Meena’s been interested in building our family tree for a while now. Installed Gramps on her machine and she’s feeding this nifty application with all the family data. This is going to be an extended project and can’t wait to see what comes out of it. Haven’t researched much but looks like Gramps does not have a shared/collaborative edit features. It does have good export features, so should be easy to move data around to other applications if needed.

April 25, 2021 15:52

Overheard at NatGeo recently produced a great podcast on Orcas and I learnt about Tonic Immobility.

Shasta was watching Octonauts and guess which episode she ends up watching? – The one in which they talk about TI. Now that’s some coincidence!


Listened from National Geographic
Photographer Brian Skerry swims with killer whales and discovers these apex predators have unique cultures that aren’t that different from our own.
Tonic Immobility

Whoa..using Matrix as a commenting system! Quite an intriguing implementation.

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April 22, 2021 06:22

Watched My Octopus Teacher earlier this week. Some stunning underwater visuals and quite a fascinating documentary. Also reminded me of the terrific Octomom podcast from Radiolab last year.

April 21, 2021 18:56

I continue to be amazed at how hassle-free my Nextcloud setup on the RPi3 is! With automated upgrades on the NextxloudPi, I’ve barely had to login to the backend for maintenance. This has been my only file server since 2017 and the best ‘tech’ investment so far! There’s absolutely no reason why anyone should be saving their photos/data on someone else’s machine these days!

April 19, 2021 23:42