Timezone: Europe/Athens (21st Jan 21:55)

Currently is on an adventure (for 4 hours, 6 minutes, and 12 seconds)

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Last ate 6 hours, 29 minutes, and 8 seconds ago (Smoothie with avocado, banana, apple, lemon (Corner Cafe))

Last exercised 1 month, 22 days, 3 hours, 10 minutes, and 17 seconds ago

Monthly budget 65% used (last spent 7.83eur on Groceries (Lidl))

Words written this month (7337 of posts and fiction)

I can't believe I'm only now discovering Ursula K Le Guin.

One of my best friends in high school was always trying to get me to read The Wizard of Earthsea, but I never did. I think I borrowed it, but never finished it. Well, better I take that advice 15 years late that never.

I wonder if I'd be a different person now if I had, though.

🏷 life reading

Week in review: 14 - 20 Jan

  • Settled into a nice hillside studio across the bay from Ermoupolis, Syros.
  • Went for a wander around town and nearby hills.
  • Remotely attended ~3 days of ODSC OGM and co-working time.
  • Little bits of hacking on sloph and burrow.
  • Thought about DIDs and Verified Credentials.
  • Met a cat called Zizi.
  • Lazed around a bit.. read The Disposessed.. somehow finished Pine Gap, Secret City; started Discovery S2; a ton more Travelers; and a few movies :s
  • Edited a thesis chapter.

🏷 hacking sloph week in review travel ods

An important thing I accomplished today was interpreting the Greek TV menu to connect it to the wifi and log into netflix \o/

Often these things are so unintuitive it takes hours when the thing is in English, so I thought that was pretty good.

🏷 travel life

I would like to spend some time in a big transparent bubble, ideally heated and decked out with a beanbag and cosy blankets (and wifi obviously, or at least my kindle) and just sit in the middle of a raging rainstorm.

🏷 life

🗁Added 107 photos to album Greece, Jan 2019.

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My first day on Syros was gloriously sunny and warm. I went for a walk around Ermoupolis, starting at the town square, then around the port and through the medieval Ano Syros up the hill to the Catholic Church of St George, then to the next hill which is topped with the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicholas. I walked the long way around through hilly fields and sparse residences of Alithini.

Having neglected to bring any food or drink out with me, when I got back to the city I collapsed in a random cafe on the corner of the main square. This turned out to be all veggie, with several vegan pastries and foccacia, an extensive smoothie menu and a lovely atmosphere. I recouped with a juice and potato pita, then went to get groceries before heading home.