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I am done capitalizing i in the middle of sentences. If it's at the beginning i will. Otherwise it's a waste of a keystroke...

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My first official toot.

I come to Mastodon as an escape from facebook. I will try to cut it out 100%. Maybe some friends will follow. I'll post all sorts of things some personal some tech/linux related.

Been a linux user for about 15 years left windows behind.(as much as possible)

I run Arch currently but have used Gentoo,Funtoo,Ubuntu and others.

Don't hesitate to ask questions. I know little on the programing side but am trying to learn some of that as well.

Thanks for reading.

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If anyone reading this is looking for an alternative RSS feed reader/service at no cost I am willing to setup some of you on my tt-rss instance. The VPS I have should be able to handle a decent number of users.

Also I would be willing to give a few of you some space on my Nextcloud instance as well. Like 10 or so users 10gb each.

I realize not everyone can afford to self host or wants to for that matter so I'm offering what I can. Just send me a PM here and we'll settle things.

Let's make a colour together! <3


Its time for another round of #FediverseBookClub

This month we will be reading Denial by Toby Weston.

You can pick up the book in digital DRM free form right here

And join us in the XMPP chat room to discus at the end of the month.


Oh and a happy Easter to all
I've happily pledged my support of @vicorva upcoming novel NON-PLAYER CHARACTER and so should you

Having read Books and Bones as the second book of #FediverseBookClub I very much look forward to this one

Only wish the physical rewards shipped to my country )-:

My new novel, NON-PLAYER CHARACTER, is now live on Kickstarter!

Support a portal fantasy adventure with all-queer main characters where a TTRPG group of nerds in their 30s are transported to the world of their game.

Rewards include a playable TTRPG!

Boosts extremely welcome.

#kickstarter #vkickstarter

Past tense of troubleshoot: troubleshat.
Also totally applies to what I just did to my network. Ha ha ha.

Do I know someone here that knows where I can get a hold of batteries for a ThinkPad W530?

Anyone have an Apple I or replica I? The 8-Bit guy is looking to borrow one for a few weeks to do a video on it.
With today being #BandCampFriday i have picked up a few albums(In no particular order)

First is this months #mmbc album(search that hashtag to find out all about this)

Perpetual Chaos by Nervosa

Secondly one by one of my new favorite artists.

Singularity by DEADLIFE

Then an interesting looking metal album. Have had my eye on this one for a while.

Planetary Clairvoyance by Tomb Mold

Also going to try out a new genre

Nematode by Uoke

And last but certainly not least The brand new album by @TQ

Vast by Chris Roth

So do yourself and these great artist a favor and pick up some music.

(Thank god for Pleromas large post limit other wise this would be almost 3 posts...)
So after a slight delay the #FediverseBookClub has chosen a new book. This month we will be reading

Synthesis:Weave by Rexx Deane

You can get your DRM free copy from here

Join us in reading this book then join us for the discussion around the 26th-28th if everyone is done in the XMPP Room


I've updated my Gopherhole on @mgrondin's server for the first time of 2021!

I was originally planning to not update it until I work out how to build my gopher wiki engine, but that task is still confusing the hell out of me so I went and did an update anyway :-]

Well got one thing accomplished today. Hammered out the structure of my program to extract invoice data for EDI.

Probably not the prettiest(most efficient) way to do it but it's beautiful to me(it works)

After a few interruptions feels nice to have this done. Now onto the next task on my list.(I can finalize the rest of the program later)

#retrocomputer in need of a new home

This Zilog Z80-based TRS-80 MC-10 came to me in 2018 from a stash of "new old stock" someone found in Texas.

I added the MCX-128 expansion cartridge to beef it up to 128KB of RAM along with an updated, more capable MCX-BASIC ROM.

It works fine but I have other Z80 machines to love and it deserves to be used more than I ever will.

US$75 and I'll cover shipping in the US. That's what I paid for the MC-10, so it's like getting the MCX-128 expansion for free.

How to open specific Emacs programs directly without opening emacs and then opening them.

For example I want to open dired without opening emacs first, what command should I use?

Also Emacs is running as Deamon in background.

What shell do you use?

So the #FediverseBookClub has finished reading it's first book The Three Body problem. Overall a good read.

We have started selection process for the Jan 2021 book. If you want to join find us on XMPP in the following room(if you need XMPP account let me know)

We have a few suggestion so far. Looking forward to the reading with you all in 2021.


I find this an interesting and understandable read about how the -19 works.

Reverse Engineering the source code of the BioNTech/Pfizer -CoV-2 Vaccine.

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