A Quick Review of Oppenheimer ★★★★★ 🎥

I really enjoyed reading whats in a name by @pimoore . I might suggest for anyone interested there is a lovely essay in the book A Place To Read by Michael Cohen about names and why they are so important.

Names, first and last, aristocratic and plebeian, are important, and their importance comes, I believe, from a deep-seated conviction that a name, if it’s genuine, will indicate the true nature, the essence, of its owner.

I made a list of Brutalist buildings in Helsinki.

visualisation of network of bots on X / Twitetr

The Digital World Really Exists

My podcast app is Airr which is shutting down tomorrow! I mostly don’t need transcript highlights but in some cases I find it invaluable. I know there is snipd but not used at all yet. They charge now for transcripts which is an extra monthly cost for something I barely use. (sighs inwardly!)

I posted on my main blog the story of Falu red if you are interested in the strange story of a paint color and the Swedish Empire!

Between 2011-2016 The Guggenheim Museum tried and failed to set up one of it’s Franchise art galleries in Helsinki. So not quite as successful as McDonalds which first came to Finland in 1984 and currently has 67 Restaurants.

Pasi Herranen of Aalto university has developed a greenhouse without any glass. A wooden box internally coated with aluminium foil that uses 50% less energy and 95% less water than a traditional glass greenhouse.

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

I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means … Why did the oil refineries around Carquinez Strait seem sinister to me in the summer of 1956? Why have the night lights in the Bevatron burned in my mind for twenty years? What is going on in these pictures in my mind?

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

My Autumn / Fall Reading List 2022 📚

The Autumn is always busy so the list is even more unachieveable than normal! There is nothing yet from the horror genre either and with the nights closing in and Halloween on the way I feel like I would like to add a few of those but have yet to look around for some recommendations in that genre.

Michael Cohens follow up to one of my summers favourite books is there also. Maybe I need to add some more fiction there too, especially for Audiobooks I prefer a fiction book i am much less tempted to take notes on! So I expect things to move around a little as the autumn progresses.

This is what it looks like at the moment.

  • And Other Essentials by Michael Cohen
  • The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu
  • Underland by Robert Mscfarlane
  • Stealing From the Saracens by Diana Darke
  • Antwerp by Michael Pye
  • Survival or the RIchest by Douglas Rushkoff
  • Braifing Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Saga Land the Island Stories at the End of the World by Richars Fdler & Karo Gislason
  • The Premonitions Bureau by Sam Knight
  • Book Lovers by Emily Henry
  • The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

I just updated my mainsite to blot.im ditching wordpress. Looking for a more simple and streamlined site which grows more directly form my note-taking. 📝

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

Sans Musique by Sansibar is the first album I have bought this year. Really nice techno with a large dab of old skool breakbeat. Sansibar is from Helsinki so it’s from my adopted hometown also.🎵 Sans Musique on bandcamp

Currently reading: Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden 📚