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Food smells tasty: good ✔
Food tastes smelly: bad ✘

Country toad
Take me home
To your place
In a pond
Wet and boggy
Warm and foggy
Take me home
Swamp biome

Hebden Bridge walk random nature photo thread 

Took quite a few pictures on this lovely walk, here's some from the phone camera

Hebden beck and hardcastle crags here, plenty of bluebells on show in the latter

#florespondence #walking

nano text editor 

I've just discovered that nano has a lot of useful capabilities that are switched off by default:
* “soft” line-wrapping (for display only)
* “smart” Home key (alternating between the start of the line and the first non-whitespace character)
* auto-indent new lines
* constantly display the cursor position (line and column numbers)
* mouse support (click to move the cursor, or use the commands in the help rows)

See the bottom of the `^G` help text, or `man nanorc`

BBC website minutiae 

We're about to release a change to the global navigation header on that substantially changes its visual style for the first time in many years. It's going to be quite uncanny valley for a little while.

UK politics, local election day 

If you're considering voting for a party in order to stop another party getting in: ask yourself:

- whether this would be necessary if the election used proportional representation

- whether the party you're considering voting for supports or opposes proportional representation

- why you think they support or oppose it

UK politics, low effort meme 

Corporate needs me to find the differences between the Conservative party and the Labour party

Never read Dracula before? Would you like to read it.... over RSS? Dracula is entirely made up of letters, telegrams, newspaper articles. Each has a date, between May 3rd and November 10th, Last year, and now this year, Dracula Daily has offered people the ability to read the classic novel "in real time". It just started, so if you add to your newsreader, you can follow along this year. #rss

> I just learned that the Māori word for autism is takiwatanga, ‘in [their] own time and space’. It’s such an empathic and gentle way to describe the condition I’m trying to come to terms with.

#EDPS launches pilot phase of two new social media platforms: #EUVoice and #EUVideo.
Based on decentralised, free, Open-Source & privacy-oriented and, they connect EU institutions with users of the #Fediverse
👉Press Release!8x4DBn

I wouldn't be so quick to ascribe malice. I can't see anything highlighted here that is factually incorrect, but even if it was: I know Rabble and arcalinea from their work pre-Blue Sky, and I find it much easier to believe that they're simply mistaken rather than deliberately fearmongering. Their task here is to compare existing solutions to each other and to a hypothetical ideal solution. Inevitably, they'll criticise the existing solutions. It's not an attack.

I'm genuinely surprised by how many people joining Mastodon from Twitter seem unfamiliar with using URLs to give the address of a web page, particularly when that web page has their new Mastodon account.

The whole *point* of the web is that every page has its own address, so you don't need to resort to “Look for ‘Grey the earthling’ on the Queer Party website!!!”

Bloody kids these days etc etc

If you want to support the strike by not crossing the picket line, but you're in the habit of visiting io9, you can use to set up a temporary redirect while the strike continues.

Include pattern: `https://**`
Redirect to: ``

Doing the thing isn't what's unpleasant. The unpleasantness comes from the reluctance to do the thing — the anticipation, the resistance.

In fairness to Netflix, they make it really easy to cancel. It's 2 clicks and there's a text field to explain why.

This is an excellent explanation of why climate change is just a small symptom of a far more fundamental predicament:

To my neighbours who are setting off very loud fireworks: please stop.

BBC transphobia, violent threats, #BBCCoverUp 

On the remote off-chance any of my colleagues are listening, the BBC has *a lot* of work to do to demonstrate they understand the severity of the problems with *just this article*, and that's before even addressing the pattern of which this is yet another example.

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BBC transphobia, violent threats, #BBCCoverUp 

Tim Davie says that if BBC staff attempt to conceal serious breaches of editorial values, we will be sacked (“deliberate or negligent breaches of a serious nature, or attempts to conceal them, will result in disciplinary action or dismissal, regardless of seniority, profile, or role” — so I'm obliged to point out the story:

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