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Monday, August 1st, 2022

Waves of yellowing grass covering the hillsides under ominous grey clouds.

A field in England.

Replying to a tweet from @alexolder

The Clearleft Podcast 🙂

https://podcast.clearleft.com/

Friday, July 29th, 2022

Reading The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel.

Buy this book

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

There’s an interesting Venn diagram to be made of the people in my social circles mourning the passing of James Lovelock, Bernard Cribbins, and Mick Moloney today.

Gave blood. 🩸

The NHS really needs more supplies right now, so if you can donate, please do:

https://www.blood.co.uk/

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Wednesday evening session 🎻🎻🎻 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Wednesday evening session 🎻🎻🎻 — with Jessica

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

Replying to a tweet from @ChrisFerdinandi

Chris, you acknowldge yourself that you’re notoriously bad at picking up on vibes. I was trying to let you know that offering unsolicited observations about mask-wearing when people post pictures of happy events is …not helpful.

Replying to a tweet from @ChrisFerdinandi

Chris, you seem to think I’m advocating for something I’m not.

I’m in favour of mask-wearing indoors.

But I don’t go around passing judgement on every picture I see of an indoor gathering. It doesn’t help.

Replying to a tweet from @ChrisFerdinandi

If you think that anyone who disagrees with you is automatically an asshole, then I can understand why you feel such sadness at everyone else’s behaviour.

Me, I’d rather assume better of people.

Replying to a tweet from @ChrisFerdinandi

Yes, I’m being defensive (because I found your judginess offensive).

Replying to a tweet from @ChrisFerdinandi

I’m totally with you on mask-wearing.

But I don’t think that Kool-Aid Man-ing into people’s photos will lead to behaviour change.

Replying to a tweet from @ChrisFerdinandi

Pointing out the lack of mask-wearing in photos of concerts, weddings, dinners, and other happy events has a bit of an “all lives matter” vibe to it—technically correct, but dickish.

Just point out a fact. People get mad about that.

Replying to a tweet from @ChrisFerdinandi

Now, if you’re one of those people, then, yea, I guess I was judging you too.

— also literally what you said.

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Yes, I am judgy about people willfully endangering others.

— literally what you said.

It’s time to end the suspense…

Here’s the line-up for @dConstruct on Friday, September 9th:

https://adactio.com/journal/19317

Hope to see you there!

https://2022.dconstruct.org/

Sunday, July 24th, 2022

Checked in at The Bugle Inn. Sunday afternoon session ☘️🎶🎻 map

Checked in at The Bugle Inn. Sunday afternoon session ☘️🎶🎻

Last night: dancing to @TheAfghanWhigs.

Today: watching Der Himmel Über Berlin at @DukeOfYorks.

GenX‽ Moi‽

Checked in at cafe Rust. Birthday brunch — with Jessica map

Checked in at cafe Rust. Birthday brunch — with Jessica

Replying to a tweet from @ChrisFerdinandi

For fuck’s sake, Chris,

  1. You weren’t there,
  2. It’s a picture of the back of people’s heads (the mask goes on front—you should know that by now).

Saturday, July 23rd, 2022

A rock band in full blast in front of a sweaty audience with stage lights illuminating the musicians.

Danced my ass off to @TheAfghanWhigs tonight!