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Today is “How not to arouse your partner with lewd texts because they’re on the way to sign a contract they want badly and then attend a funeral” day.

I just read this quote from Alan Watts, and even though i don’t consume any drugs, it rings so true…

“If you get the message, hang up the phone. For psychedelic drugs are simply instruments, like microscopes, telescopes, and telephones. The biologist does not sit with eye permanently glued to the microscope, he goes away and works on what he has seen.”

When was the last time you smelled human scent? Not a perfume, deo, soap, clothes softener, but a humanʼs own scent. Do we, as a race, know how our own scent should smell?

Hungarian politics, sarcasm, - 

Our PM said few weeks ago that Hungary doesn’t want to be a mixed-race country. In that case, what should i do with my mixed-race dog?

Happy ! Make sure to pet your sysadmin today, and/or feed them some treats they like!

tl;dr: I'm stepping down as administrator of There's Life. I'm looking for a replacement. If I can't, you have until December 31st to find a new instance to call home.

I know I've said this before, but this time it's for real.

I was 14 when I started There's Life. I'm 18 now, and my life is going in directions that make running this instance impractical. Including the possibility of pursuing higher education.

I've enjoyed interacting with all of you and providing a comfortable nook of the Fediverse for Christians to thrive. I will never regret my part in that.

I'm looking for someone who can run this in my stead, taking over administration of the instance, its virtual machines, and its finances. Last time I handed off the instance to someone, they had their own obligations to fulfill, and management mostly reverted to me. I can't do that this time.

Here's the ultimatum: if no successful complete transfer of power happens by the end of November, There's Life will be discontinued. I will stop paying all administration fees and the server will shut down. There's Life will go offline no later than December 31st.

If you are interested in taking over, please contact me. I'm hoping to transfer everything as soon as I can. You must be committed to either running it indefinitely, or passing it along to someone else who is.

I'm also willing to educate those with some understanding of Linux servers on how to run Mastodon instances or help transfer it to a service like

There's Life members, please share your thoughts! This decision is about you. Please ask any questions you have about this, and I'll do my best to answer. I can't say everything in one post. :-)

Had to redraft because it didnʼt fit it one toot (even though told me itʼs 500 characters 🤔)

Also, iʼd be much more concerned about how it evaded their galactic/planetary scanner.

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“Captain. weʼre approaching an asteroid field.”
“Are you sure. Our star map doesnʼt show anything in this area.”
“Yes sir. Our scanners clearly show giant rocks right on our course.”
“Strange. Give me visuals.”
The shipʼs screen came to life. showing the vast blackness of space with thousands of stars. and large yellow rocks.
“These are no asteroids. cadet.”
“Indeed. captain. But how does an intact skeleton of an enormous whale got into space?”

I might have said that before, but create a federated/distributed Yo!-like app.

Hungarian politics, sarcasm, - (sports+) 

Our sword fencing team became world champion today, so letʼs build more football stadiums!

I wonder why systemd prevents suspend when a user is still logged in. I mean, you can tell it to suspend anyway using systemctl suspend -i, but whatʼs the rationale behind the extra flag?

Please refrain from bashing systemd on this thread; iʼm just curious about design decisions here.

Hey, Northern hemisphere people, take care of yourselves. Drink water. Refrain from sugary stuff as processing sugar generates heat in your body [citation needed]. Eat soups; cold ones if you can (i know a lot of soups that are terrible when cold). Close and cover your windows, with reflective material if possible. Stay safe!

If i am a company who uses a bunch of open source libraries to build my paid service on, and as a good citizen i set aside a budget that i want to donate to said libraries, is there a service that could send parts of this money to these libraries’ maintainers? Like, “i use F/LOSS projects x, y, and z; here’s $N every month, divide it equally between said projects”.

Hey admins (and probably users, too), which one do you prefer and why? Collabora vs. OnlyOffice.

What if i tell you that if you don’t go to pee every 60-80 minutes, you don’t drink enough water? Go drink some. Water, not beer. It’s good for you.

Why does every source i found say T(F°) = 20 * T(C°) * 9/5 + 32 instead of 36 * T(C°) + 32? Why is that 9/5 needed there?

Hungarian politics, - 

Govt finally raised the energy prices that were frozen at 2012 levels so energy bills will be 2-3 times higher (sometimes even more than that). They also removed a taxing method used by a lot of entrepreneurs who will have to pay much more tax from now on. They also raised the salary of policemen and soldiers.

Can you see the connection?

and last but not least


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