Ugh, Android screen time today about 2 hours, and yet this - nearly 1hr20 of CPU time by "Android OS", and keeping the system on for nearly 5hr30. Any ideas what's causing this?

I don't usually share stories from the other place, but this one really did make me laugh, both the story itself and the comments

Never thought I'd find myself saying this, but iPhone is beginning to look quite appealing compared to Android from the point of view of privacy. I'd rather pay for something directly than indirectly through advertising. Android options without Google eg Lineage seem to require a lot of compromise. Alternative approach suggestions welcome!

Out shopping in Cambridge, bought a kit in what is apparently the first Raspberry Pi shop in the world! :)

Now here's a tricky balance. I'm at the Vintage Wine Festival in London, surrounded by samples of some of the world's finest wines. And later I've got to get in the car on Uber Dad duties. Bah!

Looking for advice

Today I was pushing someone in a wheelchair, and they have a very weak voice. They can hear me, but not the other way round.

Has anyone got any ideas on how to make communication easier? I was thinking perhaps a mic/speaker combo to relay their voice, like aerobics teachers wear, or something.

Re-sharing for exposure welcomed!

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<< It’s VERY IMPORTANT that we start calling the Year 2038 bug, where 32-bit Unix time overflows, The Epochalypse. Plz spread. >>

Brexit bribe 

Currently working a stand at Marketing Week Live. Hustle dialed up to 11.

I'm currently reading James Clear's book "Atomic Habits". It seems really well argued and actionable. He's currently comparing "motion" vs "action" - feeling like you're moving vs actually achieving stuff. He's got me nailed: "... the biggest reason why you slip into motion rather than taking action: you want to delay failure".

Today was a reminder of the importance of fully engaging with life. Had lunch with friends from college; such warm, engaging people. Not a phone in sight, just talk, attention and lovely food. Makes me realise how much time can drip away wasted.

Rant email to PPLPRS complaints department now sent. Wonder how many months before they'll get back to me?

Rant about PPLPRS being useless 

Rant about PPLPRS being useless 

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has anyone worked through "How to Design Programs" book? especially the 2nd edition? Is it worth one's time?

I want to get better and faster with programming and be able to learn new programming languages quickly, and it seems like understanding underlaying concepts (also via this book) can help with that.

(plz boost) #programming #learning #ComputerScience

When I got up this morning, I put on gym kit as I commitment device to promise myself I'd do some weights. After spending most of the day on tax returns, it worked - I finally managed it! Just under the wire.

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If you enjoy my posts about #wrenching on my old truck engine rebuild project, please consider boosting this message. I'd love to find more people on the fediverse who are mechanically inclined and can share advice. Due to the decentralized nature, it's not as easy to find niche interests.

To anyone who doesn't know, I'm slowly rebuilding my 1965 GMC 1000 pickup. Right now I have the engine pulled. It's been machined, and I'm reassembling. I have a long road ahead.

#Wrenching #DIY #ClassicCars

Been mining the back catalogue of Soul Music on BBC iPlayer. Really powerful episode about God Only Knows by the Beach Boys, such an emotionally complex song and some sad tales.

Soul Music - Series 26, God Only Knows - BBC Radio 4

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