Monthly Archives: Mar 2020

Breaking curfew

I thought, simply, that people that rebel against lockdowns with doing the opposite were people with fragile self-esteem; if people tell me I must do something, I must do the opposite. But of course things are more complicated than that: … Continue reading

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It’s working

In an interview about who is hospitalised with COVID-19, Lars Østergaard is quoted saying Den anden store forskel er borgernes ændrede adfærd. Det kan måles og vejes, forklarer Lars Østergaard. – Andre sygdomme, der smitter ved tæt kontakt, ser vi … Continue reading

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5G and batteries

I can’t verify this, but I saw a lot of stories some time ago – back before everything was about a pandemic – about 5G, specifically about the energy required to support 5G on the phones, and wanted to write … Continue reading

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The O’Reilly conferences were good

Starting in 1998 and all the way through to 2009, just skipping 2008 for personal reasons, I had the opportunity to go to an O’Reilly conference every year. It started with the Perl Conference and then the Open Source Convention, … Continue reading

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30

30 years ago today my life changed significantly and for the better. I have no idea how I would have matured and evolved without her.                    

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Free speech

Free speech laws benefit everyone who can stomach opposition. Hate speech laws benefit only those in power—who then suppress their opposition. — Benjamin Boyce                      

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Music

Being stuck working from home I’ve had a chance to listen to some music. I like Ozzy Osbourne’s new-ish “Ordinary Man” album but I particularly like The Raven Age‘s “Conspiracy” from 2019 and British Lion‘s “The Burning” from this year. … Continue reading

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A hole. A very, very large hole

Amber Share does a series of posters for American national parks with excerpts from 1-star reviews of said parks. Like this one on the right for The Grand Canyon. Or Glacier Park (“Too cold for me”), Olympic National Park (“No … Continue reading

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Women

From Karen Hallion.                    

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Dealing with the conspiracies

A group of scientists examined the “proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2” and looked at the genome to see how it could have arisen. This inevitably dealt with a lot of conspiracy theories regarding the origin of the virus. The article is very … Continue reading

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