During my daily hikes to hit my target of 12K steps, I’ve been thinking about how new IoT, AI, and robotics technologies might impact villages like Moulton over the next twenty years. Here are few tentative predictions:
There has of course always been a much harsher side to rural life in Moulton that is best captured by the old laborers’ cottages just behind the church – not to mention the inscriptions on the gravestones in the churchyard.
I always enjoy taking a stroll around the Moulton whenever I stay here – even when being battered by the chilly fenland winds. By many standards it is a quintessential English village, with its twelfth-century church overlooking a neatly-mown village green which is surrounded by charming old houses that testify to the place’s enduring wealth resulting from the rich agricultural land in the area.
Hat’s off to China Airlines! I certainly enjoyed my dalliance with them on their new non-stop service from Taipei to London. Naturally the five-hour time saving compared to the Eva route was the main reason for this, but I would also add that the facilities in Premium Economy were a notch above those of their competitor (probably not surprisingly given that it was a new plane.)
As a long-time fan of Eva, I feel like I’m committing adultery today by taking the new China Airlines non-stop service to from Taipei to London for the first time. As loath as I am on missing out on a few thousand Star Alliance air miles, the five-hour difference in flight length was enough for me to make the switch. Let’s see if I made the right choice!
With my Dell notebook on the verge of giving out, I recently found myself searching for a replacement. Initially, I thought that it wouldn’t be too difficult to find one, but I have to say that I found myself singularly uninspired by the devices on offer, particularly from the major OEM brand names.
I’ve been digging through the notes I’ve made in my trusty Moleskine notebooks in search of nuggets of wisdom that I’ve gleaned in 2016. Continue reading Nuggets of wisdom
Today’s national holiday gave me a chance to pop over to the Breeze Center on Fuxing North Road and poke around the HeySong Pavilion there. Continue reading Physical and digital nostalgia at HeySong Pavilion
“The calm after the storm”: otherwise entitled “The cleanup starts”. Continue reading The calm after the storm
Probably not the most sensible display to put outside a store when a super typhoon is approaching! I presume that everything was moved inside before the wind really started biting. Continue reading Typhoon Dujian