I forgot half of these tracks were by Aretha; I normally run my music player on random.
/me queues up all the Aretha in his library; hmm I must find something to de-dupe; I've got 4 copies of 'I say a little prayer'; anyone know of a good music deduper?
I've just watched 'Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema' episode on Sci Fi; it's pretty good, I also watched the Heist episode which was also excellent.
It's not surprising some department stores have problems surviving; walking in Manchester's Kendal's/house of Fraser, that's just barely survived administration, shows the 6 floors getting decreasingly busy as you go up; hanging onto huge old buildings where some floors are pretty empty, even on a Saturday is a recipe for failure
#google Maps now depicts the Earth as a globe #theverge https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/5/17653122/google-maps-update-mercator-projection-earth-isnt-flat
The optics in an old handscanner make no sense at all; the one I've just taken apart looks like the same design as the Logitech scanman - the CCD is at the opposite end of the case from the window and has a really small circular lens - see someone elses pictures at:
(Mine was actually the same unit but with a board for an Acorn Archimedes rather than an ISA card)
Interesting article on ammonia fuel cells; Australia trying to figure out wth to do with all it's sunshine and wind: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/07/ammonia-renewable-fuel-made-sun-air-and-water-could-power-globe-without-carbon
I'm glad it's a bit cooler today; not sweating away 💦
hmm tried to use my Vulkano swapchain and hmm now I've got 337 lines of errors. hmm it might have a point, it's not convinced my GtkImage is usable from another thread, but there again I'm not really trying to. Hmm.
I just got rained on! Hasn't happened in a month or more!
Watch out for fd's opened with O_PATH - they'll give you an EBADFD when used in most situations; quite tricky to find since they look like perfectly fine fd's