I have three fully operational phones here. My current daily driver, a p20pro, running it's stock OS; my shiny new "try all the os' (17 and counting)" and an aging but working OnePlus 2 as of today running sailfish OS. It's a bit geeky today!

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TIL that there is no formula for the exact perimeter of an ellipse, but that you could make an arbitrarily close approximation of a formula for the perimeter of a *given* ellipse, and that such a formula would depend on the sum of an infinite series.

TIL that this is technically how we have a formula for the perimeter of a circle, but don't notice the messiness because the circle's "axes" are of equal length and thus a single sum of an infinite series works. We call it "pi" to keep it unmessy.

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Just curious: Do you delete old calendar entries?

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I just heard my new favorite palindrome:

"Do geese see God?" :goose_caesar:

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@cwebber you appear to be somewhat knowledgable on these things </s>, have you got some time to poke holes in my idea to see if it stays afloat or sinks? I'm really interested in if I'm thinking sensibly or failing to see an obvious flaw.

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Any fediverse "experts" up for a voice chat about an idea I have for an activitypub/mastodon backed "thing" I'm considering making (and that I'll probably have no energy to fully produce but there's a chance it might happen)? Boosts appreciated.

Okay, Import complete, everyone who was following me at @iMartyn should now be following me here, but if not, hey, it's still me! I'm just waiting for the federation to start playing well...I understand it takes a while.

My previous instance boardgames.social is shutting down, so here I am, doing the single-user-instance thing. Hosted by masto.host - so var VERY smooth, thanks @hugo@masto.pt . Also thanks @draft13@merveilles.town for the time spent on boardgames.social !

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Single-user instance for Martyn. You don't want to join this club.