1. Dramatic happenings at the mill last night! A huge dead tree fell over the bridge, causing a minor earthquake. Nobody hurt apart from a fence (which fortunately doesn’t even belong to us)

  2. Brian Suda: works on a simple iOS action extension to get you word count, reading level and (more to come) hard core writing statistics. This should work in any writing app so you never need to change your workflow. Scratching his own itch is the best kind.pic.twitter.com/JfErA0uktB

    @briansuda what on earth is “Gender: Weak Female”?!

  3. I’ll be at the Mazurki Festival Tagowisko Instrumentów (Musical Instrument Exhibition) with my instruments on Saturday the 28th. It’s not on the English programme, but is on the Polish one so is definitely happening! Come and try out my gurdies, and see my (experimental) MIDI system and hybrid synth in action!

  4. Brian Suda: Dear Lazyweb, does anyone know someone who is an expert in Art History, specifically portraitures. The, would they be interested in chatting about a potential project based on some of his crazy ideas. Mainly looking into the future of how we see ourselves based on the past.

    @briansuda clarerosehistory.com is a friend of mine in the UK. Website is mainly focused on textiles, but IIRC she also knows a lot about portraiture

  5. Hurdy Gurdy , finished and picked up by the customer!

    3x chanters, 2x drones, 2x trompettes, 4x capos, 4x sympathetic strings, 3 channel active preamp system. Very happy with how this one came out — in fact I need to retro-fit some of the electronics changes onto my own instrument… No more 50Hz hum!

  6. In reply to a post on twitter.com

    @LapTop006 @kevinmarks somehow I doubt that’s going to end well, e.g. “I just had a great idea for a thing!”

    “Check out this thing I just bought!”

    “There’s a thing on my wrist!”

    “I’m wearing a thing!”

    “I need a raspberry pi and some sensors so I can make a thing!”

    It’s hardly a specific term which enables efficient, productive communication :)

  7. Anyone trying to buy stackable ("Arduino-style") headers from eBay, "elec_mall2012" is the only Chinese seller I've come across who actually shipped stackable headers. All the others shipped normal ones.

    The other sellers were always very good about refunds, but shipping takes so long that it's still a waste of time. Would recommend buying from elec_mall2012, or just shelling out the extra few euros to buy the headers from a US or EU component dealer.