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So... hi.


Twitter can you please help? We have a tag that has fallen off one of's oystercatchers. Someone visiting Orkney in the last few days seems to have found it and taken it to London. Can you please RT and/or get in touch if you think you can help us get it back!


Using the radioactive decay present in a banana to generate random numbers. Even if you don't appreciate the math/code/hardware behind it, you can appreciate the aesthetic of this Arduino-based generator and banana holder.

Quick explanation:

More complex (including code and math/probability), from the developer:

6 Jun 1966 civil rights activist and war veteran James Meredith began a solitary March Against Fear from Memphis to Jackson against racism. He was shot by a racist, but 15,000 finished the march in his place, and he survived

1 Jun 1915 Irish Jewish anti-fascist Max Levitas, who battled Oswald Mosley's fascists at the Battle of Cable Street, was born. He became a communist as a teenager, moved to East London, and remained active until his death aged 103

Learning to combine tools with shell scripts could be useful. But it's even better to learn to use the tools properly first because sometimes you don't have to combine two tools.

I've just been helping someone who's piping awk into grep into sed into perl....

Currently installing OpenBSD 7.1 on my EdgeRouter Lite.

I'm being taken to a cafe and will be served birthday cake and coffee soon! Early weekend, yay!

Molly White is the creator of the "Web3 is going just great" project which tracks the latest news of cryptocurrency/NFT disasters, scams and collapses. You can follow at:

➡️ @molly0xfff (White's account)

➡️ @web3isgreat (project account)

The project's website is at and features a useful interactive timeline of the news items.

#MollyWhite #Web3IsGoingJustGreat #Web3 #Cryptocurrency #Crypto #Tokens #Coins #NFTs #NFT #News #Financial #Money #Scams #Technology #Business

Urgh, an automatic Ubuntu snap update of lxd brought down our mail server this evening.

The container (and all other lxd containers) lost their IP addresses.

Reverting to the previous version with "snap revert lxd" resolved it.

I still haven't seen anyone else with the same issue, but will look again tomorrow.

Bad snap is version "5.1-1f6f485". Good snap is version "5.1-4ae3604".

Interestingly, the bad version is the "latest/candidate" version, even though we're tracking "latest/stable".

En sak mitt boomer-jag inte fattar är hur andra än de som följer mig kan hitta mina inlägg, och interagera med dem, här. Hur funkar den grejen? 👴🏻

"Strunter", den 8e dvärgen som inte var med i filmen.

Surveillance, abortion 

Faiza Patel of Brennan Center, screenshots from twitter.

In this case "commonly used surveillance tools" includes not only your phone (& the apps you use on a daily basis), your car, even your IoT devices, but also *those of your friends/acquaintances/neighbours/passers by!*

The move to open source hardware & software is needed and long overdue. The need to regulate the sale of data is urgent.

Graph Update:

The big blue line of Tory pain is now complete: An absolute and totally deserved drubbing for the Tories. You love to see it. ⚖️

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