Straight looks more professional and anyway, it's easier to read!

"Trump says Spanish flu probably ended second world war in 1917"

That's about as accurate and factually correct as anything he has ever said.


You see, I didn't type forebears...I typed more years, just add android!

Researchers from Dublin reviewed the Google Play Services that are mandatory for Covid Tracing Apps on Android. Every 20 min they transfer:
- IP adress
- phone #
- email
- SIM #
➡️ So it's illegal, intrusive and affects large parts of the population

Excellent picture!
At first though, I thought it was the cover of Dire straits 'Telegraph Road'

It's a 15 year old Honda CR-V Mk2
probably won't survive many forebears though

Today's walk, made more pleasant by the company of our neighbours. A good view of the split rocks of Clachtoll from the heights behind our house

To-day's walk was in Gleann Ruaidh*. It is another gorgeous day, with bright blue skies and blazing sunshine. We did have heavy rain earlier in the week, so the flora still looks verdant.

* It means the red glen, but the glen takes its name from the river, which does have a red tone. More about that later.

#Highlands #Scotland #photo #photography

Yes, I realise mentioning Instagram in here is a tricky gambit but, nevertheless, there are still many thousands of people using that platform, includingmost of my family.
Change comes about slowly :)
I couldn't see any option to upload a video in fedilab?

Nay, I couldn't get the video to upload to Mastodon?
I'm guessing I need a different account for video?
it is on my Instagram feed though!
@jpirie_bronyaur but is only one minute of a much longer performance which Wilson has been doing every night since the very first night!
about 120 or 30 nights now and counting!

It's battery maintenance day for us, the reality of life offgrid. "The lads" consumed about 8l of de-ionised water this time. I don't measure accurately, but each cell needed roughly the same amount, which is good. The battery bank is now on a controlled overcharge, as it's a sunny day and this "equalisation" is good from time to time.

You see that table?
Well that's the floor of our car boot!
only recently realised it doubles as a fold out picnic table :)

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You don't need to speak English like a native

It's okay to have "weird" pacing when speaking. It's also okay to make sentences with correct meaning but uncommon phrasing

Don't allow yourself to pause because you're struggling to find the most native-sounding way to phrase what you mean

Just express what you mean in the most comfortable way to you

There's no "broken" English. English isn't owned by Americans or the British. For better or worse, it's become an international language.

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