Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaThu, 23 Apr 2015 12:28:22 +1000 last edited: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:05:29 +1000  
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaThu, 23 Apr 2015 11:22:08 +1000 
NSW wild weather: Clean-up efforts begin as rain, wind eases

Updated 20 minutes ago


Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaWed, 22 Apr 2015 09:30:02 +1000 last edited: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:47:44 +1000  
Giaco Jazz
 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:43:19 +1000 
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaTue, 21 Apr 2015 06:45:46 +1000 
Food for thought. The continuous distribution of all of the following goods and services are absolutely critical to the survival of "civilisation as we know it".

* electricity
* water
* fuel
* communications
* money/banking
* drugs (both legal and otherwise)
Letter Bomber
 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:54:01 +1000 
I recently had the realization that I wouldn't want to go to mars because I'd miss the internet too much. 20 minute lag? blechhh it'll never be the same. plus 260 day roadtrip, hella boring amirite?
Mike Macgirvin
 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:42:57 +1000 
access to cash is only such a big deal because banks have gone digital.

If you lose communications you're instantly forced back to a cash economy, and the system isn't currently prepared for that, precisely because it has all gone digital.

I recall once I was at a convenience store and the power was out. Luckily I had $20 cash. I was a merchant at the time and could've weathered this in my own shoppe without difficulty, and had to on a few occasions. I had a backup credit card *imprinter* and had enough intelligence to keep my business running. You pull out a piece of paper and use that instead of a cash register. The woman running the convenience store was totally helpless in this situation. She couldn't process a bank card, didn't know how to open the cash register manually during a blackout, couldn't use a bar code reader to add prices together, couldn't calculate sales tax, and even worse, she didn't know how to count change. She was used to the cash register doing everything for her. I had to lead her through these tasks. Had I not helped her out, this minor blackout effectively would've shut down her business.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaSun, 19 Apr 2015 13:42:56 +1000 

Not deadly, but I had to identify it to be sure. A garden orb-weaver
 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 03:45:33 +1000 
How much time does one have after a bite?
Big Good Boy
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:00:24 +1000 from Diaspora
Must be Australia.. ^^
Mike Macgirvin
 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:28:46 +1000 
I'm under handed.
Marshall Sutherland
 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:08:45 +1000 
He had to swap when he crossed the equator.
Mike Macgirvin
 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:29:16 +1000 from AndStatus
test post
Andrew Manning
 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:35:06 +1000 from AndStatus
Works for me!
Davide Pesenti
 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:22:25 +1000 
ok sorry, I'll make more tests before making more noise!
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaFri, 17 Apr 2015 13:38:47 +1000 

LoveStories - Chapter One, Bo
by Caroline Koning on Vimeo
Davide Pesenti
 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:31:41 +1000 
well... I think it was not hard to fall in love with such a girl...
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaFri, 17 Apr 2015 11:43:43 +1000 
anybody with android want to check if andstatus works with red? (Configure as an OStatus/GNU-social hub). I'd check it myself but have to jump through hoops to get through this proxy server which is painful on a phone. I'll give it a try later on a tablet with no proxy.
Mike Macgirvin
 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:52:24 +1000 
I verify the same error as Davide and Mario for AndStatus.

You may have missed the posts where I described why you're all getting this error and what it would take to get beyond it.
Mike Macgirvin
 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:28:52 +1000 
Which I've fixed and it now loads a stream. Haven't had time to check anything else.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaThu, 16 Apr 2015 14:53:35 +1000 
Lost 'City of the Monkey God' found deep in Honduras jungle centuries after mysterious civilization vanished


Local folklore spoke of a mystical Eden-like paradise where human-monkey children roamed. Others described a city of gold where a giant monkey deity was worshipped
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:11:06 +1000 from Diaspora
So they found ancient zoidberg sculptures it seems? :D
Bob Mottram
 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:59:32 +1000 
The lost city of Zuckerberg. All the inhabitants eventually deserted.
Mike Macgirvin
 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:46:49 +1000 
Mike Macgirvin is now connected with Mike Macgirvin

Thomas Willingham
 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:01:25 +1000 
It's as old and almost as large as JD, but with a fraction of the money.  If it's any consolation, he's a good guy, so that's something.
Mike Macgirvin
 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:59:55 +1000 
Yeah I know - it's just that I don't have time to send out three or four test posts for every thing I want to test and wait for a while to see if one of them actually gets through. It's kind of inefficient.

...And I can't really test complex delivery chains at all. Oh well.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaThu, 16 Apr 2015 10:32:26 +1000 
An Honest Man by Fantastic Negrito
by Fantastic Negrito on SoundCloud
Thomas Willingham
 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:42:06 +1000 
the users have the exact same love-hate relationship they have with facecrack too
Mike Macgirvin
 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:56:00 +1000 
You just need some jquery to substitute src|href with xrc|xref and back again if you want to look at it. Otherwise it's basically n-s-f-w. It's about 30 minutes of work. The hardest part by far is catching all the domain names that the googletwats have for their video service. '*youtu*' catches most of them.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaThu, 16 Apr 2015 06:44:27 +1000 
So after a flurry of new connections my stream is now 80% in French. I've got no problem with this, but it's a bit distracting trying to find things I can actually read. I haven't studied French since high school, which was back in the Paleoithic Era. Thankfully I've got my trusty affinity tool. Much more useful at this kind of thing than Collections/Aspects.

Oh yeah, don't know how many noticed, but you can now change the words on the slider (and add new categories) if you don't like those that we chose. You'll have to write the plugin, but it's like 15-20 lines of code, tops.
Davide Pesenti
 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:03:37 +1000 
a "Frida Kalo" of the organ
Davide Pesenti
 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 01:52:12 +1000 
...or maybe it's just lazyness...
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaWed, 15 Apr 2015 14:56:51 +1000 
On a lighter note

Austin by Galen Weston
by Galen Weston on SoundCloud
Mike Macgirvin
 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 06:26:42 +1000 
Mike Macgirvin is now connected with Boreal Explorer

Mike Macgirvin
 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 06:26:00 +1000