Reality emerges from a self-asking question 
Greetings from my shed...
Greetings from the end of Friday.
Been out on the bike today. Celebrating a friends birthday. We headed out for pastries and coffee. It’s amazing what a quick blast down country lanes can do for the soul. Happy Birthday Adrian. It’s an honour having you as a friend.
It also felt good giving the wheelbarrow a rest. Either side of preparing for some workshops I’m delivering next week, I’ve been shifting multiple tons of stone.
Despite a leg injury, Prim is already 1000km and 66 days into his walk around the world. Please say hi and offer him your wishes and support.
This prototype solar camper van can do 360miles on one charge.
If I’ve got this right, in the summer, you can happily drive 100 miles every day between campsites without needing to plug in, or enjoy somewhere for three days to ensure a full charge to get the full 360mile (600km) range. All on a standard Tesla model 3 battery.
In my head I’m picturing that by the time my kids are grown up, these vehicles will be everywhere with at least twice the range. Suddenly a solar powered nomadic semi-retirement is a very exciting prospect.
Read this if you want your brain to explode, implode and all of the possible outcomes in between. I love this stuff. It really shines a light on our shared persistent illusion.
This is quite possibly the weirdest language in the world.
Been listening to a lot of music while working in the garden. Apple Music keeps delivering songs to me I probably should have heard a long time ago.
It is still Audio Blogger’s Month. Check out the hashtag #AudioMo on Twitter and have a listen.
My contribution to this month’s online whisky meet-up was an English Whisky. Cotswolds Single Malt.
Very palatable and worth the money.
I bought some crowbars. I’ll drop the Amazon link to the large one as the little one is next to no use.
No one knows who invented this particular tool but Archimedes mentions the ‘lever’ and quite possibly some blacksmith made modifications and the ‘crow’ or ‘iron crow’ was born. Perhaps because a crow will use it’s beak to pry things open. It even gets a mention in Act V of Romeo and Juliet. “Go hence; get me an iron crow and bring it straight unto my cell.”
Anyway. I broke my last one and as I have a few pallets to break down. I figured I should reinvest in this handy tool. Be warned the 450mm version is the minimum size for heavy work. The small one is good for nail removal and quite possible burglary. I’m now thinking I might be on another watch list. I recommend you get yourself one for your tool kit as they are bloody handy and I could do with you diluting any attention I might be getting for buying two of them.
But don’t get one if like me you are planning to build a shed from pallet wood. In the 30 minutes it took, I cracked as many pieces of wood as I salvaged. There are better ways of breaking pallets. This guy has the right idea.
Weird seeing a portable cannabis vaporiser in a list of fathers day gifts. How times have changed. I must admit though, I did see a few things in the list I could make use of/appreciate.
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Sculptures made from typewriter parts.
Check out Jeremy Mayer’s other work.
I have just come off the phone with my oldest friend. He told me a story of a mutual school chum who was possibly the most cost-conscious, frugal, penny pinching individual I have ever known. This guy... Let’s call him Pete, just had his motorbike fail its MOT. Angry that he’d have to buy a new rear tyre to pass, he returned home and decided to ‘draw’ a thicker tread with a soldering iron. Engraving his new tread right down to the threads, he returned to the garage challenging the guy to measure it again. Having started bodybuilding at the age of 9, Pete had the kind of physique that required him to walk sideways through a standard doorway. I have a feeling the conversation with the mechanic could only have gone one way and he got his pass.
The MDMA bought at festivals in the UK might not contain any MDMA.
London’s lost ringways.
Still no-one from Kazakstan on the Documentally community map. Please tell your friends that live there to subscribe.
Museums for artefacts from the electronic era.
Discover new podcasts via Callin.
Some tips to relieve anxiety before bed.
I’ll be back in the US of A next week. I hope to be able to post something from there at some point. There is no better time to up your subscription to a level that will sponsor at least one free coffee a month. Or you could just buy me the coffee outright. Be assured I shall raise the cup and toast you.
Till then, have a great week.
“The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.” ~ Aristotle
See you out there.