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These guys take "retro restoration" to the next level. I love watching these videos as they are so passionate about restoring _really_ old computing equipment. It's delightful. youtube.com/watch?v=Rm-hglBgN7

All websites that attempt to validate my email address (or indeed any hand-typed data) before I have finished typing it, need to die in a fire.
"alan@ is not a valid email address".
I KNOW THIS. LET ME FINISH.

Replaced the failed disk in my Netgear ReadyNAS. Now I'm all like 'watch -d cat /proc/mdstat'.. Oooh yeah.

The latest Ubuntu Podcast is out, in which we interview @danrabbit about the @elementary Juno beta, discuss the news and giggle like children. youtube.com/watch?v=QG03WNSnjY

This morning Firefox decided to forget all my pinned tabs. Maybe time to give up on a few. Goodbye Google+, you're first against the wall. Oh, and Happy Friday!

Sitting outside in the sun, I really regret getting a reflective screen on my ThinkPad T450. The only thing I can see as I look at the screen is my own fat face staring back at me. Wish I'd gone with a matte screen :(

Just randomly spotted this "bookazine" (collection of magazine articles, guides & how-to) in WH-Smith (newsagent). :) Nice to see.

The discord app experience for me 99% consists of other people creating new channels, auto-joining me, triggering notifications on my desktop and phone. This is almost always quickly followed by me finding the new channel and disabling notifications.

I backed this crowd-funder, which is at ~82% of its target with 4 days left. They want to make more tutorials for @godotengine , the free game development engine. It would be great to see it fully funded. Please back and/or share. kickstarter.com/projects/bentr

โ€œ10 years ago today:
โ€ข jQuery was battling Dojo, YUI, and mootools for dominance
โ€ข node.js wasn't a thing
โ€ข Firebug was the only real developer tool
โ€ข Chrome wasn't released yet
โ€ข nobody took JavaScript devs seriously

Things change a lot in 10 years.โ€

Enjoying some beers after a successful #fosstalk live last night ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜€ #WimpysWorld wimpysworld.io/2l1KBQw