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TEDxBrighton 2013

2022-01-14: Charge!

2022-01-14: It was frosty on the beach again, this morning.

2022-01-14: Well, that arrived quicker than I expected…

2022-01-13: This is one of the more thoughtful takes I’ve seem on dealing with the problem of online anonymity …

2022-01-13: The Undeath of the Author (With apologies to Barthes.) “But social media has tilted things so that books by …

2022-01-13: The masocism of social media “When was the last time you were out in public and felt actively rejected by someone you felt …

2022-01-13: Respect to the people having a morning sea swim at 0°C this morning.

2022-01-13: A frosty morning on Shoreham Beach.

2022-01-12: Sunset from the harbour arm.

2022-01-12: A fond farewell to a long-serving car. I had the Fire Engine (as we called it) for over 12 years.

2022-01-12: John Naughton: “Polarised thinking may make people feel comfortable in their righteousness; …

2022-01-10: “If you climb a mountain but don’t Instagram the view from the summit, have you even climbed …

2022-01-09: Tiny thespians at work…

2022-01-09: Just put some petrol in the car for what could well be the last time ever. Changes…

2022-01-07: Good morning from Shoreham Beach.

2022-01-04: Lovely profile of the people behind LumaFusion, my go-to video editor - and an iPad app.

2022-01-04: Charlie Warzel, writing for The Atlantic: “The acceptance and fellowship that online …

2022-01-02: This is a rather nice one. Trafalgar Square, early summer 1994.

2022-01-02: More West End candids from 1994.

2022-01-02: A few candids shot around London’s West End in early summer 1994. Sure, the fashions date them …

2021-12-31: Here’s the posts that caught your attention on my site in 2021. Happy New Year to you all!

2021-12-29: Finding a stolen and burnt out motorcycle near their grandma’s house was an education for the girls…

2021-12-25: A very merry Christmas to all those who celebrate it!

2021-12-22: Somebody’s not enjoying the festive season.

2021-12-22: Night boat to nowhere, Worthing.

2021-12-22: “Organisers are people who have noticed what is happening and want to do something about it. …

2021-12-22: “The way nature brings peace to my busy mind feels like one of the most abandoned parts of who I am. …

2021-12-21: This rather elderly angel used to top my late parents’ Christmas tree. And now she tops ours.

2021-12-21: So, after having two vaccinations on Saturday (flu and COVID booster): Sunday I spent barely able …

2021-12-18: I suspect that the best use of my evening would be ensuring that there’s enough good coffee …

2021-12-18: Two jabs in one session: Covid: 💉💉💉 Flu: 💉

2021-12-18: The iPad Pro is the best coffee shop computer yet invented. Thank you. I will not be taking …

2021-12-16: Time to slay the iPhone tabs monster…

2021-12-15: One for GoPro folks: New firmware for the Hero 10 Black, including more 24fps modes.

2021-12-15: Down by the harbour arm again. It’s cold and grey, so I had the beach to myself, apart from a …

2021-12-15: Some useful trends amongst the Web 3.0 / Metaverse hype picked out here.

2021-12-12: Currently reading: The Christmas Chronicles: Notes, stories & 100 essential recipes for …

2021-12-11: We have our Christmas tree.

2021-12-10: Fantastic lanterns at Light Up Shoreham this evening.

2021-12-10: Taking a quick break down by the harbour arm.

2021-12-10: When a sparrowhawk comes for lunch.

2021-12-09: I’m pretty sure I read this story 15 years ago, except it was Second Life people were getting …

2021-12-09: The low light capabilities of the iPhone 13 Pro continue to impress me.

2021-12-09: These people are mad. Admirably, impressively mad. But mad. A 15 mile walk. In December. In their …

2021-12-07: A rubicon has been crossed. I just scanned a QR code in a print magazine to open a webpage.

2021-12-07: This is worrying: an OFSTED report has found that “nearly all children” have seen a …

2021-12-07: At last, I threw down my article and smote its ruin upon the mountainside. I’m off to have a …

2021-12-07: 13 years ago, taking a film in to be developed already felt antiquated. I suppose I’d had …

2021-12-06: I am happy to report that you can now get my witterings from my notebook as a (free) weekly email.

2021-12-06: I noticed a little while ago that all the posts I did for TEDxBrighton back in 2012/13 were no …

2021-11-29: Shoreham sunset.

2021-11-29: A frosty morning down on the beach.

2021-11-29: If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that the more British politicians say that …

2021-11-29: A lot of a individual creator newsletters are basically a week’s worth of old-style blogging (lots …

2021-11-28: This is a lovely wee story of how a camera was lost in the Highlands, but found and reconnected with …

2021-11-27: Castlehill, Edinburgh, Spring 1994.

2021-11-27: About time: Discord working on macOS app that runs natively on M1

2021-11-24: Proof-of-work crypto comes with a substantial climate cost: Europe must ban Bitcoin mining to hit …

2021-11-22: Playing detective on my own past I’m busy scanning some negatives from nearly 30 years ago. Now, it’s not uncommon to find things in …

2021-11-22: This is probably a symptom of getting old, but I find getting Black Friday emails (a) in the UK and …

2021-11-22: Some thoughts about Doctor Who, present and future 📺 Flux This series feels like the format Chris Chibnall’s Doctor Who should always have been. It’s the …

2021-11-21: Dramatic light over the sea today.

2021-11-21: Chilly beach walk with the girls.

2021-11-21: A newsletter that is half about NFTs and crypto and half about decarbonisation is an uneasy mix, …

2021-11-20: We’ve got a goshawk lunching in our back garden.

2021-11-20: Not sure I could rock this look, 29 years later…

2021-11-19: I now know what a lakh is.

2021-11-19: Spending an enjoyable evening looking at journalist-created newsletters from India and surrounding …

2021-11-18: I love writing. I hate getting started on writing.

2021-11-14: Night in the Quay.

2021-11-13: Always sound advice.

2021-11-10: Blimey. I think Substack is down.

2021-11-08: Do I have the mental bandwidth left to update a theme on one of my Ghost blogs? Hmmm.

2021-11-08: Cory Doctorow is not pulling his punches on NFTs.

2021-11-08: Are you an outdoor or wild swimmer? Then fill in the 2021 Trends in Outdoor Swimming Survey to help …

2021-11-06: One of those headlines that takes on a whole new level of “ick” if you’re a Brit: …

2021-11-06: Today, I turn 50. Please respect the privacy of my family and I at this difficult time. Thank you.

2021-11-06: UK has “no intention” to deliver COP26 pledges says Cambridge scientist: “The …

2021-11-05: Gunpowder, treason and plot. 💥

2021-11-04: While my frantic week isn’t yet done, my reward has arrived. Looking forward to spending time …

2021-11-04: One of the great moral panics of the last few decades debunked: Massive Study Finds No Link Between …

2021-11-03: Today, it’s exactly 20 years since I wrote my first blog post. I’ll write more about this tomorrow. …

2021-11-02: Evening walk at Woods Mill.

2021-11-01: Interesting. Is anyone else unable to access Quora with iCloud Private Relay on?

2021-10-29: 🚨 Important discourse. 🚨 Will the Metaverse save journalism?

2021-10-27: It’s very clear that Facebook corporately wants the profits of global scale, without incurring the …

2021-10-27: Commuting mask watch: down to about 10% of people wearing masks on this Southern train. Very thinly …

2021-10-26: One day I will manage to swab myself for a lateral flow test without retching. Today is not that …

2021-10-26: Today has been the sort of day when I log onto Twitter, see the trending topic list, and log …

2021-10-25: MacOS Monterey is a weirdly bland update — having been using it for a couple of hours, you could …

2021-10-25: Om Malik on the iPod 20 years on: Maybe knowingly (but more likely unknowingly), Apple had made a …

2021-10-25: Let’s do this…

2021-10-22: And so ends a blog I’ve been reading since 2003 (ish). Sad news.

2021-10-22: Doc Searls on supply chains: “But the worldwide supply chain (which is less a single chain than …

2021-10-22: Really positive feedback from TL;DR issue 1 on my blog. That’s a nice thing to start a Friday with.

2021-10-21: The “Christmas Stocking Fillers” PR emails have started arriving, despite the fact I’ve never once …

2021-10-18: Well, that was a pretty clear admission that Apple had spend five years going the wrong way with …

2021-10-12: Climate journalism needs both fixing and expanding. This is a great step in the right direction.

2021-10-12: Here we go again: Premature Blogging Death Notice #357.

2021-10-08: Today, I had managed the sort of productivity that if I managed every day, my life would be a lot …

2021-10-07: Shell game.

2021-10-06: Yikes. You might want to change your Twitch passwords — there’s been a huge data leak.

2021-10-06: Back at City, ready to teach journalism again. 18 months ago, I walked out of here during one of the …

2021-10-06: Officially back in London.

2021-10-06: First commute to London in 18 months. It’s… quieter.

2021-10-05: Zoom fatigue hits women and new hires disproportionally.

2021-10-04: We’ve turned Facebook into a single point of failure - and now we’re paying the price.

2021-10-04: Let’s all hope @manton knows what he’s doing with border gateway protocol…

2021-10-04: Facebook being down might actually ease the petrol crisis, now that there’s no way for people …

2021-10-04: Slightly perturbed to discover that my daughters think that I’m basically Izzy Moonbow…

2021-10-03: The plastic pollution culprits — and other links worth reading.

2021-10-02: Day 2: It’s never fully dark, down by the river. #mboct

2021-10-02: There’s something quite nice about a day so wet and blustery that you feel no guilt at all about …

2021-10-01: Day 1: My daughter couldn’t resist reaching out to touch these fishy up-cycled spoons at the …

2021-10-01: I see the inevitable 15.0.1 update is out for your Apple device bug-fixing pleasure…

2021-10-01: It feels like a crunch is coming in the UK petrol crisis in my part of the country, at least. Those …

2021-09-28: A dramatic evening beach walk.

2021-09-28: The deadlines of my working life used to be defined by when the presses needed to roll. Now, …

2021-09-28: A first play with the iPhone 13 Pro’s cinematic video mode.

2021-09-26: Well, I wasn’t expecting My Little Pony: A New Generation to deliver some of the most on-point …

2021-09-26: Macro mode on the new iPhone is pretty impressive.

2021-09-24: Helloooo </Terry Thomas voice>

2021-09-23: Selfie shot with the new GoPro Hero 10.

2021-09-21: Journalistic clichés to avoid like the plague. Note to self: rewrite before posting.

2021-09-21: The text recognition in photos that’s part of iOS15 is pretty damn impressive.

2021-09-21: Gotta say, shipping the new GoPro in a plastic bag somewhat undermines the “plastic free packaging” …

2021-09-21: I’m really leaning into the Dad joke thing right now.

2021-09-21: Life is too short to gift attention to unpleasant people Something I should have worked out 30 years ago: If someone whose work you like and enjoy turns out …

2021-09-20: The new Netflix CGI He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (the kid-friendly reboot not the Kevin …

2021-09-20: In less than two weeks, we’ve gone from “so hot in my study, I had seat beading on my …

2021-09-17: Just ordered a new iPhone for the first time in four years. That’s the longest I’ve held …

2021-09-14: New iPad Mini? That’s my wife’s Christmas present sorted, then.

2021-09-14: Only Apple can get me to watch an hour-long advert.

2021-09-13: Ah-ha. Big Sur 11.6 finally shows up for M1 Macs. Apparently today’s wave of Apple updates …

2021-09-13: Huh. Weird. My pre-M1 iMac has the MacOS 11.6 update, but not my M1 MacBook Pro.

2021-09-10: Well, hello.

2021-09-08: Quite a sunset over the river tonight.

2021-09-08: Oh, gosh. An I about to buy a new phone gimbal? I am, aren’t I?

2021-09-08: And yes, that includes washing it.

2021-09-08: Today’s exciting lunch break: cleaning the tent post-camping trips.

2021-09-06: Just booked my first evening out in Brighton since the pandemic began. I shouldn’t be — but I …

2021-09-06: When I had a Real Job (™), I used to routinely ignore work email when on holiday, and come back to a …

2021-08-27: My classy, elegant meeting space this morning…

2021-08-23: Just spent a happy couple of hours revamping a neglected blog, ready to start posting on it again …

2021-08-14: One of the things I love about visiting Woods Mill is that you can get beautiful images before …

2021-08-06: The seductive lure of cognitive bias. Don’t look too hard, or the story might melt away…

2021-08-05: Our lunchtime companion at Woods Mill.

2021-08-05: Spiked beauty.

2021-08-05: The only surprise here is that it took this long: The ‘Men Go Their Own Way’ Subreddit …

2021-08-05: It is slightly terrifying to realise that, as of this autumn, I will be in a position to do …

2021-08-03: Ulysses (a writing app) gets the ability to update Ghost posts — support for updating micro.blog …

2021-08-02: By the river’s edge.

2021-08-02: Thoughtful piece on the tenor of social media interactions by Roxane Gay.

2021-08-02: Receipts:

2021-08-02: Twitter Social Distancing — why I’m stepping back from Twitter for a month.

2021-08-01: The inverted man.

2021-08-01: “I do not demand a gin palace at every corner, merely that it is written into the constitution of …

2021-07-31: So, about the Doctor Who news…

2021-07-28: Merely a meerkat.

2021-07-25: Should your bookshelves reflect the person you are now, or should they encapsulate all the versions …

2021-07-24: Is it even social media if you don’t occasionally post photos of your lunch?

2021-07-24: Not something you see every day in Shoreham…

2021-07-23: I much prefer the feel of matt dust jackets when reading a hardback book to glossy ones.

2021-07-22: John Naughton’s review of An Ugly Truth, a new book about Facebook, makes it sound like …

2021-07-20: How can you not?

2021-07-20: The absence of iPadOS 14.7 from last night’s round of updates is curious…

2021-07-19: Evening on the Adur.

2021-07-19: Schmigadoon! is an intensely joyful slice of TV.

2021-07-17: Beach flora.

2021-07-15: Ha ha. No, no and more no to this terrifying idea. There’s absolutely no way I want Facebook to have …

2021-07-15: I have coffee and a piece on supply chains to finish. Wish me luck.

2021-07-15: Beach break.

2021-07-15: Self-solving tech problems are my favourite kind.

2021-07-11: Last night I had intense dreams about Swedish third wave coffee shops. That’s about as on-brand for …

2021-07-09: The problem with working on a MacBook Pro and an iPad Pro side-by-side is that I keep trying to …

2021-07-09: Today is my “Max Vax" day — two weeks since my second dose. 💉💉🎉

2021-07-03: I am happy to report that, as of this weekend, all adults in my household are fully vaccinated. 💉💉 …

2021-07-03: UK schoolchildren faking positive lateral flow COVID tests to get two weeks off school — using …

2021-07-01: Just had a depressing email about the planned final withdrawal of the .eu domain name I used to own, …

2021-06-30: A good reason for a drizzly beach picnic last weekend…

2021-06-30: Steve Leighton has left HasBean, and now I don’t know what to do My favourite coffee buyer and roaster is no longer running the company he founded. The most recent …

2021-06-27: Up at stupid o’clock for a podcast guest appearance…

2021-06-26: Concert time down near the Beach.

2021-06-26: The Bear on the Adur.

2021-06-26: Having a coffee in Tom Foolery with my daughters. It almost feels like the old days again. ☕️

2021-06-25: Mr Hancock and his rules People died alone, not even able to hold the hands of loved ones, because they followed rules Matt …

2021-06-25: I’ve done the double! 💉💉

2021-06-24: Coffee date with my youngest.

2021-06-24: Although I no longer live anywhere near Deptford, I’m pleased to hear that the local swimming pool, …

2021-06-24: This is a great piece about the mixed blessings of being a Doctor Who fan. I suspect it will …

2021-06-24: Today, in a career first, I received a press release about a toilet brush. Not any old toilet brush, …

2021-06-23: This plan to make Oxford Circus a car-free pedestrian piazza absolutely needs to happen.

2021-06-23: Beach walk selfie.

2021-06-23: If you ask me, this is nothing but a pile of junk.

2021-06-22: It’s easy to forget that long before Vox was the site we know now, there was a blogging …

2021-06-20: Luca, the new Pixar movie on Disney+, proved a perfect Father’s Day watch with my girls. It’s a …

2021-06-20: Fathers Day gifts from my girls.

2021-06-17: Another afternoon’s remote training ahead…

2021-06-12: This is a really, really interesting podcast on how to reverse polarisation in society. …

2021-06-11: This week it has become abundantly clear to me that some tasks are better done on a big screen, and …

2021-06-08: See you, open rates. It was good while it lasted. Apple closes down open rate tracking

2021-06-07: Missed the live WWDC keynote stream, so here’s the plan: Read the previews on Apple.com Scan the …

2021-06-07: An engaged newsletter audience is better than a big one. (And I managed to write it without making a …

2021-06-05: Friendly wee chap in the churchyard this morning.

2021-06-05: First library visit since the first lockdown! 📚

2021-05-31: Nostalgia.

2021-05-29: Walking.

2021-05-28: Genomics and pandemics and the avoidable crisis Zeynep Tufecki: The latest news from the United Kingdom, which has better genomic surveillance than …

2021-05-26: Online culture is now just culture: Dominic Cummings References Spider-Man-Pointing Meme To …

2021-05-26: Well, now. Amazon Makes Deal To Buy MGM For Nearly $8.5 Billion

2021-05-23: Amen to this: If Apple is the only organisation capable of defending our privacy, it really is time …

2021-05-23: I will never cease to be amazed by the speed with which my daughters can make our living room …

2021-05-23: Watching last week’s Countryfile has me thinking about drones again. There’s some fantastic …

2021-05-23: Now, that’s better.

2021-05-21: I know I should move on from being annoyed when people use “blog" when they mean “blog post”. …

2021-05-21: Gosh. Gee whizz. What a surprise.

2021-05-21: This is a fascinating story of how and why aerosol spread of COVID-19 was discounted for far too …

2021-05-19: There is not enough side-eye in the world for this: Google revives RSS. Google, some of us remember …

2021-05-19: Dear Substack writers, Crossheads massively enhance the readability of your precious multi-thousand …

2021-05-18: Birthday party in progress: pin the tail on the Gnasher…

2021-05-17: This was the very first piece I wrote in my self-employed life, back in 2012: What is post digital? …

2021-05-15: I’ll be honest — editing these photos is making me hungry.

2021-05-15: Macarons anyone?

2021-05-15: Strawberry feast.

2021-05-14: This is a good read (ha,ha) in light of @manton’s new trial bookshelf feature here: Why …

2021-05-13: Nature really doesn’t understand the rules of storytelling…

2021-05-13: This week I have more good old-fashioned phone calls than Zoom or Teams meetings. It’s such a …

2021-05-11: Lovely afternoon down on the beach.

2021-05-11: Look at me, updating node.js from the command line like I have the first clue what I’m doing.

2021-05-11: I think I’ve found a way to articulate the discomfort I’m feeling in my work: I’m …

2021-05-10: Current status:

2021-05-10: For creativity to thrive, digital needs to learn its place…

2021-05-10: “Normal people—with regular lives and real jobs—have soap operas and reality shows. People who are …

2021-05-10: Millennials are hated for being defiantly uncool “From the 1970s to the end of the 1990s young …

2021-05-10: I just managed to lose a cup of coffee in the living room. How’s your Monday going?

2021-05-10: Wow. Just found a classic example of misusing “proof links”. A writer on Medium making certain …

2021-05-10: It turns out that our local church uses some rather dated tech…

2021-05-07: Hmmm. Does anyone have any idea why my micro.blog site wouldn’t pick up an analytics code put in the …

2021-05-07: Always worth taking time out to feed our feathered friends.

2021-05-07: Bottoming out On Wednesday morning, I hit a low. My family has been lucky during the pandemic — none of us have …

2021-05-07: Zero for two so far on ATT

2021-05-06: Want: Hexagonal garden office on stilts.

2021-05-06: The beach is going for drama this afternoon.

2021-05-06: I have done a democracy. 🇬🇧

2021-05-05: Having one of those days where I wonder why I bother with the stress of being self-employed. …

2021-05-04: It’s lovely to see the vegetation sprouting again on the beach — a sure sign that summer is on …

2021-05-04: Dear Substack writers, It is not compulsory to have an opinion on the Basecamp mess. Yours, Adam …

2021-05-04: Looks like there are security updates for Apple things out — urgent ones, too. Looks like I’ll be …

2021-05-02: 🎵 You’re driftwood… 🎵

2021-05-01: This is an absolute shocker: last night someone cut down an osprey nest at Llyn Brenig in Wales, …

2021-04-30: Just replaced the Cat 5 on the wired elements of our home network with Cat 7 cables. Boy, I know how …

2021-04-29: This is genius: Paddington in Film

2021-04-29: Why Substack stealing the big name columnists won’t kill newspapers — and why it might …

2021-04-27: The masked FaceID unlock works great on my iPhone running iOS 14.5. A nice little quality-of-life …

2021-04-21: I know everyone’s talking about the “paid podcasts” bit of yesterday’s Apple Event, but …

2021-04-20: So, if M1 Macs can run some iOS apps as well as Mac apps, and the iPad Pro now uses an M1 chip… …

2021-04-20: So happy to see Apple go back to colour in the post-Ive era.

2021-04-20: From our trip to Wakehurst last week:

2021-04-20: So, 100 hours on from my first vaccination jab, the side-effects have been negligible. My arm was …

2021-04-20: Finally, I’ve had my post-lockdown haircut.

2021-04-18: So, it turns out that the downside of being married to a woman with a PhD in Immunology is that I …

2021-04-16: 💉 #1

2021-04-15: Six thoughts about the Substack local initiative.

2021-04-14: Are we losing the fight on content moderation? If so, what should we do instead?

2021-04-13: Hazel, Dora and the leaf skeleton

2021-04-13: My first jab booked for Friday! 💉

2021-04-12: I think the obsession with newsletters is obscuring the bigger story: that the growing prevalence of …

2021-04-11: While pulling together this list of weekend reading I remember thinking how often I was linking to …

2021-04-11: Anyone else using a Mac found that their rate of genuine emails filtered to spam has shot up in …

2021-04-11: Hiking dates are a thing? Seems like a good way to destruction test your relationship…

2021-04-09: I think my daughters might be prematurely middle-aged:

2021-04-08: I am HERE for headline puns that combine Doctor Who and typography: Time’s New Roman

2021-04-08: Sometimes it’s amply clear that these are chalk downs:

2021-04-06: Easter walk at Woods Mill.

2021-04-06: There’s a metaphor here about nature and technology…

2021-04-06: Medium introduces the blogroll. Wait — have I somehow slipped back 20 years to 2001?

2021-04-01: Up and at ‘em early this morning for a last pass on a really interesting research report I’m …

2021-03-30: OK. This doesn’t feel like good news: Getty Images is acquiring Unsplash.

2021-03-30: Spring really came to Shoreham-by-Sea, yesterday. I took advantage of the lockdown easing to have a …

2021-03-29: Bat kerb.

2021-03-28: M1 MBPro life: “Right, I’ll just send this video over to Compressor to render out while I make a cup …

2021-03-24: I do like to get down and dirty with a server once in a while:

2021-03-24: Today seems to be a 5/10/15 years ago day: Medium pivots and seeks to reduce editorial staff? 2016! …

2021-03-23: The very old and the very new in a port town.

2021-03-23: This, from @colinwalker, is what so many people miss about blogging at its best: There is no truly …

2021-03-22: A rare moment Yesterday morning, I did something I’ve never had the chance to do in the last eight years: I lay in …

2021-03-22: It’s World Osprey Week, as European ospreys start returning to their nests for the breeding season.

2021-03-22: Now, can I post to micro.blog from Ulysses OK?

2021-03-21: A digest of nature-centric reading (and viewing) to round out your weekend.

2021-03-21: Last night, we finished the last of the Christmas mead — just in time for spring.

2021-03-13: New boats in the Adur.

2021-03-13: Beach fishermen.

2021-03-13: Not this way, apparently.

2021-03-13: Sea chains.

2021-03-13: Beach finds.

2021-03-13: Down by the harbour wall.

2021-03-09: This is not the real view from my house - but neither is it a Zoom background…

2021-03-09: On the Harry & Meghan interview and the UK media.

