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OK, I've moved my old account over here, so if you're seeing this unfamiliar name and profile, it's because you used to follow me under a different name. 😁

If you need me to jog your memory by all means send me a DM and ask.

Don't panic! You followed me for sound, defensible reasons, that you won't regret. :bloblight:

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== I am ==
* Irish, Husband, Dad to 3
* Highly driven to learn, adapt, and improve.
* Possessed of an atypical neurology.
* Buried in nearly-finished projects and neglected hobbies

== I Believe ==
* People will do their best if given the conditions to thrive.
* Individuals need communities to thrive.
* Good Individuals owe something to good communities.
* Money and Power self-accumulate. Unchecked, they kill communities.
* The Natural Environment gives abiding wealth to communities.
* It is possible to have a fair, technologically advanced world that is ecologically sound.

== I am Interested In ==
* Programming, Data,
* , Computational Neuroscience
* Genetics, Cell Biology, Metabolics, Nutrition
* Permaculture, , Composting
* Forests, Fungi, Evidence-Based Herbalism
* , , Resilience
* , Amateur Biotech
* Decentralisation, Mesh Networks, Sneakernets, Rogue Archives
* , Reflection, Creativity
* Celtic Languages - !
* Music, Singing,

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Gonna find some time today to teach middle child, ~7yo, some soldering also. This will be harder, she has far less focus, though so much more enthusiasm.
Also have a bit of soldering to do myself which I can use to demo - a makeshift adapter for FTDI headers, an optional power regulator for the RC2014, a repair job on a surprisingly-flimsy pulse-meter.
Want to start scoping out the design of my planned lucid-dream-inducement eyepatch again, too.

🎵 I look at me today, all my dreams have gone away
🎵 And I'm where I never thought I would be

Covid, retrospective thoughts 

This toot edited 4 times, spamming the timeline 4 times, to add a CW and fix typos in the CW. Thanks for forcing a delete-and-redraft Masto devs, you sure did cause an inconvenience to others to stop some hypothetical scenarios playing out, there

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Covid, retrospective thoughts 

A year today since the first recorded case of Covid in Ireland. At this point my family were like "no way that's actually the first, time to mask up", and the Irish gov failed to react in earnest for another crucial few weeks. The long fail began.

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You may have heard of #accessibe, an overlay that claims to make the web more accessible to screen reader users. I won't go into the details of what kind of scam this is, but be assured that you don't want this thing to interfere with your web experience if you're a screen reader user. Some good soul has now put up a page with instructions for various browsers and operating systems on how to block Accessibe from interfering woth your web experience. Go here: #noxp

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Blame it on the CYBER hindering progress by not allowing of the sharing of the knowledge!!!

Closed-loop recycling of polyethylene-like materials.

Talking polycarbonates and polyesters with a low density of in-chain functional groups.

These in-chain functional groups serve as break points in a polyethylene chain can be recycled chemically by solvolysis with a recovery rate of 96%,

BONUS! The break points do not disturb the crystalline polyethylene structure, which is the desirable material prosperities of the polymer.

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I wish this would make it to my local cinema: Mermaids, seals and big ugly eels: the Gaelic fishing film that’s a feast for the ears

Iorram (Boat Song), the first cinema documentary entirely in Scots Gaelic, portraits the fishing community in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, past and present.

#gaelic #film

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I don't think I hate Mondays

I just hate having to spend it on things I don't really care about

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who was that person that ran the irish punk funkwhale instance?

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right to repair 

"Apple forced to add iPhone and MacBook repairability scores to comply with French law"


Okay, that's a good start. Now force them to make repairable things, instead of just disclosing that they're not very repairable.

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My browser: "I would like the Gaeilge version of your website if you have one, please"
AliExpress: "Ah, yes! Gaeilge! The majority national language of Germany, we can do that for sure"

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If you're in the EU, there's a European Citizens' Initiative you can sign in favour of UBI:

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Saw the coolest Fomes fomentarius you will ever see on my walk.

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@seachaint GRMA!

My dad played them, and at the time I was not interested in the slightest.

I've dreamed that I was playing a few times.

But, his set are in the able hands of the next generation though!

Nice little documentary on the Uileann Pipes, our preferred form of indigenous bagpipe that's played in a seated position, indoors, for social occasions:
They're beautiful and expressive, and super expensive to buy and hard as hell to learn to use. Uileann pipers are not common, and I'd worry about this art going extinct someday.

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❝Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.❞ — Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)


• Cecilia Payne won a scholarship to Cambridge.

• Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said to heck with that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

• Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

• Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne — after telling her not to publish).

• Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

• Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard and the first woman to head a science department at Harvard. She also inspired entire generations of women to take up science.

• Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.
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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.