Waffle House

A slightly odd video where chef Sean Brock explains to Anthony Bourdain his fondness for the Waffle House.

OK Go - Obsession

A video made using a wall of printers as the background.
I'd be interested to see a 'making of' video of this. I'm guessing the paper was pre-printed and then just fed through each printer in order.

Right to roam

Jump in the van with Marie-France Roy and Alex Yoder as they weave their way through Scotland, exploring how personal accountability allows for universal land access and the old farm shelters that support mountain folks to rove freely.

Blade Runner 2049 models

There aren't many films made which still make use of physical model scenery. Blade Runner 2049 did, which is part of why it looks so great. This film shows a bit of how these models were created and filmed.

Guitar building

I recently got a Telecaster guitar kit as a present. I like guitars, I like building things. Seemed like a fun project.

It was pretty cheap for a guitar. Let see what it turns out like after a bit of work.

Click 'Read more' to see how the build went.


A nice handy MTR tool for windows has recently been released.

MTR probes routers on the route path by limiting the number of hops individual packets may traverse, and listening to responses of their expiry. It will regularly repeat this process, usually once per second, and keep track of the response times of the hops along the path. Good for trying to figure out network issues along a route.


Highland Trail 550

A video from this years Highland 550 bikepacking race/event. A truly a memorable, testing and spectacular route.
Barry Godin captures the trials and tribulations in this 16 minute short film.


I've been playing around with encryption techniques recently.
I like this site which makes it easy to share and verify encryption keys

It's basically cloud key database, which also offers a secure messaging and collaboration service.

Here's my profile which verifies several services I use as being in my control. As well as sharing my public pgp key which can be used to send me encrypted messages/ verify my identity.


They also seem to host a cloud file storage with 10Gb in the free tier, which uses your keys to encrypt files at the client side. So this means that the files are always fully encrypted and even if their servers or connections are compromised then your files will be protected.

Reiver Raid - Bikepacking

Here are some of my photos from the Reiver Raid bikepacking event which I took part in last weekend.
The second day's route in particular was great. As was the social aspect of camping together at the same spot overnight...with a keg of nice beer and comfy chairs in a warm bothy!