Liverpool, UK

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  • Une Nouvelle Amie (2014)

    2015-05-25T17:35:18Z via Puma To: Public

    We spent our bank holiday afternoon away from the dockside crowds by seeing The New Girlfriend at FACT galleries and cinema.

    The story was strange but equally compelling and believable; yes, some moments were quite graphic and awkward, but I found it was part of the strong emotions the cast very capably portrayed.

    β€’ #film #french

  • j'ai une weblogue

    2015-05-24T21:28:35Z via Puma To: Public

    Talking through things with the uninitiated, like in rubber duck debugging, has lead me to the revision tactic of teaching myself what my teacher taught me, or rather what I thought the teacher taught me but just talked at me with.

    I spent today creating a blog through a Jekyll-Git-Markdown blogging service, where I'll build up posts throughout my course and hopefully beyond. I often think that teachers, posts and textbooks go about their task in not quite the right way, often missing out key links to aid understanding and making things click, so I going to make good on my word and publish what I've re-learned.

    β€’ #blog #learning

  • 🌈

    2015-05-23T17:03:02Z via Puma To: Public

    Ireland showing England that voting can work.

  • 2015-05-21T21:24:43Z via Puma To: Public

    The paper history of code reading

    β€’ #programming

  • unintentional diet

    2015-05-20T18:37:04Z via Puma To: Public

    Since Friday lunchtime, all I've been able to eat is porridge, noodles, Scotch pancakes, and water. Cursed stitches and opposite filling.

    This evening's meal has been a slow-cooked pulled pork shoulder, that peels away at the fork, and it was like I've started living again. likes this.

  • 2015-05-15T18:31:05Z via Puma To: Public

    Damnit: forgot to ask the surgeon for my wisdom tooth. I'm out like a tenner to tooth fairy now.

  • 2015-05-15T07:47:17Z via Puma To: Public

    Long live the King.

    BB King dies in Las Vegas aged 89

    β€’ #blues

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  • 2015-05-14T13:30:49Z via Web To: CC: Public

    The release of #Ruby 2.2 sees the addition of refinements, a less invasive way of monkey-patching.
    I've used Ruby refinements in my own code, yet I find the name 'refinements' less memorable than monkey-patching. Perhaps 'local monkey-patching' is a better definition than 'refinements'?

    jrobertson at 2015-05-14T13:57:51Z

    Ah, naming things: on of the hardest things in programming.

    Refinements do exactly that to me; an after-hook to a method rather than slapping a re-written definition over the top. Of course monkey-patching relates to duck-typing, which I agree are memorable names but not particularly descriptive.

    ben at 2015-05-14T14:16:26Z

    Refined monkeys seems like a description of programmers to me...

    SombreKnave at 2015-05-14T18:58:08Z

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  • 2015-05-12T11:20:56Z via Web To: CC: Public

    This morning, I have been mostly, watching a graph go down after it went up really quite high.
  • Leicester City 2-0 Southampton (25')

    2015-05-09T14:25:22Z via Puma To: Public

    So Nige, two-nil up after twenty minutes; how many wins will this be from your last six games?

    β€’ #lcfc

  • 2015-05-04T17:32:53Z via Puma To: Public

    Apologising to her in advance of me putting the snooker (Murphy 11-(35)-14 Bingham) on the telebox and football (Hull City vs. Arsenal) on the radio.

    β€’ #sorryNotSorry #BenTime

  • 2015-05-02T17:26:15Z via Puma To: Public

    Bank Holiday trains from north Liverpool to Somerset, with the tunnel closed in front of me (safety checks of the line) and the line closed behind me (person hit by a train). Arriving 30 minutes late: that'll do me!

    β€’ #trains

  • Leicester City 1-0 Chelsea (HT)

    2015-04-29T19:37:54Z via Puma To: Public

    Loving this while it lasts! Nigel Pearson's blue and white army!

    β€’ #leicesterCity #lcfc #chelsea #cfc #bpl #football

    Leicester City 1-1 Chelsea (48')

    I loved that while it lasted!

    ben at 2015-04-29T19:55:35Z

  • 2015-04-28T13:52:08Z via Web To: CC: Public

    Bournemouth's 10-0 victory over Northampton Town in 1939 was the best thing to never happen!
  • 2015-04-28T09:10:35Z via Web To: CC: Public

    For the past few days (after fiddling with login managers with fingerprint support), KDM has started but immediately stopped when I booted my work laptop, meaning I had to log-in to the console and start KDM manually.

    The issue was that in /etc/init/kdm.conf the following check is made:

       [ ! -f /etc/X11/default-display-manager -o "$(cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager 2>/dev/null)" = "/usr/bin/kdm" ] || { stop; exit 0; }

    But, the content of /etc/X11/default-display-manager is just kdm, not the full path. I've no idea what puts that value in the file, and what put the original correct one before.


    Β·  #linux #kdm #kde #bug
  • Ceci n'est pas un bug...

    2015-04-26T22:28:22Z via Puma To: Public

    It's a feature…

    β€’ #trains

    Claes Wallin (ιŸ‹ε˜‰θͺ ) , Claes Wallin (ιŸ‹ε˜‰θͺ ) shared this.

    The fact that they're all on time? xD

    JanKusanagi at 2015-04-26T22:29:02Z

    TrΓ¨s drΓ΄le…!

    (The 0001 service is listed sorted before the 23xx services, despite it being afterwards)

    ben at 2015-04-26T23:15:27Z

    Tyng-Ruey Chuang , Christopher Allan Webber like this.

    Ah, of course! 0 comes before 23, obviously! =)

    JanKusanagi at 2015-04-26T23:18:12Z

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  • 2015-04-26T21:00:20Z via Puma To: Public

    Starting to learn French has just shown me how bad of the learning we be Englishing.

  • Passive-aggressive @seawolf replies...

    2015-04-26T19:03:46Z via Puma To: Public

    Who likes the idea of an online art shop where you can buy from over 20 different local artists from Liverpool?

    TBH, not as much as an actual gallery with actual people in it. But, that's the best online art shop I've heard of.

  • 2015-04-26T16:48:55Z via Puma To: Public

    The lawn has had it's first massacre^Hmow of the year, on the new mower's tallest setting. The new blades munched everything up fine but I'll have to go out with some gloves and upheave the dandelions and thistles, and probably buy a strimmer. I care not about the unidentified shrub.

    β€’ #gardening