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Jul 31

The Heirloom Lounge -

A short story. A sci-fi short story. A kitchen-sink sci-fi short story. You’ve been warned. The flight had been delayed for another hour and my glasses had just been bricked by yet another update. Plus the rim was cracked from when I’d sat on it earlier. July 31, 2014 at 05:30AM

Jul 27

Little fella, in the sun. Lots of image posts at the moment because I’m writing my first year report. Normal service will resume in September. I might even have something to say about my research.

Little fella, in the sun. Lots of image posts at the moment because I’m writing my first year report. Normal service will resume in September. I might even have something to say about my research.

I’m such a bike nut: Saw this in Reykjavik and thought it had so much character. Look at the gouges and scratches on the rims! This thing has been around a bit. I also love the utilitarian colour scheme: sprayed or dipped grey to make it invisible, but take a look and every part on it is perfectly chosen. Such beauty in utility.

I’m such a bike nut: Saw this in Reykjavik and thought it had so much character. Look at the gouges and scratches on the rims! This thing has been around a bit. I also love the utilitarian colour scheme: sprayed or dipped grey to make it invisible, but take a look and every part on it is perfectly chosen. Such beauty in utility.

'Dragon glass' that I picked up off the trail in Iceland.

'Dragon glass' that I picked up off the trail in Iceland.

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Jul 25

Isabella

Isabella

Jul 21

My trekking partner Paul took this one. The photo doesn’t do the view justice - it was quite something.

My trekking partner Paul took this one. The photo doesn’t do the view justice - it was quite something.

Jul 20

Snowy on the tops.

Snowy on the tops.

Wild camp on the way to Landmannalauger.

Wild camp on the way to Landmannalauger.

Langavegur top 10 tips (in no particular order).

Is that 10?

What we know about Mars.

What we know about Mars.

“One of the dumbest things you were ever taught was to write what you know. Because what you know is usually dull. Remember when you first wanted to be a writer? Eight or 10 years old, reading about thin-lipped heroes flying over mysterious viny jungles toward untold wonders? That’s what you wanted to write about, about what you didn’t know. So. What mysterious time and place don’t we know?” —
KEN KESEY (via kadrey)

[Book Review] Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking -

E. Gabriella Coleman’s new book Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking (2012, Princeton University Press) is an ethnography of Free and Open Source Software (F/OSS) hackers working on the Debian Linux Operating System. July 16, 2014 at 11:30AM

Ptarmigan.

Ptarmigan.

Been walking and camping in Iceland for a couple of weeks. It was pretty amazing. I’ll write about how I got on over the next couple of weeks.

Been walking and camping in Iceland for a couple of weeks. It was pretty amazing. I’ll write about how I got on over the next couple of weeks.