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It has occurred to me that to become an expert on something, all you really have to do is live with it.

People at work sometimes ask me how I have so many random tips on tiny edge cases of this or that. It's because I use this stuff every day. I don't go home to Windows or Mac. I live and work on Linux, using open source tools. You get really familiar with these things after 365*N days of use.


A kid at Fenway park
Wearing his very own glove.
Foul ball and he's a shark.
Baseball, summer's love.

Inspired by today's game.

the world and a cup
teams and fans around the globe
summer of eighteen

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I might point out that there are a lot of creatives in the fediverse that don't draw. Performers of various types, musicians, writers, etc...

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Sharp scissors cut deep
into the tape.
Fat fingers find
a narrow escape.
The box arrived,
or so it seems,
with broken edges;
not broken dreams.

#smallpoems response remix

Criss-cross, connect and attach.
Make links between bits that match.
If there's an itch, have a more general scratch.
Out of just one thing, generate a whole batch.

Make a link,
Not a stink.
Deeply drink!


[with object]
1 usually as adjective uplifted Lift (something) up; raise.
1.1 Scottish Pick up or take away.
adjective uplifted Elevate (someone) morally or spiritually.
1 An act of uplifting something.
2 A morally or spiritually elevating influence.


When possible, the Word of the Day is intended to uplift people and not to depress.

Sunday Sillies -Wicked Wonderful Wordies -

Idioms or common phrases (American/English) are represented by the position, shape or arrangement of words in or around a square.

Can you figure out this week's wordie? It would be wicked wonderful if you can.

Please use CW to submit your answers, thanks. Give everybody the chance to guess.

Hint: Part of my breakfast

TIL: There are a whole bunch of symbols for how garments should be cleaned.

I don't like them much. Naturally, I had to reproduce a label using some of them... for the "filthy" rich.

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"His whole life changed before his eyes."

My twisted brain rewrites...

"His whole life changed after his eyes."

...and wondered how that might work.


Thanks for the connection.

Are the other "kobold" accounts related?

Will this account be where you focus on GNU/Linux, etc.?

I note you prefer to upgrade with apt than live with Windows10. Of course, I approve.

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In science fiction, we imagine radio contact from a distant star.

Our own radio broadcasts started around 1900. Today we are transitioning to Internet delivery of the "radio" electromagnetic signal.

In the scope of time, what is a century+ of broadcast?

Would we notice such a blip?

Word of the Day


1 (of an object) easily broken or damaged.
1.1 Easily destroyed or threatened.
1.2 (of a person) not strong or sturdy; delicate and vulnerable.

from Latin fragilis, from frangere ‘to break’. The sense ‘liable to break’ dates from the mid 16th century.


Tom's fragile ego kept him from accepting life's most interesting challenges.

[At least once, fragile has been misinterpreted as an Italian word.]


The box is clearly marked,
But the corner's badly barked.
What will I find inside,
Someone's broken dreams?



It's morning here.
I trust your latest night gave you sufficient rest.

Lets try to brighten the timelines again today!