Want to bet on whether we'll be able to communicate with alternate timelines/dimensions? And have it adjudicated in the year 2700? Let me introduce the Long Now Foundation longbets.org/860/

Local elections this Thursday. Find out who's standing in your area: whocanivotefor.co.uk/

A Tour of C++ by Bjarne Stroustrup is a great guide of how to write good, idiomatic C++ code - which bits to use and what to avoid.

Firefox let's you unload tabs by visiting the special about:unloads page (or the about:processes page)

My personal website uptime promise: I guarantee zero nines uptime

Success: got a box of covid tests free from the local library. More than just books!

LWN puts things in context: "Younger readers may not be familiar with [FTP], which was once how we downloaded Linux distributions before writing them to a pile of diskettes. That is the source of the "ftpmasters" name; it's a reminder of how much worse things used to be." lwn.net/Articles/884301/

How to get systemd to open a tcp port and pass it to a service - useful for non-root services wanting a low-numbered port

Mike Massimino's book is a very good read, covering the Space Shuttle and Hubble, and what it takes to become an Astronaut.

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