Monthly Archives: June 2009

Listen to the quietness

26°C, clouding over. Beech in full bloom and humming. Ideal is this weather to hear the throngs working at these flowers. The still air only carries the soft buzzing of thousands of insects, mainly bees. An evening to listen to … Continue reading

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Bad tempered

27°C, & some rain. Close. How the weather changes the way people drive- I got annoyed crossing lights (on green) to be startled by a car shooting out from the right driven by a woman who jumped a red light. … Continue reading

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Three years

28°C, Very humid and now thunderstorms Hottest day for three years.Moved to write prestentious phrases on Twitter, they’re moving furniture up there; …all that sort of thing.

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The secret- food

24°C, milky grey, then bright C64 miles. Compared to last week, today’s ride was fine. The difference- food. No camera on the ride today- I thought there would be heavy rain, so a picture of some sunny furniture instead.

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The uncanny valley

22°C, milky, warm v. humid. The heat is building, hot is coming here next week.Stay in, relax, read and do some computer graphics. Here is a figure rendered with a normal map, and global illumination.I don’t do that much rendering … Continue reading

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A leg end

21°C, heavy rain. We missed the electrical storms though The media are full to the brim with Michael Jackson ‘news’. They all use epithets, the "King Of Pop". It takes me back to my childhood. When Elvis Presly died, I … Continue reading

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Speed trap

25°C, uninterrupted sun, Sth winds On the commute to work: I went through a speed trap at 34 mph, but it didn’t trigger the camera- no flash. Was the camera’s trigger set just a bit higher- say 35mph, or did … Continue reading

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Empty legs

22.5°C, clearing, not like this morning. That empty-legs feeling: a conversation has confirmed what I suspected was the reason for this. Occasionally, cycle rides need ot be cut short because there just isn’t enough energy in my legs (my whole … Continue reading

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The turning sunset

16°C, light Clouds, C=37 miles Rushed out to watch the sunset at the river confluence.The clouds were obliging someone else this day. I like this place, Rosie does too but I fear for her safety there. The railway is not … Continue reading

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There were jewels in my eyes

18°C, light clouds, getting lighter Contact lenses: tried out a trial pair today. They were uncomfortable to put in (the optician did that bit) but no real sensation after that. Seeing was another matter- vision was clear for half of … Continue reading

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