• Signage. #photo #2020

  • Weathered. #photo #2020

  • Design Talks Plus—Libraries

    The changing design of libraries www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/…

  • “Through the Kitchen Window: Misao Kuwata - Mochi Rice Cakes Wrapped in Bamboo Leaves”. I just love these small vignettes of lives full of energy, endeavour and generosity. www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/…

  • Use when programming. #photo #2017

  • All the sounds of the earth are like music @BBCRadio3

    Each Friday recently the BBC Radio 3 Breakfast Show [www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/pl...](https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000j3hh) has been inviting audience participation in the form of a sing-along. (Haha! Autocorrect suggested sing-alone, it's getting far too perceptive.) Today's choice was from Oklahoma! Over the last week, listeners have tweeted pictures of the 1960s album cover, which I also recall as our household's first record, played on a blue leatherette-covered Dansette.

    In her last years music was my mum's remaining engagement and joy, as dementia took its toll. We often sang along to this album and she would have been singing today, no doubt.

  • This is by way of a small test

    Trying out a new Micropub client. Happy Friday everyone!

  • “An audience was coming to hear a story…I would have to pull back the curtains, step onto the stage and entertain them. It was the last thing in the world I wanted to do, but I had to do it. It had to be done. And somehow I did.

    — Poet and playwright Inua Ellams. 2020. BBC Radio 3’s “The Essay—Let me take you there”. (Places we escape to in times of crisis.) www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/pl… 💬

  • The writer tries to understand the reader‒that’s the goal of a writer…is to have a good mental image of the reader.

    Donald Knuth. 2019. “Algorithms, TeX, Life, and The Art of Computer Programming” conversation with Lex Fridman. lexfridman.com/donald-kn… 💬

  • The resources were small enough; so if independence were a form of purity, I had my hands on the philosopher’s stone.

    – Derek Jarman on his delight of the Super-8 medium. Michael Charlesworth. 2011. “Derek Jarman”. (img via bfi) 💬

  • Some people say history moves in a spiral, not the line we have come to expect. We travel through time in a circular trajectory, our distance increasing from a epicenter only to return again, one circle removed.

    — Ocean Vuong. 2019. “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous”. 💬

  • 💬 “…programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.” — Abelson, Sussman and Sussman. 1996. “Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs”

  • 💬 “Although we say mountains belong to the country, actually, they belong to those that love them” — Dōgen Zenji

  • 💬 “On email it’s never now. It’s always then…” — Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being.

  • #photo #2007

  • A video of the late John Conway, talking about his relationship with Martin Gardner’s columns in Scientific American, and his Game of Life. “OK, I don’t hate it”. His humour and humanity evident throughout.


  • My colleague expressed concern about my attempt at making wild garlic pesto (not garlicky enough). “Do you have enough to try again?” Oh, yes.

  • Of course I always wear a bow tie while eating my meals to this day.

  • 'Even a minute of breathing can reduce stress’

    “’Even a minute of breathing can reduce stress’, my Apple Watch says, nudging my wrist gently. I dismiss it with a huff.” beckyhansmeyer.com/2020/03/2… stopped me in my tracks with this. I’m always doing it. Me who thinks of themself as being in a “oh, yeah, I appreciate the benefits of zazen” frame of mind. But not acted on recently.

    Thanks for the reminder Ms Hansmeyer. And Apple Watch.

  • No need for dogs to practice ‘social distancing’ — essential for owners though. #photo #2020 Mynydd Llangors

  • TIL that The Photographers’ Gallery have a podcast thephotographersgallery.org.uk/content/t… and other online content thephotographersgallery.org.uk/viewpoint…

  • A vision of the future. #mbfeb

  • The Delian Mode—documentary about sound pioneer Delia Derbyshire. youtu.be/nXnmSgaeG…

  • Leap. Maybe not today. #mbfeb

  • Below this Raspberry Pi 4 case are handy cutouts for attaching Lego. Which is nice. #mbfeb

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