Every six months or so I consider moving over to Signal for messaging, but then I read about their anti-data-migration policies. Personal communication is too important for platform lock-in. Even Twitter/Facebook/Google are better than Signal at this.

Thinkin about Blood Gulch. A place I spent a decent amount of time with friends as a kid. If I took someone there now, I think it would have changed.

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As always, it’s long covid which continues to terrify me, especially with vaccine-ineligible kids. Baffles (and frankly enrages) me how few people in the UK appear to be concerned. theguardian.com/world/2022/jun

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While that one cures, I added the trench run and got capacitive touch working in the studs.

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Finally got to collect my copy of Writing For Games by @hannahnicklin@twitter.com which I’d accidentally got sent to my parents’ house. Beautiful in the 4:30am dawn light!

I think if I were a parent in the USA I would be making plans to emigrate at this point.

Vital writing. All my childhood levels were lost in the demise of my household’s solitary Windows PC, but now Eggbert has been introduced to a new generation. rockpapershotgun.com/speedy-eg

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Just learned that I’ve been tying my shoes wrong for over thirty years. This one’s gonna take some unlearning.

Literally any time I read the words “slurp juice”, all I hear in my head is @andrewhuang@twitter.com’s voice: “I’m so siiiiick / because of that slurp juice…”

Everyone on my timeline going on about mcr and I’m like yeah Manchester is pretty good I guess.

Left the house early this morning to spot a drone hovering way up over the street. So this is the future I guess.

My new paper with Louise Connell! In Language, Cognition and Neuroscience! "Understanding the role of linguistic distributional knowledge in cognition". We look at a suite of computational models of language, and how good they are (or not) at modelling a suite of diverse tasks in cognitive psychology. Our conclusion: your choice should be informed by the task! We also discuss the use of linguistic distributional information in cognitive modelling more generally. tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.10

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@cai I think this engraving just about pips it for abject terror…

Jesus god, the ISO 21482:2007 symbol for high-level ionising radiation is terrifying.

I haven’t had coffee after 1pm for about 2 years.

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I didn’t realise oolong tea was caffeinated so I drank half a litre and now I feel absolutely horrendous.

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