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  1. Foursquare/Swarm iCal feed

    I wrote a python script to replace the now-broken Foursquare calendar feed of your check-ins.

  2. A wonky barter

    How am I doing with giving up Facebook, Instagram and Twitter?

  3. Media from April

    Some things I’ve seen, read, heard and been to in April.

  4. Text editors

    Code is a very simple medium, nothing but plain text. But the applications for writing it are so complicated and never quite right.

  5. My Apple Watch

    I bought an Apple Watch Series 4 and here I am with my takes. Or “thoughts” as we used to call them.

  6. Some media from March 2019

    Some things I’ve watched and listened to this month.

  7. Uses this

    I’m currently featured on Uses This, about what I use “to get the job done.”

  8. Wait, wait, GO!

    This week I spent three days acting in a student film, which was fun.

  9. On telly

    I’ll be on TV in a thing I acted in a few months ago.

  10. Media from February 2019

    A few things I watched, read, etc. in February that I didn’t get around to writing about sooner.

  11. The Story 2019

    The tenth annual The Story conference was as good as ever, with Alison S. M. Kobayashi and Sara Wajid giving my favourite talks.

  12. ‘Light Years’ by James Salter

    From 1975, I really enjoyed this book.

  13. Jumping off cliffs

    A quote about breaking out of a well-worn rut, by Benny Golson.

  14. At the gym

    Two gym thoughts.

  15. ‘Olive Kitteridge’

    We watched the miniseries. Recommended, but a bit hard going.

  16. The late style or elder game of blogging

    Wondering about the “elder game” and “late style” of blogging, and how weeknotes, as a phase of blogging, might fit in.

  17. m/e 31 January 2019

    The Favourite, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The First, The Americans season six, Paul Heaton, Mildred Pierce, Luther season five, and Smoke by Simon Ings.

  18. The Beat Generation

    Generation X missing from a list of generations, and settling on the Silent Generation’s name in 1958.

  19. Flickr favourites and photos-of-you downloader in python

    From 5th February 2019 Flickr are going to be deleting an unknown quantity of older photos. So I…

  20. My 2018

    Some things I watched and read and heard and did in 2018.

  21. Mysterious algorithms

    From ‘Money Stuff’, on how algorithms in the markets go a bit wonky, not because they’re mysterious, but because humans don’t give them enough information.

  22. Stay vs Remain

    On the etymological differences between the wordings of the Brexit options.

  23. ‘Justified’ season three

    We are still enjoying it. Lots of fun.

  24. ‘The Sinner’

    Season one. Lots of flashbacks and squinting.