Category Archives: General Miscellany

Hej Hej! Awake again are you?

Yes, yes I am. As I am out a few hundred miles away from everyone with a vested interest in what I’m doing, I thought it would be easier to post it up here. Saves recounting the stories, doesn’t it.

So does this mean that you will actually post regularly?
The intention is there, yes. Hopefully I will be doing enough interesting things to warrant that.

So much must have changed then,  can we do some questions on you?
Alright, but some stuff will be addressed in a later post.

Question 1; what the fuck is with that name?
I like this name. Cartography is catchier than travelogue. And the other part is from my twitter handle, which I don’t think has ever changed in 5 years. That’s pretty good for me.

1b; OK, explain the cartography bit.
Cartography is map making. Since this will mostly be about my experiences travelling through other cities, it is a kind of map making that I do myself.

1c; what about the other places that you have travelled to this year?
If you know about the other places I’ve travelled to this year, then you will know I didn’t really have time to sleep, let alone much else. Maybe I will write retrospectives on them in these dark Danish evenings, which I am told are very grim.

2; So where have you gone again?
Copenhagen, in Denmark. Hence the picture that’s kind of Denmark related at the top.

2b; Where in Copenhagen?
I’m sure if you’re really desperate to know the NSA can tell you but I am in quite a green district about half an hour from the town centre on foot. Also I’m not buying this A, B and C business, you’re on your fifth question.

3; Do you cross post?
I suppose I have to in a way, don’t I? I’ve got many different platforms and I all use them as infrequently as you might expect for them all essentially being the same thing. If it’s prudent then I will link them all together, or you can start your own bit of detective work.

4; Anything that we should know?
WordPress has changed quite a bit since I last used it intensively so forgive technical screw ups.

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Coolest Thing I saw last week: Volkswagen Electronic Concept Car

This car was cruising through the UK on the M1 as I was being driven down to the airport, getting lots of looks from passers by. Me and my sister did a couple of what we thought might be crafty manouevres (I know I have spelt that wrong) in order to get a better a look at it but obviously the driver had seen all of that shit before.

The XL1, nor any of its predecessor designs, ever went into mass production – this was one of 250 which was first shipped to its owner in June 2014. It’s pretty nifty for an electric car, though it’s not strictly electric – it has a hybrid engine. More info can be found at your friendly local wikipedia article….

Short Story: Psalm 23.

Psalm 23.

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.

I have never wanted; there is nothing to want in this metallicised Earth.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

These green pastures will be the last place I ever lie: I have broken into The Dome.

He leadeth me beside the still waters.

Those waters where I met Celia, the waters that took Celia and these waters here, which will lead me to the pasture.

He restoreth my soul:

I had felt like a husk until He permitted her to visit me, and entreat me to the way of heaven.

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’ sake.

I will be away from the chaos and schisms of life outside: death here in The Dome will bring me the peace those who live here take so much for granted, and I will take it in His name, and for Celia.

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Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

How Eden can turn to Earth, and its dark concrete alleys and steel valleys: red lights are flashing in here now, I think I can hear distance voices, barks.

I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;

I feel the Holy Spirit quicken my heart and alight my eyes! The pasture is but only paces ahead!

Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.

Thy rod at least, my last use of metal precious in this wasted land, I can feel in my jacket, near my heart.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;

The Tableaux of the fountain; I have reached it, though I see my black clad enemies rushing toward me;

Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.

My hands are wet with water, but I only need the left to pull the trigger while with my right I make make the holy sign, so revolted in this artificial eden for unworthy heretics, apostates and godless men!

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,

Oh Lord, Spirit; guide my finger now, and let Celia guide me to Heaven.

I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.