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2021-10-25: Well, that didn’t go as planned: I was trying to make a cup of tea and - tired after work - knocked …

2021-10-24: New post: Emacs from scratch again In which I admit that I’m going around the ‘from …

2021-10-20: We’ve been stating the radio alarm clock to BBC Radio 3 for a gentler start than the news doom of …

2021-09-29: One of my favourite neighbourhood oaks looked lovely in the light this morning.

2021-09-19: I spent most of today fiddling with my QMK settings to make the OLED displays on my keyboard useful …

2021-09-19: Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, 2021 - ★★★ Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a big dumb film. This was that film, and it hit the …

2021-09-05: New post: Learning stenography with Plover. In which I justify, I mean explain, why I’m …

2021-09-04: Finished reading: The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes 📚. This didn’t grip me in quite …

2021-09-04: Finished reading: Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott 📚. It took me a few chapters to get into the …

2021-08-30: New post: Building a Corne low profile keyboard Some details (plus backstory) about my recent foray …

2021-08-28: I can’t quite believe it, but I have made myself a keyboard. And it works! Full post to come …

2021-08-24: I wanted a cheap project to practice through the hole soldering on so this Conway’s Game of Life kit …

2021-08-24: Guess who taught herself to solder from YouTube and has soldered her very first project? Quite proud …

2021-08-20: Bella is keeping my trackpad warm. She kindly left me a small corner to work with.

2021-08-12: I should really take my keycaps off more often: good lord there was a lot of cat hair lurking under …

2021-08-12: On a whim, I bought some Gateron Clear key switches (linear, 35 g) and installed them on the main …

2021-08-08: It took me so long to write that last post stenographically (and I dropped back to qwerty for the …

2021-08-08: I’m having fun trying stenography, using Plover and a layer on the Ergodox EZ. It is a bit …

2021-08-01: New post: Ginger jeans 4. In which I make my fourth pair of Gingers on my new Pfaff sewing machine, …

2021-07-31: Finished reading: Underland by Robert Macfarlane 📚. So lyrical and curiously moving in places. I …

2021-07-18: Getting there. The complicated bits are done. 🧵

2021-07-18: Ah, Sunday morning. Chopin nocturnes on the speakers and a new pair of Ginger jeans under the needle …

2021-07-11: New post: Apparently I collect sewing machines now. I’ve added another machine to my …

2021-06-20: New post: Exporting references from Zotero to Tiddlywiki. In which I expand on the rabbit hole that …

2021-06-13: I blame @jack for pointing me to Soren Bjornstad and his Grok TiddlyWiki book. I’ve been messing …

2021-06-01: Finished reading: London Rules by Mick Herron 📚 This is the 5th book in the Jackson Lamb series, …

2021-05-30: New post: Singing with nightingales. We finally got to attend a Singing With Nightingales event, and …

2021-05-28: While in an interminable tailback on a motorway today, I spotted a sticker on a white van that made …

2021-05-23: New article: Creativity. In which I reflect on the effect of deadlines on me in an attempt to better …

2021-05-20: I’ve just had most of my hair cut off for the first time in more than a year, and I can’t tell you …

2021-05-15: TIL (via Kate Davies), that in the 16th Century, the City of London had sock police, described as …

2021-04-25: New article: Learning Go After having fun building my Alfred Workflow for Johnny.Decimal systems, …

2021-04-25: I got us a tree tag for our wedding anniversary lately through a charity (Heart of England Forest) …

2021-04-18: Johnny.Decimal fans on macOS: I’ve just realeased the first public version of my Alfred workflow, …

2021-04-11: I know there are some Johnny.Decimal fans here, so you may be interested in an Alfred workflow I …

2021-04-05: New post: Digital spring clean In which I talk about switching banks to one that doesn’t have an …

2021-04-04: Hornbeams.

2021-04-03: There’s a house near us which always has spectacular Christmas decorations. This year, they have …

2021-03-22: Oh, nice! Ulysses also lets you make scheduled posts to Micro.blog, as well as saving to a draft.

2021-03-22: Great to see that Ulysses now enables you to post to Micro.blog! I also like using MarsEdit for …

2021-03-20: Blackbird

2021-03-16: Woohoo! I got my first COVID-19 vaccination today. I had to resist the temptation to high five the …

2021-03-13: My latest letter to nature: Falling tree.

