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3,302: Embedding the week

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Sometimes it snows in April

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Man-sized asparagus

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And this next thing goes to show there’s still a long way to go with women in sport. One moment ESPN Deportes is talking about a women’s team in Mexico, next minute they’re on about who is the hottest Real or Barça girlfriend:

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☁️🇩🇪☁️🌞☁️🇪🇺☁️

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The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Green Light by Lorde

On this day
Gatito, 23 April 2015

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Square root

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April 23rd, 2017 at 2:11 am

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3,301: Morning views

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Guten morgen

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Guten morgen

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Guten morgen aus die Hauptstadt

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Guten Morgen

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Dearly beloved…

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Guten morgen

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Previous morning views: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Home by Joe Goddard

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Really!?, 22 April 2010

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Imaginary unit

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April 22nd, 2017 at 3:40 am

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3,296: Fußball in Berlin, supplementary game No. 3

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It was a weird weather day, we had a few snow flurries in the morning, but I didn’t really take full notice of what the temperature was like. I had nothing doing last night, so went down to Potsdam to see SV Babelsberg 03 v. Hertha BSC II. It was nippy. My hands were cold. No gloves, innit. I arrived a bit too early, a few minutes before the gates opened at 6pm. I did a wee sketch of the entrance while I waited.

While I was doing that, a dude came over to me, asked if I was going to the game (yes), do I have a ticket? (no) and that I could have his spare ticket for ten euros (they are eleven at the turnstiles). I bought his ticket. Pleasant chap. I finished up my little picture and went inside.

Some good songs over the PA last night: Atomic, Rehab, Sexuality by Billy Bragg. One of the lowest crowd of the season for Babelsberg, 1,482 (their average this season is about 1,900). In Germany, when there is also a midweek game between two weekend games, they call it an “Englische Woche,” english week.

The home team started out promisingly. Here’s an early free kick.

A bit of action from the game.

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But they conceded a goal when Fabian Eisele scored for the visitors in the 11th minute. I nipped to the toilet and then to get a beer just before half time. During that time, Fabian Eisele completed a hattrick with goals in the 41st and 45th minute. That’ll teach me.

Babelsberg got a goal back just before the end of the game, but the crowd at my end of the stadium was already thinning out. I think that’s the first time I’ve noticed anyone leaving early at these Berlin games. I mean, I’m sure it happens, I’ve just not noticed it before.

Back at the train station ready to come back to Berlin, there were a surprising amount of police there. About 20 coppers on the platform. It wasn’t as if Hertha BSC II brought a huge amount of fans. There must’ve been about 50 or 60 in their end of the ground. But the police were in full smile-free mode. Filming everyone who looked like a football fan, and making sure everyone got on the S-Bahn train, even pressing the button to close the doors once a group of seemingly totally calm lads had got on.

I did a drawing of my reflection in the window of the train door on the way back. Look!

The Eleven Berlin Teams Project:
Hertha BSC v Eintracht Frankfurt, (25/2/17)
FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin v 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig (18/3/17)
FC Hertha 03 Zehlendorf v SV Lichtenberg 47, (19/3/17)
Berliner AK 07 v FC Schönberg 95, (22/3/17)
VSG Altglienicke v FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin, (25/3/17)
Berliner FC Dynamo v Hertha BSC II, (29/3/17)
Hertha BSC II v FSV Union Fürstenwalde, (1/4/17)
Charlottenburger FC Hertha 06 v 1. FC Frankfurt, (2/4/17)
1. FC Union Berlin v Erzgebirge Aue, (5/4/17)
SV Lichtenberg 47 v SV Victoria Seelow, (14/4/17)
Tennis Borussia Berlin v FC Hansa Rostock II, (15/4/17)

The Eleven Berlin Teams Project Supplementary Games:
SV Empor Berlin v 1. FC Union Berlin, (23/3/17)
SV Babelsberg 03 v Berliner AK 07, (7/4/17)
SV Babelsberg 03 v Hertha BSC II, (20/4/17)

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Scared of the Dark by Steps

On this day
True anomaly

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The boy who lost his milkshake (again), 20 April 2007

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April 20th, 2017 at 3:24 am

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3,291: Morning views

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Guten morgen

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Morgen

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Morgen

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Previous morning views:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Nobody’s Diary by Yazoo

On this day
Biscuits, 15 April 2008

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Unit of length

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April 15th, 2017 at 3:24 am

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3,284: Morning views

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Guten morgen

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Previous morning views:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Sign of The Times by Harry Styles. Great song.

On this day
NYPD doodle, 8 April 2007

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Afterimage

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April 8th, 2017 at 12:52 am

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3,278: Embedding the week

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🇪🇺🇩🇪🇪🇺🇩🇪🇪🇺

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Acrylic, gouache, watercolour, and coloured pencil on lots of paper.

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The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Ink by Coldplay

On this day
Population of towns I’ve lived in, 2 April 2009. I think I should update this some day soon.

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Glaciology

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April 2nd, 2017 at 12:10 am

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3,277: Morning views

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Guten morgen

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Guten morgen

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Morgen

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Morgen

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Morgen

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Guten morgen

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Previous morning views:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Love My Way by the Psychedelic Furs

On this day
Quick dumb joke, 1 April 2009

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Greenland Ice Sheet Project

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April 1st, 2017 at 12:49 am

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3,276: Some photos of Billy

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A little corner of calmness in my head is looking at old photos of Billy. I need that this week.

