Many years ago the San Francisco Chronicle published a short column in which the writer mentioned that he had been traveling in India, and when he told the clerk at his hotel in New Delhi that he was from the San Francisco Bay Area the clerk responded, “Oh that is the center of the universe” Um, mumbled the traveller, and why do you say that? “Because the center of the universe is wherever there is the least resistance to new ideas.”
Certainly not one without the other. https://twitter.com/marcuschown/status/1311926815871696897
Britain's failure to learn the hard lessons of its first Covid surge is a disaster https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/27/britain-failure-covid-surge-disaster-test-trace-virus?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
The meritocracy has had its day. How else to explain the rise of Dido Harding? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/19/meritocracy-dido-harding-rise
I'm struggling to believe this is true. So the files they had were on the one laptop, were they? No one ever backed them up. They can't be recovered. They didn't end up in the cloud. No one ever emailed them. They were just on that one laptop. https://twitter.com/itvlondon/status/1305523134733393925
I know the real reason Gavin Williamson won't quit – and it’s chilling http://www.theguardian.com/education/commentisfree/2020/aug/21/i-know-the-real-reason-gavin-williamson-wont-quit-and-its-chilling
The Guardian view on Boris Johnson's government: an omnishambles week http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/20/the-guardian-view-on-boris-johnsons-government-an-omnishambles-week
Public Health England is the new scapegoat for the government's failings http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/19/public-health-england-government-failings-coronavirus
Abolition of Public Health England just 'passing of blame for coronavirus mistakes' http://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/19/abolition-of-public-health-england-just-passing-of-blame-for-coronavirus-mistakes
Dominic Cummings urged to release data to disprove claim of second lockdown trip http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/aug/16/dominic-cummings-urged-to-release-data-to-disprove-claim-of-second-lockdown-trip
Kevin Maxwell: ‘We need police officers who think different, not just look different’ http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/aug/15/kevin-maxwell-we-need-police-officers-who-think-different-not-just-look-different
The age of the office is over – the future lies in Britain's commuter towns http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/13/office-future-britain-commuter-towns-home-working
Why does No 10 want to ‘devolve’ local councils just as they are needed most? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/13/why-does-no-10-want-to-devolve-local-councils-just-as-they-are-needed-most
Also, as a maintainer you're used to hearing your project being criticized all the time, because people usually only take the time to mail you when they're facing a problem they can't solve.
Sometimes, just sometimes, someone will send you a short, sweet mail saying "Hey, I'm using this and it's great. Thank you for making this!".
Be that kind of positivity in life! ❤️
England's contact-tracing saga is at the heart of the government's failures http://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/11/englands-test-and-trace-saga-is-at-the-heart-of-the-governments-coronavirus-failures
Academic freedom is precious – so why have UK universities sold out to China? http://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/aug/11/academic-freedom-is-precious-so-why-have-uk-universities-sold-out-to-china
Bank of England paid £3m in 'golden goodbyes' over 15 months http://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/09/bank-of-england-paid-3m-in-golden-goodbyes-over-15-months
Revolutionary by nature.
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