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I’m pleased to announce the release of my first app made from scratch: Solanum - a time-management application for @gnome !

I’d like to credit @tbernard for the icon, and @Miredly for the sound used.

If you’re interested in trying it, you can now download it from Flathub:

You could make a medieval baker absolutely lose it

"So you're telling me... This bread. This brown bread with oats in it and the hard crust. That's the expensive bread."


"But THIS bread. The bread that is pure white and soft. The bread that is almost a fine and delicate cake. the CHEAP bread?! That most people find too cheap to eat?!?"

"Yes :)"

"What the fuck what the fuck what the FUCK -"

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I probably belong to a minority here, but I'm one of those people who uses a CLI based XMPP-client on a daily basis for some very specific and important tasks.

Until know I have been using an old Perl-script called sendxmpp[1], but today I found out about xmppc[2]. It's an alternative client that's written in C and it comes with a lot more features as well.

It seems to be working fine so far!



PS: If your are a server admin please deploy XEP 0157 ( and maybe also block the servers from the repo, your users will thank you.

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Someone from Oakland posted this pic of a PSA truck with LED messages about washing your hands driving around under the smoke sky. A NEW LIFE AWAITS YOU ON THE OFF WORLD COLONIES


TIL, VLC creator is awesome guy. This is Jean-Baptiste Kempf, the creator of the VLC media player, he refused tens of millions of euros in order to keep VLC ads-free. Merci, Jean! Thank you for the hard work. #opensource #linux #macos #unix #windows


Debian Project News - September 9th, 2020: Debian Communication channels, New DPL, Internal and External news, DebConf20 and events, Reports, and Calls for Help.

Google removed K-9 Mail from the Play store with zero notice because the description of the app included alternate spellings of the app name we'd included to work around how bad Play's search is.

@smallsees I reckon you deserve a day off just to cope with the effects of this tragedy.

I looked up at the Amazons with their bubblegum pink hair, giant dinosaur-rabbit hybrid mounts, and magical spears that sparkled.

And I looked down at the drawing I had made when I was barely six, befuddled, "Um."

"Monarch Um," they bellowed as one, "We shall defeat your enemies!"

"Not Um, I...nevermind! My problem isn't stabbable."

"Then what is the nature of your distress?"


"Summon our fiercest warrior; The Accountant!"

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

"Come on," someone calls, "the night is young!"
The Night shakes Her head. No, She is old. She was always old. There is no terror, no surprise, no joy She hasn't seen.
She walks hidden paths, lonely streets, silent hallways. Always moving.
The Night is alive; She is always alive.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

The intelligibility of this is really interesting, because it suggests that the technological capacity to easily share complex still and moving images is incorporating them into quasi-written language as if they were universally intelligible ideograms.


I’ve commented before that Star Trek’s most prescient prediction was communication via memes in β€˜Darmok’. So it was only a matter of time before someone started making these:


The vault was well protected.

It required one riddle to be solved, three magic amulets, five statues rearranged and a fierce guardian beast to be slain.

The riddle was easy, by this point it was almost commonly known. The amulets were precisely duplicated from molds. The statues required muscle, wit and patience.

The guardian's blood was needed to unlock the final door.

But as an animal lover, I was thankful C4 worked just as well.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

Most GNSS chips nowadays can track 2+ of the systems at the same time. Worth comparing in case an adversary is jamming one system.
RT @keesdellebeke
While the Global Positioning System (GPS) is the first choice for pilots of U-2 β€œDragon Lady” reconnaissance aircraft, BeiDou, along with Russia’s Glonass and Europe’s Galileo, serves as an alternative if GPS becomes unavailable.

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πŸ… Craig's choices:

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