094 :: One Step Forward Two Steps Back

Well, after talking how much better my mental health was last week. This week has been dark and terrible. I don’t want to talk about it.

Permanently Moved

From Blake’s London to Air to Surface Missiles

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The anatomy of an info binge.

Blake > Tennyson > 20th C Anglosphere Public Policy > Keplar > Lana de Terzi > Pearson’s Weekly

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Bit of a filler episode this week. Still liked making it which is the main thing.

Dipping the Stacks

Artificial tongue’s nanoscale “tastebuds” can sort real whisky from counterfeits more than 99% of the time / Boing Boing

The Tragedy of “The Tragedy of the Commons” – Scientific American Blog Network

“The Greatest Menace to the Writer is the Reader” and Other Advice from Shirley Jackson | Literary Hub

Magical thinking: the history of science, sorcery and the spiritual

The Ministry

A week of basically doing zero work which was a feedback loop.

Did make some cool grooves tho

Reading

I might be getting to the end of my Warhammer binge. Im kinda getting a bit sick of it. 50 books or something tho… thats quite a binge.

Music

I’ve been LOVING this Blanck Mass track all week.

I’ve also been listening to lots of 80’s style modern synth pop. A mate and I are considering making some music together. Heres some examples

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092 :: Micronutrients

I’ve had the lurgy again this week. Maybe I picked it up some of whatever eve had last week but fought it off. Its been a whole week of feeling around 80% and then doing something like walking into town and having to abort the mission to go home back to bed and sleep it off.

However I slept like 12 hours last night and now feel really good today – apart from the grogginess of having slept for 12 hours.

I’ve was sleeping a lot earlier this year, it was really bad. I thought maybe it was my Anemia – A consequence of my Crohn’s disease. But even after taking my regular injection It didn’t help at all.

Holland & Barrett Magnesium with Zinc Tablets

I have been a notorious asshole in the first 10mins of waking up for most of my life. Manifesting as a period of rage that I don’t remember at all. A small window of the day where I would say the most outrageous things which were unkind and spiteful.

But then I started supplimenting magnesium and zinc about two months ago.

I’ve been taking Holland Barrett’s combined supplement as it was easy to buy. I take the full two tablets a day. Which gives you the following %NRV

  • Magnesium 266mg 71%
  • Zinc 10mg 100%

The effects were almost immediate. Within a few days of starting I was a much nicer person when I first woke up. To the point Eve mentioned it straight away. I feel way less groggy when I wake up and I’m also sleeping better (and far deeper) than I have for a long time .

Last year the NHS said that people aged 20-29 in the uk had serious deficiencies in zinc (8.6%) and Magnesium (14%) and the numbers are far higher for a slight deficiency and increase as you go though the population by age.

I’m now a magnesium and zine evangelist telling everyone that I’ve been taking it and feel much much better. 100% recommendation.

Micronutrients

It’s interesting that these are both micronutrients and the effect that supplimenting them have had on me has been so large.

One of the biggest criticisms of indoor farming (under lights or hydroponics) is that there is the lack of micronutrients they contain. When you bring this up to people who are gun ho about it being a solution to fresh fruits and vegetables in cities they dismiss it. But its a real problem. Vegitables should really be gown in the ground powered by the sun.

But even then there’s still a problem. Take this quote from Scientific American:

University of Texas (UT) at Austin’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was published in December 2004 in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. They studied U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritional data from both 1950 and 1999 for 43 different vegetables and fruits, finding “reliable declines” in the amount of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin C over the past half century. 

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/soil-depletion-and-nutrition-loss/

Further more:

A similar study of British nutrient data from 1930 to 1980, published in the British Food Journal,found that in 20 vegetables the average calcium content had declined 19 percent; iron 22 percent; and potassium 14 percent. Yet another study concluded that one would have to eat eight oranges today to derive the same amount of Vitamin A as our grandparents would have gotten from one.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/soil-depletion-and-nutrition-loss/

Organic food really is the best food for us. There needs to be an explosion in small scale market gardening to bring the price down.

