• Writing retreat

    I’m in the middle of a week long retreat to spend dedicated time on the book.

    During this week I have so far 3744 words written (making for a total of almost 22,000 words right now), a bunch of graphs made and reorganised some sections and chapters.

    I have spent a lot of time reading references: read half a book, gathered various papers and read a lot of these also through really fast. Also read some software manuals and looked at helpfiles of mapping libraries…

    In the process, I’ve made a lot of notes about things to discuss and write down in the book somewhere (and where to just reference to my resources), which people to contact for various reasons - such as questions about the things they wrote (either in papers or in software).

    And, I’ve started a new section on this website, listing useful resources. Much more to come in that section (like all the books and papers I’m reading), but it’ll take a while to gather all the references.

  • Interview with Andi Otto

    On July 16th, I interviewed Andi Otto about his Fello.

    The description of this instrument will be one of the chapters of part 2 of the book. The interview was very insightful and I am now busy working out all the information and trying to make sense of and then explain how the instrument works.

  • Over 10000 words

    Slower than expected, but I am very happy that I can now announce that I have passed the threshold of 10,000 words in my first draft of part 1. As I am writing the outline is continuously changing: more topics to cover are added and I have been reordering some of the topics. Trains are particularly good places to write, I find, as I tend not to connect to internet and don’t have many other distractions while writing. Of course, I am encountering a number of topics where I feel I need to add references or look up additional sources to go deeper into the subject and this is what a next phase will be focused on.

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