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I don't think I ever did a proper . 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 op and I dabble in hobby electronics and photography. I am also slowly learning German and getting into gardening to keep these bones moving.

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This Moto X's non-replacable battery has been a bit broken since a minute after it went out of warranty. That was two years ago but I've seen nothing compelling enough to upgrade it since. All I want is stock , a replaceable battery and a headphone socket but clearly I'm the only one. I feel the dream is getting further away as time goes on.

is it just me or did make cookie notices even more obnoxious? It's hard to tell because I've trained myself not to see them but that are starting to creep back into view when they take up half the bloody screen!

New shed arrives today! This is far more exciting than it should be.

I find every time I set up a Raspberry Pi, I get a bit over excited and start piling stuff onto it until it pops

Pretty impressed how easy Zerotier make setting up VPN. Unusually I started reading the manual, not because I needed to, but because I wanted to know what was going on.

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Hello #amateurradio community! We are an amateur radio club from Germany. Our clubstation is DK0YA. Toots will be mostly in German.

Please boost, so that we can connect to other amateurs!

Narrowly dodged giving M$ money when attemping to by a gift card for my brother abroad.
Turns out you have to buy the card in the redeemer's local currency, weird but OK. Oh but you can only buy a card in the currency of your own payment card!
Steam OTOH, you buy wallet funds in your own currency and when it is redeemed the currency is automatically converted using the exchange rate of the day.
If anyone with half a brain would design the process like that.

it's strange how transports seem to have gone backwards. They used to work great.

It took far too long to work out what meant

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🇬🇧 I'm still searching for radio amateurs on mastodon, by the way.

🇩🇪 Ich suche übrigens noch nach Funkamateuren auf mastodon.

🇸🇪 Jag letar fortfarande efter radio amatörer på mastodon, för övrigt.

🇱🇺 Ik zoek overigens nog naar zendamateurs op mastodon.

Please retoot!

After trying to explain the benefits of SDN and the scaling problems of IPSec to my non-techie brother, I realise I probably know a lot more about this kind of thing and everything else it touches than the average person. Most of the time I just kind of assume everyone knows what I know. This is probably holding me back.

So when will we see a federated Reddit alternative?

Another Mac OSX update, another driver breakage. This time it's Displaylink drivers so no triple head for me. Starting to appreciate Microsoft's driver quality labs.

I think there might be correlation between my posting frequency and my mood cycles, there must be a way to plot this out with Python

Going through a social media low and I start to wonder whether I really need it in my life. I'm probably right to think like that but as its the low talking I'll wait it out for a bit.

I've been borrowing a car with a faulty FM radio, so for once I've actually had a legitimate reason to listen to Radio 4 Longwave on my commutes. I've found its warm, nostalgic feel does seem to overcome the low-fi audio quality and noisy reception, maybe I'll listen more often at home from now on.

Back to work after nearly 5 weeks off, feels like I never left.

Started researching new phones as mine is starting to fail, didn't take long before I'm feeling consigned to just going back to a feature phone so I don't have to make sense of all this crap.

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I created a pod and registrations are open. Feel free to use it if you want to explore that part of decentralised social media. a.grumpy.world/i/82abe1574059