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Linguistic humor
"I lately lost a preposition;
It hid, I thought, beneath my chair,
And angrily I cried, "Perdition!
Up from out of in under there."
Correctness is my vade mecum,
And straggling phrases I abhor,
And yet I wondered, "What should he come
Up from out of in under there for?""
22 days ago
Save 10% on Not Tonight on Steam
"Person of European Heritage #112: Welcome to Relocation Block B, your new home. Your designated role is 'Bouncer'. Work hard, stay out of trouble, and we might let you stay in the UK.

In an alternative Britain where Brexit talks have collapsed, an extreme far-right government has taken power. Citizens of European heritage have been rounded up and exiled. Forced out of your previous life, you find yourself in the midst of a booming gig economy, fighting to scrape by and return to the city you call home."
5 weeks ago
Floruit - Wikipedia
"Floruit [...] denotes a date or period during which a person was known to have been alive or active"
6 weeks ago
Fixing Palm Detect on Ubuntu 14.04 » Steven Kohlmeyer
The "Synaptics Palm Dimensions" setting was the one that I'd never set before - finally I have working palm detection...
7 weeks ago
Lead Developer London 2018
Phil's notes from Lead Dev 2018
talks 
11 weeks ago
Parkstats
A nice visualization of the number of people who went to each UK parkrun in the last week.
parkrun  running 
june 2018
30 Seconds of CSS
"A curated collection of useful CSS snippets you can understand in 30 seconds or less."
css 
june 2018
Hero Forge Custom Miniatures
Design miniatures online, have them posted to you
may 2018
Retro Wave - PhotoFunia: Free photo effects and online photo editor
That thing for making text look as if it's the cover of an 80s computer textbook
may 2018
Blockchain's Two-Flavored Appeal
"Not surprisingly, the most enthusiastic bitcoin and blockchain proponents are the ones who understand neither databases nor economics."
bitcoin 
may 2018
Templatemaker.nl ✂︎ free, custom sized templates
A nice site for printing out nets for building boxes and other exciting things out of carboard
may 2018
The Magistrates' Blog: So. Farewell then Bystander...
"We're very sorry to say that Bystander (real name Richard Bristow) died at Stoke Mandeville on June 4, aged 70. He was a Justice of the Peace at Uxbridge from 1985 to 2016,  and was the first chairman of the West London Local Justice Area. He'll be sadly missed by family and friends, but not by the villains of Uxbridge, Ealing and Hounslow."
may 2018
The joys of online syntax | Chatham House
"‘So whereas people around my age or younger tend to text like we’re scripting our own dialogue and need to convey the right intonations, my mom writes her texts like she’s expecting her Eighth grade English teacher to come and mark them in red pen."
april 2018
tildeio/helix: Native Ruby extensions without fear
"Helix allows you to write Ruby classes in Rust without having to write the glue code yourself."
march 2018
The Hieroglyphics Initiative
"Can machine learning help us translate the hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt? [...] and take part in our hieroglyph drawing experiment"
march 2018
Menswear picks: get off to a flying start with your holiday wardrobe – in pictures | Fashion | The Guardian
Some of these made me genuinely laugh out loud... (e.g. the one outside in front of the plane)
march 2018
The Fart Party’s Over
Julia Wertz on her alcoholism
march 2018
Analyse your HTTP response headers
A useful tool that checks if your site is using some helpful security-related headers
february 2018
Sir Gawain And The Green Knight - The Toast
Mallory Ortberg's hilarious telling of the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. (I had a read of the Wikipedia synopsis beforehand because I couldn't really remember the story.)
february 2018
An Advanced Intro to GnuPG
A long but very good talk about OpenPGP and GnuPG
security  gpg  gnupg  encryption  video 
february 2018
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