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Friendly reminder: In a world where so many people are cruel for the sake of it, the most punk thing you can do is to be kind without expecting anything in return.

“All lifts are robots but not all robots are lifts”

Dreamt last night that I saw Endgame, and it finished with the revelation that the entire MCU was all a dream in the mind of Obadiah Stane after Tony Stark was in fact killed in Afghanistan.

I really hope that's not a spoiler.

"Parklife" was 25 years old yesterday. EVERYTHING IS FINE.

and now I see that the Professor Elemental page is also woefully missing information. Job for tonight.

Randomly decided this evening to add to the sum total of human knowledge by updating the Wikipedia page for Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer:

… and this morning it works. I guess it wanted the evening off?

Goddamn bloody domain squatters. Should be illegal.

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

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:

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



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Open social media for the UK

A social media community hosted in the UK; part of the Mastodon/ActivityPub federated social network, which allows you to follow users on other communities. It's a bit like Twitter but without a single company in control.

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