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Projects 25-44

Published in work.

So, yeah. That was a year. Just a few weeks before the first lockdown in March, I stepped down from my role at Public Digital and tweeted about having some availability. Loads of people responded and got in touch – and right after that, the pandemic hit. I was nervous about this change at first, […]

Projects 25-44

Unreel #15

Published in radio.

Unreel had to skip a week last week – I was just too busy with work. But it returned this week. Broadcast date: 14 December 2020 Listen again. Spotify playlist. Runaround getaround, Tim Ten Yen O.N.E, Yeasayer Lay all your love on me, Abba It’s all true, Tracey Thorn / Martin Buttrich Eardrum Buzz, Wire […]

Quick nerd note

Published in tech.

Bought one of those new M1 MacBook Air laptops My word it’s fast I mean really fast The keyboard is ❤️ macos Big Sur is nice too Now I realise that most of the crashes, and broken or half-heard video calls that I’ve been putting up with for the first 8 months of the pandemic […]

Quick nerd note

Publish *well*, don’t send

Published in working in the open.

There’s a saying you might have seen floating about for years: “Publish, don’t send.” It means that if you want to get a message out to a lot of people, don’t send them all an email. Instead, publish what you want to say, and tell those people where to find the thing you’ve published. What’s […]

Publish *well*, don’t send

Playing with Halide

Published in photography.

In a boring bored lockdown moment on a sleepy afternoon, I had a play with Halide, an app for iOS that gives you a lot more control over your photography. It’s pretty neat.

Playing with Halide

Birthday walk on Gare Hill

Published in life, walking.

To celebrate my birthday, we went out for a family walk in the woods atop Gare Hill, on the border of Somerset and Wiltshire. We struck lucky; the weather was cold, the fog was thick, but the sun shone its hardest through the fog and the trees, and treated us to some spectacular sights.

Birthday walk on Gare Hill

Unreel #14

Published in radio.

Broadcast date: 30 November 2020 Listen again. Spotify playlist. Meet again, by LP Giobbi feat Little Boots It happens every time, Ultra Vivid Scene Oba Simaa, Ata Kak Cyfaddefa, by 9Bach Illusion of time, Daniel Avery You’ve changed, I’ve changed, Ben Watt Fell into the ocean, Dan Deacon Don’t break this rhythm, Peter Gabriel Exile, […]

Unreel #13

Published in radio.

Broadcast date: 23 November 2020. Listen again. Spotify playlist. Gather up, by Matt Berry The hardest button to button, by The White Stripes My own version of you, by Bob Dylan Free darling, by Joni Mitchell Club cougar, by Nadine Shah The message, by Alton Ellis Kingdom of ends, by Róisín Murphy The esel, by […]

Unreel #12

Published in radio.

Broadcast date: 16 November 2020 Listen again. Spotify playlist. Ghosts of American astronauts, by The Mekons Shekina, by Perry Farrell and Groove Armada Gum, by Hannah’s Little Sister Olympik, by EOB YEK 166-3, by Mohammad Reza Mortazavi and Burnt Friedman You tear the world in two, by Pale Saints Is this techno or is this […]

Week 1 in my new office

Published in work.

After months of working in a cramped spare room, I decided the time had come to rent a workspace of my own. This week was my first week there, and I’m really pleased with the decision. I’ve rented a business unit on an industrial estate. It’s far too big for one person, but the space […]

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