2020-05-07: Streaming Follows a Trail Paved by Thieves and Pirates (Pixel Envy) Paid streaming services are not …

2020-05-07: The 1918 Flu Pandemic Killed Millions. So Why Does Its Cultural Memory Feel So Faint? (Slate) …

2020-04-30: Efficiency Is Biting Back (The Atlantic) Efficiency, in fact, can be hazardous to our well-being, …

2020-04-30: Toiletpaperfullerenes and Charmin Nanotubes (Observable) Toilet paper tubes have the curious …

2020-04-30: The most important technology critic in the world was tired of knowledge based on clicks. So he …

2020-04-30: Hail the maintainers (Aeon) Capitalism excels at innovation but is failing at maintenance, and for …

2020-04-30: ‘Allostatic Load’ is the Psychological Reason for Our Pandemic Brain Fog (Vice) I’m …

2020-04-24: Coronavirus Is Making a Lot of People Anxious and Depressed. But Some Sufferers Actually Feel Better …

2020-04-24: Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting (Medium) Pretty soon, as the country begins to figure out how …

2020-04-24: We Are Living in a Failed State (The Atlantic) The coronavirus didn’t break America. It revealed …

2020-04-24: HKMask Manual ( Unofficial ) Reusable DIY Cloth Mask with Disposable Middle Layer Filter. Cloth …

2020-04-24: Adjust your clocks: lockdown is bending time completely out of shape | Jonathan Freedland | The …

2020-03-27: Painting the shed roof today.

2020-01-05: 🔗 Teenage bloodbath: the 2010s in review A solid State of the Union from Sam Kriss, poking at Rise …

2020-01-05: 🔗 What the Death of iTunes Says About Our Digital Habits A decade ago I was a digital hoarder. I was …

2020-01-05: 🔗 Interview with Adam Minter, author of Junkyard Planet On the wonderfully titled blog Discard …

2020-01-04: Found this rock which looked like it had been sliced by a sushi chef.

2020-01-04: 🔗 Toward a Grand Unified Theory of Snowflakes I’ve been fascinated by the study of snowflakes …

2020-01-04: 🔗 Proposal for a book to be adapted into a movie starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson An oldie by Robin …

2020-01-04: Surprisingly good sunset for a January holiday in Wales…

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2019-12-22: 🔗 Brian Taylor to Adapt Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea’s The Illuminatus! Trilogy as a TV Show …

2019-12-22: 🔗 London’s electric buses are getting fake noise. I love stories about how new technological …

2019-12-22: 🔗 This is How a Society Dies Sober and lacerating analysis of the terminal decline of US and British …

2019-12-21: 🔗 A Frank Conversation with My Rabbi About The Rise of Skywalker Judaism has always struck me as the …

2019-12-19: 🔗 136 Mindblowing & Groundbreaking Internet Videos I remember when you felt you’d seen all …

2019-12-18: Misty in Birmingham last night.

2019-12-16: 🔗 The Blundering Brilliance of Prime Minister Boris Johnson A rather hagiographic explainer of …

2019-12-16: So it seems LED Xmas lights flash at a high, but not that high, frequency rather than stay on …

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2019-12-15: 🔗 Be Gay, Do Crimes. Untitled Goose Game: Is it Good to be Bad? Grace does a deep dive into the …

2019-12-15: 🔗 Please for the love of Blarg, Start a Blog A call to get all that great stuff off Twitter and back …

2019-12-09: 🔗 For the many A more sober than usual piece by Sam Kris on why you should seriously consider voting …

2019-12-07: 🔗 New Atheism: An Autopsy A nice overview of whatever happened to the New Atheist movement that was …

2019-11-27: 🔗 On the Farm Daisy Hildyard discusses animal sentience with the great anecdote of cows so …

2019-11-27: 🔗 Cyberpunk is Dead by John Semley Nice overview of all that was Cyberpunk back in the 80s, from the …

2019-11-22: 🔗 Sasha Baron Cohen Says Tech Companies Built the “Greatest Propaganda Machine in …

2019-11-20: Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart was one of the best movies of this year and for some reason I found …

2019-11-20: 🔗 John Doran on Sunn O))) and how their brand of doom metal has defined the decade. Not unexpected, …

2019-11-16: Here’s what I’ve been picking up from the people I meet, the audiences I speak to and the stories …

2019-11-16: 🔗 In 2029, the Internet Will Make Us Act Like Medieval Peasants This is a wonderfully insightful …

2019-11-12: Craig Mod, from his newsletter: Folks mistakenly think only new walks are good walks. But the best …

2019-11-09: Eyes full of tears, by Fiona.

2019-11-09: 🔗 The social ideology of the motorcar This essay from 1973 about the way cars took over and broke …

2019-11-07: Saw Hamish Fulton talk last weekend. Suddenly remembered he ran a group slow walk in Birmingham in …

2019-11-06: 🔗 Dan Hon: Everything Is Political From his regular newsletter, skip the Snow Crash stuff (unless …

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2019-11-05: 🔗 Bright green environmentalism “Environmentalists who believe that radical changes are needed …

2019-11-04: 🔗 Inside the iPhone 11 Camera, Part 1: A Completely New Camera Computational photography continues …

2019-11-03: So we were just outside of Plymouth in a bedsit apartment overlooking the sea during an 80mph …

2019-11-03: The sea, the sea.

2019-11-03: Tim Shaw performing at Walking’s New Movements, Plymouth.

2019-11-01: Walking’s New Movements conference, Friday evening.

2019-10-31: 🔗 Autism profiles and diagnostic criteria. A very useful breakdown of the terminology and potential …

2019-10-31: 🔗 UK renewables generate more electricity than fossil fuels for first time. 🔗 Rise of renewables may …

2019-10-31: Went to the MAC to see Black Men Walking, a play about black men walking in the Peak District. It …

2019-10-30: Fungus season

2019-10-30: Tonight’s film was Theory of Obscurity​: a film about The Residents, about a band I’ve …

2019-10-30: Johnson’s Britain and Corbyn’s Britain are vastly different countries, on starkly divergent paths. …