Ah, a happy end to rather a traumatic night. And the moral of the story? Trust maths over Icelandic bus drivers.
Anyone who has not listened to Radiolab’s Memory and Forgetting is missing out on a seriously profound experience
There is value to seemingly insignificant atoms of personal content (e.g. the stereotypical what I’m eating/doing/feeling right now) — providing context for more significant pieces of content; self reflection and the creation of new content molecules
Pondering the utility of a “draft blog post titles” listing on my homepage, partly as a teaser, partly as a reminder to myself
Time to fix the fact that, for one reason or another, I’ve never seen I, Robot all the way through
When dealing with character encoding issues I repeatedly get this feeling that we need to throw away computing and programming and
redesign it all in a way which prevents stupid, hard-to-debug problems from happening live in trees and eat pita bread all day
8806 #steps today and now making bagels in the middle of the night.
Digging through some mailing list archives I pulled recently revealed some familiar faces, some interesting stories and SO MUCH amazing information lost in the depths of the web.
Just did a bit of tweaking to my #gurdy and it’s performing better than it has for weeks! The weather today must suit it perfectly — it’s all nice and crisp. Might have to go and play in the park after lunch.
Normal Saturday cleaning and shopping routine this morning, then went for a hike and drove around under the sea with a pirate, a stripper wearing an authentic green beret and a designer with back to front organs.
Because, y’know, #iceland
Achievement Unlocked: First debit card transaction (Fiskur Dagsins @ Osturbúðinn)
Laurent Eschenauer ha ha, they were pretty good thanks :) And congrats on the web-action enabled reply! Hopefully soon I’ll be able to store it here.
Yet another arduous part of living alone: learning how to make pancakes and eat them at the same time.
Finally managed to get to Esja thanks to help from Arna and Brennan Novak. The view from (near) the top is pretty great:
Just realised that I haven’t turned on the TV for a month. Instead been walking, making things, watching films, reading. Feels good.
Had rather a long, interesting and slightly awkward conversation with some Icelandic chaps in a bar, covering the difference between belief and knowledge, origins of the Icelandic people and the nature of tools.
Conclusions: Humans are the only animals to create recursive tools, and I am (apparently) an alchemist.
Attempt to climb Esya thwarted by bad weather, closed bus station and confusingly numbered buses. Went for a 4 hour walk along the coast, which ended in a tasty kebab accident. Now reading Tufte at the office.