1794, London: Camille and Al are desperately hunting Olympe's kidnapper. From the glamorous excesses of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens to the city's seedy underbelly, they are caught in a dangerous game of lies and deceit. And a terrible new enemy lies in wait with designs more monstrous than they could ever imagine... Can Camille play […]Continue reading →
Which generates more electricity - East- or West-facing solar panels?
We've had our solar panels for exactly a year. Our roof has an East/West aspect - and we have 2.5kW of panels on each side. Here's a typical graph showing how each side performs during the day. East facing solar panels 🆚 West facing solar panels. London, UK. pic.twitter.com/JBcd5KPGyJ — Edent's Solar Panels (@Edent_Solar) March […]Continue reading →
How to buy team doughnuts when WFH?
I have a conundrum. I'm not very good at social stuff. But I know that buying a couple-of-dozen doughnuts it a nice gesture for a team. So, every few months, I used to pony up for a case of sweet treats. I'm not a manager, or team leader, or anything like that. I just know […]Continue reading →
Everything is a string. Everything is an object. Everything is bits.
In response to Tom MacWright's "One way to represent things" - which I broadly agree with. When you are a child, the whole world is complicated. By the time you're a teenager, the whole world is simple. Once you grow up, you realise just how complicated everything is. As you obtain mastery, you find a […]Continue reading →
1 year of @edent_solar. We are 100% offset!
Our domestic solar panels have generated more electricity in a year than we have consumed. We installed 5kW of solar panels on our roof in 2020. Half are East-facing, half West-facing. Over a full year, they've generated 4,165kWh. By comparison, the average UK household uses about 3,800kWh of electricity per year. But working out exactly […]Continue reading →
Book Preview: Bletchley's Secret Source - Churchill’s Wrens and the Y Service in World War Ⅱ by Peter Hore
This is the extraordinary untold story of the Y-Service, a secret even more closely guarded than Bletchley Park. The Y-Service was the code for the chain of wireless intercept stations around Britain and all over the world. Hundreds of wireless operators, many of them who were civilians, listened to German, Italian and Japanese radio networks […]Continue reading →
Book Review: Star Wars - From a Certain Point of View
On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, more than forty contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the forty short stories reimagines a […]Continue reading →
Book Review: Feminist City by Leslie Kern
In Feminist City, through history, personal experience and popular culture Leslie Kern exposes what is hidden in plain sight: the social inequalities built into our cities, homes, and neighborhoods. Kern offers an alternative vision of the feminist city. Taking on fear, motherhood, friendship, activism, and the joys and perils of being alone, Kern maps the […]Continue reading →
Book Review: Doctor Who - The Witchfinders by Joy Wilkinson
The TARDIS lands in the Lancashire village of Bilehurst Cragg in the 17th century, and the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz soon become embroiled in a witch trial run by the local landowner. Fear stalks the land, and the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt. But the Doctor soon […]Continue reading →
Book Review: Doughnut Economics - Kate Raworth
In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth lays out the seven deadly mistakes of economics and offers a radical re-envisioning of the system that has brought us to the point of ruin. Moving beyond the myths of ‘rational economic man’ and unlimited growth, Doughnut Economics zeroes in on the sweet spot: a system that meets […]Continue reading →