|If there was one trip where it was very judicious to only have hand luggage, it was this trip! After a few hours in the train and then some time in the metro in Madrid, there was nothing better than to have a clean shirt at the airport. Then when my flight was delayed by four hours and I had to spend a day in Doha, there was nothing better than having a few extra clean things around. The fact that backpacks are way easier to deal with going up and down stairs in the Tokyo metro is self-explanatory.|
|So... a bit of a "behind the scenes" look into how I deal with photos. I've actually changed how I do things quite a lot over time - I've found that it's much easier for me to deal in 15 day chunks instead of randomly dumping stuff from my camera whenever I had time. Also the 15-20-25 day buffer I have between the day the photos are taken and when they're posted (like this one was taken on the 28th of September) is a system that's been working out quite well for me in the past few months. The fact that I now always post things in chronological order also helps. |
|That day I was listening to a podcast about "problematic" statues - statues that were erected to celebrate people who are considered as villains by a portion of the population but not another or people who did do a lot of good but also did a lot of bad things. Their final fate is an interesting question.|
|My plan was to upload all of the 365 Day Project photos and other photos to Flickr during this holiday as I post-process them but it turns out that the interwebs in this place hate Flickr - impossible to even upload one photo! As I'm typing this I decided to give it another go and nope, still as bad. That's a bit of a bummer... oh well. |
|Well, that's another podcast added to my must-listen every single time a new episode comes out list! The strange thing is that I mainly started listening to it because the way that Roman Mars introduces himself and the podcast is really similar to The Memory Palace's Nate DiMeo's way of introducing himself and his podcast and I found that rather awesome at the start.|
|At work, by the coffee machine and the water cooler, there are a couple of shelves with a library and I like to browse through it once in a while - sometimes good stuff pops up. This one time there was this book that promised to me some New Age 70s alien conspiracy thing, possibly backed up by science, at least that's what the author promised. Now. I don't give up on books easily and this was the only book I had on a long train ride, still I gave up on it after 30 pages. |
It's not that the author is completely delusional but he sees signs of aliens everywhere. "Oh, there is a spirally looking thing in that mural - it's a clear sign that aliens must have shared with our ancestors the structure of DNA and those ancestors were just not able to replicate the helicoidal shape too well." No. Just no. It's a clear sign that spirally things have been a common symbol for humans for thousands of years, that's all. And the guy will basically look at any mural or ancient scroll and see something alien-inspired in it and pretend that it's a "clear" sign and that there are no other explanations.
All those kinds of theories are fun but only to a certain point, then they get wacky and then they turn to complete crap. And this was beyond complete crap.