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Chariots of wire

There have been some mesmerising feets of human endurance recently.  Eliud Kipchoge became the first runner ever to run a marathon in under 2 hours.  Brigid Kosgei set a woman's marathon record, only a day later.  A bloke named Rylan apparently sang Karaoke non-stop for 24 hours.  And, a humble Raspberry Pi survived 18 hours outdoors, with the help of LiPo supplements that WADA have prohibited alongside EPO, Lance Armstrong's chocolate brownies and Ben Johnson's "nutritional" flapjacks.

10 peaks, 58km, 3000m of ascent, one Raspberry Pi Zero, several GPS modules... how @rosie_red_robot
completed the Brecon Beacons @10peaks with a load of homemade IoT stuff and a big power bank: https://t.co/oVkKpGOgb1pic.twitter.com/VMCEkcCqEZ — Raspberry Pi (@Raspberry_Pi) October 2, 2019
But we should never, ever be totally satisfied with our successes in life, however grand or infinitesimal.  As consistently demonstrated by the mishaps encountered during our blog series, ofte…