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Since everyone else is doing it, an toot from me too(t):

Hi! I'm clq! I live in Oslo, and work as a Software Engineer. I'm in my (just about) early 30s. I have a variety of interests, few of which I ever post about online due to a “who could possible care?”-feeling, but hey, maybe that can change.

I'll be posting mainly in English. Even though I've lived in Oslo for almost 8 years now, I've worked, and had most of my social life, in English since moving back to Norway.

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Here we go.

After struggling to decide which instance to use for a while, I decided to go for what I see as being most in the spirit of the Fediverse, and host my own personal instance. Somehow it feels like the most right, and future-proof, way to follow people from across many different instances.

It also conforms with the "everyone hosting their own data whenever possible" idea I am rather fond of.

Tine iskaffe har blitt Tine is-tre / Tine ice-coffee has been turned into Tine ice-tree.

(Sorry, it's early.)
(Well, it's not, but I feel like it's early)

Seeing Trevor Noah tonight - a show initially slated for May 2020. More excited than I thought I would be. Hopefully worth the wait!

(And some well-timed F1 before that time)

Joking aside, very enjoyable visit. I'm no proper connoisseur of art, but the exhibits overall were a nice combination of the essential Norwegian art, as well as new stuff that was interesting. I also kind of appreciate how so much of the focus was on Norwegian artists. A nice change from other museums where you can hardly tell where you are, as the exhibits are a collection of internationally renowned greatest hits. Would recommend.

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Possibly the highlight of the visit to the new national museum. Not this piece in particular of the Norwegian Royal family (though, it is fun), but the older gentleman beside me who went through great pains and a salad of words to explain to the people he was there with how the picture is unworthy, has no business being there, while at the same time being extremely clear that he likes and appreciates controversial art and of course he isn't a prude.

At some point I'll do something to prevent my mastodon instance from going down for several hours now and then because the disk is full.

But it happens juuuust rarely enough that I'm fine with cleaning the cache via terminal every now and then when it happens.

This is the upside and downside of having no users apart from myself.

I'm previewing the new national museum in Oslo. This carpet is 1000 years old, in great condition, and actually an ancient prophecy. It should be read from right to left.

"A bird related location shall enjoy great success, but will then be overpowered by an eccentric Lord, upon which its downfall shall come."

Not the kind of behaviour us tenors would usually engage in, but if Nystedt says so, and it would save the second Altos some bother...

Book recommendation: Daemon by Daniel Suarez. Great tech-based thriller which was thrilling in a very interesting way back when I read it.

Now that Elon Musk is becoming more and more of what he's becoming, thinking back on the book becomes more and more scary...

Given that it's usually one of the hardest, most annoying, things I do during the year, I wonder if I should add "completed my self-evaluation/performance review last year" to the self-evaluation/performance review I'm struggling to complete at the moment...

I just used a Pivot Table unironically for the first time. There is no recovering from this.

Send help.

Unless - perhaps the water from the fountain itself is being reused? That must be it.

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I mean, it's pretty and all, but if everyone in Oslo is being asked to save water...

Funny how much more can be achieved if goals are actually achievable.

Hmmm, thought: to avoid the "who cares" feeling of it all, if I were to want to Toot a burst about a specific topic, whether it be politics, books, F1, tech-stuff... Since I'm self-hosting anyway, maybe I could make an account per topic, boost the initial Toot, and let whoever might care follow the thread and/or account.

I really don't care about tooting into a vaccum: and it might be fun to have somewhere to write geeky stuff on various topics without feeling like I was bothering anyone.

Since everyone else is doing it, an toot from me too(t):

Hi! I'm clq! I live in Oslo, and work as a Software Engineer. I'm in my (just about) early 30s. I have a variety of interests, few of which I ever post about online due to a “who could possible care?”-feeling, but hey, maybe that can change.

I'll be posting mainly in English. Even though I've lived in Oslo for almost 8 years now, I've worked, and had most of my social life, in English since moving back to Norway.

Sure, DAU and MAU might be easy to quantify, but the real test of the Fediverse will be the quality of the Eurovision-tweets.

Current plan: setting up a personal BirdsiteLive instance, follow a Fediverseic Toot Tonne of accounts I currently follow through lists in the other place, and start going crazy with lists here. And see what happens.

If all goes well, I'll have no reason to open that other place any more. I'm a very lurky user...

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Relatable and relevant for everyone, but regarding (soon-to-be-trending, I'm sure):

When NRK writes "Det er derimot ikke penger til ny Majorstua stasjon", does that mean "no money allocated right now, but it might be built with money to be allocated later", or does it mean that the entirety of Fornebubanen will be done without a new Masjorsten stasjon being included?

...this would be solved quite easily of Home and lists were different filter-contexts, but at the moment they're grouped together. I'd love to be able to filter only on home, not in lists.

Public lists would be harder to hack together. I imagine a potential solution could be an opml-like "package" of users that you could import... maybe even subscribe to... as a list.

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