I just finished reading "Queens of Pain" recently. It's a look at the forgotten history of women in cycling over the last century and a bit.
The book is published by Rapha and doesn't have a wide distribution AFAICS, but it's amazing and deserves more exposure. I'm going to send out a few toots summarising the contents, over the next few days. #womenscycling
Before I discovered womens cycling, I was an avid TdF watcher. Now I hardly watch it as there is much more exciting racing to follow. As various commentators like Kathryn Bertine have said, there *was* a women's TdF in both the 1950s and '80s. The only thing stopping that from happening now is lack of desire and laziness. If Christian wants to reinvigorate the event, he needs to get off his ass and take action.
Portland is a shit-show and Jo Ann Hardesty has no patience for it.
This beer ad went up at a local pub recently. They finished the slogan first and I was in agreement, but then they did the image and now I'm repulsed by the idea
I'm having trouble uploading images to mastodon.social at the moment, in case people aren't already aware. I get a 500 Bad Gateway error
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.
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
Yahoo.. I emplore you.... Please.
Please fuck all the way off, completely, for eternity
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 :(
"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
(submitted by cmsefton)
Not high in the building...
Just level two
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