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  • Mon, 18:45: RT @marypcbuk: two waitstaff at the restaurant; "tonight is like my Friday, I'm going home to play overwatch." "I'm going home to play slee…
  • Mon, 18:52: (I still call it SkyDrive.)
  • Mon, 21:07: So @instagram on Android's Twitter sharing integration is utterly broken: can't authenticate a Twitter account.
  • Mon, 21:23: Good grief. It's now more than 20 years since we launched UK Online from an old brewery in Shepton Mallet. #TimeFliesWhenYouBuildTheInternet
  • Mon, 21:31: Anyone got recommendations for GoPro extended batteries? Wanting to make my nightlapses better...

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  • Thu, 20:04: The Red Planet through the Red Woods. https://t.co/iDT9Sf8Kus
  • Thu, 21:18: Google victory over Oracle is good for modern app development - especially for cloud portability.
  • Fri, 02:50: Latest build of Windows 10 Anniversary passes my personal bash test: sudo apt-get install nethack-console works.
  • Fri, 02:58: RT @Taylorb_msft: If you haven't had a chance to play with Nano Server yet - Hyper-V Containers on Win10 are a pretty great start! https://…
  • Fri, 07:31: W00t. The Roll-a-Sketch I diced for @malki made this year's Wondermark Maker Faire roundup: https://t.co/vOXRTGJgYE

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The Red Planet through the Red Woods.



GoPro nightlapse of Mars (and the stars) from in the redwoods.

The technical gubbins: 30s long exposures continuously taken for just over 3 hours (until the camera battery went flat), played back at 10 frames per second. So each second is about 5 minutes of real time...

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  • Tue, 18:00: Bruce Wong: insight engineering lead at Twilio "At scale one in a million happens daily." #signalconf
  • Tue, 18:57: Twilio launching Programmable Wireless with T-Mobile. SIM card as a service for IoT. Order via API. #signalconf
  • Tue, 19:09: Programmable Wireless makes everyone a micro carrier; API-driven telephony and data allow private networks as a telco overlay. #signalconf
  • Tue, 19:14: Demo integrates new Twilio SIM card service into Salesforce, make call on phone, recorded into CRM. Mobile Phone as a Service. #signalconf
  • Tue, 20:00: Bye bye canoe.
  • Tue, 20:39: RT @marypcbuk: Twilio IoT wireless service announcement making more sense of what Particle showed us at Maker Faire about better IoT device…
  • Tue, 20:50: THis is neat. Opne conference spaces at #signalconf using Silent Disco-like headphones so you don't hear other session. Lines of blue light.
  • Tue, 21:26: Twilio knows its audience. Strawberry Pocky as the conference snack! #signalconf
  • Tue, 21:27: Dev specs for the changes to tweets. Much more useful in understanding it (thanks @rosefox!) https://t.co/FgSEoztrEk
  • Tue, 22:14: That is a big change... https://t.co/1eT2nDnnw6
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  • Sat, 23:10: Finally it exists: the O'Reilly Animal Colouring Book. #MakerFaire
  • Sun, 04:03: Ah. So that's how you have a US and a UK account side-by-side on Android. Hello Cortana.

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  • Fri, 00:38: Global Entry application submitted.
  • Fri, 05:38: Working our way through Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Across America box set. Nice and tasty, and some very interesting brews.

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  • Tue, 19:20: Hello, unexpected GPU driver update for Surface Book.
  • Tue, 20:22: Here's a thought. If Intel updated the i960 RISC architecture for modern processes, would it have the ARM competitor it's looking for?
  • Tue, 21:23: Recent Reads: Borderline. Mishell Baker's fey urban fantasy takes a new path: me(n)tal illness, Hollywood, and faerie muses. Recommended.
  • Wed, 00:53: RT @berit_anderson: We officially launch today. Lifetime of science fiction, here I come! https://t.co/i71L4DC7sm
  • Wed, 07:07: Noisy noisy frogs down on the Guadelupe River.
  • Wed, 12:17: ZDNet blog post: Getting snappy with Android: Can it replace Windows Phone as my pocket camera? https://t.co/P2jD8WC68P #zdnet

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  • Sun, 15:56: Suitcase update: they found a pink suitcase in LA. Sadly it wasn’t my pink suitcase.

