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  1. UK parliament demographics chart

    I wondered how the ages of MPs and members of the House of Lords compared to the UK population so I made some charts.

  2. w/e 17 June 2018

    A brief one this week because my MacBook’s keyboard has decided to pack in again…

  3. w/e 10 June 2018

    People rediscovering Crazy Walls and Today’s Guardian; Half Man Half Biscuit; and finishing ‘Uncharted’ 1.

  4. How Soon is Now by Richard King

    A few notes about, and quotes from, the book, plus a long Spotify playlist of tracks mentioned.

  5. w/e 3 June 2018

    A new site for my work, and swimming lanes compared to shared space road designs.

  6. ‘The Actor’s Art and Craft’ by William Esper and Damon DiMarco

    My notes on the book that recounts a year’s worth of Esper teaching his variation of the Meisner acting technique.

  7. w/e 28 May 2018

    David Byrne’s ‘How Music Works’, Ben Moor’s ‘Pronoun Trouble’, and ‘The Split’.

  8. w/e 20 May 2018

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

  9. 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.

  10. f/e 13 May 2018

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

  11. A kind of modern desperation

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

  12. 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.

  13. A nice picture

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

  14. 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.

  15. Sara Renberg - ‘Night Sands’

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

  16. Fortitude, Shetland and This Country

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Run out of metaphors

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

  20. w/e 25 March 2018

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

  21. f/e 18 March 2018

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

  22. Mini music genres: UK music press

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

  23. w/e 4 March 2018

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

  24. w/e 25 February 2018

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

  25. 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…