Simon Wood

Digital Learning Manager at Cardiff University, lapsed mathematician, garden railway builder & Doctor Who appreciator.

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Citoyen MR
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I recently found this picture, taken in the 1930s at Le Monocle, one of the lesbian nightclubs in Paris at the time.

It's a great picture, with a lot of different people, absorbed in their own merriment, and at the center, my new reference for the concept of badass.

I don't know who she is, but she deserves a long, adventurous backstory -- maybe involving mutiny aboard an airship, spies, and broken hearts.

She's the only one looking at the camera, so the story is definitely about her.

November 21, 2022
Simon Wood
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christmas lights hack

@hopkinsdavid good tip! (I am going to have to work out what to do with the Pringles though…)

December 04, 2022
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Microbiologists are larger than one might expect.

December 04, 2022
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Fedi.Tips
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Some good hashtags to check out on the Fediverse:

- Things people have baked

- Pictures of good bois

- Plants and flowers

- Discussing sci-fi and fantasy books

- Artists on the Fediverse

& - New people on here, say hello

& - Music tracks currently listened to

- Pictures of cats on Saturdays

- Mushrooms and other fungi

& & - Fiction and poetry short enough to fit into a toot

- Pictures of moss

- Interesting artists on Bandcamp

- Anything you are reading

- Anything you are writing

& - Requesting help or info from people on the Fedi

- French language discussion of books on Fridays

- Italian language discussion of music

January 09, 2022
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Doc Edward Morbius ❌​
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Things we didn't do:
- Start the fire
- Shoot the deputy
- Steal the cookies from the cookie jar

Things we did:
- Tried to fight it
- Shot the sheriff
- Put the sham in the shama-lama-ding-dong

Things we will do:
- Survive
- Rock you
- Walk 500 miles
- Walk 500 more

Things we won't do:
- Get fooled again
- Back down
- That

Things we will never do:
- Give you up
- Let you down
- Run around
- Desert you

(Oops:
- I did it again)

July 03, 2019
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Ellie Mae O'Hagan
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Instead we're repeatedly infecting people with a poorly-understood biohazard, risking some of them developing a disability as a result, and expecting everyone - including those who become chronically ill - to just carry on as though this isn't happening. It's ridiculous

December 03, 2022
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Simon Wood
simonwood@pix.toot.wales
December 03, 2022
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Simon Wood
simonwood@pix.toot.wales
Today's sunrise

#sunrise #MarloesSands
December 02, 2022
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Simon Wood
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Yesterday's sunset

#sunset #MarloesSands #Skokholm
December 02, 2022
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Lesley Phillips art
LesleyPhillipsArt@toot.wales

Porthgain

December 02, 2022
Simon Wood
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5 new Carmarthen-Paddington services *will* be introduced by open-access operator Grand Union (from Dec '24). Looks like the regulator has overruled Network Rail walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-n

December 02, 2022
Simon Wood
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Washing up bowl sorrow

@LoneLocust Well, you’ve got to have somewhere to put the washing up bowl, haven’t you?

November 30, 2022
Simon Wood
simonwood@mastodon.social
Washing up bowl sorrow

@LoneLocust So I don’t have to put the dishes into the sink like a caveman 😉

November 30, 2022
Simon Wood
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@LoneLocust it’s a waste, that’s what it is. Because no one else can use “TootBot” 😥

November 30, 2022
Simon Wood
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Washing up bowl sorrow

@LoneLocust so you don’t have a phrase for specifically for doing the dishes? (Do you say “doing the dishes”?)

November 30, 2022
Simon Wood
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Washing up bowl sorrow

@LoneLocust But what do you call the washing up?

November 30, 2022
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Benzie's gang ✅
rdaily@qoto.org

Refuse

November 27, 2022
Simon Wood
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Washing up bowl sorrow

@LoneLocust Dishes. Doing the dishes is “washing up” in proper English. What is it in American English?

November 30, 2022
Simon Wood
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Washing up bowl sorrow

My Grundvattnet has broken. Best washing up bowl I ever had. Headed to the Ikea website, they don't sell them anymore 😭

November 30, 2022
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Brandon Hamber
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The facts of the matter: The latest figures for the Universities pension scheme reveal a £5.6bn SURPLUS. A controversial valuation in 2020 claimed a £14bn deficit - which led to a range of benefit cuts for staff. No wonder university staff are angry, taken for a ride...

November 29, 2022