Storm raging outside while these pizzas were cooking. I was desperately hoping the power would not go out, and as luck would have it, it didn’t. πŸ˜ƒ

I've started publishing example config files for my Mastodon-authenticated #XMPP messaging service, using #ejabberd.

git.chinwag.org/chinwag/mastod

This is intended for use in conjunction with the ejabberd external auth script provided here:
git.chinwag.org/chinwag/ejabbe

If anyone wants to add this to their instance setup, feel free to hit me up. After talking @M0YNG through the mastodon.radio deployment recently I think I've got a good start on putting together a proper guide.

Mostly got the steel bit in the pein forge welded in on the third attempt after changing tack from a face weld to an insert. Still needs some refinement but I was done in by then.

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Forge blower manifold in use. Works perfectly. Needed to use a heat gun to make a minor adjustment to the size of the square end as the metal tubing it goes on wasn’t exactly to size.

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Finished the brackets today. When they're cool, I'll give them a wipe down and then hunt around for an appropriate box to ship them in.

Then I decided to finally forge weld the steel bit on the pein of the cross-pein hammer I'm making. I may have overdone stayed down there too long, needed a cold shower and lots of water afterwards.

A short stroll around my local woods. This is where I do most of my relaxing, bird spotting and fungus hunting while we're not allowed to travel. This place has kept me sane (ish)
relive.cc/view/vrqDQdVDywv

This is pretty awesome. Somewhat impractical down the pub, but awesome all the same: youtube.com/watch?v=vsTTXYxydO

I will concede that there is 258,975 photographs in my Lightroom catalogue, but still, I'm sure you don't need to load the thumbnails of the entire catalogue into memory at once (or whatever it is you're doing to eat all my RAM).

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Ummm, Adobe, can we just have a quick word about how amazingly inefficient your software is?

This morning, I looked out the back door, and spied a mother and older joey pair of Red-necked Wallabies in the backyard (yes, we need to mow).

The mother is the one standing up as far as I can tell, with the Joey near the ferns.

#Wallaby #RedNeckedWallaby #AustralianWildlife #photo #nature #marsupial #macropod

Ignore the label, i reused a jar, but I made my own roasted peanut, peanut butter (or peanut paste as it was known as in Qld when I was a lad).

auspol, ausmedia, FB, over-reach 

Interesting. All Government sites on FB have also been included in the ban. No BoM, no Queensland Health, etc...

They are definitely not "news" sites per sΓ©, but clearly FB is just firing a broadside at the Govt.

Learning that people suffering from the storm and blackout in Texas were using the guide in our book Recipes for Disaster to build a rocketstove with which to heat food and water, we've put the directions online here in their entirety:

cwc.im/rocketstove

Please circulate.

The nutmeg was a nod to Jon Townsend (of 18th C cooking fame), but it really did set it off.

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