I do enjoy that the most-viewed photo I've uploaded to Google Maps is a rather boring picture of a local dentist. Second is my local pub, which is cool too. The rest are random restaurants from holiday locations mostly.

Anyone got a good way to intentionally fragment a disk?
Formatted FAT, spinning rust, not SSD. Other than "use it for 10 years without defragging". I could write a script that creates, copies, and deletes files around repeatedly I suppose. Anyone got a quicker way? (on Linux)

There are 3 adults in our house who regularly consume hot drinks from mugs. We have around 25 mugs in active circulation right now. That's ~8.3 mugs per person. Is that common? Does your house have a lower or higher πŸ€”

It's a bitter-sweet episode today. @marxjohnson@twitter.com @m_wimpress@twitter.com and @popey@twitter.com discuss some tech news, and announce the end of the show. For realsies. Listen in to learn when and why.
ubuntupodcast.org/2021/09/09/s

Ventured into the loft and found another old computer, untouched since 2009. Booted right into Crunchbang! Happy memories!

@juliank @popey hah, I still have three of them in a drawer somewhere.... there is still a community around them ( on libera) actually modding them to new spheres (including replacing the ram chips with bigger ones and adding FHD panels)

The Framework (repairable, upgradable) laptop getting a 10/10 repairability score from iFixit is a great endorsement for the team who worked on the product.
youtu.be/AV2umY3R0vw

I bought a 1st generation ipad in 2010. It's almost completely unusable as anything other than a clock. Can't sell it because I stupidly got it engraved with my name and phone number 🀦. Can't sign into games, lots of things won't install or update. Netflix still works tho 🀷

Weird coincidence that I noticed the graphics stack went weird (couldn't launch new GL apps) after 33 days and ~5 hours, twice. I had to reboot to get everything working. Is there something about that duration that makes / KDE / Ubuntu systems go wobbly? Very strange.

Interesting video review of the "JingPad A1" which is (their words) "The worlds first consumer level Linux tablet". Worth a look. youtube.com/watch?v=Rq6TE2nZz3

When I'm on a Zoom call, and every single participant has a mono microphone, I still put my headphones on the "right" way round. This is despite the cable crossing me to get to its destination socket. I should stop this. One day it might be nice if everyone is "panned" left/right

Wife has been playing this word game for a couple of years now. I just noticed the level number: 15234. I don't think I have ever reached levels above fifteen thousand in any game, ever.

Been selling off a few of my older computers recently - Marie Kondo style. Looking at the ThinkPads next. I'm having difficulty parting with some though. These two chonkers in particular - R40 and 380XD are keepers, I think. Along with the X220, T43, T450 and X61s... 🀦🏻

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