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What’s in my bag August 12, 2012
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Image by Do8y
I apologise for the appalling quality of the photograph. That is the combination of using an iPhone and a location with uneven lighting.

Normally an iPhone 4 should be present in this picture as I always carry it in the bag – actually in the blue ‘3way Accessory Case’ attached to the blue ‘Deluxe Strap Pad’.

I didn’t empty the Ordning & Reda Pencil case as it has only a couple of pens (Pentel Tradio – and a Rotring Core series fountain pen, Tanakor model used to write on my main working notepad – a Clairefontaine – good paper deserves to be honoured with a fountain pen and a good ink) and a pack of Waterman ink cartridges in it.

The bag is a:
Custom Laptop Messenger Bag
– size: medium
– ballistic nylon spinach / stripes blue / ballistic nylon spinach
– binding: pacific blue
– logo: pacific blue
– liner: argon blue
– crater laptop sleeve
– grab strap
– compression straps with tabs
– right handed

I find the blue liner especially nice, although I have always been a fan of the orange ones.

Notoriously missing – my Livescribe pen, which I forgot at work this weekend.

As always, my What’s in my bag shot comes heavily annotated with Flickr-notes, simply mouse-over an object to see what it is.

Fire and Ice
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Image by elycefeliz
“We don’t understand how interconnected we are until you can’t do it anymore.”…
Volcanic plume has far reaching effects on the weather, Earth – Blocks sunlight
The explosive eruption of a volcano in Iceland has had various local and distant effects. In Iceland, volcanic ash is settling on the land, threatening the health of grazing livestock, while mud flows, known as lahars, and glacial floods, known as jokulhlaup, threaten the tourists who have converged on the area since the eruption began last month. Across Europe, thousands of flights have been cancelled, with economic losses thought to be in the billions. . . But as the volcano continues to burble, and gases that were once dissolved in magma deep within the Earth are released as vapour and carried on the wind, scientists are watching for possible changes in the weather and, more controversially, the wider climate. Reports indicate that the Iceland eruption, while relatively small, has sent its plume high enough into the atmosphere to reach the fast-moving winds that can spread it around the globe.…
As travelers contend with global airline cancellations and delays triggered by clouds of ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland, researchers are trying to judge just how long the mountain’s explosive eruptions might last.While airlines have coped with eruptions along the Pacific Rim’s Ring of Fire, this marks the first time modern Europe – with its high concentration of major airports – has had to cope with the disruptions caused by wind-steered clouds of volcanic ash, researchers say. On Friday, airlines canceled some 16,000 flights, twice the number of cancellations Thursday. Typically, air traffic hovers around 28,000 flights a day.

Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano, the culprit behind the flight cancellations, has erupted only twice before over the past 1,100 years. The volcano’s last active period lasted from 1821 to 1823.…
Can You Say ‘Eyjafjallajokull’?
One thing you won’t hear too often, at least on U.S. broadcast outlets, is an attempt to pronounce the name of the glacier — Eyjafjallajokull — under which the volcano lies and from which it gets its name.

NPR librarian Kee Malesky checked with Iceland’s embassy in Washington and came away with this: "AY-yah-fyah-lah-YOH-kuul."

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