I had a "fun" adventure with a nearly undocumented PHP / MySQL issue with the UTF-8 charset. I've documented my quest here for posterity:


there's probably a German word for when someone at work asks you to fix a third person's build-breaking code change that you had nothing to do with, even though you already committed a fix to the very same issue at least a day ago

You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you theoatmeal.com/comics/believe via @Oatmeal

libraries are good and sacred places, both on and offline, and i would encourage everyone to go to one sometime

Tiny houses have a very tiny chance of being haunted. Even if they are haunted, the ghost is usually tiny and can be shooed away by a few sarcastic remarks.

FACT: The highest Mastodon uptake in London is in Tooting.

My son told me a joke.

Where do pirates go to shop?

Except he didn't say 'ARRRgos', he said 'Argos' which is somehow funnier.

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.

If you use this server, you are required to abide by our Code of Conduct. If you don't like it, there are plenty of other communities you can use.

If you're coming here from Twitter, there are some very useful services to help you find friends and automatically crosspost toots that you might like to set up once you're signed in.


This is a volunteer-run community administered by @floppy, and hosted by Mastohost in the UK. Please support our running costs by joining the Open Collective and becoming a backer. Thanks go to our existing backers - this place exists because of them!

Service status is available from our status page and the @status account.