Eric Rose

Computerer, bikerer, gamerer, Sysadmin zealot

Eric Rose
Sports and mental health

Australian former pro road cyclist Loren Rowney talks about her issues with bulimia and depression and how it's better not to suffer in silence.

3 days ago
Eric Rose
work gripe

What do you do with people who ignore emails because they're busy doing "more important" things" and then complain that they didn't know about what you mailed them and have now checked in broken code based on their ignorance?

3 days ago
Eric Rose

Holy shit! I didnt realise that a fire in in the mid-north coast of NSW had been burning for 7 months. Apparently it was in dehydrated wetlands, and they had to pump seawater into the area to control it. The latest heavy rains finally extinguished it.

4 days ago
Eric Rose

I was today years old when I learned of Ashley Boone Jr., the first black president of a major Hollywood studio

February 07, 2020
Eric Rose
racism in cycling

I've got to say that I'm not very surprised that British Cycling has been racist. I'd guess that the problem still exists - how many non-white UK cyclists are racing now? Zero AFAIK, although I'd be happy to be proven wrong.

At any rate, this is an important story about a top black UK racer denied the chance to represent his country.

February 06, 2020
Eric Rose

more smoke in the air over Sydney today :(

February 03, 2020
Eric Rose

@bestthingsbot finding out I'm going to be an uncle. My sister-in-law is pregnant; they held off telling people until they were sure there were no complications. Our mother is very happy too since it'll be her first (only?) grandchild.

February 01, 2020
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pzmyers 🦑

Katie Hopkins gets a free meal and a little vacation -- at the cost of what little dignity she had left. What an evil clown.

January 30, 2020
Eric Rose

I hate Joomla! (not looking for help, just ranting). The problem is always file permissions (not DNS). You might have fixed the permissions months ago, but they'll be wrong again when you go to check 😖

January 29, 2020
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Thomas B. Rücker

Highly recommended reading if you do Ops or DevOps.
Paraphrasing someone who commented elsewhere:
First I chuckled,
Then I nodded with increasing frequency,
Then I cringed,
Then I wept,
And finally I just dissolved in tears.
Ouch! I'm in this [picture] and I don't like it!
and a bit of .

January 26, 2020
Eric Rose

I was supposed to have a dental check up this morning. Overnight, a change blew in and I awoke to find the air filled with smoke, so I've rescheduled my appointment.

January 10, 2020
Eric Rose

@pzmyers not from me. I have been worried on and off about where cancel culture is going and Natalie pinpoints the problems, although not as succinctly as usual. There is definitely elements of virtue signalling and tribalism in how accountability has been twisted out of shape 😢

January 03, 2020
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Fucking this

December 27, 2019
Eric Rose

Merry Christmas, everyone. I may not be a very active member of the Fediverse but I appreciate you, each and every one for all your contributions

December 24, 2019
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Benjamin Young Savage (ᐱᓐᒋᐱᓐ)

Seattle Police officers recorded running into pedestrians with their bikes on crowded sidewalks and then arresting the victims for assault.

December 15, 2019
Eric Rose

I watched The Godfather last night. This Coppola fellow has some talent and I hope Hollywood gets behind him so he can make more good movies

December 07, 2019
Eric Rose

@mike now I have to dig out my sandwich toaster!

December 06, 2019
Eric Rose

This is the sky over Newtown thus afternoon. Unfortunately the intense red of the Sun in muted in this photo.

December 04, 2019
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In nature, “alpha” has similar connotations to what it has in software versions

November 30, 2019