First skate in Berlin of 2021!

We had 15 mm of ice on the lake in my local park (Treptowerpark) on Xmas day yesterday, but overnight we have a -10° C freeze, and it had a super hard super strong 40 mm surface on it today 😀 It’s a bit bumpy, but nice to be back on the ice again! I didn’t stay on long, because there were too many people around, and there’s usually a bunch of idiots who follow me on without knowing what they’re doing, and I didn’t want to have pull the dumb arses out of the water.

Happy hour

Things were getting tense in the Strattic weekly happy hour today. Team 2 were at risk of beating us as they wrote a banjo played musical jingle to compete against Miriams genius idea of a book turning device built with a bike bump, collander, duck tape and a rubber glove.

So I stepped it up a notch, by demonstrating automatic inflation of our rubber gloves as the first step in the construction of a prototype flying machine built using hydrogen as the lifting fluid.

To demonstrate it was really hydrogen, I set it on fire in my kitchen. I love how Uri looks shocked and worried, whilst Leon is laughing his butt off and Miriam has her “I don’t think burning stuff in your kitchen is a good idea” look on her face.

We won. Mission accomplished!

For the record, it was inflated with baking soda and vinegar, so it’s just CO2, but nitrile rubber in the glove caught on fire.