I went to a café for lunch on Friday and the barista complimented me on my jacket. “It fits really well!” she said. I had to tell her that I’d picked it up for £5 in a second-hand shop in Deptford. I usually have a terrible time finding clothes to fit me. Perhaps you don’t have to spend a fortune to look sharp, but you do need a certain amount of luck.
I got round to fixing my desk lamp. It’s a very useful lamp: an anglepoise arm attached to a ring of LEDs around a central magnifier lens, so I can use it as a general desk lamp, or for well-lit close-up work, like soldering.
This is a transcript of the lightning talk I gave at Brighton Ruby Conference 2023 last week.
For the third time, I did the Dunwich Dynamo, 180 km of overnight cycling from London to what little of Dunwich the sea has not yet finished reclaiming. I previously took part seven years ago, in 2016, and thirteen years ago, in 2010. Perhaps six or seven years is about how long it takes for my memories to fade enough for it to seem like a good idea again.