2021-03-07: The Shoreham Harbour pilots' boat coming back in after meeting a container ship offshore.

2021-03-07: Spring is here!

2021-03-06: The Ernst Hagedorn coming into Shoreham Harbour this afternoon.

2021-03-05: The uncomplicated way year ones express their joy in seeing their school friends over Teams is …

2021-03-04: They really want the train to stop #worldbookday

2021-02-25: It’s very much a Gray Day today.

2021-02-25: I’ve just realised what I miss most about face-to-face lecturing: the after lecture chats. Nobody …

2021-02-21: Taken this afternoon. Spring is coming.

2021-02-21: Some weekend nature-centric reading and viewing for you.

2021-02-21: Cooking “last day of half term” pancakes for my daughters.

2021-02-20: New fancy coffee brewing method to kick off the weekend right.

2021-02-19: Mask upgrade.

2021-02-18: The combination of stupidly fast yet silent when dealing with lots of video and other tasks is still …

2021-02-18: First take-out coffee of the year.

2021-02-15: I do like the geometry and colours of this image.

2021-02-15: This sign has met a premature end, but I look forward to the day when its ilk are no longer needed.

2021-02-15: I’ve seen how this movie ends — and it’s not pretty…

2021-02-15: Finally got a flexible boom arm for my Mevo streaming cam. I’ll have my home training studio just …

2021-02-15: I do miss the days when my home office was my home office (as a self-employed person), rather than …

2021-02-15: This is quite an important intervention from Nature: Coronavirus is in the air — there’s too much …

2021-02-14: It may be cold, but the beach is the beach.

2021-02-14: I think they’re plotting something.

2021-02-13: I’m not saying it’s cold — but here’s a frozen boat we found.

2021-02-13: I think we were making him nervous.

2021-02-13: New hat!

2021-02-13: 9 days until we need to homeschool again. Bliss.

2021-02-13: New Year, New Lens One of my joys during this year of lockdowns and restrictions has been rediscovering photography …

2021-02-12: Well, this morning I had to reset my router to factory settings and rebuild my network to get …

2021-02-11: One thing that being married to someone with a PhD in immunology has taught me: take any …

2021-02-11: Not the morning conference(s) I expected to be attending at this point in my career, but it is what …

2021-02-10: Ouch. This Big Sur upgrade nightmare is exactly what has happened to my sister-in-law. Looks like I …

2021-02-09: Team Tinworth lockdown work and homeschooling station for the day.

2021-02-09: Planetary, a decentralised social network, officially launched yesterday. I’ve been on the …

2021-02-08: I would read this.

2021-02-08: Well, I suppose it counts as snow.

2021-02-07: When you head towards the beach, it’s easy to forget that Shoreham is still very much a …

2021-02-07: We found a great hagstone yesterday.

2021-02-06: More low tide discoveries.

2021-02-06: Low tide adventures.

2021-02-06: The “staycation” semantic drift is complete, isn’t it? The accepted usage now seems to be “a holiday …

2021-02-06: Description of the day: “Human YouTube comment section Marjorie Taylor Greene was stripped of all …

2021-02-05: TIL: There’s a Wikipedia page for my surname. And it’s not terribly informative.

2021-02-02: Shoreham-by-Sea fishing boats.

2021-02-02: 😱 The Dunning-Kruger Effect Is Probably Not Real

2021-02-02: Another day done. Goodnight, friends.

2021-02-01: Evening

2021-01-31: This bit of boat decoration is cute, unless you’ve seen Toy Story 3, in which case it’s …

2021-01-30: Beach walk views

2021-01-30: Low tide on the Adur.

2021-01-29: Oh, Wix websites are a pain. They have a “blog” section, they even publish RSS feeds - …

2021-01-27: Something new.

2021-01-26: An interesting set of predictions for 2021. If the world shifts its focus from solving the COVID …

2021-01-26: Oh, marvellous. Well done.

2021-01-26: Knackered after homeschooling. Updating all the iOS things to 14.4 because it’s brain dead work, but …

2021-01-26: Low tide on a rainy afternoon is not the most photogenic time in the Quay.

2021-01-26: Scenes from homeschool: 👧 “What does ‘dour’ mean?” 👱🏻‍♂️ “If only there was some sort of book that …

2021-01-24: Plenty of people enjoying the waves down at the Beach today.

2021-01-24: Be a fox, not a hedgehog One interesting idea in Matthew Syed’s Sunday Times piece on how social media sound bite …

2021-01-24: Evening on the beach.

2021-01-24: Fascination read about Mar-a-Lago: the secret history of Trump’s Florida retreat

2021-01-23: On the shore.

2021-01-22: Repeatedly misspelling “audience” is probably not good, when you’re running a new …

2021-01-22: Emails from luggage companies are getting ever more desperate.

2021-01-22: Lockdown isn’t easy. I’m having a rough day. It’s OK if you are, too.

2021-01-20: Podcasting is 20 years old today. Here’s the story of the first podcast feed.

2021-01-20: Trump, QAnon and the limits of the “viral” metaphor to describe online communities — some thoughts …

2021-01-19: I’m not sure this is going to work.

2021-01-18: Hard to argue with this message.

2021-01-16: Bit wet out today.

2021-01-16: Dusk on the boardwalk.

2021-01-16: Brighton by night. Shot on Shoreham Beach, at dusk

2021-01-14: Some ocean-based learning resources for parents struggling with homeschooling.

2021-01-13: Oh, this is just perfect: Wondermark #1523; In which Hot Takes are Served Fresh

2021-01-11: It deeply bothers me that on-going access to a whole load of important and significant writing from …

2021-01-11: Socially-distanced beach walk.

2021-01-11: Well, it took less than a week of lockdown before I saw someone in a local Facebook group calling …

2021-01-11: Shout out to fellow working parents who are trying to navigate both earning a living and …

2021-01-10: A cold and frosty morning on the Beach, and it’s not lifting.

2021-01-08: This is an interesting call for focus on libraries and archives in the digital age, in the face of …

2021-01-05: Ryan Broderick: I did not expect email newsletters to be a life raft for digital expression, but, …

2021-01-05: Some particularly interesting links in Martin Belam’s Friday reading from last week.

2021-01-05: Anyone who thinks Bill Gates can create a vaccine-delivered microchip that controls people has …

2021-01-03: I sometimes think that winter beach is the best beach.

2021-01-02: Saturday night internet culture nostalgia: In 2006 they were taking the hobbits to Isengard …

2021-01-02: My daughters’ rendition of “We wish you a Merry Lockdown and a Happy New Tier” is simultaneously …

2021-01-02: Workin’.

2020-12-31: Less than 12 hours to finish a book and meet my reading challenge goal…

2020-12-30: I just learnt that Jackie Cassada, an acquaintance from my old White Wolf/RPG writing days, has …

2020-12-28: How I’m embracing a life in Tier 4 lockdown.

2020-12-28: Beach life in Tier 4: where better to take your permitted exercise?

2020-12-27: Evening on the beach.

2020-12-27: Storm Bella has passed, but it’s still very blowy down on the beach.

2020-12-24: Maybe just regretting a little that I offered to handle the live-streaming of midnight mass tonight.

2020-12-24: Lovely weather for a Christmas Eve beach walk.

2020-12-24: Oh, elf. How I hate you.

2020-12-20: 🙀 What real estate agents are finding in empty offices right now

2020-12-20: I can vouch for the accuracy of this feature: Six things only people who were forced to do social …

2020-12-20: Oh, do you remember when we used to go to “coffee shops” and other people would make coffee for us? …

2020-12-20: Love a bit of garden office porn.

2020-12-20: Oh, my. A year before the Brexit vote and the Trump election, I linked to reporting about how …

2020-12-20: I suppose that I should be working systematically through One Man & His Blog’s archives, …

2020-12-18: Archive spelunking Managed to resurrect all but one of the broken links on this 14 year old post. (The reason why is a …

2020-12-17: We really need to talk about trust in journalism.

2020-12-17: Breakfast of champions.

2020-12-16: This eco cabins are just irresistible to me. One day. One day.

2020-12-15: These two things can both be true: Herd immunity is a real, valid scientific concept. Attempting to …

2020-12-15: Listening to my daughter’s Zoom singing lesson is making me very proud and a bit emotional. As …

2020-12-15: And now COVID19 is [hitting the coffee supply chain]sprudge.com/covid-19-…). Enjoy that cup …

2020-12-15: This is interesting, and ties in with what immunologists I know have been saying for a while: …

2020-12-15: There’s plenty of discussion of journalism business models. There’s some discussion …

2020-12-14: I’m not saying we’re deep in middle age, but there is considerable excitement in this …

2020-12-11: A quick digest of some worthwhile or interesting nature and outdoors reading.

2020-12-11: There’s a good reason we should temper the current Substack enthusiasm in journalism circles …

2020-12-08: A restaurant in Île de Ré, from back when I used to travel overseas. And go to restaurants.

2020-12-07: Frost on the roofs this morning. The girls were very excited. The adults, less so.

2020-12-06: Didn’t take them long to find the refilled feeders.

2020-12-06: I used my new MacBook Pro for an hour this morning to monitor a livestream I was running, dived into …

2020-12-02: Conspiracy theories: making the gullible feel insightful in your Facebook feed right now.

2020-12-02: So… this is my first post from a Mac powered by Apple Silicon.

2020-12-01: Spending far too long looking at video of myself has been one of the major downsides of the …

2020-12-01: This is a good piece: I found the wall-to-wall COVID coverage very hard to cope with back in the …

2020-11-30: Blogging is a discipline: it’s a practice of expressing your thoughts in writing, routinely, …

2020-11-30: It was a gorgeously foggy morning this morning:

2020-11-29: I am, and have been for as long as I can remember, a pedestrian by preference. Walking is my …

2020-11-28: Has anyone else come to quite enjoy wearing a mask? I like seeing the fashion choices people make …

2020-11-27: Last night, I faced the dilemma of going to bed early, or staying up and having some quiet time to …

2020-11-26: After years of having the house to myself for several days a week, it’s hard to adjust to …

2020-11-25: Much as I hate to admit it, structure and focus make a huge difference to a client Zoom call. But …

2020-11-25: Lovely day for a beach walk.

2020-11-25: Requiem for a lamp I’m saying “goodbye” to an old friend this morning. For the last 23 years, whenever I’ve …

2020-11-24: Eight months ago I was forced into delivering online training by the pandemic. Even after mass …

2020-11-24: Chris Cook in this morning’s Tortoise email: “The challenge is how we all get to the finish …

2020-11-24: Today’s lesson: do not record your Zoom sessions locally, if you have multiple incoming streams. It …

2020-11-24: Revamped online lecturing and training setup working well. 👍🏻

2020-11-23: The power of disinformation to capture people’s minds is terrifying. Watching a friend’s …

2020-11-22: As someone who spent my entire childhood north of the border, the increasing likelihood that …

2020-11-21: Today’s beach walk did not feel autumnal at all. Between the waves and the overcast skies, not …

2020-11-20: Burn out or fade away? Tonight, it’s a bit of both.

2020-11-19: It’s just possible I’ve found a solution to something that’s been bugging me all year. 🤞🏻

2020-11-19: OK. A week in I am prepared to say this: Big Sur is bloody lovely and it has completely reignited my …

2020-11-18: As I child, I railed against my dependence on sleep. As an adult, I embrace it. Night, all.

2020-11-18: New, chez Tinworth.

2020-11-17: Wake. Take children to school. Train people via Zoom. Collect children. Feed children. Read bedtime …

2020-11-16: I regret I didn’t take more notes in the early days of the first lockdown. It was an unusual, but …

2020-11-15: I need to remind myself more often that it doesn’t actually matter how far I am from my goals, as …

2020-11-14: They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They’re altogether ooky, …

2020-11-14: Facing the sea.

2020-11-13: The fact that the entire British political establishment is waiting anxiously for a blog post makes …

2020-11-13: Media artisans and their tools…

2020-11-13: Quite proud of this:

2020-11-13: One thing from the before times I really miss: just grabbing my laptop or iPad and heading to a …

2020-11-13: First impressions of Big Sur: amazingly fast on my ancient 2013 MacBook Pro. The visual refresh …

2020-11-13: Hello, Big Sur. (That sounds like something from a really bad prison movie: “Jim, if you want to …

2020-11-12: The balance of my wardrobe has changed during the eight months of lockdowns and remote working. I …

2020-11-12: Looks like the Big Sur update is in the process of completely hosing Apple’s online services. …

2020-11-12: Should I?

2020-11-12: Charles Arthur: […] classical orchestras are just tribute bands for old music 🤯

2020-11-12: Today’s experiment: my Canon M-series camera as webcam…

2020-11-11: I’d love to say that I’ve got used to the famine/feast aspect of self-employed life. But it would be …

2020-11-11: ”Before Ramsbury, I was a nowhere man, living, as my parents did before me, in a multitude of places …

2020-11-11: Why I do beach cleans — in just three photos…

2020-11-10: The new “Apple Silicon" MacBooks looks very tempting as a replacement for my elderly MacBook …

2020-11-09: The vaccine news is, at least, promising. It does give us a glimpse of a future where the virus is …

2020-11-08: There’s no doubt lockdowns are hard; that unfamiliar feeling of liberties removed, of freedoms …

2020-11-08: Just successfully sourced my coffee filters from a local business rather than going reflexively to …

2020-11-08: Shell.

2020-11-07: Met this chap on our beach walk today. Seemed nice enough, but not very talkative.

2020-11-07: Today’s news about the US presidential election gives me a little hope for the first time …

2020-11-06: It’s not exactly puzzling why we chose to live here, is it? There’s something utterly magical to me …

2020-11-06: Birthday beach walk with my daughters.

2020-11-06: I’ve slipped out of the habit of using my 9.7 iPad Pro, and that means I’d forgotten what a lovely …

2020-11-06: This is strangely delightful in the twilight world of an uncertain presidential result: Neon Trump …

2020-11-05: Hospital visit concluded. My youngest’s head wound cleaned and glued together. And I didn’t have to …

2020-11-05: Have to say - I wasn’t expecting to be spending time in A&E on the first day of lockdown.

2020-11-04: So, lockdown it is, from tonight. I’m very lucky to be living very near to these places. It’s …

2020-11-03: My family continue to astonish me. I’m a lucky man to have these people in difficult times.

2020-11-02: Things that have become a routine part of my life since the first lockdown began: moving around …

2020-11-02: Sometimes you have to get something out of your head before you can concentrate on the other things …

2020-11-02: Thoughts in the face of Lockdown 2.0 On Friday, I drove my mother-in-law home, and passed through many towns on the journey. We were …

2020-11-02: How’s the UK Covid app doing? Oh: “The “world-beating” NHS Covid app, downloaded by 19 million …

2020-11-01: Today, had the makings of a dreary, dreich day. But time with good friends helped me recover from …

2020-11-01: Autumn roof, from below.

2020-11-01: TIL: never try to shove a 1080p stream down a 720p pipe.

2020-11-01: Misty, dreich morning in Sussex.

2020-10-31: How the year 2000 web reacted to the tense election standoff between Bush and Gore. Useful …

2020-10-31: Just spent 30 minutes catching up on newsletters. My, do some well-known journalists suffer without …

2020-10-30: Parole by election John Naughton on why the US election is consuming his brain, despite the fact he lives in the UK: …

2020-10-30: Today is a Zoom-free day. That is a good day.

2020-10-29: Lovely walk with the girls, despite the dreich weather.

2020-10-29: Should you turn on your video camera during online training?

2020-10-28: Another day in front of the ring light…

2020-10-27: Ah, the BBC’s Autumnwatch. Balm for the soul.

2020-10-26: Here’s an unexpected pandemic side-effect: after six months of recording online training seasons and …

2020-10-26: Half term adventures.

2020-10-26: Wellies was the right decision.

2020-10-24: I walked up into Old Shoreham yesterday, to pick up some things. It’s interesting seeing the traces …

2020-10-24: Interesting opinion piece on the hijacking of the word “freedom” and why we need to push back with a …

2020-10-21: Telling the stories of our wild places (by way of another childhood reminiscence).

2020-10-21: Well now. Substack is adding custom domains for everyone (which is good), but is changing $50 to do …

2020-10-21: I just started looking for some data for a lecture, and the third result was one of my own …

2020-10-21: Handy guidance here for leading journalists and authors: How to Avoid ‘Zoom Dick’ …

2020-10-21: If you’re going to write 500 words summarising a report, you could at least do the reader the …

2020-10-21: The garden office as ‘sanity shed’ is a nice idea for those privileged enough to have …

2020-10-21: I know it’s a thing some SEOs like to recommend, but I do find webpages with no publication date on …

2020-10-21: Interesting piece. The start of a shift from “proximity to work” to “proximity to lifestyle …

2020-10-21: I’m trying an experiment. I’ve switched my default search engine on my iPhone to DuckDuckGo, and …

2020-10-20: Shoreham Beach, 8.55am

2020-10-17: Lo! There comes a Toast Cat!

2020-10-15: So, I thought I had the whole 20 seconds hand washing things sorted. And then the Apple Watch update …

2020-10-14: Beach silhouettes.

2020-10-14: Shoreham Beach, UK / 2020-10-14 / 8.49am Walking home around the quay after dropping my children at …

2020-10-13: Apple ProRaw actually looks quite interesting. Be interested to see how quickly the major editing …

2020-10-13: Lisa on the roof, talking environmental stuff amongst the solar panels is cool.

2020-10-13: I’d be more excited by 5G coming to the iPhone if I thought I’d be going anywhere in the next six …

2020-10-13: “Something only Apple can do” is going to get really annoying really fast.

2020-10-13: On the sofa for the Apple announcements, and my daughters have joined me…

2020-10-13: Shaping up to be a nice Autumn day down by the river.

2020-10-13: Morning beach walk.

2020-10-12: Just rewatched Frozen 2 with my daughters. Anna is clearly the most thirsty of Disney heroines. 🍿

2020-10-12: Uggh. One of those days where I’ve been working solidly since 9am, bar 10 minutes in the …

2020-10-12: Well, you can tell I just topped up the suet ball feeder, because it sounds like there’s an …

2020-10-12: I just betrayed my principles and did a rant as a Twitter thread not a blog post. I shall say 3 …

2020-10-11: This is going to scare people unnecessarily: Covid virus ‘survives for 28 days’ in lab conditions – …

2020-10-11: I love our beach.

2020-10-11: Incredible light streaming into the house this evening.

2020-10-09: Current status:

2020-10-09: Today I learnt that COVID has led to the permanent closure of London’s cereal cafés.. 🥣😢

2020-10-08: That’s quite a sunset.

2020-10-08: Fear my mighty traybake powers.

2020-10-07: Mackerel skies.

2020-10-05: Twitter, death threats and civility: rethinking journalism on social media (Or why your spicy hot …

2020-10-05: Schadenfreude as a personal indulgence, not a public performance

2020-10-05: Why we need a new framework for discussing powerful women — and it’s all the fault of the …

2020-10-05: It’s disturbing how easily the California fires slip off our radar, just as the Australian …

2020-10-02: 15 years on, journalists are still talking nonsense about blogs This person has no idea what they are talking about: The reason no one talks about “blogging” …

2020-10-02: Well, I never thought I’d reach a point where the US president announces he’s ill with a potentially …

2020-10-01: I just experienced this when I had to pop out in the car briefly. It’s a big improvement: …

2020-10-01: Spending my evening editing the videos of yesterday’s lectures. I know how to live.

2020-10-01: It’s possible that our HomePods are the most used pieces of digital tech in our house at the moment. …

2020-10-01: This is a fascinating long read. It suggests that COVID-19 is largely spread by a small number of …

2020-10-01: Cygnet.

2020-09-30: Today’s learning: six hours of Zoom feels very different to six hours of in-person lecturing. …

2020-09-30: Lecturing kit, COVID-19 style.

2020-09-30: Today, I am mainly thinking about the health impact on lecturers of spending six hours in front of …

2020-09-27: A promise of new life.

2020-09-26: Fantastic day out walking with the girls. So tired, but so happy.

2020-09-24: And finally, we have the app.

2020-09-22: Oh, sweet joy. iOS14 has brought emoji search to the iPhone. 🙌🏼

2020-09-22: That URL looks completely legit and I shall be claiming straight away. 🙄

2020-09-19: Weekend cooking. 👌🏻

2020-09-19: A nice early autumn surprise in the garden.

2020-09-18: Interesting. You can now find Substacks written by people you follow on Twitter.

2020-09-18: This one of those rare things, an online quiz actually worth doing. It’s a test to see if you can …

2020-09-17: As a palate cleanser after that last post, here’s Martin’s enjoyable ramblings about classic Doctor …

2020-09-17: Everything wrong with both Facebook and internet fandom in one screencap.

2020-09-17: Percentage chance I would use smart glasses from Facebook: 0%

2020-09-16: Just a reminder to folks (especially journalists) who rely on their iOS devices for work. You REALLY …

2020-09-15: One thing that makes me sad about the Apple Event: a few years back the Fitness+ announcement would …

2020-09-15: What the heck is going to differentiate the iPad Pros if the iPad Air has the A14, the new keyboard …

2020-09-15: Remember, in the UK, the government can break international law if they find it inconvenient, while …

2020-09-14: This is a spectacular, but sobering, piece of animated short film making: Selfish

2020-09-14: John O’Nolan: ”Twitter is a place for outrage masturbation and little more.” Not completely …

2020-09-13: Duck!

2020-09-13: Oxford vaccine trial resumes - always the most likely outcome, but a relief none-the-less.

2020-09-12: And… breathe.

2020-09-12: Finally.

2020-09-10: Looking for a new magazine? I wrote about three favourites of mine. 🤓

2020-09-08: Pubs 👍🏻 Offices 👍🏻 7 people in the park. 👎🏻 Yup. That all seems logical. 👀

2020-09-08: Autumn comes when the ospreys leave. 🍂

2020-09-07: Working like this might actually tempt me back into a proper job. Probably not, mind. But it could.

2020-09-07: Once you know an AI is grading your work — you can game it. The next decade is just going to be a …

2020-09-06: On social media pile-ons Melissa Harrison: Moreover, I’ve learned not to join in with Twitter pile-ons, or insult or …

2020-09-04: Look at this cute fellah.

2020-09-04: A buzzard, drifting lazily over the Woods Mill car park.

2020-09-04: Into the woods.

2020-09-04: Homestead.

2020-09-04: This “shed” is basically pornography for writers.

2020-09-02: The absolute genius of “Black Lives Matter” as a phrase is that its very existence provokes evidence …

2020-08-31: Evening sea swim.

2020-08-31: My procrastination is weird. For example, I’ve nearly finished what will become issue 2 of …

2020-08-29: I’m doing my best to keep the bird feeders topped up today. The sudden cold snap means they’ll be …

2020-08-29: Rainbow over Shoreham Beach yesterday.

2020-08-29: My July in one second every day.

2020-08-29: Sitting by the sea while my daughter has a socially distanced outdoors Rainbows meeting.

2020-08-28: Some interesting thoughts on the future of newsletters. I certainly think many newsletters resemble …

2020-08-25: I’m glad people are starting to talk about this. The coffee cup and plastic bag situation has …

2020-08-25: Uh-oh: Second national lockdown warning as R rate rises ”[…] on Friday the Sage advisory group said …

2020-08-25: Beach cleaning after (Storm) Ellen.

2020-08-24: Managed a little time on the beach before the rain hit.

2020-08-24: I couldn’t figure out why my mouse wasn’t working this morning, until I turned it over. Well played, …

2020-08-21: Fiddling around with a side project while my daughters do their martial arts class via Zoom.

2020-08-19: So much “nope” in this vision of a home office cubicle.

2020-08-17: The faceless mob of Twitter accelerants.

2020-08-17: Sea swim with my tiny limpet. 🌊

2020-08-17: Trying a small productivity hack today: doing half hour bursts of email, and then closing the app …

2020-08-16: Beach life.

2020-08-16: I’m currently reading The Daring Of Della Dupree by Natasha Lowe 📚 to my daughters. They are …

2020-08-15: The “aircraft engine housing and car wash brushes” look for garden gates is in, in, in, this summer.

2020-08-15: John Witherow, editor of The Times, in his morning newsletter: Put simply, Britain is an …

2020-08-14: In praise of the cloudy summer's day After a week of glorious sunshine and sweltering sunshine, it’s a relief to see clouds …

2020-08-14: The over-50s are coming for your TikTok. And they’re taking no style prisoners.

