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Refreshed my personal site. It’s now much simpler and, thanks to only having my headshot on the about page, the typical load went from ~200kb to less than 10!

Now I just need to write more :blobcat:

Wow Ars Technica was right, Gnome is pretty zippy these days huh?

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UK Pol, Today's News 

I barely use facebook, I have no apps for it installed, I have used adblockers for years and make liberal use of Firefox's facebook container.

Somehow this fucking website is still collecting information about things I'm purchasing, websites I'm visiting..

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This company is supposedly worth billions of dollars

Dropbox is a good and functional service because if you tab away while logging in the script gets stuck and you have to reload band sign in again

Shout outs to our little Christmas tree who is now happily out on the balcony lapping up the wind and the rain

Oh no I forgot that the spacing in my thesis is exceptionally finely tuned. Doing these corrections is introducing all kinds of hellish whitespace

Okay I take it back merge just let me do some serious metadata work in a single line so pandas is briefly forgiven.

Python has a fucking underscore problem honestly.

Arguments to this pandas function include: 'index_col', 'dup_cols', 'usecols', 'skipinitialspace' :cate:

Fuck being british is a disease did I really just type "maybe ... if I find the time I might..." bruv you got enough conditionals in there yeah?

Anyway this is all to say maybe in 2020 if I find the time I might try brush up on some algo/data structure stuff...

And also part of me is weirdly tempted by game dev which based on everything I've heard about that industry feels like a cursed thought to have

Backend used to be more my hobby stuff and I think I might prefer it that way around: a lot of side-project ideas I have are webby, and it feels odd to put both my work and spare time eggs in that basket

Been doing just a bunch of backend and webby stuff for work and I kind of already slightly miss doing bigger numeric things.

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