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  1. A new “less competitive” version of Scrabble is coming soon….

    The Guardian version of this press release included this: When it comes to competitive gameplay,…

  2. Quick Cryptic crossword No 1 | Crosswords | The Guardian

    Excellent idea! I spend all week failing to complete Monday’s cryptic, so it’s nice to have the…

  3. bookofjoe: Clotted Cream v Double Cream: Two enter — which one (both?) leaves?

    Depends what you want it for, as the pictures suggest. Clotted cream for putting on scones. Double…

  4. Don’t Be the Best. Be the Only.

    This sounds related to the Helsinki Bus Station Theory, which I assume you’re aware of (because I…

  5. Waffle House’s Magic Marker System

    There was a discussion about this on MetaFilter a while back. A lot of comments, but it’s worth…

  6. It’s really become a thing for bands to go on tour to play t…

    The first I went to was in 2007 when The Wedding Present did a tour to celebrate the 20th…

  7. The Visual Science Lab : As commercial photography changes more and more quickly I am running out of things I want to write about here.

    I enjoy reading whatever you choose to write about, whether that’s photography, swimming, new…

  8. Notes from migrating 24 years of blog posts from Wordpress to Ghost

    Nice to hear how that went, thanks! I maintain a couple of self-hosted WordPress sites for people…

  9. I am a relative NYT crossword n00b, so I just found out abou…

    https://times.xwdsnitch.link/ The SNITCH (Same-day Numeric Index of Times Cryptic Hardness) is a…

  10. Michael Tsai - Blog - Amazon Charging for IPv4 Addresses

    My favourite UK web hosting service, Mythic Beasts, has charged for IPv4 addresses for some time.…

  11. In order for the 2024 indie web revival to work: “We need mo…

    I think having a GitHub account and even having heard of Docker, never mind understanding what it…

  12. Blogger: The Visual Science Lab / Kirk - Post a Comment

    Happy new year Kirk. One of my few resolutions this year is to take the “proper” camera (Fujifilm…

  13. I’ll never stop blogging: it’s an itch I have to scratch – and I don’t care if it’s an outdated format | Simon Reynolds | The Guardian

    It’s a shame the subeditors(?) came up with that title, because calling blogging “outdated” sounds…

  14. Where Do You Call Home?

    From my mid-twenties I lived in London for almost half my life but it never felt like “home”. It…

  15. My Recent Media Diet, Fall 2023 Edition

    I recently watched Kleo on Netflix, which I knew nothing about, and I really enjoyed it. Kleo is an…

  16. Who Are the People in the Neighborhood?

    Hello from Herefordshire, in the UK, where we moved nearly four years ago from London, to a house…

  17. How’s Everyone Liking the Comments?

    I don’t know if this is a good idea, but it’s an idea: Include any “top comments” after the post…

  18. Introducing the New Kottke.org Comments

    Great idea, I love a good comment section and this seems a good way to manage it. They, and this…

  19. The Online Photographer: Open Mike: Razor Love (OT)

    Another one here who’s been using a safety razor for years. In fact I’ve never used a multi-bladed…

  20. The Online Photographer: A New, All-Off-Topic Blog?

    I enjoy your off-topic posts as much as the photography posts, sometimes more so, and have no…

  21. The Online Photographer: Open Mike: OK Is Not Spelled ‘Okay,’ and Other Strange Facts

    Tom Whitwell publishes a list of interesting things he’s learned each year, which you might like.…

  22. The Online Photographer: Update: RSS Feed

    Just to confirm, the old RSS feed (along with that of another TypePad blog I follow) sprang to life…

  23. If I won the lottery (Noisy Decent Graphics)

    Your RSS feed has come to life again, after all the TypePad kerfuffle. Nice to have you back. When…

  24. 85 - Sky Writing: Astronomy, Astrology, and Philosophy

    There’s still something not quite right, and yet it is possible to download. I tried playing from…

  25. Dirty Feed – “You Wanna Sing That Song, Right Here on MY Show?”

    I’m intrigued by the Programme Identification Numbers, which are new to me. I wonder if there’s any…