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No one would have believed, in the early 21st century, that human affairs were being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's.
Tonight the humans would, though they knew it not, choose their champion for the Galactic Games.
#Eurovision #MicroFiction #SmallStories #TootFic

I wasn’t going to post about , but oh my goodness that Edgar Allan Poe song was an amazing thing.

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Bank of England to raise interest rates for the 12th time because, despite their efforts, people continue to drive inflation with their reckless unchecked spending on “food” and “heat”.

📺 Over the weekend I watched a few episodes of the live-action Cowboy Bebop released the other year.

It was unpopular when it came out, but taken on its own terms I’m enjoying it quite a lot. The stylish production with slightly ropy CGI works for me. And the cast is great, especially John Cho.

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Imagine you’re a divorced mother working as a spa masseuse in Kuala Lumpur.

One day, a guy asks you whether you’d like to earn some money by doing harmless prank videos for social media. Sure, you think, why not.

For the pranks, you approach strangers in hotels or airports, kissing them on the cheek or covering their eyes from behind (sometimes with baby oil or lotion on your hands, because that will surprise the prank victims even more, says your client), then apologize and run away.


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Last month I had 24257 streams. I gained £82.57. Streaming is killing the industry and the ability to monetise. If 8 folk bought a digital download of my album, or any of the singles, I’d have made the same amount. Today is Bandcamp Friday. ♥️

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I’m so thankful that my music muscles never atrophied like the people who frequently say things like “Music was better when I was young”.

There is so much great new music.

# #Music #NewMusic #NewMusicFriday

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I am 50. I use print("Here 1") as my debugger many times, and I am not ashamed.

UK politics 

Friday, eh? I like the idea of the Tories getting a drubbing, but it's hard not to be a bit jaded about the whole thing. Especially with the state of the Labour Party.

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In the bitterest of ironies, the Tories appear to be being publicly owned.

I was listening to a podcast with Cory Wong interviewing Nuno Bettencourt. Nuno kept talking about a guitarist he rated called “Edward”. It wasn’t until later in the podcast when he told a story about the guy that I realised he was talking about Eddie Van Halen 😎

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I appreciate that this is going to upset some people, and I thought I was too shy to say it, but I prefer #BlueSky over #Mastodon:

Here's why:

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@marramgrass And, of all the router/firewall manufacturers in the world. Who do you think makes one that understands, and I hope honours, #PTerry?

Do boost

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AI is racist.
AI cannot look into human issues.
Process "asylum" by accepting all the applications.
Hackathons are just a way for people to avoid investing into long term product development.

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Took a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway over the weekend. The ticket inspector’s punch was in the shape of a little train.

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How can you find out how heavy a chilli pepper is?

Give it a weigh, give it a weigh, give it a weigh now.

I am the most distractable person in the world, today. I've been getting distracted from the things that have distracted me from the things that have... and so on, that I'm meant to be doing.

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