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Been thinking I would like to share my tech/crypto/policy experience and skills with climate focused groups, like a 'yell if you want advice' thing.

So, yell if you want advice? Happy to chat via DMs, Signal, XMPP, email, etc. Responses may be choppy.

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Today I learned the difference between "forego" and "forgo".

lol. UK gov wants to build a floating trade fair and diplomacy cruise ship, then shoehorn 'security' measures into it to get around WTO international tendering. Can't make this shit up.

ft.com/content/c1297c53-15ba-4

Any ideas on how to starch/fix some paper that's been folded? Preferably without any coloring or visual difference except maybe some glossing. Varnish? Corn starch?

Saw a writing desk bureau thingy in a charity shop today and now I really want a writing desk bureau thingy.

I actually laughed at this one, which probably means I'm super lame.

Not seeing much social coverage of China expanding coal production by 100m tonnes. A HUNDRED MILLION TONNES, to keep things rolling.

If there is anyone here who'd like to work with me as a Research Associate from 1 Jan 2022 until 31 July 2023 or for a shorter period, full-time or part-time, please let me know.

Closing date is 13 Oct, no applicants so far so I will re-advertise if needed.

The post is on a research project at the intersection of embedded systems (SW&HW), programming languages, compilers, runtime systems and type theory. So if you know about any of these areas, it may suit you.

jobs.ac.uk/job/CJE549/research

Stupidly realising that an old 40W bulb is about 4x the power of my laptop. That's a quarter of the power to DO SOME AMAZING SHIT compared to just lighting a room. 🤯

Thinking through heat in the house as winter and gas prices kick in.

Current idea is to get a second hand hot water bottle, and fill it with the leftover hot water from the washing up.

Would washing up liquid and food particles degrade the rubber though? Should I "upgrade" to something more ceramic?

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