Sounds of Sky

Last night we went to the British Library to see an event called “Sounds of the Sky”. It was fun being in the British Library and seeing some of the rooms, but the event wasn’t that great. The first part involved lying on our backs in a big room while various audio recordings played through some speakers overhead. The audio tracks – mainly interviews – were good, but the sound itself was a bit muddy and neither Helen nor I could make out some of the dialog.

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Walk to Rottingdean

This afternoon we watched along the Under Cliff walk to Rottingdean. It’s a walk we’ve done many times in the past. The tide was fully in, so the waves were crashing over the path in places.

End to Veganism?

Helen and I have stopped being mainly vegan – primarily because of milk and cheese. Non-dairy milks are OK for coffee and tea, and work quite well in muesli, but cow milk is so much better! Also, after trying a lot of vegan cheeses, there just is no substitute for dairy cheeses. We are still primarily vegetarian though.

Along the Canal

Today we walked along the canal in London from Angel to Camden. We didn’t actually make it to Camden as they have blocked off the towpath just before Camden Town as they are building residential apartments along there. It was a lovely day (for winter). 10C and reasonably sunny.

Using Mathematical Models to Reward Behaviours

Today I was thinking about creating a mathematical model to represent my own personal “Klout” score. Instead of providing a measure of social influence, it would actually be a day-to-day score of how social I had been. Lately I have been quite reclusive. Other than Helen, I haven’t had much contact with people. I have also been a lurker on social media, such as Twitter and Facebook. In order to encourage more social interaction, my score would keep track of how many interactions I have. Whether the people I interact with are new people to me, or whether they are friends. If I construct the model properly and use it on a daily basis with an aim to improving my score, it should get me out of this reclusive rut I am currently in.

Running and £10!

I went for a run today along Brighton beach and found a £10 bill on the sidewalk! Unfortunately it’s now raised the bar for my running – I’m going to consider it a bad day if I don’t find cash on my run now!

A walk along the coast

Helen and I did a lovely walk along the coast from Brighton to Rottingdean along the cliff walk. We do this walk quite regularly, because it’s a fairly easy one from our place in Brighton. Today was such a mild day for winter! 11 degrees and partially sunny.