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: This Is How You Lose the Time War -by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone 📚 A beautifully written book which starts off slowly if captivatingly but I found myself getting more …

: Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany📚 A philospohical sci-fi book which in some ways is genre bending. How is reality and the language …

: System Collapse by Martha Wells 📚 This is the seventh installment of the murderbot series by Martha Wells and a follow up to Network …

: The Alienist by Caleb Carr 📚 Set in 19th Century New York. A Gothic whodunnit, and a kind of tribute to ripper and Sherlock …

: walking on snow

: Sunday evening in Helsinki

: First dusting of snow this morning in Helsinki

: First Encounters and Thoughts on AI So I have been seeing the deluge of all things AI in the news and on my feeds etc for a little over …

: 📷 Day 30: treasure (@agilelisa)

: 📷 Day 29: contrast (@gregmoore) #mbsept

: 📷 day 28: workout (@rom) #mbsept

: 📷 day 27: embrace (@mroutley) #mbsept. I still remember following my sons floorball team round …

: 📷 day 26: beverage (@annie) #mbsept

: 📷 day 25: flare (@matt17r) #mbsept

: 📷 Day 24: belt #mbsept I bought this Red army belt in 1992 from a soldier about to leave from their …

: 📷 Day 23: a day in the life #mbsept Saturday morning going for a run on a hill in Helsinki looking …

: 📷 Day 22: Road #mbsept

: 📷 Day 21: fall (Pedro / @pcora) #mbsept

: 📷 Day 20: disruption #mbsept

: Day 19: edge (Robert) #mbsept

: 📷 Day 18: fabric (Adam) #mbsept

: 📷 Day 17: intense (Rori) #mbsept

: 📷 Day 16: oof! (BK) #mbsept

: 📷 Day 15: red (Chi) #mbsept

: 📷 Day 14: statue (Christopher) #mbsept

: 📷 Day 13: glowing (Anne) #mbsept

: 📷 Day 12: panic (Maique) #mbsept

: 📷 Day 11: retrospect (chadgmoore) #mbsept My daughters last phone the day before it was changed

: 📷 Day 10:cycle #mbsept

: The Digital World Really Exists

: 📷 Day 9: language #mbsept

: 📷 Day 8: yonder #mbsept

: 📷 Day 7: panorama #mbsept Taken on my phone a few summers ago.

: 📷 Day 6: well #mbsept

: #mbsept 📷 Day 5: forest

: 📷 Day 04 : orange A very old photo from my first year in Finland that I heavily processed. #mbsept

: 📷 Day 03: precious #mbSept

: Going Green Last Summer we put some solar panels on our roof (4.1KW). The aim was to be able to go 5 months of …

: 📷 Day 02 : buildup #mbSept

: abstract #mbsept 📷

: My podcast app is Airr which is shutting down tomorrow! I mostly don’t need transcript …

: I posted on my main blog the story of Falu red if you are interested in the strange story of a paint …

: The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu 📚 The second book in Earth’s Past Trilogy by Cixin Liu. The Dark Forest takes up the story where …

: The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu 📚 The Three Body Problem is an unsloved physics problem and the key metaphor through which Cixin …

: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 📚 The Non-fiction book Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann starts with the story of Mollie …

: The Lost City of Z by David Grann 📚 A lovely book, at once a biography, a detective story, a piece of travel writing, and maybe also an …

: The Bridge

: Yearly Theme 2023 - Push Push is my yearly theme for 2023. Push out a little past my comfort zone I have built up. Maybe …

: 2022 Yearly Theme Review OK so I posted My Yearly Theme for 2022 and thought I would briefly reflect on how it’s going! …

: My Microblogvember Thinking about how hard it might be to get a random word and make something of it I wanted a way to …

: The Koli Ice Road is one of the longest in Finland at 8km long. For safety the ice must be at least …

: I caught my first fish on lake Saimaa, one of many that day. We went back to the cottage in the …

: Finns have a strong relationship with nature. In Finland 72% of the land area is forested and there …

: RGB (128, 24, 24) The motivation for painting their barns with the red sludge that came out of the …

: The Baby Box started in 1937 Finland as part of a commitment to combatting social inequality and …

: The key ritual in a Sauna is the pouring of water onto hot stones giving steam or löyly The word …

: A great article about Finland’s school system explains well why Finland so often has great a …

: Human rights in Finland include freedom of speech, religion, association, and assembly. A 2010 …

: I feel like I have still only grazed the surface of the Finnish language but as they say here Ei …

: I remember the first time I walked out onto the sea. The ice was piled up on the beach like a broken …

: In Finland reading and libraries are a source of pride. One reason why Finnish children easily learn …

