An answer for the internet

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After asking the question, “should I go to Shanghai”, here’s the answer: All the discussions* made me think, and in particular Joel & Andrea made me think about my purpose in going and why I would value being there. I value travel to work or to learn but I don’t particularly enjoy being a slack-jawed …

A question for the internet

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I don’t really do ambivalence. If I don’t feel strongly either way, then indifference makes more sense to me than ambivalence. Hence I’m rather out of practise and there’s a question I’m very ambivalent about. I’ve the chance to go to Shanghai. is performing at the World Expo there for a week in September; if …

When Civil Engineers Attack!

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I kid you not. There’s two main ways to respond to rising sea levels, defend or retreat. Defence means bigger sea walls, tidal barriers, big, expensive works. Retreat means letting nature take her course, if a coastal area is going to be flooded, then let it. The wetland will provide their own protection for towns …

House work, with shovel

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We’ll be working away at the house this weekend, from 10 am saturday, 11 am sunday. There’s gravel to shovel, weatherboards to nail, and more wood to oil. Any help gratefully accepted. If you can’t make it this weekend, then when we start the earth plastering on the walls and the earth flooring, we’ll be …

More house pics

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I’ve been a month and a day since I posted house pics, possibly because we’ve been working away round the corner behind the scaff, possibly because you don’t really need to see endless pictures of waterproof roofing membrane. Anyway, we now have lighting! And insulation! Though sadly that’s just the builder’s kiloWatt floods, coz we …

UK Election Special, part 3

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