Breaking character here for a moment because YUP, HIMEKO’S ULTIMATE IN HONKAI: STAR RAIL IS GOALS.

Card Games on Motorcycles except it is Card Games on Electric Scooters.

Jumping in the car with my workshop laptop, cracking open E-SYS, and embracing the true BMW way by disabling the indicators.

(For legal reasons, this is a joke.)

Smiling from everyone discovering Francis and his wholesome train spotting over the Dick Mabbutt TikTok.

He is an absolute treasure, and the exact energy I want to see more of in the world.

More people getting truly excited about their passion and sharing it.

For the avoidance of all doubt because it somehow flew over the heads of a couple of people now, this is a dunk on Brexit, not the seller.

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Incredible, a German car part seller refused to ship to me in the UK because the paperwork was too hard.

British bureaucracy was too hard for someone who literally lives in Germany.

Update: I put my foot down in the i3s and I am immediately happy again. ❤️

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Anyway, I guess I am not playing Magic: The Gathering tonight as the walk to the scooter and back to my car used 20 minutes of the 30 I had to get to my local game store before the tournament started. 🙄

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This is something systematically going wrong.

Just tried to use a third dead Spin scooter today, and apparently they are dying during rides. 😬

I wonder if it is just too cold or something? Because it seems like the communications part is fine but the main board dies.

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Me, a fool: “Bit of a short distance to drive just to grab lunch but I do not have enough time to walk in the cold, time for a rental electric scooter.”

Four scooters later, two that failed to start and two locked in back gardens of houses later, I have not acquired lunch.

Damn, even my car will now compensate £85,000 per eligible person, per bank, building society or credit union in the event of its collapse. 🙃

(FSCs = Freischaltcodes, or Activation Codes, but also the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.)

Queer fediverse be like:

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Society doesn't want you to know that you can actually love more than one person and kiss your friends.

A good ad for always demanding competent human review of automated decisions.

You ever think about how the most effective thing to prevent speeding is the display that shows you your speed and gives you a smily face if you are doing under the speed limit or sad face if you are speeding?

I literally drop from 30 mph to 28–29 mph just to guarantee a smiley.

Clarkson’s Farm: Unironically a fantastic show.

“Rich white man learns the hard work of UK farming and the economics stacked against it” was always going to be good, but it really manages to show loss and failure, and he gets surprisingly self-aware of his privileged position.

I learned an absolute ton and gained an incredible appreciation for just the sheer skill that goes into maintaining fields of crops efficiently from just the first few episodes.

If nothing else, it is a fantastic advertisement for buying from your local farm shop.

My curse for this toot was apparently getting stuck on the M25 for the last hour in front of an incident.

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