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Last year, @Eidon composed his track "Daffodils" and I recited Wordsworth's poem to it. Fugit tempus.

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colonial history of Belgium 

A very interesting article from the PvdA, a marxist political party in Belgium.
"Hoe de kolonisatie van Congo de grote Belgische patroons verrijkte"

(How Congo's colonization enriched Belgium's large companies)

It is in Dutch, I have pasted a DeepL translation here:

Many miles away
Something crawls to the surface
Of a dark Scottish loch

It was cloudy so the light was not great but this turned out quite well.
Daffodils at Bingham's pond.

And this is nice too. I love blossoms but budding leaves are underrated

For a fleeting moment there was a break in the clouds and a glimpse of blue, just at the right time for these plum .

My department (Glasgow Computing Science) is hiring a lot of new people at lecture/senior lecturer/reader level (associate prof) and also one full pro:

- Responsible AI (x4)
- Socially Intelligent Technologies
- Machine Learning
- Healthcare Technologies (x3)
- Low Carbon Computing (x3)
- Software Engineering
- Cyber Security (x1 Prof.)

I am leading the Low Carbon and Sustainable Computing theme.

📅 Deadline 26 April.

boosts appreciated!

Hey, fun fact. I bet you didn't know this, but...

... It's the weekend! Yes, things are good. :comfyhappy:

17 year-old Juliane Koepcke was sucked out of an airplane in 1971 after it was struck by a bolt of lightning. She fell 2 miles to the ground, strapped to her seat and survived after she endured 10 days in the Amazon Jungle.

She was the lone survivor of that plane crash and that the plane was "assembled entirely from spare parts of other planes"


After upgrading from 20.04 to 20.10, I have tried to compile a large LaTeX document today and found that the compilation failed trying to process style file expl3.sty file.

What I had not noticed was that that file had been read from a folder in my home directory

and that there was a more recent file with the same name in the LaTeX system directories

When deleting the file in the home directory, everything went back to normal


oh young cherry tree--
this year you have learned to dress
in spring's fresh array
but may you never learn to
let your soft petals scatter

(Kokinshu #49, by Ki no Tsurayuki, On seeing cherry blossoms blooming for the first time on a tree in someone's garden.)

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I went flat on my back so that I could take a few pictures of blossoms against blue sky.

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