Unifex's blog

    The speed of science

    Submitted by Unifex on Fri, 04/12/2019 - 07:51

    This was in response to KwadeTweeling on Minds.com.  Minds is one of the alternatives I'm testing to replace Google Plus. Anyway, it was a longer response so I figured it may be worth sharing here.

    Regarding my quote "too many failures in the scientific community".

    Thunderbird 60.5.x and plaintext messages

    Submitted by Unifex on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 08:12
    Thunderbird is awesome. For a desktop e-mail client. However, HTML e-mail is abused so much I consider it to be the bane of my day.

    My experience of Google Plus

    Submitted by Unifex on Sun, 03/31/2019 - 11:19

    My experiences of G+ were very different than some I've seen described. So different that I had to wonder how these people were using it.

    Active shooters in Christchurch

    Submitted by Unifex on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 22:49

    I look at the shit that happens around the world and am, for the most part, numbed to it.

    I live in New Zealand. It's a tiny little bit of not quite paradise at the arse end of the planet that feels lucky if we get included on maps of the fucking world.

    All this shit... It happens to "other people" that are "a long way away". It happens in countries that are fucked up due to their own internal issues.  Issues that spill over into other areas and other countries but, for the most part, issues that they have a had in in one way or another.

    "You're Donald Trump"

    Submitted by Unifex on Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:21

    A co-worker was telling us about something his kindergarten aged kid said a few days back;

    Co-Worker: You have to eat your dinner before you have pudding.

    Co-workers Son: No!

    CW: Then you can go to your room and think about that.

    CWS scowls, heads to his room, stops and looks at CW.

    CWS: You're Donald Trump!

    Returning from Brisbane

    Submitted by Unifex on Thu, 11/08/2018 - 16:43

    Just spent a few days with a new client at the University of Queensland getting to know the project and how they do things. They appear to do everything right. Everything. I've hardly started on the project and I'm already wondering how to get the contract extended.

    Google Plus to be shut down

    Submitted by Unifex on Thu, 10/11/2018 - 07:10

    So... It looks like G+ is going away. :/

    From the post:

    Finding 1: There are significant challenges in creating and maintaining a successful Google+ product that meets consumers’ expectations.

    Action 1: We are shutting down Google+ for consumers.


    To give people a full opportunity to transition, we will implement this wind-down over a 10-month period, slated for completion by the end of next August.

    The WHO jump the shark

    Submitted by Unifex on Tue, 10/02/2018 - 07:58

    It looks like the WHO need to be renamed. For the first time the IDC is including "traditional" medicine. Lets ignore the annoying fact that the claimed mechanisms for most of these things are literally disproven.

    There is a sliver of hope though. While the IDC has been prepared it has not yet been adopted by the World Health Assembly. This happens next year. There is still a small chance that the Assembly may come back with a "wait... what?" response.