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Equally Divided Europe

Last year there was a brief craze for maps of parts of the world divided into parts with roughly equal population. The best was a map of the 50 US states, which was partially intended as a proposal for electoral … Continue reading

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Long-distance Childhood

I grew up 5500 miles away from my wife. For her birthday, in a Stalinesque re-writing of history I’ve been editing myself into her childhood photos. No laughing at my poor photoshop skills, please. Here we are at two years … Continue reading

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Arbitrary Number of Shorter Sounds From The Most Recent Orbital Period of The Earth (AKA “27 Tracks from 2013″ )

I seem to now be in a steady routine of mostly ignoring new music from January to November, then digesting it all in one lump in December. This year I’ve been using the ‘Mincer’ technique to get through a thousand … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Tram Timelapse Video Thing (Again)

I’ve been editing videos from a few years back, trying to get to grips with the massive backlog, and I thought I’d have a go at fixing something I made when I returned to China in 2009 – a timelapse … Continue reading

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Things in China – Sign #4 (not actually a sign)

I haven’t posted on here for more than two months (too busy with work / family / moving and writing efforts have been diverted largely to this) so I’m putting up a few funny signs as a stopgap. These are … Continue reading

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Things in China – Sign #3

I haven’t posted on here for more than two months (too busy with work / family / moving and writing efforts have been diverted largely to this) so I’m putting up a few funny signs as a stopgap. These are … Continue reading

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Things in China – Sign # 2

I haven’t posted on here for more than two months (too busy with work / family / moving and writing efforts have been diverted largely to this) so I’m putting up a few funny signs as a stopgap. These are … Continue reading

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Things in China – Sign # 1

I haven’t posted on here for more than two months (too busy with work / family / moving and writing efforts have been diverted largely to this) so I’m putting up a few funny signs as a stopgap. These are … Continue reading

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Parkview Green (芳草地) = weird shopping centre

In late April, when it was still basically winter, we wandered by a shopping centre in Beijing and went inside on a whim. Normally this is a recipe for tedium, but fortunately this time there was a wealth of bizarre, … Continue reading

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“Misdirection”

There’s a new thing of mine in the latest Cassiopeia Magazine. Not journalism or fiction, just some highly facetious rambling replies to e-mails I was mistakenly sent. If that sounds like your kind of thing then you can find it … Continue reading

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