Mentioned to Sam (13) that I'm going out. Told him I got an email inviting me to a party.

Him: "You got an *email* for a birthday!? Wow! You're so old!"
Me: "Uh okay"
Him: "Nobody uses email. It's just for resetting passwords for online accounts. Use WhatsApp or text, old man!"

Nipples! Just arrived in the post. A Christmas present for each of my ThinkPads. πŸŽ„πŸ’»

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Looking to design your own city and prove you know better than local town planners? Micropolis is the original city simulation game πŸŒƒ πŸŒ† πŸŒ‡

snap install micropolis

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41 years ago today, Acorn Computers Ltd was formed. Re-live the fun of their greatest creation, the BBC Micro on with "b2" - an authentic and feature-packed emulator!

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Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app for . It syncs your notes securely across all your devices, including your Android devices, Windows, iOS, and the Web.

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Black Friday Special Offer! πŸ€‘ Exclusive **Free** Download of the Desktop & Server operating system! 😘 Share it with your colleagues, family, friends and pets! 😺

I'm doing a live stream in about 10 mins about Focal Fossa. Grab a beverage and some questions and we'll have a noodle around in the development release that will become 20.04 LTS.

Pro-tip! Don't eject your laptop from the docking station while running... when the boot disk is *in* the docking station. I thought the disk had failed when it went "read-only" and the desktop crashed. Nope, disk didn't fail, it literally disappeared! :D Whoopsie.

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Glimpse, the fork of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is now available in the Snap Store for . The editor is in the 'edge' channel, indicating it might not be stable for daily use yet. Give it a spin!

snap install glimpse-editor --edge

Friday is User Error day! This week:
βœ… - Better Art
βœ… - FOSS == Veganism?
βœ… - TV ownership
βœ… - Coffee construction
βœ… - Disk Hoarding (again)
βœ… - Forgiveness
With Daniel, Joe and me wiggling my tongue left and right

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We've published a super-simple cut-out-and-keep guide to the ways developers can run to build snaps. We also highlighted new methods which are in-development. Worth bookmarking, if you're building snaps!

I started using back in 2005. The community around the project was a key factor for me. I've used it ever since and even got hired at Canonical back in 2011. So many people worked to build Ubuntu into what it is today. Thank you all, it's been a wild ride so far!

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Bombs! Land mines! Sticky bombs! Boxing gloves! Ice bombs! TNT!
BombSquad is a lively 8-player party game. Blow up your friends in mini-games ranging from capture-the-flag to hockey. πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£

snap install bombsquad

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There’s a full moon πŸŒ• tomorrow! Watch out for Werewolves! 15.10 went End Of Life over 40 full moons ago! Time to upgrade or reinstall those Wily systems! Learn how, here:

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BeeBEEP is a secure, free, open source office messenger and file sharing app for . Instantly connect with others on your network. Encrypted messages are delivered directly, no servers involved.

snap install beebeep

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Did you know πŸ’‘ that you can run 🐧 packages πŸ“¦ in on ? I've done a lot of hard work πŸ‘·β€β™€οΈ enabling support. I've been documenting ✍ on the Forum at I want to make this easier via a click-n-go system πŸ”œ

I say this while sat in my car, in a car park, waiting for one of the child units to complete training. Tethering to my cellphone, ssh'ed back to home, running jobs on a machine back there saves my battery here, and gets stuff done there. Double whammy :)

ssh is probably the most underrated tool I use every day. The capability for me to sit basically anywhere on the planet with an internet connection and remotely get stuff done over a secure connection is a boon. I don't think any other tool comes close to the usefulness of ssh.

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