It’s always a pleasure to visit the folks at the Totnes School of Guitarmaking again for a catch-up. Highly recommended if you’re interested in learning to make stringed musical instruments: totnesschoolofguitarmaking.co.uk
Spotted this prize magazine specimen in the hotel lobby:
Buying viola strings at justmusic.de in Berlin is a weird process. You choose the strings at the desk on the top floor, who give you a piece of paper and tell you to go to the ground floor. By the time you’ve got there, the strings have arrived in a little vacuum tube thing, and you pay for them.
I’m not entirely sure how this works for the pianos and do not intend on buying one to find out, unless they have a vacuum-tube to Iceland as well.
Today the office dog insists on playing catch with a tiny piece of paper, which goes something like this:
HEY HEY HEY HERE IS A SMALL SCRAP OF PAPER MAYBE YOU WOULD LIKE TO THROW IT FOR ME HMM YES PAPER
AH HA YES THANK YOU FOR THROWING THE PAPER I WILL NOW EXCITEDLY FETCH IT AS IF IT WAS THE FINEST OF TREASURE
EXCELLENT I HAVE DISCOVERED THE PAPER AND WILL NOW BRING IT BACK FOR THE HUMAN TO THROW AGAIN
HUMAN HERE IS THE
OH APPARENTLY I ATE IT SORRY I WILL FIND ANOTHER
Designing a new foot pedal controller at Reykjavík Fablab!
Checked into Háskóli Akureyri for tradition.is workshop day two
Checked into Grillmarkaðurinn
Checked into the new Vísar HQ to join in #indiewebcampsf hack day a little late — working on lots of little fixes, timezones on my posts first up!
Achievement unlocked at #hakkavelin: compiled and burned a C program to a PIC 16F886, using main.c written by hand and more-or-less understood.
Returned to Iceland to find RTC chip free samples waiting for me @ Vísar HQ, solidifying maximintegrated.com as my favourite semiconductor company — samples shipped to Iceland, of all places, arriving within days of being ordered.
Checked into Halsway Manor
Achievement Unlocked: sleep cycle disrupted without crossing any timezones. Back in Iceland again.
Checked into Hakkavelin, HR
Checked into Lighthouse for #indiewebcamp UK
Checked into Hostel By The Sea, Brighton. Mmmm cottage pie. #travel