• ### I'd just like to interject for a moment

I’d just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as Liberal, is in fact, Liberal/National, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, Liberal plus National. Liberal is not a stable government unto itself, but rather another political component of a fully… »

• ### GIF scrolling text marquee with ImageMagick (or: DIY X'trapolis PIDs)

#!/bin/bash

IMWIDTH=336
IMHEIGHT=24
STEP=2 #pixels per frame
FRAMERATE=50 #frames per second

OUTPUT="scroll.gif"
FONT_PATH=/usr/share/fonts/TTF/LiberationSans-Bold.ttf

MESSAGE="Hello World!"

BACKGROUND="#000000"
FILL="#ff9c10"

# Make a "unique" prefix for this run
PREFIX=
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• ### Questionable crypto in Annalee Newitz's ‘Autonomous’

Autonomous is a 2017 novel from former io9 editor Annalee Newitz. One of the viewpoint characters is a bot, Paladin, and during his first few pages, we are treated to the following exchange between him and another bot, Fang:

The mantis [Fang] beamed Paladin a

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## The cast

The Mambo HR is a no-name \$30 fitness tracker from Chinese manufacturer Lifesense, and I recently acquired one as a gift. Let's look this horse in the mouth, shall we?

Oof, it's not pretty. The Mambo HR has no buttons or touch functionality,… »

• ### My IB Diploma Programme summative work, November 2016 session

In November 2016, I completed the IB Diploma Programme, graduating with a score of 44 out of 45. To help future students studying the IBDP, here is most of the high-scoring summative assessment work I have a copy of (i.e. the non-examination components).

All documents… »