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I'm a former academic (philosophy) and currently a stay at home dad. I'm a self taught programmer and data nerd. Interested in history, science, maths. Most of my posts will be about gardening, dumb jokes, indie video games, science fiction, programming languages, philosophy and parenting. Also I will regularly make fun of crypto.

I am once again looking up markdown syntax for definition lists. Why do I find it so hard to remember how to do this?

Professional tennis players are ridiculously good at tennis.

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Hey, people know that you can get big bundles of tech books from humble bundle, right?

O'Reilly and No Starch Press among other publishers regularly offer big collections of epub/pdf books for like $20...

humblebundle.com/books

This Sunday! I'm the 10k. My first race! Raising money for the Leeds hospitals charity. Sponsor me! justgiving.com/fundraising/scm

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One of my favourite things is listening through the back catalogue of a podcast and hitting like March 2020 and seeing how the interaction between the hosts changes as covid hits.

The average size of cheques must have been increasing over the past few decades, as normal cheque use declines, but giant novelty cheque use remains constant...

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The only originalist argument I endorse is that Han shot first.

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I've been unusually nice to people all week and it this time for...

puts sunglasses on

Regression to the Mean.

Why are crisps always lightly salted? Where are my heavily salted crisps? No wait. Where are my lightly crisped salts?

I've been unusually nice to people all week and it this time for...

puts sunglasses on

Regression to the Mean.

The only originalist argument I endorse is that Han shot first.

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Free speech is nice but also shut the fuck up sometimes.

New Ruby My Dear album. Putting it in my ears now.

Feeling very virtuous. This week I have:

Donated clothes to kerbside pickup for Leeds children's charity.

Donated furniture to BHF.

Donated blood for the first time.

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The demon looked around. There was a summoning sigil drawn in the ruddy sand, but nobody... It shifted its perception to the spiritual plane. Ah. A dust devil.
"Why hast thou-"
"A battery."
"A battery?" The demon looked around. "What need for a battery on Mars?"
"For our friend."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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