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8 November 2019

A gif made by Barney
My son made a gif

God it’s exhausting isn’t it? Everything’s just non-stop, sit-down-and-you’ll-fall-asleep, pay attention pay attention pay attention focus. Sat down on the armchair at about 8pm one evening this week; drifted off immediately.

Still: some Good Work was done. A transatlantic phone call / presentation went well. A new client agreed some work, which will probably add more things to my exhausting todo list in the new year. Sent off a proposal for some other work.

Using Writeroom
I reinstalled Writeroom, and Glass_TTY_VT220 to use with it

A story about Flickr

About 2 or 3 years ago, my Mac started uploading my entire Photos archive to Flickr, and I didn’t realise for a couple of days. The result was thousands of duplicate and unwanted photos in my Flickr photo stream, dozens of auto-generated albums I didn’t want. It messed everything up. And it took me 2 or 3 years to find the time and summon up the energy to do something about it, but this week I did: I spent a long evening, late into the night, locating those unwanted uploads and deleting them en masse. About 5000 photos.

Then I spent more hours updating my feed with the last year’s worth of photos that I never uploaded in the first place, sorting them into albums that I did want. It felt good. I feel like my Flickr feed can be useful again now, it can be something I can point people to. So if you did want to see the pictures I took at Harvard University’s Geological museum last year, you can do that.

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