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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.

This is ridiculously specific demographic targeting for a bit of rope.

I really don't know how this is comfortable, his neck is craned so far back!

Automation doesn't seem so great when you realize you made the same error 80,000 times.

We had another visit from @wobin today, dropped Beanie down to one single one of his pills, and honestly I think we could have entirely done without them! Beanie didn't even bark to start with, and after that it was just excited barking rather than panicked.

We played Warhammer Underworlds again but with me in an advisory role and it went really well, was a close game right up until the end.

Me: "Don't forget to check the linter and make sure all the tests pass on the CI!"

Some guy, live editing PHP sources over FTP: "Oh, interesting."

Anyone here running a PXE server that serves multiple OSes? Is it worth my time learning/making one because I'm too lazy to plug USB sticks into things? (For reference, I'm a tiny little IT repair shop so it's not really here or there depending on how straightforward it is to provision and maintain)

::consumerism intensifies::

(Work is paying for $875 of the headphones, aw yiss).

BOOM, we've now officially closed off our home loan and are the actual owners of our house! πŸŽ‰

Does anyone out there in #retrocomputing land happen to have a copy of Final Cut Pro 4 from around 2003 sitting on a shelf somewhere? Hit me up.

Tech enthusiast: "I want smart lights, smart tv, everything, and connect them all to my digital assisstant!"

Tech worker: *looks wistfully into distance* "I should get a small place in a little town, with a garden, make my own furniture."

Winter is definitely Beanie's favourite season, he loves the space heater.

This is a screenshot of the 1968 Abarth 595 Esseesse that I've turned into an UTTERLY INSANE MONSTER in Forza Horizon 4. It's been converted to all-wheel drive with a inline-4 turbocharged rally engine and weighs only 545kg, but puts out 498kW and 926Nm of torque, and has a top speed of 327km/h which it reaches ALARMINGLY quickly. πŸ˜‚

When you receive a commission asking: 'Please could you paint a Friday night at pub kicking out time, with all the fights, kebabs, and throwing up in gutters, but in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry?'

A fine example of what I can only describe as avant-Romanesque by Jim'll Paint It.

jimll.co.uk/

Food, baking 

The recipe I followed was this one: raspberryandchipotle.blogspot.

I'm not remotely a person who knows about baking so I don't know why they didn't rise (needs more baking powder maybe?), but they WERE nice and moist inside and not like hockey pucks!

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Food, baking 

There's this British historian and TV presenter Ruth Goodman who's done a whole bunch of docos about life on farms during various periods in history. She did one series called "Edwardian Farm" and during it they made a thing called "cut rounds", basically like a savory scone. I found a recipe and made them, and while mine didn't rise much, they're REALLY yummy!

Multiple-choice poll for multiple items of a popular Danish toy for kids 4–99. Select all that apply. :boost_ok:

Does anyone here use Blender? How did you get started with it, or how do you wish you'd started learning how to use it in retrospect? I need a new hobby, and it's about time I started exploring this option x

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