w/e 29 October 2017

WordPress, Japanese, The Death of Stalin, The Vietnam War and a happy gig.

Most of the weekdays I was working on making a client’s large report look good and work well in WordPress, which is now just about done.

In not-work-but-still-internet-typing news, I rewrote my Hiragana and Katakana practise in JavaScript, from PHP, so that it can more easily be moved with the rest of this site to a non-PHP server in the future. This also made it better in several ways, which is nice.

I saw The Death of Stalin on Tuesday which was a lot of fun, although I wished I hadn’t seen the trailer — that was when I had the surprise of the absurdity, so I knew what I’d be getting. Although the cast were all good I did sometimes find myself watching Steve Buscemi’s Khrushchev and thinking of Buscemi’s other harried, period suit-wearing, ruthless boss Nucky Thompson which, given Thompson’s general competence, made Khrushchev seem less absurd than the useless English-accented people around him.

We finished The Vietnam War this evening, a depressing but well-worth-doing experience. It reminded me of watching The World at War as, I think, a young teenager. Grim but important. Men and their egos.

To end on a happier note, I went to a gig this week, which I haven’t done for a while, and a loud guitars gig not for even longer. It was Diet Cig, mentioned a couple of weeks ago, supported by The Spook School who you can see below or here. They were both good and it was a lovely, warm, fun evening in a small venue in Hackney. Happy young people with good tunes, guitars and drums. Thumbs up.

Photos taken 29 Oct 2017

29 Oct 2017 at Twitter

  • 01:12pm: My Instagram feed currently jumps between 12 minutes ago and nine days ago, and random events in between. I believe product owner is insane.
  • 01:19pm: I like this, which I take to mean that if a platform changes the order of posts, photos etc, however it's done, the… https://t.co/7JCJSGDlgH
  • 01:55pm: @infovore It all starts to make sense.

29 Oct 2017 in Links

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Music listened to most that week

  1. Beyoncé (12)
  2. Stars (12)
  3. Kelela (11)
  4. David Sylvian (6)
  5. Babybird (4)
  6. Elvis Costello (4)
  7. Emmy the Great (4)
  8. Ikonika (4)
  9. The Mountain Goats (4)
  10. Pavement (3)

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