For months I've struggled to get a hold on day to day stuff and things frequently fall by the wayside. I'm hoping that Obsidian can be a repository for many things but also a place where I can connect these things together.
Jul 12th, 2021 · 1 post
Jul 1st, 2021 · 1 post
7. But in the end realise much of what we want money for is available for free if we only slowed down: time, friendship, great health, watching a sunset. And that's soft wealth. Priceless, of course.
— Thursday Wealth Accumulator, 7
Jun 30th, 2021 · 2 posts
Jun 29th, 2021 · 1 post
Jacobabad crossed the 35C wet bulb threshold in July 1987, then again in June 2005, June 2010 and July 2012. Each time the boundary may have been breached for only a few hours, but a three-day average temperature has been recorded hovering around 34C in June 2010, June 2001 and July 2012. The dry bulb temperature is often over 50C in the summer.
— Hotter than the human body can handle: Pakistan city broils in world’s highest temperature
Jun 22nd, 2021 · 1 post
But through all of that, it seems Earth has been keeping time. A new study of ancient geological events suggests that our planet has a slow, steady 'heartbeat' of geological activity every 27 million years or so.
This pulse of clustered geological events - including volcanic activity, mass extinctions, plate reorganizations and sea level rises - is incredibly slow, a 27.5-million-year cycle of catastrophic ebbs and flows. But luckily for us, the research team notes we have another 20 million years before the next 'pulse'.
— Earth Has a 27.5-Million-Year 'Heartbeat', But We Don't Know What Causes It
Jun 18th, 2021 · 1 post
Nineteen years before she decided to die, Nora Seed sat in the warmth of the small library at Hazeldene School in the town of Bedford. She stared at a chessboard on a low table.
— The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Jun 17th, 2021 · 1 post
Jun 10th, 2021 · 1 post
But there’s also the love of writing. The pure pleasure of seeing one word, then another and a whole sentence etc. develop. Of course my ego’s involved — and I’m not ashamed to admit that — but it’s also very cathartic.
— The love of writing
Jun 4th, 2021 · 1 post
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May 26th, 2021 · 1 post
Asked whether the prime minister was a fit and proper person to lead the country through the pandemic, Cummings replied simply: “No.” Apologising for what he said were his own failings, he added: “The truth is that senior ministers, senior officials, senior advisers like me fell disastrously short of the standards that the public has a right to expect of its government in a crisis like this.”
– Cummings lambasts Johnson in damning account of Covid crisis
May 25th, 2021 · 1 post
May 21st, 2021 · 1 post
Presence is a feature of many modern communication work tools. It’s generally represented by a green, red, or yellow dot. If there’s a green dot next to someone’s name it means they’re available. Yellow or red means they’re away. This is how many companies get a read on who’s working when.
— Active? Away? How about neither.
May 20th, 2021 · 1 post
The test is small-scale: following sites will only be an option for some US users of Chrome Canary (the bleeding-edge version of Chrome that lets enthusiasts access beta features). Users will be able to follow sites from the browser menu, and updates will be aggregated in a card-based feed that’s shown when users open a new tab. It’s not clear whether this feed is wholly dependent on sites providing RSS support, or if Google will fill in the gaps itself.
— Google rediscovers RSS: tests new feature to ‘follow’ sites in Chrome on Android
May 18th, 2021 · 2 posts
The desperate, misplaced, desire to equivocate and suggest the wrongs in the conduct of a section of the Rangers support are shared city wide, hasn’t helped. The Ibrox club are on their own in this city and any other across the global game when it comes to the expression of anti-Catholic sentiment, and that should have been long since acknowledged. It was in an interview run by this newspaper group, conducted by Graham Spiers for the Scotland On Sunday in 1995 with Walter Smith, that the then Rangers manager struck to the heart of what continues to be at play. “There is a Protestant superiority syndrome around here, you can feel it sometimes…”
— Rangers, the 'superiority syndrome' and anti-Catholic bigotry: Why it cannot go unchallenged any more
May 15th, 2021 · 2 posts
May 14th, 2021 · 1 post
I realise that none of what I’m saying is revelatory but perhaps we need a formal practice or at least a regular check-in to invite a question into the very depths of our soul that allows a space for us to be honest, transparent and to cut ourselves some slack from the vicissitudes of life.