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Such a shame. I loved the food at this place! Hopefully the Gin Room carries it on into new tasty frontiers...

Café Natasha is closing in April after 39 years as owner Hamishe Bahrami enters retirement. The Gin Room, the adjacent bar run by Bahrami’s daughter, Natasha, will remain open.…

Testing out my K480 keyboard with my phone. So far so good!

Man I'm so happy to have discovered one of my favorite solo instrumentalists Bulb (Misha Mansoor, now in Periphery) released some of his old work re-recorded. Brings me back to the soundclick days. 😃 #
I've been listening to the new Haunted Shore stuff, and looking forward to new Periphery.
@Michael Warburton haven't listened to HS for a while, need to jump back in!

Have you ever had a dream that you took off a day from work, and it seemed so real? Then woke up and realized you still had to come in?

That's the boat I'm in. Happy Friday!

Starting up my blog, for like the fourth(?) time. Using Publii this time to get the benefits of a static site with more of the ease of use of WordPress. Hope to post more about what I know with regards to hosting services at home!

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Hello all, @Lights Out Games is having trouble making posts, but they can respond when my node tags them in a post, and others can comment on their posts. Seeing if tagging will help them to be able to see the forum and any replies.
I'm happy to do that, but not until next Monday. I'm in the middle of a move to another city, so my time is a little tight right now.
@JB Carroll @Lights Out Games As we were discussing on XMPP/Matrix, this might be caused by not being able to deliver AP posts to any other instance (i.e., no posts to subscribers, no forum posts). The log contained such lines: worker [INFO]: Transmit to returned 202 ... APDelivery ... HTTPSignature.php line 309 function "transmit" HTTP 202 means "Accepted", and Friendica bails out on a request on signature failures. The same happened with another user (Clay) some days ago. This is a YUnoHost install if it matters.

Yup, got it. Sending one back.
Great! So it works somewhat...

@Steven Brady Nice! Along with signing that I finally got my matrix docker-compose set up. It was a good internet day yesterday - the benefits of being off work!
@Steven Brady I mainly use them for when the install would be a bit too over my head otherwise! Haha. Matrix was one of those. Just didn't have a lot of experience setting virtual environments. Also with docker everything is stored in the same folder (config, data, etc.), so it makes it a bit easier to migrate.

I generally can wrap my head around docker-compose a lot easier than normal docker. You mostly just set everything up in the compose file as YAML, then add a few links in the config to external config files (matrix needed to do this). Still had to fight with nginx and Postgres in docker-compose for a bit, but nice to have it all up and running together.

Got up really early to catch the lunar eclipse! This is a combo of several exposures in #photomatix , an #hdr program. Only have a 300 mm lens, so not the most detailed, but very satisfied with the exposure fusion!

#photo #eclipse #mywork

I recently got into cooking with a #cast-iron pan, and as a scientist, grew really curious about the process of "seasoning": cooking with oil repeatedly leads to a non-stick surface. After reading quite a few techniques online, I thought: somebody has had to have studied this scientifically. Sure enough here's an article for that!

Welp, finally pulled the bandaid fully. Transferred the SIM to the #Pixel4a with #grapheneos . Smell ya later, #iPhone !

I hadn't heard of GrapheneOS before now, I'm definitely going to check it out!
@Michael Warburton I recommend it for sure! Day to day use is basically Android, but there's a lot of extra security measures to shore up the Android OS. Of course, it's also de-Googled, but the ability to get apps outside of the play store is waayyyy better than it used to be. And for a lot of things I just use the mobile site instead of the app, which works great, plus I get tracker blocking from the browser!

@Tobias Also, please ignore this test reply. ::-):

Pixel 4a. Will be glad to get rid of the inane iPhone autocorrect too. :-)

This is so cool! Nature always finds a way to surprise you. Wonder if I can grow something like that here to keep mosquitoes at bay?

Man, and I was just getting used to the iPhone too; this looks suspiciously like the top of a slippery slope. Welp, forced my hand to try to figure out an Android to choose to flash /e/ or LineageOS.

I guess there's one benefit of remote work I can see as an essential employee, a lot of the middlemen I report data to may not be around and I can get more credit for the work I do:

"Similarly, if your entire work product is boxing up other people’s production and sending it to the CEO, that becomes significantly harder to prove as your own in a fully digital environment—the producer in question can simply send it along themselves. Remote work makes who does and doesn’t actually do work way more obvious."

As a sort of “Christmas in July” gift, I set up a website for my parents’ business using #hugo and the hugo-scroll theme. Actually the most time was spent on the logo which I recreated as an #svg using #Inkscape . Even #self-hosting it on my own server!

This is not nice.

And we’re back.

Back to civilization after TWO DAYS without power from a storm. Just glad Ameren doesn’t run the toilets!

Our yard is officially a wildlife preserve. Right outside our front door, a cardinal decided to nest and lay some eggs. This is after the deer fawn we see every year, along with a resident groundhog.

I've also heard these are a good source of tannins, and were used to make the original iron based inks.

Been having fun finding galls - swellings or growths on leaves & stems caused by insects, mites, & even fungi. There are so many different shapes and they're all so fascinating! You can find many on oak and hackberry trees. Just flip over a leaf! #galls…

Hey, Plusporans!

I posted this as a reply to someone who was reposting the announcement about the issues Pluspora was having lately, but I figured I would post this just in general.

I would like to extend an open invitation to you and anyone who is wanting or needing to setup another fediverse account (due to the unfortunate circumstances at Pluspora) to come check out Friendica. Our friendly Friendica instances speak many languages, so they reach in to many other parts of the fediverse - the GNU Socials, Pleromas, Mastondons, etc, as well as Hubzillas and of course, Diasporas. This invitation is not to dissuade from choosing any particular path, but as I don't see enough cheering for all the great improvements that go in to Friendica all the time, I figure I'd make some noise, especially in light of the changes (or possible changes?) going on at Pluspora.

Feel free to try out a Friendica account at (I've been running this instance since April 2018) or at any instance that might be close and comfortable geographically - you can find a list at

Heck, even if one has had an account on a Friendica instance in the past, there's been a great number of improvements over the past couple of years.

Have a great day, hope all is well, and we look forward to seeing you wherever you wind up!

#pluspora #diaspora #friendica

Tagging a few people:

@David Thiery @diane @Frederick Wilson II @David English @wynter @Jess Nut @Whuffo @DavïÐ Låzårµ§ @Whuffo @Stuart Richman @garpu @garpu @doug t @Jeff Sexton @Paul Frank @Michele Hax @Nora Qudus @Rodrigo Mesa @John Hummel @Steven Vaughan-Nichols @Matthias Vos @Bill B @Wilco Roos

I used to love visiting Cahokia Mounds as a kid; the place is fascinating. Apparently the vast majority of the site also remains unexcavated…wonder what else is hiding there….

Signal is doing a lot of trolling lately and I’m here for it. :-D

Saw a couple goldfinches outside of my window a few days ago! Thinking about setting out some thistle to see if I can attract a few more. :-)

Just got my second vaccine! Reminded of xkcd’s take on it.


Just got my second vaccine! Reminded of xkcd’s take on it. :-)
Congrats! Moderna or Pfizer?
Got the Pfizer shot.

12 people are behind most of the anti-vaxxer disinformation you see on social media
Honestly! Just sounds like more and more of a cesspool every day.

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