Paul Sutton

Mastodon

Embedding Mastodon posts

Just found this on Mastodon, so sharing and this is also an excuse to try it out.

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Climate change threatens European forests

Interesting article posted to the Fediverse by the Science Daily bot.

So trees are essential for several things including CO2 reduction, so we are chopping down trees and also pumping more CO2 in to the atmosphere, which is causing climate change, which in turn is also causing trees to die.

One way to sow the seeds of our own destruction. Once Humans are gone, I think the Earth will recover, probably quite quickly.

We have seen evidence of how wildlife takes back control, during the first lock down in March –> May 2020, with no cars or people around, villages had animals take over. See BBC news link below.

Well worth reading the article, for a picture of what is happening.

Citation information:

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. “Climate change threatens European forests: Well over half of Europe's forests are potentially at risk from windthrow, forest fire and insect attacks.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 1 March 2021. .

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FOSS And Crafts Podcast

If you enjoy the LibreLounge podcast [2], Christopher Lemmer Webber [6] appears to have left this, and started up a new podcast called FOSS AND Crafts [3]. This is a “A podcast about free software, free culture, and making things together”

This is something that is worth checking out, as with LibreLounge you can subscribe to the podcast and also download on .ogg [5] and .mp3 file formats.

I wrote a post in December on how to subscribe to LibreLounge using vlc [7] so the procedure is the same.

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1 Free Software Foundation 2 LibreLounge 3 FOSS AND Crafts 4 Mastodon 5 FSF Ogg vorbis page 6 Christopher Lemmer Webber 7 Subscribe how_to

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#YearOfTheFediverse,#Podcast,#vlc.#Subscription,#rss, #Media,#help,#support,#FOSSandCrafts,#Mastodon,#ogg, #mp3

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Libretranslate

Libretranslate is a an open source translation API which can be self-hosted.

Thank you to Gray for posting this.

https://www.apertium.org/index.eng.html?dir=eng-epo#translation

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Mastodon Cheat Sheet

Mastodon can be controlled using the keyboard

Key(s) Function
r to reply
m to mention author
p to open author's profile
f to favourite
b to boost
enter, o to open toot
e to open media
x to show/hide text behind CW
h to show/hide media
up, k to move up in the list
down, j to move down in the list
1-9 to focus a toot in one of the columns
n to focus the compose textarea
alt+n to start a brand new toot
alt+x to show/hide CW field
backspace to navigate back
s to focus search
esc to un-focus compose textarea/search
g+h to open home timeline
g+n to open notifications column
g+l to open local timeline
g+t to open federated timeline
g+d to open direct messages column
g+s to open “get started” column
g+f to open favourites list
g+p to open pinned toots list
g+u to open your profile
g+b to open blocked users list
g+m to open muted users list
g+r to open follow requests list
? to display this legend

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20.04.2 LTS

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Lubuntu 20.04.2, has been relesed, this is the lastest of the LTS (Long Term Support) updates for the system. You can find more info on the blog page.

Lubuntu is a derivative of the Ubuntu Operating system which in turn is built on Debian. Links in the list below.

Lubuntu is great for both low and high specification systems, and can help bring new life to old hardware, which given the number of people without devices could be a really effective way to help bridge the digital divide.

Organizations such as the good thing foundation help to build digital skills, sadly this does not cover fully free and open source software, let alone decentralized social media networks such as Mastodon.

There is no reason why LibreOffice can't be taught and promoted along side MS Office.

The more people to ASK for support with things like Lubuntu etc they will hopefully eventually provide the choice and associated support for alternatives.

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Ansi Weather 2

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Further to my previous post on ansi weather

I wrote this, which asks for your location, and displays the weather.

echo "where do you live ?"
read location
ansiweather -l $location

In my previous post I was trying to use sed to clean up the output, this isn't needed as the -a option removes the colour coding from the output

ansiweather -a false -l Plymouth, UK >> weatherinfo.txt

Produces

Weather in Plymouth => -10 °C – Wind => 1.72 m/s NNW – Humidity => 62 % – Pressure => 1028 hPa

Which is far better.

so our new shell script is

1 #send weather info to Mastodon
  2 # current date
  3 date > weatherinfo.txt
  4 # current weather
  5 # use -a false to remove colour from output, set location, output to a file
  6 ansiweather -a false -l Plymouth, UK >> weatherinfo.txt
  7 # output to console too
  8 ansiweather -a false -l Plymouth, UK
  9 #send to Mastodon
 10 toot post < weatherinfo.txt
 11 # done
 12 echo done

So the final output to Mastodon is

Final Output

There are more options in the READ.me file

Thank you to Noisytoot for helping with this.

If you now combine the 2nd script with the one I have at the top of this page you should be able to input your location, then get the local weather.

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