Hiking, Beyond Earth, and Gastropoda update

One cool thing about Stockholm is how easy it is to get to both a central location and a green/forested area. Even when you’re in a busy cafe in Södermalm or surrounded by shopping centers in T-Centralen water, trees, green walking paths are never far away. Last weekend we went hiking at the nearby nature preserve. We called it foraging, but didn’t really forage much. We did, however, build a fire and toast walnuts!

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A move and a quick Gastropoda update

Moving Buying an apartment in Sweden is refreshingly hassle-free but by no means stress-free. You find one you like online, you go to a viewing, you bid…and bid…and bid until you can’t bid no mo’. Alternatively, you find one you like online and just bid. So we just moved in today. We only took some essentials with us, so here we are in a huge empty apartment. It’s nice - our goal is to not clutter it with crap.

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My 3 favorite Södermalm cafes to work in

Since moving to Sweden I have become a sort of cafe hunter. I roam Södermalm with my laptop, sometimes on my Brompton, scouting out potential sitting spots with WiFi where I can sit and work on my personal projects or read. I think this habit started to form toward the end of my time in Australia, but my cafe-scouting talent never really got a proper chance to develop because everything was just so far apart in Perth.

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A cycling adventure

On Sunday we went on a day-long bike ride to Lake Mälaren. We didn’t get as far as we’d planned, but it was still a great day. The day started with a bang (a literal bang when the tyre on David’s Brompton burst that morning right before the ride). There was a moment of panic as we thought that the trip we’d been planning for a week or so was potentially ruined.

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It's summer!

It’s summer!!! Swedish weather has gotten so nice over the past week or so. It’s still a bit uncertain and there are cold days, but there have been a few unbelievably nice days where not being outside feels like some sort of crime. Gastropoda Gastropoda is coming along. I’ve slowed down a little to enjoy the weather and think about a cryonics story I’ve had in mind for a while, so I’m just chilling out and working on it in bits and pieces.

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Stockholm and robot parts

Jill I’ve been working on “Jill” for the past few weeks. Figuring the best way to do the parts-gathering part of the game (specifically as relating to animation) is doing my head in. I’m trying a few different things as I go, seeing what seems to work the best. The general gist of what it has to do is: Player picks up parts of a robot, starting with the head (which she carries under one arm).

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An icy walk of creepitude

We went for a walk today and decided to go in the opposite direction than we usually take. We ended up in a suburb I think called Kärrtorp. The walk wasn’t very long, but certainly interesting! The weather was wet and gloomy, the path was more icy than expected, and we walked across a creepy-ass building. So yeah…this post is pretty much about the building. So imagine you’re walking along this path.

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