Watched a little mini documentary today about Robins (the European kind), and learned to my surprise that they are only friendly to the point of tameness here in Ireland and on Britain. They are a resident species, so our genetic stocks carry a long legacy; it's taboo to kill or harm a Robin in these Islands, and the Robins here carry the memory of that kindness in their DNA.
Where they're harmed, one does not have the experience of befriending the local robin, which is *normal here*.

A recent and mainstream story in Ireland that's inspiringly :
‘Coillte took me to court but we could work together to make forests a better place'
thejournal.ie/readme/sioned-jo

I had a thought, that it would be pretty to do international shipping with solar powered sailboats. So I looked it up and found that robo-sailboats are a thing already, though in their infancy:
nytimes.com/2016/09/05/technol
I'm struck by how this sort of thing could be within reach of hobbyists. The ideal POC would be a single-container cargo ship that could use solar power to do GPS, telemetry, and sail management. And go transatlantic or transpacific to prove it.
/dreams

Strongly leaning towards a PiTop v2 as my next main laptop. The hackability angle is seductive. It also has single-digit watt consumption, making the possibility of a fully solar-powered laptop very attractive.

again? :)
I'm into: & evidence-based , I'm either or depending on what we're discussing. Politically fluid but leaning .
I work on & at Scrapinghub. I like , , & .
Trained in (yay !), spent years at & in a home lab. I miss it.
Currently experimenting with invertebrate , , & evidence-based .

Making a start on a present-day novel for . Am using a paid-up version of Bibisco, at least for now to evaluate it:
bibisco.com/
So far I'm just using the character builder to flesh out primary and secondary characters but I like the system so far.
This will be my first novel and it will be bad and pedantic and that's 100% my success criteria.

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