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2024

Letter, and will

About four months ago, a former colleague asked me: What would you have as a funeral song?
My immediate response was that I had one in mind, but I forgot.

I listened to it again a few days ago by chance. I picked it out a long time ago, probably in the nineties.

Today is my fifty-fourth birthday,...

He said it better

But I fully agree.

Blogs are dead and buried, but a cycle has not ended, hopes have not ended, and we did not lose because we were not competing with anyone.

Gaspar Torriero, The golden years

By the way, I have abandoned all social media except Bluesky (and even though I don’t use it much,...

What a shit year

Mi scuso per la parola anno. Non gli ci e' voluto molto, per mostrarsi in tutta la sua essenza bisestile e funesta, visto che siamo a metà marzo. Ma non c'è verso, gli anni bisestili sono sempre tremendi.*

Bliss

No, there is no citation this year for that ridiculous day there; after 18 years of saying the same thing and things don’t change or even get worse, an average person gets fed up.

Instead, I wanted to say that they made me Ducks Chief* (Tech Lead) on a work project about a month ago.
Since I started,...

Never a joy

him:
Hello xlthlx, how are you?

me:
‘morning, I’m going to the dentist soon to have two wisdom teeth removed. You?

him:
ouch!

him:
I’m hanging in there and waiting for a call for surgery on a shoulder that decided to come out ole’!

me:
D’oh!

him:
How are things in England?...

Welcome, Hardcover

After struggling for so long to export books for my plugin, I abandoned Goodreads.
Not so much for this reason, but because not having an API, even a paid one, to manage one’s own data is unacceptable.
So I tried a few alternative services, and the only one that did a perfect import from Goodreads and had a decent API was Hardcover....

And we are up to nine

Yes, nine years have passed since that day there.

No British passport, at least for now.
But if I had been told that I would be working for the same company for four years 1 and that my sweetheart would be working for a television network, I would not have believed it.
Despite everything, I am still very happy living here....

New year, renewed theme

I no longer liked the theme of my curriculum vitae site, so I vaguely refreshed it.

It is now a mix of Bootstrap and WordPress blocks, and instead of being one page, it is two pages.
I’m not crazy about it, but it’s certainly better than before.
If you see anything wrong, just give us a shout....