2021-03-07: After reading about HEY World, I had a whimsical idea to use it to write a series of love letters to …

2021-03-06: I had forgotten how hypnotic this track is. I haven’t listened to it for a while, but …

2021-03-04: Part of my digital de-cluttering has been to rationalise multiple email accounts into 2 hey.com …

2021-03-04: I don’t know why, but over the past week or so, I’ve been in a frenzy of digital …

2021-02-28: New post: Re-visiting poetry On which I think about the way that the meanings of poems change …

2021-02-14: I made a homemade Valentines card for Mr. B with a geeky touch.

2021-02-14: In Fabric, 2018 - ★★★★★ This film is everything you might want from a Peter Strickland film: weird, creepy, funny, …

2021-02-07: New post: Using the tab-bar in Emacs. In which I get to grips with configuring the tab bar to …

2021-02-04: Setapp continues to be my most valued subscription. Example: I had wifi issues and wanted to see …

2021-01-31: Yesterday I tried a couple of the Apple Fitness+ dance classes. I danced like someone who has …

2021-01-25: Conditions were perfect for my walk today, and the sky was a crisp pink-blue gradient.

2021-01-24: New post: Cutting my own hair 😱

2021-01-23: I woke at 5am this morning and looked out of the window at the pre-dawn snow. Just at that moment, a …

2021-01-09: Foggy morning walk from a couple of days ago.

2021-01-05: Goodness, macOS Big Sur is buggy! First my external drive wouldn’t mount so I had to format it, and …

2021-01-03: A useful binding for expand-region in Emacs I’ve always found expand-region really useful in Emacs… when I remember to use it, …

2021-01-02: Moon caught.

2020-12-29: New post: Flannel Carolyn pyjamas Third time around for this pattern, but this time made in a cosy …

2020-12-22: It’s time to play that game of skill and chance “Will My Bobbin Thread Run Out Before I Finish This …

2020-12-17: I tried out a Fitness+ workout today. It was pretty good but I’ll probably stick with Sweat for the …

2020-12-06: New post: Switching to Selectrum for incremental narrowing in Emacs Probably one for the Emacs …

2020-12-05: Well, I guess I must need sleep. I woke up at 9am today which is very unusual for me, even when my …

2020-11-22: New post: Wiksten Haori jacket. My latest sewing project designed to stash-bust my fabric pile, …

2020-11-08: New post: Obsidian I’ve moved from using org-roam to Obsidian to handle my academic and …

2020-11-05: I was watching a pair of dik-dik while I ate my lunch today, and - thinking idly about today’s …

2020-11-04: Exhaustion has been near all day. I’ve just battled through my workout for today and feel like …

2020-11-03: I can’t believe that I have only just got around to installing Drafts for macOS on my desktop …

2020-11-03: The word ‘astonish’ makes me instantly think of Philip Larkin’s poem …

2020-11-02: Reading ‘Made from fresh apples, never from concentrate’ on a bottle’s label is always an excellent …

2020-11-01: New post: Keeping track of the day In which I use the Apple Watch Solar Dial to help me stay …

2020-11-01: There’s a dreary familiarity to the feeling of approaching the 4 week lockdown coming to England …

2020-10-18: I processed some of the photos I took on last Sunday’s walk in the Heart of England Forest. …

2020-10-15: I had my first day back at my fieldwork site in more than 6 months. Today was just catching up with …

2020-10-14: Birmingham, UK / 2020-10-14 / 08:07 am On my daily walk I see natural beauty marred in places by …

2020-10-12: Walking the deer path This weekend, we went for another walk around the Heart of England Forest. Part of the route was on …

2020-10-10: 🔗 Down the ergonomic keyboard rabbit hole This makes me feel better about my keyboard layout …

2020-10-04: Heart of England Forest A couple of weeks ago, Mr. Bsag and I drove over into Warwickshire and went for a walk in part of …

2020-10-03: New post: A shelf and keyboard mat for my desk I’ve been up to some DIY (sewing and …

2020-09-28: It’s a lovely golden morning this Monday. I’m grateful that I was able to get a walk in before work.

2020-09-26: New post: Back to evil key bindings in Emacs Sometimes you just have to admit you’ve made a …

2020-09-25: This was tonight’s cider: a more traditional tannin-rich cider, but very good. Lovely artwork too.

