Tweets from June 2017

Facsimile Dust Jackets LLC sells reproduction dust jackets for old books:

Sat Jun 03 15:27:17 +0000 2017

@pierre_nel Epic. :D

Sat Jun 03 23:02:31 +0000 2017

@pierre_nel On the other hand, that's what you get for using production credentials in docs for new devs & assuming…

Sat Jun 03 23:04:38 +0000 2017


Sat Jun 10 06:50:22 +0000 2017

Today I discovered Voice of Baceprot, an Indonesian schoolgirl thrash metal band:

Sat Jun 10 13:44:35 +0000 2017

Sigh. I also only buy trades for a variety of reasons. I can't believe we're still having this conversation in 2017.

Sat Jun 17 14:02:19 +0000 2017

@fnb you have blocked my credit card pin AGAIN while I am overseas. How do I proceed? About to board flight.

Mon Jun 19 13:20:21 +0000 2017

@rbjacobs @fnb you have blocked my credit card pin AGAIN while I am overseas. How do I proceed? About to board flight.

Mon Jun 19 13:23:56 +0000 2017

@rbjacobs I can see that you have changed the pin; I want assurance card won't be cancelled if I attempt to use it again.

Mon Jun 19 13:34:07 +0000 2017

@rbjacobs I went through the proper authorisation procedure before leaving. This is the second time FNB has done this to me.

Mon Jun 19 13:35:09 +0000 2017

@Rbjacobs already found new pin & used it. Issue is that my activity is triggering unexplained pin resets. Don't kn…

Mon Jun 19 18:04:09 +0000 2017

@Rbjacobs ... or if I risk complete cancellation. Last time I kept calling you, pin kept being reset, & nobody could explain why. 2/?

Mon Jun 19 18:06:01 +0000 2017

@Rbjacobs Last time problem persisted post my return to ZA until I got a new card. No explanation ever given. I nee…

Mon Jun 19 18:07:27 +0000 2017

AIMS Desktop, a distro customised for mathematics-focused higher ed., now based on Debian: (via @highvoltage)

Mon Jun 19 22:12:06 +0000 2017

@Rbjacobs Explanation I was given makes no sense. Have followup questions; could you please escalate to someone w/…

Wed Jun 21 12:28:16 +0000 2017

Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany: some parts have aged better than others; overall still a fun read full of interesting ideas about language.

Thu Jun 22 14:51:17 +0000 2017

@Rbjacobs Still no followup response since this tweet; still not sure whether it's safe for me to use my card.

Fri Jun 23 15:13:45 +0000 2017

Area X (Southern Reach trilogy) by Jeff Vandermeer: Lovecraftian bureaucracy. Not sure if ending is satisfying, but journey is interesting.

Tue Jun 27 06:10:42 +0000 2017

Constellation Games by Leonard Richardson: a traditional first contact story communicated mostly through alien video games. Recommended.

Tue Jun 27 06:22:16 +0000 2017

Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee: as good as the first book, so very good. Recommended. But start with the first book.

Tue Jun 27 06:23:04 +0000 2017

To everyone that I apparently persuaded to buy Ninefox Gambit: to avoid confusion, I suggest you actually start with

Tue Jun 27 13:27:21 +0000 2017

Interview with Yoon Ha Lee in Lightspeed Magazine:

Wed Jun 28 07:47:29 +0000 2017

The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker: pretty good historical fantasy, although a bit slow.

Wed Jun 28 16:32:58 +0000 2017

Trying out Mastodon. Come, we can have the whole place to ourselves for five seconds before the assholes arrive. ;)

Wed Jun 28 20:47:37 +0000 2017

@HypnZA There are literally dozens of us!

Wed Jun 28 22:23:36 +0000 2017

It's possible for a publisher to insist that retailers sell their books without DRM. Tor has done it. Why can't O'Reilly?

Thu Jun 29 13:57:11 +0000 2017