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Writing: 2021

  1. 2021

    A look back at things I’ve done, seen, heard, etc this year.

  2. w/e 2021-1-26

    An Anna Jones pie, starting The Last of Us Part II, The Outlaws, The Wife, Shaun the Sheep, and Morecambe and Wise.

  3. w/e 2021-12-19

    Slowness, not upgrading personal code, Money Heist season two, Power of the Dog, and Said the Gramophone.

  4. f/e 2021-12-13

    Nearly a fortnight away in Essex. Witham, Walton, and the first season of Schitt’s Creek.

  5. Divided into zones

    An interesting passage from a review of a book about the writer Uwe Johnson.

  6. w/e 2021-12-05

    Webmentions, my monthly cost of Apple, starting Schitt’s Creek.

  7. w/e 2021-11-28

    A bit more Docker, writing code for webmentions, an impossible wardrobe, The Billion Dollar Code and The Rhythm Section.

  8. w/e 2021-11-21

    Adult mom’s live Driver album, Indietracks closing, the same German test, Django and Docker, a bird, and Money Heist season one.

  9. w/e 2021-11-14

    A list of what I did, one thing I didn’t do, The Last Dance, and Rocks.

  10. w/e 2021-11-07

    Fiat, naming faces, Covid tests, mice, and Happy Valley season one.

  11. Last Dance

    A short film I’m in recently won another award and is now available to watch online, and some people said nice things about me in it.

  12. w/e 2021-10-31

    Travelling through London, men doing work, mouse-proofing apple racks, Paris Police 1900.

  13. w/e 2021-10-24

    Wildlife, German, Jean-Paul Sartre, Maid, The Get Down, and The American Version of the Office.

  14. w/e 2021-10-17

    Many tasks, more dumb Apple Photos fiddling, and Rachel.

  15. w/e 2021-10-10

    A new-to-us car, my new acting showreel, a new floor, and no broadband.

  16. Removing Exif data from images in Django

    How to remove Exif data from image files uploaded to a model’s ImageField in a Django project.

  17. w/e 2021-10-03

    Dry Cleaning, decorating, five films, and perhaps moving from Lightroom to Photos.

  18. w/e 2021-09-26

    Mice and other chores, editing my showreel, and Sex Education season three.

  19. w/e 2021-09-19

    Abergavenny Food Festival, Sex Education season two, and running with music.

  20. f/e 2021-09-12

    Spotify, failing to learn German, Sex Education season one and its setting, a walk up the Sugar Loaf, walks in Pembrokeshire, The Hunt for a Killer, and Grand Designs.

  21. Novels written and illustrated by an “AI”

    I asked some “AI”s to continue some novels’ famous first lines and generate new book covers for them.

  22. w/e 2021-08-29

    Lafayette Gilchrist, missing Kelly Reichardt film viewings, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, and The Fast Show’s Jesse.

  23. Blogroll Keepers #7

    Some more blogs and newsletters I’ve added to my blogroll over the past few months.

  24. w/e 2021-08-22

    Hay baling and Hay-on-Wye.

  25. w/e 2021-08-15

    Lucy Dacus’s Home Video, Yoann Bourgeois’ Celui qui tombe, walking across central London, Eighth Grade, and Ghosts season three.

  26. beacon.black

    I recently made a website as part of ArtAngel’s project Afterness, based at Orford Ness in Suffolk.

  27. w/e 2021-08-08

    DIY, Mindhunter, and Promising Young Woman.

  28. w/e 2021-08-01

    Sweeping the Nation’s 2021 playlist, re-learning to play the piano, season two of Unforgotten, home energy stuff, the early internet, and the wrong genre.

  29. w/e 2021-07-25

    We continued our holiday this week, but at home. Given the hot weather we spent a lot of time…

  30. f/e 2021-07-19

    A holiday in Essex, moving from Tuffmail to Fastmail, more Busuu bugs, Ozark season three, and Carson McCullers’ The Member of the Wedding.

