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Writing

  1. w/e 20 May 2018

    ‘Uncharted’ 1; Elmore Leonard’s ‘Glitz’; Chamberlin, Powell and Bon; and ‘Silicon Valley’ season three.

  2. Invalidating items from Django’s cache

    I poked around at Django’s per-site and per-view caching to work out why I couldn’t invalidate pages from the cache. I eventually worked out how to do it.

  3. f/e 13 May 2018

    ‘Fortitude’ season two, 1980s ‘Top of the Pops’, and reading Iain M. Banks’ ‘Consider Phlebas’.

  4. A kind of modern desperation

    On whether writing weeknotes could help me get back into more frequent blogging again. (Answer: they didn’t, quite.)

  5. Exploring City of London Councillors data

    I scraped data about the City of London’s councillors, and their interests and gifts, and made a site to browse and search it using Datasette.

  6. A nice picture

    On liking images that are broken, Pure CSS Francine, and Afghan war rugs.

  7. 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.

  8. Sara Renberg - ‘Night Sands’

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

  9. Fortitude, Shetland and This Country

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Run out of metaphors

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

  13. w/e 25 March 2018

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

  14. f/e 18 March 2018

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

  15. Mini music genres: UK music press

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

  16. w/e 4 March 2018

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

  17. w/e 25 February 2018

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

  18. 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…

  19. w/e 18 February 2018

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

  20. w/e 11 February 2018

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

  21. 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.

  22. w/e 28 January 2018

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

  23. Domains for good

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

  24. f/e 21 Jan 2018

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

  25. 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.