2020-09-13: New post: Using Tailwind CSS I’ve updated the design of my blog recently and been really …

2020-09-12: I had this cider yesterday which was delicious. I think the name is a top class play on words too 👌

2020-09-06: You might notice a slightly different look to my blog, as I’ve had a bit of a revamp using …

2020-09-06: New post: Reverting to qwerty As the anonymous commenter predicted, using another keyboard layout …

2020-09-04: Classic DeBryn moment: Strange: Choke on his own puke did he Doctor? DeBryn: [after a moment looking …

2020-08-30: Today I’ve been playing around with Tailwindcss to style the site. It takes a bit of getting used …

2020-08-23: New post: Comfort re-watching. In which I rave at length about the brilliance of Endeavour and The …

2020-08-18: New post: Advising Emacs In which I talk about my most recent Emacs tinkering adventures.

2020-08-16: Where has howdoi been all my life? (Hat tip to Brett Terpstra who finds all the best command line …

2020-07-23: Sigh. My Mac mini has died. Luckily it is less than a year old so under warranty but I could really …

2020-07-21: Thanks to Kottke, I have just found out about the musical mash-up genre of ‘bardcore’, …

2020-07-20: New post: Confessions of a reluctant exerciser In which I marvel at the fact that I’m doing …

2020-07-13: Mr. Bsag and I just collaboratively cut my hair (him: the length at the back; me: the fringe). …

2020-07-12: I’ve just made another couple of face masks from scraps left after I made my birthday shirt. And yes …

2020-07-10: Today was the last day of an online conference that I have been attending all this week. Since most …

2020-07-05: New post: Linen Persephone Sailor trousers My latest sewn garment.

2020-06-21: New post: Portrait of a Lady on Fire Apparently, I can’t stop thinking about this film and had …

2020-06-21: Portrait of a Lady on Fire, 2019 - ★★★★★ What an extraordinary film. I don’t think I’ve watched one with this level of quiet …

2020-06-14: New post: Re-mapping my keyboard and re-wiring my brain In which I relate moving to the BEAKL15 …

2020-06-07: New post: The joy of the usual route In which I talk about my daily lockdown walk.

2020-06-06: The Vast of Night, 2019 - ★★★ I really wanted to love this, but ended up just liking it. The middle is tense and exciting but it …

2020-05-21: I’ve been rewatching the 1995 TV adaptation of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ with Colin …

2020-05-17: Extra Ordinary, 2019 - ★★★★★ Father Ted meets the Exorcist! The emphasis is firmly on the comedy in this comedy/horror, but it …

2020-05-17: Violet 📷🌈

2020-05-16: Indigo bluebells. 📷🌈

2020-05-15: Blue. From last year. 📷🌈

2020-05-14: New oak leaves are a fabulous fresh green colour. 📷🌈

2020-05-13: Yellow 📷🌈

2020-05-12: Orange nasturtiums 📷🌈

2020-05-11: Red post box. 📷 🌈

2020-05-10: For it might be the mothering of your sweet soul If you open your eyes and see That the life of a …

2020-05-09: “I meant,” said Ipslore bitterly, “what is there in this world that truly makes …

2020-05-08: Hello Earth Hello Earth With just one hand held up high I can blot you out Out of sight Peek-a-boo …

2020-05-07: “Time, not important. Only life is important.” — Mondoshawan, The Fifth Element. 💬

2020-05-06: “[…] the great Tree of Life, which fills with its dead and broken branches the crust of the …

2020-05-05: “Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?” “Supposing it …

2020-05-04: “How long the same things? Surely I will yawn, I will sleep, I will eat, I will be thirsty, I will …

2020-04-28: New post: Building a Raspberry Pi Roon endpoint My fun weekend project!

2020-04-26: I made a floor pouffe yesterday from a free Closet Case Pattern. It is designed to be made from …

2020-04-22: Just had breakfast listening to a duet between Hildegard of Bingen (Medieval plain chant, on Radio …

2020-04-16: New post: Extending org-roam In which I create a monstrous pile of scripts in order to make notes on …

2020-04-15: I came across a wren on my walk today. Its song was as sweet and sharp as lemon sherbet. The …

2020-04-11: Blossom.

