Pay me in exposure. No, you pay me for exposure.I used to be a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine, which sounds a lot cooler than it was. Basically, if you hung around long enough y…
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That poem. Holy shit.As you know, I don’t much hold with poetry, but damn this was some some kickarse word-poeming. The New York Times has a nice write up of it here.
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Destroyed by Umberto Eco's crazy Escher print book warehouse.Lobes sent me this mind blowing vid on the Twitz this morning. Umberto Eco looking for a book in his personal library. Doesn't sounds like much,…
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Broken day.I knew I was going to have a tough one today. We were getting new solar panels installed. The inverter on the original array finally packed it i…
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What I did on my holidays.Not much, actually. I didn’t go near the keyboard between Christmas and the end of the first week of January. I’ve been back since then trying t…
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Have the best Christmas you can.We saw off another old mate this week. Gulliver. One of two brothers we rescued from a wild litter shortly after Thomas was born. That would mak…
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Rowing! Now with pixels.I tried an Apple Fitness + workout this morning. The fruit company’s exercise streaming service launched this week and I got it as part of my bu…
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John Le Carré passed away overnight. I listened to his last novel Agent Running in the Field on Audible a couple of months ago and made a note to write…
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Our old Lab, Sophie, reached the end of her long walk this week. It’s been pretty hard concentrating on work ever since. I’m kind of hoping this eulogy…
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A horse walks into a bar and gets edited.There is so much truth here. My thanks to Gregg Goriss for the tip.
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Finally! Twenty plus years of jujitsu training pays off.Getting a migraine at my desk, I had an exciting moment when I stood up to go get some nurofen. Both legs were asleep and collapsed eccentricall…
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The rise of the machinesJonathon Last’s newsletter for The Bulwark is always a bracing read, and never more so than this morning when he pointed to a piece about the wa…
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