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  1. 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

  2. f/e 12 August 2018

    ‘Keeping Faith’, ‘The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer’, some Ask MetaFilter questions, and Twitter vs Mastodon.

  3. w/e 29 July 2018

    ‘Wolf Hall’ and realistic plays,, ‘Brighton Rock’, Jenny Holzer, weeknotes.

  4. Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD by Martin Aston

    My thoughts on the book about 4AD records, plus a 556 track playlist.

  5. w/e 22 July 2018

    Nothing much to say this week, but here’s one thing that stuck in my mind. From Stewart Lee’s…

  6. w/e 15 July 2018

    Play reading, ‘Optic Nerve’, a little Ask MeFi.

  7. w/e 8 July 2018

    Ellsworth Kelly’s photographs; writing and filming a scene for my showreel; more Ask MeFi questions; and a happy video.

  8. f/e 1 July 2018

    Irrepairability, Ask MetaFilter, and ‘Flowers’ season two.

  9. Total Perspective Vortex in D3.js

    I made a sort of Total Perspective Vortex, from Hitchhiker’s Guide, using JavaScript.

  10. 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.

  11. w/e 17 June 2018

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

  12. w/e 10 June 2018

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

  13. How Soon is Now by Richard King

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

  14. w/e 3 June 2018

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

  15. ‘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.

  16. w/e 28 May 2018

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

  17. w/e 20 May 2018

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

  18. 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.

  19. f/e 13 May 2018

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

  20. A kind of modern desperation

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

  21. 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.

  22. A nice picture

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

  23. 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.

  24. Sara Renberg - ‘Night Sands’

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

  25. Fortitude, Shetland and This Country

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