Had a lovely chat in town with one of the ladies from Extinction Rebellion. They were doing awareness and outreach work so we discussed if the pursuit of growth was really evil and if capitalism could be harnessed to save the planet. The vegan fudge was ok but I still prefer the real stuff 馃榾

My brother is covering the Bridgestone World Challenge race down in Australia at the moment. See his photo blog for : jason.bennee.com/blog/tag/sola

So are the mastodon trending tags a network wide calculation? I guess being in the 10s is just a symptom of how small the network is compared to twitter.

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Latest uBlock Origin Update Rejected from the Chrome Web Store. No time like the present to switch to Firefox.

Have finally passed the 50% mark on and am already wondering what I'm going to do when the story runs out. Do I dare investigate the online play it keeps reminding me of each time I boot it up?

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Genie: You have ONE WISH.

Me: Alright, I have one, but it's very detailed.
Genie: As long as it is only one wish, you're allowed to spend as much time as you want detailing it.

Me: Alright, here we go. *Grabs notebook and takes a deep breath* The key words MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD, SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

Genie: Wait, is that...?

Me: *Flips notebook* Chapter 1. Preamble.

I obviously missed the memo, it looks like it will be May 2020 *sigh*.

Oh noes, Oracle have brought DnyDNS. I wonder how much longer my grandfathered account will last?

@dick_turpin oh I know it's not just an rms issue and there is work to be done across the whole ecosystem. However the letter was specifically about improving things at the GNU project and usually when trying to drive change you start with the leadership. I take the point that the letter could perpetuate the idea that only maintainers have any influence but it's not like non-maintainers haven't also pointed out the problems with RMS before.

Claiming for my delayed train on my (just) connecting trains wifi like a boss.

The complaints of the Home Secretary about encryption run a little hollow. One of the big drivers for more end to end encryption was the revelations that governments were routinely recording everyone's private conversations all the time. The still allows the authorities to access encrypted messages by getting a warrant and accessing one of the end points.

Why have I only just discovered: developer.arm.com/architecture - much easier reads than the ARM itself (a 7900 page tome)

I have sluethed the PNC for my old fridge based on PCB numbers and the helpful lady from . Hopefully I can return it to service once the part arrives. I will then have two working fridges!

I like Lindsay Ellis' latest video on the "wokeness" of Disney (youtube.com/watch?v=xU1ffHa47Y). It's hard to disagree with her main theme that Disney have only tackled the problematic parts of their history that they can turn a profit from.

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I found this yesterday. If both Neil's can have impostor syndrome, then yeah, there aren't any grown-ups. 馃挋

Oh jetlag I do not miss you. Got to see the second half of the England world cup game though.


I can't remember the last times I had to fill out a piece of paper to set up a Direct Debt. Is this really the process @MonmouthshireCC@twitter.com? You can't set it up online or over the phone?

I did not expect to wake up today to find the had now entered the post- era. Regardless of the details of why we got to this point it was something that was going to happen eventually. As FLOSS ages and matures the question of succession becomes more prevalent and the long term health of any project can't rely on an individual however singular their original vision may have been.

Today I shall mostly be trying to hit all the floating point edge cases I can.

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