Tool Time

Hercules' fight with the Nemean lion, by Peter Paul Rubens

I like to tinker. Perhaps it is a suppressed longing to be a UI developer, perhaps it is because my father wouldn’t let me play with Lego as a child (n.b.: this is only a rhetorical device. My father not only let me play with Lego but spent hours helping me to build and learn).… Continue reading Tool Time

100 Days of Muse & Reason

Goethe in the Roman Campagna by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein

Well, I have reached the end of the 100daystooffload.com challenge and the numbers are as follows: 100 posts in 100 Days 44,752 words 15 Major Topics Most prolific topics were: Technology (22 posts) Social Comment (22 posts) History (19 posts) Publishing (19 posts) Philosophy (14 posts) Most popular post (So this is how privacy dies…,… Continue reading 100 Days of Muse & Reason

Contribution Manifesto

Oil painting of men having a conversation, by Arnold Borisowich Lakhovsky

Second last day for the 100daystooffload.com challenge and I continue to contemplate ‘what’s next.’ Which is both technical and philosophical. Time for a contribution manifesto, me thinks. I don’t currently support ‘comments’ on my blog. I have long been in two minds about the whole process. Not least because I have seen avid bloggers both… Continue reading Contribution Manifesto

Copying Old Masters

For the better part of 400 years, the production of art in France was largely controlled by artistic academies. With the first official academy being the Académie Française (“French Academy”), founded in 1634 by Cardinal Richelieu. A key element of academy life was the copying of old masters. That is, an aspiring artist would learn… Continue reading Copying Old Masters

Virus From Below

The microscopic view of the virus which causes Coronavirus disease

The history of the world, for a long time, was the history of great people. Mostly great men. It focused on singular individuals and seldom mentioned common people. Preferring to recount historical events from the perspective of leaders.

Serialisation

Advertisement for Great Expectations in All the Year Round

Whether pre-prepared or thought out during serialisation, it provides for a short or medium content format which addresses a long form topic.

Late Abroad Again

A short letter from Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn at the latter's home in Deptford, written by Pepys on 16 October 1665 and referring to "prisoners" and "sick men" during the Second Dutch War

People thinking of their impact on others, maintaining the known health authority guidance and looking out for others as they look out for themselves.