Been jotting down lots of melodies recently, and it seems that every time I check, I'm humming in the key of B. Well, all those sharps are good notation practice #Music
Holy f! "Mad" Mike Banks (as the Martian) getting very funky... Detroit, 1995 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pTM4dmjE35w
Classic crapitalism... my travel insurance claim has been outsourced to an entity that auto-replies to every email with a warning about "experiencing high volumes" and admonishes me to include all my claim data with every email (I.e., do their job) - good thing it's only ten euro. The brand was Easytrip and the company I'm dealing with now are Mapfre.
"Lost Solace: Tourism, Social Media and Our Shifting Sense of Place in the North Highlands"
An article thoughtfully treating the issues of tourism and fragile areas.
Those followers who know Scotland and the Highlands may find this interesting.
I don't see this article as saying visitors are not welcome - they are very welcome. It's just acknowledging the sadness that an external reality is imposing.
Whoa, there's a decent DJ Premier interview in the weekend's Financial Times Life & Art section. He's not a great interviewee, frankly - he's always struck me as an awkward nerd who speaks in loud soundbites as a coping mechanism - but it's a nice homage nonetheless #hiphop
As part of a "standard" rooftop solar install in Ireland, one gets a hot water diverter to make use of surplus energy. So our hot water cylinder is usually hot these days at zero cost.
We had to get our bathroom re-done this year for accessibility reasons, but I pushed for a shower that could make maximal use of this free heat: immersion fed, no pressure pump, trigger-equipped showerhead. And I'm so much happier to take a shower now that it's not drawing 7-10kW and massive amounts of water. The trigger is really nice to use. Highly recommended.