Basic human needs are an infrastructure problem – – HappyHorseSkull
This week has been a huge mix of stuff really.
Settling back in after being away / in and out of the country all last month. But its nice as im falling back in to a routine. Im just about to pull the trigger on buying Scrivener on the recommendation of Alex. Mainly for editing reasons than writtng.
So I spent all day on Tuesday with a controversial voice/twitter/youtube personality which resulted in extremely ‘good’ conversation – maybe stimulating is a better word over good tbh. It forced me to take another look at all my views and decide whats script and whats my own position on things, which can only be a good thing amongst the madness of the current contemporary situation. I also note that Apostates and pariahs are free.
Spent quite a lot of time out in my garden. Tidying up and sorting things out. If we stay here through 2019 there is a bunch more urban permaculture stuff I want to get into place.
I’ve also been drunk quite a bit :) Its summer and its been nice to have that ‘one more beer’ out in the sun as its been setting over the Thames. I’ve started going to a pub that used to be kinda too expensive about 10 years ago when i used to work just down the road from it. But it seems all the hipster craft beer places I drink at – their prices have crept up to meet it. So I’d rather see the sunset than look at a microbrewery’s pipes and extractor fans.
Also, I think I hate iMovie more now than I did before when I used to use it a lot in like 2012ish. BUT an old colleague who was the marketing manager at a company I worked at has started a daily vlog and its really good. Its funny, he is way more interesting day-to-day on film than IRL
I’m going to regent’s park later today as one of my oldest friends (who is a priest) is moving to America to take over the position of high school chaplain in Texas. I’m thinking of popping to the fancy dress shop before hand to buy him a big hat to wear in the park.
Made a show about the 100th anniversary of my great grandads death. The whole family went out to Lijssenthoek military cemetery and paid our respects. There are photos up on the show website here.
Dipping the stacks
Twitter is now a marketing tool again for me. Pls stand by for even further disengagement.
Had so many calls this week. Some of the work I’ve been helping a few people with has finished and it seems like they liked my coaching style and where they ended up so hopefully I should get some more work out of that. A VC is kind of interested in speaking to me too.
I also had a call with a super cool data scientist and AI specialist, we talked a lot about deep sensing, ecological restoration.
The audio from my talk in Rotterdam finally went online, so I cut my slides to the audio. Its on cyberpunk, solarpunk and land as platform. I think it’s one of the best talks I’ve given.
I’m still reading The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin.I think Ill finish it on the train into central later today.
I’ve been listening to a lot of Jaden Smith this week. The Nicky Jam Remix of Icon is really good.