2020-03-29: New post: Making things in isolation In which I sew an incredibly bright shirt to celebrate my …

2020-03-28: Ah, my old friend Fraycheck (aka ‘Rafelstop’) - you save my sewing bacon again when I get a bit …

2020-03-26: This fox was enjoying a patch is sun in our garden this morning, while sparrows shouted at it from a …

2020-03-25: From my one allowed outdoor exercise walk per day: I noticed that the willow catkins are just …

2020-03-24: I’ve been trying to get two PhD students working overseas emergency flights. Things are moving so …

2020-03-21: I’m going to make the brightest, most colourful shirt I can this weekend. When we are all able to …

2020-03-19: One of my colleagues has informed me that it’s time to knock off work and deliver her food.

2020-03-19: Number of times my cats have video-bombed a work video conference this week: 5.

2020-03-08: Getting in the groove with a knitting pattern After making a hat with the brioche knitting technique, I reckoned that I had enough yarn left over …

2020-03-01: Micro.blog 2020 February Photoblogging Challenge I didn’t get myself organised enough to participate in the November 30 day blogging challenge, …

2020-03-01: Vision. Whenever things get a bit stressful, I have a vision of this lovely walk and feel a bit …

2020-02-29: Leap. I’m so glad I made the leap into sewing my own clothes 6 years ago. It has been an exciting …

2020-02-28: Below. Below the spouts of the portafilter is where all the good stuff happens. 📷

2020-02-27: Together. They still sometimes sleep mirroring each other like this. 📷

2020-02-26: Escape. As a vim bindings user (in Doom Emacs) I’m grateful my keyboard has an escape key. 📷

2020-02-25: Hurdle. It’s a low one, but designed to keep motorbikes out of the green space, not always …

2020-02-24: Double. Two TWSBI Go fountain pens. I love these little things. 📷

2020-02-23: Station. Lifeboat station near St David’s, Wales. 📷

2020-02-23: New post: DEVONthink Pro 3. I’ve come back to DT after a time away and I am loving my …

2020-02-22: Finished brioche hat At the weekend, I finished knitting a hat using brioche knitting. I practiced initially by making a …

2020-02-22: Spectacle. My first pair of varifocals. I’m getting on with them much better than I expected. 📷

2020-02-21: Progress. Towards home. 📷

2020-02-20: Scale. 📷

2020-02-19: Space. This is my space for the next 2 nights while I attend a workshop. 📷

2020-02-18: Oppose. A bit more lateral today as I was struggling a bit! 📷

2020-02-17: Cool. Isambard Kingdom Brunel on a Brompton is cool. 📷

2020-02-16: Rest. Cats achieve Olympic levels of rest. 📷

2020-02-15: Balance. Carreg Samson, Pembrokeshire. It has apparently been balanced like that for about 5000 …

2020-02-14: Warmth. There’s nothing like the warmth of your mother. Especially if she is very hairy 😍 📷

2020-02-13: Rise. Holt, Norfolk. 📷

2020-02-12: Attachment. 📷

2020-02-11: Plain. I didn’t think through my lunch. These crispbreads are nice, but a bit plain (and dry!) …

2020-02-10: Sign. The signs are that I am anticipating a wet and windy day of field work! 📷

2020-02-09: We lost a roof panel on our “conservatory” to the high winds. I put it in quotes because it’s a …

2020-02-09: Ex Machina, 2014 - ★★★★½ This was far better than I expected it to be. Tense, engrossing, subtle in places, it is a film …

2020-02-09: Lull. Waiting for a lull in the storm while listening to Welsh folk music. 📷

2020-02-08: Contrast. The white of this harbour marker in Porthgain really contrasts with the dark rocks. 📷

2020-02-07: Above. Looking up is often quite rewarding. 📷

2020-02-06: Plant. Plants make urban life a little more bearable, even when they are sleeping in winter. 📷

2020-02-05: Hide. This is from quite a few years ago when Bianca could still squeeze underneath this Ikea step. …

2020-02-04: Spot. I genuinely spotted the flower on this in our front garden as I was leaving this morning. 📷

2020-02-03: Reflect. 📷

2020-02-02: Sight. Bella’s got great sight and beautiful eyes. 📷

2020-02-02: New post: Further adventures in org-mode. In which I create a complicated workflow for a new role …

2020-02-01: Open. Well, not quite, but I am willing this bud to open so that I get some winter colour. 📷

2020-02-01: The women who sewed space suits Hey Sisters, Sew Sisters I’ve just listened to this fascinating documentary produced by the …

2020-01-25: I’ve had a fun day tweaking Emacs and scratching a few itches in my set up.