: Snow arrives in Helsinki ❄️

: Tove Jansson is best known as the creator of the Moomins but for me she was the better writer. The …

: Ugh I should be reading my new book about Zettelkasten but I am on twitter watching the meltdown …

: I tire of being told Finland is not part of Scandinavia. Sure technically that’s almost true …

: One of Finlands earliest Industries was the production of Tar for waterproofing boats. But as late …

: Between 2011-2016 The Guggenheim Museum tried and failed to set up one of it’s Franchise art …

: Walking to work this morning there was a bike beside the canal covered in barnacles. Someone must …

: Pasi Herranen of Aalto university has developed a greenhouse without any glass. A wooden box …

: An interesting map of Mastodon instances Mastodon Near Me Via The Map of the Fediverse

: Morning walk to work Ruoholahti 📷

: First, the actual journey, where everything happened by chance…following that a second …

: Matti Nykänen the greatest ski jumper of all time however could not adjust to normal life. An …

: 8 & 9 in Finnish are kahdeksan and yhdeksan, literally two before ten and one before ten. My …

: The Savoy Vase designed by Aino and Alvar Aalto was put on display for the 1937 World Fair in Paris. …

: A minister invented the pronoun hän for God and added it to the Finnish language to elevate God from …

: In Finland traditionally the Sauna is a seperate building within an enclosure of many buildings each …

: What was Finlandisation? Today’s consensus is that Finland was not really independent. It was a …

: A favourite insight of mine The Helsinki Bus Station Theory of creativity. This goes on all your …

: Helsinki’s Pitkäsilta Bridge full of traffic and life on any given day still bears the bullet …

: Every man in Finland is required to do national service, people from the Åland islands are exempt. …

: Admiration for Finland which drinks the most coffee per capita in the world at 26.45 lbs (12kg) per …

: In 1820 James Finlayson was granted a License for a mill by the banks of the Tammerkoski. The …

: A midnight sun paints dusk as a mirror image into the waters of Saimaa. We sit in a lopsided boat …

: All spoken languages are the same age, they have all changed from a past form and are all changing …

: Finished reading: Babel by R. F. Kuang 📚

: I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means … …

: Started reading: Catalogue Of Shipwrecked Books: by Edward Wilson-Lee 📚

: Fingers Crossed a Review 📚 Madchester, Shoegaze and Grunge were a few of the scenes that I was introduced to in my first couple …

: § Book Index This is a list post of the short book reviews I have made here. This Is How You Lose the Time War …

: My Autumn / Fall Reading List 2022 📚 The Autumn is always busy so the list is even more unachieveable than normal! There is nothing yet …

: My Summer 2022 Reading List 📚 For the first time ever I made a summer reading list for myself in order to try and find some good …

: A Brief History of Equality - a Short Review 📚 With A Brief History of Equality Thomas Piketty’s new book brings his views on economics to …

: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 📚 Evocative writing, engaging story, well rounded setting, and not too forced twists meant for a …

: The Library of The Dead by T.L.Huchu 📚 Ropa is a ghostalker a young teenage dropout with a Zimbabwean background growing up in Edinburgh. …

: Neuromancer by William Gibson📚 Super influential he coined the term cyberspace in the 1982 short story Burning Chrome and later in …

: I just updated my mainsite to blot.im ditching wordpress. Looking for a more simple and streamlined …

: Mustionlinna Finland 📷

: A Life Lived Remotely by Siobhan McKeown 📚 Part memoir, part philosophical journey into work in the digital age. Like a hypertext the very idea …

: Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada 📚 Alone in Berlin By Hans Fallada (Rudolph Ditzen) is a look at the lives of ordinary working class …

: I love slightly burnt food…..my daughter thinks I’m insane!*

: The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson 📚 This is both hard science fiction and climate fiction, and a sobering but positive peak into the …

: Sans Musique by Sansibar is the first album I have bought this year. Really nice techno with a large …

: Hernesaari Shipyard Helsinki on my way to work this morning 📷

: Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden 📚 Punchy fiction that takes place on an Indian reservation in South Dakota. Virgil Wounded Horse is …

: Music and Me 🎵 Photo by Grett Zheng In response to @Jabel writing about mixtapes here I thought to write my own …

: Currently reading: Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden 📚

: Dark Waters 🍿 The film is based on the article The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare about the …

: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Review 📚 What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami 📚 was OK. With simple and lovely …

: My Yearly Theme for 2022 - Consolidate My Theme for 2022 is Consolidate. I like having a yearly theme much more than a set of resolutions. …

: Last night I joined micro.blog and the snow fell. This morning the sun rose on our walk in the snow. …