Watchmen on HBO is astonishingly good, as a “sequel” of sorts I expected very little from it, and it delivered in spades.

Thanks to violent video games, gangs of geese are now roaming the countryside.

#introduction #india

I'm a lawyer. I feel most competent in constitutional law. This means I'm constantly recovering from the trauma of being alive in these times.

In my doctoral work, I'm trying to understand constitutional claims outside courts - or the gulf between the Constitution of India & the constitution of India.

I'm currently teaching the law & science module to science undergrads, developing an RPG for children to work the Constitution democratically, and writing writing writing.

Although if Indian political twitter moves to Mastodon in a big way, it’ll be a big test for the way Mastodon currently deals with content warnings.

Sort of awesome to see non-technical people ask what Mastodon client to download. I recommend @tootapp for most people.

Twitter suspended an Indian Supreme Court lawyer’s account. He said he’ll move to Mastodon, now Mastodon is trending in India: bit.ly/2NsYg2s

So... after considering a Mac to replace an old family laptop, we might go Windows after all. A 1-year old Thinkpad T480 i7, 16GB, 512GB SSD sells for £650-800 on eBay. A similar-age & spec MacBook Pro / Air is £1700+.

Lawlessness in geese is spreading and I blame video games.

Joker is that rare movie — an unabashed character study that restrains itself from diving into the superhero genre from where the character came. For someone with no knowledge of DC, this wouldn’t be out of place as a psych-horror movie — it has no superhero elements at all. Well done Todd Phillips for breaking new ground.

iOS 13 haptic touch menus appear to activate way too quickly for me. I’ve set Touch Duration to “Slow” in Accessibility > Touch > 3D and Haptic Touch, let’s see if that helps.

The perfect watch for Dark Mode fans. Swatch’s Sistem Dark.

If you thought WeWork was a ... curious idea, then you’ll love
meetinplace.com

TIL that Google Maps now offers AR walking directions (on iOS too): youtu.be/QW1QT7DOOdA

Favourite features for me: no null, match exprs, the type system, really good compiler errors. Error handling is a bit weird (coming from Java/C# or Go) but I managed to find an idiom that’s hassle-free and relatively clean (bit.ly/2lMCpY2)

Wrote a ~500 loc Rust version of a tool I’d written in Java years ago to teach myself Rust. It’s a very nice language, I can see why it ranks so high on Stack Overflow.

Weekend plans sorted. IT Chapter 2 followed by a meal at a nice Chinese restaurant. Looking forward to a nice relaxing evening!

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