Month: Oct 2019

  • Spooky Halloween GIF

    Your treat and my trick is this spooky gif for All Hallow’s Eve. Apply to your time zone as applicable.

  • A Day’s Travel: Part 2

    Thank you to everybody who provided feedback. Lots of useful stuff and some great websites and resources in the comments. I’m going to post some of the links further down. I’ve tweaked the numbers in various directions. One issue is that modern figures are often for races and endurance events, which helps with the extreme […]

  • Instead of a Brexit graphic here is a pretty flower

  • Review: The Will to Battle by Ada Palmer (Terra Ignota Book 3)

    [Spoilers for Too Like the Lightning and Seven Surrenders appear] In 2012 Ada Palmer wrote a series of essays on her blog on Niccolo Machiavelli. In the second of them she laid out her thesis that Machiavelli establish the third major model of ethics in Western philosophy. To summarise the usual account of ethics divides […]

  • How far can a person travel in a day? My initial guesses

    I was thinking about fantasy maps and how far people can travel. I’m guessing there’s probably excellent charts on this in some game source books but I couldn’t find a handy chart online so I made some guesses. Feedback and correction would be welcome as these aren’t great guesses. I tried to split it into […]

  • Notas Tertius: Part 6 & final, Chapters 19 to 21

    Notas Tertius Part 6: Being even further unauthorised notes, musings and rabbit hole explorations on the Terra Ignota series. Covering the matter of The Will to Battle: Terra Ignota Book III by Ada Palmer Page numbers are from Tor Hardback edition 2017. All notes and speculation are those of myself. Notes are written progressively and […]

  • Vox Day objects to a two-year old post

    Well this is very odd. Infamous nationalist Vox Day has a new post [http://voxday.blogspot.com/2019/10/mailvox-spotting-quality.html ] dedicated to little old me but oddly it is about this post from two years ago: https://camestrosfelapton.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/spotting-fakery/ “One of the more inept File 770ers – which is saying something – is Camestros Fappletron. His Gamma backside is still burning from […]

  • Sunday Beer: Not pumpkin spice but heading in that direction

    Spiced Rum Ginger Beer (with lime). Not much actual connection with ‘beer’ but a neat way of capturing Northern Hemisphere autumn when it is Southern Hemisphere spring.

  • For Micael

    See earlier comments

  • Notas Tertius: Part 5, Chapters 12 to 18

    Notas Tertius Part 2: Being even further unauthorised notes, musings and rabbit hole explorations on the Terra Ignota series. Covering the matter of The Will to Battle: Terra Ignota Book III by Ada Palmer Page numbers are from Tor Hardback edition 2017. All notes and speculation are those of myself. Notes are written progressively and […]

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