2020-01-19: New post: Tweed waistcoat My latest sewing adventure, drafting my own waistcoat pattern from a …

2020-01-03: Oh, Mark Gatiss’ Dracula has been fantastic. I’ve had to hide behind a cushion for a lot of horror-y …

2019-12-24: Darning A couple of days ago, I darned a much-loved cardigan. I didn’t make the cardigan, but I wear …

2019-12-23: New post: Listening for the return of spring, in which I talk about worrying that I might never hear …

2019-12-12: I’ve just learned (in a radio programme about Mary Somerville) that before the title ‘scientist’ was …

2019-12-01: New post: Emergency hats and other knitting. I’ve been doing a heck of a lot of knitting …

2019-11-30: I’m really enjoying this album by Syrian artist Omar Souleyman. It’s uplifting and …

2019-11-22: London is looking rather fine this morning.

2019-11-05: Dolemite Is My Name, 2019 - ★★★★ I have to admit that I have never heard of Rudy Ray Moore, but I thought this was really fun. It is …

2019-11-05: The Aftermath, 2019 - ★★★½ This could be seen as a pretty standard period romance (love across the divide!), but it is elevated …

2019-10-27: New post: All in with org-mode In the latest update on my Emacs/org-mode explorations, I explain how …

2019-10-21: I’ve just had my third wisdom tooth extracted. It was a bit of a whopper, and was emerging sideways, …

2019-10-17: Morning sky This morning I saw an incredible sky. I was driving so couldn’t photograph it, but it was the most …

2019-10-13: Booksmart, 2019 - ★★★★★ Sweet and funny story of two smart and ambitious girls who suddenly realise they need to live a …

2019-10-06: New post: My latest completed sewing project, a silk noil Kalle shirt. With bonus wonky collar!

2019-09-29: New post: My standing desk setup. I’ve got a new standing desk and I’m loving it.

2019-09-22: These ponies on St David’s Head made me laugh. They look as if they are posing for an album cover.

2019-09-22: I’ve finally got around to editing the photos from our holiday in Pembrokeshire and uploading …

2019-09-21: Well, it’s just as well that I don’t want to sit down.

2019-09-15: I’m back from holiday and have written about watching ravens.

2019-09-02: It’s burrito shirt time! My trusty Singer 201 and I are about to treadle the shoulder seams closed. …

2019-08-12: Logitech MX Ergo After years of using a Magic Trackpad, I got a Logitech MX Ergo trackball. It has taken a little …

2019-08-11: New post: Doom Emacs Tweaks: Org Journal and Super Agenda My latest Lispy adventures. Hat tip to …

2019-08-10: The Many Selves of Katherine North by Emma Geen - ★★★★★ My husband often buys me books he thinks I will like. He’s really good at picking them, but as …

2019-08-10: Old Boys, 2018 - ★★★★ By all rights, this ought to be awful: an adaptation of the Cyrano de Bergerac story set in a …

2019-08-10: Wildlife, 2018 - ★★★ This was a beautifully shot film, with good and subtle performances by all the cast, and I found it …

2019-08-04: We just caught the end of Angélique Kidjo’s set at the Proms on TV. Wow. She is an incredible force …

2019-08-03: My Peak Design Tech Pouch has been an excellent travelling companion on this trip.

2019-08-03: Nearly home

2019-08-02: I’ve got my bags packed and I am leaving Indonesia today after a very enjoyable but packed workshop. …

2019-07-21: New post: Self-drafted sleeveless top My first proper garment using Seamly2D to draft the pattern.

2019-07-19: We enjoyed a few drams during a nice whisky tasting session to celebrate Mr Bsag’s birthday (which …

2019-07-13: I’m having fun with some lovely fabric (bought in Indonesia 2 years ago), and making a simple …

2019-07-07: New post: Feeling the fear and sewing anyway, in which I talk about making a dress from fabric that …

2019-07-06: My newly cleaned up and oiled 1911 Singer 127. She sews like an absolute dream! The wooden base is …

2019-06-15: Right. I’m going to attempt to make this dress. That page is the pattern and the only instruction. …

2019-06-09: Still a bit of work to do, but this lovely old Singer is sewing again!

2019-06-09: Just look at these lovely illustrations. The old Singer manuals were very well written and …

2019-06-08: Looking shinier!

2019-06-08: Gradually cleaning my Singer 127 today. There’s a lot of antique grit, but it is satisfying work.

