I’ve just generated a webp version of every image file I’ve ever uploaded to this site, with the intent to add a redirect for browsers which support the format – that should be most, nowadays. I haven’t done the redirect yet, but I’ll turn that on later.

I also took the opportunity to fix a whole bunch of missing thumbnails and missing sizes for my images. A previous mishap on my part meant there were a lot of these missing. WP-CLI didn’t seem to work for me, but there’s an easy (although repetitive and boring) way to do this through the library:

* Open the image
* Click “Edit Image”
* Flip the image, then flip it again
* Save

So hopefully that’s any broken images fixed, and soon, speedier and more optimised versions will be served.

Alex Chan on Twitter (Twitter)
“Trains are running at reduced speeds tomorrow, because of all this heat causing the rails to buckle. Inevitably this brings out people asking “why doesn’t this happen in Spain/Mexico/other hot countries”, so it’s time for a thread about railway track. https://t.co/YlwCUiaVAl”
Thread by @CyrusBales: (web.archive.org)

/1
Our Home secretary was previously fired for endangering UK national security through rogue meetings with a foreign power and lying to the Prime Minister about it.

/2
Our foreign secretary didn't realize the significance of Dover-Calais on trade.

/3
Our education secretary is a homophobe who opposes LGBTQ rights, so that'll please the assholes trying to remove LGBTQ acceptance from schools.

/4
Our chancellor wants to actively crash the economy via no deal.

/5
Our justice minister has voted against human rights and equality, against same sex marriage, and voted to reduce access to legal aid.

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Our environment secretary supports fracking and has continuously voted against measures to address climate change.

/7
Our business secretary lied on their CV about their qualifications and uses offshore accounting to avoid tax.

/8
Our culture secretary hates the arts and wants less of it in schools.

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Our international trade secretary lied/didn't read about a key report from EY, and wants to sell of public assets like the NHS.

/10

Our secretary of state for international development (who is my MP), is the man who first introduced Johnson to the wanted Russian agent Mifsud, which then set up meeting between Jonhson and famous white supremacist Bannon.

/11
Our secretary of state for women and equalities has opposed measures to tackle domestic violence and is against feminism.

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Our work & pensions secretary wants to compile a list of foreign workers & "shame" companies for employing them, oversaw the deportation of UK citizens (Windrush scandal), & is on record saying she wants more "teeth" to hunt down migrants and boasted of her "ruthlessness".

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Our defence secretary opposes human rights and equality and has consistently voted against them.

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Our transport secretary is the one who was involved in the bullying scandal that saw a young man take his own life.

/15
Our top adviser to the PM that he appointed is a man who oversaw the biggest electoral fraud in UK history and was found in contempt of parliament.

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Our northern Ireland secretary is a man who wanted everyone involved with the Edward Snowden story to be prosecuted.

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Our housing, communities and local government secretary thinks productivity is the most important economic issue and falsely thinks inequality has never been lower than it is now.

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Our leader of the commons is a man who wanted to prorogue parliament to push through what they want without any parliamentary scrutiny.

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And our Prime Minister?

He's openly racist, homophobic, sexist, arranged the assault of a journalist, lead the campaign that committed the biggest electoral fraud in UK history, caused an innocent British woman to be incarcerated for longer...

I could go on.

A lot.

Boris Johnson can’t be found out: we all know he’s bluffing | Fintan O’Toole (the Guardian)
The new PM’s rise to No 10 is the carefully managed product of three decades of a show stage-managed by and about himself, says author and columnist Fintan O’Toole

Insofar as he has a strategy, Johnson’s plan is all based on the power of a lie, or to use the polite term, a bluff. The bluff is a no-deal Brexit. The basic belief of Johnson and those around him is that the way to get a great deal out of the EU is to pretend that you are quite happy to crash out without one. But bluffing only works if you do not already have a reputation as one of the world’s biggest bluffers. In this poker game, Johnson doesn’t have a tell. He is the tell. To put him into No 10 is to erect a neon sign over Downing Street that says: “Don’t believe a word of it.” The knowingness that Johnson has exploited to such great effect works within a circle of collusion.

mguiney on Twitter (Twitter)
““I work on infrastructure” - boring - nerdy - people will ask you for tech help “I am a devotee of the Machine God” - powerful - people will assume you have ACTUALLY lost your marbles - or even better, they’ll know it was a 40k reference, and avoid you altogether https://t.co/i1ipcztmYA”
Chris M. on Twitter (Twitter)
“Finally, it’s a unit of Genestealer Cults Heavy Rock Saw Acolyte Hybrids. Like the other unit, it’s a rough-but-quick “Battle Ready”™️ standard. Don’t look too close! #PaintingWarhammer #Painthammer2019 (https://t.co/YLkXoMi5Me)”

This burst of hobby time brings my tally to 45 so far for the year, with a bunch more planned now I’m getting into a regular pattern again. /cc @JewelKnightJess

Chris M. on Twitter (Twitter)
“Next is the first finished unit from the #Contrast experiment Genestealer Cults – the obligatory hand flamer Acolyte Hybrids. Very rough, but more than adequate for <25 minutes per model. #PaintingWarhammer #Painthammer2019 (https://t.co/QDYq0WC7aR)”

Finally, it’s a unit of Genestealer Cults Heavy Rock Saw Acolyte Hybrids. Like the other unit, it’s a rough-but-quick “Battle Ready”™️ standard. Don’t look too close!

Chris M. on Twitter (Twitter)
“Next is Meston, Squire Primus of Ser Barriston. This was a speed paint, and I had to save it from some bad varnish frosting, so it’s slightly janky in places. #paintingwarhammer #painthammer2019 (https://t.co/OFupvlqfFA)”

Next is the first finished unit from the experiment Genestealer Cults – the obligatory hand flamer Acolyte Hybrids. Very rough, but more than adequate for <25 minutes per model.

I asked a local slater to come round and inspect my roof so I could get a repair quotation. They said they’d be here at 11am. Myself and my partner have been in all day. No one has turned up to inspect anything, but we’ve somehow still received a quote… 🤔