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Just, you know, for keeping track... (as of 2019)

I've got three grandchildren:

Eliza - 8 years old
Esmé - 6 years old
Rupert - 4 years old

And four great-nieces:

Jessica - 11 years old
Annabel - 8 years old
Elena - 5 years old
Madison - 1 year old

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My rules regarding on :

I have never, and will never post photos of any children on any form of social media, with one obvious exception!

See my avatar? That's me when I was much younger, and had slightly more hair.

That image, of _me_, is the only exception to my rules!

So when I talk about my grandchildren and great-nieces you're just going to have to use your imagination since no pictures, of them, will be forthcoming!:*

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Calling all #Fediverse admins of instances in the #EU. The #CopyrightDirective is coming, we need to show the MEPs how massively the EU Internets will be affected.

We are preparing a list of all EU-based #Pleroma, #Mastodon, #GNUSocial, #Peertube, #Funkwhale, and any other instances.

Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.

Please help. This is important.

Sorry, did I say, 'love'.

Think I meant, 'HATE'.

Where is my brain... (;*

What I love about taking a look at someone else's laptop...

Finding that they've not kept it up to date, with Feature Updates.

Think I've finally managed to get the damn thing to update to the latest update, rather than having to go through the several versions in between what it is now, and the latest.

But I'm sure something will fall over...

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Guess what? (Please boost🔄)
I'm opening commissions! =)

Check the link for more info or to put in a request!

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The initials are almost as satisfying too (;*

Any chance of an additional word starting with 'D'.

You know FKD?;*

I'll have to remember the hashtag next time I have fun with breaking. So much more satisfying a hashtag than its English version (:*

I suppose that, technically, they're reportable too.

It's funny (peculiar) how when you go to check the account that you just blocked in your list of blocked users when you realise that blocking an account ages ago was probably a great idea given what their current avatar is. Terribly glad I no longer see -that- in the global timeline, I value my eyesight!;*

Now that's a first, a spam message from a random account.

Reflex block.
Perhaps I should change my reflex to report.

Any thoughts?;*

The General and Municipal Boiler Fitters finished up around four o'clock yesterday afternoon, and I managed to watch all three extended films before 'er indoors arrived back from her sister's. They did a pretty good job, so even though I've gone with the subtle Union joke, they weren't that bad (;*

NB. This is the who moaned about us to the council when 'er indoors decided to trim down her front hedge, making out that the back garden was an eyesore and needed sorting.

Council came out, took one look and said there was nothing wrong with the back garden. They've not complained since!:*

Really hope next door are enjoying the fact that we didn't bother to tell them about all the noise that would be happening today. Just like they didn't bother to tell us about all the banging that went on in theirs when they started re-arranging walls with a sledge hammer, and drills.

That's what are for (;*

Currently the house is a little noisy...

Got the council in, well contractors in, replacing the boiler, and fitting a new radiator. Looks like they'll be here all day. 'er indoors has gone visiting with her sister since she gets anxious and wouldn't stand the noise. Oh, and she'd be pestering the contractors every 5 seconds, making them take even longer over the job.

So I'm on my own, enjoying the 'peace and quiet' (;*

Turns out some other stuff needed fixing too, but all done now. So I can get back to reading with centered chapter headings and epigraphs.


Hence, I'm now having to go through and make sure all the incorrectly designated 'openers' are changed to 'epigraphs'.

In case you were wondering, each chapter in the starts with an epigraph, usually a bit of poetry or some lyrics, with a source. So that is the 'chapterEpigraphText', or should be. Then the next paragraph is the actual 'chapterOpenerText'. Only whoever created the epub, forgot that was how it had been structured, and got lazy and defined the 'epigraphs' as 'openers'. Which is fine unless you happen to want the 'epigraphs' to be centred and the 'openers' to be justified!:*

The thing I hate... No, one of the things I hate about sorting out so that they look the way I want them is when the author or publisher creates a load of logical CSS selectors, with sensible names and everything, but then fails to use them in the correct places in the epub.

Case in point, someone kindly created a 'chapterEpigraphText' class and a 'chapterOpenerText' class in this epub, and then inconsistently used them, so I have to go through and correct their mistakes!:*

Caught season two, episode two of last night. Really think I'm going to have to re-read the book, yet again (:*

Re-fixed my toy app. Realised I hadn't quite got it the first time. So now it gracefully handles colons in filenames, and allows me to check a whole directory of files in one go again, even if some of the filenames contain colons, whereas before it would fall over quite badly (;*

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