A delightful dialogue …on the moon!
Thursday, July 18th, 2019
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
A walk in the country
Spring sprung last weekend. Saturday was an unseasonably nice and sunny day, so Jessica and I decided to make the most of it with a walk in the countryside.
Our route took us from Woodingdean to Lewes. Woodingdean isn’t too far away from where we live, but the walk there would’ve been beside a busy road so we just took the bus for that portion.
Being on the bus means we didn’t stop to take note of an interesting location. Just outside the Nuffield hospital is the unassuming opening of the Woodingdean Water Well. This is the deepest hand-dug well in the world—deeper than the Empire State Building is tall—dug over the course of four years in the mid nineteenth century. I didn’t even know of its existence until Brian told me about it.
From Woodingdean, we walked along Juggs Road. Originally a Roman ridgeway, it was named for the fishwives travelling from Brighton to Lewes with their marine wares. This route took us over Newmarket Hill, the site of many mock battles in the 18th century, for the amusement of the royals on a day out from the Pavilion.
Walking through Kingston, we came to the Ashcombe Windmill, where I pet a nice horsey.
Then it was on into Lewes, where we could admire the handsome architecture of Lewes Cathedral …the local wags’ name for Harveys Brewery. Thanks to Ben’s connections, Clearleft managed to get a behind-the-scenes tour of this Victorian marvel a few months ago.
This time round, there would be no brewery tour, but that’s okay—there’s a shop right outside. We chose an appropriate ale to accompany a picnic of pork pie and apple.
Having walked all the way to Lewes, it would’ve been a shame to return empty-handed, so before getting the bus back to Brighton, we popped into Mays Farm Cart and purchased a magnificent forerib of beef straight from the farm.
‘Twas a most worthwhile day out.
Friday, November 2nd, 2018
This instance of collective action from inside a tech company is important, not just for the specifics of Google, but in acting as an example to workers in other companies.
And of all the demands, this is the one that could have the biggest effect in the US tech world:
An end to Forced Arbitration.
Saturday, August 12th, 2017
The ability of the physical world — a floor, a wall — to act as a screen of near infinite resolution becomes more powerful the more time we spend heads-down in our handheld computers, screens the size of palms. In fact, it’s almost impossible to see the visual patterns — the inherent adjacencies — of a physical book unless you deconstruct it and splay it out on the floor.
Craig gives us a walkthrough—literally—of the process behind the beautiful Koya Bound book.
Deciding to make any book is an act of creative faith (and ego and hubris, but these aren’t all exclusionary). But before Dan and I sold any copies of Koya Bound, we walked atop the pages that would become the book, not really knowing if there existed an audience for the book.
Friday, March 11th, 2016
The thesis: any film is improved by playing Walk Of Life by Dire Straits over the ending.
The proof: this website.
(this is absorbing and brilliant)
Monday, August 25th, 2014
Josh walks through the process he took to enabling SSL on his site (with particular attention to securing assets on CloudFront).
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
If you’re coming to the Responsive Day Out next week, bring your dog. Laura is organising a special Web Talk Dog Walk for the next day.
Sunday, April 6th, 2014
A nice stroll around Marseilles at night without any of the traditional danger.
Sunday, January 13th, 2013
I like this idea of slow journalism: taking seven years to tell a story.
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
Craig writes about the hologram of his quantified self.
Saturday, July 4th, 2009
Add your moonwalk to the collection.
Monday, September 8th, 2008
Because you can never have too much cowbell.
Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
Christmas letters to Christopher Walken.
Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
Find out whether you really need a car in your neighbourhood. My place got a score of 75 which is pretty darn good.
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006
Run around Soho shooting cartoons.
Tuesday, October 11th, 2005
Leta is walking, much to my relief and absolute delight.