If you read and enjoy my travel posts through my website or Mastodon* and you are planning to travel to somewhere I've been and you can't afford an actual travel agent and you find travel planning too stressful or time consuming to fit into your life, I would be delighted to share advice.
My specialties are land and sea (not air) transit, especially long distance European buses, and finding vegan food. I'm happy to also help with general stuff to do, and even more in-depth help with planning and realistic budgeting if you want because I actually love wasting away hours and days researching travel stuff.
*or a feed reader you built yourself or another decentralised service
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There's a #vegan donut shop in Prague less than ten minute walk from where I'm staying. Indecisive, I entered, and asked the guy working there which was his favourite. He said salted caramel, so I asked for that and a matcha one (because who buys one donut at a time anyway?). The pb&j was really calling to me though so I figured what the heck. Then he offered me a wild berry and vanilla for free.
Anyway the thing I love about being a grownup is that nobody can stop me from having donuts for dinner.
Hello world, my [temp] phone [that I've been using for a year] got a bad update and I had to factory reset it. I can't set Signal and other messaging apps back up with the Greek number I was using for them, if you have that, because it won't get phone reception outside of Greece.
Relatedly, I haven't had access to the installation of Signal (desktop) that used my UK number for the last month. If you sent me any Signal messages to the UK number in the past month, I have not read them. I thought I'd be able to port it to my new desktop, but the FP1 is now so old Signal won't update on it, so I couldn't.
So if you need my new (Spanish) number for Signal (etc) contact, and I don't send it to you in the next couple of hours, do ping me.
As always, IRC and email are more reliable ways to contact me than anything involving a phone number.
I was all set to repair my Fairphone 1 (First Edition) in September when I can get a replacement motherboard and battery, but I just resuscitated it to check some things and it turns out latest Signal update is not compatible with Android 4.2.2 any more :(
I miss having duel SIM and a back that opens, but is it worth fixing it if I can't use Signal? The Fairphone 3 is so big and I don't think I really want one, yet at least. Grumble.
I know Signal is notoriously bad at being available on open OSs, anyone know any that will support it that will work on the #FP1..?
Travis just emailing me over and over again that things are broken is really starting to sum up my afternoon. https://rhiaro.co.uk/2019/08/travis
Every couple of hours my boiler makes a sound like a stadium full of people cheering. https://rhiaro.co.uk/2019/08/every
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