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“The normal is that which nobody quite is. If you listen to seemingly dull people very closely, you'll see that they're all mad in different and interesting ways, and are merely struggling to hide it.”
― Robert Anton Wilson, Masks of the Illuminati

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Total subtoot of a discussion I'm not in:

All books are political.

All writing is political.

All authors are political.

If you only read "non-political books," it's because the politics in those books mesh with yours.

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GUESS WHO'S BACK!!! 🥳🥳🥳🥳

For newbies, I used to be IT manager / sysadmin to a fully #FOSS non-profit. Came here for the tech talk, stayed for the people. ❤️ Now I just post about nerdstuff, cats, bouldering, the occasional existential crisis, memes, etc. Just got back from a 91 day digital detox.

For the rest of you; what's up guys, how are you all doing, what did I miss?? 😁😁

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In other words, I'm no longer being tricked into watching a series of commercials, I'm being tricked into not canceling next month's subscription fee.

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@eris made some new ears for a nice #pleroma plugin that adds stuff to your avatar. It even works with remote accounts (on their local representation) I honestly think that weird features like these are what seriously differentiates the #fediverse from any of its "mainstream counterparts" cause little experiments like this even have the possibility to happen. #FediDev #MastoDev #MisskeyDev (this started as misskey feature but I think its great to see it implemented in other parts of the fedi)

More bushcraft, simple seat 

A VERY basic chair. We were motorcycle camping. This means minimal luggage, and this means no chairs.

So I thought I would try to make a very simple chair to aid doing some low by the ground activities like stoking a fire or cooking.

It's two branches that end in a fork, that holds a third branch you sit on. The branches are cut down so they lock together. Some lashing keeps them in place.

It's not super comfortable but a lot better then only sitting on the floor!

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More bushcraft, washing line 

How do you make a clothes drying line on the camping when you don't have two high points? You create your own second high point! No need to stake the stick in the ground, you can use the tension in the line to keep the stick in it's place.

One part of the setup needs to be doubled, either part of the line or the stick, to keep the setup stable. Here it's the horizontal part of the line.

Preferably use fallen/dead wood for this, no need to maim living trees for this.

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Windows gripe 

I have to use Windows at work, and it seems that with a recent update Microsoft turned on Bing search results from the start menu, and there doesn't appear to be an (easy) way to disable it anymore... I never want to search the web from the start menu. I go to a browser to search the web using the search engine I want to use. This feels like a way to force me to use their search product... I am so tired of the state of computing. Everything is a manipulation and advertisement.

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Why don't you leave some people for the other patrons Antonius? No need to be greedy!

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I used to miss Mitch Hedberg
I still do, but I used to too

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I hate getting up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet. But man, you really appreciate your own toilet when you have to get up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet on the camping...

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Our camping had this super cute "kids bike lending program". Kids between 0 and 7 can take a bike for use on the (small) camping. Return the bikes in the evening.

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