I am so annoyed with these coronavirus "briefings" the news orgs are sending. What I want to know: cases in my area, general trends, how vaccination is going, broad strokes global picture. Things they tell me: kids miss school, something about Strictly, and three pieces on sport.

Can anyone recommend a good Gemini server suitable for hosting a personal capsule on a Raspberry Pi? Two months ago I got mine up and running with gmnisrv but it's been going down more and more lately, my server admin experience is limited and I'd rather use a server I have a clearer idea how to debug.

Things I do to deal with stress RIGHT NOW:
• play Tetris
• make a simple craft (eg duct tape wallet)
• do a simple repair (tighten the screws on the chair my daughter wiggles loose)
• walk while listening to an audiobook
• Ring Fit Adventure
• Read a PG Wodehouse Jeeves and Wooster story (standardebooks.org/ebooks/p-g-)
• farm for crafting materials in a game

An inbox full of emails saying “x items in your Steam wish list are on sale” (25 in one case!) would seem to herald yet another bug summer sale.

I get irrationally annoyed when I get poorly version-numbered updates.

18.0.6 > 18.0.7 - All new interface! Added subscription option!

17.0 > 18.0 - bug fixes and improvements

No. Stop it.

So how’s everyone doing? We’re okay over here.

I baked a cake with my daughter, and made a huge batch of buffalo tofu jerky, and went for a walk. It helped.

The elevator shaft on the CN Tower flashes seemingly random colours, until you stretch them out and discover each flash is a 2 pixel wide vertical line of an image

I completely forgot that for three months of the year England is blanketed in tiny spiders.

The local timeline seems to be filling up with politics, especially American.

Seeing a mention of a "twenty-year-old programming language" and realizing that this means a language that didn't exist yet when I was in college

Every time I see the Onion's "No Way to Prevent This" article trending, I get a chill.

"Reader mode" is touted as a feature that web browsers gain support for, right alongside new CSS properties and faster JavaScript interpreters.

But it just shows how much of a failure web as a platform is in delivering an actually readable content and enojoyable experience — so much that browsers have to rip the content off the web pages and show it in their own clean & usable interface. Talk about web being the future.

Furthermore, you can and should shape the internet to your liking. This doesn't mean excluding opposing thought entirely, but there are professional outlets for that. Internet screamers will not enlighten.

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There seems to be some controversy on here re: blocking. My thoughts? Block like crazy. I don't care why. No one (well, almost no one) has a right to your time and attention.

A sure sign the university students are back in town is the dramatic increase in unicycle traffic.

Did you know there was a C64 laptop? (Sort of.)

👋 Say hello to our newest family member, the Commodore SX-64! He’s saying hello to you!

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