OnePlus invites

Tom Personal, Tech Leave a Comment

Hi there, if you are looking for a new phone you could do worse than the OnePlus One. They are invite only and I have some invites to give out. Let me know if you would like one.

American torture

Tom Personal, Reading Leave a Comment

Well said. For the very soul of the country, some people must go to prison for these crimes against humanity, and for ordering crimes against humanity in my name, in your name, in our names. via David Simon | American torture.

UK bound

Tom Personal Leave a Comment

It is around 20 months (too long) since I was last in the UK. London-Shropshire-Willex wedding-London. First public outing is at the Market Porter on Friday 22nd night. All welcome.  

Tonight’s musical challenge

Tom Hong Kong / China, Personal, View Leave a Comment

I find this music properly hard to read (musically: not solely because I only know 10% of the characters). It may be that the text and notes are in such perfect alignment: I am used to sight-reading with them offset (the note is almost always smaller than the corresponding text) and find it easier to do. Also the text for verse 1 and 2 is very rarely …

Lawn -> paddling pool

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One of the less good things about 10-15cm of rain today is that our lovely lawn becomes pretty much a paddling pool. The picture doesn’t do it justice, but it’s an 2cm deep. Shows the drainage works, though.

Feminism needs a re-up

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Two very sad but interesting perspectives on society’s treatment of women. I’m all in favour of reclaiming words* that have some negative connotations . Can we do it with feminism? (*Aside: my take on “bossy” is that we should call boys it if they are being it. Much easier than deleting a potentially useful word – if we think it is …

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Stunning HK timelapse

Tom Hong Kong / China, Personal, View Leave a Comment

Some of the best timelapse clouds I’ve seen. Bonus that its all in Hong Kong. I hope this explains how it’s possible to love this city for its landscapes and natural beauty alone. Thanks to Bruce for the link. Personal ambition items: one day I will see the milky way in Hong Kong and I will see cows on Tate’s …