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This is a brilliant article about investing, investors role in society and amateurs versus professionals. Opinionated. And I donโ€™t agree with all the opinions. But very dense and well thought out. bloomberg.com/view/articles/20

Time for a 2.10.4 release of @GIMP !

* Simple Horizon Straightening
* Asynchronous Fonts Loading
* Fonts Tagging
* Dashboard Updates
* PSD Loader Improvements
* Builds for macOS Make a Comeback

Grab a fresh copy hot off the presses! Win and macOS builds coming very soon also!

gimp.org/news/2018/07/04/gimp-

#photography #freesoftware #artwithopensource #GIMP #digitalart #FOSS

Thanks to the new social features in Iโ€™m meeting cool people. I really like it. Also got totally tilted when a guy waited until the โ€œdefeatโ€ screen in a comp match to reveal that he spoke perfect English and had been listening in the whole time without speaking.

Breakfast for Friday, 29 June 2018:

ยฝ pint of water as spinach.
โ…› teaspoon ground cloves, sliced
8 pounds of sugar,
10 cloves, whites, during the
1ยฝ pints cream, I/2 lb.
1 teaspoonful of salt, tablespoonfuls of

Tablespoonfuls of melted butter into the oven, it can be used instead of the red part of the grape. Dish pyramidically and serve. Liked. A great variety of modes in which it was but the best vinegar; one dessert-spoonful of flour (use the recipe for making foamy omelet ii. Egg-yolks.

Had to completely open up my synthesiser (Korg Triton Le) to extract the headphone plug. I think I have a cracked solder joint. Reapplying a bit of solder should do it.

Fascinating insight from dc4420 last night in London: spend time testing/reporting SSL cipher strength, which has never been the mechanism ANYONE was pwned, while businesses do not spend money testing phishing resistance and S3 bucket protections and the things that actually are getting them pwned.

Most useful thing I've discovered recently: if you need to transfer some text from #Linux to your phone, you can use github.com/gtanner/qrcode-term and "xclip -o | qrcode-terminal" to output the clipboard as a QR code, and then use the iphone/android camera app to snag it.

I wonder how hard it would be to take all of those "intro to web APIs" courses that feature the Twitter API, and instead swap things out so that it's all fediverse stuff.

Part of what made Twitter popular was that its API used to be super open, allowing people to build all sorts of things on top of it.

BT has sent me an email notification. The email contains two facts. "My bill is ready" and "the amount is X". Both of those are obviously not true. The bill might not be ready, and the amount might be something totally different. Thanks for the non-notification.

.@Framasoft's crowdfunding for #PeerTube has just passed 100%, so it will definitely get funding ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿพ

There's still 12 days to go, so the appeal is going for a stretch goal to add even more features ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Well done everyone! ๐Ÿ‘

#DeleteYouTube #Alternatives

I'm applying for . Which requires getting a Natural Bornยฎ True Britโ„ข to endorse my application. I was approaching one of my English friends asking if he'd act as a reference. After explaining what I needed from him (let's just say its enough info that I'm now worried about ), I told him it's OK if he declined. In fact, I said 'If you were ever looking for an opportunity to personally slam the door in an immigrant's face and yell "viva la !" this is your chance. ๐Ÿ˜€'