First morning run with all kilometer legs under six minutes ??
Chocolate pain. Apparently there’s a difference between a chocolatine and pain au chocolat. I just see tasty sloth pastries.
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Salted caramel ice cream from Havre aux glaces in the market
Don’t wear gloves when you handle old books. From the British Library:
Whenever a manuscript is featured in the press or on television, we inevitably receive adverse comments about our failure to wear white gloves! The association of glove-wearing with handling old books is in fact a modern phenomenon, and one that has little scientific basis.
Essentially, we recommend that it is preferable to handle manuscripts with clean dry hands.
We were told the same thing when I studied book design at Reading. Gloves tend to cause more damage than they prevent. It’s one of those things that looks nice in photos.
I just finished reading Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet by Claire L. Evans (h/t @boop). I thoroughly enjoyed it, and learned quite a bit. I’m also a sucker for computing history, and remember things like gopher, so your mileage might vary.