+ I'm old enough to remember the Web of the 1990s/ 2000s.
It was a maze. You followed hypertext links, stumbled into forums and early troll-caves, used Slashdot and GoTo, experimented with LiveJournal and Blogger.

It wasn't safe, it was filled with weirdness, appealed heavily to geeks and loners. Being on the web in that era was a serious trip.

But it wasn't corporate. It wasn't the tool of major governments, yet. It was defiantly decentralised, and when you were online...

... you felt free.

Clare from just ended her talk *brilliantly*, by asking the audience to talk to each other for a moment about what we do next, and then leaving the stage without us noticing. No applause, no closure. The question and demand is still open. We’re fucked. Do something. Now. 👏🏻

I find #Riot really nice to use on #Android/Linux. It's a shame it's so ugly on GNU/Linux. Maybe something to do with fact it's a website wrapped in #Electron bloat? I'm really looking forward to a native #Matrix app for GNU/Linux, with a less eye-abusing GUI. Hopefully the work being done on apps for mobile GNU/Linux devices like the #Librem5 will also lead to more native app for the desktop.

On way to Brighton for a couple of days to just chill as it’s been too long. Any recommendations for chill things to do, coffee venues etc?

I may also get new glasses.

so fish, exa, bat, fzf, git-delta, starship, hyperfine, and readline vi-mode have totally transformed my workflow

A productive and frustrating week in the shop: dealing with some of the downsides of being in a community workshop as I push on with my current commission deadline.


Was on the hunt for a new video editing tool so l decided to give Shotcut a proper go and actually learn it. Damn it's good. Really impressed. Plus it's GPLv3 and works on all platforms, result! Particularly loving the filters for audio - shotcut.org/ #GPL #Software

Let this be a lesson to you all: I'm back at a company I left ten years ago as a contractor and I'm now writing the unit tests for code I didn't write tests for back then.

Not sure what the lesson is, but learn it ;)

A week in the shop: working out how to place and mount a bridge by hand, and other minor details :)


Stoked to wake up and discover that I've had a second of my guitars play on stage at King Tut's in Glasgow!

I went to Glasgow Uni, and back then I'd never have believed that this would be a thing that might happen one day.


Today I spent 4 hours working out how to reliably and repeatedly drill 6 stepped holes in a line.

Reading up on GTK language bindings, as I really don’t feel like using C/C++ in this day and age for desktop development.

Do I give in and learn Vala, or do I accept an uphill battle with Go bindings?

A week(end) in the shop: Working through a neck for a commission, trying to bring someone else's guitar back to top notch, and 3D printing a bit of the moon.


The web UI on mastodon now makes it too easy to forget to caption your photos :/

I guess I need to see if I can monkey patch the page to add a reminder.

A week in and out the shop: fighting truculent tuners, exhibiting at Oggcamp, learning about digital guitars for the less-abled, and random other musings.


Reasons not to burn your finger No 632: You can't use a trackpad with a plaster on your finger.

We have suspected anthropogenic climate change since 1938, and we've known it's true for decades. We're NOT DOING ENOUGH to protect our civilisation. It's now or never.

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