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Software engineers: “you can’t patch it at runtime! It’s too hard and risky”

Civil engineers:

RT @splattne@twitter.com

In 1930 the Indiana Bell building was rotated 90°. Over a month, the structure was moved 15 inch/hr, all while 600 employees still worked there. There was no interruption to gas, heat, electricity, water, sewage, or the telephone service they provided. No one inside felt it move.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/splattne/status/13

🌍 Map of the Internet

An epic work of art by Martin Vargic, featuring over a thousand websites on a fictional map, organised by topic and sized for traffic scale (logarithmic). Some regions to look for:

* Protocol Ocean.
* Gulf of Linkrot.
* Viral Valey.
* Sea of Netizens.
* Append: Major launch dates.
* Append: Broadband speeds by country.
* Append: Most expensive domain sales.

Full size graphic (19 MB) at halcyonmaps.com/map-of-the-int

via kottke.org/21/05/a-map-of-the-

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I hear phantom sounds from Windows XP whilst gazing upon these amazing landscapes!

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food adj, grilling 


This reminds me of when I realized toasters tend to have a removable tray as well.💡

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The trouble with comparing yourself to others, is that there too many others.

Using 'all others' as your control group, all of your worst fears and fondest hopes are at once true. You're good, you're bad. You're abnormal, you're like everyone else.

From 300 Arguments, by Manguso.

You're wonderful just the way you are! ♥️

#books #aphorisms #aphorism #300arguments

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🌍 Global Internet infrastructure map

A map of the cables laid on our sea beds, connecting the various landmasses on our humble planet.


See also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submarin #webperf #peering #ixp #internetaccess #isp #cdn

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Why I have intro music on my video calls

I've been experimenting on my colleagues (sorry gang!) and I've found that video meetings go a little better when they start with a bit of mood music.

This is, of course, highly unscientific and just a little bit silly, but it is fun.

I log in to Google Meet a minute before the meeting start time and immediately share a YouTube video. Meet has this nifty


#/etc/ #wfh

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Some birds spotted on a hike yesterday morning: a California Towhee (the mature one perched on top of a bush) and a bushtit (looking very birb-like). A whole lot of the latter were flying back and forth between the trees on either side of the path, barely stopping long enough for me to point the camera in the right direction.

#photo #birds #nature #birb

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I miss the bygone era of very internety things, geocities-style scavenger hunts, easter eggs. So, I made thing. Hope you like it!


#scavengerhunt #easteregg #eastereggs #textadventure #treasurehunt #nostalgia #geocities #geek

RE: design, fun 


To zoom in, please lean forward.

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What's happening in Boğaziçi University, an English brief: 

After the post [1] published in NYTimes, you may heard of a resistance occurs in one of the best universities of Turkey, Boğaziçi University. While BOUN traditionally owns the values of democracy, Erdoğan is an authoritarian conservative who tries to turn Turkey into a nationalist, bossist, islamic country (terrible, I know...). It is expected to see his moves against LGBTIQ+ people, women, non-muslim people, kurds or any other minorities

RE: keepass, bitwarden 


Ik gebruik op moment KeeWeb met WebDAV (Fastmail) voor sync en backup. Is echter niet ideaal voor mobiel (op moment voeg ik alleen dingen toe op Mac, en af en toe overschrijf ik de lokale kopie op mobiel vanuit de Fastmail app. En het sleutel bestand eenmalig handmatig).

Bitwarden lijkt me een goede compromise! Ziet er goed uit kwa principes, prijs, en ondersteuning. Overweeg ik ook als aanrader in de toekomst.

Alleen hele Australiërs, gelukkig, geen cijfers achter de komma.

(en: Only whole Australians are granted, no decimal places fortunately.)

A moment of tension in the Vatican. If the bishop moves forward, the queen can take him.

"Friends just sent me this image from last night's The Simpsons. So funny and flattering."

– RT 🐦 @mrteller

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