RT @MarkRuffalo Boris Johnson forgets that the Hulk only fights for the good of the whole. Mad and strong can also be dense and destructive. The Hulk works best when he is in unison with a team, and is a disaster when he is alone. Plus...he’s always got Dr. Banner with science and reason. twitter.com/MarkRuffalo/status/1173273612075376641 👍

IDLE3 on Ubuntu: jasonrbriggs.com/u/obNSKSj

www.rorystewart.co.uk/no-deal-2/ 👍
(i.e. The Johnson's, Rees-Mogg's, etc of this world are complete morons)

Watching Gove on @MarrShow, and have never felt such an urge to punch the TV screen. Just shut up with the lies and stretched-truths.

Minor update to Trouble with Turtles.

Linux on Dex is pretty cool. Being able to run a full desktop environment in a device that fits in your pocket is something I dreamed about, 25 or so years ago when I was a backpacker. This is the best I could do at the time. Actually, I have fond memories of the Psion Series 3, but it was hardly the sort of device you could actually do development work on...

I'm living in the future!

Test post: testing if adding u-url fixes federation issue with fed.brid.gy.

"So here's a list of companies supporting Trump's re-election:

  • Bang
  • inn n out
  • chick fil a
  • Taco Bell
  • McDonald’s
  • Wendy's
  • KFC
  • Pizza Hut
  • Olive Garden
  • Waffle House
  • IHOP
  • Carl's Jr.

So if you see me starting to get thinner and toned don't ask me why." twitter.com/BillyBobSanderz/status/1159469980435374080 👍

First up, a url followed by a thumbs up emoji (e.g. colon thumbs_up colon) gets auto-converted into an link (a href) with a microformat class of 'u-like-of'. So, assuming I've hooked up my site properly to fed.brid.gy, those should wind up being magically forwarded on to the fediverse (todo: I think I still need to send fed.brid.gy a webmention to kick that process off...) (2/2)

After much reflection, I finally decided to rewrite my static site generator in Nim, greatly simplifying things in the process - along with the name: SiteBaker now just becomes Baker. Now comes the task of adding features I was too lazy to add before. (1/2)

Test post: just testing out the rss->activitypub converter at tinysubversions.com

Not the normal knock-off: jasonrbriggs.com/u/obNRqGn

"I’m a modest Stylite, but I must tell you I have solved Brexit." twitter.com/Sime0nStylites/status/1092343448483651589 👍   Awesome.

@higgidy@twitter Nice pies but I don't understand the sheer amount of pointless plastic:

pointless-plastic

Why isn't it a tin-foil tray and then a plain cardboard box with the picture of the pie on the front, rather than a window?? In fact, why is there a tray at all??

Nuts.

I'll take luck over good in a pinch... https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/...

Trouble with GIMP: jasonrbriggs.com/u/jbMf7mg

Managed to reduce the macbook partition in chunks of 5GB at a time, down to the point I could fit Ubuntu - after that, surprisingly easy to install (using rEFInd is critical I think). Hidedously slow to startup afterwards... although now I don't know if that's because I've got used to a faster machine with SSD

Out of the blue, just remembered one place I now quite miss visiting (from when we used to live in Auckland): Brewer's Coop. I haven't brewed my own beer in over 10 years - I don't think I've even seen a home brew supplier since moving to England.

Going to try installing ubuntu on an old macbook... so far so miserable. Haven't even been able to resize the boot partition so far.

One thing they don't tell you about switching from iOS to Android is the proliferation of non-obvious notifications. My S9 buzzes a lot more than I remember the iPhone doing, and half the time I have no idea why...

Hearing the B word is literally becoming like fingernails on a blackboard for me

I'm not much of a cook, but occasionally I make something that turns out like the pictures. Made cauliflower tacos last night... sounds weird, surprisingly good (although used egg because I'm not a vegan).

Well, dang... Bok Shock

Having second thoughts about fixing my static generator code. Now wondering if it requires starting again... or something even more drastic...

iPhone Xs with 512GB of RAM: £1349. Samsung S9 with 64GB of RAM and a 400GB microSD card: £632. I mean, yes the iPhone X range look nice, but yikes!

@justindirose Are you using an RSI break reminder? I had RSI years ago & the only thing that worked 4 me was taking a break every 4-5 mins, with appropriate exercises. Over time it got to the point that I didn't need the reminder any more & (touch wood) haven't had any problems in some time

Is anyone else noticing there are periods (10+ hours) when micro.blog/discover doesn't refresh?