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Christopher Wilson
Hi there, I'm Chris. I'm a Christian, writer, and Sketchnoter who lives in Krakow, Poland.
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It’s a wet day so we’re making one page zines.

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@ablerism Orwell really does have a timeless quality to it. I remember reading it in secondary/high school and finding it fresh then. I love how he shows the rewriting of history.

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@ablerism All lives are equal, but some are more equal than others. 😔

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Brad East has written a critique of Practicing The Way by John Mark Comer and as with all things Brad East, it’s a thought-provoking critique with plenty of appropriate praise. Pinging @KyleEssary in case he hasn’t read it.

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Camera decision fatigue chrisjwilson.me
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@writingslowly That's my plan. My parents can do it and will certainly be voting themselves. Apparently I might be in a new constituency so I'm intrigued to see what it is and who the candidates are.

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@danalcantara I was surprised at first but I can see how that totally makes sense for people who've grown up with smart phones. 1. More photos 2. portrait 3. Enough detail for instagram I always forget about lomography cameras which are still being made.

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In more film news, there’s a new Rollei 35 AF coming! And Japanese Camera Hunter has the only working prototype.

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@adamprocter alternative/complimentary idea. Make sure public schools have more greenspace?

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@Munish @KyleEssary Just found one that does touch on tax and wealth redistribution at a very high-level but I would love to see an individual breakdown on some of those issues (like government should redistribute income).

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@JohnBrady So one video I watched speculated that was a reason, plus using half frame means you can have twice as many shots on each roll. I don't think the old Olympus trip cameras, which are half frame too, have a portrait view finder though which makes me wonder how they mounted the film.

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@KyleEssary The party voting intentions goes back 10 years, I'd really like to see what it was like under new labour and if there was a similar divide, but demographics have shifted (and I wonder how much Anglicans reflect other typically more conservative voters — older, middle class, rural/suburbs). In terms of rural vs urban regular church goers, I think you might get a hint at that with anglican vs other christians. Other christians might hint at more urban christians as I think other christian denominations tend to be more represented in urban areas but there are certainly regional exceptions: when we were in the peak district last year I noticed that there were lots of methodists in one area we passed through.

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Pentax has a new film camera (its first for 20 years!) and its…weird. Half frame 37mm focal length (in full frame terms) It’s in portrait mode normally It has zone focusing, but also focuses a bit It’s not for me (my olympus mju ii is great) but I’m glad to see a new option. I’d love to see a new ricoh g... chrisjwilson.me
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@Miraz That explains a lot. And adds more fuel to the milk first/later debate!

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@Munish That is very interesting isn't it. It would be interesting if there could be such a thing as a "practicing atheist" (perhaps someone who goes to humanist meetings regularly?) and if that had an effect on voting as well.

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Just sent in my registration to vote as an overseas citizen for the upcoming UK election.

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I’ve been exploring the Theos think tank research into religion and voting in the UK. UK voting intention by religion — Anglicans lean more right, more community practice leads to leaning more left. Religious views of key election issues — again regular religious attendance leads to a shift to the left. ... chrisjwilson.me
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@ReaderJohn good article, you might enjoy this video on the Chinese room thought experiment which is another challenge to gAI.

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@nathanrhale so it took the text from the image? That’s pretty good. Earlier this week I had a list of job positions and I used chatgpt to standardise the formatting and group items together. I still need to do a few tweaks but it saved some time. I really like little uses of AI like that. Reformatting text, tidying up a list, not impossible, but annoying and time consuming.

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@jquinby beautiful!

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@patrickrhone but...but...no AI? (just kidding)

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@Munish It is! A super wide, super fast lens. I found someone local selling theirs for dirt cheap and jumped on it. Might have to take up more astrophotography now :D

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New lens, who dis?

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@KyleEssary ❤️ thank you! I really hoped to capture some key aspects. I was really proud when I had the idea of the path rising and the trellis under. And now I have an idea for an update! (If you’d ever like to collaborate on some visual notes on Old Testament theology, I’d be very interested.

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@toddgrotenhuis oh absolutely! I just suspect that even when the publisher says “turn this 1000 word blog post into a 200 page book”, the editor then cuts 100 pages! I heard Jason Fried say the reason they added the sketchnote illustrations in rework was because they had to hit a page number but didn’t want to just add fluff.

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@toddgrotenhuis I'd love to know how many books that feel padded were also cut down substantially during editing.

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@toddgrotenhuis In some cases, I feel the value can be in sitting with a single idea fluffed out so that you really reflect on it...okay, in a few cases. I remember someone told me a trick which is to read the first and last (two? three?) chapters of a nonfiction book and that will have ALL the value. I've never tried nor checked it, but I can imagine it's true.

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Took me a while, but I finally finished my sketchnote summary of Practicing the Way by John Mark Comer.

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@joshuapsteele Sexual aBuse Cover up… (though I do not feel my own group is really able to throw stones with recent revelations.

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@Munish not jealous not jealous not jealous…okay! I’m envious!

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@kaa absolutely correct. He had a tough hand with injuries and he got the blame for transfer mistakes like Anthony even though he didn’t overpay. He certainly made some tactical mistakes but adapted which is more than most managers do! Plus any of the other names were at best a sideways move.

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@frankm I appreciate your reflections at the bottom. If Apple can strike the balance of privacy with innovation right, I think they have a real advantage. Two major pushbacks I see on AI at the moment are 1. Jankiness / AI for the sake of AI (all the implementations I saw seemed useful or fun like genmoji) 2. Using personal data for training. Doing as much on device would certainly help with that second point but there must be limits. And the easier it is to switch between in device and off, the less privacy there will be.

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I love kimchi unnatural amounts.

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@cdevroe That's a solid idea! Honestly, I was shocked at the price of the mocked up iPad Pro I put together! I suspect I could reach a similar total without trying too hard.

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It’s amazing how skepticism I am of even one republican having the guts to defend the integrity of the judicial system. My current prediction is about 75% call it a witch hunt and politically motivated and the rest just avoid it and stay quiet.

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Curiously kaitlyn is such a well done podcast. The idea is great — little kids theological questions answered by acamedic theologians and then summarised for kids — and so perfectly matches the host.

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Can’t lose your seat in an election if you step down before it.

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I can confirm, Obsidian sync is far better than using iCloud sync. The mobile app loads like a regular app.

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Homemade pizzas night is the best! (My daughter always wants to make hers like a cat face)

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Okay the new iPad-Pencil 3d shadow of the pen you’re using is pretty crazy but practical too. It helps you adjust for the right nib position. I didn’t see this in my little play around because I didn’t use pencil kit and I suppose procreate isn’t supporting twist yet.

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A 10 minute play with the new iPads chrisjwilson.me
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Sunak finally calls an election. Looking forward to finally hearing a manifesto from Labour.

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This is Szczyrk, Poland.

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This is Poland.

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I’m 90% sure reminders is all I need for task management…and yet here I am thinking about things 3 and omnifocus again.

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Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thinking about this today for no reason.

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When saving time costs you more chrisjwilson.me
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I really don’t care that podcasters “can’t” use an iPad to record a podcast. There are solutions out there. Okay, they aren’t the same as their mac setups but they still work. Plus it’s really tiring to hear people complain about the same issues year over year that affect a tiny group.

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Finished reading: Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon 📚 Read it again for some creative inspiration (and to help juice my reading numbers for the year).