I’m still working out how to do a vertex as I wrote in my new years resolutions. But while looking for videos to help explain where I might be going wrong, I found a new category of tricks called j-sliding?
J-SLIDING is a new style of juggling with diabolo,
that enables you to do more tricks.
Following the Madrid after the sun drops mix, I was messing around with the Pacemaker on a very hot night so went for a walk to get fizzy water. I came across some… lets say interesting streets… I recorded a mix that night and it was alright but the 2nd half got pretty sketchy, maybe something to do with heat and drink. So I removed the last half and saved the first part for your listening pleasure. Its also lots of tech trance with Sander Van Doorn and Mauro Picotto appearing in the line up.
- Airforce one (igor S mix) – igor s
- The Oblivious – Muhamed Sherief & WAAJII
- Amino Acids – Tau-Rine
- Blood Angels (Chris Liebing mix) – John Startlight
- DJ Culture (Joey Beltram remix) – Kevin Saunderson & Joey Beltram
- Daisy – Sander Van Doorn
- Ninety – Sander Van Doorn
- Iguana (Arabesque mix) – Mauro Picotto
- Opium – Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor
- Pulsar (letters mix) – Mauro Picotto
- Shnorkel (Dousk Exclusive Gems remix) – Miki Litvak & Ido Ophir
- Bubbly – Sebastien Leger
- Timeloop – Oliver Klein
About a month ago I went to the Hague for the first time. The journey included a flight to Amsterdam then a train to the Hague. It was a lovely place and of course I had my pacemaker device for the journey.
Quite a interesting mix going very trancy near the end, with some of my favourite tunes.
- Super Cool – Tempo Giusto & Jace Headland
- Capoeira (Maori remix) – Maori
- Rewind (Mikkas remix) – Emma Hewitt
- Dalmatia – Estiva
- Nitric (Division One remix) – Hybrid system
- Running up the hill (Jerome isma-Ae Bootleg) – Placebo
- Hidden light – M6 and Klauss Goulart
- Drive – Abstract vision
- Tears (Protoculture remix) – Markus Schulz presents Dakota
- Labyrinth (Paul Keyen remix) – Lee Cassells
- Homeward – Ferry Corsten
- We are one (instrumental mix) – Dave 202
- Carabella (Galen Behr versus Orjan Neilsen remix) – Galen Behr versus Hydroid
Following on from the great work being done by the databox project team which recently appeared in BBC News, about the work (BBC R&D) have done with it including the living room of the future and BBC Box project. I was impressed to learn about the Dada wiki.
The Defense Against the Dark Artefacts (DADA) project is a collaboration between the Universities of Cambridge, Nottingham, and Imperial, addressing challenges in security and privacy related to smart home devices. These challenges result from the current, widely-adopted approaches in which cloud services underpin home IoT devices, where network infrastructure protection is minimal and little or no isolation is provided between attached devices and the data traffic they carry.
It addresses these challenges by:
- designing and implementing mechanisms for device traffic monitoring with a precise look at packet traces and device profiles;
- applying learning technologies to detect devices’ abnormal behavior;
- introducing techniques for dealing with traffic anomalies and restoring home network operability;
- putting the homeowner in the center of management by informing them of possible security threats and offering a choice of defences.
This although I used the wrong technology, this was what I was pointing towards in my blog titled your home needs a blockchain. All the things in Human Data Interaction – Legibility, Agency and Negotiatability all apply if Dada was a databox application.
Interestingly Dada isn’t the only one in this field. Recently Princeton released IOT inspector to do something similar.
Today, we release Princeton IoT Inspector, a open-source tool that lets you inspect IoT traffic in your home network right from the browser. With a one-click install process, you can watch how your IoT devices watch you within minutes of setup.
We understand that any uploaded device trace might contain personal application data. While we need to analyse the uploaded traces to extract IoT features in order to form ML training datasets, we do not aim to analyse nor store your personal data. Therefore, the processed traces are anonymised and all sensitive application payload is removed before the actual analysis starts.
After analysis is done, our servers store the anonymised trace and the extracted features such as packet headers, addresses, ports and payload size (but not the payload itself).
