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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 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.

Opened my conservatory this afternoon to what can only be described as sweltering hell-like heat. The thermostat said 30C and now I'm worrying how I'll cope in Madrid next week where 30C will be the nice cool bit in the evening πŸ₯΅

First time installing a device, a POW R2 running . Bit cautious about it tbh but I would like to know where the missing 40 watts have gone?

Seeing the sun out so sporadically is confusing and maybe why I mildly baked myself before realising I really should put on some sunscreen yesterday, not today though! 🀠

after removing it though it looks like it's not the first time this part has been replaced either, reviews on the spare part are damning it's reliability. At best I can repair the old one with a bit of epoxy and maybe give it away to someone who might get some use from it

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?

Had fun trying to find a 13amp kettle lead. Thought I had some luck with this one from my power cable collection but on closer inspection the 13amp fuse is paired with a 10amp IEC connector via a 0.75mmΒ² cable capable of about 6 amps. Good job Yung-Li corporation!

I've used metric measurements all my life, but I still think timber sizes should just stick to inches. Give me a 2x3 over a 38x63mm any day!

One of my neighbors is apparently cruel to cats, which makes them my eternal enemy. But damn if they don't have a lovely sounding wind chime, I've been chilling to it all day. Which makes the cruelty even more inexplicable

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I use #WhatsApp a lot, but have never been comfortable with the fact that #Facebook own them. I’m seriously thinking about ripping the plaster off and deleting my account in favour of #Signal.

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?

Needed a ladder for a while then one drops off a van in front of me and drives off apparently not noticing. I had to stop and put it by the side of the road. That's legitimate salvage if it's still there tomorrow, right?

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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.

#MastoTips #Fediverse

I was concerned about my 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.

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Massive swings towards remain parties nationwide, no doubt this'll be spun as a call to burn harder for Brexit by the media

Bit disappointed I have only two choices in today's local election, both parties. No doubt this'll be twisted by Maybot into meaning another vote for Leave

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