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Writing: 2019

  1. w/e 2019-09-15

    Edinburgh, The Souvenir, and new jeans.

  2. Removing Google Analytics

    I’ve removed Google Analytics from this site.

  3. Blogroll keepers #2

    Irenebrination, BIG by Matt Stoller, Craig Mod’s newsletters and Ask a Manager.

  4. w/e 2019-09-07

    Magic of Meghan by Dry Cleaning, the London Film Festival, and The Spook School saying goodbye.

  5. w/e 2019-09-01

    Holiday, Big Little Lies, Justified, The Day of the Locust, Design as Art, and some Ask MetaFilter favourites.

  6. w/e 2019-08-25

    An advert shoot; Fosse/Verdon; Transit; and The Dispossessed.

  7. w/e 2019-08-18

    Wardrobe fittings, Everybody in the Place and Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.

  8. w/e 2019-08-11

    Kero Kero Bonito. The Orielles, Keeping Faith, Animals, Notorious, a successful audition, and another appearance on Google Street View.

  9. w/e 2019-08-04

    Fresh, festivals as utopias, and Smarter Investing.

  10. Get to 100%

    What I’ve been doing acting-wise this year so far.

  11. w/e 2019-07-28

    My first Indietracks and my first cricket.

  12. w/e 2019-07-21

    I did some things and bought a new camera.

  13. f/e 2019-07-13

    Gentleman Jack, Chimerica, This Farming Life, Glastonbury, In Fabric, and Art & Fear.

  14. Blogroll keepers

    A couple of blogs I’ve recently tried and like enough to keep following.

  15. Gentle, undemanding and interesting

    On slow videos of people making things out of wood.

  16. ‘Reality Hunger’ by David Shields

    I finished reading this a week ago and it’s still sitting in my head, wrapping itself around several doubts and questions that were already in residence.

  17. Media for June 2019

    A gig, lots of telly, some books and five movies.

  18. A city day out

    We spent a day doing some touristing in the City of London.

  19. Tail of the access log

    A peek at what websites in 1997 knew about visitors, from Pop Goes the Web, a Radio 1 documentary.

  20. Good ID

    I recently made the Good ID website for Unfold Stories, using Django and Wagtail.

  21. Job Garden

    This year I’ve been spending some of my time working with Matt Webb on Job Garden.

  22. Exciting like the web

    On Kicks Condor and Robot Wisdom.

  23. Overnight

    Five things from an overnight shoot for a short film.

  24. Blogroll

    I added a blogroll to my site, because there are lots of nice blogs out there.

  25. The 1959 Project

    I’m enjoying The 1959 Project, daily posts about the New York jazz scene in that year.

  26. Media from May 2019

    Aldous Harding and Holly Herndon; All That Is by James Salter; High Life; and The Good Place, Follow the Money, Deutschland 86 and Fleabag.

  27. Foursquare/Swarm iCal feed

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

  28. A wonky barter

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

  29. Media from April 2019

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

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. Some media from March 2019

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

  33. Uses this

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

  34. Wait, wait, GO!

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

  35. On telly

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

  36. Media from February 2019

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

  37. 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.

  38. ‘Light Years’ by James Salter

    From 1975, I really enjoyed this book.

  39. Jumping off cliffs

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

  40. At the gym

    Two gym thoughts.

  41. ‘Olive Kitteridge’

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

  42. ‘Snowfall’

    Season two.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. The Beat Generation

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

  46. 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…

  47. My 2018

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

  48. 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.

  49. Stay vs Remain

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