  31. w/e 2021-07-04

    NTS, Ghost Town, painting and hammering, socialising, masks, language-learning bugs, and Better Call Saul season five.

  32. w/e 2021-06-27

    The best and worst day of the year, Better Call Saul season four, Motherland season three, Ant-Man and Comanche Moon by Larry McMurtry.

  33. w/e 2021-06-20

    ME REX, re-stacking the log shed, a successful tweet, Mystery Road season two, and Together.

  34. w/e 2021-06-13

    Ozark season two and Bo Burnham: Inside.

  35. w/e 2021-06-06

    Migraines, a SIPP transfer, learning German.

  36. w/e 2021-05-30

    The Office, The Wire magazine playlists, writing more tests, and a DJ on a bike.

  37. w/e 2021-05-23

    Physical interactions, IKEA, more internet nonsense, In Pursuit of Love, Mystery Road season one, I’m Thinking of Ending Things and Call My Agent! season one.

  38. w/e 2021-05-16

    Bread, internet nonsense, and Better Call Saul season three.

  39. w/e 2021-05-09

    Updating old code, season one of Ozark, and Support the Girls.

  40. w/e 2021-05-03

    Recovering, Sight & Sound, Koss Porta-Pro headphones, The People v. O. J. Simpson, and season six of Line of Duty.

  41. w/e 2021-04-25

    A one night holiday, an accident, a mailing list, and Uncut Gems.

  42. w/e 2021-04-18

    Noname, writing tests, fixing Heroku’s documentation, FeedBurner, Yoginimelbourne, season two of Better Call Saul, Adult Life Skills, and W.G. Sebald’s Rings of Saturn.

  43. w/e 2021-04-11

    Hen Ogledd’s Free Humans, bathrooms, linocut printmakers, Instagram, The Irishman, and season one of both Better Call Saul and GLOW.

  44. w/e 2021-04-04

    Wales Goes Pop!, touching toes, The Crown, technology and capitalism.

  45. w/e 2021-03-28

    The Cat’s Back, Letterboxd, Destination Wedding, pheasants and partridges.

  46. w/e 2021-03-21

    My birthday, new headphones, my first COVID-19 jab, me in Off the Coast, The Queen’s Gambit, Stranger Things, and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

  47. Half-century notes

    Let’s look at how things have gone over my first fifty years.

  48. w/e 2021-03-14

    Daffodils, Big Sur, Constellation Games by Leonard Richardson, Deutschland ‘89, Hoop Dreams, Netflix, and Kicking and Screaming.

  49. w/e 2020-03-07

    adult mom, nails, walking, Justified and Black Panther.

  50. w/e 2021-02-28

    Daffodils, spoonbills, Zoom, poker, and GitHub Actions.

  51. w/e 2021-02-21

    Amanda French, hyperpop, Docker, Pinboard, plumbing, and Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America.

  52. w/e 2021-02-14

    Untold by Sophia Loizou; boring Docker and GitHub Actions stuff; Adam Curtis argument; and It’s a Sin.

  53. Adam Curtis’s Seaside Dream

    This is the story of an ordinary seaside town and the global powers that tried to hide it from the world.

  54. w/e 2021-02-07

    Emma Kupa’s It Will Come Easier, Douglas Coupland’s Life After God, and The Serpent.

  55. w/e 2021-01-31

    The main emotions, Yoga with Adriene, headphone equalisation, Larry McMurtry’s Dead Man’s Walk and finishing The Newsroom.

  56. w/e 2021-01-24

    Slaughter Beach Dog’s At the Moonbase and re-learning to play the piano.

  57. w/e 2021-01-17

    A digital watch, Spiral, His Dark Materials and TikTok.

  58. w/e 2021-01-10

    Fiona Apple, Cassandras, winter clothing indoors, a new torch, Grand Designs and This Farming Life.

  59. w/e 2021-01-03

    Upgrading things and The Newsroom.