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I learn today that Mount Etna is the World's Only Decipoint.

The Sanskrit word Ragamala, ‘garland of ragas’, are Indian musical modes (ragas), which evoke moods or emotions. Ragamala paintings are the visual expression and this one depicts the musical mode Gujari Ragini, with a lady awaiting her absent lover.

Camille Pissarro was born in 1830. Though perhaps best known for his landscapes, he also took inspiration from the city. Such as in this painting: 'Boulevard Montmartre at Night.’

Far too corporate consulting for many peoples’ taste I know, but some interesting ideas in two McKinsey infographics I saw recently.

I think the idea of reframing mistakes should be used with a high level of caution, but better that than creating a culture in which people conceal their mistakes.

35 mins until more than 99% of the world’s population experiences simultaneous daylight.

Yet another reason why living in Australia means you’re part of the 1%.

‘Linux support is often viewed as an afterthought by most VPN services. Most Linux VPN apps typically fall far short of the features available to users of other platforms (when they exist at all).’

Given the length of time Windows and Mac versions have been available, this rings a little hollow as it feels like an after thought. But for all that, I welcome the new Linux App and hope more groups put a development spotlight on Linux.

protonvpn.com/blog/protonvpn-l

Top 30 airports in by volume of passengers - 2017.

In 2020, due to Covid restrictions, Heathrow only moved 22 million passengers. Yet another extraordinary effect of the pandemic.

klimafakten.de, SkepticalScience.com and Hamburg illustrator Marie-Pascale Gafinen have developed an infographic, which lists five main methods and 15 further sub-categories of misinformation.

For all aspiring authors out there. Some tips from the trade: how to take a great author photo.

“He was a man of the left, but he attacked its holy images as fervently as he did those of the right. His was the isolation of every man who seeks the truth diligently, no matter how unpleasant its implications may be to others or to himself.”

Woodcock on Orwell

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W

It feels a bit like something out of Star Trek to be talking about spaceports, but this is the age in which we live.

Active Spaceports / Rocket Launch Sites (2018 by National Geographic).

That moment when you hit a ball for six, a home run for my American compatriots, only for it crash through your own car windscreen. 🔈💥😂

While the Opera House is undergoing renovations, Sydney Symphony concerts are held at the Town Hall. Though the acoustics are poorer, the ambiance created by the organ is mesmerising.

Fabulous map from August 2013 showing where thrive in Serengeti National Park.

‘High-quality habitat is crucial to a lion pride; midsize prides generally control the best real estate and do better at holding on to their prime territories.’

natgeomaps.com/

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