Note archive: February, 2021


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Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @vlh

Remember when we met for the first time? It was in an airport! Dallas, if I recall.

It’s got to the point where I think I miss Dallas airport.

Checked in at Racehill. Out for a stroll — with Jessica map

Checked in at Racehill. Out for a stroll — with Jessica

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @sazzy

For six cards, you used enough energy to:

  • fly for 36 hours,
  • drive for 18,000 kilometres,
  • boil a kettle 72,000 times, or
  • use a laptop for 48 years.

Any sufficiently advanced 419 scam is indistinguishable from crypto.

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Friday, February 19th, 2021

The story “Button, Button” by Richard Matheson describes a stranger delivering a box with a button to a struggling couple. If you press the button, you get money. But someone you don’t know will die.

I think Satoshi Nakamoto read it.

Replying to a tweet from @mikeindustries

It’s incontraverible. Proof of work deliberately wastes copious amounts of energy …by design.

It’s like someone heard about the trolley problem and thought “yeah, that’s let’s do this!”

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Checked in at Queen's Park. The pond in the park — with Jessica map

Checked in at Queen’s Park. The pond in the park — with Jessica

It saddens me to see friends investigating Bitcoin as though it were a legitimate investment instead of a faith-based Ponzi scheme that consumes energy for no reason run by incels who can only string the same four words together.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Reading Sustainable Web Design by Tom Greenwood.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Saturday, February 13th, 2021

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Monday, February 8th, 2021

When you realise that there is no longer a studio audience for University Challenge, the added soundtrack of applause just sounds creepy.

Friday, February 5th, 2021

Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Reading The Moment of Eclipse by Brian Aldiss.

Hearing about TYC 7037-89-1 in Eridanus, a system with six stars (three pairs of binaries), and trying to imagine what it would be like from the surface of a planet to see the sun eclipsed by another sun.