Well I spent the evening draining pus from an abscess on a guinea pigs arse. How was yours?

This is a fantastic touring exhibition about the covid experience of people all over the world. Currently at Chippenham Museum in Wiltshire

Well the world is a big old pile of unfettered joy right now isn't it?

The King's stairs, built for William III when he had part of Hampton Court Palace rebuilt, are seriously impressive

The behaviour of ball bearings as they self assemble under an electric field They seem alive, reaching for each other to form emergent structures!

Palaces are fascinating, but it’s the hidden passages and rooms I really enjoy, this is the Kitchen area of Hampton Court Palace

For those not following Britain's decent into autocracy and dictatorship, may I bring to your attention to passing of the Elections Bill last night:


If you are interested in the James Webb Space Telescope this was an excellent lecture... youtu.be/X2-eDJ5_ntw

A song that effortlessly throws in David Niven, Rita Hayworth and Noel Coward in a throw away comment.

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Big fan of Neil Hannon, fantastic and very clever lyricist. 'Lady of a Certain Age' is sublime.

Have you noticed that you can't see the numbers on the boosts and favourites from the timeline, only after you click on a post? This is another great feature, not a bug. This works against the gamification you see in corporate social media sites. Preventing the economy of likes and retweets that drives behaviours elsewhere. I personally love this.


's Crew Dragon Freedom spacecraft docked to the International Space Station's Harmony module completing the first part of its Crew-4 or SpaceX Crew-4 mission that began almost 16 hours earlier with its launch.


Mastodon's monthly active user numbers have risen by 84,579 since the Twitter buyout story broke on Monday (and I do mean across the Mastodon network, not this server)

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