Watchmen 

It took exactly a month but my Gateron brown keyboard switches finally arrived from China.

bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-northern

Northern Ireland hasn’t had its own government for the last three years but now that the local gabshites successfully dodged real politics by deferring to direct rule, it looks like it’s back on the cards again. What a surprise.

boingboing.net/2020/01/08/rip-

This is a really daft, alarmist take in my opinion. Of course you can still make an independent, open-source web browser.

Here's a hot take: an indie browser doesn't need to support DRM, ERE, or Netflix. Just because it exists doesn't mean you have to do it.

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Risque, car show, special edition Subaru 

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Hirohiko Araki got to design the official poster for the 2020 paralympics and it's beautiful.

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I will never, ever tire of seamlessly transitioning from the end of Mean Girls to the beginning of Hackers with the same song, this was a damn *gift* given to us by the movie industry

If I learnt nothing else from this YouTube video, it's that the English word for green (グリーン) is common in Japan because it was considered a shade of blue until WWII.

The last few decades of US warfare have been about proxy wars. Arms-length conflict on other people’s turf or through funding this side or that. Even the first Gulf War, which was probably the last traditional combat operation. This is something different.

The university is a spin-off from my old high school, which kicked off in 1810 and felt every bit of it.

In other completely unrelated news, Hilary Clinton just became the chancellor of my old university in Belfast. Degree stonks up.

bbc.com/news/uk-northern-irela

Not to be a downer but it sounds like the assassination of that Iranian bloke is on par with Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Good luck.

Mum was texting me photos of Jools Holland on the telly. He must’ve been doing that New Year’s Eve show for well over 20 years now. Had to laugh that Eddi Reader and The Stereophonics were performing: trying to appeal to folk at least 10 years older than me.

I’ve felt like a pop sci-fi has been coasting on their influences for decades now.

The decade claimed Ralph McQuarrie, Moebius, Giger, and now Syd Mead. Who is the next generation designing the future after 2019?

Listening to a BBC podcast with Idles and the fella in the band has a Belfast accent. Wasn’t expecting that because I assumed they were all from Bristol. That explains a lot.

The transit gates are open for New Year’s but Canadians are still dutifully tapping in and out.

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