Friday, 19 December 2014

Paris Metro

While I'm still thinking street furniture thoughts, it occurs to me that there is no evidence on my layout of the existence of the Paris Metro.

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Did a quick search of the internet and could only find this:


I'll have another look tomorrow.

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Also, it occurred to me today that my city diorama is all on one level ie it is flat. Most cities have their buildings on different elevations.

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These two pictures are from an impressive blog by Francis Pichon:


http://www.francis.pichon.123.fr/?tag=train-miniature&paged=2



Not sure how I can introduce such a variety of levels into my layout. I should have planned for this from the beginning, but it never occurred to me.

My flat layout.
Reeves and Mortimer "Are you calling me flat?"




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Currently listening to:


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Last night's dinner:

Eel in tomato sauce

Cabbage in cheese sauce.
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Currently reading:

A couple of weeks ago, things ground to a halt with my online Logic course. A) I couldn't understand derivations and rules of inference and B) I couldn't understand their significance.

Today, I pulled this book down from the shelves.



It's a "Programmed Course" and pages look like this: sub-divided into little atoms of learning objectives. Each atomic objective is followed by an atomic question whose answer is given below the black line. One then proceeds in a linear fashion through the book absorbing atom after atom of knowledge.


These books were all the rage in the 1970s.




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Drumming practice update:

Another technical matter that I'll have to deal with is this: my left hand has a tendency to curl while playing.

Curled.

Correct grip

Regarding yesterday's plan for practice over the next few weeks.

Exercise 1:  Started at 90 BPM and then successfully increased the tempo in 10 minute sections by 5 BPM at a time until comfortably performing the exercise at 115 BPM.

Tomorrow I'll start at 115 BPM.

Exercise 2: Started at 130 BPM as planned. I think I'll reduce the 10 minute sections to 5 minutes.

Tomorrow I'll start at 135 BPM and increase by 5 BPM in 5 minute sections.


   



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