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A round of applause is due to @davey for building a good looking website and supporting Welsh!

usedandloved.com/cy-GB/items/w

We need more of this guys and gals, lets make cwm silicon happen.

Rhif 31 allan o 52. Mwy na hanner ffordd trwy'r flwyddyn. Y thema wythnos 'ma oedd "wy". Dw i'n licio'r wyau sy'n cael eu gwerthu yn Eurospar. Maen nhw'n wyau maes lleol. / Number 31 out of 52. More than halfway through the year. The theme this week was "egg". I like the eggs sold at Eurospar. They are local free range eggs.

I guess the only good thing about barely sleeping for the past few weeks is I'll be used to the time change. See you soon Portugal!

cy: Mae hi wedi bod yn wythnos hir. Ond, dyma sydd gen i i'w ddangos.

en: It's been a long week. But, this is what I have to show.

After a lucky Friday deployment, we have mostly complete category templates with some bi-lingual content 🎉

usedandloved.com/cy-GB/items/w

usedandloved.com/items/womens-

We're crowdfunding, please boost for visibility. 🙏

Have a good weekend folks ✌️

Sad today, really wish I could have gone to The Eisteddfod. No time 🙄

Dim amser, mor drist iawn
No time, so very sad
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(Not sure if that's correct but drinking wine!)

@davidoclubb
I am feeling encouraged now David. I actually read all the info about Manjaro Linux and don't feel so nervous about giving it a try.
Looks like I need an old computer but not too old as it needs 64bit
I looked at all the images and understood a bit more than I expected to.
Would it be best to find a local person with specific experience with Linux to install it? 🤔
I have spoken to a couple of people a few years ago who did not understand what my problem is with Microsoft! 🙄

@3goodthings

1. The kids ate their carrots and cucumber when I "sliced them thin just like ninjas do".
2. I discovered , it's an unexpected pick me up :)
3. It's nearly Friday, so i can go ahead and push a big website update to production.

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Lo-Fi Beats, Coffee and some CBD... that's my evening, not sure what else I should do?

Heddiw es i allan i'r ardd i dynnu mwyar. Mae 'na lawer o fieri yn ein gardd gefn, ond o leia’ mi fedra i wneud pasteiod efo'r ffrwyth. / Today I went out to the garden to pick berries. There are a lot of brambles in our back garden, but at least I can make pies with the fruit.

Gair y Dydd: cynghanedd geiriadur.ac.uk/gpc/gpc.html?c. Mae 'na weithdai cynghanedd bob bore am 10 ar Lwyfan y Llannerch ar faes yr Eisteddfod – rhowch gynnig ar gynganeddu, a phwy a ŵyr?

Word of the Day: cynghanedd ‘a system of consonance or alliteration in a line of poetry in strict metre and internal rhyming’: geiriadur.ac.uk/gpc/gpc.html?c. There are cynghanedd workshops every morning at 10 on 'Llwyfan y Llannerch' on the Eisteddfod field.

@vtel57@diasp.org:

What's the strangest thing you've ever found in a book?


Here's my story...

About 20 years ago or so, I was at a Salvation Army auction one morning. They were selling of tons (literally) of junk they'd had donated to them over the last few years or so; stuff that wasn't easily sold in their actual stores. A lot of it was good stuff, too.

One thing that immediately caught my eye was a pallet (6' high, 4' wide X 4' wide) of nothing but boxed up hardcover books. I looked through some of the books in the top boxes and realized that there were some very old, and often valuable, books in this boxes. I decided I'd bid on it a bit and see where it goes.

The auctioneer kept bringing up lot after lot, but not the pallet of books. I was getting impatient by the time the morning wore on. Finally, when he'd pretty much sold everything that was in the yard back there that morning, he brought up the pallet of books. There was only a small crowd of folks left by then (about 20 or so). He described the contents of the pallet briefly by saying, "Here you go, folks... a bunch of books".

He looked around at the faces in the crowd and said, "I'm opening the bidding at one dollar." I about shit myself. I bid the $1 immediately to get things rolling. Well, after I bid, he looked around and said, "Once, twice, sold that man there for $1." I just laughed... and wondered how the Hell I was going to get this pallet home and what I was going to do with all those books.

When I asked the auctioneer afterwards why he'd let it go so cheaply, he said, "Did you see anyone trampling you to get in a bid?" I said no, I didn't. His reply, with a smirk on his face, was, "Gotta' know your audience in this job."

Well, needless to say, I got the books home and spent a few years going through them and selling some, giving some away, etc. However, that's not the point of this story. The point was finding things in books. So, with that in mind...

There were quite a few books in this collection that had the name of a fellow in them. His name was Charles Lounsbury. He was evidently a well-educated man; many of his books were text books from Cornell University. Anyway, whilst thumbing through one of them one day, a small business card fell out into my lap. It was a dentist's appointment card for Mr. Lounsbury. It also had his address and phone number on it.

Just for grins and giggles, I called the number on the card. An older-sounding man answered on the first ring. I said "Hello" and gave my name. I then asked the fellow if he was Charles Lounsbury. He said he was indeed. I told him about all the books I'd bought and how I had found this dentist appointment card in one of them. He was BLOWN AWAY immediately upon hearing about the books.

He told me that his sister had possession of his personal library at the time of her death, but he had not spoken with her in many years. When she died, it seems that someone cleaning out her house had donated all her possessions, including Charles' books, to the Salvation Army. Mr Lounsbury was very interested in possibly seeing his books again. He was wanting to leave some of them to his grandchildren upon his demise.

I made a date for him to drive from Sarasota, FL up to my home in Tampa and take whichever of his books he wanted back. The following Saturday he showed up. He was absolutely amazed to find all his books in the middle of my living room (huge stack of books, here's a sampling):



Anyway, he picked out 10 of 15 of his prized books and asked if he could take them. I, of course, said yes... for sure. After that we sat and had some coffee and he told me his life story. It was a wonderful afternoon! Charles and I became pretty good friends after that for about 10 or so years, until his death at age 88.

It's amazing, sometimes, the things you find in books. :)

*This posting previously published on my blog:

Nocturnal Slacker v2.0 | Letters to the void…

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Fi a Jess wedi cyfarfod Mari a @davidoclubb ( o @afallen ) heddiw am sgwrs am cylchgar.cymru

Jess and I met Mari & Dave for a coffee to talk about cylchgar

It's a bi-lingual circular economy website for Carmarthenshire County

With:
- an open source map of resources
- a search powered by Used and Loved

Next steps include research around user needs and colaboration with the county's eto initiative.
And product categorisation on the search results page.

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This is a peacock fly. This one is raising it's wings, like a peacock does it's tail. Personally, I like that the spots and coloration continue on both the wings and body of the insect.

#peacockfly #flies #insects #bugs #nature #wildlife #entomology #macro #ultramacro #venusoptics #ramble #centralpark #nycparks #canonphotography #luminarneo

Azu, who only took up sprinting five years ago, faces tough competition from a strong Jamaican contingent and 2018 champion Akani Simbine from South Africa nation.cymru/sport/welsh-flyer

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