(The bland tone is because it's self-promotion, and that's always awkward, innit)

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The bland tone is not a commentary on the post, I like writing, and I liked writing this, I do a lot of either very technical writing or like, fiction, and this was different, being an intensely technical concept that we wanted to ELI5, essentially. And I think I did a decent job at it.

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Hey, nz mutuals / friends I've made in the past 2-3 years! (And also the older ones, I haven't seen most of you in forever.) If I went around the place in the next several months, would you want to hang out / meet up / show me round?

more precise words when I have more definite plans, but like, this my Intent To Travel I guess

...rebooting this account like a tired movie franchise...

Fun fact: Firefox is pretty much the only remaining browser with a web engine that isn't a descendant of KHTML.

KHTML (Konqueror) -> WebKit (Safari) -> Blink (Chromium/Chrome/Modern Edge/Opera/Brave/etc)

STOP SPEAKING FRENCH

- You are not supposed to use your nose when speaking
- Years of conjugating verbs yet no real-world use found for Passé simple
- Wanted to have complex grammar rules anyway for a laugh? We had a tool for that: It was called Latin
- "Nous allâmes au restaurant et fûtes très ravi mais le serveur voulut que je payasse avec carte" – Statements dreamed up by the utterly Deranged

OTOH, I got preemptive sick leave for thu&fri so I'm only going back to work on monday

hopefully this crud goes away soon because fuck this

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fic: "The New Zealand accent..."
me: aw
"...always sounded exotic"
me: i will fucken fight you

Home sweet fucking home, gonna turn the heaters on, the holiday automation off, setup the computers, charge my devices, go to the post office, thank past me for doing an okay job such that I don't have to clean now, and do some cleaning anyway.

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About to sleep. It's a bit early but I'm weary af. Good night twitter

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Actually calculated at 40 odd hours since I left a bed last. I'm at my rents and will sleep there tonight and go home tomorrow well rested and all. Fucken phew.

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Going on 30 hours of being either sitting or standing up with no sleep for longer than 3 hours at a time and my body is not liking it. Light but persistent ache everywhere, I really need to lie down but about four hours away from that.

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Now I stand in the salty nz air waiting for my pickup. Almost smells like home, and certainly better than the polluted air on the old continent

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Got through all clear. Had to open the bag because they didn't believe me (rightfully, I mean, it makes sense) when I said the glass jars showing up on the xray were not jam (they're caramel spread).

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Got it! Smelled a bit of cheese, so I opened it up to see if anything opened, was all fine, and now I go and see if DoC let's it all through

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