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Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, Second Edition: Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman, Julie Sussman
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, Second Edition: Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman, Julie Sussman

Waterford: History and Society - Interdisciplinary Essays on the History of an Irish County (The Irish County History & Society Series) (9780906602201): William Nolan, Thomas P. Power
Waterford: History and Society - Interdisciplinary Essays on the History of an Irish County (The Irish County History & Society Series) (9780906602201): William Nolan, Thomas P. Power

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Being The Geekly Diary of Waider
(may contain traces of drinking, movies, and sport)
February 23
Ok, so Preacher season finale: A+++ would watch again. The casual attitude of the townspeople to Weird Stuff is epitomised, I think, by the scene where Cassidy turns to a random person and says, knowingly, "Angel hand", and the random person nods with interest. Casually. Not in the slightest bit phased by the fact that the severed hand in a bag is, in fact, a severed angel hand. It's all nicely set up with the major plot point from the books (FINALLY!) so now I'm just waiting for season 2 to roll around.

February 22
Woop, long run of not updating here. Busy. I'm still watching Preacher, but mainly at night (Amazon Video app on iPad is both a joy and a curse!) and I'm almost done. It's diverged somewhat from the source material, as these things do, but I'm enjoying it.

February 11
Finished season 2 of Bosch: a bit disappointing in that there were a whole lot of loose ends, the "explosive showdown" with the antagonist was a bit flat, and the whole side-story investigating his mother's murder went, well, about nowhere. Still, if a season 3 shows up, I'll be watching it

Started watching Preacher as well. The stark full-screen white title cards make it look like an amateur production, and Cassidy's paddywhackery Oirish accent is ridiculous, but the whole black humour thing is nicely done. Two episodes in and I'm wondering when it's going to actually get moving on the core plot, though.

February 08
My little web-scrapey scripts are starting to fail as various people make their HTTPS servers demand more than OpenSSL on a modern Mac can provide. I appreciate that MacOS has moved to its own SSL platform, but it'd be nice if they brought the system Python along with them.

January 28
Attempting to back up my workphone (an old Nokia, almost exclusively used as a pager): installed Nokia Suite on a Windows 10 machine, then plugged in the phone. It prompted me to accept all software install requests on the phone. I looked at the phone, and there was indeed a prompt to install software. "OK", I said. Whereupon it said, "Expired certificate" and the install failed. Nicely done, Microsoft/Nokia, nicely done.

January 23
Finally after much shuffling of things and paranoia and what not I've migrated waider.ie from an "EC2 Classic" t1.micro instance to VPC-contained t2.micro. Backups made, etc. because I'm still convinced there's something I've forgotten, even though the t2 has been running all the waider.ie stuff for the last couple of weeks.

January 22
So, end of Sherlock season for this year and possibly from the close of the episode, for good. It was certainly a gripping episode, but I thought the denoument weak and, well, confused.

Endeavour continues to kick ass. Only one of those left for this year, though. What's going on with the tarot cards?

January 15
Once again mocking BBC News: the entrumpenation is happening tomorrow, and what's on their collective mind?

Courgettes.

2017-01-19 10:05:02 Why are we running out of courgettes?
2017-01-19 13:35:02 Why are we running out of courgettes?
2017-01-19 17:05:02 Trouble finding a courgette? Here's why
2017-01-19 10:35:02 #courgettecrisis


Yes, four updates over the course of the day because "bad weather in Europe" (their exact quote; I guess, uhhhh, Britain not being in Europe accounts for that?) is affecting multiple vegetables, but for some reason the courgette is the one Auntie Beeb cares about.

(actually it turns out it's three updates and one completely separate article about the same thing which at 11:35 was updated to "Remeber these?").

This concludes the BBC Snark for today. Thank you.

January 14
Jason Bourne: well, Matt Damon looked like he was trying to do Joey Tribiani's "divide two numbers" thing throughout, and Vincent Cassel looked like he smelt something bad throughout, and there was no real character development, and I didn't much care when $character died, and really, this wasn't a great movie, but it did pass relatively painlessly. It was a bit of fun, but didn't hold up to much post-movie thinking.

January 10
New season of Sherlock: I'm not terrifically keen on the long episodes as it feels like the writers don't quite know how to fill the time, and definitely the end of the second episode was deeply silly after an absolute cracker of a show, but I'm still going to see how it works out next weekend.