2019-06-06: Mr Bsag got a print in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition after trying for many years, so I took a …

2019-06-02: New post: Choosing the right tool. I finally get a couple of things fixed (one greasy, one not so …

2019-06-02: The Favourite, 2018 - ★★★★★ Quirky doesn’t quite cover it, but this is a terrific film. Wonderful performances by all …

2019-06-02: Wine Country, 2019 I'm of a similar age to many of these women, so I could relate strongly. Great, knock-about comedy …

2019-06-01: Thanks to @blot and the lovely new ‘Archive’ theme, I’ve converted my photo blog to use Blot: Wings …

2019-06-01: I’ve just listened again to Death of a Cosmonaut. If you have access to BBC Sounds, I highly …

2019-05-26: Ergodox EZ config changes I’ve just updated my Ergodox EZ with a new configuration. I’ve moved the Command, …

2019-05-24: We watched “Free Solo” yesterday about Alex Honnold’s ascent of El Capitan. Stunning. I’m still …

2019-05-15: When I come across one of my cats looking at something fixedly, I say (out loud), “What are we …

2019-05-12: New post: Sewing 1911 style. I’ve been setting up a 1911 Singer treadle table with my 1945 …

2019-05-12: I’m having enormous fun learning to treadle-power my 1945 Singer in the 1911 treadle cabinet I …

2019-05-05: New post: The joy of The Repair Shop. I wax lyrical about a favourite BBC Two programme about …

2019-04-30: I’m so excited: I’ve just bought a gorgeous Singer 127 treadle sewing machine (made in 1911!) in an …

2019-04-27: There’s nothing more satisfying than visibly mending a favourite pair of jeans.

2019-04-22: One day over one month’s progress on my Knit the Sky Scarf. We’ve had an amazing run of sunny …

2019-04-22: Communities within us I caught a bit of a conversation on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour the other day, which …

2019-04-22: New post: All change on the fonts front. I’ve made some changes to the design over at …

2019-04-21: The Breadwinner, 2017 - ★★★★★ Beautiful and heartbreaking. I loved ‘The Secret of Kells’ and ‘Song of the …

2019-04-20: It’s the perfect time to listen to this album, at least here in the UK:

2019-04-19: Tombland by C.J. Sansom - ★★★★★ I’m a huge fan of C.J. Sansom’s ‘Shardlake’ books, and have read all the …

2019-04-19: Tulips

2019-04-15: I had the great pleasure and honour of chatting with @macgenie for this week’s Micro Monday …

2019-04-14: Finally finished sewing a Harriet bra today! Fits like a dream.

2019-04-11: Spring definitely seems to be springing!

2019-04-07: New post: Rethinking my dotfiles setup. I’ve been around the houses with this one, but settled …

2019-04-06: Progress so far on my ‘Knit the Sky’ scarf. We’ve had some stormy days this week, but today was …

2019-03-31: Link: Dead Rats and Meat Cleavers Growing up in Suffolk, Nathaniel Mann, heard stories passed down by his grandma about a tradition of …

2019-03-30: Yaoundé, Cameroon, early morning.

2019-03-30: The Sahara from the air. Nothing but deep ochre and blue as far as the eye could see.

2019-03-20: Today I started my Sky Scarf, which was exciting. Only 364 more days of knitting until I finish it! …

2019-03-17: New post: Back to Doom Emacs Yes, I’ve gone back to an Emacs framework, and fallen back into …

2019-03-10: New post: Persephone Sailor trousers, in which I write about making trousers and trying to remember …

2019-02-22: A lovely evening sky that I forgot to post yesterday.

2019-02-14: Wrangling image file sizes, DPI and dimensions Mr. Bsag is a printmaker, and often submits his work to open exhibitions. The requirements for this …

2019-02-10: New post: Juggling projects with org-mode. I’ve been trying to get better at handling multiple …

2019-01-20: Ant-Man and the Wasp, 2018 - ★★★★ I enjoyed this as much as the first. This section of the Marvel Universe has been a playful, …

2019-01-19: New post: Trying out Commento. I’m trying a out a new commenting system which is much more privacy …

2019-01-18: Really, who could have predicted that international trade deals would be difficult? International Trade Secretary, 2017: replicating the 40 free trade deals that the UK currently …

2019-01-10: Cleaning the TWSBI Go fountain pen Over on the main blog, I wrote about my TWSBI Go fountain pen a few months ago. I had almost emptied …

2019-01-06: New post: I kept meaning to write about Fathom analytics, and now I have finally done it.

