Rockstar ZX Spectrum coder (yes, actual rockstar). Lead dev of @WagtailCMS at @torchbox. Gasman in the demoscene. he/him

Oxford, UK
Joined June 2007
Had the vaccine! I might have had it a year ago, but this is the first time I absolutely definitely know that it's the real one.
Replying to @gasmanic
here goes then. brb, off to do a science
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Next week I get to find out if I did get the real vaccine all along, in which case a) I don't need a second dose and b) I am now part of a clinical trial to test the usefulness of 12-month booster jabs. #MaybeTheRealVaccineWasInYourHeartAllAlong
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Just had my last checkup with the vaccine trial (until September). I did get the real one last year, so I'm now A) fully dosed up B) some sort of insufferable vaccine hipster I guess
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Someone's rattled that I signed the RMS open letter. If you're going to pose as a concerned citizen going "maybe we were too aggressive, remove your name pwease?" then maybe don't use something as hilariously bad-faith as techrights.org/2021/04/09/ha… as your supporting argument...
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Please, please don't write software that does aircraft weight and balance calculations based on people's titles...
The UK airline system had a "Serious Incident" last year because their IT system was programmed to treat adult passengers as children if they used "Miss" as their titles assets.publishing.service.go…
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tic80.com/play?cart=1784 ByteBattlePack - all the effects from the first live coding competition on the #TIC80 in one cart, with music by @DevEd29 @Cranksy_ @psenough @Jeenio2 @fbev and @gasmanic Compo was won by the amazing @NuSan_fx
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So @Twitch banned a UNESCO-recognized heritage event midstream. CCC got them up and running within minutes. Fuck, but I love hackers.
We are back online - and will never be able to thank the Chaos Computer Club enough for that. Come back to streaming.media.ccc.de/revis… and finish the 64k-Intro Compo together with us.!!
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On this #TransDayOfVisibility, remember that we don’t want to be “visible” We want healthcare, we want respect, we want basic human rights, and not have to constantly fight for it every day.
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here's the thing with NFTs. either you are actively, consciously scamming someone, or you are being scammed. If you are not thinking about scamming someone, you are the scam victim. great job. you got scammed. because you believed in NFTs lol
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I'm not the first person to talk about this, and I know it's wrong, but I just have to say it. I like that the boat is stuck. stone-soup.ghost.io/archive/…
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don't suppose I can interest you in some bees too...?
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Ha-ha, TIC-ROLL at 1.96kHz PCM sample playback by @gasmanic / Hooy-Program tic80.com/play?cart=1754 #TIC80
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Looking at some of these pictures, I get the feeling that the website for registering ships must have a thing like GitHub where it says "can't think of a good name for your ship? How about: lumpy-chihuahua"
After all day trying to refloat the mega container ship 'Ever Given', in the Suez Canal, there is a steady log jam of ships waiting in the Mediterranean & Red Sea and in the canal itself
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couldn't take it any longer
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I just don't get this mentality at all. Why do you have to be "proud" of somewhere to live there? Is it only a country thing or do I have to be proud of the city, the street, my house? Cannot imagine going round full of "pride" for things I didn't even do.
Of course if people are not proud to be British, or of our flag or Queen, they don’t have to live in the U.K. Perhaps they should move to another country they prefer?
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Want To Feel Old? This is what the crab from the cover of Fat Of The Land by The Prodigy looks like now
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