What are your favorite backup strategies and utilities? I keep financial files on the local computer only. My novel is on Dropbox so my spouse can read it on her phone. I just installed Nextcloud so I can sync calendar and stuff between devices. I run Back In Time once a week on Fridays to an external HD, and once every few months I run a full backup via Grsync to a second external HD, just in case. I like that Back in Time has snapshots, like Time Machine on Apple.

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I tried to get data off the old HD, even if it wouldn't boot, but no go. I couldn't even see it via gparted or the command line.

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My hard drive up and died this weekend. :( Installed Kubuntu on a new HD and ran a restore from my external backup HD via Back In Time, which I haven't done before, but it saved my butt and i like it. i lost a week of data (money tracker spread sheet) because I back up once a week. But my novel is in Dropbox so i didn't loose any writing. I picked up an extra HD and am doing some research on mirroring the drives. Friendly reminder to run regular backups! And to have backups of your backups!

A closeup of a yellow cosmo. I think. A nice thing on my way home from the bus stop.

Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis MN. I rode my bike out here yesterday.

I am moving my Masto account from octodon to ewankeep@mspocial.net . If you wish to keep following me please do so :)

For people who are new to Mastodon; you can have have multiple accounts on different servers. These servers are like your local neighborhood on Masto, with interests like gaming, linux, writing, activism and more. You can even find instances that ARE in your local neighborhood IRL.

If you want to move your account from one instance to another read this:
octodon.social/@schlink/100561

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@zoey Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence by Kristen Ghodsee

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#PSA for car drivers: if you don't know how to pass a cyclist safely who rides in the middle of the lane, just use the entire opposite lane to pass. it's not hard. most of the time lanes are marked so it is easy to find. I wish you much success.

#mastobikes #fedibikes

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Details about the Sunbeam.city co-op and other services we do 

Just in case you didn't know, SBC is a democratically run cooperative! You can read about our mission & goals on our wiki (wiki.sunbeam.city/doku.php), but the short of it is that we're solarpunks looking to do radical solarpunk shit. And you don't have to have an account on our Mastodon to join the co-op!

We also run a Plume instance (cafe.sunbeam.city) for longform blogging, open to anyone and have a sister Pleroma instance (habitat.lunarpunk.space). For instances looking to convert to a co-op or other democratic form, we offer to host a Loomio page for polls and discussion.

If you're interested in any of our platforms on the fediverse, they're open to everyone! And if you're interested in becoming a co-op member, let me know 😊

I went to chess club at the library. I did a social.

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let me live in the cyberpunk future where we've domesticated bugs and no food goes to waste ever

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"The question isn't who will let me, but who will stop me" -Emma Goldman, is the one who said that, actually, surprise

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Whining about sore muscles, sports 

I had decided to pick up some of my sporty stuff, try out some very light running I couldn't do for the last years, also some firness yoga.
My muscles ache so much now. Ouououuuch!

Also: Why isn't there a cute term for "Muskelkater" which literally means "muscle hangover" and also "muscle tomcat" in English!?

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Organized a small study circle on surveillance capitalism and anti-capitalist tech today.

We discussed the dangers of organising on Facebook, state surveillance in Pakistan, and embracing p2p alternatives.

Used @aral's Rai interview and Shoshanna Zuboff's "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism" as primary resources.

Managed to rope a fellow comrade onto the fediverse as well 😁 (say hi to @Zainulabdin!)

Maybe in the future I can lead a study circle on #solarpunk :thinkhappy:

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Anyone in Minneapolis MN like chess? Walker library in Uptown has a chess club every Monday starting at 5:30 pm. I'm going tomorrow. If you go look for short, gray haired person with orange bike helmet.

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Any tips for talking to friends who believe that socialism is predicated on state violence? I feel like I get this one a lot from my Libertarian friends, and while I don't want to go down a theory hole, I feel like "the USSR wasn't socialist" isn't enough of an argument. 🤷

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If you don't have a space for gardening, sprouts are easy to grow indoors any time of the year.

To this chart I would add soybean sprouts, which have have a nice texture and are a good source of protein. Sprouting also makes them easily digestable.
#gardening #sprouting

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