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  1. Thomas’s hotels

    I enjoyed watching the BBC’s A Hotel for the Super Rich & Famous, about the Corinthia hotel in…

  2. Marzipan mince pie recipe

    At Christmas I often make some mince pies and I always use the same recipe because it seems to work. It has a lemony pastry and bonus marzipan.

  3. The People’s Front of Consumer Financial Protection

    Moving two words in an agency name potentially costing industry $300 million.

  4. Knowing one thing in depth…

    A quote by Mike Johnston.

  5. Search forms

    What are the best, most accessible ways to make website search forms? I tried to find out. Here are some examples.

  6. Your letter transitions

    On how odd post boxes, bank branches and public libraries will seem.

  7. IDLES

    No weeknotes because I had a cold. But I listened to IDLES and they’re good.

  8. w/e 25 November 2018

    An ‘LRB’ letter; ‘Portlandia’ season one; and more ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’.

  9. w/e 18 November 2018

    Fightmilk, Bad Moves and The Beths; Wagtail and Django; and ‘Wildlife’.

  10. w/e 11 November 2018

    Art Brut; ‘Treme’, ‘The Bisexual’; and ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’.

  11. w/e 4 November 2018

    Anthony Beevor’s ‘The Second World War’ and ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’.

  12. Lots of charts

    I’ve added a couple of pages of bar charts to the site. Having accumulated all this stuff it seemed…

  13. w/e 28 October 2018

    Anni Albers at Tate Modern; ‘No Offence’; ‘Vanity Fair’; ‘Cold War’; and Ask MetaFilter highlights.

  14. w/e 21 October 2018

    Money Stuff and weeknotes.

  15. w/e 14 October 2018

    ‘Can You Feel It’ and some re-discovered house music; ‘A Star is Born’, ‘Phonogram: The Singles Club’; an acting class; ‘Killing Eve’; and Mark Kozelek at Union Chapel.

  16. w/e 7 October 2018

    The internet; ‘Wired’ is 25; Phoebe Bridgers and Mark Kozelek; ‘Beast’ by Paul Kingsnorth; Salon Collective’s showcase; and Docker.

  17. w/e 30 September 2018

    My first paid acting work; ‘17c’ at the Old Vic; ‘Trust’; and Mastodon compared to Twitter.

  18. w/e 23 September 2018

    The Festival of Maintenance and ‘Lucky’.

  19. WorldSkills.org’s new website

    A recent project I worked on launched recently… a new version of the WorldSkills website.

  20. w/e 16 September 2018

    ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’; W. G. Sebald’s ‘Austerlitz’; ordering an Apple Watch; and season four of ‘Silicon Valley’.

  21. w/e 9 September 2018

    Corporationpop; more paper scanning; ‘Distant Voices, Still Lives’; ‘Leave No Trace’; and the sound of official American phone calls.

  22. w/e 2 September 2018

    Holiday, ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ season one, ‘The Americans’ season five, the end of ‘Keeping Faith’, and ‘Familiar’ by J. Robert Lennon.

  23. w/e 26 August 2018

    Document scanning, the Hobby Horse podcast, ‘Mildred Pierce’, Twitter, and slowing down.

  24. w/e 19 August 2018

    Giving up on the Culture novels, ‘Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema’, ‘Hang Ups’, more Mastodon, and a Co-op follow-up.

  25. Buying a washing machine from the Co-op

    The good and mostly bad things that occurred during the process of buying a washing machine from the Co-op