git config --global init.defaultBranch "develop"
"Never work with string encodings and cryptography."
I'm currently looking at a bit of code, wondering why the responsible team decided to “modify the Base64 output, to
make it safe to send over a URL” – using some custom character replacement and string slicing – when URL encoding and decoding are already a thing?
Doh! Had to order a new washing machine. Having the last (v. noisy) load come out covered in plastic shavings from… somewhere… was the last sign it wasn’t a problem that could be ignored. Now to make it through the next 10 days with only handwashing 🙃
This is our neighbour’s cat. The neighbour recently got a new puppy, so now he sits staring wistfully at the fence between our garden and theirs – even when he’s being called in for food. Occasionally he’ll glance at us, as if expecting us to do something about it all.
The current "get back to work” messaging from the U.K. government is really irritating me. It shouldn't, as it's not important in the grand scheme of things… but a great many of us never stopped working. The last few months have been hectic, stressful, and some of the busiest in my career. Yet the way ministers are talking, you'd think I'd been on holiday for months and the economy is tanking as a direct result.
I bought PC speakers for the first time in oooooh… 20+ years, because my new monitor didn’t have any built-in. They’re not even "good" ones, but it feels weird and joyous to hear sound coming from my computer that has actual depth and tone 🔊
I mean, I didn’t eat out more than once or twice a year
before the pandemic, so I doubt I’m going to have much use for a £10 voucher…