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We do things with open data for public good and social change.

Equal pay (£40k/pa), flat structure, remote work. Flexible working with part time options. Lots of benefits.

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If you read and enjoy my travel posts through my website or Mastodon* and you are planning to travel to somewhere I've been and you can't afford an actual travel agent and you find travel planning too stressful or time consuming to fit into your life, I would be delighted to share advice.

My specialties are land and sea (not air) transit, especially long distance European buses, and finding vegan food. I'm happy to also help with general stuff to do, and even more in-depth help with planning and realistic budgeting if you want because I actually love wasting away hours and days researching travel stuff.

*or a feed reader you built yourself or another decentralised service

I have too many emails. Thunderbird is refusing to accept more. So I guess that's it. No more email for me. I accept the situation.

1 week left to apply! Our worker co-op is recuiting some more data analysts, for our work on open data standards in the transparency space. UK based, but working remotely.

I don't give a fuck about self-driving cars.

I want free, public, A+ quality transport for everyone and cities that don't project mobility as "having a car"

The I work with is .

We do things with open data for public good and social change.

Equal pay (£40k/pa), flat structure, remote work. Flexible working with part time options. Lots of benefits.

Happy to answer questions here another way (

First vandalism of my garden yesterday. Someone tried to yank off some rhubarb. They failed, but partly detached the stem and wrecked the leaf.

I just caught a slug on my orchids because I HEARD it chomping, over various not insubstantial background noises.

Rate of orchid decimation has finally decreased from 2-3 slugs per day to 0-1 slugs per day.

NHS, GRS funding question 

If you live in one of the UK's member states, obtain a GRS surgery referral, and then move to a *different* member state (eg from Wales to Scotland), what happens to that referral, given you've moved, in this case, from NHS Wales' jurisdiction and funding to NHS Scotland's? Is it all back to the start, or do NHS divisions transfer such responsibilities?

Posted 12 photos: New things sprouted (chicory, land cress and radishes in the crate) and other things are growing! Tomatoes are maybe looking bushier, and kale and broccoli and chard certainly are. Bok choy looks spindly but doing its best. Some basil and a couple of parsley are going to make it. Planted out a new cucumber (who had a head start in the polytunnel) to replace the one that died. Very proud of my runt radish, who is now the best of the bunch.

The alien orchid has sprung two beautiful purple flowers!

The mushroom pins that popped up at the start of the week aborted. Chopped up the substrate of the healthiest (most populous) looking bag and layered into new substrate for a second round of incubation. Put the other bag in a compost bin. So let's see if they go anywhere.

food (vegan) 

Posted 14 photos: Cooking for four, stretching me to my limits, but a vegan fryup for three with limited stove space is the kind of logistical challenge I love to solve.

Also made a fancy pasta with spelt shells, sweet potato coconut sauce, roasted nuts and green veg. Multiple crumbles, and rhubarb jelly.

At the Community Kitchen: many flatbreads, plus vegan cheddar (that had not set when I left; not sure how it turned out).

Posted 8 photos: Finally resolved the void! After the plaster had dried, I sealed with with diluted PVA and gave it two coats of white paint. Then turfed all of my stuff (all two bags of it) out of my room and moved the hammock to the living room, and transformed it into something that looks more like an actual bedroom, for guest use this month.

food (vegan) 

Posted 24 photos: Ginger cake that's "just like mcvities". I followed a recipe to achieve this, which involved a lot of sugar (caster, golden syrup, molasses). But it went down well with the family.

A full size quiche for the first time using chickpea flour batter. It was quite soft inside, but tasted great, and my pastry was fab (as usual).

Also featured: a rhubarb and blueberry cake with coconut cream and rhubarb banana jam in the middle; a standard shepherd's pie, the dish I make when I need to feed a crowd but have no energy left.

food (vegan) 

Posted 11 photos: A peanut mushroom dish with oyster mushrooms I grew in my kitchen, jelly ear mushrooms from the woods in St Andrews, and white mushrooms from the market. Survived. Also peanut and berry compote tarts with a pretty spectacular coconut flour pastry.

Early morning routine of touring various Kirkcaldy industrial estates with my Dad in the van every other day is developing.

rhiaro 2020: I have exactly one 35L backpack of stuff, am attached to none of it, and the idea of more is horrifying.

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rhiaro 2021: would you like to come and look at my collection of oil paintings in the flat that I am renovating?

(I don't actually have a collection of oil paintings.. yet.. I'm thinking about buying a couple though.)

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My latest mushroom pins have all aborted, my sourdough starter went mouldy in the fridge, and I rescued my inside tomato from a giant slug this morning.

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