I don't think I ever did a proper #introductions. I'm a 34yo British bloke, married to a wonderful woman and we have a 14 day old baby boy, a 9yo pupper and a 5yo cat. I'm a Network engineer scratching my way further into network security. I've been been on the Fediverse since identi.ca ran on Laconica (a long time ago). I'm a licenced #hamradio op and I dabble in hobby electronics and photography. I am also slowly learning German and getting into gardening to keep these bones moving.
We were looking to replace our washing machine when the door handle broke over the weekend forcing our hand. It's a small issue so looked at costs of a repair so we can sell the old machine on but the replacement part would cost most of the sale value of the machine, so it'll probably end up on the kerbside, such a waste 😞
Someone keeps grazing their sheep around our housing estate. I've no idea who they belong to but they seem to roam a wide area chomping on council grassland. It's been going on for weeks so it's clearly not by accident and I'm starting to wonder if I can rustle them up to my house to work on my lawn. I presume that's the way things are done around here?
EU elections - please vote! Show more
p.s. Netherlands are also voting today! 🇳🇱 🇪🇺
Fri 24th May - Ireland, Czech Republic
Sat 25th May - Czech Republic, Latvia, Malta, Slovakia
Sun 26th May - Everyone else
FAO British people 🇬🇧 plz boost 🚀 Show more
This Thursday (23rd May) you get to vote in the EU Parliament elections. This is important.
Please don't let racists and bigots get voted in. Use your vote.
If you don't know what EU Parliament do, or how the elections work, then check https://www.european-elections.eu/how-elections-work
Don't know where to vote? Check out https://wheredoivote.co.uk/
Don't know when to vote? Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.
Don't know who you can vote for? Check out https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/
I already use Signal, but the vast majority of my messaging is done on WhatsApp.
Anyone else done this? What was your experience when it came to friends who use WA?
If you're on Mastodon and know the web address of someone on the Fediverse, you can use this to follow them.
1. Copy their profile's web address into the Mastodon search box (see screenshots).
2. Click search, this should bring up a link to the profile and a follow button next to it.
3. Click follow!
This works with many kinds of Fediverse addresses including PixelFed, PeerTube and others. Try it!
You can also use this technique with web addresses of individual posts.
I was concerned about my #freenas #homeserver #nas being exposed to wide ambient temperature changes in the garage so moved it back into the house a couple of weeks ago. This seems to have had the desired effect, even if it is warmer on average the more stable temperature should be kinder on the mechanical parts in the long run. Interesting to see how much more thermally stable the WD Reds are than the Seagate Enterprise drives, perhaps this is by design?
Received a surprise 2nd dinner from our new Muslim neighbors for the start of Ramadan this evening. Thought maybe we should join them in breaking fast when the sun goes down but since I officially broke fast around 7am this morning it's a bit late for that so "in for a penny...". I wonder how they knew I could be easily bought with food. They are my new best friends.
Bit disappointed I have only two choices in today's local election, both #Brexit parties. No doubt this'll be twisted by Maybot into meaning another vote for Leave