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Economic migrant. Dad to Jacob and Freya Merete, husband of Liz. Founder of Sixty North by day, open source technologist by night. Living and working in Oslo.

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CFP for both NDC Oslo 2018 https://t.co/noUwf2TtHw & NDC Minnesota 2018 is currently open https://t.co/PeJfWHlJBF
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @jasongorman @ivanrmoore And the costs of those policies.
11/22
2017
The frequently god-awful British media coverage of Germany reminds me of this by @KuperSimon: https://t.co/nqyzrGUjPv
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @sallylepage My father worked for Severn Trent in the 1980s. They were using a couple of bent welding rods to "find" pipes then.Use this video to help management understand the growth in computational requirements for every project that uses t… https://t.co/yxEQBXagUI
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11/21
2017
@DRMacIver Don't stress about it. I spent most of my Ph.D. in the "wrong" part of the library. (Actually, it was th… https://t.co/LG9gRYbOCz @DRMacIver I barely remember my mother, and she died when I was ... bloody hell I can't even remember that ... in m… https://t.co/ecrunwOUJw @DRMacIver Very few. A few per year, so <10 total. Maybe more if reminded, but I'm not sure how reliable that is.… https://t.co/4DsDRxCBxfCleaning up my wife's computer, found 2.8 GB!!! of FitbitConnect logs files, 1/day. My wife hasn't used her Fitbit… https://t.co/hEohnn46eI
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireRadioactive Chocolate Bar, c.1931. The German company claimed it made people younger. https://t.co/TXg0kf5Xpe
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireOver 3 kW of heat just to warm the battery before charging (it's been about -10°C overnight, and I don't have acces… https://t.co/nDei7d9Ad6
11/20
2017
https://t.co/xwYenStjrz I've been imaging the San Andreas fault where it crosses Highway 25 near Pinnacles National… https://t.co/DBSiPG5Kz7
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @Samathy_Barratt @jna_sh Even if you don't want to engage with the community a functional language is well worth le… https://t.co/xjB1QWaLGG @austin_bingham Turns out that open source has all the same project management foibles as proprietary software, and a few more to boot.User A contributes pull-request. Project ignores. PR goes stale. User A defects. User B contributes an equivalent… https://t.co/90OdjqhYQr @loadcode Fairly important I would say. @loadcode The IEA isn't particularly impartial or objective. They've always had a hydrocarbon-centric mission.These NASA-designed grippers can lift massive rocks https://t.co/tKQTvs5rp8
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @simlun_se My old Mac Book Air is used only on my workbench, and never as a portable. I only had the battery change… https://t.co/12qVV5MXBUWow. Forecasts at right angles to a trend line?? That's not something you see every day. https://t.co/YJuUq5Az7K
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11/19
2017
film idea: robots become sentient and are killing humans but the white scientists that created the robots forgot to… https://t.co/KzuRl48yyS
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireThis is a visualization of the air flow field around the nose landing gear of a Boeing 777 https://t.co/dn0NdYYCL1
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireStatus: Solving differential equations to build a simple thermal model of my cheap and nasty reflow solder oven. I… https://t.co/Ojg3jdTEZW
11/18
2017
Spectacular explosion of the @Popocatepetl_MX volcano on November 10, 2017 at ~07.35 local time… https://t.co/b8hekq4j8r
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @meekrosoft @drunkcod Meta: This tweet would have failed an automatic lint, and a manual review ("I doesn't"), but… https://t.co/6CIu40AEzSElon is working his way through The Usborne Book of the Future I read as a kid... https://t.co/E2P8W68v5j
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire.@AstroBrigi: The next version of @astropy will support Python 3 only — get ready, friends! #dotastro https://t.co/rNt9cUqKos
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @drunkcod @robsmallshire I doesn't. Pull requests are for handling open source contributions from people you don't… https://t.co/Lbbt8DgoNr
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11/17
2017
Norway's oil-stock dump isn't just a bad signal for Aramco IPO, it raises a big question: who will buy?… https://t.co/lAbJ5pjDTj
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireI'm clearly missing something so can one of you agile people who loathe handovers and sign-offs tell me why a pull… https://t.co/WaFRAYbetc
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @DRMacIver As my journey of discovery into hardware continues I've discovered that computers are just fine down the… https://t.co/4LzfiTZa8p @bradd_libby Turns out after this huge structural change we won't need so many gas turbines either. https://t.co/Itp4uWqLvdThis can't possibly be for ethical reasons – without a double helping of hypocrisy – so what's the real motivation?… https://t.co/VTpPdy4LoOThat's a lot of money. https://t.co/TMzJC8XDnzNorway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund proposed dumping about $35 billion in oil and gas stocks to make the nat… https://t.co/VNaC70w6t9
