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Wonky firewood dice

Firewood is weird stuff. It’s wood, from a tree, but we just throw it in the fire to warm us up. I wonder if a tree would rather be firewood or a table. We get a load of wood in late summer, stack it in the garage, and slowly turn it back into dust and […]

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Boardgame a month?

This whole X a Y thing is addictive. Reading a book a week is fun. In addition, as a family, we appear to be trying a new board game a month in 2017. This should be easier. We love a bit of Carcassonne, Chess or Junk Art. Trying a few more games should be fun. Freezing […]

Codethecity Chatbots

Codethecity Eight. Wow. This thing has some legs huh? We had fun making computers speak a little like humans, in useful ways. I was on a team this time, with Alan and Bianca. Which was fun. Our project was around using chatbot interfaces as the only way to create meetings in a business setting. Instead of […]

* return

Browsers remember what you visit – allowing you to get to sites without typing the whole url. This is awesome. It’s well known. As I get increasingly impatient I find that a side effect of this is that any site that requires more than a single key stroke before hitting return is just annoying to visit. Two […]

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January & February 2017 Books

Blogging the books I’ve read is a little odd. But I’ve started now so I’m going to keep it up. Habit > Logic and all than. Blogging like it’s 2001 again. I write these down so I’ll remember them, I think. Prettier list with covers and such on goodreads. 1 Human Acts, Kang Han A […]

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Books 2016

A year ago I decided to try and read a book a week in 2017. I failed. I only read 47 and a half. I’m reasonably sure that if I’d skipped Midnight’s Children or SPQR I’d have made the 52. Since the last books post… 44 Do Not Say We Have Nothing Madeleine Thien Remarkable book. […]

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