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in case you were wondering, 3d printing reddit is handling things about as well as can be expected

This might sound like heresy but in these strange times I would like to proffer this advice:

Small dice ratatouille is better than massive chunks.

There were loads everywhere. Not a bad way to go before being shut in my flat for 2 weeks.

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Saw some flamingoes in Provence a couple of days before the lockdown.

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Can't believe I'm finally living the dream of working from home, and all it took was a global-level sanitary catastrophe.

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I know the headline is "NPM joins GitHub", but it's hard not to read it as "Microsoft acquires Javascript"

github.blog/2020-03-16-npm-is-

Started to play 'The Longing', a game that ends 400 days (real time, not game time!) after you begin playing it.

"Children were presumably glad to be off school – until, that is, an app called DingTalk was introduced. Students are meant to sign in and join their class for online lessons; teachers use the app to set homework. Somehow the little brats worked out that if enough users gave the app a one-star review it would get booted off the App Store. Tens of thousands of reviews flooded in, and DingTalk’s rating plummeted overnight from 4.9 to 1.4."

From a great piece in the LRB.

RIP Roy Hudd 

My kid nephew was in a production of 'Goodnight Mr. Tom' with him, and by all accounts he was a wonderful, kind man and a generous actor.

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Special delivery package routed to Edinburgh by mistake...

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