2020-08-14: As soon as the sun goes in, we get the beach back to ourselves. This was absolutely heaving a few …

2020-08-14: There are worse places to catch up on a few emails.

2020-08-13: Tempting.

2020-08-13: Upgrade for our Zoom future.

2020-08-12: Right here. Right now.

2020-08-10: Well, this is not great. I hope this does not survive the beta into release: Apple News+ in iOS 14 …

2020-08-09: Chris Eccleston returning to Doctor Who in a series of full cast audio adventures. What fantastic …

2020-08-08: Evening in the Quay.

2020-08-08: Absolutely absorbing read from Ed Yong at The Atlantic about the complexities of the immune system, …

2020-08-08: Currently reading: Ring The Hill by Tom Cox 📚

2020-08-08: Stunning skies yesterday evening.

2020-08-07: This was a very long time ago in the Cairngorms.

2020-08-07: Pandemic pleasures: being at home enough to keep your Hotbin composter at a steady temperature of …

2020-08-06: Poirot after Christie I’m currently reading and enjoying The Mystery Of Three Quarters: The New Hercule Poirot …

2020-08-06: Here’s one reason every journalist should write a newsletter for a while: nothing teaches you more …

2020-08-06: I am embarrassed it has taken me until my late 40s to understand the difference between a good …

2020-08-05: The pandemic lockdowns seem to have kicked the tablet market back into growth. Apple has 38% of the …

2020-08-04: Well, this makes sense: Social media is addictive if you like embarrassing people

2020-08-04: A rather busy key worker at Nymans yesterday.

2020-08-04: Schools, Covid-19 and the risk of unintentional misunderstandings. Sometimes they way we write …

2020-08-01: Lots of people using the slipway behind our house today.

2020-08-01: This is an adorable version of something that every parent who has been working from home the last …

2020-08-01: This sums up pretty nicely why I, as a teenager in the 1980s, completely fell in love with this …

2020-07-31: This sunflower has self-seeded from below our bird feeder. What a lovely surprise.

2020-07-30: Typo of the day: “toe-hugging”. Less green than tree-hugging, and just possibly a bit more kinky.

2020-07-30: Um. Get your GoPro merch?

2020-07-30: Trump just used a massive dead cat to distract from appalling US economic news.

2020-07-29: A devastating consequence of the pandemic and lockdown: the National Trust are making over 1000 …

2020-07-27: The current wave of newsletters are often compared to the early blogs - but most of them miss one …

2020-07-27: Sign on the equipment in the local playpark. One day, it’ll be an historical oddity blithely ignored …

2020-07-27: Beach detail.

2020-07-24: The Isles of Scilly, a decade ago.

2020-07-24: An additional mask, now they’re compulsory in shops.

2020-07-23: We get some surprisingly big ships on this stretch of the river.

2020-07-22: Buoyant bird.

2020-07-21: Beach life.

2020-07-19: My eldest daughter loves performing. She never voluntarily passes up the opportunity to be in the …

2020-07-19: Darling buds of July.

2020-07-19: Girls in the wood.

2020-07-19: Window in the canopy.

2020-07-18: A momento of my old life as a hotel and restaurant journalist.

2020-07-18: It turns out that 1970s and 80s Lego is still exciting to today’s children…

2020-07-16: I’m loving the way micro.blog plugins solve a few pain points I have with the platform - but which …

2020-07-15: This is bleak news: Guardian announces plans to cut 180 jobs. 70 are editorial jobs. Best wishes to …

2020-07-15: Just paid for another year of micro.blog. You’re stuck with me, folks.

2020-07-14: Hand-writing this post using Scribble and my Apple Pencil in iOS 14. That was easier than I …

2020-07-13: Evening swim selfie.

2020-07-13: Exploring the idea of the blogletter. What differentiates it from a more traditional newsletter?

2020-07-12: Current status:

2020-07-11: Evening on the beach.

2020-07-10: Evening in the garden.

2020-07-08: Early evening beach walk.

2020-07-08: After three months with almost no time for anything but work or homeschooling, it feels good to …

2020-07-07: Hand sanitiser gels contain microplastics. 🤦🏼‍♂️

2020-07-07: A wee visitor to our garden at night…

2020-07-07: Homeschooling break in the garden.

2020-07-07: Here’s one way to look at Facebook in a culture war context: the conflict is already there, …

2020-07-07: Ming-Na Wen is indisputably awesome.

2020-07-05: Maltese boats. Vivid memories from a holiday to Malta very nearly 20 years ago.

2020-07-05: The view from our back garden in Dollar, Scotland, 30 years ago. Photo by my late mother.

2020-07-05: Looking back at locked-down May in 1 second every day.

2020-07-04: Down by the Adur.

2020-07-03: The news we need, if not the news we deserve: Dogmatix to Get His Own Asterix Comic Book

2020-07-03: Reusable containers safe during Covid-19 pandemic, say experts. Time to get the Keep Cup out again.

2020-07-03: One unexpected - but happy - side effect of lockdown: I’m now wearing jeans of a waist size I …

2020-06-30: It is just possible that 1989 Adam was trying a bit too hard.

2020-06-29: This was a useful read for me - and I suspect might help others: How to engage with life when you …

2020-06-29: Malta in early autumn 2000. While the clothes certainly date it, the complete absence of phones is …

2020-06-27: More lockdown creativity: This is the most unusual version of Tubular Bells I’ve come across - but …

2020-06-27: My daughter just uttered the phrase: “No. You are NOT selling my precious Shakespeare books!” BRB - …

2020-06-27: Clare Foges: Politics can either be a parlour game of ideological point-scoring or it can be the …

2020-06-26: I am middle-aged enough that I really am very excited about my new compost bin. 🌱

2020-06-26: Gaming through the eyes of privilege 20 years ago I was quite involved with the tabletop gaming world, and the fringes of the SFF world, …

2020-06-24: This is lovely: The Archers Theme as you’ve never heard it - with the cast at home !

2020-06-24: Wow. Olympus is selling off its camera division. I first got serious about photography with a Trip …

2020-06-24: Today’s Social & Digital lunchbreak digs deep on narcissism, toxic communities — and Nazi …

2020-06-23: The Fate of the Mac? Jason Snell: Thoughts on WWDC 2020 Day One: The truth is probably that the future of the Mac is as …

2020-06-23: Phew. My MacBook Pro just scrapes into the Big Sur compatibility list. This time next year I suspect …

2020-06-22: Well, having Adobe and Microsoft both on board already will make the ARM transition for Macs much, …

2020-06-22: MacOS Big Sur: love the new design, but feel like they’re just trolling us with the name now.

2020-06-22: Automatic hand-washing detection and timing on Apple Watch! That’s as Covid-y as it gets.

2020-06-22: Controversial opinion: I prefer this keynote format.

2020-06-22: Dance workouts on Apple Watch. Oh, yes. 💃 ⌚️ (Watch-based cycling navigation seem vital in a …

2020-06-22: I can barely read my own handwriting. Good luck to iPad OS in figuring it out.

2020-06-22: So… if your phone runs out of battery, your car won’t start or open?

2020-06-22: Cycling directions in iOS maps in iOS 14 🚴‍♂️ 🎉

2020-06-22: They have a real aversion to static shots in this pre-recorded WWDC keynote, don’t they?

2020-06-22: The new iOS 14 widgets just announced at WWDC are going to be amazing on iPad.

2020-06-22: Wow. Empty Steve Jobs Theatre. Striking way to acknowledge the unusual times.

2020-06-22: 👀 Heavy Coffee Drinkers Want Coffee A Lot More Than They Actually Like It ☕️

2020-06-22: The Into the Wild bus has been Removed by the Alaska guard. Probably a good thing, but the end of an …

2020-06-22: The UK’s contact tracing app fiasco is a master class in mismanagement - and the piece highlights …

2020-06-22: Niches, networks and the secrets of TikTok revealed.

2020-06-22: Tech false economy So, today I’m working on a brand new iMac - the first time I’ve bought a new Mac in over …

2020-06-22: I’m actually more interested in how — visually — Apple chooses to do the WWDC keynote later on …

2020-06-21: What’s collective noun for a group of SUPpers?

2020-06-20: When the Rampion Wind Farm was announced, I was worried about its impact on the feel of the beach. A …

2020-06-20: Kitesurfers on Shoreham Beach

2020-06-19: Well, I am deeply disheartened to read this about Warren Ellis. Is it that we as a society rewards …

2020-06-18: This lockdown concert by Madness is a real balm to the soul. Nicely done.

2020-06-18: Turns out it’s easier to say “world-beating” than actually deliver it. Who knew? …

2020-06-18: Has the meaning of the word “blog” changed? Sadly, I think the answer is “yes”.

2020-06-17: Blimey. Plurk. The microblogging service where I was [marginally more popular than …

2020-06-17: This one was a big hit for me back in the day. I can still recall the frustration and anger I was …

2020-06-17: This is remarkable. A 12 year old blog post - and both the links in it are still live: How To Be a …

2020-06-17: Home schooling parents: a nature documentary on Disney+ is a perfectly valid natural history lesson, …

2020-06-16: Beach fun.

2020-06-16: Beach.

2020-06-15: Today’s Social & Digital Lunchbreak is out. Let’s not talk about what happened to it last …

2020-06-13: We’re still weeks away from re-opening swimming pools in the UK. We’re so lucky to live …

2020-06-12: My talented sister-in-law talking about Hogarth’s The Madhouse at Sir John Soane’s …

2020-06-12: Hit a million views on Unsplash.

2020-06-11: An old schoolfriend of mine, Nichol Wheatley, has become an accomplished and talented artist. And …

2020-06-11: Sometimes, you only realise how unwell you’ve actually been when you start feeling better. Today, I …

2020-06-09: Still COVID-free.

2020-06-08: Current status:

2020-06-08: Quite a sky this evening.

2020-06-07: Better broadband please. kthxbai

2020-06-06: A Tender Key of Place.

2020-06-05: Evening on the beach.

2020-06-01: After some thought, I put today’s social & digital lunchbreak outside the reg wall, …

2020-05-31: How to foster ‘shoshin’ - the beginner’s mind. Such a good discipline.

2020-05-31: Fish.

2020-05-28: Finally getting back to the beach. It’s amazing the difference removing the feeling that the …

2020-05-27: Nice evening for a swim…

2020-05-27: 30 seconds of Shoreham Beach for you:

2020-05-26: Shoreham Beach is a rare vegetated shingle habitat. And it’s just coming into bloom now. Stunning.

2020-05-26: What you need to know about Dominic Cummings John Naughton: I’ve been reading Cummings’s blog since long before anyone had ever heard of him. …

2020-05-25: First sea swim of the year. 🏊‍♀️

2020-05-24: Kite surfers off Shoreham Beach.

2020-05-23: Beach life.

2020-05-23: Photographer friends: can you recommend a good hand strap?

2020-05-22: “You’re muted” has been uttered more often in the last two months than in all the rest of human …

2020-05-22: Ingenious - forces social distancing on trains, while making it easier to commute by cycle: …

2020-05-22: I want a kilt version of this social distancing ‘petticoat dress’.

2020-05-22: There are probably a lot of future PhD theses in exploring why masks have become such a polarising …

2020-05-21: An evisceration of Google Classroom Khoi Vinh: Google Classroom’s lackluster design is actually perfectly in line with the way we’ve …

2020-05-21: The pandemic office job needs flexibility Rory Sutherland: I was influenced in this by the work of Nassim Taleb, who argues that a high degree …

2020-05-20: Om Malik: Is Shopify ready to be double-crossed by Facebook? “Curse your sudden but inevitable …

2020-05-20: The Cambridge University decision seems sensible - push the low-hanging fruit online, work on how …

2020-05-20: What will the pandemic do to real estate and the way we live in cities? Here’s a little bit of …

2020-05-19: Your waves for today.

2020-05-19: Blogging in the cramped internet BLDGBLOG, mourning WIRED ending Bruce Sterling’s blog: […] the pull of regular blogging—the …

2020-05-19: My wife is making two cups of tea - for herself. This is going to be an interesting day…

2020-05-18: Beach school this morning.

2020-05-17: I miss cinemas. The longer this goes on, the more I realise what I miss and what I don’t from …

2020-05-17: The time finally arrived. The lockdown haircut had to happen.

2020-05-16: A little beach calm for you.

2020-05-15: Actually made it to the beach for the first time this week.

2020-05-15: So. Our printer just broke. It’s probably the shock of being used more in the last six weeks than in …

2020-05-14: Between home-schooling and trying to sustain a self-employed income, I don’t think I’ve …

2020-05-13: Oh, the Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival is going virtual. That looks like a fun distraction.

2020-05-10: I have won the viral apocalypse. Please send tribute.

2020-05-09: Lockdown bank holiday camping. Yes, that’s our back garden. ⛺️

2020-05-08: Caterpillar.

2020-05-08: Fly past.

2020-05-08: Ed Yong’s reporting on the pandemic for The Atlantic really is superb, like this piece on the …

2020-05-08: This is new to me, despite being three years old - and is quite lovely, if a little melancholy: The …

2020-05-08: Why a vaccine is unlikely in 2020 Don’t hold your breath for a COVID-19 vaccine in 2020: It is only once researchers have taken …

2020-05-06: A stunning late afternoon down on Shoreham Beach.

2020-05-05: After three mildly stressful days, the results of the PCR jury are in: and I’m clean. (I was asked …

2020-05-04: My four year old daughter has just declared that I am the leader of all journalism in the world, and …

2020-05-04: Listening to the Independent Sage group talking online, once again I’m struck by how willing the …

2020-05-04: Three learning byproducts of the current crisis Things I have learned through reading about Covid-19, which aren’t actually about it: I need to …

2020-05-03: Generally not a huge fan of Nietzsche, but in thinking about social media and how you should behave …

2020-05-01: Oh, dear. Here’s a piece advising SEOs to use fact check markup for marketing purposes. This is why …

2020-05-01: April in 32 seconds and 13 years So. That was April. It lasted just over 13 years, I only drove the car three times, and those were …

2020-05-01: The danger of valuing confidence over humility This is a really key insight in Ed Young’s superb piece The Pandemic Doesn’t Have to Be This …

2020-05-01: That’s about as socially distanced as it gets.

2020-05-01: Lockdown skies.

2020-04-30: Moody sunset last night.

2020-04-28: Lockdown reasons to be cheerful… Some folks here on Shoreham Beach are being a lot more creative with lockdown than I’m …

2020-04-27: Me pre-lockdown: Do we even need a printer at home any more? Me in lockdown, and homeschooling: We …

2020-04-26: This fella dropped by while I was lounging in the garden.

2020-04-26: Current view.

2020-04-25: Our family lockdown exercise. I love these three so very much.

2020-04-25: Bluebells in the garden.

2020-04-25: If you give your article a headline that starts “We need to talk about…” I will not read it.

2020-04-23: I’ve got the perfect background for the next few Zoom meetings. Very professional, I think.

2020-04-23: When lockdown eases, which approach do you think companies will choose? Allow more remote working? …

2020-04-22: Consequences, consequences: WarnerMedia Is Rethinking Theatrical Release Model Huge TVs with good …

2020-04-22: Evidence, I think, that my daughters are handling this lockdown more productively than me. The worst …

2020-04-22: D-Nile Odd, odd 36 hours. It turns out that I was in emotional denial about how much the world has and will …

2020-04-21: Rough day - two bad pieces of news about two different projects means things are looking financially …

2020-04-21: Ballet class via Facebook Live.

2020-04-21: Agenda: Tuesday 21st April Difficult evening last night. I found it hard not to think about all the things that this situation …

2020-04-20: My weekend project was taking a moribund blog, exporting it, migrating it to a new platform and …

2020-04-20: Agenda: Monday 20th April Morning all, With at least three weeks to go before there’s any chance of easing this …

2020-04-19: Spectacular caterpillar nest in a tree.

2020-04-16: This is fascinating. Ash trees most likely to overcome killer disease if they stand alone: The …

2020-04-12: The Goodies helped define my humour and view of the world as a child. This makes me unspeakably sad: …

2020-04-11: Tonight I am transcoding an Easter Service video, produced remotely by multiple local households, …

2020-04-11: Prepping a video for the local church. Not how I expected to be using this kit…

2020-04-10: Here’s the big question on my mind: how does journalism survive the Covid-19 crisis? And I …

2020-04-09: Not walking with daddy.

2020-04-09: Dr Tinworth and I started watching The Mandalorian last night. OK, I now understand the fuss. It …

2020-04-09: Lovely 13th Doctor short story from ex-Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat: The Terror of the Umpty …

2020-04-09: Testing video setups is much harder when you actually have to share your home with the rest of the …

2020-04-08: Socially distanced martial arts classes begin…

2020-04-08: Funny how my plans for the year have now largely boiled down to: Don’t die. Don’t go …

2020-04-07: The co-founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom has re-emerged with a blog and It is all about coronavirus …

2020-04-07: We can’t fight the big hiatus. So, we have to embrace it. Embrace the Pause: time to plan and …

2020-04-06: I have just remembered that once, a very long time ago, I drank whisky, smoked a cigar and chatted …

2020-04-05: Daily exercise.

2020-04-05: The speed with which some local folk have started demanding that martial law be imposed is quite, …

2020-04-04: Mum, Christmas day, 1983.

2020-04-04: Time-lapsing again.

2020-04-03: I’m gonna be really good at these motionlapses by the end of 🔒⬇️

2020-04-03: Life blossoming in the espalier trees.

2020-04-03: Nearly 14 years ago, then-French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy talked to the attendees at …

2020-04-02: I’m really enjoying the process of pulling together my daily distractions newsletter. Finding …

2020-04-02: And so it goes. Another morning in lockdown.

2020-04-02: Somebody is being far too generous about my linguistic competence.

2020-04-02: Shooting random time lapses, because why not?

2020-04-01: Remember folks: stay the f*ck at home

2020-04-01: April is here. Off I go on trying to post on One Man & His Blog at least once a day: Viruses, …

2020-04-01: One reason the UK is struggling on Covid-19 testing: centralised policy decision are leaving labs …

2020-03-31: John Gruber: How to Open the Emoji Keyboard While Using a Hardware Keyboard on iPadOS But the …

2020-03-31: Seven’s a good age for learning to code in Swift, right?

2020-03-30: Dominic Cummings in isolation as pressure mounts over NHS testing - I suspect that means that pretty …

2020-03-29: Well, the quasi-lockdown in the UK is really good at showing up who are the selfish people in your …

2020-03-29: Parenthood involves far more gluing toys back together than I expected, to be frank.

2020-03-29: So, today I corrected one small piece of misinformation about the government’s position, and got …

2020-03-29: We need more than great coronavirus reporting right now. We also need distraction — and journalists …

2020-03-29: How BBC Radio 4 is going to keep The Archers going during Coronavirus lockdown.

2020-03-28: One for the Blake’s 7 fans…

2020-03-28: Here I am in the Stockport Advertiser in July 8th 1976:

2020-03-28: Oh my, oh my.

2020-03-28: Oh, my.

2020-03-28: Blossom in the garden. Nature’s beauty continues, oblivious to our anxiety. And it is a balm for it, …

2020-03-28: Dear fellow journalists, It is not necessary to give every article an intro linking it to the …

2020-03-28: Is it right to be shopping online for non-essential goods right now? A good piece by Rachel Moss for …

2020-03-28: Where is the coronavirus information campaign? This is a good point in an otherwise rather run-of-the-mill “tutting at the tutters” …

2020-03-26: Clapping for the NHS in Shoreham-by-Sea.

2020-03-26: A new take on my Engaged Reading Time newsletter. 3 links a day. None of them about the coronavirus. …

2020-03-26: I’m slightly jealous of people who are dealing with lockdown boredom. Luckily, I still have enough …

2020-03-26: Consequences a’coming. Any way back from this? The Cornish revolt against second-home owners.

2020-03-26: This is a challenging read, that slowly brings me around to a position I never thought I’d hold: We …

2020-03-26: This morning: teacher Now: cook Afternoon: back to working Evening: 🥃 Repeat for an indefinite …

2020-03-24: Perfect timing for the quasi-lockdown: Disney+ is live in the uk

2020-03-24: Tuesday Yesterday was a good day. After a bleak start to the morning, I managed to find my mojo and buckle …

2020-03-23: There are times when I think one of the fastest ways to stop coronavirus misinformation spreading …

2020-03-23: A quick history of technology lesson - now the girls understand why the return key is called the …

2020-03-23: Computing lessons with Mr Tinworth. The pupils are learning that there’s more to iPads than games.

2020-03-23: Currently staring at a newly-arrived “while you were out" card from a delivery company. I mean, …

2020-03-23: Monday I do find myself wondering about the long-term mental health implications of this crisis. …

2020-03-22: Well played, Beach Deli. Well played.

2020-03-22: Highly socially distanced beach walk. Hoping the idiots who are carrying on as normal don’t take …

2020-03-21: A Tory rebellion for the self-employed? 10 Days That Changed Britain: There is a growing Tory backbench rebellion on the lack of measures …

2020-03-21: That’s one way of social distancing.

2020-03-21: Doing Brownies at home.

2020-03-21: Not one of my better timed recent purchases…

2020-03-21: “Does anybody remember the old days, the days before, when we used to have coffee shops and pubs, …

2020-03-20: Looks like the whiteboard has arrived - ready to start delivering courses remotely.

2020-03-20: Look, I know the world doesn’t need more “how to work from home" pieces. But I wrote mine …

2020-03-20: Every gamer who is now working from home and video conferencing is feeling very smug about their …

2020-03-20: Just saw my daughters off to school for the last time for the foreseeable future. Homeschooling from …

2020-03-19: At this difficult time, I would like to reassure everybody that, for the sake of the nation’s — nay, …

2020-03-19: All respect to the Debenhams marketing team for giving it everything they’ve got in this …

2020-03-19: ‘Conan’ To Air New Shows Beginning March 30 – shot in his iPhone: ”The new shows will be shot …

2020-03-18: Has anyone seen any reporting on how the anti-vaxxer communities are reacting to the pandemic?

2020-03-18: So, I’d like to apologise for wishing to spend more time with my family, whilst holding the monkey …

2020-03-18: Why Coronavirus social distancing is negatively impacting social media content moderation.

2020-03-18: Facebook’s moderation problems last night - what you need to know.

2020-03-18: This is a sobering, but thoughtful, read: We’re not going back to normal. No, I don’t …

2020-03-17: Twitter’s role in a time of global pandemic,

2020-03-17: How do you cope with losing half your income in a matter of weeks? I’m struggling tonight, as I read about the people who are looking at this period of social …

2020-03-17: My daughters are currently in the bath pretending to be antibodies attacking a virus as it binds to …

2020-03-17: Video from my wife of Victoria Station this morning at around 10am. She estimates it was 80% quieter …

2020-03-17: Supermarket delivery is being overwhelmed Lewis Dormer: 25% of UK shoppers polled by RetailX have reduced or completely stopped shopping …

2020-03-17: Hard to disagree with the last line of this, although I hope we’ll see better behaviour, too.

2020-03-17: Behaviour change is hard. But if we don’t evolve - we suffer the consequences.

2020-03-17: Social distancing at my local coffee shop.

2020-03-16: I have no words for this: The UK Only Realised “In The Last Few Days” That Its …

2020-03-16: Well, things are getting a little, um, motivating. I’m self-employed, and make the major part …

2020-03-15: Good day on the hagstone front.

2020-03-15: Rustic.

2020-03-14: My January in one second everyday. (I always seem to be playing catch-up with these.)

2020-03-14: Pleased with this one. The print is long gone - it was in display in a photo cube and was bleached …

2020-03-13: So. After supper Iris gets down, grumbling a bit. And then sits in the corner assiduously writing. …

2020-03-13: Reporting on COVID-19. Trying to amplify signal, not noise.

2020-03-12: Let this destress you in the midst of the current mess: A Joyful Flash Mob Plays Beethoven’s …

2020-03-12: So, based on what is emerging from my scanner as I work, I was quite a cute toddler. Unexpected.

