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@applecandy

Well, maybe... You've never heard of the Moomins? They were written about by a Finnish author named Tove Jansson and I read the books a lot as a kid. They're fantastical, positive stories with weird characters and always appealed (well, still do) to my sense of wonder and liberal freedom. They've been adapted into cartoons, films and translated into lots of languages. This is an animated adaptation.

Moominvalley on Sky One and I've missed quite a lot. Hopefully it'll be on demand. Managed to catch half of "The Secret of the Hattifatteners" at least. 😁🌩️

7.30am, more bread on the go + coffee and ginger nuts.

Both the boys are out enjoying the weather with their respective groups of friends. I am drinking tea and eating biscuits with @Jo whilst two rustic loaves of bread I've made are on their second prove in the afternoon sun. This is what middle-age looks like. πŸŒžπŸ˜‚

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A really fun evening of The Division 2 with two friends. Mainly free roaming, securing control points and generally getting our arses kicked by/kicking the arses of large groups of Elites thanks to the group and level scaling.

As much as I had misgivings about the game from alpha and beta (and playing D1) it's turning out to be a lot of fun with friends.

I'm a bit quiet on Masto at the moment. Mainly down to being busy at work, @Jo training and starting a new job, and spending my evenings gaming with my mate. Four day weekend coming up though so I hope to catch up with the Fediverse then. ❀️

Does anyone know a bit about cars? I might be buying my first car tomorrow, a Renault Clio Estate 1.2 (2010, 99.000km, €6890), meant for the city and roadtrips, but I l'm going alone and I have no idea what I should be looking out for.

#cars #internetparents #halp

@Jo @mookie

Aw shit. If Mookie likes it as well now I'm going to HAVE to watch it...

@mookie
We just started watching it from the start and have a couple of episodes to catch up on. Enjoying it a lot, even if I see WAY too much of Mal and Castle in Nolan.

What IT project would you have more faith in? The one being worked on behind closed doors by a small group of unknown devs - or the one being openly worked on by an entire community of motivated developers?

This former dev that has worked on an infamously failed national IT project has her suspicions..

We need to #opensource government IT. Not just because of transparency reasons, but also because it leads to better results.

Jason Scott just dumped the ZIL source code for every infocom game on github. Clone it before Activision's lawyers wake up. And now we see how long it takes for the internet to produce a compiler for a language that's been dead for 30+ years from a cache of production grade source code for said language. We've had compiled z-machine files, but never the original ZIL. github.com/historicalsource

Gave in and bought The Division 2 last night and spent most of the afternoon playing online with my best mate. Really enjoyed it and it was a real laugh. First co-op I've done online with him. πŸ˜πŸ‘

Discovery S2E13 isn't making me cry, it's making you cry!

@mookie For what it's worth, the word really confused an American friend of mine who was over here studying in the early '90s.

She overheard two people talking about "Going to the chippy for a butty."

Chips = fries. Chippy = place that sells fries (and other fried food). Chip butty = "fries in a sandwich".

I had no idea chippy was an American slang term for sex worker. She was shocked how casually and cheaply you could get a "butty" from a "chippy" over here. πŸ˜†

@carlo
Ooh. I started using a host in 2001 that I'm still with, off a referral link from you. Still the same one?

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