Lego Inter-City set (7745) and the associated level-crossing, signalling and lighting still remains one of my favourite sets of all time. The current trains don't even come close.
* track you built yourself, rail by rail
* physical to switch points, open gates, etc.
* powered signalling
* dimmable lighting for stations
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When trying to take this photo, colours were all over the place. Not just gradual adjustments but as if certain colours were being switched in an out trying to find an image it was happy with. Really wish I’d shot this in RAW so that I could investigate further.
I’m still struggling to go from character to tone reliably. I can have a good guess at the pinyin, but I don’t yet have a system for tones. I suspect this is where I need to bring the spoken and the written languages together. #Chinese
Enjoyed the Go London Study Group this evening. Added super sampling to my Mandelbrot set generator. #golang
If you are in the U.K. Monzo are giving £10 to anyone who uses a referral link to open an account. I don’t benefit from referrals, but you can.
Who doesn’t want a mobile first, cloud native bank that was built from the ground up in the last few years? AND it comes with a hot coral pink card. What’s not to love?
Beijing’s air quality has been a frequent topic of conversation since I’ve been here and so I built myself a simple air quality indicator.
In building this, it surprised me was how quickly we adjust our definitions of normal. When freak events become regular occurrences they no longer stand out whatever colour we make them.
For all my work with ops, alerts and dashboards I’m not sure why this surprised me as much as it did.
This prompted me to loook up the origins of the phrase “Siamese twins”. Whilst I can see the connection with the picture, I had no idea that it can actually be used to refer to word pairs:
* milk and honey
* short and sweet
* fight or flight
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