extremely important museum plaque that addresses the language we use to talk about slavery in the american south. @OCRbot

I just realised what a nomad I am. In addition to having every kind of power plug and adapter as standard kit in my backpack, I have a water bottle, full set of cutlery, and chopsticks. I am surprisingly light for having so much stuff.

Started listeing to music through my conference call headset just because it was still on my head. Eventually thought I should switch back to my music headphones. Man, what a difference

You should block adverts on your devices. And make your friends and family block ads on their devices.

People who watch adverts are like anti-vaxxers - blissfully unaware of the benefits of herd-immunity. And dangerously undermining our collective safety.


@noelle @eightbitsamurai Sometimes something makes a young person feel old, and they talk about that. And as someone older than them I realise β€œwhoa, the world has really moved on. There’s a whole generation of people where THAT is important, but for me and my generation something else was.” That can make me feel old. And the β€œback in my day” msg is about comparing, not criticising. The whole wrongness angle doesn’t resonate with me.

@noelle @eightbitsamurai As an old curmudgeon that kind of reasoning doesn’t make any sense. In my mind, if I reply like that, I’m thinking β€œwhat are you moaning about? You think THATs bad... back in my day...”

It can’t be β€œwrongness” because neither of these things is up for debate. You are who you are and I am who I am. Someone stating what they’re going through doesn’t threaten me at all. But it might seem like much ado about nothing. Hence the β€œin my day...” reply

About to grind out 10 competitive qual matches. I’ve kinda gone off overwatch. But I’ve played every season since season 1. I’m not ready to miss out.

At my new house in the US, these are my speed choices. 100Mbps, 300M, or 1 Gigabit! I currently have about 70Mb via BT in London. It's fine. I can't justify the gigabit connection. What am I missing?

You know you're packed for an day when you pack sun lotion, a beach towel, rain boots, a warm jumper, and an umbrella (for rain, not for sun!)

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Every day is a new day to discover a new fucking privacy-washing organization.

Today, let's meet the "Futur of Privacy Forum", funded by :
- Facebook
- Google
- Microsoft
- Amazon
- Adobe
- Palantir
- Uber
- Verizon
- 23andMe
- Criteo


I don't know if I have to laugh, cry, or throw up!...

Thanks @aral for this discovery

1994: \o/ only 4 weeks & my first linux worked!!
1996: awesome experimental stuff, I'll compile it all! new libc oh new kernel week!!
2000: I think tech career was a mistake I don't understand this java xml stuff
2010: god no not another web framework

It's official: I'm moving back to the US from the UK. I leave at the end of August to live in northern Virginia. Same job, same manager, same role, new office location. Fundamentally just migrating from eu-west-2 to us-east-1. :)

@fedilab if you can write python and use cloudwatch events, you don’t need a 24/7 server that only runs a few tasks once in a while. Lambda functions run for pennies and cloudwatch events are cheap and can trigger them on a schedule. If you really just need a few scripts to run once in a while, it’s cheaper than a whole server. In fact, your usage might fit within the AWS free tier. Worth a look.

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