Woke up with a sore throat, didn't feel great through the day but made it through the work day. I think I'm feeling better now, nothing serious it seems :)
Watching: Don't Look Up
I like Iain M. Banks and I'm currently re-reading Look to Windward because in Red Plenty it was described it as an example of a 20th century Marxian idyll. It's good and all but I'm reading the Culture now as kind of all premised on Prometheanism / fully automated luxury communism. I'm gonna reread A Wizard of Earthsea (last read as a young teen!) by Ursula K. Le Guin next as in Half-Earth Socialism they describe that as Jennerite ecological scepticism and that is more my bag lately.
I am writing this in the flight from Portland to London.
It was my mum's birthday today. I'm happy she's visiting soon!
Started skim reading (ironically?) How To Take Smart Notes.
Joined the Bonfire playground but haven't got time to do much on there at the mo. But I really love the mission they have around social media so following with great interest.
Yesterday we went on a beautiful walk at sunset with Chris, it was great!
At the lookout point we met Enrique and we became friends.
Writing this on the flight to Seattle. My connection in Charlotte was tight but I made it just fine in the end.
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Thank you for reading!)
Some things aren't meant to be, I guess. Not in this timeline. It is with pain I experience their loss; accepting the pain I let them go.
I met Ritchie again in the streets of Durham. He was no worse off than last time, but not doing great. We had ice cream together and we walked and talked for a while.
Open Infrastructure Map is absolutely fascinating. Check out all the power stations, turbines, electricity lines, gas, oil, water pipelines, etc are near you. Built on top of Open Street Map data (what an amazing project OSM is).
Equally fascinating is OSM Landuse Landcover. Dead interesting to compare urban areas, agriculture and wilderness. No surprise that near me there is a ton of pasture grazing and crop farming, a bit of urban sprawl, and a depressingly small amount of woodland and forest.
Took me a bit to find https://death.andgravity.com/f-re on verbose regular expressions! Luckily the right search terms were iterated towards...
I keep coming back to the same refrain: "I will show you the shape of my heart."
(I love you. Yes, you.)
Learning more on Markets vs planning, finding it interesting how Friedrich Hayek's stuff on markets as a decentralised information processing system on the surface chimes with what I like about complex systems. And central planning is discordant with what I like about complex systems.
Starting taking voice notes (again).
Listened: Is the UK heading for a recession?
Listening: How to feed the world without destroying it
I feel as if something is turning. It might not be much longer.