2020-03-12: Scanning 126 and 110 format negatives with a Plustek OpticFilm scanner I’ve been taking photographs for a long time. I was a photographer as a primary school child, …

2020-03-12: This is one of the best and most measured pieces I’ve read on Coronavirus (from a scientist): Rupert …

2020-03-11: Hidden in the UK budget - the government will levy an additional 2% tax on social media companies, …

2020-03-11: I worry that coffee shops (and elsewhere) now refusing to let customers use reusable cups because of …

2020-03-11: A London hairdresser marketing its way through Coronavirus.

2020-03-11: Om Malik on how social networks lose our trust.. Thought-provoking.

2020-03-10: Cleaning up negative scans in Photoshop on my iPad is quite soothing.

2020-03-09: Rather concerning, if not surprising piece: Russia ‘hired network of Britons to go after …

2020-03-09: ‪Britain is currently split between those buying every roll of toilet paper in sight, and those who …

2020-03-09: Well, the course I was running today may have been cancelled (yes, Coronavirus-related), but the …

2020-03-09: Hard to disagree with this one: Quote of the Day

2020-03-07: Well, the panic buying is clearly still happening. This is Waitrose in Worthing a few hours ago - …

2020-03-07: Post-Nature Tots babychino from the Woods Mill café.

2020-03-07: Morning in the woods.

2020-03-06: Oh, fabulous. Coronavirus means we’re back to disposable coffee cups: Starbucks Will No Longer …

2020-03-06: This is a rather concerning piece from over the pond: ‘It’s Going to End in Death’: Doctors Say U.K. …

2020-03-05: It’s fun looking back on my old “blogiversary" posts - like this one from 11 years ago, …

2020-03-05: Well, now. One Man & His Blog is 17 years old today. That’s astonishing. It’s …

2020-03-04: Oil consumption just fell off a cliff…

2020-03-03: After school beach club.

2020-03-03: Beach mental health break.

2020-03-03: Could the coronavirus be a globalisation inflection point? Maybe. If we want it to be.

2020-03-03: I have managed quarter of a century as a journalist without hearing the phrase “fronted …

2020-03-03: Children in school. Bird food topped up. Dishwasher on. Coffee made. Dammit. It’s time to do …

2020-03-02: I do wonder if the double-whammy of the climate crisis and the coronavirus might make us think a …

2020-03-02: David Allen Green’s characterisation of us entering “Brexit: Season 2" is a useful one, I …

2020-03-02: Actual interview with actual scientist for those who are overwhelmed by inexpert hot takes on …

2020-03-01: Spectacular sunset as storm clouds approached this evening.

2020-03-01: This made me chuckle:

2020-03-01: Sea still lively in the wake of the storm.

2020-02-29: Craig Mod, in his Roden newsletter: “What I find most dangerous about Twitter is that it can …

2020-02-29: Trees and the climate crisis The trouble with trees: I do worry, however, that a destructively naive view of nature and a rush …

2020-02-27: I was doing some site analysis for a client, when it occurred to me that I’d never registered …

2020-02-27: The government just made us look untrustworthy on the world stage The Law and Policy Blog, David Allen Green: The moral hazard of the United Kingdom casually …

2020-02-26: Interesting piece from The Atlantic suggesting that the coronavirus is likely to join the cold and …

2020-02-26: This is an absolutely fantastic essay on how fragile the cultural works created on the web have …

2020-02-25: Nic Tinworth, Hong Kong trail community legend, dies aged 44. This is sad news. Nic and I were …

2020-02-22: Well, this is troubling. ¼ of all climate crisis tweets appear to be generated by bots - and 95% of …

2020-02-21: A day of exploring with my girls. Making progress on a long walk.

2020-02-21: This post by Euan Semple, which is an expression of moral relativism (or adjacet to it, at least), …

2020-02-20: Brexit consequences: Google moving UK data to the US - where data protections are weaker.

2020-02-18: Polarisation wears an unexpected face in today’s Engaged Reading Digest.

2020-02-18: Iris is having an artistic moment.

2020-02-17: Kinda struggling to believe that Facebook can’t afford enough developers to do an iPad app.

2020-02-16: Looks like Storm Dennis has abated enough that the kite surfers are heading out again.

2020-02-15: This is a fascinating, and troubling, German investigation into the way corporations are funnelling …

2020-02-15: The girls appear unimpressed by my efforts to get them to go for a walk in the face of Storm Dennis

2020-02-15: A new town, alone and on foot Martin Belam, on the joys of travelling to see his team play an away game: I also think there’s …

2020-02-15: Podcasting the great outdoors - one of the ways I try to disconnect from work over the weekend.

2020-02-14: Spotify is trying to become podcasting’s gatekeeper. We musn’t let them.

2020-02-14: I’m pleased with this one, winding up our VUCA series for NEXT Conference: Embrace ambiguity …

2020-02-14: Riders on the shore.

2020-02-13: My major lesson this year so far is that the right new coat can do wonders for your self-image. Good …

2020-02-13: Watching the boats on the Adur rise as high tide approaches.

2020-02-13: Whatever happened to Yahoo’s digital time capsule? Marie Boran asks if everyone has forgotten about Yahoo’s digital time capsule?: This was to be …

2020-02-12: This video might challenge your ideas of what you can do with an iPad: Editing Podcasts with Ferrite …

2020-02-12: The psychology behind Boris's war on the media Nick Cohen on why Boris Johnson is so suspicious of the media: I suspect there is a strong element …

2020-02-12: This is absolutely one of the things that makes me uncomfortable about most newsletter software. It …

2020-02-11: Plain old driftwood.

2020-02-11: The information ecosystem is badly polluted — and journalism is playing its part. We need to clean …

2020-02-11: Great newsletter from David Mattin on the creation of the technocratic elite. This is shaping up to …

2020-02-10: Beach sign

2020-02-10: The (brief) time we decided to share the beach with Storm Ciara yesterday…

2020-02-10: Rob Beschizza: Study: Facebook quitters report more life satisfaction, less depression and anxiety …

2020-02-10: Actually getting out of the house to work – it’s far too rare at the moment.

2020-02-10: After Ciara This was the garden at 8am this morning, after the worst of Storm Ciara had passed: Not too bad, …

2020-02-10: Typical Medium post: “I’ve never been married, but I’ve spend 20 minutes with a search engine, and …

2020-02-09: Gotta say, it’s a bit breezy out today…

2020-02-08: A letter of recommendation. Great as ever.

2020-02-08: Mac photo editor Luminar 4 Sends Data to Facebook in the Background by Default. I’m glad I stopped …

2020-02-07: Laterns above the Adur

2020-02-07: Well, this reads like the opening of a horror novel: Inaccessible first-floor Wisbech property for …

2020-02-06: Beach plant. One of the nice things about Shoreham Beach is that, as a protected and rare habitat, …

2020-02-05: Gnome Hide

2020-02-05: Welcome to the 21st Century. Now patch your lightbulbs to stop them being hacked…

2020-02-05: The head of Apple News steps down after less than a year. It’s looking like the most troubled of …

2020-02-05: A new report on UK news consumption during the general election shows that many of the things we …

2020-02-04: Reading some embargoed research - and it is basically 😱. Huge shift to the way I think about .

2020-02-04: Spot the children’s beginning reading book.

2020-02-04: Volunteers needed.

2020-02-04: TikTok is the social media hype cycle on speed - and the challenges ahead are beginning to emerge.

2020-02-04: Y’know, normally I mourn layoffs at a content website. But I’ll make an exception for The Daily …

2020-02-03: Reflect.

2020-02-03: Russell Davies always does such creative One Second Everydays: January 2020

2020-02-02: Sight.

2020-02-01: Open.

2020-01-31: I’ve never come across any device that’s better for writing on than an iPad. There might be a big …

2020-01-30: Unsplash’s Year in Review makes for fascinating reading - and the images are stunning.

2020-01-29: Well, this is one way of dealing with it: The Daily Dot, Nahila Bonfiglio: Influencer gets revenge …

2020-01-27: On my Om, Om Malik: iPad at 10. An affair forever: ”And after so many years, I can confidently say …

2020-01-26: The great unsolved mystery of the last 22 years: we still don’t know what she gonna look like with a …

2020-01-23: I don’t tend to procrastinate on difficult tasks. It’s the boring, repetitive ones I put off …

2020-01-22: Finally started watching Halt and Catch Fire. I now want to listen to a lot of 80s music. 📺

2020-01-21: Took a riverside walk today. It’s a good reminder that Shoreham-by-Sea is still very much a working …

2020-01-20: Sunset silhouettes.

2020-01-20: This is rather lovely, too. Classic on the outside, modern on the inside: John Pawson designs his …

2020-01-20: This is an excellent set of suggestion of how to write a better newsletter.

2020-01-20: Good Lord, this is a lovely house: Forest house of stone and glass is reflected back in water

2020-01-19: Shell game.

2020-01-19: Lovely hagstone find on the beach just now.

2020-01-19: Hagstones - the sea’s beautiful gift for the mindful.

2020-01-18: 💕

2020-01-18: Flickr’s goals for 2020.

2020-01-16: What the actual f***?: Well-heeled climate deniers are buying Youtube ads on major brands' videos …

2020-01-16: I’m not a great one for making too much of New Year, but it is a great marker for doing some …

2020-01-15: Brighton, from Shoreham Beach.

2020-01-15: Quite a day, down on the beach… <img …

2020-01-13: My old employer — RBI — has all but completed its exit from journalism. Its answer to the problem of …

2020-01-12: Guess how this ended…

2020-01-12: The house in the woods.

2020-01-11: Oh, Lord. I just tried to swipe to scroll a print magazine. 🤦🏼‍♂️

2020-01-11: I’m pleased with this for 49p.

2020-01-10: I feel seen: Admit It: You Have a Box of Cords You’ll Never, Ever Use Again

2020-01-10: What’s the best thing you’ve read online this week?

2020-01-09: Lies, damn lies and Facebook metrics. The network’s inflated video views killed College Humour, …

2020-01-09: Vimeo appears to have a new social video creation tool in beta: vimeo.com/create

2020-01-09: Just occasionally, bad things happen to bad people in an amusing enough manner to give you faith in …

2020-01-08: OK. This is… quite a story: The strange case of Paul Zimmer, the influencer who came back as a …

2020-01-08: Newsletters are a particularly brutal medium. You put in the work, craft something you are proud of …

2020-01-08: Yes, please: A return to blogs (finally? sort of?)

2020-01-08: I’m trying something new - triggered because I couldn’t get this stuff in my usual links digest if …

2020-01-08: Headline of the day: It’s Not Arson, You Absolute Fucking Morons

2020-01-08: There’s a slug on the kitchen window this morning. Our kitchen is in the first floor. I can’t decide …

2020-01-07: Dry January? I’ll drink to that… 🥃

2020-01-07: This week has given us a rather ominous look into the future of political #journalism: Dominic …

2020-01-07: Why aren't we taking Australia's bushfire apocalypse more seriously? David Wallace-Wells: But the response to what’s transpired in Australia — again, over a period that …

2020-01-07: If you haven’t been paying attention to just how massive the bushfire crisis is in Australia, …

2020-01-07: Oooooh, Matron… Operio collection by Dead Lotus Couture aims to put latex “in every wardrobe”.

2020-01-07: Good morning waves.

2020-01-06: Journalism's Facebook narrative Dave Winer on journalism’s narrative around Facebook: Saying online is dangerous is like …

2020-01-06: The scam of pseudo-attention metrics Seth Godin: Part of the scam is that the pyramid scheme of attention will somehow pay off for a lot …

2020-01-06: It is quite remarkable that one of the biggest things to happen in UK politics so far this year… is …

2020-01-06: Who broke journalism? Om Malik: ”I would like to add that greedy and short-sighted executives and media company owners …

2020-01-06: Consume Better — recommendations from the team at Hamburg’s NEXT conference (including myself) …

2020-01-06: It’s well-known that women are under-represented amongst both Wikipedia editors and …

2020-01-05: I’ve reached my daily reading goal on Apple Books. I’m using it to try to push myself to spend …

2020-01-05: Currently reading: Why Willows Weep: Contemporary Tales from the Woods. Enjoyable short fables about …

2020-01-05: Found on the beach this morning. Someone’s feeling patriotic, clearly.

2020-01-04: Bridge.

2020-01-04: Sunset on the Adur.

2020-01-04: Buckle up. Here we go again: Fresh Cambridge Analytica leak ‘shows global manipulation is out of …

2020-01-04: I included this photo in my latest Engaged Reading Digest because I like it so much. It’s very …

2020-01-03: Wow. The memory cheats sometimes. I tend to think of my early years in editorial development as …

2020-01-03: My children have finally discovered the ability to sleep in… …2 days before they go back to school. …

2020-01-02: I have learnt more about video encoding and transcoding in the last three months than I expected to.

2020-01-01: Is it me, or is Gruber a bit pissed (in the British sense) in the latest Talk Show? 🥴

2020-01-01: My December in one second every day.

2020-01-01: Starting the year as I mean to go on: The first Engaged Reading Digest of 2020

2019-12-31: Happy New Year, you. Yes, you.

2019-12-31: The year is done — so it’s time from my annual round-up of One Man & His Blog’s top 10 posts of …

2019-12-31: I have reached the point in coffee fussiness where, after being disappointed with a coffee when …

2019-12-31: The people’s web could be so much more interesting than the big F Anil Dash on the people’s web: If we’re going to build a new web, and a new internet, that …

2019-12-31: Quite a sunset yesterday.

2019-12-30: Interesting thoughts on flow in blogging apps (the same applies to all CMSes, I think): Scripting …

2019-12-30: If you still believe that there’s a discernible formula to a successful podcast: Text …

2019-12-30: Germany Has Created Dedicated Work Visas For Esports. (I’m fascinated by how few countries are …

2019-12-30: Somebody’s turned down the contrast on Sussex.

2019-12-29: Plenty of drama in the sky off Shoreham Beach today.

2019-12-29: Are we sleepwalking into a dystopia? The smartphone tracking industry has been rumbled. When will we …

2019-12-26: Headline of the day: Prominent lawyer Jolyon Maugham clubs fox to death while wearing kimono

2019-12-26: Perfect weather for trying out my Christmas coat…

2019-12-25: Practice ‘scruffy hospitality’ : Your home doesn’t need to be picture-perfect to …

2019-12-25: Merry Christmas from one man (and his blog).

2019-12-24: Just an intimate dinner for a few chums, wot.

2019-12-24: A very Victorian Christmas at Tyntsfield.

2019-12-22: Why we need to feel the photos

2019-12-21: I think this bauble crop is nearly ready for harvesting.

2019-12-20: Today’s Engaged Reading Digest: killing comments, surviving after redundancy, getting better …

2019-12-19: Oooh, my sister-in-law is in Vouge.

2019-12-19: Heh. One unforeseen side-effect of having a newsletter - you get to see who is already on their …

2019-12-17: As a lecturer, nothing makes you feel better than a student who turned in something pretty mediocre …

2019-12-16: Newsletters are beginning to over-whelm my in-box. Time to try out Feedbin’s ability to …

2019-12-16: This is a really interesting view from inside the BBC: GE19 - from the presenter’s chair.

2019-12-15: I found my parents’ old tree angel, so she’s back in service after a decade off.

2019-12-14: This is a useful read: What does the future hold for progressive politics after the Conservative …

2019-12-13: Andrew Sullivan’s profile of the newly-elected PM from last week is worth revisiting in light of …

2019-12-13: Great analysis from the FT data team: last night, Labour lost the working class.

2019-12-13: Three questions about the UK’s journalism and social media landscape after the General …

2019-12-13: I think this is an interesting read. To hold the seats they took this election, the Tories will have …

2019-12-12: God, there are times when I hate being right. This really is one of them. Everyone blames algorithms …

2019-12-12: Tonight I will be staying up for the exit poll and no longer. I want to face whatever tomorrow …

2019-12-12: Hard to disagree with this. If only he’d been on the ballot…

2019-12-12: Toxic It says something about the toxic state of British politics that I recorded a podcast about my …

2019-12-12: I have a nasty feeling that in 20 years’ time, our children will be asking why we wasted so much …

2019-12-11: Here’s an inspiring fella: The beach clean-up crusader

2019-12-11: A round-up of some of the big misinformation stories surrounding the general election.

2019-12-11: Lovely morning down by the Adur.

2019-12-09: Worrying side-effect of the internet ban there: people’s social media accounts are dropping to …

2019-12-08: Winter beach.

2019-12-08: Paint the whole world with a 🌈

2019-12-08: Beach walk.

2019-12-07: My November in one second everyday.

2019-12-06: Making the most of a blustery day on the beach.

2019-12-05: Making nature routine.

2019-12-05: My daughter won the school limerick competition. I’m trying not to literally explode with pride - …

2019-12-05: Revolution Games, David Vaughan-Jackson: Beyond a Steel Sky – Release Update Always disappointing …

2019-12-05: Today’s Engaged Reading Digest is all about the memes - but not in a fun way. (Bonus Baby Yoda …

2019-12-05: A pretty brutal examination of cancel culture, the psychological motivators, and its inherently …

2019-12-05: Chilling tale of how an ordinary teenager can be progressively radicalised by… memes. And people …

2019-12-04: Compelling — and troubling — dive into the weaponisation of memes.

2019-12-04: After school beach trips - not just for the summer!

2019-12-04: Yesterday, the Reuters Institute published some research into podcasting and journalism. …

2019-12-02: Frost hit last night. I think autumn is done and winter is here. ❄️

2019-12-01: Festive holly.

2019-12-01: My Podcast playlist for Sundays has the best episode names.

2019-11-30: Finally, the coveted micro.blog 30 day pin is mine.

2019-11-30: There’s nothing better than a nice, fussy way of making your coffee…

2019-11-30: Satisfaction is Always Available

2019-11-29: Shoreham’s looking festive tonight.

2019-11-29: I back the Contract for the Web because the vast potential of it for humanity is being undermined by …

2019-11-28: Abstaining From Social Media Doesn’t Improve Well-Being, Experimental Study Finds - a relief for …

2019-11-28: Spam of the Beast

2019-11-27: Now, that was a tiring couple of days.

2019-11-26: Canary Wharf was starting to look festive earlier.

2019-11-25: The mere existence of deepfakes is eroding our sense of shared reality - even if we’ve never …

2019-11-25: The need for deliberative digital spaces Digital democracy will face its greatest test in 2020 - Siva Vaidhyanathan, The Guardian: Facebook, …

2019-11-25: (Country) walking to grow your subscriptions, radicalised on Reddit, and more good reads from the …

2019-11-25: Fascinating interview with a Mastadon founder. A little glimpse of how the internet could have been …

2019-11-25: There are many fine advantages to working from home. Dealing with my wife in her full-on …

2019-11-24: Autumn mist.

2019-11-23: Lovely Autumn day in Shoreham-by-Sea - between the rain, at least.

2019-11-22: Listen to the original, slower, better (!) version of Men at Work’s “Down Under” 🤯

2019-11-22: Toy justice is swift and brutal in these parts.

2019-11-22: A well-used semicolon can be a thing of beauty.

2019-11-22: Wow. Flashback five years to when Hazel and I appeared in a software advert. I am happy to say I …

2019-11-22: This week I learnt that the Opera browser is now owned by a Chinese investor, that Opera News is …

2019-11-21: opens Twitter reads for 2 minutes goes to bed despairing of humanity 🛌💤

2019-11-21: It’s probably a sign that I’m over-tired and need some sack time, but I’m bloody …

2019-11-21: Having used both WordPress’s Gutenberg editor and Ghost’s block editor, I have to say, I …

2019-11-21: This may be the most perfect Star Wars image ever.

2019-11-20: Do you want Hulks, universe? Because this is how you get Hulks: Strongest Gamma-Ray Bursts Ever …

2019-11-19: Honestly, the British retro gaming scene appears to be one big old cesspool.

2019-11-19: New iOS and iPadOS bug fix update hit last night, if you missed it: MacUser, Jason Cross: Apple …

2019-11-18: Fingers crossed that I am on the final stage of a difficult evening, and will be home for a whisky …

2019-11-17: Memex 1.1, John Naughton: Foresight, ignored — the founders of Google foresaw the possiblity of …

2019-11-16: I was initially excited when I found this site for Sussex bloggers, because it felt very like the …

2019-11-15: Computational photography raises some serious questions about the nature of reality, and how we …

2019-11-15: Phones and Tablets are killing the PC Steve Jobs Was Right: Smartphones and Tablets Killed the P.C.: Apple’s latest iPads are different. …

2019-11-14: What’s the go-to iOS Mastadon client these days?

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2019-11-13: Some links that are worth your time - from the psychology of social media outrage, to a celebration …

2019-11-13: My top artists on Apple Music in 2019. I’m not a raging brony. It’s my daughters. …

2019-11-13: Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a 16” MacBook Pro - and they appear to have fixed the keyboard - by …

2019-11-13: An interesting read for those interested in the psychology of social media: BPS Research Digest: The …

2019-11-12: I’ll be very sad if this proves to be true. I started becoming serious about photography once I had …

2019-11-12: For those of you on devices that support it, and are in the right time zone, One Man & His Blog …

2019-11-12: Yo dawg we heard you like Moodle so we put some Moodle in your Moodle so you can Moodle while you …

2019-11-12: How to fix your Twitter timeline using this one clever trick…

2019-11-12: This is kind of awesome: turning old VHS cassettes into clothes…

2019-11-11: I’ve been fiddling around with my Ghost templates, and now fixed it so that comments only show on …

2019-11-11: This is a wonderful read from a couple of years ago: What Richard Dawkins could learn from …

2019-11-10: Beautiful Remembrance service at Church of the Good Shepherd this morning. The two minutes’ silence …

2019-11-10: Naked trees.

2019-11-09: Funghi at Woods Mill.

2019-11-09: Today at Woods Mill. The dirty secret? This was four adults…

2019-11-08: Adur sunset

2019-11-07: Before and after.

2019-11-06: Well, that was possibly the lowest key birthday I’ve had in my 40-something years on the …

2019-11-06: If you love coffee, this is an essential read on coffee prices - and the threat to producers it …

2019-11-06: Nice piece from the BBC breaking down how a fact became misinformation through omitted context, and …

2019-11-05: Imagination Unbound (video) This is an interesting watch, and visually inspiring in its own right:

2019-11-05: I did not know this: Why Saying “Namaste” is Culturally Insensitive and NOT Just a Yoga Term.

2019-11-05: Mean Yes, I know that this was yesterday’s prompt, but I didn’t get to it (even though I …

2019-11-05: OK, the app became garbage, but I do miss having something called iTunes on my Mac. It was such an …

2019-11-04: Possibly the least surprising thing Dave could write about JsonFeed. And the fact I remember the …

2019-11-04: Nothing suspicious about this at all. Nope: No 10 blocks Russia EU referendum report until after …

2019-11-04: Well, hello Photoshop on iPad.

2019-11-03: “Media style” 🤔

2019-11-03: Lordy. Pac-Man Gets An Official Theme Song for 40th Anniversary It’s called - wait for it - Join The …

2019-11-03: Such a beautiful crisp, autumn morning, with a lovely “after the storm” feel.

2019-11-03: Beautifully peaceful with plenty of birdsong at the station this morning.

2019-11-02: Spending the day liveblogging Open Data Camp 7 in London.

2019-11-02: Stickered up for the day.

2019-11-02: Early start to London. Not what you’d call busy at the station.

2019-11-01: Pretty much her idea of heaven.

2019-10-31: Four witches, a cat and a vampire just left my house, to demand sweets with menaces. 🎃

2019-10-31: Happy Halloween!

2019-10-31: The digital is inescapably political. It’s time to accept that.

2019-10-30: Breakfast of champions

2019-10-29: OMG. Otter emoji. 🦦

2019-10-29: Hello flamingo! 🦩 (New emoji in iOS 13.2)

2019-10-29: Lovely sight to start the morning.

2019-10-28: Weird. My big iPad Pro took much, much longer than any other device to update to 13.2.

2019-10-28: Oh, hello. iOS 13.2 is here. Time to update ALL THE THINGS again. (Including HomePods and AppleTV.)

2019-10-27: Still a few traces of summer in an autumnal morning.

2019-10-26: Through the library window.

2019-10-26: Gotta say, my old school friend the artist is pretty fancy these days…

2019-10-25: Nice to have company for my daughters’ martial arts class.

