Ozric Tentacles has been one of my favourite bands since I first heard them in the early 90s. Oolong, Oolong is one of their more recent(ish) tracks. Psychedelic space rock.
In the current cold snap, we use more power than usual.. Yesterday just dumb luck stopped my apartment from catching fire. An under-dimensioned and overloaded section of wiring in the kitchen simply melted and burned while we were asleep.
I was lucky this time, but I don’t want there to be a next time.
Hoefler & Co made a short film about Operator Mono, which is my preferred monospace typeface. I’ve used it for all my programming work over the last few years. It has no impact on my code quality, but I very much enjoy the aesthetic.
My company is now considering offering the services of a psychologist to employees that want someone to talk to to help with dealing with the effects of COVID-related isolation. Very happy to be working for them.
Very much enjoying “Midnight Diner” on Netflix.
Coming up for breath, and posting a photo from Christmas.
Old vines, misty morning.
First beer of the year is a Dunkel Weissbier. 2021 is off to a good start.
The Lisbon Christmas tree, shot on the last day of 2020.
Best acquisition of 2020: My little Ricoh camera, which totally rekindled my interest in photography.
Lazy morning. Just finished breakfast, and will take Brownie out for the first walk of 2021.
Last walk of 2020
Yesterday I went for a walk in downtown Lisbon before the curfew took effect. Streets wet with rain and shining lights made for a nice atmosphere.
Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd. Gets me every time. I know by heart where every note by every instrument falls, but I never tire of it.
Emacs, org-mode and org-roam is a super awesome combination, but still I am drawn to fooling around with other note taking solutions. I am playing with Obsidian, and also find logseq tempting.
Somebody stage an intervention, please!
It still amazes me how green Portugal is in winter.
Pine tree in the distance
Old olive tree trunk
Not something I have to do frequently in Portugal.
I used to be a programmer. Now I am a professional meeting attendant.
The most mesmerising track I heard this year was Photograph by Keeley Forsyth.
She reminds me a little of Scott Walker.
Carving a little santa figure (another hobby picked up during Covid)