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.
Tags: book, The Laundry Files, micro Slug: started-reading-the-apocalypse-codex-by-charles-stross
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.
Tags: awesome, videos, Wolverine Slug: colin-furze-has-done-it-again
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.