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Saturday, December 3rd, 2022

A very fluffy tabby cat lying on its side on a comfy blanket with its front paws drawn up .

Sleepy #caturday.


Today was Salter Cane band practice day with our new drummer, Matthew, who is excellent—it felt soooo good to play as a four piece again!

Simon Collison | Farewell, Twitter

I’ve been feeling exactly what Colly articulates here:

I’m aware that smart friends still tweet passing thoughts without a care, and I can’t understand why. Some seem happy to repost damning articles about the situation and then carry on tweeting without a care.

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

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(And, by the way, I really, really, really appreciate all the work that you and others have done for years that has led to this!)

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It was, I believe, said in anger but not in malice.

I’m just kind of stewing on the way that, of all the comparisons to make, it’s the one that gets increasingly more insulting as events unfold.

A few weeks back, a friend likened something I said to what Elon Musk would say.

They retracted, but with each of Musk’s unhinged proclamations, the insult grows like a virus.

I’m honestly not sure our friendship can get past it.

Fourteen years ago on this day I wrote about how one of my Flickr photos ended up in the first Marvel movie:


Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

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Oh, my notes have always worked like that. Different to my blog.

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That’s got to be your new profile pic.

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The canonical URLs you mean? I only add them to the syndicated versions (they don’t appear in the original note on my own site). I started adding them when Twitter changed its character limit from 140 to 280 characters.

Had coffee and a good chat with a talented young UX/UI designer who recently moved to Lewes from Ukraine:


If you know of a UK-based opening for a junior role, let her know!

Sunday, November 27th, 2022

ongoing by Tim Bray · Bye, Twitter

I don’t like making unpaid contributions to a for-profit publisher whose proprietor is an alt-right troll.


I can see no good arguments for redirecting my voice into anyone else’s for-profit venture-funded algorithm-driven engagement-maximizing wet dream.

Mastodon is a gateway | Andy Bell

I’ve been very guilty of putting all my eggs in the Twitter basket over the last couple of years, especially, and all of that has been destroyed by one bellend billionaire. I’m determined not to make that mistake again and even more determined to make my little home on the internet—this website—as lovely and sustainable as I can make it.

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You might enjoy the short, snappy, and witty Murderbot Diaries from Martha Wells:


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Whoops! Sorry about that—should be fixed now. Thanks for the heads-up!

Saturday, November 26th, 2022

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I’m so sorry, Giles. 💔

Thursday, November 24th, 2022

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You gonna go straight for the cranberries?

A moody atmospheric empty stage and dance floor with chairs and musical instruments shrouded in an artificial mist.

The stage is set …for Mám!


Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

Jessica sitting in a window seat. Outside is green countryside under a darkening sky.

Heading into the west, taking the train from Dublin to Galway.

Going to Galway. brb