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Writing: 2022

  1. w/e 2022-11-27

    ooh.directory launch, lunch out, a good photo, managing tasks, The English, Happy Valley season two, and Mastodon.

  2. ooh.directory

    I just launched the new website I’ve been working on, a large organised collection of good blogs.

  3. w/e 2022-11-20

    Mary’s back; writing code to fetch feeds; deciding on web hosting; improving bread baking; three more Éric Rohmer films and Listen Up Philip.

  4. w/e 2022-11-13

    Dry Cleaning’s Stumpwork; re-writing a Django app; raking more leaves; Twitter, Mastodon, MetaFilter, and TypePad; four 1980s Éric Rohmer films; jelly bags.

  5. w/e 2022-11-06

    A pheasant; pond leaves; Good Night and Good Riddance by David Cavanagh; Twitter, MetaFilter and TypePad; Drive My Car; and Community season five.

  6. Linocut printmaking resources

    A collection of links to useful blog posts for anyone interested in starting linocut printmaking.

  7. w/e 2022-10-30

    Martha’s Please Don’t Take Me Back, The Flames of Injustice, Cloudflare failure, Le Père de mes enfants, Red Road, Farewell Amor, and Cinema Paradiso.

  8. w/e 2022-10-23

    Oomph deficit.

  9. w/e 2022-10-16

    Jacki Apple, Conversations with Friends.

  10. New and old, big and small

    On W. David Marx’s description of Generation X as cultural crate-diggers, the Band Aid-era division between mainstream and indie, and identifying when Britain split.

  11. w/e 2022-10-09

    The NTS Early Bird Show, Prolapse Peel Sessions, searching for duologues, The Eddy, and Ghosts season four.

  12. w/e 2022-10-02

    A quiet week, cooking, more John Peel, Kajillionaire, An Autumn Tale, and Irma Vep.

  13. w/e 2022-09-25

    The Beths’ Expert in a Dying Field, Obsidian, The Roads to Freedom, The Souvenir: Part II, and an acting class.

  14. Very beautiful

    On listening to some 1967 recordings of John Peel’s show The Perfumed Garden.

  15. Exporting notes from Simplenote into Obsidian

    I wrote a Python script to convert an export of Simplenote notes into a files that are more suitable for importing into Obsidian.

  16. w/e 2022-09-18

    Highpeak Autos, Tuluum Shimmering, The Queue, preparing for an acting class, Paris, 13th District, Katalin Varga, and Lean on Pete.

  17. w/e 2022-09-11

    More faffing around with a VPS, Ladhood season three, a couple of Adèle Haenel movies.

  18. w/e 2022-09-04

    Everything Everywhere All at Once, Interesting 2022, more London, Borgen season four, and Metal Lords.

  19. w/e 2022-08-28

    Breakfast, trying out Render, season two of Ted Lasso.

  20. w/e 2022-08-22

    Walking across London, a Nick and five Toms, setting up a VPS, For All Mankind season three, the end of Better Call Saul, and season one of Ted Lasso.

  21. w/e 2022-08-14

    Muslimgauze, scything and strimming and raking, a horse-fly bite, Annette, Zero Fucks Given and The Souvenir.

  22. w/e 2022-08-07

    Not scything, Neighbours.

  23. w/e 2022-07-31

    Live telly, including the women’s Euro 2022 final; improving at scything; a free 4G aerial; Nous, First Cow, Undine, Pleasure, Swimming Pool, and Petite Maman.

  24. w/e 2022-07-24

    Learning to scythe, improving my Django “DX”, True Things, Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Bergman Island.

  25. w/e 2022-07-17

    The Recruiting Officer, more web hosting, a Vonnegut quote, season two of For All Mankind, Rohmer’s A Summer’s Tale, and I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson.

  26. w/e 2022-07-10

    Flying Ant Week, website updating and hosting nonsense, and Slow Horses season one.

  27. w/e 2022-07-03

    Opticians, smoke, and For All Mankind season one.