2019-10-22: Ghost 3.0 has just launched - and it’s got built in tools for building a membership site for …

2019-10-21: I apologise to the affront to your ears, but I’m on a podcast: [Micro Monday - 70: Adam Tinworth aka …

2019-10-21: Well, now, what say you people of micro.blog? Scott asked: Although, does anyone use feed readers …

2019-10-21: This is an engrosssing podcast about the early days of raptor reintroduction in Scotland. We’ve come …

2019-10-21: Crikey. I wrote this 11 years ago - and it’s still as relevant now: “Interesting” is the basis …

2019-10-21: Not only is 8chan struggling to get back online — its co-founder is actively working to keep it that …

2019-10-21: Either this gentleman doesn’t understand One Man & His Blog’s audience - or I don’t…

2019-10-20: Autumn mist Distinctly misty and autumnal at Lancing College this morning.

2019-10-18: I think it’s fair to say that today’s weather has been changeable…

2019-10-18: Inktober is one of my favourite “internet challenges”. It fills my feeds with such interesting …

2019-10-18: This is the sort of thing that happened more often in the pre-platform days of the internet: A Free …

2019-10-18: Biorecycling plastics with enzymes Carbios' new factory will use enzymes to biorecycle plastic: In a matter of hours, the enzymes …

2019-10-18: Oh, this is so cool: Grad student defended her dissertation while wearing a skirt made of rejection …

2019-10-18: These are absolutely stunning. Well worth checking out: John James Audubon’s Birds of America

2019-10-18: The reason to study Latin Report: Students Who Take Latin Have Better Chance Of Summoning Demon Later In Life:: “According to …

2019-10-17: Take some time to listen to Birdsong Radio today - and consider how much poorer we’ll all be if we …

2019-10-16: I know it’s fashionable to diss HomePods, but they are hugely popular in the Tinworth household.

2019-10-16: Oh, good work to whomever wrote that headline: Government scraps online ‘porn block’ …

2019-10-16: Yahoo Groups is shutting down. Wow. The history of a lot of great early online communities is about …

2019-10-15: Marvel Shocker: Kevin Feige Takes Over Comics as New Chief Creative Officer. Wow. The movies guy is …

2019-10-15: Oh, look. Yet another round of iOS updates.

2019-10-15: RIP Meetup. $2 per RSVP will kill the platform stone dead.

2019-10-15: Good Lord, I suspect that this is only going to increase the determination of the rebels: Police ban …

2019-10-15: New GoPro day…

2019-10-15: This was a fantastic session by Eliza Filby from NEXT conference last month, looking at the …

2019-10-15: One positive thing about Catalina: I can open the Music app without it bringing my Mac to its knees. …

2019-10-15: Not something I’d considered before - but accurate: The Delicate Nature of Comparing Smartphone …

2019-10-14: Fascinating bit of tech nostalgia: This is How Film Cameras Added Dates to Your Photos:

2019-10-13: Now, that’s a sunset.

2019-10-13: Why blogging still matters, even after 25 years:: “The furore over social media and its …

2019-10-12: O RLY?

2019-10-12: “Oh, God, don’t upgrade to Catalaina if you want to keep using our software” has been a recurring …

2019-10-11: A round-up of some of the research: Social media and depression

2019-10-11: YouTubers: more influential than newspapers What Does PewDiePie Really Believe? A few weeks after the Poway shooting, Kjellberg’s publicist …

2019-10-11: Finally caught up: August in one second everyday.

2019-10-11: I think, after seven years, I might finally be getting the hang of Moodle.

2019-10-11: Today's link to make you snort coffee out of your nose Crazy Apple Rumors Site, John Moltz: Apple Revokes Panic Developer License: Gesturing to a video of …

2019-10-11: Facebook builds the wall Manton Reece: Saying goodbye to Facebook cross-posting/ Facebook is walling its properties ever …

2019-10-11: The new Catalyst-based Twitter for Mac is out.

2019-10-10: Good news: MacBook Pro happily upgraded to Catalina. Bad news: installer refuses to touch my desktop …

2019-10-09: Apple ditches Trash can name in the UK with Catalina update in favor of a boring one: “Regardless, …

2019-10-09: What do we call podcasts that aren’t podcasts? Good question from Dave Winer.

2019-10-08: Heads up, folks. If you’re seeing huge battery drain on iOS, Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 app could be the …

2019-10-08: Oi, old geeks out there. Your favourite memes from the past 20 years. Go. And remember: Ceiling Cat …

2019-10-08: Someone set us up the bomb.

2019-10-07: After more than three hours on the road, I pull up at home, and can hear the sea crashing on the …

2019-10-07: Do you think she’ll give me a lift home?

2019-10-06: Why is the day of rest never a day of rest?

2019-10-05: Woods Mill this morning. Although autumn was clearly in the air, you wouldn’t know it from this …

2019-10-04: Goodness. This makes me nostalgic for living in Scotland. And concerned for its future.

2019-10-04: Here we go again: Amazon Prime Video disappears from iOS App Store and Apple TV

2019-10-04: Who knew that The Wurzels covered Pulp’s Common People?

2019-10-04: Oh, my…

2019-10-04: Ah, the 70s.

2019-10-04: Today, I am digitising my childhood records while I work.

2019-10-04: Elon Musk hired a really unpleasant person to investigate the cave diver he insulted. Musk’s a …

2019-10-04: Giving this a try - I still rely on Instapaper a lot for work: Michael Tsai: Instapaper Safari App …

2019-10-04: This is a sobering watch. The plastic industry’s long fight to blame pollution on you.

2019-10-04: “What’s the angle we should take on this Facebook story?” “I know! Agism!” 🙄 You Are Probably Too …

2019-10-03: Last month in one second per day.

2019-10-03: Hey, there’s an IndieWebCamp in Brighton later in the month. Need to see if I can arrange to …

2019-10-03: This morning’s fun game: where has my wife hidden my aeropress?

2019-10-02: Interesting academic analysis of the bizarre, disproportionate response some men have to her: …

2019-10-02: I am surprised by how quiet this university is at 9am compared to later in the day. I shouldn’t be. …

2019-10-01: Well, I’m very tempted by this: Gizmodo, Andrew Couts: GoPro’s Hero8 Black Is Boring—and …

2019-10-01: Not often I look back on conference food with affection - but the NEXT conference lunch bowls were …

2019-09-30: Seriously high tides here yesterday. How much higher will they go today?

2019-09-29: A tense moment at fairy hospital: will Vidia fly again?

2019-09-29: Super high tide again today.

2019-09-29: I think this is my favourite of the new watch faces in WatchOS 6.

2019-09-28: Portrait mode on the iPhone X: still a winner.

2019-09-27: Back to the 80s Very much today’s mood:

2019-09-26: Protecting yourself from social media jealousy Julia Buckley: Most of the advice I’ve seen on the issue of comparisons has been around the fact …

2019-09-26: Om Malik: Headline hyperbole & article without info

2019-09-26: Happy news for me and the other blog platform I routinely use: iPadOS and Ghost

2019-09-26: Early days yet - but iPadOS 13.1 may well have ensured that my MacBook Pro doesn’t get replaced. I …

2019-09-26: My perfect travel companion Oh, Lordy. I need this: Luckily my birthday is coming up soon… [via Boing Boing]

2019-09-26: A week ago, I saw a badger on my way to the airport. Thinking about it is still making me happy.

2019-09-24: Yes, iOS13.1 is out (including iPadOS). Go get it, brave folks…

2019-09-24: Deep breath…

2019-09-23: A little editing on the sofa, using LumaFusion and my iPad Pro. Soooo nice.

2019-09-23: This is one of the features of iOS13 I’m really looking forwards to having. But I’m …

2019-09-23: This is utterly glorious film photography geekery: New Website Sets the Record Straight: There is No …

2019-09-23: Saving this to read later.

2019-09-23: Boing Boing, Rob Beschizza: Disney almost bought Twitter but backed off because “the nastiness is …

2019-09-21: My spirit animal is Benton Fraser from Due South. Thank you kindly.

2019-09-21: Normal for Next. :-)

2019-09-21: Okay.

2019-09-21: I often think that the most dangerous phrase in the English language is “it’s simple”.

2019-09-20: Current status: 🍷 🛋 🇩🇪

2019-09-20: Today’s workspace at #next19

2019-09-20: This end of Reeperbahn is a bit whiffy at 8am.

2019-09-19: Feeling very much like waiting for iOS13.1 next week, rather than risking my phone on iOS13 right in …

2019-09-19: Current status:

2019-09-19: The first 20 minutes of #NEXT19 in 20 seconds

2019-09-19: What’s outside our universe? A thought-provoking talk to kick off #NEXT19

2019-09-15: Lovely sunny day today - but Wednesday was a different story.

2019-09-14: Such a fungi to spend the morning with. 🍄

2019-09-14: Fabulous day for Nature Tots.

2019-09-13: Fascinating. I didn’t realise Pinterest did monthly updates on trends across the platform.

2019-09-13: What you need to know about yesterday’s Google algorithm news (if you’re a journalist).

2019-09-12: I think that was the first newsletter to my paying members I was really, really happy with. Now to …

2019-09-12: Nature: How social networks can be used to bias votes This is rapidly becoming an existential issue …

2019-09-12: This is quite a big point too many journalists miss: Media Literacy will not create trust in …

2019-09-10: The only thing from that keynote I’m 100% getting: Apple Arcade. Might get a new watch… strap. Might …

2019-09-10: That trade-in price for my iPhone X makes that tempting.

2019-09-10: Wasn’t expecting the always on Apple Watch. Nice upgrade.

2019-09-10: I have two very excited little girls who have just seen the Apple Arcade trailer. Good price for the …

2019-09-10: Here’s one great reason to love the DJi Osmo Mobile 3 if you’re involved in social video production:

2019-09-10: Scrummy blue skies today.

2019-09-10: Living by the sea really bring it home to you how polluted our waters have become with waste.

2019-09-09: Treating myself to a nice aeropress coffee after my wet and windy walk. ☕️

2019-09-09: Oops.

2019-09-09: Jane Manchum Wong ”It appears to me that Medium wants to double as a Reader app in an experiment. …

2019-09-09: Having the sort of day where I write what I thought were two thoughtful and useful posts, and the …

2019-09-09: Politicians love presenting us with apparently simple solutions to complex problems. It’s …

2019-09-09: Does journalism have an understanding problem? (tl;dr - yes!)

2019-09-09: Since the end of my days as RBI’s head of blogging, I don’t really get much change to …

2019-09-08: Trying something new: Walking With Daddy

2019-09-08: A year or so back I won an XBox One S. What games would you recommend for me, as a very lapsed …

2019-09-07: Some stunning flowers at Nymans today.

2019-09-07: I made this!

2019-09-07: Messy drinker.

2019-09-06: “If it bleeds, it leads" as a central organising principle for news reporting might be one of …

2019-09-05: “Of course you can wear whatever you want to my wedding, sister”. And she did.

2019-09-05: I have no idea what to make of this: Tinworth Iced Tea

2019-09-05: Six Colors, Jason Snell: The Kindle is fine. It could’ve been much more than that. Agreed. I …

2019-09-04: A walk through the blogging graveyard Moving from Feedly to @NetNewsWire via Feedbin has been largely a positive experience. The one …

2019-09-04: This looks spectacularly lovely - but is waaaaay out of my price range: Bang 8 Olufsen unveils …

2019-09-04: The traditional camera bloodbath is here, it appears. On my Om, Om Malik: PhotoRealism

2019-09-04: Wow. Fell behind on these. Here’s July - over a months ago - in 1 Second Everyday.

2019-09-04: Look at this. A blog post with actual comments. That takes me back…

2019-09-04: Today’s Engaged Reading Digest - chat apps in protests, how the internet is changing our …

2019-09-04: This is why I carry on blogging.

2019-09-04: Understatement of the day: ”It’s almost seven years, now, since David Cameron decided that an EU …

2019-09-03: Interesting, but not transformative. It’ll help with the mental heath issues around social …

2019-09-03: Unintended consequence of the day: Wild popularity of CBD forces Christian bookseller to rebrand

2019-09-03: My lunch meeting has arrived.

2019-09-03: Working in the M&S Café while my wife and daughter do some final school shopping. I am getting …

2019-09-03: The slow erosion of the democratic norm Rachel Sylvester makes an important point in The Times: Democracy is about persuasion rather than …

2019-09-02: It’s been a long time since these two shared a spot in my dock together.

2019-09-02: Spending a lot of time in spreadsheets today. Not something that happens a lot in my work, but …

2019-08-31: Don’t look now folks, but I think autumn might be here…

2019-08-30: A nice reminder that blogging was always a complicated and often unpleasant community. Shakesville’s …

2019-08-30: Does anyone else use FeedBin? Considering trialing a switch from Feedly - but would like some …

2019-08-29: This is a fascinating theory (based on a source) on why Apple’s sudden change in beta releases …

2019-08-28: Prorogue — or prorogation?

2019-08-28: Well the good news is that a lot of people have a much deeper understanding of how our parliamentary …

2019-08-26: Serfing USA Jeremiah Owyang : Chances are, you’re probably a serf.: To modernize the last word of Mikhail …

2019-08-26: I’m taking a new approach to link posts on One Man & His Blog. What do you think? Feedback …

2019-08-26: This is a massive dose of nostalgia - I was on a lot of these networks. But, thankfully, not all: …

2019-08-26: This is a lovely story, beautifully drawn.

2019-08-26: The art of pseudo-science in politics This sums up how many articles and books cloak nonsense claims in a thin skin of scientific …

2019-08-26: A wee update on life, work and blog. Nothing alarming, just trying to figure out how to avoid …

2019-08-24: Shades weather, innit.

2019-08-22: A day when I find a new pretentious coffee shop is always a good day.

2019-08-19: So, the reason for my silence here over the last couple of weeks was that I was holidaying in a …

2019-08-18: A fruitful garden

2019-08-18: Possibly the most manly thing I’ve done all year…

2019-08-18: Garden harvest.

2019-08-17: Back from holiday to a dull, rainy Sussex. Ho-hum.

2019-08-11: A Circle of Words: emails to blogs to newsletters

2019-08-06: Well, this is depressing - but painfully resonant. Bullshit jobs and the yoke of managerial …

2019-08-06: Blimey - a story about Instagram that’s actually positive: A woman documents the clothes her …

2019-08-04: It’s just been that kind of a day.

2019-08-01: Why are people risking their lives to take the perfect selfie? (Spoiler; it’s not about the …

2019-07-31: Pub sign angles are a surprisingly good guide as to how windy the day is…

2019-07-29: The garden was in fine form today, in the few moments I could steal away from work.

2019-07-28: The paperless office isn’t an ideal: it’s a nightmare. Sweet dreams. :-)

2019-07-28: Bit blowy today.

2019-07-27: I hit my daily Move goal for the 1,000th time. Result.

2019-07-27: I’m not sure that this acquisition will “produce value”. These are sites with …

2019-07-27: Unsurprising to anyone who has lived in Scotland: Scotland generating enough wind energy to power …

2019-07-27: Revised and expanded this to try and clarify some point: Zombie Tumblr and the twilight of the …

2019-07-27: The latest Black Hat SEO technique: find articles from defunct sites linked to by major news …

2019-07-27: Reasons I love blogging #3478: I spend several minutes Googling “Ted Danson flossing" for a …

2019-07-27: Tumblr as we know it is dead, as a pile of corporate obfuscation makes clear. What’s left is a …

2019-07-26: This one still works.

2019-07-26: Found some ancient history…

2019-07-26: Nothing is more stupid for a country than not educating its children On recent British politics: ”For sensible people, it raised the question: what kind of society …

2019-07-26: This is a worthwhile project: Preserve & digitize 30,000 historic New Orleans newspapers 28% …

2019-07-25: There is a particular danger zone for bad sleep decisions. And I am right in it now. 💤

2019-07-24: Sea kitty.

2019-07-23: Beautiful sunny day in Shoreham by Sea.

2019-07-23: Today’s status:

2019-07-23: Flipping ‘eck. I can’t wait to use this. Pixelmator Pro update integrates its entire app inside …

2019-07-22: If you use the Speedtest app on your iPhone, press and hold on the Go button. After a while… …

2019-07-22: Fading into twilight

2019-07-22: I see it’s “update all the Apple devices” night.

2019-07-22: One thing I’ve learnt about myself in recent years is that things like Apple Watch straps and GoPro …

2019-07-22: Social media fatigue — and its rememdy This is from a post by a former colleague. It resonates deeply with me: I’m so freaking tired of …

2019-07-22: The screen time "problem" We’re told that too much screen time hurts our kids. Where’s the evidence?: However, in a world …

2019-07-22: The underlying price of digital-only friendship To Understand Facebook, Study Capgras Syndrome: This withering of primate familiarity in the face …

2019-07-22: Remembering the weird internet that was A couple of great quotes from a piece by Owen Williams on Medium (shudder): But when we lose the …

2019-07-22: I think this photo pretty much sums up my life.

2019-07-22: Practicing the art of productive procrastination, by tidying up my Ulysses app.

2019-07-21: One of the better spur-of-the-moment decisions I’ve made in recent years was the creation of a …

2019-07-20: In other news, today I met a ferret.

2019-07-20: Today has been rather posher than normal…

2019-07-20: We be rollin’, they be hatin’

2019-07-19: My eldest on holiday last year.

2019-07-18: The Comfortably Dumb - Om Malik follows up in his post about his growing discomfort with embedded …

2019-07-17: This is fascinating - there’s a new visual language evolving around doing drama in vertical videos: …

2019-07-16: Random discoveries via navigation apps Lovely, random experience this evening. Apple Maps brought me an unexpected route home, showing me a …

2019-07-16: I think my authorised app connections to Flickr need some updating… (iPhoto 2??)

2019-07-16: I’m with Om on this. I’ve replaced our Alexa device with a HomePod as I’m no longer …

2019-07-15: Well now. I did a vlog from Scotland. Vlogging is really not my thing. What do you think?

2019-07-14: ln defence of selfies - an interesting take on the social context of photography and sharing.

2019-07-14: More catching up - February in 1 second everyday

2019-07-12: The Decline of Historical Perspective - Neil hits the nail on the head here. And yes, it’s worrying.

2019-07-12: Catching up - this is January in 1 Second Everyday.

2019-07-11: New Microsoft Store at Oxford Circus Microsoft opening a new store right on Oxford Circus in London today. Nice clean lines - but it …

2019-07-11: I do love the feel of the new “grove” style Apple Stores.

2019-07-10: Listening to Andy’s 20 year journey at the Flock event in Shoreham-by-Sea.

2019-07-10: My June in 1 second everyday.

2019-07-10: Settled up my second payment on account with the taxman. Slowly, but surely, breaking the habit of …

2019-07-10: Why innovation fails.

2019-07-09: Catching up with the MacBook news. Prices finally getting down to where they need to be, but a new …

2019-07-09: Trapped in the attention farm Dave Winer: Ever notice that mostly what people post on Twitter is designed to get attention for …

2019-07-08: After a productive day in front of a screen (or three), I have just treated myself to 40 minutes …

2019-07-08: This is a compelling account of life in a (failing) digital content startup: The Rise and Fall of …

2019-07-08: ‘We’re anti-influencer’: ice-cream truck makes Instagram ‘stars’ pay …

2019-07-08: So, when everybody’s in-boxes are cluttered with newsletters in about 18 months' time - will …

2019-07-08: Oh, DJI. I’m not sure encouraging non-consensual voyerism is the right way to sell your products…

2019-07-08: Breaking: social media verification processes still suck.

2019-07-08: How The Correspondent plans to handle audience engagement.

2019-07-08: Your data is the fuel for parties you're not invited to The Global Economy Runs on Parties You’re Not Invited To: As went the ad business, so will go the …

2019-07-06: Teaching 4 year olds to use saws. 👌🏻

2019-07-05: I find this troubling. We can no longer rely on Google being a gateway to the older parts of the …

2019-07-05: Time to get moving on mobility — for the planet’s sake…

2019-07-05: Yesterday’s view…

2019-07-04: Pride-ful.

2019-07-04: Many PostIts died to bring us this strategy…

2019-07-03: The philistines in this hotel have turned the coffee machine off for the night. HOW VERY DARE THEY.

2019-07-03: It’s all glamour in the consultancy business, I can tell you…

2019-07-01: Looking lovely in the evening sun… 🌻

2019-06-29: Getting a bit dry round here…

2019-06-28: Tide’s out…

2019-06-28: This will probably get me into trouble, but I’m quite excited by Jony Ive leaving Apple. …

2019-06-27: Blimey. Ive leaving Apple to form his own firm - but Apple will be one of his first clients.

2019-06-23: This really was not the plan for this afternoon.

2019-06-22: The street where I grew up.

2019-06-22: Hello, Edinburgh.

2019-06-22: I have a suspicion that a child may have used this seat before me…

2019-06-20: I have got to bring my tab habit under control. There’s no point opening all these damn …

2019-06-20: The New Wilderness No two companies have done more to drag private life into the algorithmic eye than Google and …

2019-06-20: Finished drafting tomorrow’s newsletter for my paying subscribers. Feeling good about it (although …

2019-06-20: Morning office:

2019-06-19: Is messenger app interoperability feasible without destroying encryption?

2019-06-17: Warning for highly polarising politics… I poked into why #notjewish was trending on Twitter, and why …

2019-06-17: Interesting discovery while booking a trip: it’s no longer safe to assume budget hotel chains are …

2019-06-17: Online community dynamics change as the membership grows. In particular, most networks require …

2019-06-16: Busted the macro lens out, too…

2019-06-16: Teeny, tiny frog.

2019-06-16: Tree-mendous Fathers’ Day.

2019-06-15: Crafting time chez Tinworth.

2019-06-15: New toy…

2019-06-15: Lovely morning down by the Adur as I walked home this morning.

2019-06-14: Here’s one from the archives - that’s me on the left, taking a photo of the chief scout, …

2019-06-14: Seeing this magazine on sale in my local newsagent is odd. I associate it so strongly with my Mum …

2019-06-13: Boats on the Adur

2019-06-12: Bit more perhaps?

2019-06-12: Here’s a soothing 20 seconds of beach life for you…

2019-06-12: Got up at stupid o’clock this morning to catch a train and attend the launch of the Reuters …

2019-06-12: Great Micro Monday @hollyhoneychurch and @macgenie (catching up on a commute). Thanks. Thinking a …

2019-06-12: Just preparing my notes from this morning’s Digital News Report 2019 launch event for publication - …

2019-06-11: Relax - digital is efficient, so we don’t need to be…

2019-06-10: MG Siegler: ”Facebook, an app where people share baby photos and conspiracy theories…” 🔥

2019-06-10: Passing though Croydon. It’s almost 22 years since I worked here. Not far off half my life ago… and …

2019-06-10: I find upgrading firmware on devices a surprisingly satisfying process.

2019-06-10: Weather could be better, though.

2019-06-10: Nice to be heading up London late enough to drop a bag off at the charity shop and get a coffee from …

2019-06-08: Of all the things to find, a shopping list from my Mum, who has been gone over a decade:

2019-06-08: Go on. Guess which option I picked.

2019-06-08: It’s 2019, and, yes, you still need to own your content.

2019-06-07: MailOnline’s traffic absolutely brutalised by Google algorithm update. Let the jokes commence.

2019-06-07: So, um, the answer to “Fake News" might have been available the whole time… in Finland?

2019-06-07: Further evidence that I’m turning into a grumpy old man of the interwebs: Writing about the internet …

2019-06-07: Working on a Friday, unusually, due to a day swap with my wife. Throughly dreich out there today, so …

2019-06-06: What’s bringing you joy this morning, people of micro.blog?

2019-06-05: Craig Federighi on iPadOS: “It’s become a truly distinct experience. It’s not an …

2019-06-04: Jason Snell (@jsnell) on why Catalyst apps might be good for… …the iPad. ”Basically, the better the …

2019-06-03: Here’s what excited me about the WWDC keynote today. The iPad Pro lifestyle just got more …

2019-06-03: Thank you, micro.blog folks. I enjoyed sharing the keynote with you!

