The little game I've been working on written in C and Allegro 5 has a new build! Using the new pixel art graphics

The view behind me today while at the game dev meetup. Hobart is terrible, wouldn't recommend.

I had a taste of amateur radio tonight. I've heard a lot about it but haven't actually had a radio to play with. It was fun! We transmitted an image to a slow scan TV station which had a website, and it came up on the website. I'm keen to learn more..

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Delete Chrome. Now.

Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.

They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.

If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.



Gumtree (and Facebook Marketplace by extension) is such a mixed bag. I've had some great experiences with it. But lately, some extremely poor ones. Tried to buy several graphics cards, and got an extremely poor response from sellers. I actually went to pick one up and the person didn't show. Today I gave in and bought the thing I wanted from eBay. I think only use it if you have to.

I just created my first pull request! In programmer talk, that means I'm contributing to a larger project. In the past, I have been hired to work on bigger projects mostly by myself. It's nice to be a humble contributor finally!

Day 3 of the long Easter break weekend, and I’m already starting to lose track of what day it is.


I've been making Pita bread toasted sandwiches (for lunch) for a very long time. They're quick and tasty, but I'm getting pretty sick of them. I'm going to give making Sushi rolls a go.

Got to love how here in Tasmania, every politician with somewhat of a sense of humor has a joke/meme Facebook page associated with them.

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Got my mojo-ryzen! The Alienware Aurora R10 arrived today! Installed Manjaro and played a little Valheim. Man this monitor is huge!

Overheard at Hackerspace tonight: "My Mum made an Instagram account, so I bought her 1000 followers". What a lovely thoughtful gift 😆


Sometimes you get really good responses from companies when you email them. My email to viewsonic wasn't a win, but they did say they were very sorry to hear about the broken monitor. And I emailed Mailbird about suggesting new features and they said thanks and responded positively. It does help if you carefully word your emails. But it's also great that they do respond, and sympathetically 🙂

William Shatner 

William Shatner's secret to working at 90: Stay busy. I can relate to that! Except I'm not super old. But maybe when I am, I will still be busy!

@leofebey I just got a reply from the plug-in developer (after submitting an issue), “it is not possible to control the computing operations from the plug-in level”. Ah, open source is fun..

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I sent an email to Viewsonic, asking them if they could find me a replacement LCD panel (that i could buy) for a monitor that I dropped and broke. I will wait and see what they say, but I’m highly doubtful lol. 😆


I'm the kind of gamer that has some really wonderful games to play, but I never have time to play them :(

Tonight, I revived my old Lenovo E450 laptop, and the old motherboard in it. The new motherboard I bought because I thought the old one was dead. 🤷

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The #XOrg Foundation Board of Directors is joining calls for RMS to be removed from all leadership positions in the FOSS community, including the #FSF and GNU, and for the FSF board to resign.

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