On Terms & Conditions

YouTube may terminate your access, or your Google account’s access to all or part of the Service if YouTube believes, in its sole discretion, that provision of the Service to you is no longer commercially viable. 

Terms of Service – YouTube

On learning from nature – roots of Strangler Pattern

huge strangler figs. They seed in the upper branches of a tree and gradually work their way down the tree until they root in the soil. Over many years they grow into fantastic and beautiful shapes, meanwhile strangling and killing the tree that was their host.

Source: StranglerFigApplication

On programming in movies

I’d love to watch a movie where programming is accurately depicted. A team is trying to quickly build an app that will save the world. The app won’t compile. Someone keeps adding to the scope. The project manager is asking for an update every 15 minutes.



On repeated service offerings

I don’t think I’ve told anyone “No” as much as I’ve told YouTube I don’t want to try YouTube Premium.

On dodging the system

Seymour is pushing back against a requirement in the legislation that requires emissions offsets to take place in New Zealand. He proposed an amendment that would have allowed New Zealanders to achieve emissions reductions at the lowest possible cost by purchasing overseas units as well as domestic units. “It shouldn’t matter if trees are planted in Northland or in the Amazon.”