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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.

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

... apparently some of the debris from the demolition of the stacks took out the local substation taking out power for thousands of homes. Given the last time they tried to demolish this thing a bunch of workers got tragically killed, a few hours without power is definitely an improvement.

Woken in the night by loud thunder. Got up this morning to realise that we'd had a power cut that exhausted the batteries on my UPS. Got coffee and read the news to find out that some careless person had let the local power station explode.

Folks, if you're planning on upgrading to the latest @withknown unofficial package, especially if you've not updated in a while, make sure you're running at least PHP 7.1. Anything less than that is EOL, and so isn't supported.

Does anyone know if @internetarchive has any plans to offer an api to add and resolve pURLs?