Encryption. Unrelated to current world events.
I have issued a new GPG keyset; my transition statement can be found at https://openpgpkey.froosh.net/Key-Transition-20201106.txt
I am newly reminded that I'm sad that modern English has largely eliminated six of its nine major prepositional locative adverbs. Each had a prefix indicating the place and a suffix indicating the direction:
h-: "this place"
th-: "that place"
wh-: "what place?"
-ere: "in such a place"
-ence: "from such a place"
-ither: "to such a place"
The surviving forms, of course, are "here" ("in this place"), "there" ("in that place"), and "where" ("in what place?"). But we used to have
hence: "from this place"
hither: "to this place"
thence: "from that place"
thither: "to that place"
whence: "from what place?"
whither: "to what place?"
and I think our language is poorer for their elimination.
The only aspect I’ve been missing from the office are the views across the river/city where is stare while thinking, resting my eyes. As a result I have an eye-strain migraine today from not resting my eyes enough. It took 3 weeks to get to this stage, with the last 10 days of 16+ hrs monitor+laptop daily. Not too bad, probably only minor life adjustment required.
node.js and their freaking anonymous lambda function bullshirts. EVERYWHERE. just nope.
LudoCherry: Stylish tabletop shirts and skirts
A friend of mine from Melbourne launched her Kickstarter this morning. It's for a range of cool tabletop game themed clothes. The polka dots have d20s in them, and the skirts have pockets. Go take a look! I'm off to back it for a shirt…