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Did you know, you can narrow down the suggestions from the firefox address bar using the following characters :

^ to search for matches in your browsing history.
* to search for matches in your bookmarks.
+ to search for matches in pages you’ve tagged.
% to search for matches in your currently open tabs.
# to search for matches in page titles.
$ to search for matches in web addresses (URLs).
? to search for matches in suggestions.

Parenting is a real roller coaster.

On some days it's "omg I can't believe this brilliant person is doing and thinking of stuff that wouldn't occur to me until twice that age", and other days it's just your worst personality flaws and mental issues taken physical form, as payback for what you subjected your parents to.

Me : Wow, with this handy game controller that clips onto my phone, and Steam in-home streaming, I can play Steam games in bed!

Also me : Ugh, For some reason I haven't gotten much sleep this week.

I hate / that are used *instead of* words... Especially if they are tiny custom ones that are difficult to recognise.
Especially on a touchscreen device / in an app where I can't just hover over them to get their alt-text.

@fedilab might it be an idea to add an option per toot to replace all emoji with their plaint-text codes or alt-texts? As well as the ability to tap/hold on them in place of a hover alt-text?

Β«"[Wandering Larry, the masterless minion] is particularly popular with young children, and has bonded with many a baby over a mutual love of biting."

~from A History of Tombtown by Emberlon the DisloyalΒ»

β€”β€” excerpt from @vicorva's "Books and Bone".

This is what 20€ shipping gets you: A lovely #MSX that looks like it was kicked all the way to its destination by a rugby team 😞

@dadegroot They use quartz glass. According to the article:

"Unlike fragile wine glasses or light bulbs, the squares of quartz glass used for data storage are surprisingly hard to destroy. Early on, the research team tried baking one in an oven at 500 degrees, microwaving, boiling it, scouring it with steel wool. And when they read the data back, it was all still there."

A possible future for permanent storage.

"Microsoft and Warner Bros. have collaborated to successfully store and retrieve the entire 1978 iconic β€œSuperman” movie on a piece of glass roughly the size of a drink coaster, 75 by 75 by 2 millimeters thick."

#MicrosoftResearch #Microsoft #Storage #DataStorage

's says: "Synchronous Loading Bug"

(Funnily enough the first random alternative I got, was: "Asynchronous Proxy Failure".)

@FiXato πŸ˜… Heh.

Well, for the record, I pronounce it Sm-EYE-th(hard th).

"The Library didn’t only contain magical books, the ones which are chained to their shelves and are very dangerous. It also contained perfectly ordinary books, printed on commonplace paper in mundane ink. It would be a mistake to think that they weren’t also dangerous, just because reading them didn’t make fireworks go off in the sky. Reading them sometimes did the more dangerous trick of making fireworks go off in the privacy of the reader’s brain."

~ Terry Pratchett (Soul Music)

hmm, forgot that my in-laws have a rather terrible Internet connexion, so uploading all the others (especially the video clips) will take a while :)

Once I get home to unmetered broadband Internet, I'll upload all of the photos I took to a public album, but in the mean time, enjoy this taken from the boat of the sun hitting the mountains and reflecting on the water.

It still kinda amazes me how I can be in what (to me) feels like the , and take high-res photos on my phone and upload them to the , for people all across the world to see...

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