Gosh, I see that it's already over a year since I joined here. It's the future now. I'm disappointed to see that not much has improved.

I've tooted every single day for the last 3 months.
In that whole time, I've had less than a dozen replies.
In a way, it's liberating, knowing I can say what I like because nobody is listening.
But it's a waste of my time, so it's time to call a halt now.

Today’s plan: reading, essay writing, lunch, dog walk, family meal, gaming, maybe a wee dram, bed just after midnight.

Reading "The Art of Memoir" by Mary Kerr - such vivid writing. There's a short chapter on the importance of telling the truth. It was written in 2015, just before the big Russian onslaught against truth of 2016. I bet the chapter will be expanded if the book ever gets revised. It's the biggest problem of this decade, if not this century.

Just came across the phrase β€˜tractor beam’ in a non-sci-fi book. What a weird notion to have passed into the cultural consciousness. A beam is made of things you project away from yourself, and the idea that this could cause a high mass object to go in the opposite direction is patently magical-realism.

I have 10 days to write my second essay and the more I think about it, the less I know what I'm going to say for 2000 words.

Trying to figure out how to get some old photos from my mac onto my phone to edit with apps. It used to be a thing you could do in iTunes, but now it's gone all iCloud and obscure (if possible at all).

Xmas dinner was improved by the fact that my mother brought a bottle of champagne and then only drank a glass and a half of it.

Sniffling with a cold, not so sure spending most of the day going for a really long walk is such a good idea now.

I’m reading β€œThe Buddha of Suburbia” and it’s the funniest thing I’ve read for years. I’ve even been in a room with Hanif Kureishi, how come I never read this until now?

The library sure is more pleasant without all the undergraduates in it.

Great idea for a xmas present: an amulet that protects the wearer against all superstitions.

Pro tip: if you're writing code to poll a service frequently, and you care about the volume of traffic because it's through a satellite, don't forget that each call of a couple of dozen bytes, becomes 8KB when you include the SSL wrapping!

Had a dream about being trapped in a cave with water flooding in. Think it's because the noise of the stream at the bottom of our garden is so loud after all the rain at the weekend.

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