Running streak hit 75 days today.

Got an all day interview next week, which could make that day interesting. Going for 100 days, at that I'll be happy for my first streak. Still ticking over at 3 miles a day or more and enjoying itย ๐Ÿ˜€

Early part of my Mastodon Toot Backup experiment is now out there.

Warning, I am not a programmer by trade, just playing. I am a generalist, not a specialist.

Mastodon Media Grabber

Trawls original posts of your profile and downloads any media you uploaded in your toots. This means only toots you have initiated. Not boosts or indeed at the moment replies...

Offline backup media

OK, so is running...

So far it seems to be reasonably sensibly grabbing media I have uploaded and filing it n suitable sub-directories ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Time to work out while it runs.

(Of course, if I come back and find that it's still running, I may be inadvertently backing up the entire fediverse on this machine ๐Ÿ˜œ )

XP on our new aircraft carrier maybe.

Oh, why does this not surprise me?
Perhaps because it has been a recurring theme over the years...

A quick search confirms my recollections, as here is a story from a decade ago

El Reg story:

Was looking for something to watch whilst the children are still up and about.

Started watching Stargate SG-1 from the start...

Been a while, but as fun as I remember ๐Ÿ˜€

A few of today's trail pictures...

Been a busy week, so although I have run every day, the chance to carry a phone and take pictures has been limited.

Greying skies and growing winds bring some moisture, so this coming week may be wetter ๐ŸŒฆ

Found my leather shoes, which unsurprisingly needed a bit of polish.
But not as much as my wife's or youngest child's ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

All a bit more presentable now ๐Ÿ˜€

Eldest child came home and took the castle theme and mixed it with gingerbread house.
Maybe creativity, or maybe because it used more material which left more to eat ๐Ÿ˜‹

My OH has been using castles as a topic in her teaching. Infant school ASD students.

So when making castles, modelling them with food was a good way of getting them engaged and hands on.

My youngest knew this was happening and was rather keen to make a castle too when the excess materials came home! ๐Ÿ˜€
Partly because she is still not too old to play with food, but mostly for the after construction eating ๐Ÿ˜‹

Wetsuits and picnic blanket out to dry.

Every member of the family has a second hand wetsuit from eBay, strictly less than ยฃ10 each. Makes river and sea swimming pleasant for much more of the year. Despite warm air temperature, the water is often cooler than you might think. Especially important for children as they get colder faster than us big people ๐Ÿ˜€

Jar Jar Binks Tsum Tsum was gifted to me for father's day.

Be careful what you mock, children tend to have long memories and then buy it for you, knowing you now have to love it ๐Ÿ˜‹

After 20 years, the old man has probably earned the right to just collapse under the table and snooze the afternoon away ๐Ÿ˜€

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