Tom Royal


CTO @apptitudemedia, Editor @popsciuk, idiot-in-charge @teaandkittens, occasional iOS dev, terrible Japanese speaker. Views are mine and frequently inane. CATS.

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Favourite thing from the new issue: PopSci sent in a space training centrifuge:

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Cat, or giant furry slug?

:) Our office. Earlier:


'You had better':

Pro winter cycling gear: duct tape. Lots of duct tape.

That unnerving moment when you realise there is *nobody* in this international airport:

Couldn't resist a quick detour to see Kumamoto castle:

Joe Sacco's Palestine, translated to Japanese:

Meanwhile up the volcano, the view is, uh, rather like being inside an angry cloud:

Akamisu station, inside the world's largest volcanic caldera (Aso). Busy it ain't:

Aoshima. Sorry about the iPhone HDR, no other way to get close:

Loved Kagoshima, but time to leave - now heading east towards Miyazaki. One last Sakurajima pic:

Took on the volcano in this high-powered automobile. Beep beep.

And there it is - Sakurajima, burbling away just across the bay and huffing ash up all over the place

..And that big scary volcano in the background is Mt Unzen. Once caused a megatsunami, which was as bad as it sounds

Three trains later, and almost back on track. Still, this was Shimabara:

Ah, crap. Headed a long way off the beaten track to catch a ferry, but it's cancelled due to a typhoon (not pictured)

This morning's ride, at least as far as Isahaya. Strangely not so busy:

Saw this guy today, thought I should send a photo to you. Somewhere in Nagasaki: