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One week of trying to keep up

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 3:02 pm Written by:

How does anyone hold down a proper job?

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I just got a “Hello world” program working out of a pair of Jeenodes kicking around in the cardboard box left over from the Housahedron project before they migrated to Berlin. Of course, there was no documentation for how to plug in the interface into the Jeenode, and I had to get Adrian’s help.

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Then I had to return my Kobo to the shop as it was broken already. And I’d only read one book on it — one of the few Barrington Bayley novels I was missing. I’m hoping to get back into reading books as it’s been a long time. Apparently in this web era all our attention spans have gone to pot. The killer feature about the eReader is that it’s not on the web, so I have to read the books it’s got.

Also, this eReader is known to be hackable into a gliding computer. Luckily I hadn’t taken it apart and cancelled the warrantee, so I got a replacement.

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Meanwhile, I also needed to return the karabiner that came with the hang-gliding harness that I’d been using for the past year due to a product recall. Probably best not to think too hard about that.

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New hotbin compost in the garden. My sister’s got one and it works for her. This one isn’t getting very hot yet, what with the lid blowing open in the winds. But all the worms are climbing out, which is a good sign.

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Last night we took a delivery from Mapo Man who cooked us a tofu dinner with Japanese rice in our house. It’s art.

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On Sunday we went surfing at Crosby with the Liverpool Canoe Club from a beach made of eroded bricks.

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Too busy getting thrown in to get any photos while paddling. It was very knackering. I haven’t fully recovered from the virus infection I had in Berlin. Becka has a new wetsuit which is not allowed to be taken caving.

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And finally I passed no less than five billboards in Liverpool in the last week displaying Heathrow airport expansion disinformation and lies. I was sensitised to the issue because of where I stayed in Berlin under the flight path an airplane screaming overhead every three to four minutes from 6am in the morning to 11pm at night.

If the stock market even remotely worked, there would be no way this would be on the table as it should have factored in the fact that (a) this will never be allowed under the circumstances where we address climate change, and (b) all the private wealth in the world won’t be worth very much if we don’t address climate change, and (c) the addressing of climate change will create a heck of a lot more jobs than expanding a poxy airport which we should be closing down as soon as possible.

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