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Yesterday someone opened my eyes to the distinction between articulate and clever. Neither guarantees presence of the other.

Serendipitously dropped my midday coffee, bringing my total daily coffee intake to a sum total of one in the morning. Sleeping better. Will keep (not) doing.

It isn't merely biscuit with a glass of milk, but the exquisite taste of milk mingling with biscuit crumbs from the previous bite, and the pleasurable mouthfeel of biscuit after a fresh gulp of milk.

Life may be captured in discreet snapshots but is lived in the transitions between them.

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Of course you should hire a squirrel for a software engineering position. They're experts in tree-traversal and caching, and they're very well acquainted with kernels.

Just catching up on the WhatsApp vulnerability (

Sounds pretty serious. Hope I'm safer on Signal ( along with those closest to me.

My review of the Drumstick X Messina vanilla ice cream - Absolutely pointless.

The first of my zigbee home automation components have arrived. There's no stopping now.

My dear six followers - how do you go about discovering more interesting people to follow on in the great fediverse. Do share.

A friend of a friend who goes by the handle `kql` occasionally shows up on my feed. Without fail I ask myself “which query language is this again...?”

Preparing my filtered coffee for the afternoon while pondering layers/levels of intent in code and quality attributes of system architecture.

"he was drawn to the idea that knowledge was valuable for its own sake and discovery was pleasurable in its own right." (A Mind at Play about Claude Shannon)

The history of science has shown that valuable consequences often proliferate from simple curiosity.

Essential traits of a great innovator: talent, training, curiosity, irritation (at a problem) and joy (from arriving at a solution).

Me feeling silly saying this doesn't make it any less true - the kickstand is one of my favourite features of the Surface Go.

Here's hoping that the new Pixel 3a with its sensible price point will motivate a successor to the iPhone SE.

What does information really measure? It measures the uncertainty we overcame. It measures our chance of learning something we haven't yet learned.

I occasionally take the train to remind myself why I much prefer cycling to work.

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