Matthew Davidson (mjd)

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Matthew Davidson
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Sawtell, NSW, Australia
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Hypersensitive New Age Guy
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  1. I've had more than enough of animated GIFs. Who is responsible for their rehabilitation from tacky to classy? I can't give your weighty thinkpiece the attention it deserves if the star child sequence from 2001 is playing in the margin.

    about 3 days ago from web
  2. Okay, it's not "Man Bites Dog", but it's damn close. http://ur1.ca/oh9qk

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  3. Well stone me! # is one hundred years older than me - to the day. That's going to be easy to remember. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unification_of_Germany #

    about 3 days ago from web
  4. @kuro Additional # irony: The pictures are from the # State Library. They have higher resolution versions, but you have to pay to see those. Apparently somebody isn't clear on the meanings of the words "state" and "library".

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  5. An agonising 5 minutes spent trying to remember Gore Vidal's name. Knew he inherited his first name from the blue-blood family of the ex-veep with the slideshow, but was blocking on _his_ name in turn. Bob Dole? No, that's can't be right. Who would name their kid "Dole"?

    about 4 days ago from web
  6. @inscius I don't think there's anything so gauche as vote rigging going on - that's the sort of thing Bush's do. Clinton has (slightly) more subtle means at her disposal: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/miles-mogulescu/fire-debbie-wasserman-sch_b_8841576.html

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  7. Don't get it. # should have trounced Ms Wall Street in # http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-02/iowa-caucuses-trump-white-house-campaign-faces-first-test/7132486

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  8. # are awesome. If there's a problem for which you are responsible they treat you like a grownup and give you time to fix it yourself. In my case perhaps not so wise, but I'm sure there are competent people who also appreciate this.

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  9. "The best thing to have is a vocation — to like doing something rather than having something. Because then the wanting more is just about wanting to be able to do it better, and that actually pays off." # Richard Hell http://ur1.ca/oh0fx

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  10. "Obama Signs New Education Law Granting St^H^HGates Greater Power" http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/obama_signs_new_education_law_granting_states_greater_authority_20151210 #

    about 5 days ago from web
  11. "Get the private sector involved in rail projects"! Why the hell not; it's worked so swimmingly in the past. </sarcasm> https://theconversation.com/want-to-build-better-cities-get-the-private-sector-involved-in-rail-projects-52204

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  12. # railway station refreshment room staff (_Just_ the refreshment room!), c. 1947. The whole station is now unmanned. The country can't afford such fiscal profligacy in today's dire circumstances. http://ur1.ca/ogz84

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  13. # railway station refreshment room, c. 1947. Two years after a world war and a decade of depression. http://ur1.ca/ogz7b

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  14. @luke Ha! Brilliant. I'm just finishing #'s Debt: The First 5000 Years, and that's the perfect accompanying illustration. http://libcom.org/library/debt-first-5000-years-david-graeber

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  15. Any article the title or subtitle of which begins with the word "towards" is not worth reading. # #

    about 6 days ago from web
  16. My mail server's been sending out # Only from two accounts with shamefully brute-forceable passwords, so hopefully it's now fixed. Sysadminning always makes me sick with anxiety. #

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  17. @tregeagle Steady on. Clock-watching before you've even clocked in is the sort of thing I do. Someone in # has to stay relatively sane, and it's not going to be me.

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  18. "Richest 1% Now Own Half Of World’s Politicians" http://www.theshovel.com.au/2015/12/08/richest-1-now-own-half-of-worlds-politicians/ #

    about 7 days ago from web
  19. "Somebody will say, ‘Oh freedom of speech, freedom of speech.’ These are foolish people." # # "You’re going to hear all of the usual complaints, you know, freedom of speech, et cetera." # # http://ur1.ca/ogqsm #

    about 7 days ago from web
  20. “We’re just your ordinary American family.” http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/262210-nevada-lawmaker-posts-christmas-card-showing-family-armed-with (via #) #

    about 8 days ago from web
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