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This is suddenly getting much higher-profile than I intended Escape plan: Backup escape plan:
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Sep 18, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read

The character "ꙮ" (U+A66E) is being updated in version 15.0.0.

Because it doesn't have enough eyes. It needs to have three more eyes. I absolutely love that there's a unicode character with a single documented use, and it wasn't even correct.

Who wants ꙮ stickers. Limited edition, until my computer updates to Unicode 15
Sep 14, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
So @DCMS have a live youtube stream showing where the lying-in-state queue ends

If you're to believe the What3Words address, you should currently join the queue somewhere near Bradford ImageImage This is your regular reminder that What3Words is absolutely awful, because errors like this are hard to spot and easy to make
Nov 24, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
Earlier this year someone mentioned the National Salt Reserve in parliament, and that the reserve "gradually reduce[s] each year due to environmental factors"

Firstly: Amazing, we have a National Salt Reserve!🧂
Secondly: What environmental factors?!

So obviously I asked. 🧵 It comes down to three things:

🧂 We measured it badly
🧂 We lost some when we moved it
🧂 It got wet and dissolved

This salt is stored outside in enormous heaps under tarpaulins, so rain is a problem - it's road salt, not salt for your chips.

Not interesting, right? 🧵
Sep 16, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
We've been playing a game: What's the smallest amount you can spend to buy a million of something?

Current best:

🏷 £114 for a 1,000,000 clothes tags -…

Can you beat that? Anyone replying with a jar of millions is getting blocked
Mar 17, 2021 16 tweets 6 min read
Out of curiosity I dug into how NFT's actually reference the media you're "buying" and my eyebrows are now orbiting the moon Short version:

The NFT token you bought either points to a URL on the internet, or an IPFS hash. In most circumstances it references an IPFS gateway on the internet run by the startup you bought the NFT from.

Oh, and that URL is not the media. That URL is a JSON metadata file