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I'm hosting "Learn command line for complete beginners" this Tuesday (20th September) from 6:30pm in on Kent Road.

We'll be playing a game called Bandit from - Level 0 is how to connect to a server using PuTTY/ssh, then for level 1 the password is in a readme file, level 2 the password is in a hidden file and so on. Teaching new concepts along the way. It's a lot of fun - if you're into that sort of thing.

We need to agree on a better way to do this at the end of presentations. Even a QR code would be a step up.

Should be at for 6:15pm if anybody wants to join us for drinks. Seeing an improvised Harry Potter show - 'Spontaneous Potter' in at 8pm

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Interesting 'guided conversation' tonight by @neil . Didn't realise Mastodon was one app using an underlying protocol. Much more to this than I thought!

Giving a talk (or more of a 'guided conversation' 🤓 ) tomorrow night (Tue) in from 6:30pm: "Open source social media: ActivityPub and Mastodon - a gentle introduction"

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While these may become a robotics project in the future, right now they’re toys! Who wants to race? 🤗

Two events combined into one this evening - Setting up an Ubuntu web server from scratch & Web programming from scratch in from 6:30pm
It's going to be geektastic! 😂

Talk on Chernobyl, Fukushima and Nuclear Energy tonight hosted by The Glasgow
7:15pm, on Waterloo Street.

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My dream for Mastodon is for it to be a viable choice as a publishing platform for any creator. In other words, for people to not feel like they're locked in to Twitter or Instagram if they want to be professionally successful.

I’m first to arrive for a change! It’s a little creepy to be alone down here 🥺

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Trying to install Firefox on an old Windows XP touchscreen till.. just realised is no more 😞

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