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Listening for the third time to the amazing speech of @aral at the EU Parliament, this time looking at a better video which contains also his slides:

At minute 12:20 he rocks and says:

"You are acting as an unpaid Research and Development department for silicon valley. Because if a startup here succeeds, it gets bought by Google or Facebook. If it fails, we pick up the bill."


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My instance is shutting down.
Have to find a new home....

Meine Instanz beendet leider seine Dienste. Muss ein neues zu Hause suchen.

I managed to snag a business class upgrade with points as well, which was unexpected.

I am being very indulgent and having some cheese and a glass of red (Penfolds Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz 2017) in the lounge before my last business trip outbound flight of the year.

Finally got an offline backup resync'd. All the critical data was working, but there's a VM filesystem with windows VMs on it that I wanted backed up, and that got in a weird state a week ago while I was away.

I do not want to review the document.

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:dopeswim: Did you know?

:dopefish: The Netscape Fishcam was the second public #webcam on the web. It went online in 1994 and it let you watch the Netscape office aquarium via a secret shortcut in Netscape Navigator by holding CTRL+ALT+F. I was a fan!

The camera survived the closure of Netscape and it's still online today as The Amazing Fishcam.

:dopeburp: Go on and take a look!


Not that I find the gym fun. But it's necessary to keep me healthy.

I am going to play a computer game for a bit because I have the residue from a mild cold and have to work later tonight, so I want to do something fun and don't want to go to the gym.

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It is my Opa-in-law's 100th birthday party today.

Now it is saying it only has 5h to go. I guess it sped up?

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You can get it fuming
You can get it zooming
You can get it spraining a chao
Matter of fact I've got it now

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Everything is terrible everywhere all at once but I have had a lot of lovely human to human connections this week which counterbalances the awfulness.

Had a lovely dinner with a friend and his family in San Francisco tonight. The moon over the bay was amazing, and this picture doesn't do it justice.

Last night in my own bed for a couple of weeks. 2nd last trip away for the year.

Poor old thing. Don't want her to get flyblown though.

She just lay down breathing hard with her beak open for a while, then got back up and seems fine now. Gave us a scare, though.

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