"France bans citizens from filming and identifying violent police officers"
That's fucked up
"If The World Was Created By A Programmer"
The last panel had me in tears 😂
I thought for a while that it might be possible to reconnect with my father after years of not speaking. However I just hung up on him mid-sentence through an anti-lockdown rant.
He kept repeating the same lies he's read in the Murdoch press, and refuses to accept that people might lie to put profits ahead of public health. I think I'm better off without him in my life
where were you when you found out the UK's track and trace software (which cost 12 billion quid) has excel as a backing database
sadly there is a backlog of cases which were untracked because they exceeded the excel row limit
worry not, they have solved the problem and are now using two excel files to keep track of people
My brother caught the neighbour attempting to start work early by tearing down a shed on Sunday afternoon. He put a stop to that quick smart
I'm babysitting my brother's cat for a week while their neighbour begins demolition for a rebuild. As per usual, Pi has gone to ground and only comes out to eat in the middle of the night. Maybe he'll be more sociable in a day or two. The ironic thing is that our council are going to be working outside on a footpath rebuild so we'll have noise as well, although hopefully not as much as at my brothers place
This interview of Judith Butler is a master class on how to deconstruct loaded questions.
I've spent a few days binging October Faction and it's quite reasonable, although it doesn't take the genre anywhere too different. There's some good world building and character development and I quite like some of the special effects. Unfortunately it appears it's been cancelled.
One immediate impression when I started was that there was a big age difference between the parents. It turns out that they were both born in 1970 so I guess he just aged badly :)
auspol, accc, FandG
I blogged about the ACCC and Google/Facebook thing. It's long, about 5,500 words: https://www.eigenmagic.com/2020/09/07/a-deep-dive-into-google-facebook-and-australian-news/
Facebook repeatedly overruled fact checkers in favor of conservatives
..or at least that's how I see it now, looking back (as well as re-reading and re-watching simply for the pleasure in the story and the language). As an adult that mix of love and loss was found in Buffy and Sandman, and other interesting re-imagings of classic tales and tropes.
Now I've just finished watching the adaptation of Lucifer. I binged the first few seasons but had to parcel out the last one as I couldn't face having no more. I really hope S5 hasn't disappeared into the COVID void.
There's a strange hollow but satisfied feeling you get when you get to the end of a really engaging TV series or a book that is unique; one that captivates you totally - one that drags you into a narrative, a world that you don't want to leave. As a young adult, that was LoTR, and earlier it was the Narnia series. Maybe you can never quite recapture that original experience of love and then loss after you finished, and I used to consistently re-read them in search of it again...
Computerer, bikerer, gamerer, Sysadmin zealot
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