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Guess I inadvertently let my dad know I don’t see myself ever going “home” to the UK. I have come over time, this last six years here of my second stretch in Prague, to see it as increasingly clear that I see it as more meaningfully my home than Britain ever was. Brexit made that the more clear since I see myself as European. Maybe that wasn’t always clear back home. Maybe it’s tough in all kinds of ways. My folks moved there after all. It was something different in the sixties.

Everything still hurts from cross country skiing as a Brit on skis with the kind of very competitive sportsmen who talk wattage on their turbo trainers for hours and get irate when Strada doesn’t log their miles. 17km felt like a marathon (ran the Prague marathon once - never again). Playing with Scribus for hours slouched on the couch.

Went cross country skiing. With people who know how to ski (and do insane mileages on road bikes and turbo trainers). Everything hurts.

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Theresa May's Britain Show more

"Does the Prime Minister agree with me that...?"
"My right honorable friend is absolutely right that..."

Does anybody familiar with parliamentary protocol honestly believe it to have been optimal for arriving at the best decisions even at the time it was first thrown together?

Spoke to the foreign police. They were surprisingly helpful and picked up the phone.

I've just come across this:

In 2018, Forward as One’s convener drafted and submitted a petition to the European Parliament calling on the parliament to call a vote to Support Scotland being allowed to renegotiate to stay in the European Union should it vote to leave the UK before the end of Brexit under Article 48 of the Lisbon Treaty.

new-direction.scot/european-pa

@emacsen @cwebber During the 4.0 drafting process, there was discussion about whether it's commercial use if an NC work was listed on a BitTorrent search site that has paid ads. From what I remember, the consensus was a "no" on that. So if you used an NC image on a web page and put a paid ad on that same web page, I don't believe that would trigger the NC clause either (again #IANAL). Using an image on a web page might trigger an ND clause though (not sure on that one).

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World's fucked. Bake bread. It's nice.

This is also the message of Raymond Carver's A Small Good Thing. The Gordon Lish edit is far better than the version in Beginner's, but was still incredibly sentimental. Still.

I'll tell you one thing that has happened over the last few years:
* I feel less British
* I make sure I never describe myself as English and correct people who do
* I feel more European
* I feel little more Irish (though I lean on 'of Irish descent' etc. in regular disclaimers)
* I disagree strongly enough with Theresa May's "Citizen of nowhere" stance that I have come to understand how important responsible global citizenship is to me.

To Americans who are confused about what happened in the UK this evening, a brief summary:

* The government just suffered the worst defeat in nearly 100 years over their Brexit withdrawal deal
* The government might fall tomorrow because of a vote of no confidence
* Nobody really knows what happens next

Ah, just sent a link over Keybase to the missus and was asked precisely this question (there were many options). Hadn't noticed this with them before.

This was the link: theguardian.com/fashion/shortc She calls me 'pes' ('dog') and we have a running joke about my love of curling up on a couch with an old blanket or three so it a preview would have been no great op-sec fail in this instance, but still.

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