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @aahoogendoorn Blown away!"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" Arthur C. Clarke on winter tyres.Intensively used Mac Book Air battery finally completely dead after six years. https://t.co/NMPumZvViz
11/16
2017
@mfloryan The goal is pretty and smooth.I painstakingly (and painfully!) cut some 1 mm copper sheet for a shower tray in our bathroom. #makershour https://t.co/ODdAFMnDw0Check, and mate, Pythagoras. https://t.co/B4aRzVbeYe
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireStarting in January 2019, new NumPy releases will be Python 3 only. If you need a bit more time to transition, we'l… https://t.co/sUwDl6CFm3
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireI like how most of the "alternatives" to matplotlib depend on matplotlib. #ffsNow we need a fifth icon under each tweet... for TLDR
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireGood luck finding almost a quarter of a million C++ developers that are currently looking for work :o). https://t.co/huhlc1ywL2
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @thinkfoo @conways_law I think that's fair, and certainly I've experienced annoying – although not yet dangerous –… https://t.co/jKICMAZWBO
11/15
2017
@conways_law UK, I'm ashamed to say. @conways_law The controller is an "improved" after-market controller developed within the last few years.Just found the source code for the control software in the 3 kW solder reflow oven in my workshop. No tests. Comme… https://t.co/ZOlq4qzZMV @Samathy_Barratt @DRMacIver Resident of Norway here. Get a big fuck-off lamp and stare wide-eyed into it periodical… https://t.co/INuKUevHTNOh Britain! Oh Norway! #DisappointingMaps https://t.co/EN7ZEL5bWXHonda UK telling MPs it imports 2 million components a day from Europe on 350 trucks and holds 1 hours worth of sto… https://t.co/N8Ysp3Myvl
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11/14
2017
@NoBugsHare Professionally since 1999. @NoBugsHare 1983. BBC Computer 32K BASIC > @chrisoldwood I can't tell if this is a joke or a retelling of recent experience in enterprise software development. @DRMacIver It is controversial here in Norway. We have fewer than 70 wolves, farmers are compensated by the state f… https://t.co/2k4M9GdzFj @bjorn_fahller Nothing satisfactory. @DRMacIver I can see why this is not a popular solution. @guspaul All four of our kids' grandparents are dead, so location is no longer a factor for us. @DRMacIver At the same time, having to stay in the same village really limits prospects.Hypothesis: Not having kids' grandparents around to assist even occasionally with childcare takes a decade off your life. Self perpetuates. @DRMacIver Regrettably enfeebled by a stupid gif.Should Norway allow Arctic oil drilling?
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @KevlinHenney @mfloryan @pmccanny @SirFizX One downside I've observed with the 'declarative is better' approach to… https://t.co/8oHURrE2Bj @KevlinHenney @mfloryan @pmccanny @SirFizX Secondary lesson: Always test your code. The result of the comprehension… https://t.co/WIIbWTl3GDA clever way to show what ancient ruins looked like. https://t.co/BD6OhDFAdN
Retweeted by Robert Smallshireכמה יפה: 14 תחנות כוח בטור אחד בנוואדה, ארה״ב. #טור_בינות https://t.co/si9K34yqXm
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11/13
2017
12 November 1035. King Cnut died (aged 40). He had been king of England, Norway and Denmark. https://t.co/CpM4Bbh6dS
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireI have a chrome extension that makes all of trump's tweets seem like they were written in crayon. This one is just… https://t.co/pTW6jCOaXE
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireOr a pack of five for £1.51 + £3.50 p&p from China.Good value postage on this part from Germany, which must weight about two grams, not to mention the bargain compone… https://t.co/jExgES6763Bob Lutz, head of product development at General Motors, “we are approaching the end of the automotive era”… https://t.co/RBUFo1d5SZ
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @JanStette Whatever the recommendations, I've only seen rear-facing child seats in use for babies here in Norway. N… https://t.co/fJkUrNZ2Tj
11/12
2017
This is а genuine conversation between Tony Blair and Bill Clinton. https://t.co/4koxeqbPzj
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireThe Monument to the Conquerers Of Space here in Moscow is just breathtaking. Absolutely stunning. Photos cannot pos… https://t.co/zHg2JnJ8dL
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireBetter to stop Brexit than be Labour leader says @ChukaUmunna. Hear him talk leadership, integration and Brexit in… https://t.co/Fzi0DR66AQ
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireJust your occasional reminder that a baby born today is likely to live to see 2100. In 2017, planning for 2100 is… https://t.co/mz2StNGSSv
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireStatus: Obfuscating code to satisfy linter.New least favourite thing: Linting tools and policies which transmogrify sensible guidelines which require judgemen… https://t.co/umDieAcp4k
11/11
2017

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