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Alex Hoffmann
Trekkie, cyclist, recreational photographer, outdoors-y type, definitely a geek, Air Acolyte, junk food lover.
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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

Well dang. This perfectly captures why I find Alien so difficult to watch. It’s always felt like an almost too intimate look at the events. Like I’m sitting at a restaurant table with a group of strangers by coincidence, incapable of not listening in on their conversation.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

chomp chomp chomp 📷 🐌

Vineyard snail eating grass by the wayside.
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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

@jean wow, Jean, that is beautiful.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

@bryan :fistbump:

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

Enjoying this “Homer Simpson Hedge” patch on my Gramm Tourpacking frame bag a lot. 📷 🚲

Upper front triangle of a titanium road bike with a carbon fork and handlebar. Focus is on a velcro patch on a black frame bag showing the Homer Simpson disappearing into a hedge meme. In the background a table with coffee and cake is visible, slightly blurred.
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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

When you bring a musette to carry the baguette you buy, but you forguette and hold it in your hand for half the way back home. 🤦🏻‍♂️ 🥖

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

Café cat. This kitty belongs to someone in the neighbourhood but can almost always be found by the café in the town square. Cute thing but also a proper hunter. #LeicaQ3

Close-up of a tabby cat with a GPS tracker around its neck sitting with its paws hidden beneath the body on a couch that is draped in a white blanket.
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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

Finally watched the Robert Pattinson 🦇 Batman movie yesterday. I liked it. Interesting portrayal of Batman, the Riddler and other characters. Not sure why some people are so down on it.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

Nachts in Freiburg unterwegs sein ist auch schön. #ChornachtFreiburg #LeicaQ3

Low-key-schwarz-weiß Foto der Nordseite des Freiburger Münsters und eines Teils des Münsterplatzes.
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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

New kit day! A custom frame bag for my road bike. Titanium allroad bike with a carbon fork and carbon deep section rims standing in front of a house wall. The bike has a fitted black fabric frame bag in the main triangle. The frame bag has a velcro patch in the front third. Two colourful large bidons are placed in the bottle cages. mangochutney.me
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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

You know what? I‘ve had it with AI. All these companies do is go after the easiest target that is hollowing out creative jobs instead of attempting to solve problems that would actually benefit /waves arms around wildly/ humanity.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

Tayberry harvest is very good this year. Same for strawberries and gooseberries.

Top down photo showing the open palm of the left hand holding six ripe tayberries. The ground is gravel with the odd speck of grass. The subject has a watch on the left wrist and the feet in sandals are also visible.
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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

Things I see on walkies. #LeicaQ3

A red rose past its prime seen through two greyed-out, aged slats of a wooden fence with pointy tips. The rose is in focus, the fence and the background of trees, shrubbery, and parts of a building are out of focus.
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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

I just had a beautiful image in my head of crypto bros getting into physical fights with the AI crowd because AI is slurping up all of the power they need to run their crypto mining rigs.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

Habe mir das EM-Spiel Schweiz : Deutschland in einem Biergarten angeschaut.
Ich hatte absolut nicht mehr auf dem Schirm, dass dort natürlich geraucht werden würde.
Es war so unglaublich widerlich. 😶‍🌫️🤮🤬
Kann gerne auf Public Viewing verzichten, wenn dort geraucht wird.


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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

What an excellent news segment on The Daily Show last night. Equal mix of head-shaking and laughter for me.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

Happy Captain Picard Day, everyone! 🖖

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

Just rewatched the 2021 Dune. I really like this interpretation. Will finally be watching the second part tonight. 🎬

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

The o2 network in the UK is terrible. I don’t know how they configure their cells but holy wow the latency is high.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

Soon… 😏

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

Seriously one of my favourite rap songs of the past couple of years: Yah Yah – Eminem, Royce da 5'9, Black Thought, Q-Tip & Denaun

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

Culling photos from a family wedding. The Leica Q2 did a surprisingly good job getting sharp shots during the dancy-dark-wild-flashy-lights-everywhere part of the evening with its contrast detection AF.
Settings: Face/eye detect, shutter speed of 1/250s, auto ISO up to 6400, auto aperture.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

Jordan Klepper is good people. His segments and specials on the Daily Show are excellent. Case in point: Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse: Moscow Tools

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

Had the Sigma fp l in my hands today. I totally understand what Sigma has tried and mostly succeeded in achieving with this body: a versatile blank slate full of potential. If it had a modern stacked 45 or 60 MP sensor that didn’t suffer from rolling shutter, I would buy it in a heartbeat. 📷

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

Annoying first world camera choice problem mangochutney.me
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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

The music that’s coming out of this supermarket reminds me eerily of the game „Postal 2 – Running With Scissors“. Oh no.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

@canion when John Oliver left, the show went on hiatus for a year, while Andy figured out how to keep it going. I‘d guess you stopped listening and didn’t pick up again. If that is the case, you are in for a heck of an archive binge.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

@canion The Bugle. Still going strong. Been listening to it since 2008.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

I kinda miss Andy Zaltzman regularly torturing John Oliver with pun runs.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

@fgtech believe, neither would I have had I not been there myself.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

@odd close enough but Federighi is a class of his own.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

@scottlougheed it was very cute.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

@Don_Clemente jetzt hast Du wenigstens das so ziemlich das Nützlichste, was Du auf Reisen durch die Galaxis mit Dir führen kannst.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

@help I've been getting "Error publishing your microblog" for a while now and I can't figure out why. The logs don't tell me much. Is there some way I can get more information? Maybe it's a malformed post but I don't know where to look.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

@ner3y I wish this were the case. I’m always careful with purchase processes and never opt into newsletter.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

@khad must be a crappy knock-off. It’s not correctly capitalized.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

@khurtwilliams this is giving me gate-keeping vibes, if I‘m being honest.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

@khurtwilliams why is this? What’s the value proposition?

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

@khurtwilliams Oh yeah, not kidding. And I'm barely scratching the surface. More experienced riders (not to mention pros) can feel 0.5° head angle differences or small differences in geometry in other places.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

@tewha I appreciate you for it.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

@Gaby Oh that's a nice capture. So well framed and interesting.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

@joshuagrady I'd love to see her perform live. She's one of those comedians that skirts so close to the edge with her jokes but never in a way that punches down.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

@khad dang!!! Almost jelly. But only almost because I‘m heading to one of my favourite vegan restaurants tomorrow.

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Alex Hoffmann
@mangochutney

@shadowbottle sorry to hear it, mate. Sending hugs.