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Slavery Museum, Liverpool

Saturday 11th January 2020, 11.00am (day 3,061)

Slavery Museum, 12/1/20

A day out in Liverpool with Joe. The day as a whole was a good one, but let’s not talk about the football match later on. More agreeable was the Slavery Museum on Albert Dock, which while rather (understandably) depressing in places was certainly interesting — if not very big. These are Igbo carvings, I believe. The message in the back is pertinent. But yes, the black line, separating the panes of glass in the display cabinet, does bother me.

This pic was taken on my phone, as something happened today which has always been a possibility — I didn’t charge the camera battery properly and after the first picture of the day, when we were already on our journey, it died. Phone cameras these days do just as good a job of course, so act well as a backup. But one of these days a technical fail may well lead to a day with no photo: the most likely one I can think of being that my SD card breaks when I try to upload pictures the morning after, and thus too late to grab any emergency replacement. I hope that never happens of course, but I do wonder what my reaction would be. After (so far) 3,061 consecutive days of photography it would be something of a blow, to be sure.

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Replacements

Monday 28th May 2018, 1.40pm (day 2,468)

O2 phones, 28/5/18

While you were all, I’m sure, having an exciting holiday weekend (should your country celebrate this time of year, which many seem to), I was in Halifax replacing my phone, as yesterday’s model was tossed casually into a vat of water towards the end of Sunday (OK, OK, it was the toilet). £51.99 + bus fare + about 20 minutes of my time, surprisingly quick replacement but then again that’s the system for you. Let’s put it behind me. Or under me. Whatever.

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Inside Mansour’s Mac

Friday 16th June 2017, 10.55am (day 2,122)

Mansour's Mac, 16/6/17

Have been a Mac owner for nigh on a decade now but realised today I had never before seen inside one — this realisation coming about when my student Mansour turned up in my office and started dismantling his, for reasons that are too unnecessarily complex to reveal here. Anyway, there you go, that’s what it looks like inside. I somehow feel there should be more to it.

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Guest at the Halloween party

Friday 31st October 2014, 10.55pm (day 1,163)

Halloween guest, 31/10/14

Happy Halloween, happy end of the week, end of the month, end (for me) of a long period travelling. The house across the road threw a party tonight, an enjoyable evening. I believe that it was supposed to be the warmest 31st October in the UK since records began.

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21st Century Nun

Monday 14th January 2013, 2.00pm (day 508)

21st century nun, 14/1/13

In case you thought I was just here to soak up some rays (though it’s a valid reason to travel, I admit), this picture is taken at the KAPC campus, our collaborative partner here in Nairobi. Evidence that much of Africa has totally skipped the landline era and gone straight into mobile. I wonder how the world would be different if Alexander Graham Bell had tried using radio for his communications experiment instead of copper wiring.

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