You can call me Pre. If you wanna talk we can do it by text or by video-chat.



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 Facebook or Twitter but mostly not and Facebook will be deleted soon.

“🤘Today I defrosted my freezer …”

🤘Today I defrosted my freezer 🤘

“Boss saw the long-long text-ch…”

Boss saw the long-long text-chat between me and coworker as we worked together on trying to figure out where latency-bottlenecks were today.

Boss suggests a zoom connection would have made it more efficient.

He's maybe even right for most people. Normals.

But I'm a text person. I comprehend written text well. My edited written replies are breif and precise.

Meanwhile, I comprehend audio speech poorly, saying "what?" a lot. Lots of repetitions.

When I speak without space for on-the-fly edits it reduces that brevity and precision.

Not to mention the fact text-chat gives you the ability to rewind and review easily, gives you timestamps on when changes were made, lets you paste chunks of code, copy command-line gists between you, and also ignore it for a bit when you're concentrating on doing the thing you said you would just do or have popped to the toilet.

People who spend their time in face to face meetings and phone-calls never see the advantages of text.

Often they don't practice it so they can't even type fast.

That's why they want people back in the office. They don't see the efficiencies of text and few of our corporate systems are set up to take advantage of text.

Meanwhile I wanted people to use the IRC when we were sat next to each other.

Thank goodness the chances of me having to do regular in-person voice-channel collaboration are reduced now.

“Our quite-probably final onlin…”

Our quite-probably final online gig is tomorrow, 7pm BST on Sat 12th June.

Four different musicians, four different houses, performing live together doing mostly pop and punk covers.

Come watch


“I don't know a lot about footb…”

I don't know a lot about football, but, isn't standing what everyone did before the kneeling-against-racism started?

Or did they used to have lounge-chairs?

You know, tonight, when I lounge about on the sofa watching television, I'm lounging about on the sofa watching television against racism.

And the woke mob can't stop me however much they boo.


“Given the #uk #media went so n…”

Given the went so nuts when a dozen student union reps voted to remove a picture of the from their common room, I'd like to suggest to any students listening who still have pictures of the queen on their walls that they have a vote on whether to draw a moustache and devil-horns on it, and then feed it to goats the week after.

“Terry Crews think everyone sho…”

Terry Crews think everyone should have their own reputation-coin that floats on the markets depending on the acts of the man.

If you wanna buy the NFT of a bit of Terry Crew's reputation, sounds like now you can.

Is it his ? He he selling shares in his soul?


“Has the #uk always been so int…”

Has the always been so into locking up journalists for doing ?

It's when the journalists write about the cover ups and the atrocities they get jailed with no jury and shoddy shady political connections.




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.

Assange Is Still in Jail - Craig Murray

Craig Murray on journalists in jail and failed western democracy

The ACCESS ACT Takes a Step Towards a More Interoperable Future

Seems like pretty big news for Mastodon and Activity Pub. Long way until this potentially-good bill is law though.

Crypto-Idolatry: The Theology of Bitcoin — NEWPOLITY

A pretty good criticism of Bitcoin - which applies more or less equally to all the money people are using today really. Magic spells like money need ritual.

There's a Hole at the Bottom of Math

Veritassium on Hilbert and Decideability and Godel and Turing.

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.

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."

There’s no such thing as a tree (phylogenetically) | Eukaryote Writes Blog

Imagine if actually there were amphibian birds and mammal birds and
insect birds flying all around, and they all looked pretty much the same
– feathers, beaks, little claw feet, the lot. You had to be a real bird
expert to be able to tell an insect bird from a mammal bird. Also, most
people don’t know that there isn’t just one kind of “bird”. That’s
what’s going on with trees.

A New Variant In The Philippines

Brazilian variant picking up more spike mutations in the Philippines. The spike mutations increase chance of vaccine escape. While we're fucking about with monopolies and ownership of ideas the virus just keeps churning on. Every unjabbed arm is another chance the virus can make it ownership of a pointless patent on a vaccine that doesn't even work any more.

Signal >> Blog >> Exploiting vulnerabilities in Cellebrite UFED and Physical Analyzer from an app's perspective

Signal Blog on vulnerabilities in the software used to scan phones, and ways that you could place files on the phone to break the phone-scanning software. And also, that Signal will be downloading some files that they think are pretty and that have nothing to do with the vulnerabilities in the scanning software honest

This Plant-Inspired Robot Could Save Your Life - YouTube

Veritasium on cool wormy compressed-air robots. Seems like something you could make giant Dune-like sandworms from.

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.

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