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Hello, world.
Trying out mastodon largely as I wanted to somewhere to post my learning to draw drawings, and increasingly annoyed that everyone's content is tied up in user-hostile walled gardens.
I guess given that I have the capability to host my own I should be the change I want to see. Even if it does mean I might just be speaking to myself.

Plus my phone seems to be encrusted with glitter now. It may not take great selfies, but at least it looks great.

Two great shows by @TheDoubleclicks@twitter.com in the same week! (Dublin and London) Such amazing performers, if you have a chance to see them live, do!

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They left handprints on the cave wall.
They wrote their names in cuneiform, in ogham, in runes and glyphs and letters.
To say: I was here.
I exist.
#AnIrishWorldCon

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It's a great time to read Sustainable Energy Without The Hot Air, an easy to read book asking if/how we can stop using fossil fuels. There are great ballpark estimates, which make the huge numbers instantly understandable. Free pdf. withouthotair.com/

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twitter being down is no big deal they can just use the other instances

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I now run a service which helps you diagnose slow queries in PostgreSQL. It makes a diagram from the query planner output, helping you see which bit is slow.
dbatley.com/blog/2019/06/dbpla #postgres #sql

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"Tell a story!"
"There once was, on distant Earth-"
"No, a real story!"
"Hush. Earth was real, and full of children asking for stories, just like you."
"Really?"
"Really. They looked different, back then, but they, too, loved stories."
"So they were people?"
"They were people."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Here's an interesting perspective: Code Is Not Literature gigamonkeys.com/code-reading/

It addresses a puzzle:

> [So many programmers say], “People should read code” but few people seem to actually do it. I’d be surprised if I interviewed a novelist and asked them what the last novel they had read was, and they said, “Oh, I haven’t really read a novel since I was in grad school.” Writers actually read other writers but it doesn’t seem that programmers really do, even though we say we should.

Game of Thrones S0803 Show more

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Returning to after a long break. Skipping the rest of the gel pens chapter as the prompts weren't inspiring me. Next chapter is "About Town" in pencil and black pen.
First up: a bicycle.

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I was about to start my machine when a man suddenly appeared in the lab.
"I come from the future," he said.
More people appeared as he spoke.
"Are you here to stop me?" I asked.
"No, to witness."
Proud, I turned back to my machine, then heard a whisper:
"This bit is hilarious!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Mastodon

A mastodon instance for anyone who likes green, purple, any colour that can be mixed from green or purple, or any colour that can be used to mix green or purple.

Just a personal instance to experiment with Mastodon.