Ben is in Afghanistan, blogging for the Guardian, and sending his trademark utterly magnificent pictures to Flickr. This presumably in between running ultramarathons, doing things with Movable Type that require dataset rotations in more dimensions than even string theory postulates, and – most likely – writing touchingly elegant literature on the side.

For heaven’s sake, man, stop auditioning for the rôle of Leonardo in Renaissance 2.0. You got the part, already. No need to rub it in.