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2022-11-30: My Microblogvember Thinking about how hard it might be to get a random word and make something of it I wanted a way to …

2022-11-30: The Koli Ice Road is one of the longest in Finland at 8km long. For safety the ice must be at least …

2022-11-29: I caught my first fish on lake Saimaa, one of many that day. We went back to the cottage in the …

2022-11-28: Finns have a strong relationship with nature. In Finland 72% of the land area is forested and there …

2022-11-27: RGB (128, 24, 24) The motivation for painting their barns with the red sludge that came out of the …

2022-11-26: The Baby Box started in 1937 Finland as part of a commitment to combatting social inequality and …

2022-11-25: The key ritual in a Sauna is the pouring of water onto hot stones giving steam or löyly The word …

2022-11-24: A great article about Finland’s school system explains well why Finland so often has great a …

2022-11-23: Human rights in Finland include freedom of speech, religion, association, and assembly. A 2010 …

2022-11-22: I feel like I have still only grazed the surface of the Finnish language but as they say here Ei …

2022-11-21: I remember the first time I walked out onto the sea. The ice was piled up on the beach like a broken …

2022-11-20: In Finland reading and libraries are a source of pride. One reason why Finnish children easily learn …

2022-11-19: Snow arrives in Helsinki ❄️

2022-11-19: Tove Jansson is best known as the creator of the Moomins but for me she was the better writer. The …

2022-11-18: Ugh I should be reading my new book about Zettelkasten but I am on twitter watching the meltdown …

2022-11-18: I tire of being told Finland is not part of Scandinavia. Sure technically that’s almost true …

2022-11-17: One of Finlands earliest Industries was the production of Tar for waterproofing boats. But as late …

2022-11-16: Between 2011-2016 The Guggenheim Museum tried and failed to set up one of it’s Franchise art …

2022-11-15: Walking to work this morning there was a bike beside the canal covered in barnacles. Someone must …

2022-11-15: Pasi Herranen of Aalto university has developed a greenhouse without any glass. A wooden box …

2022-11-15: An interesting map of Mastodon instances Mastodon Near Me Via The Map of the Fediverse

2022-11-14: Morning walk to work Ruoholahti 📷

2022-11-14: First, the actual journey, where everything happened by chance…following that a second …

2022-11-13: Matti Nykänen the greatest ski jumper of all time however could not adjust to normal life. An …

2022-11-12: 8 & 9 in Finnish are kahdeksan and yhdeksan, literally two before ten and one before ten. My …

2022-11-11: The Savoy Vase designed by Aino and Alvar Aalto was put on display for the 1937 World Fair in Paris. …

2022-11-10: A minister invented the pronoun hän for God and added it to the Finnish language to elevate God from …

2022-11-09: In Finland traditionally the Sauna is a seperate building within an enclosure of many buildings each …

2022-11-08: What was Finlandisation? Today’s consensus is that Finland was not really independent. It was a …

2022-11-07: A favourite insight of mine The Helsinki Bus Station Theory of creativity. This goes on all your …

2022-11-06: Helsinki’s Pitkäsilta Bridge full of traffic and life on any given day still bears the bullet …

2022-11-05: Every man in Finland is required to do national service, people from the Åland islands are exempt. …

2022-11-04: Admiration for Finland which drinks the most coffee per capita in the world at 26.45 lbs (12kg) per …

2022-11-03: In 1820 James Finlayson was granted a License for a mill by the banks of the Tammerkoski. The …

2022-11-02: A midnight sun paints dusk as a mirror image into the waters of Saimaa. We sit in a lopsided boat …

2022-11-01: All spoken languages are the same age, they have all changed from a past form and are all changing …

2022-10-31: Finished reading: Babel by R. F. Kuang 📚

2022-10-31: I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means … …

2022-10-24: Started reading: Catalogue Of Shipwrecked Books: by Edward Wilson-Lee 📚

2022-10-20: Fingers Crossed a Review 📚 Madchester, Shoegaze and Grunge were a few of the scenes that I was introduced to in my first couple …

2022-09-11: § Book Index This is a list post of the short book reviews I have made here Fingers Crossed by Miki Berenyi …

2022-09-11: My Autumn / Fall Reading List 2022 📚 The Autumn is always busy so the list is even more unachieveable than normal! There is nothing yet …

2022-09-03: 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 …

2022-08-27: 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 …

2022-07-20: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 📚 Evocative writing, engaging story, well rounded setting, and not too forced twists meant for a …

2022-06-19: 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. …

2022-05-26: Neuromancer by William Gibson📚 Super influential he coined the term cyberspace in the 1982 short story Burning Chrome and later in …

2022-05-15: I just updated my mainsite to blot.im ditching wordpress. Looking for a more simple and streamlined …

2022-05-10: Mustionlinna Finland 📷

2022-05-07: A Life Lived Remotely by Siobhan McKeown 📚 Part memoir, part philosophical journey into work in the digital age. Like a hypertext the very idea …

2022-05-01: Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada 📚 Alone in Berlin By Hans Fallada (Rudolph Ditzen) is a look at the lives of ordinary working class …

2022-02-26: I love slightly burnt food…..my daughter thinks I’m insane!*

2022-02-20: 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 …

2022-01-28: Sans Musique by Sansibar is the first album I have bought this year. Really nice techno with a large …

2022-01-26: Hernesaari Shipyard Helsinki on my way to work this morning 📷

2022-01-19: Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden 📚 Punchy fiction that takes place on an Indian reservation in South Dakota. Virgil Wounded Horse is …

2022-01-16: Music and Me 🎵 Photo by Grett Zheng In response to @Jabel writing about mixtapes here I thought to write my own …

2022-01-11: Currently reading: Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden 📚

2022-01-09: Dark Waters 🍿 The film is based on the article The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare about the …

2022-01-08: 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 …

2022-01-07: 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. …

2022-01-06: Last night I joined micro.blog and the snow fell. This morning the sun rose on our walk in the snow. …