Read New report! How ecodesign & energy labelling can prevent premature obsolescence of laptops (ECOS – European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation)

The proliferation of electronic devices which are difficult to repair and whose lifespans are shortening, contributes to one of the fastest growing waste streams in the EU.

Long live the machine – a great policy paper on things that the EU could do to force manufacturers to make laptops last longer.

I like East Coker by TS Eliot. I don’t think I understand it all. But I like it.

“Home is where one starts from. As we grow older
The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated
Of dead and living. Not the intense moment
Isolated, with no before and after,
But a lifetime burning in every moment
And not the lifetime of one man only
But of old stones that cannot be deciphered.”

I’ve been doing more server maintenance and system administration than coding lately (not as much of either as I’d like to though, to be honest) and I really enjoy it. Β  All very basic stuff though, couldn’t pretend to know what it’s like when it gets large scale.Β  I want to play with some infrastructure as code stuff though, think I’d like that.
I’m reading Dune at the moment. First time doing so. It’s really good so far. It feels a bit like a fantasy book, but with little hints of sci-fi thrown in here and there.

I like the way it’s written. I like how the characters have these little thoughts as asides now and then.

Feuding dukes doesn’t really get me going plot wise, but some of this CHOAM company stuff seems like it could be interesting.