Kia ora e te whānau

I'm still looking through the site. Some are also articles from popular New Zealand magazines. I recommend checking the site out yourself and adding your own stories too no matter how big or small. The following story is different again as it comes from our national broadcaster RNZ.

Rob Ruha: lifting the Māori language to lofty heights

This is an entirely & timelessly accurate comment on our damaged media's idolatry of the rich and powerful.

Yesterday's pictures of my rabbit (he mostly lives indoors but I mostly photograph him when I take him outside).
He's not that cooperative: he'd rather I rubbed his back than photographed him and takes action accordingly.

Watching babies struggle to stay awake is so frustrating. Just go to sleep little friends: there is not yet any reason to do that to yourself!

Photorealistic quasi-humanoid monster 

I typed "Incineroar suplex, Lumix G80" into one of those image generation AI systems

I live right next to a little forest and tonight a little forest friend came to visit. (It was an inch long spider - I think genus Uliodon. I took pictures but they're on my camera downstairs)

I have just returned to Wellington after a work conference in Melbourne. My favourite part was when we went to a painting lesson with an open bar. So far my favourite Australian beer is White Rabbit Sour Red.

I'm in the airport because I'm going to Melbourne for a work thing.

My new ISP gave me this as part of a package deal they're doing with my new electricity retailer. I knew the package deal existed: I didn't know it included free stuff other than the solar panels they put on my roof.

“In theory, ethically, we should be celebrating the end of Facebook, even if that would be a financial disaster for us. Even if it takes away our ability to discover our cousin is an anti-vaxxer who thinks Jacinda Ardern is a communist who hates truck drivers.”

Ok I got the formal offer this afternoon and it was a pretty decent one. Will get the contract on Monday and they're planning to get me started on the 15th of next month.

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Seems like I have a new job: the people I'd be working for are saying "Sorry for the delay: we're going to give you an offer as soon as we've got the paperwork done. Hopefully by the end of the week."
They're an Australian company and I'll be working from home in New Zealand, which is why the process is keeping HR so busy.

Bad address: https://www.аррӏе.com/

Good address:

See the difference?

Me neither. The first one is using Cyrillic charset, the 2nd one - regular Latin

So, how to avoid getting shagged by the Bad Guys?

Not sure about other browsers; in Firefox, you go to about:config, find the network.IDN_show_punycode option and set it to true. From now on, any URLs based on charsets other than Latin will be shown as hex codes.

You're welcome.

The window titled "Habitat" is blank white because I haven't written the part of the program that will make it not look like that.

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Last week I started seeing what I could do with the Appearance preferences in Haiku (a little known operating system). I haven't finished tweaking those settings yet but already it looks better than I was expecting.

Turns out I am being made redundant but on the other hand I've had some interviews with a dentistry supplies company that seem to have gone well.

Me, 1359 lines into a C++ project: "Oh, turns out I can write C++. Wonder when I learned how to do that."

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