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."
I managed to snag a business class upgrade with points as well, which was unexpected.
Did you know?
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.
Go on and take a look!
Not that I find the gym fun. But it's necessary to keep me healthy.
Now it is saying it only has 5h to go. I guess it sped up?
At an event thing for a friend's company, for the first time in living memory, I knew loads of people and they were all happy to see me. I think. My brain tries to sabotage it, of course, but I think it was genuine.
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.
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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