  28. w/e 2022-06-26

    World Full of Worry by Peaness, London again, collecting hay bales again, a 4G aerial test, and The Morning Show season two.

  29. w/e 2022-06-19

    Eve Adams, Hidden Door festival and the Old Royal High School in Edinburgh, changes in Covid mask wearing metaphors, squirrels and trapped birds, The Outlaws season two, and The Morning Show season one.

  30. w/e 2022-06-12

    Edinburgh, and friends.

  31. A magnificent physical specimen

    A journey through my weirdly changing cardio fitness levels over the past three years or so, according to my Apple Watch.

  32. w/e 2022-06-05

    Jubilee, being productive, driving, squirrels, new code, and Joachim Trier’s “Oslo Trilogy”.

  33. w/e 2022-05-29

    Tracks by Awakening and Martha; not Covid; baby birds; The Wire playlists; Mubi and Éric Rohmer.

  34. Hosting a Django site on cPanel

    How to host a Django website on a cPanel host if you really, really must.

  35. w/e 2022-05-22

    Visiting London, the final season of Ozark, more Small Axe films, The Velvet Underground, and reading time.

  36. w/e 2022-05-15

    Beverly Glenn-Copeland, horses, tree harvesting, Django and cPanel, squirrels, good blogging, bread, and Hari Kunzru’s White Tears.

  37. w/e 2022-05-08

    Arooj Aftab, restoring some coat hooks, a village event, slow internet, and Severance.

  38. w/e 2022-05-01

    Nearly finishing decorating, chaffinches, and Russian Doll season two.

  39. w/e 2022-04-24

    Not Wales Goes Pop! or How Does It Feel; iPhone case and design; Peaky Blinders season six; Russian Doll season one.

  40. w/e 2022-04-17

    Decorating, Panda 4x4 service, The Split season three, Manchester by the Sea, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, and Mangrove.

  41. w/e 2022-04-10

    Work, water pipe, MacBook Pro, Friday Night Lights season five, and The Leftovers season one.

  42. w/e 2022-04-03

    A new MacBook and a new iPhone; other things I’ve done; My Brilliant Friend season three; and The Levelling.

  43. Wi-Fi memories

    The virtual places this old laptop has been.

  44. Webmentions

    I’ve got a version one of webmentions working for posts on this site.

  45. w/e 2022-03-27

    Things and Reminders, bread making, Friday Night Lights season four.

  46. w/e 2021-03-20

    Birthday, mask-wearing, a deer, garden chores.

  47. w/e 2022-03-13

    Ezra Furman, Friday Night Lights, and The Last of Us Part II.

  48. w/e 2022-03-06

    Some music.

  49. w/e 2022-02-27

    The cost of Apple laptops, exercise, Chloe and Starstruck.

  50. w/e 2022-02-20

    Too much computering, Outdoor Walking versus Hiking, Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future, and Ozark season four part one.

  51. w/e 2022-02-13

    Freelancing fears, Django Ditto updates, floor tiling, fixing the coffee machine, favourite TikTokers.

  52. w/e 2022-02-06

    ME REX’s Pterodactyl EP, some work, the Shenzenaudio Topping EX5, sleeplessness, the first half of This Farming Life season five, and Friday Night Lights season one.

  53. w/e 2022-01-30

    Twenty year anniversary, blues, toothpaste, Spotify, not much else.

  54. w/e 2022-01-23

    Migraine medication, Mare of Easttown and Landscapers.

  55. w/e 2022-01-16

    Foggy photos, rats in the compost, Apple Fitness Plus, a darning mushroom, referers from Kottke, and Succession season three.

  56. w/e 2022-01-09

    Anna B Savage’s A Common Turn, 30 Days of Yoga again, the dentist, and The Tourist.

  57. My Favourite Asks of 2021

    49 of my favourite questions asked on Ask MetaFilter in 2021.

  58. w/e 2022-01-02

    Bloodlands, A Very British Scandal, Don’t Look Up, Late Night, Everything I Know About Life I Learned From PowerPoint, and uptime monitoring.