100 tunes

We got a headstart on the lockdown. A week before the UK government finally stopped dilly-dallying (at the expense of tens of thousands of lives), Clearleft became a remote-only company. At the beginning of this stay-at-home time, I started recording a tune a day. I wasn’t sure how long I’d keep it up, but I’ve managed to keep it going the whole time.

Yesterday I recorded my 100th tune.

It’s funny how small efforts can build up into a satisfying corpus. It’s not like I’m attempting anything ambitious, like Matthias, who is doing 100 days of writing. Recording one tune isn’t too much hassle. There are days when it’s frustrating and I have to do multiple takes, but overall it’s not too taxing. But now, when I look at the cumulative result, I’m very happy that I didn’t skip any days.

One hundred is a nice round number, so this could be a good time to stop. I could quit while I’m ahead. But I think I’ll keep going. Again, despite what the official line might be from the UK government (who have lost all trust), I reckon I’ll be staying at home for a while yet. As long as I’m here, I may as well keep playing. I have plenty more tunes to play.

At some point, the daily streak will end. But even then, I think I’ll continue to record tunes like this, even if it becomes more sporadic.

If you like these tunes, as well as being here on my own site, they’re all in a YouTube set. So …like’n’subscribe, or something?

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Previously on this day

2 years ago I wrote Name That Script! by Trent Walton

A presentation at An Event Apart Boston 2018.

2 years ago I wrote Building More Expressive Products by Val Head

A presentation at An Event Apart Boston 2018.

4 years ago I wrote Carolyn

You can help my friend.

4 years ago I wrote Sticky headers

A few things to remember if you’re going to using position:fixed.

5 years ago I wrote 100 word 096

Day ninety six.

6 years ago I wrote Responsive Day Out activities

Welcome to Brighton.

6 years ago I wrote The telescope in the woods

A trip to the Baldone Schmidt telescope in Latvia.

11 years ago I wrote From Boston to London

Straight from An Event Apart to @media.

14 years ago I wrote Mashing up with microformats

I’ve transcribed the text of the microformats panel I sat in on at South by Southwest.

17 years ago I wrote The ould country

I’m off to Ireland tomorrow. I have duly updated my travel page.

17 years ago I wrote Such a perfect day

Yesterday really brought home to me just what a nice town Brighton is.