‪Having the technicians wear big numbers is a great idea for identification, but it does look a bit sinister...

Entertaining conversation in a GitHub issue.

"Please don't use Electron - GTK or Qt are much better."

"Can you explain why?"

"I already have GTK and Qt installed, and I don't want to install another library."

Today sees the completion of my first ever plugin. Basically just a macro for an edit I do a lot, but pleasing in its own small way.

The GIMP API takes some getting used to - it always seems to do things in a way I don't expect. But maybe that's because I don't understand how image manipulation software works in general.

And the complete failure to give any kind of error when the script crashes is kind of annoying.

The Norwegian Squash Federation says we can start playing squash again. Players must be 1m apart at all times. You shouldn't use other peoples' racquets, but it's perfectly safe for both players to be handling the ball. 🤔

Fascinating lecture from Martin Rees on the future prospects for Humanity, speaking at
the Long Now Foundation
in early 2019

youtube.com/watch?v=geiikJjfQo

After 8 weeks on a boat from China the replacement parts for my printer have arrived. Time to see if I can do some again...

Time for the every-5-years-or-so website spring clean. This time I threw most of it away, and switched the two remaining pieces from WordPress to Hugo. So light and speedy now!

Looking at GPS data that reports position as degrees and decimal minutes to 6 decimal places. This implies an accuracy of 1.9 millimetres. 🤔

Well that's a fun way to damage a PC.

I have 2 graphics cards. Opened up the case and blew all the dust out. Now only one card will work. Each card works individually, but put both in and nada. All from blowing out vital dust infrastructure.

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