Years ago a friend was extolling the virtues of some Maltese cheese. “Oh”, I ask, “where do you get it?”.
“Malta” he replied, looking at me like I was a complete idiot.
Probably helped that he was an airline pilot, though. Shopping for particular things can be an input when they're bidding for their rosters.
Dear everyone who is considering making a video of yourself talking rather than just writing the *exact same words* into a text file, a blog post or a PDF:
Unless you're specifically targeting people who literally cannot read...
Sincerely, A Person Who Doesn't Have Literal Free Hours To Hear You Slooooowly Say Something It Would Take Me Five Seconds To Read And Also I Can Ctrl-F It
Need a simple hardware board. Dug out an old Arduino NG. Wonder if this still works. Download the blink sketch. Hmm, can't see a blinking LED. Web search: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Boards “Revision C of the Arduino NG does not have a built-in LED on pin 13”. Yes, that would probably account for it.
Recieving national press attention because I fucked around with a kitchen appliance while drunk https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWlkejl6bGtvQU1FVFhSQ2MwSG5seElLQUFQAQ?so=1&hl=fr&gl=FR&ceid=FR:fr
No, they really don't.
They ignore people who don't vote. They pay attention to people who do.
That's how you win elections, and politicians see their job as winning elections.
That's why so many politicians pay attention to older people instead of younger people, because older people are much more likely to vote.
Upgraded Ubuntu from 18.04 to 18.10 the other day. All fine. Upgraded to 19.04 today - not so good.
19.04 has Firefox 67.0. I think 18.04 had 66.<something>. 67 won't open my existing profile: “Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks…”. Really. Only gives the choice of creating a new profile or quitting.
Removing Firefox 67 and installing the previous version also available in the 19.04 repos (“sudo apt install firefox=66.0.3+build1-0ubuntu1”) seems to sort it, thankfully.
A neat example of why Postel's law is wrong:
Programmer who likes gliding/flying/astronomy, etc, but is focusing for now on the construction of an off-grid house.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more