Loafing and lubing switches in the Austrian mountains.

@aral I'm indeed raising the issue ... let's see how open they are for debate. It's so horribly institutionalised and pre-decided, but at least I feel like I need to raise local awareness.

@aral contentwise, watching the stream right after reading my children's school will be "handing out" chromebooks next schoolyear couldn't have been timed better.

@aral really enjoyable stream, I was watching it over 4G on mobile - had no issues whatsoever!

@aral it's the first time I can join after coming back from a 6-month month stay in Senegal, looking forward to it.

It took me a while, but finally sat down and set up PiHole today. After some network wizardry, the install went like a breeze.

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Small Is Beautiful (live stream)

When: Today, 5PM Irish Time
Where: small-tech.org/small-is-beauti

On our first stream via Owncast, join us to see a demo of Domain, a work-in-progress tool to make setting up your own Small Web site as easy as signing up for a Big Web service.

K's Choice "Believe" was released in 1998, I was 15 years old.
Only yesterday, the lyrics to that song seemed to sink in properly.
"
Holding on and on to Theories of prosperity.
"

I refuse to buy into the latest 'playground' pop-it / simple dimple hype.
But I do enjoy finding these diy crafted youtube based alternatives around the house.

Spent the afternoon / evening putting together a Rapsberry Pi Zero "High Quality" webcam. I ended up using the 'showmewebcam' project, which - after the usual diy maker issues - works perfectly! github.com/showmewebcam/showme

Added a fan duct to my Velleman k8400 3d printer this morning. Really wonder why I didn't do that before, print quality is sky rocketing ... even on this 'old' machine.

Started a 3d print this morning, had some cooling issues ... here I am printing cooling ducts for the printer before retrying the initial print.

Glad to see Offscreen back. One of the magazines I really enjoy in all aspects, article lenght, look and feel ... even the smell.

TIL when using Arduino as ISP ... don't connect to the hosts's 'reset' pin but actually read the code.
The default is to connect pin 10 on the host board to the reset ICSP pin on the target board.

Favourite new breakfast ... Senegalese couscous (thiéré) with an orange and semi skimmed milk.

Back on the mastodon track, I hope. What I love about my little instance here is that I can use it as a personal mini diary without it being too public. At the moment, that's what I'm looking for since the birdsite works too much on feeding my dopamine levels.

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In hindsight, I totally understand the local people's reaction. Everyone is, probably, concerned about getting their children to school on time. Yet, I have the choice to take the motorbike and drive my daughter to school. By doing so, I only confirmed white privilege ... which I'm really regretting now. It feels like reality just slapped me in the face with a concrete brick.

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I once again made a fool of myself, as I probably should just have left my daughter waiting for the bus with the other children.
Obviously the bus arrived 5 minutes after we left with the motorbike.

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