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Summer Chalk | Weeknotes

I went down to the chalk for my Dad’s 70th (!!!) birthday. Saw lots of family, ate some lovely food at a local restaurant. It was great!

I also spent two full days down the beach with the rents. That spot, that little corner of the beach is where I have spent 1000’s of hours of my life. I don’t think there is anywhere else in the world where I’m more relaxed.

There is a part of me that questions the need to fly somewhere to sit on the beach when I could just go home.

In addition to Dad’s Birthday, my brother is home from Taiwan. Back for the first time in 3 years. It was super super nice to see and spend time with him too. Time flies.

It was also Broadstairs Folk Week. So saw plenty of Morris, I bought some art. Great times!

The trip back home was super relaxing. A break before some really intense months I have ahead. We are living in troubled times things are going to get really difficult for everyone.


As you may have already heard in this weeks podcast I’m taking a month off. After 200 Episodes inside of 301. 200 Episodes inside of a 5 min container I’m excited to try and make something else. Explore other creative avenues etc

I’m also starting my course at The New Centre this week. Looking forward to that immensely.


Photo 365

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Permanently Moved

Episode 200

I can’t believe I’ve made 200 of these.

Episode 1 seems so very far away! One of the things I haven’t yet thought about, is how do I know when I’m done?

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Dipping the Stacks

Russia And China Officially Announce A “New Global Reserve Currency”

once again, as happens often with consequential news in the United States and the West, no one has noticed and no one seems to care.

Training Your Own Unconditional Diffusion Model (With Minimal Coding) | PeakD

That’s really all there is to training your own custom diffusion model! It’s really not as daunting a task as it may seem from the outset;

The Demise of the Mildly Dynamic Website

PHP enabled dynamic web applications for the masses. But an interesting and particular effect of the rise of PHP was that it enabled and led to the rise of what I’m going to call β€œmildly dynamic” websites.

Princess Mononoke: The masterpiece that flummoxed the US – BBC Culture

Twenty-five years old this week, the film is Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki’s most complex work. But how it was mishandled in the West speaks of fundamental artistic differences

How Web 2.0 Created an Internet Desert | Frieze

These forgotten and unnoticed regions of the web and our memories of living online represent the foregone conclusion of a simple story: how we were convinced by these platforms that this is how we should participate in the world, and how we took up their offer – in fact, how we continue to do so.

Reading

I finished reading War of Art by Steven Pressfield. That book is a total pep talk. I love it. I see why it has had such a big influence on people since its publication. I was talking with someone about it, and mentioned that it had ‘male motivational coach energy’. I suppose I ‘get on’ with that vibe than Julia Cameron’s vibe in Artists Way (still a fucking amazing book tho!) For me, its just not a re-read this thing, and do the program every year kind of book.

I read a book about active listening down the beach this week. Active Listening Techniques: 30 Practical Tools to Hone Your Communication Skills by Nixaly Leonardo. I really enjoyed it. If someone had handed me this book in my early 20’s I don’t think I would have found it as useful or as good as I did. I’m reading it at the right time in my life where i think/feel like i should/need to read it?

Music

thejaymo.net Spotify Playlist

Anna Calls From The Arctic – Dry Cleaning (Single)

I heard the new single from Dry Cleaning earlier this week. I was walking along into town. I stopped walked where I was going, sat on a bench and restarted the song.

I had to restart the song and pay it my undivided attention after hearing the part at 1m20secs when the singer starts humming along with the saxophone. Amazing. What a moment.

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Jay Springett is a Solarpunk, and consultant strategist, currently specialising in the distributed web, metaverse, and world running. He is currently writing his first public book: Land as Platform.

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