@korruptor I feel like shit today for what it's worth. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I'm just shy of 50 so I'm assuming it's because I'm marked down as a carer that they've offered them to me. Unless tubby middle aged nerd is now an at-risk category...

Just been invited for my second jab tomorrow morning. Short notice, so I wonder if they're getting through the remains of a batch of Pfizer. No matter though, not going to turn it down! Scratch the DIY on Saturday. ๐Ÿ˜‚

@tn5421 Visual InterDev? Though that was more late 90s/very early 00s. Basically the precursor to the web dev tools in Visual Studio.

anxious to be anxious 

@fasciation Ohhhhhh, I remember this back when my anxiety was high. The self-feeding thing that anxiety does, it's vicious and uncaring. I'm sorry you've experienced it. ๐Ÿ˜• Virtual hugs.

I've hit a wall in writing. Every time I try to add punk to Georgian/Regency/Victorian England, even working hard to come up with a hard science alternative timeline to the Industrial Revolution, I end up with something too close to steampunk. And I can't stand steampunk.

So I'm going back to what I know. Hard sci fi, the physics of intra-Solar System space travel, cyberpunk, transhumanity. But trying to keep my ideas on social class disparity in place. Warming up by rewatching Elysium. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

My department (Glasgow Computing Science) is hiring a lot of new people at lecture/senior lecturer/reader level (associate prof) and also one full pro:

- Responsible AI (x4)
- Socially Intelligent Technologies
- Machine Learning
- Healthcare Technologies (x3)
- Low Carbon Computing (x3)
- Software Engineering
- Cyber Security (x1 Prof.)

I am leading the Low Carbon and Sustainable Computing theme.

๐Ÿ“… Deadline 26 April.


boosts appreciated!

Frambled the shit outta my eggs this morning, I feel so cool. ๐Ÿ˜‚

@kat The answer is "Marston" (bless his little cotton socks).

What's the best (easiest) software to us for an #ecommerce site?

Didn't get to celebrate Eostre yesterday as Jo was at work, so taking a mindful day today. A bit of a walk and dropping some fresh bread that is baking in the oven at the moment, around to my parents (leaving it at the door, naturally!)

Listening to Levellers and getting fucking angry at the world. I'm really sorry the generations before mine fucked shit up and I have the most profound respect for the generations that follow mine for doing something about it. In my naivete I honestly thought the new century would usher in a new age of peace, love and understanding. Sorry folks. My bad. โ˜ฎ๏ธ โค๏ธ

Clothes look SO much better on FemV (yeah, I started a second, casual playthrough if Cyberpunk 2077). It's really ticking all my Barbie boxes. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Well, sayonara Night City. 92 hours later I've finished my first playthrough on the XSX. It was gorgeous, beautifully written and an outstanding realisation of a city and characters I've loved for 33 years. It meant a lot to me. It has its bugs and the way in which CDPR management handled its premature launch is horrendous (not to mention other aspects of the company culture, best left to a separate toot), but it was a powerful storytelling experience. I'm looking forward to my next visit. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

@dockers Are you up to date on the latest shenanigans from the Fab Five?

@korruptor Just had a search and that looks pretty interesting. I might check it out.

I'm reading Alan Moore's "From Hell" at the moment and have Art Spiegelman's "Maus" next on the list; not particularly cheery but there we are. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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