Yey 16 weeks to my holiday 😀
F*** 15 weeks til my PhD hand in 😬

A commonality I've observed between software engineering and scientific writing: re-visiting old code and old publications and thinking 'WAT'?

I'm still here... I'm just hiding under a rock writing up my thesis and occasionally emerging for caffeine and food (and my day job of course)

I've been a little quiet on here recently while I plug away at my PhD thesis. 18 weeks until submission deadline so starting to feel the pressure. Taking a break on holiday in Devon with Mrs R this week.

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Tech & coding reminder:

Do not move fast and break things.

Too much is broken already.

Move purposefully and fix things.

Fun fact: the temperature of the sun varies from around 27 million degrees Fahrenheit (15 million degrees Celsius) at the core to about 10,000 degrees F (5,500 degrees C) at the surface. This is because it is a massive bitcoin mining rig.

After a challenging week of running into a number of insurmountable obstacles and being pushed back again and again I felt like doing something relaxing and different so I've bought myself this fun looking game called "Elden Ring", can't wait for the stress relief!

I was remoted into this lady's computer I've been trying to get ahold of all morning and I watched her message someone in real time with "someone from the help desk keeps calling me LOL."



I'm setting up an experimental small-tech creative research studio created to explore code, tools, products and services using sustainable and ethical business practices through the utilisation of open source tools and methodologies.

I'm just starting out. So bear with me.

#introduction #introductions

Serious cognitive dissonance here - am both horrified and seriously impressed by kids behind the mysterious Lapsus$ hacking group

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