BBC 6 Music is playing the theme tune from Pigeon Street. I approve.

After the sidewalks in my neighborhood got besmirched with anti-mask sentiments, I put up a home-printed poster of Paul Sizer's great #WearTheMask illustration in a street-facing house window.

link goes to where you can get your own free download

Knocked off work at 14:00 as this week has been intense and I'm feeling a bit under the weather.

Played some FIFA 20, and was doing really well. Managed to absolutely rinse someone so much that they messaged to sat they were "reporting me for cheating".

Of course, I was doing no such thing. Feel the burn, bro 🔥

A very happy birthday to my friend and colleague @epilepticrabbit who I hope is celebrating SO HARD she doesn't see this for DAYS

Two of the best things about living in the UK are the BBC and the NHS. Thankfully, the latter is currently unassailable due to the pandemic, but there have been many attempts over the last decade to chop it up and sell it off.

Now, because the BBC Sounds app is too useful and successful, there's calls to defund it? Why are we so beholden to the logic of capitalism? Why must the BBC stop innovating just because of complaints by shitty commercial providers?

Good news! The test result came back negative just in time to send the kids to school this afternoon.

My wife and I went for a short lunchtime walk in the sunshine 😀

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We're self-isolating until our son's COVID test comes back negative (which it will, he's asthmatic so any time he gets a cold he also has a cough)

So pleased that our kids' schools have got their act together with Google Classroom. Plenty of work for them to be getting on with today, thankfully! 😅

We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia,, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.

The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.

The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.

In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.

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