2018-12-30: Someone is ‘helping’ me at the computer today.

2018-12-24: Aargh, our cats are too adorable, I can deny them nothing! That big eyed look that Puss in Boots …

2018-12-23: New post: Getting comfy with Emacs - in which I share my latest adventures with packages, and wonder …

2018-12-21: Woohoo! Officially on holiday now. I’m very ready for a break: knitting, sewing, Emacs tinkering and …

2018-12-09: Incredibles 2, 2018 - ★★★★★ This was a delight. It’s not perfect by any means, but I loved the focus on Helen coming out …

2018-12-02: New post: Finding serenity in which I remember a rainy afternoon on a Welsh beach and a surprise …

2018-12-01: This week I swapped the positions of the tab and backspace keys on my Ergodox keyboard. Ultimately …

2018-11-19: Our cats are staying in the cattery while our bathroom is redone as it would stress them out. It is …

2018-11-15: Just Jim, 2015 - ★★★★ A very assured directorial debut from Craig Roberts, with a quirky, downbeat, dark, but often funny …

2018-11-15: Electricity, 2014 - ★★★½ Watched on Saturday November 26, 2016.

2018-11-15: Love Wonderful, sharp comedy of manners. The characters are so beautifully drawn, and the dialogue is …

2018-11-15: Sisters, 2015 - ★★★½ Started unpromisingly, but picked up steam, with some brilliant laugh out loud moments. Not a …

2018-11-15: The Man Who Knew Infinity, 2015 - ★★★ This was an OK film that could have been a really interesting and ambitious film. Dev Patel was very …

2018-11-15: Adult Life Skills, 2016 - ★★★★ I hesitate to use the word ‘quirky’ to describe this film, because that often suggests a …

2018-11-15: Maggie's Plan, 2015 - ★★★★ Snappy dialogue, interesting characters, and a great ensemble cast add to this funny and engaging …

2018-11-15: Ant-Man, 2015 - ★★★★ I watched this first on a plane (with low expectations), and then again at home, because I enjoyed …

2018-11-15: Paterson, 2016 - ★★★★★ A beautiful, quiet, contemplative film about an extraordinarily content man (the eponymous Paterson, …

2018-11-15: Hunt for the Wilderpeople, 2016 - ★★★★★ I don’t think this film will be to everyone’s taste, but for me it was pitch perfect, …

2018-11-15: Café Society, 2016 - ★★★ This was enjoyable enough, but ultimately a bit forgettable. I think if it hadn’t been for the …

2018-11-15: Doctor Strange, 2016 - ★★★½ I’m not familiar with any of the backstory of Doctor Strange, so I came to this film with a …

2018-11-15: Everlasting Moments, 2008 - ★★★½ A lovely, reflective film about a woman in 1900s Sweden who finds solace in photography. She wins a …

2018-11-15: Toni Erdmann, 2016 - ★★★½ I’m at a slight loss to know what to say about this film. I enjoyed it throughout, laughed a …

2018-11-15: Rams, 2015 - ★★★★ On the surface, as simple film about sheep-farming brothers in Iceland, but there’s a whole …

2018-11-15: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 2016 - ★★★ An enjoyable New York-based spin-off/prequel of the Potter Universe, this was a fun couple of hours, …

2018-11-15: The Salesman, 2016 - ★★★★ An amazing portrait of the profound effects of shame. It’s part thriller, part …

2018-11-06: I was pretty behind on my film reviewing, hence the sudden opening of the floodgates! We’ve seen …

2018-11-06: Phantom Thread, 2017 - ★★★★★ Well, this really went in directions that I didn’t expect it to. The acting by the whole cast …

2018-11-06: The Mercy, 2017 - ★★★★ This is the big-budget, big-name companion to ‘Crowhurst’ which was released in the same …

2018-11-06: Blade Runner 2049, 2017 - ★★★½ I wanted to love this as much as the original, but I didn’t. Visually and conceptually, it is …

2018-11-06: Crowhurst, 2017 - ★★★★ We managed to watch two interpretations (both released this year) on successive weekends of this …

2018-11-04: The good thing about sewing is you end up with lots of scraps for fun projects. Today I made a phone …

2018-10-28: I’ve written about my latest adventures configuring Emacs from a clean slate. Follow me on my …