Patrick Lam

Thoughts and travels of Patrick Lam

Look at the Details

This week, we went to the Rangiwahia Hut for a walk (“tramp”) and then to some caves with glow worms. We have seen glow worms at night in Wellington but we were here four hours before sunset, so no glow worms for us. Today’s tip: looking closely at things can reveal unexpected details.

Don't be a weka

Kapiti Island is a nature reserve from which the New Zealand Department of Conservation has removed non-native predators (possums, rats, etc.) Weka is not just a machine learning toolkit, but also a vulnerable flightless New Zealand bird. The bird will steal your lunch that is right in front of you on the table and run away with it if you don’t chase after it. Life tip: Don’t be a weka. Cooperate generously with people.