dubbo (n., chiefly SE Aus) a thin layer of orange dust. “We got a bit of dubbo on the ground after yesterday’s rain.”

As 2019 draws to a close, here is my customary list of Records Of The Year:


@futzle it doesn’t open iff you can pronounce Hoechst properly? (Why do I still remember that ad?!)

if apps collected personal data to "improve their service", services would be good by now

@acb that book “A City Lost and Found” about Whelan the Wrecker was a good read.

@kensanata could you think of it a different way? If you learn to take pictures the way you want (either the “right” composition and/or exposure) you could take fewer photos to start with, too. Life’s short. I also prefer taking photos to fiddling with them!

@liamvhogan My dad used to work for the lands department in HK back in the 80's I remember looking at some of the survey photos they took with the old magnifying glass and thinking wow.

Interesting piece on the
Stereolab Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements/Mars Audiac Quintet rereleases and the rich confluence of currents at this point in history that they (and the bonus tracks/demos) reveal:


as I cycled home yesterday afternoon, two guys raced around a corner in a tiny car, singing along to Together in Electric Dreams.

Show more

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!