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Interlude: Don’t Panic: SpaceX, Starman, the Falcon Heavy, and the Tesla in space

Day 38. 89,210 words. Today’s blog post will just be an inarticulate nerdsplooge of tweets. View from SpaceX Launch Control. Apparently, there is a car in orbit around Earth. pic.twitter.com/QljN2VnL1O — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 6, 2018 Eeeeeeee Live view … Continue reading

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Interlude: A message of hope

Day 32. 83,804 words. Oops, forgot to write. Today’s little message of hope comes from Hugh Laurie. He perfectly sums up the revolutionary spirit of the 21st Century, and the seduction of the perfect, practical answer. Thank you, Mister Laurie.

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Interlude: Finnish presidential election 2018

Day 30. 83,284 words. I think the past couple of years have just left me (and probably a lot of other people) completely exhausted and generally done with the whole democratic process of elections and society-building. Case in point, on … Continue reading

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Farewell, Dolores O’Riordan. But never goodbye.

Day 29. 81,251 words. Finished story #1! Back on the 15th of January, I was gut-punched to learn that Dolores O’Riordan, of the Cranberries, had passed away. I didn’t post then, partly because things were busy and I hadn’t had … Continue reading

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Interlude: Strayaday

Day 26. 80,795 words. Declaaaare indepeeenndeeenccccce… *dons devil horns and union jack singlet* *goes over to Australia's other shoulder* But hhiiisssssstoorryyyyyy…#AustraliaDay #AustraliaDay2018 #straya #Strayaday #ChangeTheDate #AustralianIndependence #InvasionDay2018 #monarchy #republic — Edpool (@St_EdPool) January 26, 2018 Today I can really do … Continue reading

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Interlude: Rough week

I’m sorry to everyone who had to put up with me this week. Combination holiday’s-over, jet-lag, and right back into a bunch of … let’s just say “work” … at work, and a healthy dose of frustration over how little … Continue reading

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Helsinki without Nazis: The Elevator People return, and the People of Tolku were also there (somewhere)

Yesterday’s Independence Day celebrations were very enjoyable on a number of levels. I’m delighted to have been here for Finland’s Centenary and I couldn’t be prouder of this insanely tough and stubborn little country. Obviously the day was also a … Continue reading

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