So, what about Minecraft's future? From Microsoft's announcement:

Minecraft fans are loyal, with nearly 90 percent of paid customers on the PC having signed in within the past 12 months.

That sentence.

That sentence, Microsoft.

That sentence tells me all I need to know. If you've paid any attention to the negative developments in gaming over the recent years, that sentence should send chills down your spine.

updated podcast list


Seems to have gotten smaller. Some have finished, some have gone downhill in terms of quality, and some I don’t have time for anymore.

There is a quote from you in this context that concerns me. In 2009 you said: “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” The only sentence that is even more worrying comes from Mark Zuckerberg when he was on the podium of a conference with you and I in the audience. Someone asked what Facebook thinks of the storage of data and the protection of privacy. And Zuckerberg said: “I don’t understand your question. If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.”

something I never thought I'd have to google

Fabien Sanglard's code review of Git

I really like Fabien Sanglard’s code reviews, even tho I don’t normally get very far before it gets beyond my comprehension.

But I’m extra excited to read his new one, because it’s on Git.

asking someone to move from Windows to Linux is not the same as driving car A and then switching over to car B. It’s more like learning to drive a moped, and then be asked to drive a Sherman tank, in reverse, blindfolded while wearing high-heels two sizes two big for your feet, with Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights blasting in your headset, and no air-conditioning.

new fishing stuff


Green Shakespeare Beta Box Shakespeare Beta Box

Assorted bits and bobs, and mackerel feathers! Fishing tackle

After the demo was over I talked to the Valve employee for a few minutes afterwards about the tech. And while standing and in the middle of a sentence, I had an incredibly strange weird moment of comparing real life to the VR. I understood that the demo was over, but it was if a lower level part of my mind couldn’t exactly be sure. It give me a very weird existential dread of my entire situation, and the only way I could get rid of that feeling was to walk around or touch things around me (or sit down, basically just get in a situation where I wasn’t just standing still like I was in the VR demo). I tried to walk it off but alcohol was really the only thing that made me shake the feeling completely. Unfortunately since I had to get away from the Valve employee having a bit of a existential crisis because of this I wasn’t able to actually discuss it with him.

updated Python script for creating new Jekyll post

I posted recently about my nifty new script for creating new Jekyll posts quickly.

I’ve updated this now to open vim (you can tailor this to your preferred text editor) and edit the Markdown file you’ve just created. It will also jump down to the line where you start typing your post.

Script is here

vim delete inside brackets

Been using vim for a few years but today finally learned the handy “delete inside brackets” command.

the command is di (delete inside) and then the characters you want to delete inside

so to delete the “parameter” in super(parameter) it’s di(

and di" to delete a word or sentence in quotes but keep the quotes.


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