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Hi everyone! I've moved over here from mastodon.art, since my enthusiasm far outstripped any sort of actual talent I had, haha.

I live in Western Sydney with my lovely wife Kristina and our half dachshund/half Maltese dog Beanie, and am a hobbyist coder and photographer, Apple enthusiast, and general all-round geek.

Fuck yesssssss, this is my work calendar for the next month.

I have of course updated my little Pi display to pull data from the Powerwall, and added the battery charge percentage and whether it's charging or discharging. 😎

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The solar people have turned the power off to hook the Powerwall up to the electrical box, and the first thing I did was to try to turn the lights on in the bedroom. -_-

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for those that work in #tech and #journalism ( #ttechjournalism)
and you're doing wrt fedi, (i know theres a few of you)

what are the ethical frameworks you're using? how do you engage with this platform and the various users? how do you frame them (users & instances) within your own work?

feel free to reply and rb

It's all happening today, we're taking advantage of the fact that Beanie is over at my parents' place to get the ceiling insulation redone as well. (The people that put the ducted aircon in that was put in before we bought the place had just pulled the existing insulation back in places and not replaced it).

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Exactly one year to the day after we got downlights installed in the lounge room and kitchen (virtualwolf.org/media/posts/14), we've had them installed in the office! It looks so much nicer and brighter now.

Alcohol 

Oh man, we went to Dan Murphy's tonight to restock and came across this. It's SO GOOD!

Hell yeah, upside to this cold miserable rainy weather is that it's perfect for a nice mug of hot chocolate.

Today last year it was 36°C. Right now I have ugg boots and a jumper on!

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On the Ethics of Rolling Willie Nelson Up and Smoking Him When He Dies: a Roundtable Discussion

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As Paul planted a thumper in the hot sand, Stilgar wished him luck. 'Summon the TGIF. Summon a big one, Usul'

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Curious. How old are y'all?

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“Dangerous thunderstorms are set to cause large hail and flash flooding, destroy crops and drive deadly spiders into homes across large swathes of eastern Australia over the next week.”

theguardian.com/australia-news

:thisisfine:

Food, meat 

Fuck yeah, went to The Bavarian at Rouse Hill for dinner tonight. Always so damn good.

The ordering and payment was really interesting, there was a QR code to scan that took you to a website where you selected what you wanted from the menu, and the site offered Apple Pay so it was absolutely frictionless. Didn't even need the waitress to come over for anything but delivering the food.

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If the pro-surveillance crowd was upset about DNS-over-HTTPS, they're really going to hate HTTP/3:

engineering.fb.com/networking-

> TCP is also prone to ossification, where the protocol becomes difficult to upgrade because network middleboxes such as firewalls make assumptions about the packets’ format. QUIC avoids this issue by being fully encrypted, making protocol extensibility a first-class citizen and guaranteeing that future improvements can be made.

#tcp #udp #quic #http3

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Welcome to thundertoot! A Mastodon Instance for 'straya