Anyway no big deal but here's a demonstration of Mozilla's serverless. client-side-only live text translation technology.

https://mozilla.github.io/translate/

COVID, ph - 

Ok that was why.
✨ pneumonia!✨
Ugh. I'm in hospital for a couple of days to try get it sorted. Man I love free healthcare.

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COVID, ph - 

Well 'mild' is not a word I would use to describe my COVID experience. Still really struggling after more than a week

continued bad experiences with media 

I know that you can get better results from media with the right strategies and preparation but it's so frustrating.

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continued bad experiences with media 

Anyway the first article about it is mostly just about how the target of the jokes is apparently having a good ol' chuckle. It uses exactly the same shitty pro-real estate language that the NZ media always uses and makes a shit living situation a personal failure, not a societal one.

Eg. there's no way that Mix said 'we all have friends who have not managed to get on the ladder'

stuff.co.nz/business/300584752

Plus there's no link to the actual website 🤦️

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continued bad experiences with media 

It's parody of loweandco.nz, whose smug billboards are plastered on every block in Wellington (in a housing crisis pricing renters and buyers out of the city or into deeply shitty situations)

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continued bad experiences with media 

I made a 'the real estate industry is gross' meme generator with some friends, which went low-key New Zealand viral (that's when some of the people posting about it are not known to you personally, or if engagement is skyrocketing into the high dozens)

loweand.co.nz

star trek picard, Wikipedia 'vandalism' 

I mean, this specific case of handsome british sci-fi doctor confusion _is_ what brought me to this page, so thanks, I guess

As someone who regularly gets image files all tangled up in my git repos... where has this been all my life? github.com/newren/git-filter-r

Australian bureaucratic drama + 

In these trying times, it's refreshing to just sit back and watch a bunch of complete arseholes (Scomo, the ABF, Novak Djokovic) have a good ol' shitfight.

rnz.co.nz/news/sport/459153/mo

First outdoor grill of the summer today! And the city is covered in bright red Pohutukawa flowers. So nice.
Still a wee way off the ocean being warm enough to swim comfortably though...

nz, covid- 

so it's been a good year and a half but it looks like we're finally getting COVID like everybody else 😷

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nz, covid- 

hmm, update on this situation: we had another month of ticking along with 10-30 cases per day in Auckland, (which has been in level 4 - full lockdown - and shut off from the rest of us) while other parts of NZ were at level 2. Now the government have basically given up on elimination - the white folks are vaxxed now, while Pasifika, Māori and the poor are bearing the brunt of the current outbreak, and have much lower vaccination levels.

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nz, covid+ 

A downtick in cases! It's been in the 80s the last couple of days, 53 today.
The nationwide lockdown has been going almost two weeks and seems to be working pretty well—most new cases are in isolation already, there's very little community spread... re-elimination seems feasible. The prime minister has a treat for everyone for being so well-behaved: from Wednesday we're allowed takeout! 🍔️🍟️

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