Month: Nov 2018

Carols – non political

I’ve been ‘teaching’ my piano student carols as many free sheet music arrangements available, they are great way to practice very repetitive rhythms with chords and both hands together. I also used a couple of tiny clementines which I put under her hands during…

Smartphone cooling for VR 360 recording and streaming

I am investigating overheating / cooling whilst we are running tests for VR and 360 recording and streaming because our personal smartphones get hot quite quickly even with an aluminium case and we will be streaming for four hours. You don’t have to use…

International day for Elimination of violence against women

Of course if you’re a female thug, a day like this is viewed as a challenge to their freedom to commit thuggery. Here’s some good ones though

Accessible maps for the blind: comparing 3d models with tactile graphics

taekwondo sparring

One more session next week then we will be finishing, I aim to have done enough to help people who want to train at a club get a feel for what is involved as a minimum. One of ‘students’ kindly took some photos again…

Please donate to Kemerovo permanent memorial

I was unable to visit in person in the summer but have interest from several people who wanted to donate financially. I read that the temporary memorial has been removed and they are hoping to build a permanent memorial / memorial garden. We received…

Fossil fuel extraction near my house

There’s been a series of 12 earthquakes near and in my town between April and August where previously there were none for around fifty years. I don’t know enough details yet and there are several judicial processes about fracking raised by local communities here,…

Autumn leaf diary (2 weeks approx)

Taekwondo at Whitelands part 1

Clearly a demonstration of expertise on how to sidestep zombies 😉

Bioregional and BedZED

Didn’t expect to see the father of our lavender project (Pooran – in video) feature in our enviromental course but he also co-founded BedZED – sustainable community project near Carshalton/Wallington/Beddington. Bioregional I haven’t been but know people who have been involved. Will try and…

Carbon Footprint and offsetting – flights to/from and within Russian Federation

I have mixed views on carbon offsetting but for example purposes – based on recent travel. Aeroflot have a useful carbon calculator (in English as well): https://m.aeroflot.ru/ru-en/co2/calculator London – Moscow  one way (258.07 kg) Moscow to Irkutsk one way (246.32kg) So return flights from…

Carbon Footprint calculations 2/2 UK public transport

I looked at flights then also how to get to airport, whether public transport or taxi better for 30 mile/48 kilometre trip, according to mix of calculator and distances via https://distance.to Rail only to airport – approx 4.5 kg Bus – London area –…