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Well, shit. Sometimes I don't know my own strength! Also, can someone please let me out of the bathroom? Thanks.

Watching a recorded live stream of someone building a 3D printer. While building a 3D printer. :)

Just had a call from a slightly distraught non-techy friend of a friend. They were burgled and her laptop was stolen. All their family photos gone. No backups. :(. If you're a tech, teach your friends and family. Help them understand the need for backups, please! <3

Hey Internet Friends. I have a question - a bit of research. What "system" from the past had the best / coolest / most interesting boot sequence. Specifically what you got on screen. I mostly grew up on 8-bit micros and DOS PCs. Are there any other systems which evoke "feelings" when they boot?

Sitting in a queue of traffic, wanted to turn the music up. Lunged too hard for the steering wheel controls and agresssively beeped the horn! Now I have to look scornfully at all the other drivers so people don't know it was me.

Trying out SteamLink on Android. Looks like I finally have a good reason to upgrade the WiFi at home ;). Maybe also a new phone too :D

Ooh! Google have "Family accounts" so we can share storage quotas. Great. *click* "Family groups aren't available for G Suite accounts". Of course.

I know some developers & users are opposed to it, but I really like this top-right area of my screen. Even with the mish-mash of icon sizes and styles. <3

Been in a pub and on a train while was on. Can someone please summarise it in one word for me?

youtube.com/watch?v=CH1Q738UEs

The weather in the UK is great today. It's perfect for a spot of boating.

Itching to get hold of Linux Tycoon 2 from @BryanLunduke on May 8th, but can't wait? Fear not, the "classic" MS-DOS version is now available as a snap!

snap install linuxtycoon

snapcraft.io/linuxtycoon

Great video from OMGUbuntu summarising everything new in Desktop 18.04 which will be released later today.

omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/04/ubuntu

Went looking for which Firefox tab was consuming my CPU. about:performance is a useful tool to help here. Uhoh.

Purism and UBports officially collaborate to offer Ubuntu Touch on Librem 5

puri.sm/posts/ubports-ubuntu-t

Send software to your Psion organiser and make it blue screen :)