Help! I've fallen into a sea shanty rabbit hole and can't get out...
Guess who's just spent over 5 hours working because of DDOS attack on another customer of our hosting provider :blobugh:
I didn't push my chair in as I got up after lunch. When I was putting the plate in the sink, I heard a crash and turned around to see that Daisy had used the chair as a springboard to jump up onto the table. No food or anything breakable there, luckily...
@bestthingsbot our new puplet Daisy galumphed down the hall at breakfast to see where I was and then sat at my feet waiting for my toast
"France bans citizens from filming and identifying violent police officers"
That's fucked up
@bestthingsbot I finished watching The Haunting of Bly Manor. Elegaic isn't a word I use often but that show is an exquisite combination of terror and tenderness.
@pzmyers I just recalled the British slang "nonce". It's a word that should come back into style, IMO
"If The World Was Created By A Programmer"
The last panel had me in tears 😂
I thought for a while that it might be possible to reconnect with my father after years of not speaking. However I just hung up on him mid-sentence through an anti-lockdown rant.
He kept repeating the same lies he's read in the Murdoch press, and refuses to accept that people might lie to put profits ahead of public health. I think I'm better off without him in my life
I'm cat-sitting again. After a couple if weeks, Pi is brave/bored/... enough to go exploring. Now he wants to go outside. Not a good idea, unfortunately
where were you when you found out the UK's track and trace software (which cost 12 billion quid) has excel as a backing database
sadly there is a backlog of cases which were untracked because they exceeded the excel row limit
worry not, they have solved the problem and are now using two excel files to keep track of people
My brother caught the neighbour attempting to start work early by tearing down a shed on Sunday afternoon. He put a stop to that quick smart
I'm babysitting my brother's cat for a week while their neighbour begins demolition for a rebuild. As per usual, Pi has gone to ground and only comes out to eat in the middle of the night. Maybe he'll be more sociable in a day or two. The ironic thing is that our council are going to be working outside on a footpath rebuild so we'll have noise as well, although hopefully not as much as at my brothers place
This interview of Judith Butler is a master class on how to deconstruct loaded questions.
Flowers, and bees hard at work
I just got a flier from the NSW Govt. in the mailbox. Apparently there's a "popup" cycleway from Petersham to Newtown coming soon. Because apparently creating proper permanent cycling resources is beyond the imagination of NSW public servants 😒
I've spent a few days binging October Faction and it's quite reasonable, although it doesn't take the genre anywhere too different. There's some good world building and character development and I quite like some of the special effects. Unfortunately it appears it's been cancelled.
One immediate impression when I started was that there was a big age difference between the parents. It turns out that they were both born in 1970 so I guess he just aged badly :)