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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.

Drive past a fixed speed camera every day likes it's nothing. Drive past one mobile camera under the speed limit and I'm a paranoid mess. Stupid anxiety

Customer asked for an explaination in "layman's terms"... Clear the schedule while I re-write this email 5 times, each time thinking "we must go SIMPLER"

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What's a good app for Android these days?

I've been a loyal user of Doggcatcher since Android 2 but it's become very buggy recently and I think it's time for a change.

What is a good way in IT to demonstrate skills and experience in a more detailed way that you can usually show in a CV/Resume?

I'm considering building a portfolio of my professional and relevent personal experience but I'm not sure how common this approach is seen in the IT industries, I got the idea from family members working in healthcare where it is expected. Perhaps there is some other way to do this I've not thought about?

Escaped Costco with only a minor wallet injury, could've been so much worse. It's a terrifying near-debt experience

Son slept through the night for the first time in ages. So naturally I stay awake all night listening to the storm attempt to dismantle my roof

Bit odd that Pinafore seems to work better than native Android tusky on my phone. Quicker and sends notifications much faster

After hacking (read: bodging) together a template for the first time using Apache velocity, which is entirely new to me, working with a provisioning system I'm largely unfamiliar with. I'm surpressing strange optimism that it'll just work the first time. Too old for that nonsense

Energy company: we want to install a smart meter, say which day or say No?

Me: No

E: ok, we'll contact you again in future to offer you a smart meter.

When "No" means maybe later, apparently.

Today we visited garden centre for the first time and was greeted at the door by a young and very enthusiastic black cat who insisted on being our personal shopper for the entire visit. If this was how all shops operated, Amazon just wouldn't be a thing.

I'm still awed by what kind of unbounded imagination came up with the idea of strapping some cameras to the top of a car with the intent of driving them down every road on the planet.

Pretty gutted my bird bath shattered in the cold this morning while I was trying to remove the ice and give the birdies some nice warm water to drink. But also pretty glad I'm not in Chicago right now either.

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As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. As a man remebereth the game, so loseth he.

So the first of my friends has pulled his ejector cord and is leaving the country directly because of Brexit. I wonder if he won't be the last. ☹️

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Want to use a link shortener on #Mastodon?

Don't! :blobsurprised: All links in Mastodon posts count for 23 characters, no matter how long they really are.

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Considering whether to investing in a CD player for my , I have a fair number of CD's and no player in the house that's not either part of the TV or a computer. Or, do I just accept the now and sell all the CD's for probably next to nowt and just stream from my home server to my Chromecast Audio. That seems a little sad though.

everything feels a bit more roomy, it's nice

One of my important paperwork task for this evening had to be delayed until tomorrow because the relevant part of the website shuts at 7pm. SERIOUSLY!? This is not how the Internet works!!

So I'm reading about a topic on my phone and I had a question that I entered into the Google search box as "how do I" and in the usually way it autocompletes it with common searches then a second later replaces them all with one option, the exact question I was going to ask!? I'm not even surprised anymore, it is absolutely following what I'm reading, there's just no way it could be that specific.

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