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A farmer in #Thetford (on the Norfolk/Suffolk border area) is giving away a large quantity of #onions because some were affected by the heatwave and they cannot be stored with the others due to risk of spreading a disease (but there are many good onions which are perfectly safe for humans to eat). You can just travel there with a bag (where I live, the distance and the cost of petrol makes this less appealing, but it might be of interest to others in the area) 🧅

I gotta go to bed, but please enjoy these discs i lightscribed as a flirt

cw: uhhh sepia-toned partially visible robogore

rant; home Internet routers 

dnsmasq does DNS, DHCP, and is generally speaking an almost complete solution for a "router" providing access to many machines in a local area network. By default, it automatically maintains a local DNS populated with the hostnames of DHCP clients.

It was first released in 2001. Twenty one years ago. It is solid, reliable, highly regarded free software.

In 2022, I don't know of any commercial "home routers" that use it. Instead, they just suck.

"Excuse me, is the charger free?"
"I'm afraid I am still using it," the robot said. "I apologise."
The man sat down. "Don't worry, my legs can wait."
"For some reason, it seems to take me longer to recharge."
"Happens to us all. No need to apologise. We are worth waiting for."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

soft. ware.

basically hacker news went down yesterday and in this screenshot someone chimes in talking about it saying that they had a batch of SSDs manufactured by SanDisk all get bricked after exactly 40,000 hours (4.5 years) uptime because it overflowed an internal counter and corrupted the SSD's internal state.

someone from hackernews replies and says that the SSDs HN was hosted on were in fact SanDisk Optimus Lightning IIs and almost exactly 4.5 years old.

never trust a firmware

Can we pretend that airplanes in the might guy are like shootin' stars
I could really use some youth right now, youth right now, youth right now

The ticket inspectors were on the train this morning and I'm absolutely certain the dude who came to me only pretended to scan the pass on my phone. No notification or anything at my end, but the dude nodded.

I wonder if they can't actually read them but don't want to say.

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