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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."

My copy of How to Talk to Girls at Parties (the movie) arrived today! It had to be ordered from the UK since apparently no-one in Australia is a Neil Gaiman fan 🤔

Laurie Penny with some words on why you should *not* give fascists etc. a platform. The folks at the ABC should read and reflect on their stance (I hate typos! 😩 )

This is an amazing feat - one woman riding the entire Vuelta just before the men rode each stage. Let no-one say that women aren't capable of riding grand tours.

I was going to sit outside in the sun for lunch at Great Aunty Three but it appears that everyone else has had the same idea

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“I need to change some of my
behavior, and I want to apologize to the people that my personal
behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development

I did not expect to see this kind of introspection from Linus Torvalds


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in 1841 horace mann accurately predicted that reading turns kids goth "In regard to all the other sources of pleasure... the alphabetic column presents an utter blank. There stands in silence and death, the stiff, perpendicular row of characters, lank, stark, immovable, without form or comeliness, and, as to signification, wholly void. They are skeleton-shaped, bloodless, ghostly apparitions, and hence it is no wonder that the children look and feel so death-like, when compelled to face them."

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There's new graffiti in the railway tunnel off Albermarle Street

It's springtime 😃 everything is in bloom and smelling sweet - and about to trigger my hayfever 🙄

Interesting transfer news - Ashley Moolman Pasio is moving to Waowdeals, which will be called CCC next year. I wonder if makes her co-leader with Voss? With her loss, Cervelo Bigla will be depending more on Cecilie and the younger riders to step up. However, it's also been announced that Leah Thomas (Darth Leah ☺) is coming over from the defunct UHC team to Bigla, and it will be good to see her race more in Europe

I'm so glad to read that Kristina Vogel is recovering mentally and emotionally after her accident. Given the litany of dodgey incidents she relates for track cycling, I hope that someone takes responsibility for better safety on the track.

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This is a tragic outcome. I hope Kristina can build a new life in the aftermath, and it will be interesting to see if she can make a comeback as a paraplegic athlete.

"Germany's Olympic and world sprint cycling champion Kristina Vogel has been paralysed following a serious crash in training in June, she told a German magazine in an interview"

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