Blog: Boogie Board: a beautiful, modern, portable take on the blackboard

(Not to mention inexpensive at $35-$45. I got mine delivered from the US to Ireland for ~€50.)

No, @Matomo (previously Piwik) doesn’t give two shits about privacy; releases tag manager product, hints at first-party tag manager integration of third-party trackers as method for circumventing tracker blockers.

So @laura and I will be presenting a keynote at the Think About! conference in Cologne next year.

Come by and say hi if you can :indieHeart:

Was trying to understand the logic behind flat tree serialisation used in bitfields in DAT last night and ended up making a little animation to visualise it once I finally got it. Would probably be nice to include in the book.

There’s something similar about all the Linux Format magazine contributors in the latest issue but I just can’t put my finger on what it is…

Sorry To Bother You was one huge, beautiful, masterfully crafted🖕 to capitalism, neoliberalism, colonialism, and Silicon Valley.

Loved it!


So I wrote a thread on birdsite on the Facebook files confiscated and released by UK Parliament. Enjoy + feel free to RT the crap out of it:

Battling the borrow checker, a Git log love story in several commits.

OK, so if you’re ever in Ringaskiddy in Ireland, you need to go to Perry St. Café and have the salted caramel and pretzel hot chocolate. (Yeah, you read that right.)

Getting my chimney sweeped… ooh err missus!

Just discovered and started using Mailspring ( on my Linux machine after unsuccessfully trying to get Fastmail support added to Geary (

Really enjoying it so far. It’s not fully open source (the interface is but the mail engine core isn’t) but it’s also not VC-funded and has a freemium business model based on getting companies to pay for extended functionality. Search so far is also excellent. And it has first-class support for Fastmail :)

Red Spot 15 year-old. ~2,000 bottles; limited to Ireland prior to 2019.

(I still prefer the Redbreast 21 year-old.)

Sampling a Redbreast 12 year-old cask strength at the whiskey tasting we’re at. Batch B1/17. Lovely. 🥃

Wow, Reuters, 1984 was meant to be a warning, not an instruction manual, you absolute muppets.

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