An interview with the President of Uruaguay who has legalised (via a strictly regulated system) use, limited possession and production of marijuana. Ignoring the underlying topic, there is much potential for discussion around the concept of freedom, the implementation of public policy (‘walk slowly’) and an example of a method of regulating a pre-existing (albeit underground / previously illegal) industry.
What is your conception of freedom?
If i have to take a drug in order to be free, I’m screwed. Freedom is here [taps his head]. Otherwise it doesn’t exist. You can’t buy freedom in little jars. That’s a brutal dependency. Then again I’m old… maybe my outlook on life is old fashioned.
José Mujica, President of Uruaguay, 2014
“Given the importance of technology for our future well-being, suggestions that Guernsey should aspire to be in the Top 10 global jurisdictions for technology have been both promoted and rubbished by those in government and the wider Guernsey community during 2014. ”
Titled ‘Digital Guernsey – Do We Have A Hope?’ – this presentation will summarise our current position, highlight some international leaders, look at current local plans and question how organised and resourced we are. John Hollis, retired from Accenture, the global management consulting and technology firm, as a partner, having run various industry, functional or innovation centre parts of the firm in his 25 years there. He is currently the Non States Member of the Treasury & Resources Board, States of Guernsey.
Members and Non-Members are welcome – book online at https://events.bcs.org/book/1241/
More information on the activities of the BCS Guernsey International Section is available at http://guernsey.bcs.org/
Infinitely more surreal than I remembered it being the first time round!
“””You might not think the best way to spend your first day of freedom after a lengthy incarceration would be to immediately resume stalking the tranny hooker who knocked out six teeth and had you put away to begin with… That’s how I roll.“””
Watching ‘Rebel Architecture’ on Aljazeera… The role of architectural design in a range of situations, for sustainability, on water, at scale and potentially as a weapon.
Some cross-cutting disciplines are highlighted, such as Forensic Architecture (which TBH I had never thought about), and some have parallels with the computing industry, i.e. User Experience Design, Security.
‘A Traditional Future’ followed a team of University students designing the smallest unit of earthquake-resistant family housing and implementing a project to educate the populace to build these structures. Sustainability was not only found through materials, but also through the self-reinforcing educational process, hands-on practice and community spirit. The students themselves could not assist with the builds due to security constraints, so used a remote ‘Train the Trainer’ type process to disseminate the knowledge through local ‘Artisans’.
Nigella’s Courgette Cake – better than carrot cake? I’m there! ;-P http://mixandfold.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/courgettecake.html
Watching James May’s Cars of the People – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0467lbh
fiat 500, who would have thought
Updated the seal on Golf mk2 sunroof by reusing the plastic innards and covering with velvet…. Might as well attack the rust while we’re there too; Interesting colour match, but after a good coupla hours of blending and cutting, it’s not bad. Reinstalled just in time for some kind of Guernsey Hurricane
Thanks to Automotive Touch Up dot Com for the directions – http://www.automotivetouchup.com/spray-paint-directions.htm – and to JohnnyPhenomenon for the ghetto sunroof tip – http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4227493-Phenoms-Howtos-Sunroof-gasket-seal-rebuild-for-only-10 – and to FBF for the quick sunroof removal guide – http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=33684.0
He that lives in a college, after his mind is sufficiently stocked with learning, is like a man, who having built, rigged, and victualled, a ship, should lock her up in a dry dock
Edmund Burke – The Annual Register (A View of the History, Politicks and Literature of the Year), 1758
Second only to a pond, nothing is more beneficial for the ecology of your garden and the health of the wildlife in your area, than long grass
Gardeners’ World BBC2, August 01 2014
At this moment they are the only two people on Earth
Sunshine, pushbike and Sark… Nuff said
Killers have never been this close-knit
Watching Valhalla Rising – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0862467/ – Brutal!
Eirik: God brought us out of that mist for a reason. We claim this land in His name!
Kare: How do we do that? We’re half starved. Three men dead, one missing.