Of course uploading the data for research purposes could be incredible useful. For example imagine you bought a device which is already in the Dada database. You check the device and it seems to be sending a lot of traffic odd places. You check the version number, firmware, etc but its consuming a lot of traffic which is odd. Maybe it was hacked/hijacked? With a public database, its possible to check. Even better with a databox application, it could be done automaticlly if the user(s) allow it.
Even Mozilla went as far as to create a buyers guide to help people choose IOT devices with more information that whats usually available to you in the shop or without proper research. Now theres loads of stories about IOT hijacking by hackers (hummmm possible) and more likely from the companies who make the hardware to bring new features…
Another one of those travel with pacemaker device mixes, this time while in Madrid during the heatwave. The hottest heatwave in European history, and with a heat at night topping 33c all types of fun was unleashed including a protest. I was hoping water cannons might be used, maybe others were hoping for similar?
This mix was done during the night and signals a slightly darker side of Madrid with some tech trance – but still equally cool.
- Concrete Angel (K Theory remix) – Gareth Emery featuring Christina Novelli
- Shifter – Timo Maas
- Suru (Martin Roth Electrance remix) – Super8 & Tab
- Wrist Block (Joey Beltram remix) – Side Four
- Running up the hill (Jerome Isma-Ae Bootleg) – Placebo
- Eclipse – Neo
- Surveillance – Jordon Suckley
- Mass Noise 2015 – Fred Baker & Seb B
- Rewind (Mikkas Remix) – Emma Hewitt
- Daddyrock – Sander Van Doorn
- Opulence – Simon Patterson
- Intruder – Armin vs MIKE
- Opium – Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor
- Higher State – Genix
Its a lesson I’ve learned after many mistakes from a previous life (before my brush with death). Taking some time for myself to chill out a little, especially after one of those busy weeks that I sometimes post.
A while ago during my sabbatical after my brush with death, I did read (listen) to a lot of things, this is also when I decided to get hypnotherapy for my fear of needles. Another thing I picked up was the idea of self-care.
Self–care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Although it’s a simple concept in theory, it’s something we very often overlook. Good self–care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety.
I tie it directly to the conscious living lifestyle which is simple in concept again but being mindful is more tricky that it first seems. For example one of the things I do is plan in self-care time in my calendar, especially when I identify a potentially stressful period coming up. It could be a great time away for work but flights are always full of stressful moments and finding hotels etc. For example last week, I flew to Madrid to talk at the xR fest. It was great but the weather temperature hit a maximum of 41c and my flights were via Brussels. I knew the connection was tight with 55mins between landing and the connecting flight leaving.
Of course we didn’t actually get into the air for 45mins from Manchester, giving me no time to run across the airport through passport control with the express connection ticket and luckily catch my flight as it was also delayed and they couldn’t quite close the gate with people arriving from previous flights. Trust me it was a close call!
This is all the stuff I thought about while resting in the hot tub at the Hilton Hotel Manchester Monday July 1st. I had planned in a day off and took advantage of a treatment some kind friend had bought me for my 40th birthday.
While listening to The Nod recently I was impressed with the discussion about Self-Care. There were two aspects I liked quite a lot (wish I could transcribe it). In summary the conversation was about getting men (especially black men, being a black culture podcast) to consider self-care as part of being masculine. The discussion reminded me of a discussion I had a long while ago about the game being a self-help book for men who usually avoided self-help books.
Self-care is clearly important but its equally important to find what works for you. The example of a yoga retreat just doesn’t work for me although it might work for others. My kind of self-care is certainly spas and rollercoaster parks…
Stunt fall's rollercoaster classic cobra roll – https://t.co/pizBIPwCoo
"formed by the exit of an Immelmann going directly into a Dive Loop. The two elements are positioned as if one is a mirror image of the other. The train exits the element… https://t.co/o7hMM3Jl5p pic.twitter.com/8tazzfZcDA
— Ian Forrester | @firstname.lastname@example.org (@cubicgarden) June 30, 2019
Maybe your more a sleep in long hours type person or rearrange and clean the house hygge person. What ever it truly is (and I mean truly deeep down) then a little self-care when things get tough is really a life savor!
