Apparently this keyboard has "south-facing" (?!) backlight LEDs which completely fail to illuminate these keycaps. And also my RSI is back.

But otherwise it's a nice keyboard.

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I regret to inform you I have finally become one of those mechanical keyboard people.

First time back on the beautiful Cotswold Line in a while too

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Recently got my second Moderna dose which makes carrying this 20kg bag...challenging

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Hi all! We're the folks behind Co-op Cloud (, a project which aims to build out a digital configuration commons for tech co-ops and democratic tech collectives. Our approach aims to maximise sharing, co-operation and reuse for setting up and maintaining libre software infrastructure. We have a public matrix room at ``, feel welcome! The project is currently in public alpha and super young ☁️ 🎩 πŸ’»
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It's actually not impossible that this is a bug. When it happens, it fixes itself if I refresh (which would be a pretty crappy way to run an A/B test).

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Looks like Twitter has finally killed the chronological timeline. What a waste.

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help needed, question for UK trans folk/allies, :boosts_ok_gay:​ 


I need suggestions of safe organisations that could help trans people.

I know of certain young trans folk in the UK who are dealing with serious problems re: housing, abusive families, school oppression, homelessness, mental health etc. they are not willing to contact orgs or official institutions, therapists etc. due to fear and trauma.

can anyone suggest me either:

- transgender-led, or at least *radically* progressive, queer support orgs that would be willing to talk with me first on their behalf till I can guarantee them that their autonomy as young people will be taken seriously, and/or

- anarchist groups who would be willing to show solidarity and are queer-led or knowledgeable about queer issues (no anti-"idpol" edgy left, no toxic masculinity please)?

please contact me on matrix at, or DM this alt for more contact methods. boosts are appreciated.

FYI, I run a relatively chill left-ish UK politics channel which was on Freenode but has now moved to @liberachat.

# on

Time to see whether my immune system is more annoyed by the COVID spike protein or the sheer amount of pollen which got blown into my eyes on the way to the vaccination centre.

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For my hosting provider friends and followers who missed this last week:


QT decodedlegal: The EU's "terrorist content" regulation and what it means for UK hosting providers.

This will be of particular interest to anyone who hosts content uploaded by a third party for dissemination to the public.

What a mess.


DHL raised a delivery exception and I was expecting some customs fuckery but they were actually just telling me that Monday is a holiday.

Thanks? I guess?

Repair failed. It's still blowing the 25A incoming fuse, which is super annoying.

I don't know if I'll be able to work this out without trying to power it up on the bench, which I'm not really equipped for...

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I feel seen by the editor of the October 1920 issue of the Telegraph and Telephone Journal.

Well, I spent over an hour in a maze of high-end polyester film capacitors. I hope the ones I found were suitable. Β£30 worth of parts to repair this!

We will hopefully see tomorrow if it works.

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Quite impressed by the design of this, nice and modular, obviously a lot of thought gone into it. I might even be able to fix it.

Looks like one of the IGBTs gave up the ghost, and took a few other things with it. RIP this gate driver.

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