Another song that has been added to my playlist:

Overwhelmed - Royal & the Serpent
youtube.com/watch?v=_e7UYTY96X

Today marks another day of patch releases! πŸŽ‰

Fresh from the presses:
- MiniZinc bundle 2.5.3 (github.com/MiniZinc/MiniZincID)
- MiniZinc Python 0.4.2 (pypi.org/project/minizinc/0.4.)

It's important we keep being honest and investigate what works and doesn't work in the current scientific process. Most academics have been frustrated by peer reviews, but how fair are they and what can we do to improve them: m-cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm

My musical discovery of the week:

AWOLNATION - Radical (feat. Grouplove)
youtu.be/GxNoy8DbQD0

Here is a great resource if you need to optimise your application: nnethercote.github.io/perf-boo

(Even if you are writing in different programming languages, it still covers the topics you should be thinking about)

It was a great evening for a walk on the beach. Audrey had a great time!

A bit late to the party, but I finally finished Breath of the Wild. Such a great game!

Time to go further back in time and start on

I noticed this great looking flower on my evening walk today. Australia is an amazing looking place in spring time! (When it is not scorching hot and you are not locked inside)

I love this comparison of the first ARM CPU to Apple's new M1 by @kenshirriff@twitter.com

In 35 years we went from 25 thousand transistors to 16 billion transistors!

Whenever I hear "All rise..." my head automatically completes it with "...for the guitar of liberty": youtu.be/qizNQKzatXA

A new release of Python is now available: github.com/MiniZinc/minizinc-p

This one fixes some issues with enumerated types and adds some more debugging features

Just opened my whisky package and discovered this great literary marvel on the inside

Such good news! NSW (and therefore Australia) is getting into the renewable energy game: smh.com.au/politics/nsw/nsw-s-

With with the coal mining (hopefully) slowly coming to an end, this could be the start of a way forward!

Warm nights do not make for much sleep, but at least this morning brings the new release!
Get version 2.5.2 while it is still hot: minizinc.org/doc-2.5.2/en/chan

I just came across a song I haven't listened to in a while and it really cheered me up!
youtu.be/Al7GuIoNAaM

Great talk from Moshe Vardi at Monash this morning!

Ethics in IT are a good thing to think about, but what we are really missing is regulation of the industry. We cannot rely on just discussing ethics and trusting multinational companies not to act in their own best interest.

It is such a relief and wake up to a much more blue view of the US presidential election map. Maybe some sanity will return to the world.

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After hearing so many bad things about company run social media platforms, I'm excited to give you a good try!

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