There's a guy called Karl Bushby who started walking from the southernmost point of Chile towards Hull, England in 1998. He's still going! And should finish next year πŸ‘£

He crossed from North America to Russia over the Bering Strait when it was frozen in winterβ€”after being sent back by the Russian authorities multiple times. The only part he'll have to swim is across the English Channel 🏊

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Bus

onthegosolo.com/where-is-karl-

Oh my god, why did I not know about 'talk' pages before now?

You can switch to the talk page of an article by selecting the 'talk' tab at the top left of an article. They are like a mini-forum for the main article.

Beneath those smooth, neutral-sounding articles is a sea of emotional back-and-forth. Some of it is comedy gold: here's someone calling everyone else 'digital maoists' because their edited was rejected due to insufficient referencing! 🀣

Heard of ?

The people of this small island managed to fight off mine owners and the Papua New Guinean army for years, initially with stick weapons before capturing modern weaponry... Watch the Coconut Revolution! ✊ πŸ₯₯ ✊

They had an independence referendum in 2019β€”which was almost unanimous for independence bougainville-referendum.org/

As this nascant nation forms, already the vultures are circling for the islands $84Bn of Copper and Gold reserves... 😰

abc.net.au/news/2019-12-14/bou

Repaired headphone jack: cast into a piece of PVC pipe with some epoxy. Not very green, but better than getting a new set!

I made a solar calendar for the Northern hemisphere 🌞 Feedback wanted!

For a while now I've been trying to better celebrate the natural rhythms of the earth. The calendars I found were too esoteric for my taste, so I made this one :)

gitlab.com/DougInAMug/octosol/

I just found out you can make a selection in starting *on top of an object* by holding down shift while you do so.

Would have saved hours knowing that earlier... I should really go through the tutorials at some point inkscape.org/learn/tutorials/

@jasper Hey, looks like something isn't parsing quite right on your site... apostrophes turning into something else.

Did anyone watch 'The Tragedy of Man?'

It's an epic, animated Hungarian film which was released in 2011 after 23 years of production!

"The narrative is set in several different eras, spanning from the Biblical creation to 50,000 BC and from there to a distant future ahead of our time, and follows Adam, Eve, and Lucifer as they explore humanity and the meaning of life."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trag

Perhaps @nina ?

I just found a nice calculator for different timezones. It's the easiest way to find out the times of the solstices, equinoxes and cross-quarter days that I've come across so far!

wheeloftheyear.soundragon.su

Nice work @zlax

Finally got round to making an inventory of my books with @inventaire πŸ˜ƒ

Very nice being able to scan ISBNs from my phone and get all the book data automatically fetched πŸ™‡

So here are mine: inventaire.io/inventory/dougin

Touching empty files: a reassuring way to test your is working.

I don't want to freak anyone out, but with the recent dry years in Europe, it might really be worth learning a bit about β˜€οΈ

Hydroponic agriculture uses less than 10% of the water required for the same crop grown with land irrigation! πŸ’§

Can be as simple as having a plant dangle in a bottle of water. We're trying to make upcycled version that this startup is selling bottlecrop.com/

If you have tips, please share :)

Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS out now πŸ˜ƒ

Will do a backup tomorrow then a fresh install. LAN part in the evening if successful πŸ˜‰

Ha haaa! I was looking for a video on / welding before I give it a shot... found a good one from a cocky, skilled US-american.

youtube.com/watch?v=TwCxsMOoah

But there's a frog in the quenching water! 🐸 After the second quench, he tenderly rescues the frog assuring viewers the water was only "like warm bath water" πŸ˜†

teeth, nomenclature, terrible standard 

My friends housemate has this beautiful retro bus.

Today I found out that he'd almost entirely rebuilt it, becoming a professional welder on the way.

Photoblog from 2015: schmieddertraeume.blogspot.com (DE)

Damn it 😠 Chrome and Firefox handle the printing of very differently...

We can't kill word until we've got web printing figured out.

We got given a big bag o' wheat by some friends of ours, grown originally by an organic collective near Berlin.

On boiling a bunch of it, we saw some grain which looked worryingly like Ergot.

On closer inspection, I reckon it's Wild Buckwheat ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/WEEDS/wild_b because they're triangular.

Picture: wheat on right, oat (?) in middle and wild buckwhear (?) on left.

ID guesses/tips welcome.

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