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.

@simsa04 WHile I agree with bits od the sentiment, there is a sense of privilege there which is more representative of the "old civilisation" than literature. How many people actually read Austen as a young girl, or Hume when they're 18?

Like all forms of rebellion, disruption is often against the lack of engagement, support & understanding from the rest of society to begin with. As I get older, I realise that it's up to me to integrate with and handover to younger generations, not vice versa.

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.

@simsa04 That's cool, ta. I've used diluted white vinegar to clean things before - we're in a very chalky area. Does the concentrate you use smell very vinegary? Do you mask that with anything if so?

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. 🤯

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