Absolute lunacy. You arrive in Paris on a long haul, and instead of just transferring to a smaller plane for the final leg of your journey, you have to get to the city centre (not easy from Orly) in order to get a train.


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Old programmer wisdom:

"Fix someone's program, they're happy for a day. Teach someone to program and they're never happy again."

G̶o̶o̶d̶ 𝘝𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘧 𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤 fences make good neighbours.

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Thoughts during a (planned) 12-hour power company outage:
I need a powerbank with an AC outlet, not just USB. Then I can power the router (saves using mobile hotspot) and keep the laptop charged.
Looks like Lazada have them for about $100.

Where are the BBC programmes saying Prince Philip is still alive? You know, for balance.

"Whatever you think about the monarchy..."
"An old lady has lost her husband..."
"He served the country..."

Yeah yeah. Abolish the monarchy.

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Any recommendations for a good go-to source for quality Wordpress developers to build a couple custom plugins? Thanks!

(thought on waking up)
So, social media influencers are a thing.
What a time to be alive.

Sara Duterte (daughter of Philippine president and mayor of Davao) flies to Singapore for a week for 'personal health management'
...clearly code for getting an abortion.
Good for her - but doesn't help thousands of PH women who might need one but can't afford a flight. One rule etc...

They're practicing law? I'd rather they practice on their own time. I need to win.

So is in trouble and uk.gov won't bail it out...
Well, strictly speaking they're justified. They sold their stake and it's now 60% French, 5% Belgian and the rest is private investors.
But justified doesn't always mean right.
It's the greenest way to get from UK to EU, it has a London HQ employing many people, and the symbolism if SNCF had to take over wouldn't exactly help the UK's case in trying to do business with its former union-mates.

Violence and destruction in Northern Ireland as a direct consequence of Brexit...
If youda asked me, I coulda told ya.

Today I learned with delight that the Philippine version of "in the doghouse" is "outside the mosquito net".

(meeting a friend for the first time since Covid)
"So what have you been up to?"
"Let's see... um... erm... erm..."
(10 minutes later)
"Um... no, don't go, I'll think of something..."

I'd tell you how I feel but I don't have enough middle fingers.

Me, discussing some land for sale: "But what about this issue? And that issue?"
Agent: "Oh, it's fine."

Narrator: But it was not fine, and would have caused many expensive problems.

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In the end we decided to walk away from the new 3000sqm land purchase. The agent kept holding technicalities back from us in the hope that we'd just absorb them and continue. In my book that's lying and I don't know what else could be waiting in the woodwork. The right-of-way owner also started moving the goalposts. I don't do business with people who are either deceiving or trying to abuse me.

*Wife gets home and The Pineapple Thief is playing
"Your music is wierd."
*Wife gets home and Ihlo is playing
"Your music is weird."
*Wife gets home and Porcupine Tree is playing
"Your music is weird."
*Wife gets home and Leprous is playing
"Your music is weird."
*Wife gets home and Steven Wilson's "Permanating" is playing
"That's nice."

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