Ambling around Lisbon

We had a free day today, as our team meetup winds down. I went for a casual walk around part of Lisbon that we hadn’t seen yet with two colleagues today. Usually, when I walk, I walk. This time, we literally ambled along in the general direction of the coast. We didn’t actually reach the…

Opportunistic diversions for 2019-04-17

I watched a couple interesting videos that I enjoyed, and thought I’d share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5PvHlk3yig This Engadget video about the differences between DSLR and mirrorless cameras is terrific. Chris Schodt did a great job explaining both camera categories, and the advantages each type has. Well worth watching. https://twitter.com/ChrisSchodt/status/1117883051973865473 Leonardo Da Vinci was clearly a remarkable person,…

First-hand accounts of how the President’s team responded to 9/11

I read a remarkable article comprising first-hand accounts by a number of people who surrounded President George W Bush on the morning of 9/11. I remember when the tragedy struck, and read reports about how the President’s team responded to the emerging crisis in the hours that followed. The story of those remarkable hours—and the…

Fighting package thieves with glitter and fart spray

Mark Rober’s approach to tackling doorstep package thieves is ingenious, and hilarious to watch in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoxhDk-hwuo I watched this with our kids over lunch today, and we were in stitches! Brilliant! Via Kottke.org and my wife.

The key to a super week

My wife gave me this little guy over the weekend for my birthday: Super guy I’d like to get a Green Lantern one next, possibly Flash too … I think my wife has started something here …

Birthday balloons on Twitter 🎈

Some platforms present a little something special on your birthday. Twitter has balloons that float up over your screen when you visit your profile page on your birthday. I get a kick out of seeing this every year! 😁

The tragedy of women’s pockets (or the lack thereof)

My wife has frequently explained just how little modern women’s fashion caters for a basic need: decent pockets! It made no sense to me (or women everywhere), at least not until I watched this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi2Vgym6lbw unsplash-logoFeatured image by Mikaela Shannon

This won’t be fun

I’m working through a popular Python course at the moment, and I came across this caution in my next lesson: I’m warning you this won’t be fun at first. It will be downright boring and tedious, but this teaches you a very important skill you will need as a programmer. You will need to be…

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