Permanently Moved

Fortnite World Cup Explained (For Boomers)

S2E18

This week I try to explain (for Boomers):

The Fortnite World Cup

The Size of the Video Games Market
The Upcoming Live Streaming Platform Battle

Notes:

Follow @louiscenter on twitter. He is good people

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This weeks episode was super fun to make. I feel like it’s full of power.

It’s the first time I’ve done research whilst making it. Googling for numbers figures and facts whilst making the script. It took a little longer maybe 15mins instead of 10 but is all the better for it.

I think the overall quality of the show recently has reached where I imagined it would be in my head when I started with episode 1 last year. Maybe other people would have given up by now but I dunno. I

It’s slowly slowly starting to break out of the bounds of my personal media sphere now and thats been very cool to see. (thanks Ahmet for mentioning it your newsletter!) Maybe that is because the quality is more consistent or just inevitable side effect of just having a how thats run for nearly 50 episodes.

Dipping the Stacks

Orion Magazine | Beyond Hope

McKinsey & Company: Capital’s Willing Executioners | Current Affairs

Why So Many Former Emos Are Now K-Pop Fans – VICE (SO SEEN)

BBC – Future – How to build something that lasts 10,000 years

The Ministry

I’ve written about 13k words this week including a surprise 2k words of fan fiction which came from nowhere. But it think it could possibly be a novel.

I haven’t edited anything this week as my head was stuffy and couldn’t concentrate. I NEED to get this first zine out.

Reading

Feeling ill has basically meant I’ve read loads and played Nintendo Switch A lot. I’m still on the Warhammer 40k kick. But instead of moving on to the final Seige of TerrA books I’ve read the following:

Three books in One week is reaching new levels of Aspergers binge Tendancies. Don’t think it’s been this bad for years. Plus its really nice not to be anywhere near Land As Platform related content whilst I’m writing the book.

Music

I’d like to direct you towards this extremely well written piece in the MEL magazine

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090 :: Back From Sonar(+D) – Mega Post

Wow, What a week. Still decompressing from the trip. Writing this post has helped me process it quite a bit.

I attended Sonar+D Last week to take part in a panel on ‘Tales of the Next Internet. I spoke alongside cybersecurity journalist Marta Peirano, researcher and activist Xenia Ermoshina, with the panel moderated by Ash Sarkar.

Me, Xenia, Marta, Ash

The panel went really well, and the topics covered were diverse but also coherent. I spoke on Long term thinking, and questioned wether we can even call the internet infrastructure (who ever heard of 100 year website or 1000 year internet), How software should make us feel, and finally on the upcoming proliferation of sensing devices and the urgency of climate change action. I finished my talk by reading “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace” which might give you some idea by how off piste my talk was by the end.

Sonar+D is an amazing festival, bridging the delicate line between corporate sponsored event by leaving space open for more radical voices. I saw some amazing talks.

I saw Honor interview Noriko Taniguchi of team lab

Honor + Noriko Taniguchi

And Ash Interviewed Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst onstage for their voices of AI talk

Mat, Holly, Ash

Plus saw a bunch of fantastic art and other talks on building virtual worlds etc.

It was fun being a participant, being able to walk stright out of Sonar+D into the festival. I got to see a bunch of cool artists I Embedded a tumblr photo post below

I also drank a lot of absinthe and ate a lot of fantastic food. I also got to see and hang out with a bunch of other acquaintances and friends at the event. I was grateful for their company. Speaking to people you know when your social battery is low is so nice.

Total Babes, Corey, Huw + Colin (they finally met IRL for the first time)

A real highlight was staying with my good friend Huw Lemmey once my sonar hospitality ran out. On Saturday we hiked up Montserrat to Sant Jeroni peak. The view was incredible. And such a fun day, with lots of deep conversation and laughs here we are at the top.

“Two Hot And Sweaty Cool Dudes”
The view was worth it

Permanently Moved

S2E16

As time passes I am becoming more and more aware every time I interact with social media that I am complicit.