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  • Sat, 18:58: Missing luggage still missing. Time to start a travel insurance claim...
  • Sat, 19:11: Last night LAS-SFO the cabin attendent gave @marypcbuk a 21st Amendment IPA, and said I could have a 22nd. I am now a 2-term US president.
  • Sat, 19:13: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. This appears to mean my luggage.
  • Sat, 20:09: #getblockedin5words Emacs is better than vi
  • Sat, 20:56: I always hated /hbox back when I was an academic... https://t.co/7PhCleSo19
  • Sat, 20:57: I always wondered how may postdocs were on the Hamiliton Academicals team, who funded their grants, and did the SERC know?
  • Sat, 21:23: The shadow of the fountain has fallen. Begun, the hummingbird sparrow war has.
  • Sat, 21:42: Leaving for Las Vegas: GoPro timelapse. https://t.co/L0yMQyBdnl
  • Sat, 22:52: Sad to see the end of Project Spark. It was a really powerful tool for learning Actor/Message programming. We need more tools like it.
  • Sat, 22:55: Driving a big black SUV around Silicon Valley. Think I need a badge from a three letter agency.
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  • Thu, 14:16: Currently not getting interests in Cortana on the fast ring. Anyone else seeing this or know of a fix?
  • Thu, 17:26: Recent Reads: Children Of Time. Adrian Tchaikovsky's space opera follows a parallel rise and fall: can misbegotten uplifts save us from us?
  • Thu, 18:53: Just had the weirdest/creepiest press release ever. Pretty sure the product it was for could be close to illegal too.
  • Thu, 18:58: Oh excellent: hiking tile coming to MS Band 2. https://t.co/ESC8gP2HmP
  • Fri, 08:23: Ugh. Airport hotels. Ugh. Mornings.
  • Fri, 10:28: Hi ho, it's off we go. LGW✈LAS✈SFO.
  • Fri, 10:30: +1 adulting: ice cream for breakfast in the LGW Virgin Clubhouse. @VirginAtlantic

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  • Wed, 16:32: Theory: no-one was acrtually looking at Facebook's trending topics until a story about them being curated politically came out this week...
  • Wed, 16:37: RT @demanrisu: Hey everyone, I'm a writer/narrative designer looking for any kind of work! RTs appreciated! portfolio: https://t.co/OleyLmL

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  • Fri, 12:04: ZDNet blog post: Windows 8 versus Windows 10: Building my ultimate mash-up wishlist https://t.co/V2ssygd8Ue #zdnet
  • Fri, 12:23: He was perhaps best known for his "red period". https://t.co/JGvKTGWFp8
  • Fri, 12:45: It's a good job we weren't naming support boats. Ribby McRibface would have summoned McDonald's copyright lawyers from R'lyeh...
  • Fri, 12:47: RT @kfury: ✅ Land on a pad ✅ Land on a drone ship at sea ✅ Land on a drone ship at sea at double velocity in complete darkness Nice work,…
  • Fri, 13:47: Capitola https://t.co/5vuaScJYyK
  • Fri, 14:48: Remember the original Great Egg Race? Landing Falcon 9 on a barge is like that, only with a transonic hummingbird egg.
  • Fri, 20:58: Drama and Fragile on rotation to educate @marypcbuk before Tuesday...
  • Fri, 22:45: Nice tip of the hat to @DavidBrin in @aptshadow's Children Of Time. Also reminiscent of Brunner's Crucible Of Time. This is all good.
  • Sat, 11:45: It has been pointed out to me that the election of Sadiq Khan is a sign that London's divisions are a healing: he's from South of the river.

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  • Wed, 13:15: Has anyone else noticed that the current arc of Strong Female Protagonist is a deconstruction of Heinlein's classroom philosophy scenes?
  • Wed, 14:05: RT @marypcbuk: comics fans! Mary & @bryan_talbot talking about new graphic novel The Red Virgin at the Comics Museum in London, 6.30-7.3- t…
  • Wed, 15:11: Back from the v.e.t. Cat no longer has an ingrown claw. Poor wee beastie.
  • Wed, 16:37: Neko Atsume daily passwords are a numbers station for the app generation.
  • Wed, 17:25: Recent Reads: Forgiveness. David Brin's Star Trek TNG graphic novella is a meditation on what forgiveness is. A humane tale in many ways.
  • Wed, 17:28: Recent Reads: Inherit The Stars. Tony Peak's space opera romance echoes Linnea Sinclair in its star-crossed rebel lovers. Love in the ruins.
  • Wed, 18:04: RT @superglaze: Oh yes, almost forgot about that! https://t.co/EZetvzmpVC
  • Wed, 18:05: RT @mscloudshow: Microsoft’s new Flow workflow tool being integrated into SharePoint #FutureofSharePoint https://t.co/RRXEtNBAQA
  • Wed, 19:44: >Obtaining device information... >Obtaining device information... >Obtaining device information... >Obtaining device information...
  • Wed, 20:51: Ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence: fiction from Vernor Vinge in Nature: https://t.co/21FliKIQ0G
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