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Started an alt for @FiXato here on to see if is a closer match to what I want out of a , feature-wise.
So, it's time for a re-introduction:

Who am I?

I'm FiXato, a stay-at-home father of a two-year-old I often refer to as .
While I was born in the Netherlands, I've been living in northern Norway for quite some time now.

What do I do?

In day-to-day life I take care of our son while the missus is at work, and when I have some spare time and headspace, I like to tinker on my various coding projects.

Aside from that, I like to play some mobile Android games such as , and .

Overview in hashtags:



Fan of:

Wait... it looks like we're finally getting the ability to edit our toots after posting them, after all?

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Does anybody know if chemo wigs can be safely worn by other people?

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Long image description for top post. 

for @crazypedia's top post:

Image one: Penny holding her blue book computer open. Thick, bound hardcover book, with on the front a calculator-like display and a 5 by 5 grid of buttons.

Image two consisting of three frames:

  • Top frame shows Penny looking excited or surprised while reading her book.
  • Bottom-left frame has her pressing a button (the number 2?) inside her opened book, which shows a variety of displays and buttons on its center. Its right page is a full-sized monitor display. The left page has a 3 by 4 (number?) pad with another, much smaller, display next to it. Below is a row of 6 by 2 yellow buttons which appear to be numbered.Below that are three buttons or switches in red, yellow and blue. Her hand obscures another button or interface element.
  • Bottom-right frame shows her wrist watch, which has 3 yellow buttons, and a display which shows "Brain", Penny's dog, with his floating distinctive headset.

Image 3:
The same book as shown in image two, but now from a straight on top-down perspective.
It now has a broad gap between each half though, and the right page no longer has a full-page display, but rather two separate displays; the top one showing Brain and the bottom one showing a radar interface.
The keys on the 5 by 5 keypad now clearly show the letters A-Z, with Y and Z sharing the last button. The display to the right of it now shows Dr. Claw's metal hand and M.A.D. Cat, his pet cat.
The two rows of yellow keys now clearly show the numbers 1 to 0, along with the # and * keys.
The red and yellow keys below it now are flat, without a circle indent, whereas the blue one has a deep circle indent, with a smaller center indent.
To the right of these three buttons is now a big brown square with a circular indent with a slight bevel.
Below the book is now the watch, though now it's just a display showing the dog, and a white wrist strap; no buttons.
Everything on this picture seems to be a real (plastic?) mockup of the book computer and video watch?

Last image, consisting of seven frames:

  • A calculator-like device. At the top "PENNY" is inset as a header. Below that a waveform display. Below that four columns and at least three rows of blank white keys with circular indents.
  • A similar overview of what was displayed on the left page of the book as shown on the second picture. Except the number buttons are green with white text now, rather than yellow with black. The red and yellow button are level again, but the blue one has a single circular hole in the middle now. To their right is a single light grey pad now, almost like a very narrow trackpad. The top-right display is now blue and shows something like an echo-location or radar interface, whereas the top-left keypad now only has 3 by 3 keys.
  • A hand reaching for the white keys.
  • Another overview of the left page. This time very similar to the last described overview, but now the 'trackpad' is square with a circular / portrait-oriented oval indent or bevel. White keypad grid is 3 by 4 keys this time.
  • Close-up of Penny holding the ' '. Left page is very similar to the previous description, though the white keypad grid is 4 by 5 keys this time, and the 'touchpad' now looks more like a raised button. Maybe more like a fingerprint reader? A bit of the right-page screen is visible again; this time full-page height again?
  • Small picture of Penny reading her book.
  • The book propped up against something, standing on a desk. Too small to make out any details, but appears very similar to last described interface.
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Can we take a moment to acknowledge one of the least appreciated #cyberdeck in pop culture?

Penny's computer book and video watch, from Inspector Gadget

Second unit is up too, though that one took a bit more work...
Mis-measured when drilling and mounting the rawl-plugs, and had to redo them a bit more to the left; had forgotten I also needed to consider the space to slide the bolt system in for attaching the shelf guide/mounting post to the wall mounting bracket...
Now I'm short two plugs, so I'll have to get some new ones on Monday to also fix the guides at the bottom for extra support. For now, this'll do. Also gives me a bit of time to see if I have enough shelves, or if I need to get another one for this one.

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teaching kids stuff is fun but if you ask them about their favorite game or hobby they will tell you all about it and be incredibly patient teaching you how to do it because generally no one in their lives takes their interests seriously or sees them as an authority on anything

When you've been out and about all day and would really like to go inside to unpack groceries and sit down for a bit before continuing on housework, but the 3yo would rather stay out and play with his dumptruck toys in the ...

I really should've packed that energy drink when I went out... guess I'll pop into a grocery store soon.

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Maybe I should start carrying a quick adhesive coat hanger, so I can be certain I have a decent hanger to hang my coat and backpack from when visiting ...

I already try to avoid using them as much as I can, but when I do, I'd rather not have to place my backpack on a dirty floor, or try to balance it off the door handle.

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@lattera I was just reading your October 2021 Home Infra Status post, when I found this sentence:

> If any system was compromised, an attacker could theoretically pivot to other systems via carefully crafted malicious syslog messages. Would anyone do this? I doubt it.

I can tell you from experience: yes, they would. I've dealt with a case where an internal network was compromised via carefully crafted syslog messages and a bit of social engineering.


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might be a better idea to extend accept-languages to include it, as your pronouns would depend on which language is used?
The number of listed pronouns in the example is also very English-centric, as the amount of pronoun subtypes might differ in other languages.

Having said that, I like the idea, and it's a good place to start. :)

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we should standardize an http header similar to accept-languages called accept-pronouns

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have a cold -weather photo from where I'm currently shuffling to the shops, so you can relish even more in the knowledge you can stay warm and cosy. ;)

ugh, it's early... wish I could go back to bed

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Muahahaha, now I can keep tabs on my astrobotany plant on my dashboard so I don't forget to water it!

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Glad this shitty day is over with...
one more day to go...

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@FiXato Oh damn, sorry to hear that. Well, the good news is that if you weigh your ingredients right with enough salt to veg ratio, it won't fail.
If rly it does go bad, it may change color and develop a weird texture.
Sometimes a biofilm can form on the surface, and that isn't necessarily a bad thing. If the surface film is thick, and has weird coloring then it's likely bad.
This site has images that can help you identify good and bad mold, french tho:

Now to dig up some spoons to get started on dinner...

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