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i have decided that i no longer want to hear anybody's opinions on programming languages

Hoping I can sleep through this flight and arrive somewhat concious in Dublin. It's always worse going this direction. My seatmate is impressively already dozing off and we're still only taxiing to the runway.

SFO ✈️ DUB. That was a short trip, but I finally went to the Academy of Sciences Museum today!

Here is a privacy thing that seems strange to me.

I buy something from an online store. The connection is https. Secure server. We protect your privacy, says the website. Great!

Once I've placed my order, they send complete details of my order to me by regular email. Unencrypted. The confirmation email includes my name, address, payment method, and the list of what I bought.

How is that protecting my privacy, ffs? And there is no way to opt out of this.

#privacy #shopping #onlineshopping

Is Snowden on the Fediverse, or is that a stupid question?

The fact that we've all agreed to dedicate this day to Earth, Wind & Fire's mastery of groove is one of the rare truly beautiful things about the internet.

Is calling someone "fond of the drink" a euphemism for alcoholic in the US, or is it a just UK and Irish thing?

Is the EU trolling the UK?

The EU have nominated their new Trade Commissioner, it's Phil Hogan, from *Ireland*. Mr. Hogan will be responsible for negotiating any future trade deals between the EU and the UK (assuming Brexit happens).

Regarding future negotiations he re-iterated to-day the EU stance that nothing can proceed until the UK accepts the obligations in the Withdrawal Agreement.

#Ireland #UK #EU #Brexit

I made a very incomplete API client for the 'Monica Personal Relationships Manager' ( to help with imports. Have fun fellow nerds.
Next step is writing a script for CLI management and bulk data entry.
(cc @drwho )

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I recently learned that New Zealand have expanded the range of indicators for how they measure their country's success. It's not just about the economy any more.

It's about current wellbeing, future wellbeing and their impact on other countries. That covers a huge range of stuff, including biodiversity, life expectancy, literacy, greenhouse gas emissions...everything from fish stocks to child poverty.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Feminists have long said that GDP is a patriarchal measure because it ignores the value of women's unpaid work. It's also useless in so many other ways. Well done to New Zealand for coming up with a better way of measuring how your country is doing.

They're not the only country doing this, but they're one of very few trailblazers.

On a related note, Divinity: Original Sin II is an amazing port. Steam cross-save is a killer feature.

Ugh, I have two sets of joy-cons, both of them have developed the dreaded "drift" on the left hand one in the last two weeks. How does the US and its weak consumer protection have free replacements, but in the EU I'm fucked because I can't find my receipt? :thonking:

*looks at google street view* nice myst III clone, asshole

Saw Grandmaster Flash live at a festival today. He'd just play 10 seconds of a song, stop the song and then yell at us to put our hands in the air before he'd play another 10 seconds of music.

The year is 5019. Humans, as we know them, are long gone. The Earth is inhabited chiefly by advanced, sapient machines.

For legacy reasons, everyone's name starts with "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible;".

Looks like Poetry is in great shape now. I've swapped it into one project so far and pleased with the decisions they made on it, better than pipenv for sure.

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