Really? Was that the finale of the Dr. Who season? Maybe it's just that I've become a bit used to the overblown histrionics of the last few seasons, but that didn't feel like a finale to me.

So steam have a free trial for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. I finished it in a few hours and thought I might buy the full game (or the previous one, which I still haven't played). JFC, it's expensive. I might have to wait a few years before I can justify paying that :(

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"don't be evil": Google tries to patent a student's work after the student demos it in an interview

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Best things I've read on today's npm brouhaha:


I can't count the number of times I've handed over control of an npm package I owned to some random person on the internet. It used to be considered a best practice, a solution to OSS maintainer burnout. Ah well.

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does it smell
like a poem

how strongly
how much
do you wrinkle your nose

does it still smell like a poem in here
a week, a month later

have you tried every cleaning product
all afternoon in apron and rubber gloves
scrubbing furiously at the carpet

trying to get out the stench
trying to head off the shame

of a friend or colleague visiting
in a month, or a year
and stepping in to the room saying

does it smell like a poem in here

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I’ve ridden the 2018 Gong Ride

Most of it anyway It wasn't my most successful year. I'd done about the same amount of preparation as for the last couple of years but had to pull out after almost 60km due to severe muscle cramps. in general I haven't exercised as much as I have in previous years, and working from home…[...]

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I've just started reading "A Pleasure to be Here" and there's early scripts I don't recall - probably because they were on a channel with commercials. I'm really enjoying discovering "new" Clarke and Dawe as well as rediscovering the classic interviews. John Clarke was such a talent!

What if Jordan Peterson asked Assange to clean his room?

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#Bitcoin must die


If Bitcoin were to cease trading tomorrow, 0.5% of the world’s electricity demand would simply disappear. This is roughly equivalent to the output of ten coal-fired power plants, emitting 50 million tonnes of CO2 per year – which would cover one year’s worth of the carbon emission cuts required to limit temperature rises this century to 2C.

#ClimateChange #CryptoCurrency

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australia day should be february 29th to tell the rest of the world that nationalism is bullshit and once every four years is quite enough to collectively wank over ourselves thanks cobbers

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The NBN was down all morning. I was in the middle of a support call to my ISP (it must be a fault at your end) when they got a lot more reports. The support person then said that apparently the NBN had been "rationalising the network" and that had caused the issue.

in the afternoon I got a "courtesy text" from the ISP stating that they'd completed a network upgrade in my area and some customers may have had their connections dropped as a result. 🤔

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I met a traveler from an icy land
Who said—"Two dry and fleshless pits of plum
Lie in the dustbin... near them, on the floor,
Half stained with purple juice a napkin lies,
Whose tears and wrinkles tell
That its user well those plums enjoyed;
And on the napkin, these words appear:
I have eaten the plums
That were in the icebox;
Look on my works, ye Hungry, and despair!
Nothing beside remains."

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