Giving my online talk yesterday I marveled at hearing the sound of car horns in Bangladesh though my presentation being delivered via webcast to Beijing. We sometimes forget the wonder of it all.

Waiting to do my presentation - 10pm my time - so I'm a little chatty.

If you're here right now you can catch it at : meet621602551.adobeconnect.com

Slides at downes.ca/presentation/506

I went for a ride on Dewberry Trail in Mer Bleu after work today. Only 11 km but it was intended to be just a short ride on the gravel bike on a forest trail (think gravel, roots, some mud...). flickr.com/photos/stephen_down

50k ride today, making it more than 100 for the weekend. Photos collected here (newest at the top of the page). flickr.com/photos/stephen_down

June 8, 2019. Back on the open road in the warm sunshine. :) This is my bike at the end of Les Pins road in Limoges. 52 km today.

Last evening in Vancouver - this is Jenn Grant in concert at Fortune.

I have a live presentation in 20 minutes... downes.ca/presentation/505 slides are already posted and the live stream begins in about 20 minutes.

Photos from my 47km bike ride yesterday (the first 14 photos of this album - flickr.com/photos/stephen_down ) - cool and cloudy, but nice light and some nice photos.

Personal; rejection 

The most unrealistic thing about Monopoly is that everyone starts with the same amount of money

Today I took my first ride on my new gravel bike and it performed well, though the gears still need adjusting. I took it over some gravel I could never have ridden over with the road bike - all the way down to the forest at the end of the road, the only place around here where the trilliums grow. Here's one. Getting used to the gravel bike and practicing some off-roading is all part of what I am calling 'Project Anticosti', a two-year effort to do something challenging (more later).

France's largest free software organisation @Framasoft has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for an open federated events tool, Mobilizon:

joinmobilizon.org/en/

Mobilizon would replace Facebook Events and similar closed services.

It would use ActivityPub, so people would be able to organise events on the Fediverse.

You can also follow its Mastodon account here:

@mobilizon

#Mobilizon #DeleteFacebook #Events #Alternatives #Fediverse

38km on the bicycle today - not very far, but I am finding have to warm up to it again.

"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care."

Here are the slides and video for my talk in Borden. Nice high quality video (it was 7 gig but you can watch it on YouTube). downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?pre

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