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Exciting to hear’s vision for the most advanced health and social care system in the world

We need
• All our systems able to talk to each other (mandated open standards & APIs)
• Flexibility to meet local user needs
• Not another NPfIT

wrote this up in a stack exchange answer so hopefully future people will discover it:

Grr, systemd-resolved and dnsmasq are having a war to use all my CPU. Most of the SO answers ( are "disable systemd-resolved! manage DNS yourself!" which I don't want to do; I didn't install dnsmasq because I care about running my own DNS server, lxd installed it and so I can't remove it. But this seems to be a lxd problem, and there's a lxd solution! This seems to work:

Excellent piece from Ethan Marcotte about accessibility on the web. Accessibility is not a problem that a framework can solve for you; it's like the quality of the writing in your copy, not like automatically compressing your images. Expecting software to do the accessibility work for you is like expecting the MS Word grammar checker to make you Jane Austen, and it won't. It's a craft, not a build step.

Darn. There is a secret phone settings menu on my Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, obtainable by dialling *#*#4636#*#* in the phone app, and in there is a "Wifi Calling" switch which I can turn on. But it doesn't stay turned on; if I exit the app and go back in it's off again. Bah.

Hooray: you can embed fonts in a LibreOffice document so when you send it to someone else it'll definitely look the same. Unhooray: you do so by going to File > Properties > Fonts > Embed fonts, which is really obscure.

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Heh; Fabrice Bellard's jslinux will happily run Windows 2000 in a browser window (webasm! hooray!). Someone commented "where is your god now?" and I can't stop giggling about it.

RT The number of tracking cookies on EU news sites has gone down by 22% according to a report by the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford, who looked at cookie usage across EU news sites in two phases, in April 2018 and July 2018, pre and post GDPR.


It'd be great if you could switch instances but take all your toots, follows and followers with you. I'd more inclined to move to another instance to lessen the server load on this main one if I didn't have to start over.

Hey . When you post pictures, please please please with puppies on top fill in that description box for the visually impaired. You will be helping us out tremendously. We want to enjoy your pictures as much as others do. You don't have to write a novel, but just fill in some details.

Thanks with much love:
A Blind Dude

Trying out @nolan's Pinafore Mastodon app. I like PWAs, so this is an encouraging start.

Conan! What is best in life?

Enchiladas? I think it might be enchiladas.

I'll say this: one of the advantages of having loads of clients installed is that you can see who's fastest at notifications. Although the downside is indeed that my phone turns into Thunderbird 2 whenever someone replies, as expected

Trying out Tusky and Mastalab as well as Tootdon, so I assume that whenever I get a message my phone will erupt like a supernova. Still, that's a stress test, as if having to pass the stringent Langridge one-strike-and-you're-out UI gauntlet wasn't enough

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