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Writing

  1. Mike’s poetry and heart

    Mike Johnston on The Online Photographer wrote a nice piece about the things he misses from the photography practices of his younger days, and much of it feels very similar to how I sometimes feel about the internet.

  2. Sara Renberg - ‘Night Sands’

    I’m enjoying this album which possibly isn’t like That Dog. And I liked Leif Vollebekk too.

  3. Fortitude, Shetland and This Country

    On season one of ‘Fortitude’, season four of ‘Shetland’, and ‘This Country’

  4. Describing events in code

    Describing how I thought about writing code to catalogue 28 years of visits to cinemas, theatres, gigs, etc. and the decisions I made.

  5. 28 years of events

    I’ve catalogued 28 years of visits to cinemas, theatres, gigs, etc on my site. Here’s a summary of it all.

  6. Run out of metaphors

    On Phoebe Bridgers’ album ‘Stranger in the Alps’ and comparing some of the lyrics to Mark Kozelek.

  7. w/e 25 March 2018

    Martha, ‘Transparent’, ‘Call Me By Your Name’, and ‘Always Coming Home’.

  8. f/e 18 March 2018

    Trying to combine two kinds of acting, and ‘Transparent’.

  9. Mini music genres: UK music press

    Some songs that mention the ‘NME’, ‘Melody Maker’, etc.

  10. w/e 4 March 2018

    Different levels of programming knowledge, and ‘Lady Bird’.

  11. w/e 25 February 2018

    Museum in a Box, ‘The Shape of Water’, ‘Search Party’ and ‘Battlefield 1’.

  12. Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder

    I recently read Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting That You’ll Ever Need by Blake Snyder…

  13. w/e 18 February 2018

    ‘The Memory of Water’, ‘Red Star Over Russia’, The Story 2018, and quitting things.

  14. w/e 11 February 2018

    More acting classes, part-way through another laborious personal project, season six of ‘Spiral’, and episode recaps.

  15. w/e 4 February 2018

    ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’, ‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?’, ‘Game of Thrones’ season seven, and Femi Temowo and Engines Orchestra.

  16. w/e 28 January 2018

    ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’, ‘Moeder’ and line-learning.

  17. Domains for good

    Is there something worthwhile we could do with expired domain names?

  18. f/e 21 Jan 2018

    Two plays, season one of ‘Justified’, a new term of acting classes, and a “workshop”.

  19. The “stuff” we create

    I’ve rewritten the site moving from Movable Type and PHP to Django. It’s taken months of work over several years.

  20. w/e 7 January 2018

    ‘Good Time’, ‘The Florida Project’, ‘Spiral’, ‘McMafia’ and nearly getting some code live.

  21. Hello RSS people

    The RSS feeds might break when I change the site’s code soon.

  22. f/e 31 December 2017

    Christmas and the end of the year.

  23. I’ll meet you in Cathedrals

    On the Fitzrovia/Bloomsbury border; Foursquare’s peculiar names for London neighbourhoods; and the Northbank and Midtown Business Improvement Districts.

  24. w/e 17 December 2017

    This week, double acting and sort-of-finishing some code.

  25. w/e 10 December 2017

    ‘How to Win Against History’, an amazing moment in acting class, and struggling with ‘Elite: Dangerous’.