Hello. I'm Samuel Hodgkins. I'm some random person from Britain that isn't particularly interesting or special but I do have some interests. There's #computing - usually with #linux or another *nix (and some interest in #retrocomputing ), #programming - such as #smalltalk or #lisp and sometimes #gaming. I have a rarely updated site that mostly serves as a blog but is also a wiki. I like Toad from Mario and this is shown in my custom avatar.
(I did the answer as a separate toot: it's Firefox, which as of 63/64 now needs it for the build process.)
great i've got mr bloom's 'meet the veggies' stuck in my head
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man, this totally doesn't sound like anything bad or similar to things that have happened before: 'Dressed in their uniform—a black polo shirt with yellow piping—the Proud Boys can be seen stomping on a person on the ground near Third Avenue and 83rd Street on the east side of Manhattan. '
sometimes pgbouncer has weird DNS problems and needs to be kicked. Today was one of those times.
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today on hypocrisy: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/brexiteer-hard-brexit-eu-passport-buy-malta-christopher-chandler-single-market-customs-union-a8185336.html. 'A New Zealand-born backer of a think tank advocating a hard Brexit has obtained an EU passport through Malta, it has been reported.' Hypocritical bastard, buying his way into rights he wants to see removed from other people.
time to actually use mastodon again!
I really haven't been active much recently, have I?
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/22/sky-comcast-fox-36-billion-takeover-auction.html ....well fuck, guess Comcast may shortly be in the UK's ISP market ( #internet #unitedkingdom )
Continuing the #fungus theme.
Branching Oyster Mushroom - Pleurotus cornucopiae
This white #mushroom is very closely related to the Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) which is cultivated & sold commercially. Apparently, as well as looking like the bivalve, they both taste like it.
The botanical name partly comes from the Latin word "pleuro" which means to the side, in reference to the position of the stem to the cap.