Don't know what it is but electronic maps just don't compare.
Just bought my ticket for ElectroMagnetic Field. Gonna have intensely nerdy fun in a field.
First dead tree fiction book in several years. More occult computing FTW!
I swear I'll stop with The Laundry Files stuff at some point.
Wolverine claws actuated by compressed air.
Field Notes notebooks are among the best notebooks currently made. Good quality paper, fits in my pocket very well and are just a pleasure to write on. Sadly, the paper cover doesn't stand up well to minor abuse. A cover is needed to give some protection.
Field Notes make a couple of leather products to fufill this requirement but given that they are at the \$80+ price point I decided against one of those. Far too much money for a few bits of leather stitched together. Ebay was the same.
My buddy Drayygon has been doing a few bits of leatherwork for a couple years now so I asked about the possibility of commissioning him to make a cover. For the princely sum of £15 I am pleased.
It is a simple affair with 3 leather panels stitched together to hold the cover to the notebook. No faff, no extra guff.
Well it is here sooner than I thought. Featuring random ramblings going over a hill.
A few days ago my friend Scott and I made a couple of videos.
This one is about stoves and whatnot.
This one is about the fire kit I threw together the night before.
This will hopefully be a semi-intermittent thing, especially now that we have 2 cameras for capture. Recorded some stuff today so expect that in the near future.
Teacher - Dr. Vohlman - has rolled an archaic test bench in; it looks like a couple of Tesla coils fucking a Wheatstone bridge next to what I swear is a distributor hub nicked from an old Morris Minor.
Yes, its a pentacle. Yes, he's using a fifty kilovolt HT power supply and some mucking great capacitors to drive the laser. Yes, that's a flayed goatskin on the coat rack and a half-eaten pizza whirling round at 33 rpm on the Linn Sondek turntable. This is what you get when you live with Pinky and the Brain: I said it was a geek house and we all work in the Laundry, so we are talking about geek houses for very esoteric - indeed, occult - values of geek.
-- Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives
I think I'm gonna like this book.