2019-06-03: My favourite sort of Apple keynote: I have no strong desire to buy anything new as a result of it, …

2019-06-03: All in all, that feels like Apple worked its way through a big old list of things people have been …

2019-06-03: iOS13 supported devices: “New software features will be available this fall as a free software …

2019-06-03: I love it when they do these developer-specific sections in the WWDC keynotes. I mean, they mean …

2019-06-03: I knew nothing about Minecraft before this demo. And I know nothing about it after this demo.

2019-06-03: Twitter for Mac is coming back…

2019-06-03: Marzipan is now officially Project Catalyst.

2019-06-03: Well, that Pro pricing did NOT go down well…

2019-06-03: Nice to see the iMac G4’s best feature back in the new Pro Display XDR.

2019-06-03: Uh. The demo fail on the new iPad selection gestures is not encouraging… The guy’s clearly nervous …

2019-06-03: And there we have it - both external drive support on iPad, and the ability to import files traight …

2019-06-03: iPadOS!!! FINALLY! Snoopy happy dance

2019-06-03: Oh, fabulous. Multi-user support for HomePods is great news. Our living room HomePods get a huge …

2019-06-03: Those elongated ovals from the new version of the TV app seem to be a major design trend in iOS13.

2019-06-03: Oh, wow. That’s a big upgrade on iOS photo editing. But that video editing is even more exciting. …

2019-06-03: Beauty influencers. From the internet. Ah-ha.

2019-06-03: Wow. Sign-in with Apple. It makes perfect sense as an extension of Apple’s privacy policy. It’ll be …

2019-06-03: I do enjoy Craig’s dad jokes, but then, I am very much a Dad.

2019-06-03: Focus on iOS speed two years running? Nice.

2019-06-03: 📺 🐟 👍🏻

2019-06-03: And my eldest is just going to love that lyrics feature.

2019-06-03: OK, Tim Cook just won in our household. Multi-user support in tvOS will be so handy for the Tinworth …

2019-06-03: Screen break beach walk.

2019-06-03: Forest and soul I agree with every word of this:

2019-06-03: Forest restoration via doggo What an amazing way of reseeding a forest: Border collies Das, Summer and Olivia were outfitted …

2019-06-03: This is both a chilling read - and a surprisingly hopeful one: The Undercover Fascist

2019-05-25: This starts off as road crash viewing of a middle-aged meme warrior - but actually goes somewhere …

2019-05-25: Parents spending thousands on YouTube Camp. “Per a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, …

2019-05-25: Ugh. @danielpunkass can’t get his patch into WordPress. Open Source in theory rather than practice?

2019-05-24: The only positive thing I can find to say about May’s premiership is this: I’m glad it …

2019-05-23: River life

2019-05-23: The Trouble with AMP

2019-05-22: Right. This is a good as my liveblogged notes from Hacks/Hackers London this evening at Twitter UK …

2019-05-22: It’s been so long since I used the Underground regularly that I’ve reverted to being a Tube N00b.

2019-05-22: There’s a man on my train wearing a hat with a crown over it, an imitation smart glass HUD, a cape, …

2019-05-21: How we Dooced blogging — and its community This Vox profile of Heather Armstrong — Dooce — is a deeply melancholy read: In the time that …

2019-05-19: Nice view as I crossed the bridge this evening.

2019-05-18: Current view.

2019-05-18: Today, I have made all the fritters.

2019-05-17: This is a sobering read by James Kirkup: The truth about David Cameron and the ‘mad, swivel-eyed …

2019-05-17: Shoreham Beach, two years ago.

2019-05-17: Inner voice: “This keyboard is filthy. I should clean it before I write any more.” Deep inner voice: …

2019-05-15: Wow. DJI are going head to head with GoPro with the DJI Osmo Action Camera. The Hero 8 had better be …

2019-05-14: Probably my most self-aggravating work habit is composing emails in my head - and then never getting …

2019-05-14: Politics warning: right-wing comics activists are abusing Twitter’s policies on transphobia to …

2019-05-13: I see it’s an “update all the Apple things” day again.

2019-05-12: Today’s beach life:

2019-05-11: Extinction Rebellion die in at the Shoreham by Sea farmers market.

2019-05-09: What’s that sound? Oh, it’s the influencer bubble popping: ”Most global internet users …

2019-05-09: Finally got around to adding another of my key services to my site: Live Event Capture - where I …

2019-05-09: Self-employment is basically a years-long oscillation between being stressed about money and being …

2019-05-08: My notes from the RSA event Schools Without Walls might be of interest to the education-minded …

2019-05-08: The rain, it raineth every day ☔️

2019-05-06: Iris amongst the irises.

2019-05-06: Loving nature is a political act It seems impossible to me to be, now, passionate about nature and not be also both political and …

2019-05-05: It was windy yesterday at Woods Mill, but the sound is just lovey.

2019-05-05: I love this photo of Iris in the woods from yesterday.

2019-05-04: Nesting…

2019-05-02: Here’s something I don’t often do: a review. It’s of Freewell’s All Day Filters …

2019-05-02: What’s good in your world today?

2019-05-02: Shaping up to be a lovely day.

2019-05-01: Today’s workplace.

2019-04-30: Wow. This video of an osprey female protecting her eggs in the heart of Storm Hannah is quite …

2019-04-29: This is a compelling read about life in the outer circles of Silicon Valley: ”A film of …

2019-04-29: Never bet against the phone…

2019-04-28: Working on old negative scans does make me miss the grain and texture of film photography - but I …

2019-04-28: Sunday adulting. 🌷

2019-04-28: Fascinating how much cars date photos, even after “just” 15 years.

2019-04-27: Big fan of the Extinction Rebellion art style.

2019-04-26: Yikes. An RPG book I contributed to being offered for £115 on eBay!

2019-04-25: I’m so dizzy, my head is spinning… …because my daughters brought some horrible virus home for …

2019-04-24: The guest WiFi at Twitter UK’s pretty good…

2019-04-24: Thanks to my daughters, my iPad Smart Keyboard is looking particularly fabulous today…

2019-04-21: Easter egg hunt 🐣

2019-04-20: And here’s the final image of Adam, a sculpture at the Eden Project, shot back in Spring 2004.

2019-04-20: Enjoying working in Pixelmator Photo to clean up some old negative scans:

2019-04-20: There was a lot of construction work still happened at the Eden Project back in 2004. I loved these …

2019-04-20: Eden Project, 14th April 2004

2019-04-19: Talented investigative journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead in Derry last night. I knew her, and was …

2019-04-18: Exciting times on the Woodland Trust Osprey Cam. Aila (the female) has been in the nest for most of …

2019-04-18: Facebook has finally banned a swathe of far-right hate groups, including the BNP, EDL and Britain …

2019-04-18: The Wind in What's Left of the Willows… Time for a #wilderfuture. Yes, I am an old tree-hugger and proud.

2019-04-18: The price of hedgehog influencers? Salmonella…

2019-04-18: Facebook uploaded 1.5 million users' email contacts without permission. Just as well Facebook has …

2019-04-17: This is a telling piece of reporting from the Irish Times. It’s clear that members of the ERG are …

2019-04-17: Interesting that Facebook saw Apple News as a competitive issue: ”The company discussed setting up …

2019-04-17: Wow, this is a telling quote: ”But he brightened when he turned to one of the topics that, …

2019-04-17: And there we are: ”To this emotional story, Facebook had a programmer’s rational response”

2019-04-17: Engineers versus investigative journalists From the WIRED piece everyone is talking about: ”Investigative journalists are like pit bulls. Kick …

2019-04-15: I’m a journalist, and one deeply interested in the future of journalism, and its business …

2019-04-15: The platforms are not the internet John Naughton: In reality, the problem we have is not the internet so much as those corporations …

2019-04-11: Good piece by James here, pointing out that Assange is a pretty horrible person - but that …

2019-04-11: Whatever you think about Assange and Wikileaks, his arrest this morning will do nothing to stop the …

2019-04-10: I really need to stop letting my blogging slip as soon as my life gets busy. It’s such an …

2019-04-10: Making a (small) splash on Unsplash.

2019-04-10: I’m really passionate about this: the journalism business should be unlocking the incredible …

2019-04-07: Time to test micro.blog’s video hosting…

2019-04-05: Don’t expect free stuff just because you have 2,000 Instagram followers. The “marketing via …

2019-04-05: Ooh, live ospreys nesting webcam from Scotland: LIVE: Loch Arkaig osprey cam

2019-04-05: Ah, my weekend reading is here.

2019-04-03: Yet another Facebook developer leaks private data An insanely large Facebook data breach: The Mexican media company Cultura Colectiva and an app …

2019-04-03: Fascinating talk about personal responsibility and social media on the State of the net podcast.

2019-04-03: Woe betide any pony that fails to perform to the expectations of Iris.

2019-04-03: Weird flex for a CMS company, but OK: ”Today Automattic is announcing Happy Tools, a suite of …

2019-04-03: This is how hyper-partisan sites die: Inside the spectacular fall of WorldNetDaily, the granddaddy …

2019-04-03: May not have thought relative mug and scanner positioning through properly…

2019-04-03: My wife: ”My lifelong career love affair has only ever been with bioscience but what a huge, …

2019-04-03: One of the interesting things about the current MacBook Pro keyboard problems is that it’s …

2019-04-02: AirDrop is such a handy feature of Apple devices. It doesn’t get enough kudos.

2019-04-02: It looks like I last wrote about Google+ nearly five years ago — and only to declare it not dead. …

2019-04-02: So, here’s a video from a defunct satire site, about a defunct social network, found via a …

2019-04-02: Wow. Early 2010s-era One Man & His Blog. In many ways, the “classic” era of the …

2019-04-02: Wow - Google+ integration in search. I had completely forgotten about that.

2019-04-01: Something my daughters will never do…

2019-04-01: Bittersweet memories of 1999 Wow. The current batch of negatives I’m scanning right now really capture a moment in time. …

2019-04-01: Just preordered The Social Photo: On Photography and Social Media by Nathan Jurgenson, because it …

2019-04-01: The Traditional Photograph Versus The Social Photograph I like this distinction a great deal: Jurgenson told me that he draws a distinction between the …

2019-04-01: On the ERG: ”Nobody deserves the ERG, though, which is to politics what food poisoning is to dinner …

2019-03-31: Spring appears to have arrived in our garden.

2019-03-31: 10 Mothers’ Day without you, Mum. Still missing you.

2019-03-30: Thought for the day:

2019-03-29: Literally the most CoE thing ever: Brexit Crisis: Church of England to host Emergency Tea Parties

2019-03-29: Apple cancels AirPower: “After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high …

2019-03-29: This is an unusually good idea from Twitter: “Twitter is exploring how it can annotate offensive …

2019-03-29: Learning from Mueller Andrew Sullivan: Mueller Summary Is a Big Win for America Mueller is someone we should study if we …

2019-03-29: Democracy has a price, and you can’t stop paying it. Democracy has a price, and it’s not an easy price to pay. Nothing is ever completely settled under a …

2019-03-27: Just spent 8 hours in this room with a great bunch of journalists and communication pros, talking …

2019-03-27: Want to be an influencer? There’s a bot for that: A Data Scientist Designed A Social Media …

2019-03-26: Everything you need to know about me can be summed up thus: I used to write RPGs professionally, but …

2019-03-26: Hello.

2019-03-26: WIRED on how Google warped the hyperlinks - with quotes from me!

2019-03-25: Got to say, I’m most excited for Apple Arcade. There’s some games I want to play in there, starting …

2019-03-25: Quick first thoughts on Apple News+. How do you feel about it?

2019-03-24: Beachscape with fisherman and detectorist

2019-03-21: Worth remembering that “reduce” and “reuse” both beat “recycle” in the sustainability hierarchy: …

2019-03-21: 😱 🌊 Tourist Posing for Photo Gets Blasted Off Rock by Huge Crashing Wave

2019-03-21: By their fans you shall know them… PewDiePie fan unleashes ransomware that encrypts hard drives until he gets 100M subscribers One of …

2019-03-21: Apple’s Final Cut Pro X upgraded to version 10.4.6 - and this is interesting: “Detects media files …

2019-03-21: Like many people, I suspect, I signed the petition not because I think there’s a realistic chance of …

2019-03-21: My daughters have very carefully, precisely and secretively placed 10p coins under their chairs. I …

2019-03-21: Oh, dear. When did I enter that demographic? Thanks, Facebook.

2019-03-21: The “Revoke Article 50" petition is closing in on ¾ of a million, and gaining about 3k …

2019-03-21: Joining the rest of my family in marking World Down Syndrome day:

2019-03-21: Yay. My micro.blog Kickstarter stickers are here!

2019-03-21: The speed with which this is gaining signatures is quite something. 100s of extra signitories every …

2019-03-20: This makes me very nostalgic for an earlier era of Apple.

2019-03-20: This is terrifying: England could run short of water within 25 years

2019-03-19: The spread of footage from the Christchurch terrorists attack is clearly unacceptable. To curtail …

2019-03-19: Happy news of the day: my Essential Analytics for Media Professionals course is sold out.

2019-03-17: I’ve come across a number of blogs in recent weeks that have “moved to Instagram”. One thing is for …

2019-03-17: My new pride and joy This is my new pride and joy. A year or so a switch flipped in my head. The more I watched vegetable …

2019-03-16: Deconstructed.

2019-03-15: Blimey: Disney Reinstates Director James Gunn For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 3’

2019-03-15: Computational photography and videography is just fascinating: Researchers Found a Way to Extract …

2019-03-15: This is a serious and useful look at the digital context around today’s horrible terrorist atrocity: …

2019-03-15: This sounds like a fascinating read. Preordered: Homesick: Why I live in a shed 📚

2019-03-15: I had awesome wallpaper as a child. (That’s not me - it’s a school friend).

2019-03-14: Oooooh. A kernel panic. How retro.

2019-03-13: How little we change: Ancient Britons Traveled Hundreds of Miles to Attend Pork Fests at Stonehenge

2019-03-13: The kids are revolting ”Theresa May said they are wasting teachers time – the response was that …

2019-03-12: Mum & I, outside Stirling Castle, in the early 80s.

2019-03-12: I remember, as a child, learning about the great fallen civilisations of the past - and wondering …

2019-03-12: You can catch up on all my posts from last week’s useful news:rewired conference here. Lots to …

2019-03-10: Storm sisters

2019-03-10: Fun down on the beach today…

2019-03-08: New shoes!

2019-03-08: Love the cover of the latest @standartmag by @grigorybabich. Stunning work.

2019-03-08: Coffee with Eevee!

2019-03-07: Journalism clearly needs new business models. Yesterday’s panel discussion at news:rewired had …

2019-03-07: The Adventures of Rapunzel and Mildred Hubble. #worldbookday #worldbookday2019

2019-03-04: Today I learnt that Engagdget is nearly a. year younger than OM&HB and I feel like such an …

2019-03-04: How Influencer Language Is Killing Instagram ”As with any social network, there comes a point of …

2019-03-04: Why the UK cannot see that Brexit is utterly, utterly stupid: ”Orwell must be turning in his grave …

2019-03-04: My coat still smells of woodsmoke from Nature Tots at the weekend. This is keeping me happy on a …

2019-03-03: Time for tech to get out of its difficult teenage years, and grow the fuck up.

2019-03-03: Utterly self-indulgent blog post of the day: What the heck is GoPro doing producing a limited …

2019-03-03: We really didn’t spend long on our customary Sunday beach walk today. Storm Freya is battering the …

2019-03-03: Bit of a token clean today as the girls were in danger of being blown off the beach by storm Freya. …

2019-03-02: Iris made a nest at #naturetots #sussexwildlifetrust

2019-03-02:

2019-03-01: My goodness, but these are appealing to me.

2019-03-01: Today’s Iris obsession: liferings

2019-02-28: Reporting on the Momo Challenge has not been journalism’s finest hour. It’s a failure of basic …

2019-02-28: Interesting that Pinterest is leading the way on this. People do not pay nearly enough attention to …

2019-02-27: I preserve the secrets of @nextconf by making my notes basically illegible to anyone but me.

2019-02-26: Stunning evening down by the Adur.

2019-02-26: Once again, Facebook is trying to avoid the costs of its scale - but the human cost of its content …

2019-02-26: Shoreham by Sea’s sign game is 💯 this morning:

2019-02-26: Drinking today: Edgecumbe’s AA Kisii Peaberry ☕️

2019-02-25: Some Ghostly resources for independent publishers. Nice combination of a newsletter and a site full …

2019-02-25: I am procrastinating. And I am procrastinating because I am scared. Bad adders.

2019-02-24: The fam at @nymansnt

2019-02-24: Beware the beach #illuminati

2019-02-24: Totemic discovery on today’s #2minutebeachclean

2019-02-24: Sunday beach walk

2019-02-24: Own up. Who left the window open last night?

2019-02-22: Either it’s foggy - or I need new glasses.

2019-02-22: Word of the day, courtesy of an @ernestjournal back issue… slubberdegullion is official part of my …

2019-02-22: Inconsiderata - an ode to digital technology and influencers: Override quiet and thoughtful people, …

2019-02-22: Fog is making the Adur impressionistic today.

2019-02-22: I have a Brydge keyboard for my trusty old 9.7 inch iPad Pro and I suddenly have my perfect …

2019-02-22: I have a suspicion that there would be a decent market for adult Hula Hoops, that fit on adult-sized …

2019-02-20: Some useful thoughts on the appeal of newsletters — and the appropriate tone for writing them.

2019-02-20: With Assistant update, Google says Nest has secret microphone 🤦🏼‍♂️ 🤦🏼‍♂️ 🤦🏼‍♂️ I still can’t …

2019-02-20: Fascinating: A week of podcasting with only an iPad Pro. More and more of the things “you can’t use …

2019-02-20: Today in poor ratios: I will spend between five and six hours travelling to do one two hour lecture. …

2019-02-19: Why blogs still matter even in the resurgent newsletter age. (h/t @cdevroe for the original link)

2019-02-19: Lessons from 1000 editions of a links newsletter. It’s all about the basics.

2019-02-19: The rest of the “information wants to be free” quote (because I’m annoyed at how often …

2019-02-19: I call this piece “the entitlement of SEO spammers”. 🖼

2019-02-18: Winchester does ruins magnificently.

2019-02-18: Coffee Break Edgcumbes Coffee Roasters & Tea Blenders. A coffee break in a great wee coffee place on the …

2019-02-18: This is not at all disconcerting.

2019-02-18: Beautiful sky over Winchester this evening.

2019-02-17: Cracking edition of my newly-renamed newsletter going out in the morning (if I do say so myself). It …

2019-02-17: It seems increasingly clear to me that the societal stress we’re experiencing right now was …

2019-02-17: Dave Winer: Discourse is not Twitter’s strength, not because of the thread structure, rather …

2019-02-17: Even "green" wealthy people consume impact the climate disproportionately Well, this is depressing: And even fairly radical lifestyle changes are meaningless at the level of …

2019-02-17: Lessons from two months of #2minutebeachclean For the last couple of months, my daughters and I have been doing a #2minutebeachclean pretty much …

2019-02-16: I know all the hip joints!

2019-02-14: Still can’t quite believe that I turned down the chance to work on this beauty - but it was the …

2019-02-14: An article designed for @ismh… The joy of collecting old tech

2019-02-14: The Zuckerberg Obfuscation

2019-02-13: News that will fill my daughters with joy in the morning - but which is filling me with dread, …

2019-02-13: Optimism is cool: Optimism is our instinct to inhale while suffocating. Our need to declare what …

2019-02-13: The Freelancer Mindset: it's a trap! The Psychological Trap of Freelancing People who attach dollar signs to their time — or “value time …

2019-02-13: Dangerous shop.

2019-02-13: Wow, Blogger really is being neglected isn’t it? The last substantive update I can find is from …

2019-02-13: Productivity in the home office this morning: could be better.

2019-02-12: First signs of spring. (Which means it’ll be snowing within the month…)

2019-02-11: Fin.

2019-02-10: Late night London.

2019-02-10: Scenes from a beach walk.

2019-02-10: TIL: Apple proposed the forthcoming set of emoji covering people in wheelchairs, with service dogs, …

2019-02-09: The victorious defeat of the open web It just occurred to me that the prevalent idea that apps killed the open web is completely and …

2019-02-09: Just tried to explain 70s/80s linear TV to my children, in all its pre-daytime TV, pre-streaming …

2019-02-09: This is totally bodacious: Captain Marvel: Official Movie Site

2019-02-08: To give you some sense of how unwell I’ve been - it’s now 60 hours since I had a coffee. 60 hours.

2019-02-05: And here’s your depressing reminder that Brits using .eu domain names will probably lose them. For …

2019-02-05: The problem with being a one-man band is that you handle your own DNS faff. Back when I had a Real …

2019-02-05: I love Uses This. Such a simple idea: short profiles of various people and the tools they use to get …

2019-02-05: A translation of Zuckerberg’s “15 years of #facebook” post from Zuck to English. (Now with …

2019-02-05: Those are both creepy and beautiful: witch of the farm

2019-02-04: A translation of elements of Mark Zuckerberg’s 15th Facebook anniversary post from Zuck to …

2019-02-04: It’s stuff like this that makes me realise that I’ve been writing about digital media …

2019-02-04: A reminder for long-term Flickr users: deletions start on free accounts tomorrow.

2019-02-04: Scared but excited right now.

2019-02-04: OK. Let’s talk about that bloody egg — and why it does matter. Yes, it’s come to that.

2019-02-03: Now, that’s my kind of article.

2019-02-01: Despite the cold, it’s a really lovely day here on the coast.

2019-02-01: Even a little snow makes a three year old joyful.

2019-02-01: The mighty thaw is well underway on the Sussex Coast.

2019-01-31: That’s looking more like snow.

2019-01-31: Apple kills Google’s internal apps as well.

2019-01-31: If you want to convert me to a viewpoint, you’ll succeed much more often by highlighting the …

2019-01-30: Facebook has officially passed beyond parody.

2019-01-30: If you come up with a business idea, and multiple ways of expressing that idea - and then fabulous …

2019-01-30: I like the ceiling in here.

2019-01-30: Well, this makes me a happy GoPro user: GoPro Plus now offers unlimited uncompressed video storage …

2019-01-30: If you squint, you can see the snow. Just.

2019-01-29: Apple News has more users than you might expect.

2019-01-29: Crikey - my blog had more mobile and tablet viewers than desktop ones for the first time ever. I …

2019-01-29: There’s far too much truth in this: How digital media killed itself

2019-01-28: I love the neologism “memeocracy” to describe the impact of influencer culture in the attention …

2019-01-27: Apple’s mobile journalism porn - I love the way Apple keeps making the #mojo case for us.

2019-01-27: A calmer moment in a stormy day by the sea:

2019-01-26: Shoreham may be blessed with one of the best library views out there.

2019-01-25: Just when you think Facebook can’t go lower — it manages it…

2019-01-25: Well, that’s one way of stopping regulators from breaking up your company, I suppose. …

2019-01-25: Upscale NYC restaurant bans lone women from sitting at the bar This is… extraordinary: “I perched at my favourite seat at the bar and started to respond to …

2019-01-25: Daddy/daughter baking day.

2019-01-25: The latest issue of @anxymag is here - all about masculinity. Time for a coffee and a read.

2019-01-25: One that required a bit of focus, but not too much. Bring on next month’s #AppleWatch challenge.

2019-01-24: I just had a really, really bad idea. I should do nothing about this idea. 👀

2019-01-24: Apple News Expands to Canada in iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4 - Apple’s rolling this out very slowly …

2019-01-24: Ugh. Buzzfeed is laying off over 200 people. They do great work, and they have some fantastic …

2019-01-24: No wonder my chair was uncomfortable - I’ve been sitting on this for the last hour:

2019-01-23: Thingification: “All these potentially powerful attempts at building a new world using new tools …

2019-01-22: An epitath for Livejournal Ars Technica: Such is the nature of the erosion of our once-beloved digital spaces: there’s none of …

2019-01-22: January 2018 in photos - looking back at a year ago.

2019-01-22: The one thing that disappoints me about most “links" newsletters I follow is that they rarely …

2019-01-22: Why political posts on Facebook will always be polarising.

2019-01-21: This is fascinating, both in its use of cartooning for storytelling and for the way insular …

2019-01-21: A cold and frosty morning on my way to London.

2019-01-20: Gorgeous day on Shoreham Beach. The sun is counteracting the cold nicely.