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A lot of folks I saw at sonar seem to be listening and gave me a lot inspiration and encouragement. It was also nice to see so many people give Huw’s Bad Gays podcast amazing feedback in real time and see how he reacted.

Dipping the Stacks

Honestly i spent no time on the internet but this is amazing

NEURAL NETWORK IN GLASS REQUIRES NO POWER, RECOGNIZES NUMBERS | Hackaday

The Ministry

It is so inspiring being around friends and other amazing people who ‘execute’. A few conversations about imposter syndrome came about but friends re-assured me that i was there because I am executing too.. Which made me feel nice (but that my have been the beer). I have a lot of things on the go which I hope to get out into the world soon.

“perfect is the enemy of good enough” is a thing I think musicians and creatives with background in classical training always fight. It was really nice to hear that I’m not the only person fighting this every single day.

I also had some great conversations at sonar. Some of which included the notion of doing some future work.

Reading

I finished listening to Slaves of Darkenss which means I’m 2 books away from finishing the 54 book series. and i thought DUNE was a long slog during my Asia trip! Then i roll straight in to book 1 of 6 book ‘Solar War’ series. It takes 54 books to cover 9 years of plot. And 6 books to cover a battle that lasts 85 days. (the first and last war for mankind – it never ends – Warhammer 40k is set 10k years later and the Galaxey is still aflame )

It’s been amazing tho. Absolutely everything my 10 year old self wanted back in 1994 when I first discovered Warhammer.

Music

Annie is a member of Hollys ensamble, we had breakfast one morning at the hotel. I listened to her EP that day and it’s Fantastic.

Remember kids:

This is a personal meme joke with regard to this guy.

087 :: [Media property name] isn’t your friend

It’s been such a weird week. We got back from Benedict and Mina’s wedding on Tuesday afternoon. So I was wandering around on Wednesday thinking it was actually Monday, then Panicked and dove into the mountain of stuff I put on my list..

Here’s some gratuitous snaps from the Hagia Sophia for your eyeballs.

Sunset
Virgin and Child
Dome of Heaven

Here’s John Romers 3 hour Byzantium Documentary.

Last night was the launch of The Brazen Vessel 10 years of Collected Works from Alkistis Dimech ☩ Peter Grey of Scarlet Imprint at Treadwells.

I forgot to take any photos at the event but here’s a snap of the paperback. I can’t wait to dig in. Especially their earlier writings.

Permanently Moved

S2E14

[Media property name] isn’t your friend.

We need anti trust laws for culture. I take a dump on Disney, Marvel and Star Wars. Roll your own culture.

(Yes the podcast cover is my teenage bedroom)

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Dipping the Stacks

History: “The Power of Trees” (1855) – SANDRA RENDGEN

Why are England’s roadsides blooming? – BBC News

The Afrofuturists with designs on African architecture | Financial Times

Heavy rain forces evacuation order for 800,000 in southwestern Japan

The Ministry

I’ve had some really interesting comments and feedback on the first 27 pages (10k words) of the meditation book. A lot to chew on.

Been working hard on the text for the first zine. Should be Ready to go in August at the latest.

Been talking with the folks at UCT (apodcastfornow). we’re doing a collab together.

The most important thing that happened this week tho:

Reading

I’ve been reading more Warhammer and A LOT of PDFs on UK public policy documents on land use this week. Nothing really to report.

Music

CATNAPP X MODESELEKTOR “THE MOVER”

This track is dark and square wavey as hell. I love the suction they have achieved on the kick drum. It feels like the billowing of a sail.

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086 :: Sunsets In Istanbul

I’m writing this post on my phone from Istanbul. Ok.. I must admit Guttenburg style block interface is very good on this small screen.

Still tho.. doesn’t excuse the awfulness of the UX on desktop.

Right now I am in Istanbul with Eve. Yesterday night was Benedict and Mina’s wedding. It was absolutely beautiful and pretty magical. The venue was right next to The Bosphorus and they kissed and said nice things to each other during golden hour as the sun went down.

Also there’s a lot of familier faces from all over the place. It’s been a blast seeing everyone for a few days here.

