Worst part of not being on twitter anymore? No @anildash


"The Japanese Man Who Saved 6,000 Jews With His Handwriting" by David Wolpe

"After the ceremony, in front of some 1,200 students, I spoke with his one remaining child, his son Nobuki, who arrived from Belgium to honor his father’s memory. He told me his father was “a very simple man. He was kind, loved reading, gardening and most of all children. He never thought what he did was notable or unusual.”"



8 years ago I had 25% risk of a heart "incident" within 5 years.

100,000km of cycling later (and 30kg) and I'm now at < 1%


Holy crap. Malware hidden in a strand of DNA hijacks the computer that analyzes that particular gene sequence.

We're going to live in a very weird world man.


@jordan it was actually a magnificent breakfast. I’m trying to get it setup as a weekly tradition now.

My idea is not getting any traction in the group 😔

It’s Father’s Day in Australia so I am currently waiting for the annual offering of a breakfast that is both burnt and soggy, but still tastes like the best breakfast ever.

@jordan well, that went surprisingly well. A little too well.

I have a feeling I’m going to wake up to all sorts of flashing lights and alarms.

just closed a 4 month long pull-request.

Now to deploy to production 😬

And to make it doubly fun, it's going to be a completely new production environment as well 😬😬😬😬

This magnificent fellow was just sitting on a branch by the side of the path on my ride this morning. An Eastern Osprey.



I had to block some external instances on Masto.host shared hosting.

Here is why and how that can be reverted: masto.host/i-had-to-block-some

This was a tricky decision but couldn't think of a better solution.

If you have any suggestions, please do let me know.


when you follow your old account with your new instance account


Australia's new Assistance and Access law would create new powers that could demand software developers obey secret orders to re-write or add spyware to their work.
We can stop it now—or have the world lose trust in Australian code. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/08/aust

Just heard that a childhood family friend (who admittedly I haven't seen for ages) died from skin cancer this morning 😔

47 years old.

Get regular checkups people.

My favourite place on Earth.

Might have something to do with the fact that there's less than 10 people within 100km in any direction.


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