“It’s Terry,” said Terry. “‘Ere. That [story] you sent me. Are you doing anything with it?”
“Well, I think I know what happens next. Do you want to sell it to me? Or write it together?”
“Write it together,” I said, because I was not stupid, and because that was the nearest I was ever going to get to Michaelangelo phoning to ask if I wanted to paint a ceiling with him.
—Neil Gaiman, on how he came to co-write “Good Omens” with Terry Pratchett
#terrypratchett #neilgaiman #goodomens
I received new Ferrous keycaps from Pimp My Keyboard for my Vortex Race 3 #keyboard today. They look awesome, better than the store pictures. Very pleased.
New #keyboard ! Vortex Race 3 with MX clear switches. This one is nice and portable.
You learn something every day. I've been using DuckDuckGo for ages but didn't know about the "bang" feature. I usually set up other search engines directly in the my browser but this means I don't have to. Neat! https://duckduckgo.com/bang
Super green. Ethiopia tries to break world record by planting 200million trees in one day. Ends up planting 350million. Ethiopia is determined to reclaim lost forests, which covered 35% of country in 1900 but only 4% of country in 2000. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/29/ethiopia-plants-250m-trees-in-a-day-to-help-tackle-climate-crisis
This hail in Mexico is bonkers.
We need much more of this! https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/113564439/veteran-environmentalist-tells-farmers-to-brace-themselves-for-change excellent article in which an environmentalist in the Taranaki points out that many farmers don't realise the degree to which their "profit" is currently the result of subsidised "free" water, and the ability to be a high carbon emitter and polluter, putting that cost onto the rest of society, not their bottom line. He points out that much farming will cease to be profitable when farmers bear the real cost of their production.
Google just gave 2 billion users a reason to switch to Firefox
(Well not me - I'm already a happy Firefox user)
Caught up on all of the amazing good/worrying Trump Inc podcast after a few weeks of binge listening. Crucially important investigative reporting, yet also entertaining and engaging. Highly recommend. https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/trumpinc
TIL: In the Firefox inspector you can right click a node to get a contextual menu… and one of the options on which is “Screenshot node”.
This will snap the whole node, even the bits above or below the viewport. So snapping <body> will give you a scrolled screenshot: no need for a special tool to screenshot entire pages anymore.
If you find yourself sitting in cars now and then, this might be interesting to you and help you prevent accidents.
So if you open a cars door from the inside, you open the door with the hand that's not next to the door. This means that you turn around you body which automatically turns your vision in the direction where other cars or bikes might come from.
I was taught this early on I believe, anyways this is the way I have always done it.
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