2019-01-19: Suffolk coast, January 2001

2019-01-18: MG Siegler: ”That is to say, I think this new iTunes announcement finally signals the end of iTunes …

2019-01-18: This interview with Twitter’s Jack Dorsey is… painful.

2019-01-17: I wrote a very long thing about Facebook, WordPress, CMSes and local journalism. I cater to a very …

2019-01-17: Take a deep breath, bibliophiles. Marie Kondo of Netflix’s Tidying Up: she’s not coming for your …

2019-01-17: It’s been a stressful week, but the view from my office window is incredibly calming today.

2019-01-17: My hard working film scanner doing its thing.

2019-01-17: One of the reasons I enjoy scanning my old negatives is that when a photo of my parents emerges, it …

2019-01-17: Sadly, this is probably accurate: Facebook Doesn’t Need to Fool You

2019-01-16: Study: Dark-roast coffee protects human DNA from damage: This led the scientists to believe that …

2019-01-16: Sharing photos of yourself 10 years apart is a completely harmless social media meme. Right? Uh, …

2019-01-15: I can also see a meaningful boat out of the window. There may be a meaningful oat on the floor, …

2019-01-15: So… the US president is serving people fast food burgers, the British political class are imploding, …

2019-01-15: Strange old story about a social media fantasist making up an entire life of tech influencing from …

2019-01-15: It’s just light streaming from glass… Euan Semple: So to go back to the funny little text boxes that so many of us nowadays spend our …

2019-01-15: I like this: people have got their sense of pace of tech change wrong, simply because they …

2019-01-14: Fresh out of the film scanner: my late father and I in the mid-90s. Still miss him.

2019-01-14: Making your social media more sane - this is actually a great idea.

2019-01-14: On the off chance you missed it - here’s my thoughts on the key findings of the Reuters …

2019-01-13: Guide’s badges in the 21st century: vlogging

2019-01-10: Your regular Internet of creepy things update.

2019-01-10: Here’s my takeaways from the Journalism, Media and Technology Trends and Predictions 2019 report …

2019-01-10: Does anyone else find the phrase “innovation hub” faintly depressing? “This - here - is …

2019-01-09: Joe Manganiello and D&D in the 80s. From Joe Manganiello, Super Geek: Owns Dungeon, Dead Guy’s Dice: Those of us that have been …

2019-01-09: Today, I find myself wondering how my Facebook experience would change if I pared my number of …

2019-01-09: I have finally learned to write algorithm without having to look up the spelling. Yay.

2019-01-09: The internet has opened up whole new avenues of psychological and sociological research hasn’t it? …

2019-01-08: I admit this might be a sign that parenthood has rotted my brain - but I believe Babs Seed from My …

2019-01-08: Still a great and apposite piece: How to get human time back from technology.

2019-01-08: This is my regular reminder to myself that actually posting to One Man & His Blog does wonders …

2019-01-08: One day I will come across an example of “MSM won’t report on this!!!!" which I …

2019-01-08: Well, I’ve been enjoying great battery life on my MacBook Pro since it came back from a …

2019-01-08: Facebook is trying to achieve global scale without paying the local price - and that’s …

2019-01-08: China is making podcasts pay - big time. And it’s not based on advertising.

2019-01-08: Today, I forgot the cardinal rule of marriage: I let my wife know that something annoyed me, and now …

2019-01-08: Nice morning down by the river.

2019-01-07: I have tidied up and modernised every post on my blog tagged Doctor Who in a burst of pointless busy …

2019-01-07: Iris: “Daddy, chair are for sitting in, not putting laptops on.” Busted by a 3 year old.

2019-01-07: The culture wars in one tweet.

2019-01-07: I’m not sure that, even seven years on, that I’ve really adjusted to being …

2019-01-07: First proper day back at my desk since mid-December. The email is soul-crushing.

2019-01-06: Playing with the 4k option on the DJI Osmo Pocket:

2019-01-06: Bedrock rock beds.

2019-01-06: Moody day in the beach. (Can you spot the Iris?)

2019-01-05: I have a nasty feeling Iris is pretending to be me…

2019-01-05: Grabbed the opportunity for a quick beach walk this afternoon. The beach is very much in winter …

2019-01-05: Catchy as the headline is, the real story is a government agency trying to frustrate a legitimate …

2019-01-04: Facebook wants us to know that it’s the real victim here.

2019-01-04: I see Zuck has learned his lesson and is dealing with things with all due humility now… Mark …

2019-01-04: Warrior robots in a coffee shop.

2019-01-04: Grrrr.

2019-01-04: Controversial: Italy invented coffee culture. Now it’s a coffee time capsule.

2019-01-03: Another interesting bit of analysis of the Apple revenue miss: Apple Lowers Revenue Guidance Due To …

2019-01-03: Drinking coffee in Brighton’s Ship Street. It’s been five years since I did this with any frequency. …

2019-01-03: Happy about this - I have at least one new Ghost-hosted project in the works, and I may well start …

2019-01-03: Interesting take from Om Malik about the bad Apple trading news: Appleocalypse: An unfashionable …

2019-01-02: Watching.

2019-01-01: Lovely day at Nymans.

2019-01-01: 😂

2018-12-31: A pre-New Year party for the little ones with some wonderful neighbours. Perfect way to end the …

2018-12-31: Well, this year was all about the Shoreham-by-Sea landscapes… #topnine2018 #topnine #bestnine2018

2018-12-31: Issue #25 of my curated reads newsletter goes out in about five minutes. Sign up while you can!

2018-12-31: Here we go: the top 10 posts on the NEXT Conference blog in 2018. One of them was the very first …

2018-12-31: Digging through the top posts on the Next Conference blog, I found this 2017 piece from Martin Recke …

2018-12-30: Shoreham Fort

2018-12-30: More #beachlife

2018-12-29: Vlogging?

2018-12-29: Beach Life.

2018-12-29: Beach life.

2018-12-29: Facebook apologists are real – they really are.

2018-12-28: Beaver Bombers at work? Today I learnt of the existence of Beavers Bombers: While one theory suggests they escaped from a …

2018-12-28: Crime in progress, but the lookout is on watch…

2018-12-28: The Danger of Medium Dave Winer The danger of Medium is two-fold. Without competition, and right now they don’t …

2018-12-28: On the Care and Feeding of Your Favorite Blogger Here’s the thing - support comes in all …

2018-12-27: Lady who lunches.

2018-12-27: Beautiful moomin show. Iris loved it.

2018-12-27: Current status:

2018-12-27: Moomin magic is about to begin.

2018-12-27: Moomin magic (and mischief) about to occur…

2018-12-27: Iris at the Box Office.

2018-12-26: Look, someone 😇 has made our local heros more festive.

2018-12-26: Beach walk, ‘cos it’s Boxing Day innit?

2018-12-26: Things I am doing without this festive periods #1: my MacBook Pro. I’m spending the Christmas period without my MacBook Pro. On Christmas Eve it went to Apple hospital …

2018-12-26: Down by the Adur. (Boxing Day walk)

2018-12-25: Imagine my surprise to discover that an “influencer” who had vaguely intersected with the area I …

2018-12-25: The children are less enthused by this stage of the meal preparation…

2018-12-25: Prepping Christmas Dinner while watching the Countryfile Christmas Special. Because, yes, I am …

2018-12-25: Time to get the turkey in.

2018-12-25: A very merry Christmas to those who celebrate it!

2018-12-24: The way my hair’s going, I figure I’m about 10 years and a beard from making a decent Santa.

2018-12-22: Today has challenged my understanding of the word “elf”.

2018-12-22: Number of open tabs on my iPad: 0. Days since this was last the case: 3,130.

2018-12-22: Free audiobooks from Apple Well, this is a great Christmas gift: Apple Books has published six exclusive audiobooks this week, …

2018-12-22: The great pre-Christmas tab purge is underway. Wish me luck.

2018-12-22: Hello. @manton delivers Christmas three days early!

2018-12-19: Honestly, what the hell is happening at Medium? Its latest moves seem to suggest it is becoming …

2018-12-19: Strong and stable. Spoiled for stabilised filming right now - working in some tests for my blog.

2018-12-19: Five influencers influencing…

2018-12-19: Oh, the irony.

2018-12-19: Oh, look - one of my photos is on Devon Life: www.devonlife.co.uk/devon-chr…

2018-12-19: I might need to take a vow of silence for the rest of the year, given how badly I appear to be …

2018-12-19: I have a gimbal in my pocket. The miniaturisation of video continues, and the results are …

2018-12-19: Early Christmas present to myself. Uh, I mean to my work. Uh, yes, my work. That’s it. cough.

2018-12-19: I am ridiculously happy to finally have the time to get a post up on One Man & His Blog - even …

2018-12-17: To misquote Upton Sinclair: It is difficult to get a man to understand the ethical problems with …

2018-12-17: The man who pioneered modern tech journalism no longer feels he can justify using Facebook-owned …

2018-12-15: Today was the sort of day when having a GoPro was what made getting any footage feasible.

2018-12-14: ⚠️ Warning - photobomb in progress…

2018-12-14: New green belt

2018-12-14: 21st century life: I spent a while last night updating the software on my lightbulbs… 💡

2018-12-13: Barbados, November 2011

2018-12-13: My sister-in-law has a PacMan coat. 👌🏻

2018-12-13: Morning coffee feels very festive today.

2018-12-12: Smashing Avocado while the world burns These are the final days of the startup world: At a recent Lyft event, the brand decided not to …

2018-12-12: New coffee shop, new part of London. Oh, the consultancy life.

2018-12-11: Five years ago today:

2018-12-11: 10 years ago today.

2018-12-11: Not what you want to see outside your favourite coffee shop in the morning…

2018-12-10: Open.

2018-12-08: Just booked a night in a budget hotel in Milton Keynes. Will this endless glamour never cease?

2018-12-08: Peak hipster.

2018-12-08: Time to choose a Christmas Tree 🎄

2018-12-08: The angel of cheekiness descends…

2018-12-07: Somebody just tried to explain what Likes are for to me. 🤔😂

2018-12-07: I’d be happy if this happened: Canon To Get A Stake In GoPro’s Future?

2018-12-05: This morning I am catching the OMGEarly train to London.

2018-12-04: The new @blogosphere_magazine is here, so I’ve done a tasteful #influencer style shot to celebrate. …

2018-12-04: On the upside, Tumblr’s bandwidth costs are about to drop precipitously, I suspect.

2018-12-04: Stunning Autumn morning Walking Iris to nursery was a genuine pleasure this morning - it’s just an incredible day. Cold, but …

2018-12-04: Morning view.

2018-12-04: Blockchain study finds 0.00% success rate and vendors don’t call back when asked for evidence. …

2018-12-03: Ready to Webinar…

2018-12-03: One of the interesting aspects of consultancy life is getting small spells in a whole range of …

2018-12-03: My downtime on ghost(pro) last month… …didn’t exist. For the third month running. Nice work, …

2018-12-02: Night time.

2018-11-30: And let's not forget October… (yes, playing catchup) October 2018 in one second everyday from Adam Tinworth on Vimeo.

2018-11-30: November in 30(ish) seconds This was our November:

2018-11-30: Apple’s new group FaceTime ad is awesome:

2018-11-30: First Ghost with Koenig and now WordPress with Gutenberg. Publishing platforms are changing fast. I …

2018-11-30: Xeni Jardin on the Sandberg/Soros mess: If she was willing to do this over a mere billionaire, …

2018-11-30: This is how credit card details were harvested from BA. I bet you use one of the sites on the list. …

2018-11-30: 🤦🏼‍♂️ Sheryl Sandberg Is Said to Have Asked Facebook Staff to Research George Soros

2018-11-28: DJI leak reveals teeny-tiny Osmo Pocket gimbal Oh, this looks exciting for #mojo folks.

2018-11-26: Looking good on the way back, too.

2018-11-26: Different view for my “commute” this morning.

2018-11-25: Beach life.

2018-11-24: Hello.

2018-11-24: Dr Pancakes is IN.

2018-11-24: Last night I dreamt I was interviewing Jony Ive at Apple Park. Never gonna happen, but my goodness, …

2018-11-23: So, I’ve done the photos thing. Thanks @cleverdevil - looks good!

2018-11-23: Success - new belt! #soobahkdo

2018-11-23: Testing times for Iris… #soobahkdo

2018-11-23: I feel this e-mail subject line is unlikely to be bettered today:

2018-11-23: Iris wants you to know that she has pizza 🍕

2018-11-22: While I do still love a good paper book, there are times that digital books are just so much more …

2018-11-22: After the social network, the new bloggers are coming… One of the things that I’m most angry with the social networks about is the way they deprived me of …

2018-11-22: Ridicule is nothing to be scared of. (Prince Charming, Prince Charming)

2018-11-22: Post-social network community building needed Warren Ellis I feel like I want to see some more thought around getting the fuck off social …

2018-11-22: Time to kill off follower counts on social networks: As we increase the time we spend online, we …

2018-11-21: There’s no place like gnome

2018-11-20: I was baffled and slightly depressed in what I was seeing in the analytics I was looking at. And …

2018-11-20: Looks like Instagram’s down for a good chunk of the world. Average mental health of the …

2018-11-20: Just topped up the bird food. Minor avian riot in progress in the back garden.

2018-11-20: 5 degrees, rainy and grey. British autumn is here at last.

2018-11-20: Old Toys I’m slightly concerned that I appear to have grown up in the last few years. Despite the exciting …

2018-11-19: Build that web

2018-11-19: I had my first proper (but quick) play with Adobe Premier Rush - and I’m tentatively impressed.

2018-11-19: So, I wrote about the unintended consequences of partisan satire (based on the excellent WaPo story …

2018-11-19: MediaGazer is really good at inflating my ego in a really unearned way, by putting me in some …

2018-11-19: Just cleaned the en suite toilet so yes, obviously, I’m procrastinating.

2018-11-18: Here’s a horrible insight into how digital tools and age-old psychology can turn satire into …

2018-11-18: Touching. I feel very special…

2018-11-17: Coffee date.

2018-11-17: Stunning autumn morning in #shorehambysea

2018-11-16: I need to have words with my teenage self about keeping negatives clean.

2018-11-16: It’s amusing to see just how badly timed Zuckerberg’s decision to flip off a bunch of …

2018-11-15: Only seven months between episodes…

2018-11-15: The Ides of May There are times when I almost feel sorry for Theresa May. She is clearly trying her best to deliver …

2018-11-15: Here’s my incredibly sophisticated micro casting set-up, using Wavelength on my phone…

2018-11-15: The Toxicity At The Top Of Facebook - And How We Need To Move The Social Media Conversation Forward Some (rambling) thoughts based on yesterday’s NYT piece on Facebook’s senior management and the …

2018-11-15: There’s some new research out on smart speakers and news - and it’s a mixed bag. Use is …

2018-11-15: Be vewy, vewy quiet. I’m hunting typos…

2018-11-15: Really nice, measured take on the state of the iPad Pro from Charles Arthur.

2018-11-15: I really recommend listening to this talk by Indy Johar from NEXT conference. Challenging and …

2018-11-14: Writing something to an embargo deadline for the first time in as long as I can remember. I almost …

2018-11-14: This is an absolutely brutal takedown of Medium’s UI and on-boarding experience - published on …

2018-11-14: Despite my previous post, I do enjoy binging on @Monday I find immersing myself in the community for …

2018-11-14: Catching up with a backlog of @monday posts is an odd experience - Just been through a run with a …

2018-11-13: Over a decade since my first download from the App Store. Not much use now.

2018-11-13: This is super-handy: a Google web tool to optimise images for the web.

2018-11-13: It bothers me that people think that Apple’s green initiatives are just “marketing”. It is …

2018-11-12: A caravan of bots and other updates from the misinformation wars.

2018-11-12: Stan Lee has gone to the great bullpen in the sky. RIP, Stan. Thanks for all the hyperbole and …

2018-11-12: Y’know. I just realised - reading blogs used to - and often still does - make me happy, curious and …

2018-11-12: The problem with not working between Thursday evening and late Monday afternoon is that your in-box …

2018-11-12: Remember that Roman thing of having a slave whispering “remember you are mortal" to a …

2018-11-12: Fantastic issue of The Discourse, looking at the dynamics of online hostility - you really should be …

2018-11-12: Things I am not going to do: take marriage advice from a never-married 23-year old “top writer in …

2018-11-11: I feel like those last two books are less likely than ever to get written… George R.R. Martin …

2018-11-11: 11/11/18 - we shall remember them

2018-11-10: Thou shalt not pass

2018-11-09: ‪If Apple could push iOS on iPad forward as fast and as thoughtfully as it’s developing the iPad Pro …

2018-11-08: Headline of the day: Satanic Temple Sues Netflix, Warner Over Sabrina Statue Copyright

2018-11-08: I still find the idea that Apple has in-house metallurgists oddly cool.

2018-11-03: Aberdeen, I am in you. #odcamp

2018-11-01: My school helped shape key Bodyguard character… This is about The Bodyguard and the school I attended… Bowman, born in Dundee, told how he drew on …

2018-11-01: Turns out friction might be good in social sharing.

2018-11-01: Wikipedia has a paid editing problem — and it might be getting worse. I was approached by a paid …

2018-11-01: Flickr makes some smart changes to its account structure while throwing some serious shade on …

2018-10-31: Missed Halloween with my girls, but based on the evidence they had a great night. 🎃

2018-10-31: Some good updates to Flickr. Now there’s a phrase I didn’t expect to be writing.

2018-10-30: Me, during today's Apple event Me during the first half of the Apple event: Me during the second half of the Apple event:

2018-10-30: Noting in recent times has made me as old as realising that The Guardian pioneered live-blogging 19 …

2018-10-30: Watching the new iPad Pro stuff, I’m becoming increasing convinced that my current MacBook Pro will …

2018-10-30: OK, this is why Tim is so excited. He’s an iPad Pro man.

2018-10-30: Blimey. Rare stage appearance from Angela Ahrendts.

2018-10-30: Oh, hello Mac Mini. Welcome back.

2018-10-30: Yeah, the 100% recycled aluminium thing is cool. Nice work, Apple. Long-lasting devices made from …

2018-10-30: Ooooh. TouchID without the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Air.

2018-10-30: Tim Cook really does seem unusually enthusiastic today.

2018-10-29: Getting spooky around here.

2018-10-29: “Influencers” — cheapening the web one post at a time.

2018-10-29: Vogue says “bonjour” to Hong Kong and “au revoir" to Snapchat.

2018-10-29: Y’know, if Twitter really does pull Likes from its platform, it really validates one of the design …

2018-10-29: Twitter to UnLike Likes?

2018-10-28: It’s useful to remember that social media can be tremendously helpful at times, even in the current …

2018-10-28: It seems clear that Zuckerberg has a more total control over Facebook than, say, Jobs ever did over …

2018-10-28: Now, this is an old pen. #sixapart #movabletype

2018-10-28: Our back garden tree is handling the daily countdown to winter admirably.

2018-10-28: Case in point: my two most used blog platforms - ghost and micro.blog - are both new(ish) and have …

2018-10-28: A non-obituary for blogging The “blogging is dead” meme that seems to have settled into the consciousness of swathes of media is …

2018-10-27: Hey, you, the library crew.

2018-10-25: Epic skies!

2018-10-25: My contribution to the digital fix debate is out in print… …in German.

2018-10-25: Revisiting Next Conference, aurally. 🎧 Oh, to be in a Hamburg coffee shop now!

2018-10-24: Many #interhacktives hands make…

2018-10-24: It’s that time of the #interhacktives year…

2018-10-22: The Final Days of Johnston Press - and the parlous state of local journalism in the UK.

2018-10-22: Blogging is dead… …unless you’re in fashion, where you’re influential enough to appear …

2018-10-22: How people silence each other on social networks - some useful research.

2018-10-22: Government needs to break the tech roach motels. Data portability FTW.

2018-10-22: Firing up Final Cut Pro, and seeing if my aging Mac can actually handle some 4k with decent proxy …

2018-10-21: Queen of the whole damn forest

2018-10-19: Dusk feeders

2018-10-18: Just a fungi to be with.

2018-10-18: This is interesting - despite some of the recent backlash, podcasts are still big enough business …

2018-10-18: Having a very Brighton morning.

2018-10-18: Brighton, I am in you.

2018-10-16: Autumn is well and truly here.

2018-10-11: Barbados, late 2011 I’ve just been pottering around editing some old photos, from our last pre-children holiday. …

2018-10-11: Now, that’s what I call release notes. 💯 👌🏻

2018-10-10: Feeling guilty about accidentally leaving my reusable coffee cup behind.

2018-10-09: Such a lovely, simple concept: Technology is no longer scarce, our attention is. Technology is …

2018-10-07: The weekend finishing on a high note.

2018-10-06: The new raincoat passes muster.

2018-10-06: Friday’s End

2018-10-05: Stunning weather up on the South Downs today.

2018-10-05: What a stunning morning,

2018-10-04: Hello, micro.blog. Show me nice things to remind me why I like social media…

2018-10-04: The two basics of digital #journalism that too many people forget: Attention and Atomisation

2018-10-02: Oh, hello.

2018-10-02: My family is actively trying to reduce our use of Amazon. This talk from @t3killer at #NEXT18 was an …

2018-10-02: Andrew Keen’s five point plan for fixing digital, from #next18.

2018-10-01: September in one second every day. #1seme

2018-09-30: Current status:

2018-09-27: Stunning day.

2018-09-26: Why do I aim to be at the station soon after 7am, when I don’t start lecturing until 11am? This is …

2018-09-25: Interesting interview with Instagram co-founder Systrom in 2012: Can Instagram live on if its …

2018-09-25: Instagram’s founders are leaving, possibly because of increasing interference from Zuckerberg. …

2018-09-25: Working in MacOS Mohave’s dark mode. Interesting - will take a while to get used to (if I …

2018-09-22: Hamburg, this afternoon:

2018-09-21: Current status:

2018-09-21: My kind of place.

2018-09-20: Rolled up foam for chairs. Interesting. (Haven’t dared try one yet.)

2018-09-20: The #next18 live-blogging station set and ready.

2018-09-20: Apparently hotel Wi-fi doesn’t always have to suck.

2018-09-19: Badged. #next18

2018-09-19: All wristbanded up for @nextconf and @reeperbahn_festival #next18

2018-09-19: I have a desk mate for the afternoon…

2018-09-19: Leaving behind a grey London for Hamburg and @nextconf and #next18

2018-09-17: Tonight’s agenda:

2018-09-17: Hard to disagree with this: Bring Back the Shadows: The Case Against HDR

2018-09-16: Beach picnic

2018-09-16: Beach Life, September 16th

2018-09-14: The babychino basked in the afternoon sun, blissfully unaware that a predator was about to pounce…

2018-09-14: I’m pleased to say that The Guardian are now acknowledging their earlier daily podcasts — but …

2018-09-12: This makes me sad. The Guardian was once a genuine innovator in the field of podcasts - and it both …

2018-09-12: Reading about the floods in Kerala and the clean up afterwards has been sobering. A year ago I …

2018-09-11: snigger ‘I Let Everyone Down’: A Blogger Apologizes For Not Posting In A While

2018-09-11: “Spray and Pray” is not a viable social media strategy for newsrooms. It’s worrying how often it is …

2018-09-11: Nice to see them cracking on with the flood defence work.

2018-09-11: Prepping the latest issue of my sporadic interesting reading newsletter Commonplace Reading. Sign up …

2018-09-10: The internet is basically a stroppy teenager, getting in trouble with the authorities, and making us …

2018-09-10: The Imperious Imposters of Journalism Innovation

2018-09-10: I love blogging. I really do. But it does feel like getting traffic to OM&HB is harder then …

2018-09-10: Just for my microblog chums, this is the piece I was referring to: Don’t be an influencer, by a …

2018-09-10: Just spent a couple of hours writing a blog post, which pretty much guarantees nobody will ever read …

2018-09-10: A little thinking on the serious violence and murders in India that follow WhatsApp-spread …

2018-09-09: Perfect day for a walk on Shoreham Beach

2018-09-08: I spent ages earlier looking for my green screen cleaning cloth. I just found it.

2018-09-08: Villiers Street, London - 1994 I’ve been scanning some old negatives in a pretty random way - just grab a packet and scan …

2018-09-06: Gone to seed.

