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get off my lawn

I am listening to a podcast (identity irrelevant) which is a discussion around the political themes in a particular piece of art (a feature film in this case). The participants are all 20-something USofAmericans. I have got 25 minutes and they have yet to complete a sentence without wandering off into "like", "ya know", "sort of" diversions and never making it back to the original point. Absolutely infuriating to listen to.
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AirBNB isn't easy all the time

@els Mussols  That moment when you're waiting in the square at a prearranged time for guests and they say they're going to be two hours late.
olive harvesting

At the end of the day @els Mussols is an olive finca. Harvesting time is coming and we are looking for folks to come and help.

We need help for the last week of October and the first two weeks of November. It's hard but fun work. We provide (free) accommodation and we eat communally.

Anyone up for an unusual holiday?

Ask questions...
Where is that? I would like to but I am here crossing the Atlantic ocean in Colombia :P
Catalunya (or Spain if you prefer).
i'd love to, but i have to be in cabo and then jamaica that time period.. next year though i will do it if you still need help.
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listen to it

Latest in what is becoming a semi-regular series: "Episodes of Revolutionary Left Radio that are really good".

So from the excellent Revolutionary Left Radio, an interview with a comrade from the Working Class History collective.

Especially good on the Republican's shafting of the revolution (yes I'm looking at you Communist Party, Socialist Party and Catalan Nationalists).

The Spanish Civil War
shownotes: Spanish Civil War
mp3 download

#revolutionaryleftradio #workingclasshistory
I've also plugged this podcast in another place and someone followed the merchandise link. I very rarely do the "I want one" thing but, but seriously, how could I not:

Make Catalonia Anarchist Again cap

What's to dislike Whistlewright?
I must have fat fingered while clicking links and looking around. Sorry. I will probably be listening to the Spanish Civil War one in a day or two. There is also one on there about a mutiny during Vietnam which caught my eye
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because Europe is stressing about the weather

!music !Music  The question on everyone's lips is:

Sultans of ping F.C Wheres me Jumper
by Threeothree33 on YouTube

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:guitar Irish punk?
trust me, I'm a multinational...

India Mortgaged? Forced-Fed Illness and the Neoliberal Food Regime

Like many countries, India’s food system was essentially clean just a generation or two ago but is now being comprehensively contaminated with sugar, bad fats, synthetic additives, GMOs and pesticides under the country’s neoliberal ‘great leap forward’. The result has been a surge in obesity, diabetes and cancer incidence, while there has been no let-up in the under-nutrition of those too poor to join in the over-consumption.

Not much to disagree with in this article.

  last edited: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:44:24 +0200  
Follow up article: India: The State of Independence.

Update Also very good.
loading times

 Xerta last edited: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 20:56:04 +0200  
One member at is reporting painfully slow initial page loading times. Are others seeing this?
There were some issues over the weekend with an alert showing up when I logged in but I see you updated recently and that seemed to fix that. As far as the slow issue, I can't answer honestly as my paranoia has kicked in again and I sign through tor and tor is the paradigm for slow. Having said that, it didn't seem any slower to me today.
It seems there are some improvements that could be made to the nginx config. I will be battering at the Support channel door tomorrow when I've managed to have a trawl through the config.

cow pat bustin'

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H;mmm quería yo escribir a este chico, pero al pinchar en su nombre me dice "requested channel not available", antes y después de authentica as remote user.
Anyway: será casualidad, tu nombre era el de uno de los personajes de Desperate Housewives, que me encantó hasta el punto de conseguir verlo otra vez con mi chico. El tal Carlos era mala gente sobre todo al principio, creo que fue uno de los personajes más memorables, con escenas muy graciosas, otras muy bonitas. Saludos :)
overused clichés

Today's two are:

  • "I didn't know whether to laugh or cry"
  • "I was speechless."

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: In Trump's Universe Everybody Loves Space Force
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Test from AndHub

 Xerta last edited: Mon, 02 Jul 2018 22:13:28 +0200  
First post from AndHub...
the Hubzilla Matrix room wrote:
The repo doesn't work as it should. For the latest build you better check this nextcloud link

We are working on an other repo.
It appears it is now called Nomad, isn't it?
It would seem that that is the will of the people.

 Xerta last edited: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:11:53 +0200  
Rob Cordemans is the best pitcher I have ever seen live. I went round Amsterdam's stadium that evening and just watched from behind home plate, and both 1st and 3rd baselines. I was so engrossed my scorecard is a complete mess.

Mister BaseballMister Baseball wrote the following post Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:30:57 +0200
Rob Cordemans sets new Strikeout All-Time Record in Netherlands
Veteran right-hander Rob Cordemans set a new all-time strikeout record in the Dutch Hoofdklasse this past weekend. With eight strikeouts against DSS he reached 1,949 for his career, passing Bart Volkerijk (1,948) in first place. In 2012 Cordemans already had passed Volkerijk to become the wins leader in Netherlands baseball. Right now he stands at […]
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what goes around comes around

 Xerta last edited: Mon, 11 Jun 2018 21:51:54 +0200  
Probably time to give Canadian Bacon a rewatch.
months between tunes

@Music+ Just realized, sorry, won't happen again. An oldie that I'm sure I've posted before but, people, dig the Hammond...

The Turtles - Buzzsaw
by WhoStoleMyJacket on YouTube

#theturtles #hammond
Leslie 122 (dual speed).  A "Bozz-Tone" (fuzzbox) on the bass guitar. So 1968.

I'm curious about the pitch change on the bass. There was a 6-string bass with a whammy bar (Vista-Sonic) in 1962 but it was even rarer than the original Les Paul Flying V guitar. The Turtles may have had one, but I'm guessing he just used the "poor man's whammy bar" technique and bent the neck until the pitch dropped. You could also detune using the tuners but in this tune it returned too quickly to the correct pitch. Hard to say for certain. Jim Pons (the bass player) has been seen with several different instruments so he could've been a collector; but based on his later work with Frank Zappa I'd say his style was certainly innovative and it was probably the poor man technique.
something to do in between the Giro and the Tour that isn't the World Cup

 Xerta last edited: Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:12:46 +0200  
It feels good that the Major Leagues are tangential (but still interesting) to my baseball interests these days. Also cycling.

Mister BaseballMister Baseball wrote the following post Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:22:06 +0200
European Champions Cup 2018 starts on Wednesday in Rotterdam
The 2018 European Champions Cup will start on Wednesday in Rotterdam with the final scheduled for Sunday. Curacao Neptunus and its Family Stadium – home of the World Port Tournament – will be the hosts of the top event in European club baseball. One game each day will also be played in Capelle Ijssel, home […]
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