A few updates

It’s been quite a while since I updated here. But as usual I got my yearly auto-domain renewal email and it reminded me that I have a website. So here’s what’s up with me.

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Switch confirmed

Light switch image, courtesy of Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_switch#/media/File:Illuminated_light_switch.jpg And here we are - I’ve made the switch over to Jekyll as the way that I’ll be updating my personal site. It’s a total dream to work with.

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Trying out Jekyll

Github Experiments I’m switching my website over to a static site generator called Jekyll. After a year or so of having all my old posts gathering dust over on Tumblr, I got curious about static site generators again.

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A final case

We’re down to the wire now. By the time I publish this, there will be less than 30 hours until the referendum. I await the result now with a sense of impending relief. The rhetoric has really ramped up over the last couple of weeks after an apparent reversal of the polls last week, which sent the Westminster parties into a last minute scurrying panic (or doughty Defence of the Union, depending on your perspective).

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Automation and work

One of my favourite SF authors, Charlie Stross, has very successfully articulated a key challenge we face, not just in the UK, but as a species - in a world of automation and continuous shifting and optimisation to lower cost locations, where is the bottom, and what do we do with the millions (and possibly billions in relatively short order) of people for whom there are no jobs?

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Our Toyota Was Fantastic

image I’ve been following the amazing French cartoonist Boulet for a while. He’s been doing some amazing work, but this recent piece really struck a chord with me.

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In Transition

London to Edinburgh So in the whirl of getting ready for our big move to Scotland and the excitement of finding a new flat (omg, it’s huge), we somehow didn’t notice until the other day that we really only have one weekend left in London.

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