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Oh, has progressed nicely over the last year or so.

It's chat-over-IMAP/SMTP. Basically, the messages you exchange are emails. If the receiver doesn't use delta chat, they just see an email which they can reply to. I really dig this concept.

Slept terribly, waking up to horrific anxiety all night. Woke to it STILL this morning. No obvious trigger, at least not one that I can directly link back to the trauma and events of 2015. It's bad enough that I broke out some Propanalol and dropped 40mg to help ease the physical symptoms. Fucking amigdyla. Roll on counselling.

One of the upsides to @Jo being at work and the boys being out is that I can dance around the kitchen singing Ariana Grande songs loudly and not feel like too much of a twat.

I'm a programmer.

I've spent most of the day diagnosing issues with an IIS ARR reverse proxy. Because I'm "the IIS guy".

I'm picking through network traces one packet and frame at a time.

I'm going to take a break now before I melt down.

Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. - Eleanor Brownn

I've got to say, now I've been using it for a day, Visual Studio 2019 Enterprise is a really nice bit of kit.

That moment when you and your buddy finish a particularly nasty, challenging bounty in The Division 2 and your phone pops up, "Congratulations, you've hit your heart points goal for today! "

UK / US politics 

BREAKING: Trump to make a state visit to the UK on 3-5 June.

Should be plenty of time to plan protests, book time off work and start stockpiling bottles of piss.

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˜‚

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

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.

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!

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