Found via Vox
Seinfeld, one of the most successful TV shows ever made, turns 30 on July 5, 2019. Its pilot, “The Seinfeld Chronicles,” aired that evening in 1989, but the show wouldn’t return for nearly a full year
One of the classic episodes is (of course) the Soup Nazi…
- The ScreenNation Independent Sprit Film Production Award at the 14th Screen Nation Film and Television Awards in London.
- Winner of the 2019 Pan African Film Audience Award.
There’s a showing and Q&A with Julius (work permitting) at the BFI Southbank, London in August. Really hoping to be there…
Many companies still consider diversity policies solely in terms of dealing with separate categories of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, socio-economic class, religion or disability. However, a better awareness of how these strands overlap — a concept known as intersectionality — can improve an organisation’s understanding of its staff.
I can’t tell you how many times I have expressed this problem with traditional diversity to people. Most thing they are doing a great thing focusing on diversity, and I never want to stop that. However they miss the point of true diversity…
Treating people as individuals is key to improving this perception, she says. Taking an intersectional view means recognising individuals can have multiple identities that overlap, for example an Asian LGBT woman or a white disabled man.
In the case of the complainant, who alleged discrimination by her employer on the basis of sex and race, the Tribunal found that the discrimination she experienced was intersectional, and observed:
While the findings of discrimination made in this case are of sufficient gravity that Ms Baylis-Flannery could succeed on either enumerated ground of race or sex, or on both grounds, one set following the other, the law must acknowledge that she is not a woman who happens to be Black, or a Black person who happens to be female, but a Black woman. The danger in adopting a single ground approach to the analysis of this case is that it could be characterized as a sexual harassment matter that involved a Black complainant, thus negating the importance of the racial discrimination that she suffered as a Black woman. In terms of the impact on her psyche, the whole is more than the sum of the parts: the impact of these highly discriminatory acts on her personhood is serious. (2003 HRTO 28, para 145)
But as Jonathan points out lets look beyond legal discrimination, as its easy to see the problem. He uses a good example of himself to show how in certain contexts he has advantages and disadvantages.
…he says: “Being a 6ft 2 man has its advantages in the workplace but being black has disadvantages, at different times and different places.”
This also gets more tricky once you have a number of people who share similar categories. My example I always use is if you have a large number of white women from a middle class background, how does this effect the inclusion or culture of the business for other non-white or working class women? Outside the workplace I have no issue with women in tech initiatives, but I really do like what Sarah Lamb did with the Girl Geekdinners, which felt a lot more inclusive due to the 50% invited rule.
Its complex but thats the point, diversity and inclusion isn’t a thing you can throw magic dust/money at. Likewise training is good but its not something you think about away from base then come back and forget.
The way to build empathy, foster inclusiveness and create trust in the workplace, according to Mr Ashong Lamptey, is to discuss difficult topics in employee groups or staff networks that share a common identity. “Instead of guessing, ask the people who are having those experiences,” he says.
“Organisations should make this part of a long-term strategy,” Mr Ashong Lamptey says.
I have to say I especially like the idea of the reverse mentoring whereby managers are mentored by a minority staff member.
If only we could take a number of these practices and group them into something we could test and write up the studies of?
It was surprising to see it and other things on sale in El Corte Ingles department store (Spanish department store like Debenhams type), in the same place where you might see laptops or something like that.
I was also surprised about the price to be honest. I always assumed they would be closer to 1000 pounds/euros. There was also a electric skateboard which when I lifted it, was better than what I tried before. I have to say these electric roller skates are insane.
The question still remains about where are you allowed to actually ride these in the UK? I know the UK government set out their strategy for the future of mobility, and a bit more about the last mile transport. But still no clear ruling. I certainly would like to see our streets a bit more like the European cities.
The HP 200LX was my first pocketpc and it was quite a device. It nicely had a PCMCIA slot (remember those things?!) which means I could upgrade the storage to a massive 8meg. The big thing I found extremely useful was the installed version of DOS which meant I could do lots of things the device was never setup for. The infrared was great for actually getting things remotely over my 2.5g connection. Not really the web but the internet.
I can’t even tell you how many times I was busy writing stuff on this, while in the booth of the cinema box office.
Thanks to Phil for this flash back from the past.
I had the pleasure of talking to PyData Manchester better known as PydataMCR.
— PyData Manchester (@PyDataMCR) June 28, 2019