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Sunday, November 27th, 2022

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Checked in at The Bugle Inn. Sunday afternoon session 🎻🎶 — with Jessica

Saturday, November 26th, 2022

Replying to

I’m so sorry, Giles. 💔

Friday, November 25th, 2022

Checked in at The Winding Stair. Stopping for lunch in Dublin before flying home — with Jessica map

Checked in at The Winding Stair. Stopping for lunch in Dublin before flying home — with Jessica

Thursday, November 24th, 2022

Checked in at Tigh Cóilí. Mary Shannon on banjo! 🎻🪕🎻 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Tigh Cóilí. Mary Shannon on banjo! 🎻🪕🎻 — with Jessica

Checked in at Tigh Neachtain. Sitting in a snug — with Jessica map

Checked in at Tigh Neachtain. Sitting in a snug — with Jessica

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

Checked in at Tigh Cóilí. Listening to my favourite mandolin player ever—Declan Corey—playing in a cracking session! 🎶 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Tigh Cóilí. Listening to my favourite mandolin player ever—Declan Corey—playing in a cracking session! 🎶 — with Jessica

Checked in at The Crane Bar. Post-dinner session 🎶 — with Jessica map

Checked in at The Crane Bar. Post-dinner session 🎶 — with Jessica

Checked in at Taaffes. A pint and some tunes 🎶 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Taaffes. A pint and some tunes 🎶 — with Jessica

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Checked in at Dover Castle. Monday night session 🎶🎻 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Dover Castle. Monday night session 🎶🎻 — with Jessica

Táim ar an teilifís!

Blink and you’ll miss me and my mandolin at 1:01 and 35:21 (with some subsequent audience shots at the banjo recital) from Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy:

https://www.tg4.ie/ga/player/seinn/?pid=6315816768112

Replying to

Yes, Huffduffer is still ticking away nicely:

https://huffduffer.com/

Here’s the audio that I’ve been huffduffing:

https://huffduffer.com/adactio

Sunday, November 20th, 2022

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Checked in at The Bugle Inn. Made it back to Brighton in time for a session 🎶🎻

Saturday, November 19th, 2022

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Checked in at British Airways Galleries Club Lounge / First Lounge. Transiting through Philly — with Jessica

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

Artemis rising

Two weeks ago I was on stage for two days hosting Leading Design in London.

Last week I was on stage for two days hosting Clarity in New Orleans.

It was an honour and a pleasure to MC at both events. Hard work, but very, very rewarding. And people seemed to like the cut of my jib, so that’s good.

With my obligations fulfilled, I’m now taking some time off before diving back into some exciting events-related work (he said, teasingly).

Jessica and I left New Orleans for Florida on the weekend. We’re spending a week at the beach house in Saint Augustine, doing all the usual Floridian activities: getting in the ocean, eating shrimp, sitting around doing nothing, that kind of thing.

But last night we got to experience something very unusual indeed.

We stayed up late, fighting off tiredness until strolling down to the beach sometime after 1am.

It was a mild night. I was in shorts and short sleeves, standing on the sand with the waves crashing, letting my eyes adjust to the darkness.

We were looking to the south. That’s where Cape Canaveral is, about a hundred miles away.

A hundred miles is quite a distance, and it was a cloudy night, so I wasn’t sure whether we’d be able to see anything. But when the time came, shortly before 2am, there was no mistaking it.

An orange glow appeared on the ocean, just over the horizon. Then an intense bright orange-red flame burst upwards. Even at this considerable distance, it was remarkably piercing.

It quickly travelled upwards, in an almost shaky trajectory, until entering the clouds.

And that was it. Brief, but unforgettable. We had seen the launch of Artemis 1 on the Space Launch System, the most powerful rocket ever launched.

Got to see the bright burn of the Artemis launch even from Saint Augustine beach far to the north, and even with cloudy skies! 🚀

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

So saddened to hear of @carolune’s passing. I’ll always remember her being so excited and enthusiastic at the very first Science Hack Day. A true champion of science and wonder.

My deepest sympathies to her family.

Friday, November 11th, 2022

Checked in at Sazerac Bar. Sazerac — with Jessica map

Checked in at Sazerac Bar. Sazerac — with Jessica

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

Going to New Orleans. brb

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Checked in at Dover Castle. A full house of fiddles! 🎶🎻🎻🎻🎻🎶 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Dover Castle. A full house of fiddles! 🎶🎻🎻🎻🎻🎶 — with Jessica

Sunday, November 6th, 2022

Checked in at The Bugle Inn. Sunday session 🎶🎻 map

Checked in at The Bugle Inn. Sunday session 🎶🎻