Helping my parents move, we found this piece of computer history. Doesn’t boot anymore (maybe the hard drive got damaged in the 10+ years it was off), but might try to make it work again. Wonder if it runs Linux?

Christmas Eve in the foothills of the Pyrénées and it’s 19C out, with a projected high of 21C

TIL of Dom Robert, a 20th century French Benedictine monk, painter, and tapestry designer. Absolutely gorgeous works, mostly depicting nature. There's a museum dedicated to him in Sorèze (, and unfortunately photographing the works is not permitted, so here are a couple I found online to give you a taste.

I’ve had this camera for over a decade now, and I still love it as much as when I first bought it (more, in fact). I’m planning to keep it for the rest of my life.

Taking advantage of being in Paris to see the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Louvre. Many infrared scans of masterpieces, process sketches, and a lot of context. Unfortunately rather crowded, too.


I wish Merveilles allowed colour avatars sometimes, as I'm very much a fan of this drawing my wife made of me! ❤️

Today we had our 1 year marriage anniversary portrait drawn by the awesome Wilfrid Wood 👍🏻 His website:

Käthe Kollwitz, “Die Mütter” (“The Mothers”), woodcut print from the “War” series, 1921-1922. At the British Museum right now.

I'm slightly obsessed with Emacs and org-mode these days. It's super powerful to have an org file open side by side with my code!

- I'm zoomed in to a particular subtree of my (huge) todo list for better focus
- Org gives me a space to think "out loud" about implementation and to keep notes, along side the actual task list
- The SCHEDULED tag means it will show up on my agenda for today.

I'm enjoying this very much!

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