Right after I wrote this plaintive toot, I (unrelatedly) got invited to a party

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Germany but all the place names are translated so they sound like place names in England

So cursed

Loneliness, eh? For me it's the major bequest of the pandemic, even now with things supposedly "opening up"

Something really poignant about this late career performance from Ben Webster, I've been enjoying it this weekend m.youtube.com/watch?v=krAs4je6

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Over at Twitter, one of the authors of the study adds: "We quantified there's about 2.9 million machines. If they last for 1.5 years, then less than 80.000 of them will ever create a single block at all - more than 97% of machines will be discarded without even producing a single useful contribution ever." twitter.com/DigiEconomist/stat

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"The lifespan of bitcoin mining devices remains limited to just 1.29 years. As a result, we estimate that the whole bitcoin network currently cycles through 30.7 metric kilotons of equipment per year." theguardian.com/technology/202

Having a very 90s Saturday night here, listening to tracker music while making a Quake1 level

Here's some confusing in CentOS 7 . In a panel of power-saving options, we see "Wi-Fi: turn off Wi-Fi to save power". I interpreted this as a feature that drops connectivity when the computer is inactive, and clicked to turn it off. Actually the switch was for *Wi-Fi itself* and what sounded like a feature description was a hint.

In a month or so I'm gonna hit 50 A4 pads' worth of . It's not really worth the space (particularly over years) so I think I'll take that as a sign to buy a cheap consumer flatbed scanner and digitise them (then throw it on a password-protected hard disk and forget about it till I hit the next 50!)

Updated my expenditure tracking for the last six weeks. Ah, I do like a nice sense of control

Well this is a great read, and that's what I call game dev. Gosh we have it easy these days! all-things-andy-gavin.com/2011

@jayeless ha that's a raw deal! I'm sure prices here have been jacked up in the post-Covid reopening, but even with that I think a normal price for us is more like €5.50-€6.50

I got what I deserved for drinking in Grand Canal Dock - ground zero for gentrification in Dublin - last night: €7.50 pints

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A single Bitcoin transaction consumes more electricity than the average American household does in two months. digiconomist.net/bitcoin-energ

Trying to learn maths on Wikipedia is a distinctive sensation, because every concept you're presented with very quickly opens up new concepts that you want to learn so as to understand the first one

A hind told me: don't be afraid of barking dogs. A heron told me: wait stilly at the borders of realms. The ghost of a wolf told me: don't reject madness.

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Aren't you tired from writing your Rust programs in English? Would you like to try something different, exotic and funny? Do you like saying "merde" a lot?

Here's my contribution to solve this problem: Rouille, a French Rust programming language.

github.com/bnjbvr/rouille

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