This is why I don't follow sport!
GB Giles Scott finishes fourth in the Olympic sailing and takes Gold!?
*walks off muttering

I may have inadvertantly posted this to Pixelfed.
Note to self: Must pay attention.
jpirie - Panda Cross returning much better mpg figures than reported by manufacturer!
I guess we just drive carefully 😁

Cease and desist from Facebook to Barinsta, a FOSS Instagram client


At approximately 21:33 UTC July 26 2021, I have been hit with a cease & desist letter from a law firm repsenting Facebook. The letter was sent to one of my personal email address as well as Barinsta's public inbox (and as a result, it is published). In response, the source code has been taken down, and all promotional materials within my control has been adjusted to reflect the fact.

While I believe it is nearly impossible to fight a resourceful multinational firm and reinstate the app, we will still try to get as much resources as we could to navigate in this crisis.

At this dire moment, I ask you to do 1 thing: Please let others know what is happening here. Such bullying behaviour against a young university student is in no way excusable. Such bullying behaviour against many internet users is in no way excusable.

It has been an honour of a lifetime to serve as one of the main contributors of Barinsta. I am forever grateful for the countless supporters along the way.

Thank you & Best Regards,

Austin Huang

Thought I'd seen it all but this particular NC500 patron takes the prize for innovation. An en-suite tent!m

Family picnic overlooking Oldshoremore beach.
I shouldn't really mention its name though since it seems relatively clear unlike the rest of my country!

Information request; Folk who live in the EU 🇪🇺 

How are food supplies? Are shelves in the supermarkets and shops at empty?

Especially interested in fresh fruit and vegetables.

Shelves here are not as full as they used to be, with some having vast empty areas.

Brex and Cov are where blame is being placed but I think it's just the former and would like more information.

Got some lovely fresh eggs from @withaveeay this morning as we passed on our walk.
They included a bonus gift of a giant egg as seen in the first picture.
Usually these eggstraordinarily large eggs simply contain masses more white and a standard yolk but, not this one! See picture two.
The yolk was more than twice the size of a standard one. So, whichever hen laid that is to be well as sympathised with of course

So, I thought it best to test the 4x4 capabilities of my latest purchase, after all, we test every other part of a new car purchase so why not this major selling point of the Panda Cross? However, i I was reluctant to dive into the first bog I saw and get stuck. So, a grassy slope was a nice soft starting point.
It IS quite steep honest :)
Video won't upload to mastodon, too big. This is hosted on my /e/foundation nextcloud account and should play from there?

Try to have fun today, beautiful people.

Fun is the ultimate expression of liberty. Authoritarians hate people having fun.

Many of you will have heard about the terrible #floods in #Germany (but also Belgium and the Netherlands). It began in the West of Germany where I live.
So today I went to the #Rhine, where the highest #water level is expected either today or tomorrow. Already it does not look good, but here, nothing has been destroyed. Yet.

Photo 1 is a panorama shot. On the far left are/were parking places and a camping site. On the right you can see the ferry that crosses the Rhine to Düsseldorf. Where the ferry is now, I usually take photos - on the beach!
Photo 2 shows the ferry, which is normally further to the right.
Photo 3 shows the benches at the ferry dock. All flooded and dirty.
Photo 4 shows the bike racks on the road to the ferry dock.
Photo 5 shows the opposite side of the Rhine. The building on the left is the Kaiserpfalz. There are usually a path, trees and a beach in front of it. Everything is flooded.
Photo 6 shows a view of meadows. But now there is only water. Behind the trees, in the second row, this is where the Rhine should be.

It is heartbreaking. But nothing compared to the villages and towns that were flooded and where people died 😢 And it is not over yet.

If you wish to support people, this is the official donation account:
IBAN: DE62 3702 0500 0000 1020 30
Stichwort: ARD/ Hochwasser
#flood #water #Germany #heartbreaking #RiverRhine #NorthRhineWestphalia

queer is pronounced almost the same as the welsh "cywir" meaning correct lmao :be_cool:

We have some new garden visitors, a Stoat family!
The video stops prematurely due to operator error, I thought there was no card in the camera!

Here's a little thing that may not be obvious to many people....

When you install an open-source app from Google Play or the Apple app store, there is no guarantee that what you install actually matches the public code.

@fdroidorg are doing a great service. They independently build the public source code for apps from scratch, review for common issues, and publish their builds. Thanks to "reproducible builds" it's possible to verify they do not tamper with the code.

The Pirie family boat project which will most probably never be finished at the rate its been progressing!

Just realised I spent so much time on the caption I forgot to put Anything on the post.
I do love me a huge old tree 😁

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This is a big old tree!
I love trees, not as much as I love isolated rivers, but nearly! 😄

I've found a place where no other humans are!
Its warm, its shaded and it has a slow moving river.
Absolute heaven!

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