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The first day back from leave is always spent unsubscribing from email lists and honing my email filters.

Got some sweet new indoor plants today. Also put in some balcony flowers for spring and planted out herb and tomato pots for the first time in three years. 🤞🌱🌺🌼🍅

Well that's the holidays done for now.

More if this please. Fewer people. More distance.

This is today's handiwork:

Laura is at the Brisbane Writers Festival tomorrow if you're looking for something to do.

Talking about Magical New Fiction along with Ben Doherty and Nick Earls

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My google alert for "ministerial discretion" is getting a fair workout this month.

aka: being a normal human being

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Reminder, Google AMP is bad for the open web. It was bad at inception and it just gets worse.
Ugh. Google AMP is now “improving the performance of mobile content and advertising” by jamming ads *into* photos.

Going back for some more Gavin and Stacey. I'm into the third season and already disappointed it's almost over.

I love* how much data the writers of this report on data misuse and trust ask for before they'll let you see the report.

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y'all, please send virtual hugs to the Brazilian people tonight, who lost their entire national museum in a catastrophic fire. thousands of artifacts that date back thousands of years were lost, as well invaluable artworks from many cultures. this is a terrible loss for humanity.

as an anthropologist, artist and a lover of brazilian culture, and as someone who studied tupi, this loss is staggering and tremendous.

Check it out! I finally found @mattliddy's prolific Mastodon presence.

This list is SHORT and Trick of the Light by Laura Elvery is on it. 🙂

Today is a chicken curry day.

Personally I think opinion pieces that don’t even attempt to address opposing arguments are a bit shit.