Sunday, December 21, 2014

By these signs you will know it

On December 14th I went for a walk in Luukki, walking around lake Vääräjärvi. We had some snow on the ground then, which lightened the mood. Today we are getting once again some snow, which is a welcome surprise. I'm planning to go for a walk with my daughter, just before sunset.

(Posting title is from the poem Hunting Manual by Eleanor Wilner.)

Yet be it less or more, or soon or slow

It seems that we will be getting some snow tomorrow, which would be great. Now it is dark outside, the length of day is 5 h 47 min, but soon the days will start getting longer.

(Posting title is from the poem Sonnet 7: How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth by John Milton.)

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Constructing systems to counter asymmetric threats

I went for a walk today, before sunset, and walked for over 2 1/2 hours, and the last half an hour was after sunset.

I didn't meet anyone during the walk, but at one point I heard a man and a woman talking on the other side of the hill. The man was telling about the route they were taking, saying that the length is between 4,500...5,000 steps, and I started wondering whether he was really counting all the steps he was taking. And only later I realized that he must be using some kind of pedometer.

Here are photographs taken in the dark, on December 11th.

(Posting title is from the poem Total Information Awareness by John Beer.)