yay! my copy of the Velofocus Road Book 2018 arrived today. It's a glorious photographic record of the 2018 women's professional road cycling season.
In case anyone wants to know what the content looks like, check out http://velofocus.com/
Merry Christmas everyone and a couple of PSAs. Firstly, if you've moved, tell your friends and relatives your new address. That way, you'll get their Christmas cards. Secondly, if you're sending a card, consider putting a return address on the envelope so it can be sent back to you from the old address.
tech rant Show more
I spent half the day in chats with Network Solutions in order to sort out administrative access to a couple of standby domains that the boss wants. It turns out that they'd created more that half a dozen userids for me linked in various ways to the two(?) accounts we have; only one has ever been used as a login userid. Now I have ten userids amd hate my life
"don't be evil": Google tries to patent a student's work after the student demos it in an interview https://patentpandas.org/stories/company-patented-my-idea
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.
does it smell
like a poem
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
The remote UK community living off-grid
(submitted by cmsefton)
read 2 get really angry about capitalism Show more
if u wanna really fume this morning check out this advice column letter about a person whose job FINES THEM CASH for being minutes late to work. almost as depressing is the letter writer’s internalized guilt and self loathing https://www.askamanager.org/2018/11/my-employer-fined-me-90-for-being-late.html
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…[...]
#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.
this post is a master class in why you don't want to piss off a florist https://theotherguysride.tumblr.com/post/178747027185/found-you-through-your-florist-stories-is-there-a
facebook and myanmar rant Show more
I guess what affects me the most about this is the casual rascist arrogance that Zuckerberg and the tech industry in general has. Foisting English-language tech on the world and not bothering to ensure that there's proper support for the actual languages spoken in other countries than the US 😠
The whole move fast and break things paradigm needs to DIAF and I especially like the slogan "Facebook is a toilet".
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