last night i heard:
on the caravan.
Hi, they said, do you need Anything?
Thanks! All is fine – fancy some of my food? (i asked)
Are you not cold?
It’s rather warm here.. Surprisingly so.
Tuned out they noticed the virome caravan a few days ago, checked the website and indeed asked about the skateboard..
Yet, of course, how would one have a clue about that being seen, thought and imagined in a particular manner?
Indeed.. Do we need to capture such frictions, or shall we not just simply embrace and indeed – encounter the fact – that they are there?
Do we need to measure and acknowledge how many times past progressive was used within a frictive manner in the past X time –
or can we allow the fact that such manner of speaking, thinking, writing and wondering is, a bit like the virome caravan, are out
Just a note really – a very dear friend got the covid 🙁
I am a bit worried about them and their partner – a very dear friend as well!
How does that work with the viromecravan?
It seems I will keep around for a few days since – with affordability in mind –
got a message that I might come needed.
This isn’t that the viromecaravan is needed ofcourse, which introduces a question of distances and how they operate when the elements addressed by others – make distinctions.
Suppose you had a friend who wasn’t really interested in your lovely self – but your clothing style. They wanted to become friends just because you wear clothes they like and are inspired by.
Perhaps that may sound familiar and common to a fair few relationships, which is probably true – however,
when do such category making – eg, a difference between yourself and clothes, one which a person might not make themselves in the sense that my clothing sense isn’t apart, but an integral part of me –
when do such different distinctions come to life?
While in a moving vehicle, humans – or others – move in the same velocity, the same speeds’ impact energy as the vehicle – in that sense there’s a certain unity there.
However, tat unity is easily separable.
With the virome caravan, perhaps there’s an inter dependency that unites us – me and the caravan..?
Well.. Probably not just viromecaravan – however, not a bad place to begin considering how social media may offer a distance
exactly where and when there’s a connection.
What’s that on about??
Well.. Lets’ begin with a context.
A friend pi9nged me with:
hey, you are famous – check:
(i am not on fb, btw..)
So.. turns out that when i think:
nice, people take pictures of the viromecaravan –
they take pictures of that which may bring buzz to a social media account.
There we get a point of connection – viromecaravan & image taking -getting split via how we imagine the very contact to operate.
Yesterday, one of the new shoe laces decided to open up without a warning.
Therefore I managed to fall somehow spectacularly with the caravan on top of my legs.
Surprisingly, nothing was broken.
Some people smiled or smirked – which is kind of almost an assumed reaction from humans.
The others’ misfortune is a basic staple of humour:
HAHA! Look at them fall.
Many years ago, a teacher with 2 walking sticks, came to the class with a story.
They told about how stepping off a buss – they fell over. A group of kids who noticed the fall, began to laugh and point. (or is it point and laugh?)
Anyhow, the teachers’ point was that they too began to laugh – since, they said, they could see, from the kids point of view – it was funny.
Perhaps it’s not entirely clear from this story, however, I think the direction – of being able to, for example, laugh at one’s self and perceive the others’ perception – is of recovery from a mishap.
Recovery, sorting out, managing to carry on, to learn and do better – After Falling – comes as an important condition.
We all fall and fail.
I recall M Jordan (basketball WOW!) – recalling all his misses rather than baskets..
The only thing here is that, possibly apart from tieing my own shoe laces batter – i don’t like shoe laces, btw – there’s possibly not much else to learn and recover.
Just a bit of a carry on? 😉
In case you bothered checking the links, then possibly you noticed the section to do with possible ways for generating energy.
There are 2 options mentioned on that page:
Windpal – which seems to be permanently out of stock. (is this another way of saying “out of business”?)
a youtube link to someone that makes DIY energy generating devices which, on the videos, look fairly cool.
Curiously though, while professing to view the stuff as open source, there are a fair few asterix that come with that:
Open source you need to pay (to the channel) in case one fancies more detailed descriptions and some such.
Is this how opensource – as an idea and practice – is evolving with the help of google ways of android being Opensource under our control and say so?
On top of the 2 options above – which seem to offer deadended roads,
https://shop.waterlilyturbine.com/products/waterlily-turbine?variant=29523372048445 – which seems both expensive and somehow not yet in production.
https://www.texenergy.com/products/infinite-air – which seems curious since the company’s uk site seems down, their page on amazon (i know..) offers the same product that’s on for $135 at the .com site, for over £200 –
all of which sounds a bit, well, shall we say dodgy?
I wonder if there’s a solarpunk place that could offer a solution..?
For a bit about solarpunk:
..and thew cafe in the title?
Well.. That’s my current way to get energy on the move. Get a coffee at a cafe and charge devices up.
However, it’s limiting, limited and in case of an upcoming lockdown –
there will be no way to get electricity charged.
(was looking at ways to connect into electric vehicle charging points – no joy there as well.)
Wonder if thie whole episode illustrates how energy production is reliant on large networks. A situation through which we get a by-product of having to be limited in how, when, when and where we move to?
(that’s not saying they control, a distance from by product. Like the fact we get poisons coming out of certain engines, means not the production of these things was intended – designed – to kill us..)