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I just accidentally learned that "ember" is Hungarian for "human". I'm not sure that was a consideration when they renamed Amber.js to Ember.js in the very beginning, but it's certainly a fitting name.

 

Also TIL: Roscosmos delivered a pizza to the ISS once. And Russian kosmonauts used to pack heat on their space missions, so they could defend against wild animals in Siberia when they came back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NidW440dJtc

 

TIL: An Apollo 14 astronaut smuggled a makeshift golf club head to the Moon, mounted it on a sample-taking instrument and shot some balls up there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NidW440dJtc

 

Hey Microsoft: renaming Windows Hosted Apps to PWAs doesn't magically make them so. Having to use a proprietary tool to package the app in a proprietary format is the antithesis of open Web standards. https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2018/02/06/welcoming-progressive-web-apps-edge-windows-10

 

"I'm not sure how many people commute at 40 kph." "Depends on the traffic really." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdfB5fbVHck

 

I'll just leave this here for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-mwXX0Tn2Y

 

Only two hours until Falcon Heavy launch: https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/960910705808609280

 

You think cryptos are crashing hard, because the bitcoin bubble is bursting? Perhaps consider the bloodbath in international stock markets over the last days, losing $4 trillion in about a week: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-06/euphoria-turns-terror-dow-open-750-points-lower-vix-eruption-accelerates

 

Wow, beer prices at Delirium are basically NYC level now. https://storage.5apps.com/basti/public/shares/160415-2220-thefuckwasthat.jpg

 

Not sure if some joker at TUIfly is playing a prank or not:

"You are expected at the check-in desk 120 minutes before departure at the latest (180 minutes for long distance flights). You should take into account the fact that your booking may be cancelled and you may be refused access to the aeroplane, without reimbursement of the price of your flight, if you fail to check in on time."

 

Spontaneous new plans for Friday to Thursday will be fun, aside from spending slightly too many hours in steel tubes: Banjul -> Brussels (FOSDEM) -> Berlin -> Cape Town. Ping me, if you're in one of those and want to meet!

 

Decided to go back to cold Brussels from Gambia next week, attending FOSDEM for the first time in 6 years or so. See you there? https://fosdem.org/2018/

 

The Road Movie is a feature film made entirely from Russian dashcam footage: https://www.theroadmovie.net

 

"The news industry needs to wake up and join the web": https://werd.io/2018/the-news-industry-needs-to-wake-up-and-join-the

 

Bigger blocks on BTC mainnet in action: https://twitter.com/roasbeef/status/954808681425588224

 

Should've started daily open-source updates two weeks ago, but wth.

Today I worked on a little learning bot that my mates @bumi, @slvrbckt and I have been using on and off to learn some Spanish in the past. I added subscription management for courses, as well as the first Wolof phrases.

 

Sad: GitLab doesn't seem to have RSS or Atom feeds for a repo's tags/releases page.

 

Current language status: have been refreshing my French quite well, and learning some Wolof every day. When in Sénégal... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolof_language

 

Blockstream just launched Lightning Charge, a library making it easy for any developer to integrate Lightning payments in websites and stores. Naturally, they have a working Blockstream Store running as demo, where you can buy some shirts and stickers: https://blockstream.com/2018/01/16/lightning-charge.html

 

Tired: Promising a world without problems and no work required to keep it rolling smoothly.
Wired: Honest expectation management when evangelizing new ideas and technologies.