The sun is shining and it’s Friday afternoon, so time for some tunes. I’m currently loving this track by Sunflower Bean, “Roll the Dice” I also wheeled out David Holmes’ brilliant 1997 album ‘Let’s get Killed‘, which still sounds great. It being the 90’s I had it on a taped copy that cut off part […]
Fascinating observation: We are one of many fascinating species on this world.
Very interesting research: https://ideas.ted.com/swimming-brain-boost-science/ Regular swimming has been shown to improve memory, cognitive function, immune response and mood. Swimming may also help repair damage from stress and forge new neural connections in the brain.
Delighted to see the kissing gates have been removed from this bridge. Previously they’d been a blocker to use of this cycle path under the M50 near Tallaght. Sailed through here the other day.
This building on Richmond St has been abandoned and closed for as long as I can remember. I’ve passed it a lot over the years going in and out of the city, watching it slowly degrade. Some time back it was covered up in a hoarding, so was delighted to find a picture of it […]
“Ireland has conquered most of Britain’s major National Hunt races in recent years but like the Gaulish village in the Asterix series, one stable in Scotland continues to resist.” https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/apr/15/corach-rambler-wins-grand-national-after-animal-rights-protesters-force-delay-to-race-horse-racing
This is bleak: The human cost of the climate crisis will hit harder, wider and sooner than previously believed, according to a study that shows a billion people will either be displaced or forced to endure insufferable heat for every additional 1C rise in the global temperature. In a worst-case scenario of accelerating emissions, areas currently home to a […]
I had always been interested in the story of the TSR2 (Tactical Strike Reconnaissance) aircraft ever since I read about it in an old copy of Take Off magazine a long time ago. It was a story shrouded in faded grandeur, a tale of brilliant and far-sighted engineering defeated by mucky politics, parsimonious accountants and […]
This came to my attention recently: https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2023-03-17/ocean-cleanup-plastic-pollution-great-pacific-garbage-patch/102075810 “[But] if the plastic density was a tenth of what it is in those [Ocean Cleanup] videos, they’ll just be sailing around at sea wasting fuel and everything else.” For their part, The Ocean Cleanup say they’re using computer modelling and sophisticated ship navigation technology to concentrate their efforts on […]
David Mitchell has a refreshingly good take on the latest culture kerfuffle: The debate has inevitably focused on whether the publishers have been too “woke” in making these changes. Have they been soft, giving in to snowflakery? Have they betrayed the works of which they are supposed to be custodians? This is missing the point. […]