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We went to the zoo!

My parents bought us a joint membership of Edinburgh Zoo so we can go as often as we like for the next year!

This is awesome because we don't have to worry about whether we're getting the best value possible out of each visit but can go for a couple of hours and then go home when Sophia gets tired, and then go again next time we fancy it.

She hasn't really paid much attention to visits to places up until now, so it was fantastic to see her enchanted by all of the animals. The best bit was the areas where there was nothing between her and them - specifically the wallaby enclosure and the gibbons, where you could get close enough to touch if the animals fancy getting that close to you. (Which they generally don't, and it wouldn't be a good idea anyway, as they have teeth.)

She also liked the lioness with her three cubs (no photos of that sadly) and the tiger, which was prowling about 6 feet from her. And the panda, which mostly sat there and ate bamboo at us. And the zebras, which we declined to tell her weren't horses, as she seemed very excited to recognise them. Oh, and the meerkats, which had a glass-fronted enclosure which meant she could have a real meeting of minds with them.















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My links are posting automatically again!

The more alert of you may have noticed that my links have been posting at exactly midday for the last few days.

This is because I finally took my PowerShell-based LinkPoster and stuck it into an online automation system. In this case Microsoft's Azure Functions. Which runs this bit of PowerShell once per day at midday, causing it to post the links.

If you are the kind of person who enjoys playing around with "serverless" computing, link posting, etc. and want to have a go with it all of the code, and instructions for getting it running is on GitHub here. You'd almost certainly need to be comfortable with a bunch of software dev stuff to get it up and running, but I've hopefully made it as easy as possible if you are that kind of person.



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