1. Got the last few bits of rubbish out of what was my workshop, saw Jovian Salak (have fun in Nepal!), packed most of my luggage and got all the bits of paper required to get to Iceland together. Leaving tomorrow at 12 noon, flight at 8 in the evening. Probably spending the hours at the airport watching studio ghibli films.

    , and all that good stuff.

  2. conversation summaries:

    Doing acceptance in a different language to your application is philosophically a good idea.

    When syndicating data, the quality can be used to determine the canonical version even if the separate versions don't link to each other (example: photographer takes RAWs, gives TIFF to client, RAW is proof of provenance)

    Not drinking tea and not having cream on cream teas reduces the day to day hassle, stress and confusion of living in Devon by approximately 90%.

  3. Checked into Localeyes, Ashburton for the two-yearly eye excercise session. First time I’m having to pay for it (not being in school is scary)

  4. Conclusion from today’s discussion: owners should be required to eat any small animals their feline pets kill/maim and bring back as gifts.

  5. In order to express how arbitrary birthdays (and all their western connotations) are to me, I will from now on refer to them as “one-olderness days”.

  6. Just had my first truly nerve wracking driving experience. A car pulled out of a give way in front of me (they could clearly see me). I started to slow but realised I would hit them — sped up at the last moment and missed them by about 30cm.

  7. Stressful evening and now stressful morning — wondering round the house with a cushion like a flagellant trying to get burnt food smell out. Looking forward to a nice quiet afternoon instrument making.

  8. .Brennan Novak yeah, it’s like driving — the ability to concentrate on your overall journey, the road in the distance, the road ahead, the road directly in front of you, the road behind and all the various controls at the same time.