This one fell asleep during the final droid battle, taking the win.
Am listening to the Revolutions podcast by Mike Duncan, just got to an ep from July last year (Tsar Nicholas abdicated, good riddance). Duncan was promoting his book, Hero of Two Worlds, at the time, and I thought I would look at buying it. Intriguingly, the audio version is $2 cheaper than the ebook one I could read myself. Don't understand how that works.
Renters competing 'Hunger Games-style' as number of rental properties dwindles https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-02/renters-compete-hunger-games-style-as-number-of-rentals-dwindles/101030774 #RentalHousing #HousingPolicy
I had an old axe head but the handle broke, so I bought a beautiful new handle, only to find the hole in the head is smaller than standard, so today I took to it with a farrier's rasp to make the handle fit, and I formed a blister on my index finger. Since then, TouchID on my work laptop has ceased recognising my fingerprint. I think I'm temporarily unable to leave legible fingerprints, so a life (or at least a week) of crime awaits.
Life is funny: had a totally wrong impression of where this whole thing would go. Resigning (or rather, telling them I was about to) shook loose a whole lot of clarifying conversation about my future here and I'm staying...if only you could make bosses have these conversations without leverage.
If you weren't aware, astronomers don't have a great relationship with Musk. A big issue for us is the Starlink satellites, which due to their low altitude and high number, already regularly interfere with ground-based observations. #starlinked on Twitter has endless examples.
We get told it's the "price of progress" and that SpaceX will make space telescopes cheap anyway. But that's BS: development of advanced space tech is much more expensive than the launch.
Did a bit of a post today on the ghosts of old railway lines across Victoria. Now not even character limits can stop my ramblings! https://alisonsramblings.wordpress.com/2022/04/26/phantom-railways/
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