Home after an excellent weekend. Cat hasn't wreaked too much destruction on the apartment while we were away...

Had an excellent time today at the Ferra Botanica. It's a railway with cars that you can pedal, with electric assist. Beautiful countryside and a highly ecological and Covid safe setup.

Futurama’s writing staff was the most educated of any cartoon show in history, holding three Ph.D.s, seven master's degrees, and cumulatively more than 50 years at Harvard University

Original tweet : twitter.com/tilbots/status/143

I don't use it a whole lot, but I think Mastodon is amazing. This whole thing running on a raspberry pi, at home. It's secure, ad free, fast, stable and dependable. All we need is to grow the community!

So today bitcoins went up and down. Protonmail gave away someone's IP address because of a court order and Johnson introduced a brand new regressive tax in the UK.

I have a feature in this month’s Physics World on the role of free-and-open-source software in physics research.

Do read it and let me know what you think!


#InfiniTime 1.4.0 "Pink Grapefruit" is out : improved touch driver, color picker for the PineTimeStyle watchface, improved UI, battery level measurement and call notifications and much more!
Enjoy InfiniTime "Pink Grapefruit" on your @PINE64 #PineTime !

Upgraded the Mastodon Pi to one of those new high endurance SD cards. Slightly sceptical about the benefits, but at least now I have a full backup on an SD card. It's a San Disk card, replacing a very reliable Samsung Evo Plus.. we shall see!

9,000 Fallen Soldiers Were Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day in 2013. This Was Meant As A Stark Visual Reminder Of The Civilians, Germans And Allied Forces Who Died During The D-Day Beach Landings At Arromanches

Original tweet : twitter.com/tilbots/status/143

…I’m seeing people say “just don’t use an iPhone.” It’s not that simple when everyday things like financial apps with two-factor authentication are locked into the two main platforms.

We need legislation to ensure critical services use open standards so you can use your Pinephone to buy lunch in the future.

It’s shocking how easily some folks jump to “just go live in a cave.” No, that’s not an acceptable alternative. We deserve to partake in modern life without sacrificing our human rights…

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@JF I was curious to see how long my #pinetime will last without being charged on #InfiniTime How long do I need to wait????

In the meantime I ordered a new RockPi 4. But have solved the issues before it arrived. I still don't have a delivery date. I guess when it arrives it'll be upgrade time and I'll use the performance boost to make things faster, and run more services, like

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Have figured out how to host mastodon, an mqtt server, influxdb and Grafana on a single Pi4 4GB. Took a while to get the CPU utilisation under the magic 4.

Welcome @Mediapart to the #fediverse! :fediverse:

"Mediapart is an independent French online investigative journal created in 2008 by...former editor-in-chief of Le Monde. Mediapart is published in French, English and Spanish."

For anglophones like me who didn't know who they were: here is their en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediapar

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A self-hosted Mastodon instance, made by James Devine and Anne Marie Marsa.