Even if you don't like bike-racing the TV coverage of @letour is a great way to "virtually visit" a country. The country looks familiar - to a resident of East Anglia in the UK. The people too: an echo from many centuries of movement & settlement. I haven't traced my 'roots' in DK through my mum's side of the family Esbjerg & Adelby (now suburb of Flensburg, DE). Seeing the beautiful scenery makes me want to make another visit/tour to do so.

Matthew boosted

This is Alan. Alan ended his own life on 7th June 1954. He laced an apple with cyanide and ate a bite from it. He did this because the British government chemically castrated, humiliated and prosecuted him for being gay.

Alan is the reason why a chunk is bitten out of the Apple logo…in honour of Alan Turing.

Ok so what did he do? He invented computer science and using his first designs he decrypted the Enigma code - the machine base encryption that the Nazis and the German military used to communicate secret commands to each other in world war 2 - and hence he both saved millions of lives and brought us into the modern age of computing.

Pride month isn’t just about dancing on floats in gold hot pants or flying a rainbow flag. It’s about remembering that everyone has a right to be happy, love who they want to love, and recognise the outstanding contribution that everyone can make in a society free of fear or prejudice.

Remembering Alan……

Matthew boosted

It's that time of year again. The largest & best spectator sport in the world @LeTour
starts today in . Better than (you don't have to buy presents for or visit people you don't like). To quote @thekrankies
- as you must in these dark times: Fandabadozie!🚴‍♂️

Save our wild plants! Interesting article (in Dutch) about the use and importance of wild/native plant sorts.

Does anyone know how to get English pound sign on a US keyboard under lubuntu? Thanks.

Continuing the 800+ year tradition of .
btw. for those thinking of setting up a , the former betting shop is up for (1000pm).

The new outdoor gym near the riverbank in . Overheard a family trying it out: "I think I'd prefer just to have a walk". Horses for courses, I suppose,
(The picture wouldn't upload so you will just have to imagine it...)

Matthew boosted

Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen geh ich im Garten herum. Es flüstern und sprechen die Blumen, Ich aber, ich wandle stumm.

Heinrich Heine


Matthew boosted

❤️Oh là là - Artist: #lesmursontdeoreilles in - City: #Paris (Rue Mouffetard) - France 🇫🇷 - Title: "Avoir le bras long" - #streetart #mastoart #art #mural #urbanart

Windy, sunny excellent washing/drying day.
Which got me to thinking - as you do - how do they manage for washing in space? They're up there for weeks-months in the . Do they save up their socks&pants? Do they wash it? Can you do that in zero-g? Washing line outside in space?

Saw the first humming bird hawk moth of the year busy buzzing around the lavender. Don't see to many yet always a treat.

Matthew boosted
Matthew boosted

Spent the day cleaning the mould out of the bathroom grouting.
One thing of which I am certain is that when the Earth is a blasted, wasted ball of smoking rock & the animals and we humans are long gone, black mould will be hanging on there.

Matthew boosted

Mein Sohn ❤
Jetzt ist er Mechatroniker und wie man sieht, ist er glücklich 😍

The post "shrinkflation" effect in a reduction of my mobile EU roaming allowance & increased cost ...

Matthew boosted

‘Better off out here, with Sigge Dog in da house’, Pop the Cat seems to be saying…

#cat #cats

Having walked through market I am still trying to get out Oasis's "Wonderwall" sung in V-flat major out of my head - the mystery busker has struck again!
Can someone hum a different (in)tune to get it out of my head, please? Pretty please?

Show older