Tomorrow is sightseeing day. Can’t wait.

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S2E13

The Reverend George Harvest – Rector of Thames Ditton

AKA

‘The most forgetful man in England’

 

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Really happy with this weeks episode. Please share it if you like it too, its a fun topic. I also used to live and work in Thames Ditton for like 6 years and still live just 20mins away. I’m going to attempt to find his gravestone soon.

Dipping the Stacks

The Empty Radicalism of the Climate Apocalypse | Issues in Science and Technology

Floppycasts – 1.44MB Podcasts – ~ajroach42.com

(very cool idea. Producing podcasts to fit into 1.44MB )

Woman falls asleep on flight and wakes up in pitch dark on locked and empty plane | The Independent

You Have One Job – Pray – On Behalf of All and for All – Glory to God for All Things

The Ministry

All the text is sorted for my first PDF. I also ended up editing and tightening up the first 27 pages of my book on meditation as someone wanted to read it.

Looks like my panel at Sonar +D is going to be moderated by Ash Sarker. I haven’t seen her properly IRL in about 2 years as I’m ALWAYS busy on Novara party days. I’m looking forward to it – A Lot

Reading

Image result for the mecanicum book

I read Mechanicum in the Warhammer series last week. It’s not “Bolter Porn-ey” as other books in the series but massively pushes the lore forward and drops a few hits for the current setting 10k years later

Music

I’ve been listening to a fuck ton of The Senja Recordings by Biosphere this week.

The line notes for the track below read:

Field recording, military snow shed, December 2016.
A 300 m long concrete snow shed where the wind is blowing through the ventilation pipe towards the opening, sounding like a gigantic flute.

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082 :: Sick AGAIN :(

Im sick. Sorry this whole weekly blog things is become lame and predictable with very little content. My life is going to get super crazy later this year, so stick around

I had to go to bed at lunchtime yesterday and didn’t get up again until this morning. I feel a bit better today but still groggy and under the weather. At least I’m not having hot/cold shivers any more.

Eve and I went for dinner earlier in the week and we had a really nice time. the sun was gorgeous and it was still light and about 20 degrees when we walked back along the thames about 9pm. Wonderful.

In my fevered state yesterday i had a good chat with Mat Dryhurst on twitter. Click though to see it.

Permanently Moved

No Podcast this week due to being ill. I might try and do one early next week to bridge the gap as i’ll be in the Netherlands at bordersessions next Friday. It makes me feel tired already thinking about it.

Dipping the Stacks

US10144532B2 – Craft using an inertial mass reduction device – Google Patents

The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto | KCET

Why Strangers Are AirDropping You Memes and Photos – The Atlantic

New Report Suggests ‘High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End’ in 2050 – VICE

The Ministry

I wanted to have my talk for bordersessions done already. Im plugging away at it today but because i still feel under the weather I literally manage to review or make one slide then i have to walk round the flat for a bit and force myself to get back to it.

This is the first time i’ve left something so last min. usually my talks are done the week before. Hopefully i’ll finish it because it will be majorly embarrassing if i didn’t. A disappointment to myself and all the people that paid money to see me. Im sure i’ll get it done tho.

Reading

MOAR WARHAMMER 40k. its absolutely fantastic. I’m going to recommend the series to anyone that askes about scifi series. There’s like 50 books and its like watching the mythology of your childhood unfold in front of your eyes.

Music

OMG Diplo Charlie XCX and Herve Pagez have a spice girls mashup single out. It’s wild. The mining of the past to create present popular culture continues apace.

The main thing i’d like to point your attention towards this week is the new track from Poppy and Fever 333. Watch the whole video and listen to the whole track. Instead of mining the past like the Diplo track above. The insane fusion of genres this track goes with should be the template for the future. Or listen to the intro, the first 20 secs or so and then skip forward to 2.44. The final riff drives, like wading though thick mud.

I was away back in Jan when the track Voicemail came out. Its a fucking cracker. The distorted kick drum sound is perfect. *chefs kiss* This track is like the inside of my brain at a blockchain conference.

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