This is a top quality Fall piece containing a LOL Britt Ekland anecdote and some original insight. The everyday occultism is well documented, but it is worth remembering just what a great chronicler of real life and relationships Mark could...
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Favourite Carpenters song? Superstar is pretty peerless: The Carpenters’ 20 greatest songs – ranked!
I do like the idea of installing a Linux variant on a fully configurable second hand laptop, but I am typing this on a 2015 MBP which probably (🤞) has another 4-5 years life in it.
Labour’s core vote – its “heartlands”, if you like – isn’t in the deindustrialised north but in the metropolises, university towns and their overflow areas. So why doesn’t it seem to like them?
Looks like a strong pro-independence majority in Scotland. From a selfish point of view, this offers me a route to an EU passport as my father-in-law is Scottish 🏴
This is great. If you’re hosted on Netlify, you can use deploy notifications to send sites webmentions whenever you post anything. You just need a token from webmention.app
This looks interesting, and got me thinking about who turns the best sentences. Sebald? Nabokov? Austen? (There’s also a website in this idea, with a taxonomy of sentences.)
This is a good review of the Kobo eReader, comparing the whole package and experience to owning a Kindle. Kobos have played very nicely with Overdrive, who provide our eBook lending service, for years – they’re great devices. (Note to...
I don’t write abut politics much anymore, but this seems a good time to think about the state of the Labour Party. Labour will do badly in tomorrow’s elections due to a number of factors outside its control, but the current leadership is catastrophically wrong in its strategy.