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Laurie Penny has a new essay out in Wired about stories, fanfic and culture. It's a very good read (but then, she always writes well IMO).

wired.com/story/culture-fan-ta

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Mental health issues in cycling 

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Holy shit, never considered that, but this is likely accurate.

Pi is almost sociable. He's wandering around the house and talking to me now and then - it's only been 4 weeks. The catch is that his dad comes back from holiday tomorrow 😀

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20 years ago: I wanna live in the big city!

10 years ago: Maybe somewhere on the outskirts will do?

today: Do they have a cabin in the woods with high-speed Internet?

Current programming peeve - calling development teams "tribes"

Pi sitting at the top of the stairs... he's gradually becoming more friendly but likes some distance between us unless I am holding food

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boost if someone calling you a radical leftist is a compliment

I'm babysitting Pi. My brother's off on an overseas holiday, so I am looking after the little boy for a few weeks. He hasn't decided to be friendly yet

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Thwart nazi efforts on the play store 

Hospital blues 

This is a heartwarming story of how a young mother can combine a (national championship winning) career with looking after her two-year old, but I kept wondering what the father was doing. My guess is that being a professional female cyclist - even in Belgium - doesn't pay enough to enable him to take time off to help look after the child, so he works full time. It would have been nice to read about that side of their situation.

cyclingtips.com/2019/07/mum-go

What's my favourite thing today?

Reopening a 50 year old book. As far as I recall, LoTR is one if the first books I ever read. I'd reread it constantly as a child and my ritual each Christmas holiday when I was older was to set aside time to read it when I went home.

I have a newer copy, but my mother sent this down to me a while back and I've just started reading it again after a long break.

Gravel rash 

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