Hi. You can call me Pre.



Here’s the stuff I’ve made that I’m most proud of.


Here’s my latest posts to the free fediverse, some rambling, some ranting, mostly just commenting on stuff I’ve read lately. Some of it gets syndicated to Twitter but mostly not. The best of it reaches my monthly digest email.

“Yay, RTD is coming back to #do…”

Yay, RTD is coming back to

This pleases me greatly. Davies is probably the best screen-writer the country has.


“I'm now hyper-aware of the squ…”

I'm now hyper-aware of the squirrels. 👀

Just saw one climbing up the new cable, the little bastard.

Wonder how I can discourage them? I think the upstairs neighbor might be feeding them peanuts. There are peanut shells.

“Hurrah, they fixed my internet…”

Hurrah, they fixed my internet. Replaced the fiber into my house which had apparently been eaten by squirrels or magpies or something.

One they they might use armored cable he reckons, but not today. So until that time I shall have to try and guard the cable from squirrels.

“Remembering to watch Late Nigh…”

Remembering to watch Late Night Mash on the day of broadcast instead of after the weekend for the first time.

“Jack Mallers gets it. If there…”

Jack Mallers gets it. If there's a thing to get.

Here he talks to The News about
payments being enabled in The Other Place.

Tweetdeck hasn't changed. It doesn't get most twitter updates, thank goodness.

Could always accept tips with btc if you wanted to anyway of course. QR codes in the profile-pics or LNUrls in the profile.

How's it working app users? Can I set my twitter to accept tips to my wallet without installing their app?



A list of the last few things I’ve enjoyed reading/watching or sometimes bookmarked to read later. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed here or follow the little robot on the fediverse that toots them out as I bookmark them.

Lena @ Things Of Interest

Hilarious and scary sci-fi in the form of an article on emulated brains leaked back through a time-tunnel from the future.

On The Cusp – George Monbiot

Great George Monbiot article on the likelihood of climate tipping points and hopelessness of "Net zero".

Do Chairs Exist? - YouTube

VSauce does 25 minutes on Ontology. Are there things? What are they?

There's a Hole at the Bottom of Math

Veritassium on Hilbert and Decideability and Godel and Turing.

Cyriak Animator Pro - YouTube

Cryiak's animation clearly born of frustration. I feel the pain man.

Too Good To Check: A Play In Three Acts - by Scott Alexander - Astral Codex Ten

Did you believe that?I did, briefly.
Then I remembered the Law Of Rationalist Irony: the smugger you feel
about having caught a bias in someone else, the more likely you are
falling victim to that bias right now, in whatever way would be most embarrassing.

Pollokshields Shows How To Achieve Independence - Craig Murray

Craig Murray on the astonishing scenes of Scots people protecting asylum
seekers from the racist deportation by Westminster's state officers.

Playing With 'Playing With Time' | Quick D - YouTube

Captain Disillusion is here once again to explain how some time-control video was faked.

Honest Government Ad | Carbon Capture and Storage - YouTube

JuiceMedia's new Honest Government Ad on Carbon Capture  in Australia is amusing and depressing.

Covid, Climate, And The New Denialism - by Edward Snowden - Continuing Ed — with Edward Snowden

After all, the statistics on CNN, on FOX, and in The New York Times—someone Googled them too. That’s what the media has become: someone Googling for you

TRUE Limits Of Humanity – The Final Border We Will Never Cross

Kurzgesagt on the cosmic horizon and the sad story of how it's impossible to ever reach 99% of the universe we can currently see

The Future is over | The Italian Review

Paul Mason: " can industrial capitalism...adapt quickly enough to deliver a circular
economy, stabilise the biosphere, and stop burning carbon?"" The only way to escape climate change is to move forward – with a
radical and immediate upheaval in the way we live. The only way to
escape the new great game of power politics between Russia, China,
Europe and the USA is to spread revolutionary democracy to all states
governed by oligarchic elites. The only way to end the stranglehold of
Google, Amazon, Facebook and Alibaba is to break them up and start the
Internet again, with intellectual property destroyed as a concept. There
is no possibility of «reversing out» of these crises as one would a
parking space."

A tentacle themed attire for the gig

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