Well this is my find of the morning: “Tannhauser Gate” by Simulated Sun from their Ignition EP. youtu.be/SMy1a1oes00

I intend for mastodon.me.uk to sign the Mastodon Server Covenant announced by @gargron (see blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/05/). One thing is requires is more than one person with emergency access, so it's time to create an administration team. DM me if you are up for becoming an admin or moderator on this server, and remember you can support our costs at opencollective.com/mastodon-me.

Today I realised that (as James is my middle name), I could call myself R. James Smith and sound like an Asimov robot.

😎 NHS X: "The X stands for user experience" - @hadleybeeman 😎

@blockchain nice work on adding the JSON file (it's been a while since I checked). Has anyone looking into automating domain block admin using it? For instance, I can imagine having a script to auto-silence or suspend based on certain reasons...

The two big old parties (plus UKIP) being hammered at the polls over Brexit is the best political news I've heard in years: bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-481. More votes to Greens, Independents and Lib Dems. Yay!

Introduced my 6 year old to voting this morning on the way to school. Start ‘em young I say.

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. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professo

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

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

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