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Seeing something I haven't seen before, building something that never existed before.

Collecting new skills and experiences like precious shinies.

Artisanal bit wrangler & @elgg expert, Open Science and Indieweb, @withknown core contributor.

Hacker, Wanderer.

Have laptop, will travel.

Been an intense few days working in Budapest, and taking part in a discussion panel around persistent identifier policy for the development of the European Open Science Cloud. One key outcome being that PID resolution must be machine readable.

Floodgates open

Floodgates open

It looks like they opened the gates further upstream, sometime over the weekend. Water management is quite involved.

There has to be a German word for the moment of relief you feel when you've just booked plane tickets for somewhere new

Getting started at the Indieweb Camp Oxford in the "new" Westgate library (which is a nice facade on the 1970s building - sort of a React frontend on a old PHP App)

I'll be at the IWC Oxford event this Saturday, so give me a nudge if you want to talk about @withknown (or anything else for that matter)

So, it turns out the reason it has felt I've been sat here coding for so long is that the size of ./node_modules is starting to exert a measurable time dilation effect on local spacetime. Sometimes it is *ok* not to include a whole library for the 2 lines of code...

My new bluetooth earphones make me feel very vulnerable to Cybermen