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Apr 15, 2024: The papers are gaslighting us. Only one front page (the Times, 6th parag.) mentions that Israel bombed an Iranian consulate, killing two generals and …

Apr 14, 2024: A little knowledge can enrich so much Today my wife and I took our little one on a walk through the fields and woods near our house. Having only recently moved to this area and having …

Apr 14, 2024: Day 14: cactus They make great houseplants that require very little watering

Apr 13, 2024: Day 13: page

Apr 12, 2024: Day 12: magic This cat could be familiar?

Apr 11, 2024: Day 11: sky Hoping for some blue skies around here soon

Apr 10, 2024: Day 10: Train Woman on train

Apr 10, 2024: Finished reading: Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett 📚

Apr 9, 2024: Day 9: crispy Battered tofu and chips by the seaside in Mumbles

Apr 8, 2024: Day 8: Prevention Outside the offices of the Daily Mail in Manchester

Apr 7, 2024: Day 7: Wellbeing A few days of healthy meals ahead

Apr 6, 2024: Day 6: windy Lucky it was quite a windy day today, eh?

Apr 6, 2024: I now have an articles category for longer posts. If you’re not interested in short posts and photos, use this feed

Apr 5, 2024: Day 5: Serene New Brighton, Merseyside See more 30-day challenge entries

Apr 4, 2024: Day 4: Foliage Harsh sunlight on this day in Ness Gardens inspired me to photograph the plants up close in the shade Other entries to April’s …

Apr 3, 2024: Day 3: Card My wife drew this little boat a few years ago. I called him Douglas, and he has lived on my desk ever since

Apr 2, 2024: Day 2: Flowers This arrangement was snapped at the Malvern Autumn Show last year Click here to see other entries to the April 30-day photo challenge

Apr 1, 2024: Let’s try the micro.blog April photo challenge. Day 1: Toy For some this toy would be a collector’s item, for me he is a well-loved old …

Apr 1, 2024: I was too busy trying to survive to appreciate Dancing Mad, the final battle music of FF VI. It goes from a choral hymn, into a fugue-like solo organ, …

Mar 28, 2024: Finally finished Final Fantasy VI after months of playing in short bursts on Switch. Now I’ve finished Final Fantasies VI-X, the “golden …

Mar 26, 2024: Time for Dune Part 2 Round 2, this time in IMAX

Mar 25, 2024: A genuinely breezy Quiptic for me this week, which doesn’t always happen 10a has proved a bit controversial in the comments (and did trip me up …

Mar 25, 2024: The Joy of Reading to a Child At one time in the past I was browsing Reddit and stumbled on some thread where Redditors were doing what they do best, which is complaining about the …

Mar 25, 2024: The Socialism Of William Morris It is not this or that tangible steel and brass machine which we want to get rid of, but the great intangible machine …

Mar 18, 2024: First day of the year where we get home from work/nursery and the little one can play in the garden while we get dinner on the table. Nice weather has …

Mar 16, 2024: “Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to …

Mar 16, 2024: Dune Part Two 🍿 stunning. It and it’s predecessor have been the best cinema experiences I can remember in terms of raw audio/visual spectacle, …

Mar 9, 2024: Searching for permission to blog This post was inpired by Simone Silvestroni on “personal brands”. I am new to the small web/IndieWeb/personal blogging scene. I tried …

Mar 9, 2024: The bit they don’t tell you about growing a moustache is how risky peanut butter on toast becomes

Mar 7, 2024: My school did a fun thing for World Book Day where staff share a photo of their bookcases (possibly arranged deliberately for the event) and the kids …

Mar 4, 2024: Instead of focusing resources on supporting old people, we need to help the young to become the healthiest-ever old people Article on ageing …

Mar 3, 2024: The Practicing Stoic 📚 Finished reading: The Practicing Stoic by Ward Farnsworth 📚 If I were in the business of judging books by their covers, this one would be a solid …

Feb 17, 2024: theintercept.com/2024/02/1… IDF uses prisoner to deliver message to Nasser hospital threatening to blow it up, then murders him. Evidence of …

Feb 16, 2024: All but 3 on the Guardian’s puzzle, not bad for a Friday.

Feb 15, 2024: tribunemag.co.uk/2024/02/t… Despite these words, nobody should be under any illusions. The atrocities committed in Rafah already and those to …

Feb 14, 2024: Finished reading: The Shortest History of Israel and Palestine 📚 Finished reading: The Shortest History of Israel and Palestine by Michael Scott-Baumann 📚 After the events of October 7th, I decided it was time to …

Feb 13, 2024: It’s pancake day here in Britain. Certainly seems to be a hit with the little man

Feb 7, 2024: And yes, that was an implicit announcement. Baby #2 on the way!

Feb 7, 2024: The best outcome for the first baby scan is proof of existence and uniqueness

Feb 3, 2024: The gap between your kid being born and your kid being able to watch Star Wars with you is too long

Jan 26, 2024: Over the peak now but still very rough. Been a nice opportunity to start binging DS9 for the first time though 🖖

Jan 24, 2024: Down with (what seems to be actual) flu 🤢

Jan 19, 2024: Had a good lesson with my most behaviourally challenging class today after spending yesterday evening strategizing

Jan 18, 2024: ChatGPT might be bad for workers, the environment, and the writers who unwittingly provided the training data… But my god is it good at making …

Jan 16, 2024: Thoroughly enjoyed Andor (finally got around to watching it). Next I’ll start DS9

Jan 7, 2024: Time to be a teacher again tomorrow… feel like Marcus Aurelius could have been talking 💬 about working with teenagers when he reminded …

Jan 4, 2024: Two a6 Leuchtturm1917 jottbooks in a vegan cork Midori-style cover (by Veyrona on Etsy). Copper-coloured Parker ballpoint a Christmas gift from the …

Jan 3, 2024: I’m very grateful to have a good friend willing to mentor me, give feedback, and even pair with me as I learn to build sites and apps. Makes a …

Jan 1, 2024: Started the classic todo app using vanilla JS. Seems like a rite of passage more than anything else

Dec 31, 2023: 2023 in review A brief overview of my year Main events My little boy turned 1 year old, so I had my first experience of doing a child’s birthday party. Had …

Dec 31, 2023: Rainy NYE walk with the little one. We chose “Footpath and pool”… very cloudy pool

Dec 30, 2023: Apps at the start of 2024 Some apps I use. 💻 OS: Pop!_OS 📩Mail Client: Thunderbird 📮 Mail Server: mailfence 📝 Notes: neovim, Obsidian, physical notebooks ✅ To-Do: Todo.txt 🌅 …

Dec 29, 2023: Started my portfolio project. At the moment I can only get in front of my computer in short bursts of less than half an hour - I’ll need to plan …

Dec 29, 2023: Applying for a job that requires a CV, a cover letter, and application form with at least 3 “long form” sections when you actually …

Dec 28, 2023: Currently reading: Technofeudalism by Yanis Varoufakis 📚