A wee bit of artwork
Some people, some ghosts, and the Vaped Crusader.

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Amazing Day by Coldplay

On this day
Falling, 31 March 2014

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Little Ice Age

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March 31st, 2017 at 12:26 am

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Post-Brexit luxury apartment. £500/week. No pets.

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I lived in that building from October 2000 until April 2003. It was really nice.

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FIST

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The lads

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Zum Steckenpferd, Neukölln.

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The song in my head when I woke up this morning
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll by Prefab Sprout

On this day
Greys, 26 March 2015

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The Great Game

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March 26th, 2017 at 1:09 am

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3,264: Embedding the week

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The song in my head when I woke up this morning
What is Love by Haddaway

On this day
The follow-up, 19 March 2008

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Shaker furniture

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March 19th, 2017 at 2:12 am

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3,260: One photograph inverted with 50% opacity

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Following on from last week’s post regarding trying to take the same photograph on three separate occasions, here’s two photographs of a corner of my room taken three seconds apart. The idea was to see how still I can hold a camera. So I took the two photos, put them in the same Photoshop document, inverted the colours on one of them, and changed the opacity to 50% on the top layer photograph so that we could see the differences.

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Emotional by Charli XCX. My fave song off her new mixtape.

On this day
Radiofringe, 15 March 2016

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Deaths due to the Chernobyl disaster

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March 15th, 2017 at 1:28 am

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3,257: Embedding the week

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The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall by Coldplay

On this day
Old digital photographs, 12 March 2016

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Hummingbird

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March 12th, 2017 at 2:52 am

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3,252: Same photo three times

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Because I do the morning view photos every day, and they are always very slightly different (I just try and stand in the same spot on the threshold of the balcony door and hold the camera at a natural height), I wanted to see if I could be more precise in taking photographs.

So on three different days over the course of two weeks, I went to a nearby bridge and tried to take as close to the same photograph as possible. Before I left the flat to go and take the second photograph, I studied the first one on my computer. I did the same after the second photograph. These are the results.

First the three photos

Here they are next to each other

All three on top of each other

On this one, I aligned the column thingy of the bridge in the middle distance

Same, just with the C, M, and Y channels assigned to each of the photos

Pointless exercise? Possibly…

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Milk Bath by Petite Meller

On this day
Doodles and movies, 7 March 2008

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Pulqueria

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March 7th, 2017 at 3:12 am

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3,242: Morning views

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Guten morgen

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Guten morgen

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Buenos días

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Previous morning views:
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The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Sk8er Boi by Avril Lavigne again. I heard that song once, four days ago. And it keeps on popping into my head. Thanks, Canada.

On this day
Life is beautiful, 25 February 2011

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Yellow Magic Orchestra

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February 25th, 2017 at 3:11 am

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Brand new notebooks (excellent Mexican notebook by @laikanotebooks ) are the best feeling. Free of the weight of the last one, full of the joy of this one hopefully being better.

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Brain vomit

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Paste

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The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Jenny Ondioline by Stereolab

On this day
Shakira, 19 February 2007

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Krautrock

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February 19th, 2017 at 3:37 am

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3,235: Morning views

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Guten morgen

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Buenos días

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Guten morgen

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Previous morning views: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
French Disko by Stereolab (day nine)

On this day
The White Single Album, 18 February 2013. This was a good fun one to do: making an edited single album from the Beatles’ self-titled double album.

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Electronic music

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February 18th, 2017 at 12:54 am

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3,216: Embedding the week

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Sunshine, beard hair, and pencils

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lol

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At a time when the US president is planning on building a wall, a poster for a movie about a wall 250 metres away from where the Berlin Wall once stood

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The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Come Down to Us by Burial

On this day
From Mexico City to Punta Gorda, 29 January 2008.

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List of oldest continuously inhabited cities

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January 29th, 2017 at 3:16 am

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3,215: Morning views

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Guten morgen

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Bom dia

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Guten morgen

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Guten morgen

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Hello sunshine

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Previous morning views: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Love Myself by Hailee Steinfeld

On this day
Unfinished Sympathy, 28 January 2010. I remade the video for that song using screenshots from Google Street View. It’s a Flash thing, so I don’t think it’ll work on mobile devices. Soz.

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Dominican Republic

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January 28th, 2017 at 2:55 am

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You cute bastard

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The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Tribulations by LCD Soundsystem

On this day
Summer of ’69, 22 January 2013. It was a one sentence post, so to save you a click, it read “If Bryan Adams’ Summer of ’69 were recorded today, the equivalent time period would make it Summer of ’98.” Which would mean that this year, it would be called Summer of ’02.

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Aunt Sally

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January 22nd, 2017 at 1:53 am

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3,208: Morning views

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Guten morgen

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Guten morgen

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Good morning from the wonderful European Union

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Buenos días

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Morning

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A wee bit of artwork

Other business

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Life’s What You Make It by Talk Talk

On this day
Ohne titel 22-31, 21 January 2008

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Straw man

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January 21st, 2017 at 1:08 am