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Alan Turing to be the face of new £50 note 

So… My daughter just called "Bergentown". I swear I have nothing to do with it!

When somebody says that they're not worried about global warming because they're not sure it's happening ask them if they'd feel comfortable living in a house that failed to pass inspection and has been deemed unsafe because it could collapse at any second.

@pixelfed is very nice, but every time I think I should sign up the next moment I remember that my Flickr account is already pretty active, and there's just not enough reasons to switch… I'll probably miss some of its features too if I would.

May Have Figured Out How to End the War on : Nick Kristof writes that while other cities are jailing drug users, Seattle has found another way. A long read, but worth your while.

PSA to all area folks. There's a new local Mastodon instance at It's pretty empty by now, but I think it makes sense to populate it so it becomes useful, and we don't have to subscribe to local Facebook groups anymore :-)

is such a "playable" language! It's just fun to shuffle code around, converging on a nice, concise but not overly smart implementations, send chunks of your code into the running REPL and exercise them over there.

Ended up re-implementing my recent interview exercise which I did in , and I now like my Clojure code even better than that :-) Although the comparison isn't fair, as I didn't spend nearly as much time on the Python version.

The tab with the article "How To Finally Stop Procrastinating (For Real This Time)" is celebrating its first day of being open in my browser!

Apparently, being a parent also means staying up at 5am to take a picture of the moon because your kid is doing a project documenting moon phases. Messes up my day schedule immensely, but I feel good about it nonetheless :-)

I've compiled every piece of software and am now an expert on how and why computers suck. unfortunately my brain is now a type of pudding so I can't explain it.

It's funny how you always hear this sweet talk about the booming market of software engineering jobs and companies running after talented people, and every college freshman being awash in lucrative offers upwards of $300K, and all that.

I'm in a search right now, and this narrative just doesn't hold. HR talks to candidates in a perfunctory tone, often simply going into radio silence. Things take weeks and months… So no, software business looks just like any business, no unicorns in sight.

Honestly I don't know how I used the internet before I got a password manager. Biggest lifehack to recommend to non-technical friends and family.

HTTP/2 Denial of Service Advisory

Netflix found a series of DoS on H2 implementations.
Honestly, none are very surprising or particularly tricky, when you have studied the protocol.

I am just sad they had to report them, because that means that many people did not think much about this kind of issue while developping their H2 stack.

It also means that the H2 protocol is really too complex for its own sake. But I already said that back in 2016 *grumble*

And now I'm stuck with a React UI where an imitation of a modal window loses keyboard focus whenever I switch locale or type something with a modifier.

I'm sure it probably works for whoever has written that part of React on their Mac which they control mostly via the trackpad, and they don't think that switching locales is something that most people do (hint: estimate combined population of China, India and Russia to get disillusioned about this idea). (2/2)

I keep waiting for a cross-platform UI framework that doesn't suck. I mean, I *know* it's impossible, but I keep hoping that I might be wrong…

You see, writing a cross-platform abstraction over UI controls seems very attractive and doable because they all *look* kinda the same. But by the time excited developers realize there's also a huge long tail of behavioral corner cases they need to support they're already too far along to give up, so they simply ignore them. (1/2)

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