Covid-19 pandemic: Merkel 'worried' about vaccines for poor countries

Not only a humanitarian consideration, but a practical one too.

First thing I saw on my screen this morning :-) From a cronjob that takes some output from 'remind' program. It makes every second Monday morning better.

@amiloradovsky I was trying to sleep when this popped in my head. You may know it already. My friend @pgtips91 told me about it, because I wanted close ups of vegetation, but it may be useful otherwise for its previews.

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A good morning to you. I'm going to try for an early night and hope it's full of sleep for a change.
Later bud.


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Here's the text version I just typed up of that had no image description. Plus! I wanted it in my joplin notes! :-)

## Not Shopping List

- [ ] make
- [ ] borrow
- [ ] share
- [ ] grow
- [ ] ask for help
- [ ] repurpose
- [ ] repair
- [ ] scavenge
- [ ] exercise restraint
- [ ] build community
- [ ] swap and barter

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I keep forgetting to ask you: what was the selenium for?

November Community Update (8 minute video): KDE PinePhone Community Edition & a peek into the future

Before I move out, I have to go through the house taking down all the russian cheat sheets that I've taped to the walls all over the place I guess.
I used to have a tough time just moving out of a hotel room after a few days and remembering everything. I've been in this house for years.
Spices, rice cooker, induction plate, spice grinder... Everything is embedded all over the place.

What is wrong with me? I have like 2 lonely pine mushrooms in the freezer! :-(
I should not have sold/given away so many.

Demonstranten setzen Parlament von Guatemala in Brand
Die Proteste in Guatemala gegen die Regierung von Präsident Giammattei sind eskaliert. Für Unmut sorgt, dass vor allem Privatfirmen vom Milliardenzuwachs im Etat profitieren, nicht aber die in Armut lebende Bevölkerung.

Verrückt! This isn't the right way.
Disruption, not destruction ffs.

Ethiopia Army Threatens ‘No Mercy’ In Assault On Regional Capital
I am very concerned about the situation. I have two godsons from adis, so I take an interest in where they are from.

I should shave. Its been a week.
I used to shave every morning, but now that I'm not in and out of people's offices, I noticed that the trees don't care. Fish don't care. Bears don't care. Moose don't care...
So once a week for mass seemed good enough.
But now my government has banned mass, so...
It's a tough one. It would mean getting out of this chair to begin with.

TSR (The Server Room)
One of the most useful pages for this program is the index to the shownotes:
The shownotes are extensive and wonderful! You should check them out. Also, it provides a good overview of the breadth of topics covered.

Given the flurry of posts, one may correctly infer that Sunday is my only day off! :-)
My work at the Christmass tree farm is really physical and the wx the past few days has been... well, it could have been better! :-) I'm just exhausted.
But I need to be packing to move before the end of the month. I need to do laundry. I need to configure new server at contabo. I need to hit canadian tire for a new car battery and troubleshoot w/e the heck is my ride's problem. I need to... ... ...
But for now I'm reading and posting masto and catching up on news! :-)

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What sets appart?

As a general instance, we are not centered on a specific theme, or a specific language. Everyone is welcome as long as they follow the few rules we have.

We always run the latest stable version of Mastodon, providing you a stock experience, with the following modifications:

  • 2048 character limit (not 500).
  • 512 character limits for the account's bio (not 160).
  • full column width (not fixed size).
  • more search results (20 instead of 5 per type of search).
  • Audio upload (not limited to videos only).
  • full text search of statuses (not restricted to searching tags and users).
  • trending tags are displayed on the main UI ( and a more complete view is available here)
  • boosts and replies are shown in the timelines (more complete view for everyone).
  • Your account is also a XMPP account (Federated Instant Messaging, take a look online to find a client and use your username and password to configure it, you can also use our online web client). Woohoo! two services in one!
  • We also have a very good view of the federation (our federated timeline gives you a more broad view of the Mastodon network than a 'normal' instance, there's a lot to read in a lot of languages).
  • We also host a Peertube instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • In the same vein, we host a Funkwhale instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • If you want to be on a more quiet, moderated instance, or use another AP implementation, we host a Pleroma instance for the convenience. This is the same fediverse as with Mastodon, but with a different default UI and way more optimized backend. Try and see which one you prefer !
  • Now if you want a different UI, the stock mastodon one does not please you, you can check Pinafore.
  • We do also host for the convenience a video Conference server ( Jitsi Meet )
  • We have a mastodon relay for other instances to bootstrap their timelines:

Although we are a medium+ sized instance, we'd like to keep the feeling that you are at home and safe here.