Bitcoin’s Dirty Little Secrets – Environmental

AIRS 2011 annual mean carbon dioxide concentration in the free troposphere

It is with no small degree of interest that I have been watching Doug Belshaw’s latest side project unfold, extinction.fyi. I have long been concerned with the negative human impact on our environment and while I am some way off from thinking the world is on fire, it is clear that business as usual is going… Continue reading Bitcoin’s Dirty Little Secrets – Environmental

A Mastodon To Call My Own

Mastodon allows you to run your own server which means you have “absolute control over your own voice on the web, not subject to anyone else’s rules or whims. Your server is your property, with your rules.”

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.

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.

Wedding Feast

Flemish Wedding 17th Century

In the tradition of my family, and the civilised everywhere, I will be planning the meal starting with dessert, working through the main to the entree.

Skepticism and Wonder

Sagan with a model of the Viking lander that would land on Mars. Sagan examined possible landing sites for Viking along with Mike Carr and Hal Masursky.

In the vast ignorance of a society absent of sceptical enquiry, evil festers and spreads, like the coming of night, and all foul things come forth.