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Can anyone in my network do contracting on Wordpress internals onsite in London? Plugin dev, DB rationalisation, etc etc? Hit me up or recommend someone, I need a quote for some work. No agencies or offshoring companies please.

Just realised that most of my email backlog isn't even from 2018, but 2017. This has got a little out of hand.

New smart meters installed. What are the chances I can get data off this thing? No, didn’t think so. An API from the power company? No, didn’t think so either.

Send encrypted passwords, tokens, API keys direct from the command-line with our new release, Fluidkeys 0.3 💻 🤫

Given Australia's new (upcoming?) encryption legislation, how do we feel about Fastmail these days, given they're based there? Getting off Gmail in 2019, but where to?

I’m gonna become rich by inventing a set of roasting tins that tesselate perfectly onto oven shelves.

In 1947 Bell Labs invented the transistor. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

As a parent

I want fewer Father Christmases around during December

So that my children don’t see him 12 times and have a pile of tat before Xmas has even arrived.

Heading down a rabbit hole of "what can and can't I do with GPL code" for about the 20th time in my career.

Frankly amazed to hear Tom Robinson rapping on the new Gaslight Troubadours album:

I guess this would technically be trolling. I just think there should be more podcasts where people talk about their loosely-held, innocuous, utterly inconsequential opinions that have no day-to-day bearing on their lives except that when they happen to come up in conversation, a significant number of people in the vicinity become enraged

Spectacular copy writing here: “This is a new popular cosmos star projector lamp, it can help you put the universe back home, give you a piece of the sky changes colour, without need for hard to find the field, rotating its base, there will be different colourful space, find the constellation that you belong to it. It is not only give your child universal Astronomical Science and enhance the capacity of good assistants hands, but also give you the couple to create a romantic surprise.”

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Open social media for the UK

A social media community hosted in the UK; part of the Mastodon/ActivityPub federated social network, which allows you to follow users on other communities. It's a bit like Twitter but without a single company in control.

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