Just spent an hour fixing some code I wrote when I was in the same timezone as the server. School boy error really but I guess limited to those who usually live/work in GMT!

Also, and I guess this is a common problem in older code, I discovered that the way the dates were being stored is out-dated, so I had to update them all to DateTime. And that’s what really took the time!

Given the dire predictions about the UK harvest, because of all the rain, if I were a young, naive, Christian policeman, I’d call in sick today #beltane

Kind of glad I didn’t see Barbie at the cinema because the Snyder Cut gag drew easily the biggest LOL from me and I’m guessing that probably didn’t land that widely…

You know, Ryan Gosling is just two years younger than me, and I look at his physique in Barbie and I know that must have been a LOT of work and I feel a degree of sympathy for him (NB some ‘roids are basically legal in the States and we can’t rule that out as a possibility – no offence, Ryan)

Watched Barbie (2023) by an author from letterboxd.com
Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

I’m not sure the circumstances of my viewing did it justice but it really didn’t meet my (probably vastly over-inflated) expectations πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

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My review

Watched Damsel (2024) by an author from letterboxd.com
A young woman's marriage to a charming prince turns into a fierce fight for survival when she's offered up as a sacrifice to a fire-breathing dragon.

Has an oddly basic plot considering the overall tone and themes, but even that can’t distract from the dragon which is superbly realised.

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My review

Anyone else feel like Jonathan Nolan’s episodes were the weakest of the series? Not bad, just the least good… #Fallout

(While I fully respect any individual’s pronouns) I am toying with the idea of adding “We/They/Them” to the bottom of my email and, if queried, telling people I don’t identify as an individual. You know, just to see how they respond.

Today at work we “joked” about another pandemic affecting business as usual. I chipped in “Or not being able to go outside because of mild nuclear fallout.” Another person said, “Actually, will we still be expected to work if there is a nuclear war?” And there was a bit more banter about nuclear war moving further up the business risk register.

I don’t think anyone was entirely joking…