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Sunday, March 26th, 2023

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

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

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

I love that a photo I took 21 years ago is still available at its original URL on the Mirror Project: https://www.mirrorproject.com/mirror/?id=3997

(That’s not a thumbnail; that’s the photo—pixels were expensive back in the day.)

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

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I really enjoyed reading that—thank you!

Monday, September 12th, 2022

A super-cute little brown-haired dog with an adorable face full of character (and tongue out). A large white short-haired ‘doo of some kind that looks like it’s smiling.

Still thinking about these good doggos from Bark In The Park yesterday.

Sunday, June 19th, 2022

Cameron smiling in front of Brighton’s futuristic-looking i360, a moving torus on a tall steel tower. Cameron clutching his cutlery and grinning over an overloaded plate of Sunday roast in a very British pub.

Giving @TheManInBlue a whistle-stop tour of Brighton.

Monday, May 9th, 2022

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Ah, memories!

It was 18 years ago that @Clagnut introduced the idea:


(Not that he—or anyone else—would recommend it these days!)

Monday, April 25th, 2022

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I use NetNewsWire by @BrentSimmons and I love it.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022


This is going to make me sound like an old man in his rocking chair on the front porch, but let me tell you about the early days of Twitter…

The first time I mentioned Twitter on here was back in November 2006:

I’ve been playing around with Twitter, a neat little service from the people who brought you Odeo. You send it little text updates via SMS, the website, or Jabber.

A few weeks later, I wrote about some of its emergent properties:

Overall, Twitter is full of trivial little messages that sometimes merge into a coherent conversation before disintegrating again. I like it. Instant messaging is too intrusive. Email takes too much effort. Twittering feels just right for the little things: where I am, what I’m doing, what I’m thinking.

That’s right; back then we didn’t have the verb “tweeting” yet.

In those early days, some of the now-ubiquitous interactions had yet to emerge. Chris hadn’t yet proposed hashtags. And if you wanted to address a message to a specific person—or reply to a tweet of theirs—the @ symbol hadn’t been repurposed for that. There were still few enough people on Twitter that you could just address someone by name and they’d probably see your message.

That’s what I was doing when I posted:

It takes years off you, Simon.

I’m assuming Simon Willison got a haircut or something.

In any case, it’s an innocuous and fairly pointless tweet. And yet, in the intervening years, that tweet has received many replies. Weirdly, most of the replies consisted of one word:


Very puzzling.

Then a little while back, I realised what was happening. This is the URL for my tweet:





Pesky kids with their stoner sexual-innuendo numerology!

Saturday, February 26th, 2022

Checked in at The Crane Bar. Even more tunes! — with Jessica map

Checked in at The Crane Bar. Even more tunes! — with Jessica

Friday, February 11th, 2022

Be conservative in what you send, be liberal in what you accept.

— Jon Postel, 1943 – 1998

Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself.

— Marcus Aurelius, 121 – 180

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

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Sunday, September 26th, 2021

@WeAreNew_Public I’m loving the magazine!

Any chance of providing an RSS feed for the articles published there? 🙏

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

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I looked into some alternatives back in 2018:


Monday, July 26th, 2021

Walking from Brighton to Lewes with @wordridden and @t.

Walking from Brighton to Lewes with @wordridden and @t.

Monday, March 1st, 2021

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I was wondering the same thing a while back:


Still haven’t got an answer though.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Fluffy sheep grazing on the hillside in the low winter sunlight.

Fluffy sheep grazing on the hillside in the low winter sunlight.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Monday, June 1st, 2020

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Summertime meals.

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Playing The Glen Of Aherlow (reel) on bouzouki:



Thursday, April 16th, 2020

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But files stored using the Cache API are less likely to be deleted than files stored in the browser cache.

More worrying is the announcement from Apple to only store files for a week of browser use: