I started building this Lego crane on (checks notes…) Boxing Day 2019. Three lockdowns, a heart attack, and some pretty intense projects at work later, and I’ve finally managed to find time to complete it.
At last I can start building the Lego Porsche 911 RSR that my lovely sister bought me for my 2020 non-birthday. Should have it finished in, oh… a year or two.
After a month of feeding and caring for my # Movember moustache the ungrateful wretch has escaped and was last seen hot-footing it across the local park. A small reward is offered for its safe return.
Donations still welcome at https://movember.com/m/frogplate?mc=1
The Curse of the Exploding Knee Cap!
Here’s the latest image of the horrific growth on my top lip for #Movember - you can see why my wife complains of pogonophobia.
But I've taken an arrow to the knee and may have to hop the remainder of my #Movember challenge - https://frogplate.net/2020/11/19/the-curse-of.html
A few observations on the Science Shambles podcasts and "Nine Lessons and Carols for Socially Distanced People" 24 hour live stream of Science, comedy, and music on 12th December - https://frogplate.net/2020/11/17/science-shambles.html
So, more than a week into Movember and my wife (who doesn’t follow me on social media) has only just noticed that I’m growing a moustache… I’m not sure if she needs new glasses, or whether it’s just that she can’t bear to look at me. She claims the latter. Either way, I’m certain that it is nothing to do with the hair on my upper lip being rather whiter and perhaps a little sparser than previous years…
Clean shaven for the start of #Movember. The mental health aspect of Movember is particularly important this year: https://frogplate.net/2020/11/01/movember-starts-here.html Donation page: https://movember.com/m/frogplate?mc=1
"Ni No Kuni Remastered: Wrath of the White Witch" for the Switch is just £7.99 for the next few days. Mini review: https://frogplate.net/2020/10/29/ni-no-kuni.html
My daughter Rachel (https://rachel-littlewood.com) is tidying up her studio and came home this evening with this “Wiggle” from Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan’s “Joy and Peace” (https://londondesignfestival.com/events/joy-and-peace-morag-myerscough-and-luke-morgan) that she was lucky enough to have worked on in 2017.
Apparently here in the UK we can't afford to subsidize hungry children, but we can afford to subsidize food for MPs on £81,932 pa.
Marcus Rashford's petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/554276
Petition against subsizing MPs food: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-mps-entitlement-to-free-work-meals
Hungry Kids Fundraiser now at £90K: https://www.gofundme.com/f/t7y9ar-hungry-children-christmas-fund
Whenever! A Programming Language with Random Execution Order - https://frogplate.micro.blog/2020/10/24/whenever-a-program.html
Of course GoFundMe campaigns like Katy Brand’s Hungry Children Christmas Fundraiser are not tax-efficient. But food banks in your area will have “Donate” pages and in the UK that normally means Gift Aid can be used to ensure the Government makes a 25% contribution too! https://www.gofundme.com/f/t7y9ar-hungry-children-christmas-fund
After the UK Government decided that funding the feeding of hungry children during the school holidays would just “increases dependency”, Katy Brand started a fundraiser to support hungry kids over Christmas. It raised £21,000 in the first 12 hrs. Well worth giving a tenner. https://twitter.com/BBradley_Mans/status/1318860839437406209?s=20
The Orthogonal Universe of Greg Egan: https://frogplate.micro.blog/2020/10/22/the-orthogonal-universe.html
Arrgh! Micro.blog's cross-poster only appends one URL as a hyperlink. FutureLearn 's learning platform is at https://www.futurelearn.com/
Just finished the University of York’s free “From Crime to Punishment” course on the FutureLearn platform. It’s a good overview of UK criminal justice and how it is evolving. I’ve worked with UK courts for some years but learned a lot. https://www.york.ac.uk/law/
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