going back to uni for a chemistry PhD, going to finally isolate the chemicals that make Aldi house brand beers taste like that.

@Standplaats_KRK no idea about Poland but here in Australia it is unprecedentedly inflated, the used car market. Chip shortage and other supply chain problems means new cars just aren't available in numbers, so market for near new cars is seeing some actually sell at higher than their sticker price 1 or 2 years ago. Has flow-on effect on prices all through the used market, too. Hope you have success finding one.

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If you weren't aware, astronomers don't have a great relationship with Musk. A big issue for us is the Starlink satellites, which due to their low altitude and high number, already regularly interfere with ground-based observations. #starlinked on Twitter has endless examples.

We get told it's the "price of progress" and that SpaceX will make space telescopes cheap anyway. But that's BS: development of advanced space tech is much more expensive than the launch.

@allistelling the Mastodon Android app renders the thumbnail well, but the link goes to the Google Photos external page.

@allistelling worked well for me, and your son's skating is very skilled too

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