Eric Rose

Computerer, bikerer, gamerer, Sysadmin zealot

Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social

@bestthingsbot going for a bike ride with my brother

June 30, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social
Gravel rash

So I went tor a decent ride with my brother for the first time in ages. I fell off after about 3km and rode for another 25km to Parramatta. We had lunch and then I cleaned the area and coated it in antiseptic cream before riding home

June 30, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social

Australia Needs A Green New Deal, Not More Centrism

People are taking the wrong lessons from Labor's shock defeat.

junkee.com/green-new-deal-aust

mastodon.social/media/iUGRMBQ5

June 20, 2019
Eric Rose
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June 20, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social

@geordie
Congrats

June 18, 2019
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I don’t know who needs to see this but please boost anyway to support those around you ♥️

June 15, 2019
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Enslaved, and then learning English, Greek, and Latin by the time she was 12? A force of nature.

freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngul

June 12, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social

Istanbul on King has closed after maybe 20 years IIRC. That's another icon of Newtown gone ☹

June 11, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social

There's a tree down at the bottom of the street and it's brought down the power lines. Luckily our power is on at the moment, but the repairman will have to cut the lines and rebuild - whenever they arrive.

June 08, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social

There's a nice inspirational quote for Lin Manuel-Miranda in this blog post that starts with "You’re someone’s wildest dream". It's amazing to look at how far women's cycling has progressed in just one generation, and it's wonderful to see riders pause from the daily grind to celebrate being where they are

racing.trekbikes.com/stories/t

June 06, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social

I realised this morning that I hadn't had porridge this winter yet, so that's what I made for breakfast. It's such a great cold-weather comfort food.

June 06, 2019
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Good Praxis.

May 30, 2019
Eric Rose
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June 01, 2019
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Bigotry isn't ok just because it's directed at a horrible person. Be careful about who you're hurting in the process

April 05, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social
my auspol post

There's shitty takes galore all across social media and no--one really needs one more, but I needed to vent on why the ALP should go away and never come back

whosit.wamble.net/?p=4526

May 19, 2019
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Every time I see the Hacker Ethic praised without critically challenging its shortcomings, I have to think of "Programming is Forgetting: Toward a New Hacker Ethic" by Allison Parrish and wish it was more popular. You can read the transcript here opentranscripts.org/transcript

May 02, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social
Endgame ruminations

@sexybenfranklin I get that it's all fantasy, but there's an ethical dimension in storytelling that I think gets dismissed in these big slugfests. My preference is for the more personal stories where the focus is on what drives a character to overcome and grow as a person/hero.

April 29, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social
Endgame ruminations

Has your partner moved onto a new relationship or suicided in what was a blink of an eye for you? Has your home been destroyed in some catastrophe caused by the vanishment, and you come back to nothing?

Superhero stories are always so problematic in their use and abuse of power and this is especially egregious in my opinion. Who has the right to royally fuck up a universe of people a second time because they want their friends back?

April 29, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social
Endgame ruminations

Even more problematic is the psychic effect. There's 5 years worth of grief on the part of survivors and there's big monuments naming the lost. How do you deal with trying to cope with loss only to have people return? How do returnees copy with massive changes in the environment and people they thought they knew who are now 5 years different. If you were a pilot and the plane crashed killing everyone when you disappeared, what will finding out do to you?

April 29, 2019
Eric Rose
wamble@mastodon.social
Endgame ruminations

I woke several hours before I was supposed to with stuff about Endgame running through my head. I know it's all fantasy but bringing everyone back from Thanos' cull is severely problematic on several levels.

People vanished from cars and planes etc. in motion. You can't just bring them back in the same spot, so where to they arrive? Even more picky, how do you (can you?) compensate for galactic motion? Where anything was in the universe 5 years ago is not where it is now.

April 29, 2019