Goddamn bloody domain squatters. Should be illegal.

@neil @douginamug ooh I’ve been looking for a book specifically on this ever since learning about it in an Adam Curtis doc. Rise of the Machines (amazon.co.uk/dp/B01GQKWKL4) might cover it too, but I’ve not got to read it yet.

@ej I don’t think it’s the same people, but the idea is of course very similar. Apparently you can go listen to Longplayer in London, I need to go do that sometime. I guess I’ve got a while though :)

Oooh, type support for Ruby looks super interesting (and easy to integrate)! sorbet.org

Advantage of our office location is that I can hold 1:1s with my team at the protest at Oxford Circus.

Did a teletype pairing session this morning with @huwdiprose, but we accidentally left it connected. So suddenly a few hours later he starts typing onto my screen, like my computer is haunted.

What a time to be alive.

If there’s one thing that will save humanity and make it all worthwhile, it’s our capacity for whimsy.

“The piece started with a 17-month rest on September 5, 2001, which would have been Cage's 89th birthday. The first sound appeared on February 5, 2003.”

I’m so glad things like this exist.

TIL that there is a John Cage piece being performed in Germany that will last 639 years: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_Slo

Definitely adding that to my “obscure places to visit” list.

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@K_J_Holmes I knew a few of them from listening to "History of the Future Part 2", but it was nice to get the full experience of the album as originally put together :)

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@K_J_Holmes I love how versatile they continue to be even now. From thumping darkness like that there Prime Evil, to somewhere almost pop like Rush Hill Road off the latest album, to the wonderful ambient stuff on COW. One of the few bands where I can find something to fit every mood.

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