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I love the water pumps in #CitiesSkylines . They have a wonderful Soviet Russia feel to them - giant blocks of concrete with random letters on them :)
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I'm guessing it's some sort of stealth tornado. The kind that sneaks up on you through clear skies and still air.
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+Robert Norris I know. Today was wonderful out. 
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Don't bother trying to talk to me this afternoon, I'll be busy.
New Zealand are unbeaten in this World Cup, but Australia's record at the MCG is strong: they have won 24 of their last 26 matches there
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I got my twice-yearly check up from Google's recruiting arm overnight:

Katie here, technical sourcer at Google. I came across your Github work on Rust.
Just a friendly mail to let you know we are still interested in speaking with you when you are ready :)
 
The teams I recruit for are working on some amazing projects:
MapReduce: Simplified Data Processing on Large Clusters
Paxos Made Live - An Engineering Perspective
The Chubby Lock Service for Loosely-Coupled Distributed Systems

The sum total of my Rust experience is a test OpenGL app that puts an image on the screen and nothing more. That somehow qualifies me to work on distributed consensus systems. So either Google's recruit matching engine is way off, or they're working on some bizarre super secret project that I can't possibly imagine :)
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Twitter has cricket results in the sidebar. They have a margin by runs on the first result, but just "won the match!" on the second, which makes me think that someone over at Twitter doesn't get cricket and was utterly confused by the actual margin. It should say "New Zealand won by 4 wickets." :)
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+Gandi.net are 15, an eternity for Internet companies, and they're throwing a party with robots to celebrate. Go get a free domain registration or month of hosting, its fun :)
Game rules. The game is open to everyone, but our oldest customers will have an advantage. We've set it up so that the number and value of the prizes you can win is based on the age of your Gandi account. For example, if you have been a Gandi customer for 10 years, you can win up to 10 prizes, ...
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I hate that we even allow this thing to exist, especially when its mostly used by people that don't know any better looking for a quick way to get their ancient software working after we bump some security settings on the main site.

https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=insecure.fastmail.com&s=66.111.4.66&latest
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Yeah, I know. Mostly for me it's what the testing tools and the wider security community recommend. I do make sure to understand every new recommendation, but I'm unlikely to diverge very far unless it's serious.

Some balance between cash flow, user (in) convenience and actual security. Me standing in a world of fuzz in the middle :) 
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Oh I'm so excited 🙌🙌🙌
 
Today's the day! Here's your guide to cricket's showpiece event, the ICC Cricket World Cup final: http://cricketa.us/cwc15report
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I have an odd desire to write a decent city builder game for Android. And by decent I mean no IAP, no social guff, just a solid single-player sim. It's a good thing I don't have time for anything ever. 
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"…Engines on the Other Railway aren’t safe now. Their controllers are cruel. They don’t like engines any more. They put them on cold damp sidings, and then," Percy nearly sobbed, "they…they c-c-cut them up."
-”The Bluebells of England.”  Stepney the Bluebell Engine.  Rev. Awdry, Wilbert.  London: Egmont Publishing, 1963.

Holy shit.
deducecanoe: “frog-and-toad-are-friends: “shulamithbond: “frog-and-toad-are-friends: “zidanexv: “frog-and-toad-are-friends: “daisydice: “frog-and-toad-are-friends: “leonfroid: “frog-and-toad-are-friend...
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My yearly attempt to find a task manager that works for me. I don't know if Taco is it but I can't fault the execution.
From Asana to Gmail to Trello to Zendesk (and 35+ more). Deciding what's most important? Just drag and drop.
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Strange... best ever toodledo not included?
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Who am I: I'm a hacker. Mostly the computer version of that, but I tend to apply the mentality to everything, including marriage and parenting. The constant question is "how can I bend the resources at my disposal in the situation I'm in to get the outcome I want?"

What I do: By day I'm a mix of sysadmin and developer at FastMail. We use Perl, Cyrus, Postfix, MySQL and Linux to make mail awesome.

By night, I'm a developer and merge monkey for Pioneer, a space trading and combat game in the tradition of Frontier. Over there its C++, Lua, OpenGL, physics, maths, and community management. Mostly everything that work is not.

In between all that I'm a father to three headstrong daughters and husband to the single most inspiring person I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

What I post about: Mostly things I'm working on, especially if I can show screenshots, and occasional photos of the kids. Pretty much anything that tickles my fancy though :)
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FastMail
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Player FM - Podcast and Sync
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Tired of figuring out what to subscribe to, then waiting ages to download before you can even hit the play button? Player FM lets you follow

モニュメントバレー
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モニュメントバレーのすばらしく美しい世界の中、あなたは現実にはありえない建築物を操作して沈黙の姫を導くことになります。モニュメントバレーでは、空想上の建築物やありえない幾何学模様のはざまで超現実的な冒険が展開されます。神秘的なモニュメントの中で、沈黙の姫アイダを導いてください。隠

OUYA
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The revolution will be televised!

FastMail
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Streamline your email

Email is still relevant
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This is expanded from a slide I wrote a couple of years ago in a dagen@ifi talk for Oslo University about what I do at FastMail. I answered

First Impressions of Golang (Part 1)
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(Note: Title uses "golang" instead of "go" because "go" is impossible to Google. Good choice there, guys.) This week I have written my first

Pioneer Space Sim
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A game of lonely space adventure