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Martin McCallion
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Programmer. Writer. Blogger. Maybe.
Programmer. Writer. Blogger. Maybe.

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Those times when you’re typing a document at work on a shonky Windows 7 machine, and longing for your Mac, where you’d have professional text-handling tools, like Marked for previewing Markdown. Not that you can’t preview, as long as you’ve got a decent…

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I didn’t write a post tonight because I spent most of the evening struggling with wifi configuration. And the less said about that, the better.

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When the original Unix designers (or, as it turns out, Mike Muuss) chose ping as the name for the command for checking the status of a network host, it was a moment of inspired genius. The word is almost onomatopoeic in its appropriateness. And nowadays…

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I’m disappointed about the ruling on different-sex civil partnerships. But at least there’s hope for the future. The judges agreed that things need to be equalised, but they’re giving the government more time to sort it out. You’ve got to wonder, though,…

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Sometimes you just want to write something. Maybe you have something specific to say, maybe not. Maybe you have nothing to say at all, but just want to get something out there. Maybe you’ve set yourself a target, and having missed a day (and being aware…

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OK, I missed a day. Obviously it had to happen sooner or later. But yesterday I just totally forgot. Oh well. We pick up and keep going.

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Interesting article on psychology wherein Robert Epstein tells us that “Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer.” It is, as I say, interesting. But it’s also profoundly annoying in the way he asserts that the human brain is not an…

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And while we’re considering alternative viewpoints: “Why Brexit is Great“

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I mean, he’s right, but he’s still fuckin Tony Blair. Tony Blair calls on remainers to ‘rise up in defence of our beliefs’

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This is well worth reading. We should all see an alternative view from time to time: Why Liberals Are Wrong About Trump
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