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My number 1 reason for unfollowing people: long chains of toots on the same subject. If it takes more than 3 toots (at most) put it in a blog post.

It's a pity there isn't a “privacy” setting between unlisted and followers-only where anybody can see the post but it doesn't show even on followers timelines which could be used for the tails of such chains.

Those who think the EU's GDPR should/does apply to EU citizens' use of web sites not in the EU, should England's defamation laws apply to those not in the UK who describe Assange as a “known rapist”?

“Here's how I've done the board-on-board cladding on the gable ends of the house.”

edavies.me.uk/2020/09/bob/

My PineTab's arrived. This'll take some exploring and setting up. Got as far as checking that ssh is runnable in the terminal.

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Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦‍♂️

PRE 👏 TTY 👏 PLEASE

And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)

Boost if I'm right.

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Added some code to my household logging system to display the trend of the air pressure (barometer rising/falling).

Now busy watching the trend of the trend; the pressure was rising at 0.539 hPa/h earlier but it's now only rising at 0.451 hPa/h. 🙄

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So many people saying they're switching from Firefox. Won't this only make the problem worse?

If you're switching to Brave or qutebrowser or UnGoogled Chromium or something, you're only strengthening Google's monopoly. If you're switching to a Webkit-based browser like Epiphany, you're shifting the monopoly towards Safari, whose parent company doesn't consider the Web a priority.

That Mozilla has bad management doesn't change the fact that Firefox is the most viable option for the open web.

Seems BT's Edinburgh exchange has flooded and lots of Scotland is without broadband and likely will be for 12 hours or so. Bugger. No VoIP telephone or video for me today.

aastatus.net/apost.cgi?inciden

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spaceflightnow.com/2020/07/27/

Talking about SpaceX, they quote: “Although reuse has been successful in prior launches, the use of previously-flown hardware for a human spaceflight mission is unique, and it will create some additional work for NASA, who must address the human certification requirements.”

The Shuttle wasn't “previously-flown hardware”? But, yes, given its history I can see why that might lead them to some human certification concerns.

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10 years ago today I moved to Scotland.

Having completed on my house sale in High Wycombe the previous day, I crossed the border sometime after midnight, took a nap in a car park by Loch Lomond, washed and shaved at Corran Ferry then went to have a look at a potential house site near the SW tip of Skye.

Wonder if all this lockdown, isolation, social distancing, etc, has caused a drop in the prevalence of the common cold. How could we tell? Cold and 'flu medication sales?

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youtube-dl is one of my favorite pieces of community-maintained open-source software. Despite the name, now works on many sites – youtube, vimeo, even Twitter. You do "youtube-dl URL" and it figures out how to get you a local, offline copy of the video. youtube-dl.org/

Let's number the days of the month starting at zero. But then not actually call the first day of the month day zero but instead call it the 28th, 29th, 30th or 31st of the previous month.

Because that'd be bonkers. Even the Romans wouldn't have gone that far.

OK, but why is it any more bonkers than the AM/PM system for times?

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My number 1 reason for unfollowing people: long chains of toots on the same subject. If it takes more than 3 toots (at most) put it in a blog post.

It's a pity there isn't a “privacy” setting between unlisted and followers-only where anybody can see the post but it doesn't show even on followers timelines which could be used for the tails of such chains.

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