I published the 3D printable hex sockets I designed and which I’ve been successfully using for a while.

In the course of this, I also figured out how to wrangle GitHub to automatically build STL files from the OpenSCAD source so that I don’t have to manually synchronise them. It’s one less manual step for me to forget.

Getting that working was a frustrating process, made no easier by the documentation which, like all these things, has invented a vocabulary entirely of its own in which generic words hide very important differences between concepts.

But I got there, and it didn’t take very much in the end, under 50 lines of code.

I bought and fixed another broken effects pedal. This time, it’s an Electro Harmonix Small Stone. It was hard to find some of the information I needed, so I posted some of the details for posterity.

I spent most of the weekend at the Gaeltacht Chois Tamaise event organised by Conradh na Gaeilge i Londain. I practised a lot of Irish, and it makes me realise that what I need now is exposure to a lot more of the language in use. I probably need the TV or radio going while I’m doing something else.

I took advantage of a break between the classes and the evening entertainment to pop down from Camden to Euston to visit the Milk exhibition at the Wellcome Collection. It’s more interesting than it might sound at first, and brings to the forefront a lot of the politics around milk. Milk is, as it turns out, very political. It’s free, and well worth seeing before it closes in September.

I’m considering doing the Dunwich Dynamo again in July. (If you don’t know, this is an overnight cycle ride from London to the Suffolk coast.) I rode it in 2010 and 2016 and enjoyed the experience both times. But if I found it harder in 2016 than 2010, how much harder will it be seven years further on? I think the difference was mostly down to the fact that I was doing a lot more regular cycling in 2010 than in 2016. I hope that’s the case, because I’ve been cycling more lately.

I encountered a family of Canada Geese taking their goslings for a promenade along the edge of Greenland Dock as I came back from a climbing session. It brought me joy.

Three fluffy goslings walk along the edge of the dock, followed by a pair
of Canada geese, all under the dappled shade of a tree.

Goose family out for a walk