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…[...]
I've just started reading "A Pleasure to be Here" and there's early scripts I don't recall - probably because they were on a channel with commercials. I'm really enjoying discovering "new" Clarke and Dawe as well as rediscovering the classic interviews. John Clarke was such a talent!
What if Jordan Peterson asked Assange to clean his room?
#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
australia day should be february 29th to tell the rest of the world that nationalism is bullshit and once every four years is quite enough to collectively wank over ourselves thanks cobbers
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".
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. 🤔
That's me as a kid 😃
While it takes me longer now, I still devour good books in reasonable time. The Jemisin Broken Earth trilogy only took me a couple of months
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."
Obviously designed by someone who'll be first against the wall when the revolution comes
this is a really good analysis of the Linux news by Otter Tech, https://otter.technology/blog/2018/09/20/linux-kernel-hastily-adopts-standard-code-of-conduct/
This is a righteous rant about software "engineering"
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