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Thank you for dropping-by, I hope you enjoy your visit. The main content is to be found in the blog, where I discuss everything and anything, but, topics including: photography, nature, technology, food, movies, music, politics, and life in the Highlands of Scotland, make regular appearances.

I commonly write reviews of movies (or films, if you prefer). Some movie reviews are short, others will be discussed in more detail. The scope covered will be mainly mainstream English language movies from the 1930s until the present day.

About me

My name is Iain MacDonald and I live in the Highlands of Scotland (although I have lived elsewhere in the past). I use Fitheach as my online pseudonym, on this website, on Mastodon, and on Matrix. I am a big fan of Free & Open Source Software, which I use both professionally and at home.

Computing and technology tend to infuse themselves into my other interests, as once you learn some skills in one area it is convenient to use them to solve problems in other spheres.

When not tinkering with computers, I am likely to be found repairing things because living in the countryside you learn to be resourceful.

Of course, man doesn't live by SSH tunnels and kerosene vapour burners alone, so, food, as a subject, makes regular appearances, too.

My latest Life articles

My most recent ramblings can be found in the Life section.

My latest Mastodon posts

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Thu, 22 Feb 2024 22:21:20 +0000

Anyone else seen Ad Astra (2019)?

Brad Pitt does a fantastic job of defying the laws of physics (or, at least, probability). 😃

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Thu, 22 Feb 2024 12:35:38 +0000

First tick of the year (on , not me).

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Wed, 21 Feb 2024 13:46:11 +0000

I've discovered that the facility I stumbled across is the Speyside Cooperage, in Craigellachie. The company also has sites in Alloa, Kentucky and Ohio (presumably where they source bourbon casks).

A little more info can be found on their website:

They also do tours, where one can see the complete process of cask production. I'd love to see that.

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Sun, 18 Feb 2024 20:25:35 +0000

We ended the day in the bar.
Unfortunately, it was boaring. 😃

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Sun, 18 Feb 2024 19:51:50 +0000

This Fedi spam is a real pain.

Other than the nuisance, what purpose does it serve?

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Sun, 18 Feb 2024 19:29:04 +0000

My photo, in the previous post, doesn't do justice to the scale of the cask storage at this facility. There was, maybe, 50+ of these pyramids.

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