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A mature fellow, with a hankering for control over my own computing.

I've admired Linux over the years & have moved my main box over.

My distros:
Desktop: MX Linux 18
Laptop: MX Linux 18
Old Laptop: Bodhi 5

Previously bewitched by OpenSUSE, Peppermint, Porteus, Lubuntu, Linux Lite.

Simplicity, Choice, Freedom and Control - along with Ethical, Sustainable computing all figure into my love for Linux.

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is in my blood

I enjoy playful flirtations with my imagination, inspired by gaming. The emotional adventures that can be had.

I enthuse, I write, I podcast, and champion the niche in almost all forms of entertainment.

I prefer communities that support consideration & mutual respect, maturity & passionate discussion.

I'm a Dad & a Kid (at heart).

Games, even at their most basic, can unlock realms of excitement and untold adventure.. bring it on..

Game On!

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If you want to run your own #Mastodon instance but don't want to do techie stuff, you can get fully managed hosting from Masto.Host:

They're also on Mastodon at:


You control your instance, they do the behind-the-scenes technical maintenance.


16-bit has just announced that it will come to the platform on the 31st January! Woohoo!

If you're a fan of retro pixel RPG's, turn based tactical combat, and some cool character builds & lootsies - this is worth the effort.

I've followed the game since its birth, encouraged partly by the dev of roguelike Dungeonmans, and it truly spans the genre but keeps the comfort of good dungeon crawling. Tend your tangled garden!

I'm drenched in Fever.

Hong Kong is about to climax, I'm sniffing around the tabletop books purely for lore & imagery excitement.

I've been dabbling in Dragonfall, just to try out some builds.

I need Harebrained Schemes to pick up where Cliffhanger failed with Boston Chronicles & just do a proper multiplayer Shadowrun.

I guess I can sink into some of the workshop content, but I'm going to need more action.

The NA cannot satiate 4ever

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Today I read what basically seemed like a hit-piece on Mastodon to warn people away from it because of internal disputes.

Yet here I am, enjoying my feed of #Linux and tech fans, seeing no adverts, not having random tweets promoted that I couldn't give a rats arse about, not having to *for the tenth time* tell it to order my toots normally...the list goes on.

Mastodon is lovely.

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Since the original artist still hasn't gotten back to me......I just got art from someone else!! So here ya go @MmeLibertine, hope ya like! It's Mint and Alzbeta. :D

Artist is:

#art #CommissionedArt #ffxiv

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Mastodon is Crumbling - And Many Blame The Fact That When You
Go To Someone Else's House For The First Time, You Can't Find Everything

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@starwall @Wewereseeds
Alt colour schemes for the solarpunk flag made by Starwall.

Just playing with the colours on my phone. Will have a mess around with the GIMP sometime when I get the chance.

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i guess some article is going around about how mastodon is dying? as the admin of a goth instance, this makes mastodon even better actually

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What I don't get about Slack or any other 'chat as a service' system is why tech companies would willingly backdoor themselves with a surveillance system to harvest all their most private in-house discussions.

All those chat logs must be worth quite a bit to the right buyers.

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@codesections @noplanman Basically, it’s a database that only you can write into that you can access from anywhere as long as there’s at least one copy on the Internet (or on your on network, etc.) as long as you remember that passphrase. It’s the very basic core of what will eventually become an aspect of your online identity. You will use it choose who you want to talk to privately, and what you want to release publicly. These are just tests and tiny steps towards that goal.

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"Pwned on 15 breached sites and found 1 paste" on my old e-mail address at My current email address is harder to check, because besides using randomly generated passwords for each account, I have a unique mail address on the same domain for every account as well.

Next step: randomly generated email addresses? If I was a better programmer I might create a service for this myself.

Here's Douglas Rushkoff's TED talk about humans in the digital future.

"We have to stop using technology to optimize human beings for the market and start optimizing technology for the human future"

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transistor's music is making me lose it because its!!!!!!!!!!! so good!!!!!

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Dedoimedo reviews: MX Linux MX-18 Continuum - Time x Space x Fun.

"The heat is on. The stakes are high. Why, thou asketh?

Well, I crowned MX-17 the best distro of 2018, and now I'm testing the successor release, MX-18 Continuum, with all the associated hype and expectation."


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Forget food, I'm stockpiling loo paper.

I've just discovered the UK imports ~90% of its toilet paper requirements, and most of that from the EU.

I'm not going to resort to dock leaves (Rumex obtusifolius) come April. No way!


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