2018-09-06: Testing a new mobile working set-up, with the iPad Pro 12.9 and the new Mark II Brydge keyboard…

2018-09-05: Could the way we read online be contributing to the polarisation of politics? Quite possibly.

2018-09-05: My goodness. An update to Flickr!: All new Flickr galleries

2018-09-04: Homework time. #backtoschool

2018-09-03: Pre-school shoe fitting. Hazel needs new school and casual shoes. 💰🙄 (grumpy Dad mode in full …

2018-09-02: Dusk.

2018-09-02: Deploying the @fabsilofficial to renovate an old #tent

2018-09-02: Testing my original tent from 22 years ago! It’s not been used for 8 years, but is still in good …

2018-09-02: Testing the waterproofing on a 22 year old tent.

2018-09-01: More of nature’s bounty

2018-09-01: Fallen bounty.

2018-09-01: Camp life. #camping #newforest #campingintheforest #ashurst #outwell

2018-09-01: Apples. (Doing a first pass on the photos from our camping holiday).

2018-08-28: Cycle racks in place. #shorehambeach #shorehambysea

2018-08-26: Perfect day for a beach walk!

2018-08-25: Watching the babychinos being made in @tomfoolery.coffee

2018-08-24: Wands: serious business.

2018-08-24: Amazing weather for a day at @springbarnfarm - not too hot, not too cold and some dramatic skies!

2018-08-23: One Man & His Blog is now running on Ghost 2.0

2018-08-21: I’m cringing now to beat the rush. The BBC is doing a new drama about journalism.

2018-08-20: I have earned this today.

2018-08-20: I suspect that the context collapse created by retweeting may be the single biggest mistake Twitter …

2018-08-20: Hacking your SIM card to hack your Instagram. There’s Bitcoin in them there account names.

2018-08-20: Reasons I’m glad I cleared up my study before starting work: I was able to grab my macro lens …

2018-08-20: The new Doctor Who writing and directing team. It’s a lot more diverse than in the past.

2018-08-20: @adders on Instagram

2018-08-20: The web shouldn’t all be about recency - we stand to lose too much valuable information if we …

2018-08-20: This talk by @kevinmarks nearly five years ago is still painfully relevant now.

2018-08-20: After the rain…

2018-08-18: Thanks for that, Netflix.

2018-08-18: Do you what I like about smart speakers? They just sit quietly, waiting to be called upon, while …

2018-08-16: Heavyweight reading.

2018-08-16: Coffee and the latest issue of Standart. Perfect.

2018-08-16: Enjoying my copy of @standartmag #nobodybuysbooks and my @aero.press winner collectors card

2018-08-16: Exploring the babychino options in town. This one, from Ginger & Dobschütz, got full marks from …

2018-08-15: Um, OK.

2018-08-15: Maybe writing about CMSes isn’t a path to viral content success - but it matters to me. 😎 Content …

2018-08-15: I love “less is more" journalism models. This one is from India: The Ken raises $1.5M in its …

2018-08-15: Some rather curious - and possibly co-ordinated - Instagram hacking going on. Worth watching.

2018-08-14: Steyning Adventure A school holidays adventure day exploring a neighbouring town.

2018-08-14: A basket full of soft toys

2018-08-13: The mask slips, just a little: Facebook traffic to publishers is gone - and Campbell Brown just …

2018-08-13: How Facebook distorted human interactions on the altar of engagement.

2018-08-13: Really enjoyed editing and prepping for publication a guest post for the Next Conference blog. …

2018-08-12: Sunday afternoon crafting.

2018-08-12: #huji #selfie

2018-08-11: Once upon a time, I was generally excellent.

2018-08-10: Not getting on the wrong side of Iris if I can help it…

2018-08-10: Gotta say - I’m proud of my wee girl.

2018-08-09: The time has come…

2018-08-04: Bluetooth keyboard for an iPhone? Sure!

2018-08-04: Happy post-holiday reading.

2018-07-25: Interesting - Slack has shifted their blog off Medium to WordPress. Now at: slackhq.com

2018-07-24: You have to wonder if anyone at Facebook has ever heard the phrase “when in a hole, stop digging”.

2018-07-23: The worst typo when you meant “general"

2018-07-23: I’ve been largely absent from Twitter for months. I’ve been giving a little thought as …

2018-07-22: It’s getting to the point when I find a corporate or organisation “blog” that actually has an RSS …

2018-07-22: Sunday morning is coffee time!

2018-07-20: Hazel’s getting really good now.

2018-07-20: New belt for Iris.

2018-07-13: My little ninja’s successful first test. New belt!

2018-07-12: Is Apple doing away with its in-built book printing services? Did I miss an announcement?

2018-07-10: Tactical approached to combatting misinformation only get us so far - and people are dying now. Time …

2018-07-07: A place in the shade, an espresso, an iPad and my daughter’s Rainbows troop in the distance. Good …

2018-07-07: Busy pulling together my curated reads newsletter for the first time in over three months (!). If …

2018-07-06: Result.

2018-07-06: That was a long time ago. The book is browning at the edges…

2018-07-05: These are my notes from a talk by Sir Tim Berners-Lee at LeWeb back in 2014. He was starting to say …

2018-07-05: The creator of the World Wide Web is fighting to reclaim it from the Duopoly - if you don’t care …

2018-07-05: Good morning. Hard at work in my favourite coffee shop.

2018-07-04: Beer, beer, beer… what?

2018-07-04: Now my account is all fixed, I’m really enjoying micro.blog again. Thanks, @manton.

2018-07-03: The sheer hell of living here on a day like today… 😇

2018-07-03: These boats need some TLC, though.

2018-07-03: Down by the coast is the best place to be in this heat.

2018-07-03: This looks like a good hire - hopefully Apple’s streaming video offering won’t be US-centric by a …

2018-07-02: One micro-blog account, twice. A seemingly irresolvable issue. I’m a bit at a loss as to what to do with my account here. Due to some weirdness, I’m …

2018-06-20: How this for slow blogging? I just published a post I wrote in 2008. Going online: be brave

2018-06-19: Facebook to small publishers: no Instant Articles for you.

2018-06-19: That felt good. I did something that I thought other people might find interesting - and blogged …

2018-06-19: A reminder that Amazon often isn’t nearly as cheap as other options. (And a gentle plug for …

2018-06-12: A long and unusually personal blogpost, which explains why I’ve been absent here, amongst other …

2018-05-26: Astonishing to think this space tech is 19 years old now…

2018-05-26: Not sure this is a great message for the future of the journalism business…

2018-05-25: Happy GDPR day!

2018-05-21: Bitcoin is a massive environmental threat - really Astonishing. Bitcoin may be undoing decades of progress on renewable energy: By late next year, …

2018-05-21: Alas, Livejournal. Even George RR Martin has quit you now.

2018-05-21: Reading this post by a former colleague makes me realise that I’ve really lost the skill of …

2018-05-19: I have to confess, I paid basically zero attention to the royal wedding in the build up to it. But …

2018-05-18: Pitch of the day: I am writing because I would like to write an article reviewing the best …

2018-05-17: So, it turns out that Storyful journalists could see which videos their newsroom clients were …

2018-05-17: I’m ready for the flood defence works to be finished now. (I’m grateful and all, but…)

2018-05-17: New reading matter.

2018-05-16: One of those days when I thought I’d knocked it out of the park with a post — and everyone …

2018-05-16: Facebook’s approach to news is getting ever more elitist - and controlling.

2018-05-15: I should have a blogroll again.

2018-05-15: The man who coined the term blog has been blogging for 20 years.

2018-05-15: Five years of blog platform Ghost - a podcast

2018-05-14: The Stories format matters - because it tells us something about what the smartphone is doing to …

2018-05-14: Got a new look for those people who subscribe to my blog by e-mail.

2018-05-14: Having fun doing my homework The last five weeks or so have seen me away from home on business more than I’ve ever been …

2018-05-14: Having fun doing my homework The last five weeks or so have seen me away from home on business more than I’ve ever been …

2018-05-12: And on the way home&#x2026; &lt;img …

2018-05-12: And on the way home…

2018-05-12: That was worth the walk. &lt;img …

2018-05-12: That was worth the walk.

2018-05-11: Medium: destroyer of journalism

2018-05-11: Medium: destroyer of journalism

2018-05-10: Medium drives a final nail in the coffin of its publishing partners. Way to build trust there.

2018-05-10: Medium drives a final nail in the coffin of its publishing partners. Way to build trust there.

2018-05-10: In memory of the late, unlamented Klout, let’s remember the time its founder failed to defend …

2018-05-10: In memory of the late, unlamented Klout, let’s remember the time its founder failed to defend …

2018-05-10: We need to talk about hyperactivity in media - and why it’s a problem.

2018-05-10: We need to talk about hyperactivity in media - and why it’s a problem.

2018-05-10: Pop goes the influencer.

2018-05-10: Pop goes the influencer.

2018-05-10: The dangerous ignorance at the heart of Facebook.

2018-05-10: The dangerous ignorance at the heart of Facebook.

2018-05-10: Interesting Kickstarter for a book about the original emoji and their designer.

2018-05-10: Interesting Kickstarter for a book about the original emoji and their designer.

2018-05-08: Gosh, look at all the women in Facebook&#x2019;s reorg&#x2026;that aren&#x2019;t there. …

2018-05-08: Gosh, look at all the women in Facebook’s reorg…that aren’t there.

2018-05-06: What’s next for Facebook’s newsfeed&#x2026; (satire)

2018-05-06: What’s next for Facebook’s newsfeed… (satire)

2018-05-06: Medium goes all in on being a social network for content

2018-05-06: Medium goes all in on being a social network for content

2018-05-05: Beach Life The sun is actually out for a Bank Holiday weekend, so we made the arduous five minutes‘ walk to the …

2018-05-05: First water shoes day of the year. <img …

2018-05-05: First water shoes day of the year.

2018-05-05: A shellfull on the beach today. 🐚 🐚 🐚

2018-05-04: And exactly how am I meant to do that on a plane? <img …

2018-05-04: And exactly how am I meant to do that on a plane?

2018-05-03: Still struggling with two micro.blog accounts with identical names - and no idea which one each post …

2018-05-03: Still struggling with two micro.blog accounts with identical names - and no idea which one each post …

2018-05-03: Olympic dreams.

2018-05-03: Possible epic RickRoll in my near future. #ifswoco18 <img …

2018-05-03: Possible epic RickRoll in my near future. #ifswoco18

2018-05-03: Hello, Belinda Carlisle #ifswoco18 <img …

2018-05-03: Hello, Belinda Carlisle #ifswoco18

2018-05-02: Mr Rick Astley working it tonight.

2018-05-02: Room not found.

2018-05-01: Turns out, Twitter is a video company now.

2018-05-01: Turns out, Twitter is a video company now.

2018-05-01: A new language for work, hobbies and meaning?

2018-05-01: A new language for work, hobbies and meaning?

2018-04-30: Probably not worth worrying about on the last day of the month. <img …

2018-04-30: Probably not worth worrying about on the last day of the month.

2018-04-30: Here we go again. <img src=“http://adders.micro.blog/uploads/2018/4dc56245c3.jpg" …

2018-04-30: Here we go again.

2018-04-29: Sunday morning beach walk. <img …

2018-04-29: Sunday morning beach walk.

2018-04-29: Sailing under stormy skies on #shorehambeach

2018-04-28: Calm out today. #shorehambysea

2018-04-26: A little help folks? Can you suggest some other people fighting for a better digital world, like …

2018-04-26: A little help folks? Can you suggest some other people fighting for a better digital world, like …

2018-04-25: Not hard to guess where I am today…

2018-04-23: I really love portrait mode on the iPhone X. It lifts ordinary snapshots into something quite …

2018-04-23: I really love portrait mode on the iPhone X. It lifts ordinary snapshots into something quite …

2018-04-23:

2018-04-22: Worthing #worthless campaign.

2018-04-22: The thing I loved about Saturday’s education protest is that it wasn’t the normal suspects, but …

2018-04-22: Home made protest signs are the best protest signs.

2018-04-22: Get in. <img src=“http://adders.micro.blog/uploads/2018/7d96a7bd43.jpg" …

2018-04-22: Get in. &lt;img src=“http://adders.micro.blog/uploads/2018/7d96a7bd43.jpg" …

2018-04-22: Get in.

2018-04-22: Beach life. <img src=“http://adders.micro.blog/uploads/2018/58d017d7d5.jpg" …

2018-04-22: Beach life. &lt;img src=“http://adders.micro.blog/uploads/2018/58d017d7d5.jpg" …

2018-04-22: Beach life.

2018-04-21: Just another Saturday afternoon protesting school funding cuts. <img …

2018-04-21: Just another Saturday afternoon protesting school funding cuts.

2018-04-20: Heatwave evidence discovered on Instagram: <img …

2018-04-20: Heatwave evidence discovered on Instagram:

2018-04-19: Well, that does look like we’re having a heatwave, doesn’t it?

2018-04-19: This one’s growing up terrifyingly fast.

2018-04-19: Such a shy, retiring girl.

2018-04-19: Everywhere you go, everything you do, Zuckerberg’s tracking you…

2018-04-19: Everywhere you go, everything you do, Zuckerberg’s tracking you…

2018-04-19: First pub garden opportunity of the year. ☀️ 🍺

2018-04-16: British Airways Boeing 787 for the night flight home. <img …

2018-04-16: British Airways Boeing 787 for the night flight home.

2018-04-16: Sometimes hotel corridors look marvellously sinister: <img …

2018-04-16: Sometimes hotel corridors look marvellously sinister:

2018-04-16: Today’s office view: <img src=“http://adders.micro.blog/uploads/2018/06a4232187.jpg" …

2018-04-16: Today’s office view:

2018-04-16: Today&#x2019;s office view: &lt;img …

2018-04-16: On a @british_airways @boeing 787 from Abu Dhabi. Premium economy for the night flight.

2018-04-16: Walking the #hotelcorridors

2018-04-16: Today’s office view.

2018-04-15: You can’t beat moody lighting and flowers in a hotel reception, can you?

2018-04-15: Nice to have a hotel right next door to the client.

2018-04-14: Happy with my room. Now to get some 💤 <img …

2018-04-14: Happy with my room. Now to get some 💤

2018-04-13: First Microcast Just a first attempt at using Wavelength.

2018-04-13: Well, blast. I just tried to add podcasting to my account, to play with Wavelength. I now I appear …

2018-04-13: Well, blast. I just tried to add podcasting to my account, to play with Wavelength. I now I appear …

2018-04-12: Oh, cool. iMovie for iOS updated for iPhone X - and now uses Metal for video processing. I can’t …

2018-04-12: Oh, cool. iMovie for iOS updated for iPhone X - and now uses Metal for video processing. I can’t …

2018-04-09: Farewell, Maastricht. <img …

2018-04-09: Farewell, Maastricht.

2018-04-09: Rule for life.

2018-04-09: I love this piece of art in the courtyard at the University of Maastricht.

2018-04-09: Seat of learning.

2018-04-08: Not a happy chappie.

2018-04-08: Maastricht station is quite impressive.

2018-04-08: This chap does not look happy.

2018-04-08: Maastricht station is quite something.

2018-04-08: All Change Chasing at Liège-Guillemins Railway Station in my way to Maastricht. I love the mix of classic 70s …

2018-04-08: Heading for the continent on the Eurostar.

2018-04-08: Quick change…

2018-04-07: Easter Adur-side Pub Walk For the first time in what seems like weeks we had some lovely weather yesterday. I grabbed the …

2018-04-07: Flood defences going in behind Riverside Road. #shorehambeach #shorehambysea

2018-04-06: Easter holiday forced route march with Daddy.

2018-04-05: As long as Twitter rewards hoaxing with attention, it’s going to get ever less useful for …

2018-04-05: With a bit of luck, my Disqus comments should have been moved across to the new URLs on One Man …

2018-04-05: I ain’t afraid of no dentist…

2018-04-04: Change is upon us. One Man & His Blog is now running on Ghost - and I couldn’t be happier.

2018-04-04: Finally. #spring <img …

2018-04-04: Finally. #spring

2018-04-04: Spring has sprung.

2018-04-01: I’ve found my band name.

2018-04-01: Got the wok out and did a stir fry for the first time in an age. Thankfully, the girls ate it…

2018-04-01: Open RSS reader. First screen is mainly obvious April Fools. Close RSS reader.

2018-03-31: Flood defences looking good.

2018-03-30: Editing photos from last summer is making me excited for this summer’s return to France.

2018-03-29: The first one is the spookiest: iPhone in a 1937 painting - and in an 1860 painting. And 1918.

2018-03-29: Blog post of the Beast. 😈

2018-03-28: Reading stage 8 celebration cake 👏🏻

2018-03-28: End of a long day. Tom Foolery pit stop on the way home. ☕️

2018-03-27: The App Store appears to be quite unwell this evening.

2018-03-27: Interesting post from @Stephtara about how Facebook seduced her away from blogging - but the …

2018-03-25: I find cooking the traditional Sunday roast a meditative experience. It really helps me unwind.

2018-03-24: Upping our feeding game here in team 10, @zgarbz 😛

2018-03-23: Haze bounced back enough to go to her class - and the first step towards her green belt:

2018-03-23: First step towards her green belt.

2018-03-21: The First Shoreham Flock Tom Foolery Coffee Company. First gathering of Shoreham-by-Sea digital and entrepreneurial people. A …

2018-03-20: Talking of change l finally found the time for a much-needed haircut this morning…

2018-03-20: Change is coming…

2018-03-18: The tracks that will make life hard for Southern commuters tomorrow.

2018-03-18: Very festive. Just a bit late.

2018-03-18: This is why I’m in London on a Sunday Evening. Running a course tomorrow, and that looks like enough …

2018-03-17: Sometimes, I forget how lucky I am to live somewhere where I can take photos like this from my home …

2018-03-17: It’s technically spring here. ❄️ 🙄

2018-03-17: Ah, the joys of spring.

2018-03-16: The @TryGhost team are looking for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer: blog.ghost.org

2018-03-14: Apple’s acquisition of Texture (a digital magazine subscription app) means we should probably …

2018-03-13: My irregular interesting reading newsletter is going out in an hour’s time. Sign up, if you …

2018-03-13: Oh, a lovely, tiny kickstarted type nerd joy has arrived:

2018-03-13: Nice sight waiting for me in my local coffee shop.

2018-03-13: Daff-a-down Dillies

2018-03-12: Quick Coffee between sessions with students 80 Stone Coffee.

2018-03-12: Bad instagrammer leaves it a bit late to photograph his coffee.

2018-03-12: Rain does not interrupt play.

2018-03-12: Still missing you Mum, even after all these years.

2018-03-11: Rain interrupts play.

2018-03-09: Oh, my. <img src=“http://microblog.onemanandhisblog.com/uploads/2018/c364967954.jpg" …

2018-03-09: Oh, my.

2018-03-09: Serious signs of #spring in #shorehambysea

2018-03-08: Uninstalling all social media from my 12 inch iPad Pro - I want to make this my productivity and …

2018-03-08: The Adur, 6.45am I was early enough out of the house this morning that I had time to pause on the Adur Ferry Bridge …

2018-03-07: I have got the insane number of tabs i had open across five device down to under 20, and everything …

2018-03-07: Getting Sunlit&#x2026; <a …

2018-03-07: Getting Sunlit…

2018-03-07: Understanding the meme - because there’s more to this than just funny captions.

2018-03-07: Understanding the meme - because there’s more to this than just funny captions.

2018-03-07: Not sure why I’m bothering writing on my blog today, when basically my entire audience is either at …

2018-03-07: Seven years ago publishers were dying because they trusted Google for all their traffic. Now the …

2018-03-07: Another warning about the ease with which moral certainty can lead to us to slip into stereotyping …

2018-03-06: Love in the city.

2018-03-05: Listening to a 2003 playlist on Apple Music. This was the music of the year I started my blog. God, …

2018-03-05: My blog is 15 years old today. I’m not sure if that’s an achievement, or just sheer …

2018-03-05: Are GAFA coming for the news business? I hope not - but then, who would have seen them getting into …

2018-03-03: Digital artist in the making

2018-03-02: A post-mortem on Typed.com, a crowdfunded blogging platform that never really built up any momentum.

2018-03-02: I’ve transferred this old Typed post over to OM&HB, for archival reasons, really. There …

2018-03-02: Just downloaded the content I had on Typed, a blog platform that dies today. I backed it as a …

2018-03-02: The snow’s back, but not really settling too badly.

2018-03-01: Hello, Goodbye: making smart decisions about the digital tools we let into our lives. @manton is …

2018-03-01: Doing our bit for the birds. Poor blighters.

2018-03-01: Just snow dusted here this morning.

2018-03-01: Just snow dusted here this morning. <img …

2018-03-01: Nice to see Nosy Crow featured in the App Store today - I spoke at their conference a few years ago.

2018-03-01: I love the fact my @fieldnotesbrand notebooks are always a mix of my work notes and my daughter’s …

2018-03-01: Tinkerbell prepares for school… #worldbookday

2018-02-28: Snow joke. <img …

2018-02-28: Snow joke.

2018-02-28: On my way to a London on a cold, snowy morning.

2018-02-28: Got up to London super early today in case of snow problems. Thus I had nearly two hours in a café …

2018-02-28: It was a chilly, snowy sunrise at #shorehambysea station this morning.

2018-02-27: New desktop background:

2018-02-27: Looks like the inevitable bursting of the Facebook Live bubble is upon us. Good. What a waste of …

2018-02-27: This was a nice surprise on our doorstep

2018-02-27: School run looking a bit different this morning.

2018-02-27: Church looking snowy. #shorehambysea

2018-02-27: That looks chilly. #shorehambysea

2018-02-26: The beauty of Kerala in India - I was lucky enough to visit on business last year.

2018-02-26: The beauty of Kerala in India - I was lucky enough to visit on business last year.

2018-02-26: Interesting - Ghost (the blog platform) toying with dropping support for AMP - a “monopolistic …

2018-02-26: Interesting - Ghost (the blog platform) toying with dropping support for AMP - a “monopolistic …

2018-02-26: Snow’s reached Shoreham-by-Sea, then…

2018-02-26: Typical commuter trying to exert dominance by progressively pushing his MacBook Pro forwards.

2018-02-26: Welcome to the Hotel Medium There aren’t enough eye-rolls in the world for this one: The time you spend building your …

2018-02-26: East Street in the snow. #shorehambysea

2018-02-26: Blogs are digital thought spaces

2018-02-26: That’ll be settling snow then.

2018-02-23: Kinda looking forwards to these flood defence works behind the house being done now.

2018-02-23: Kinda looking forwards to these flood defence works behind the house being done now. <img …

2018-02-22: Something rather lovely has just arrived: The Secret History of Mac Gaming. I backed this an age ago …

2018-02-21: Nice spot for lunch.

2018-02-21: Nice spot for lunch. <img …

2018-02-20: Dramatic sunset this evening.

2018-02-20: The great KFC crisis of 2018 continues…

2018-02-20: Dramatic sunset in #shorehambysea

2018-02-20: The great KFC crisis of 2018 continues.

2018-02-19: Even in the depths of the social media backlash, there’s reason for hope

2018-02-19: Down by the Thames.

2018-02-19: Looks like Facebook is playing fast and loose with its definition of news.

2018-02-19: Looks like Facebook is playing fast and loose with its definition of news.

2018-02-19: Cute artisanal coffee shops make dreary London days better.

2018-02-19: Iris is having a happy morning.

2018-02-18: Beach adventures for the girls earlier.

2018-02-17: Day’s end on the beach.

2018-02-17: More signs of spring

2018-02-16: Signs of spring.

2018-02-16: Wild builder.

2018-02-16: Seems legit. 🤔 #mylittlepony #myhappyhorse

2018-02-16: Spring lambs.

2018-02-16: Gorgeous day to spend at @springbarnfarm

2018-02-15: Nice example of a mag using digital to boost print.

2018-02-15: Fancy a little AR in your news?

2018-02-15: It’s not just journalism, politics has a Facebook problem, too.

2018-02-15: Tiny, British iPad

2018-02-14: A Valentine’s fable of love, heartache and betrayal, more dramatic than anything on screen: Facebook …

2018-02-14: Our long international nightmare of Emoji Frgmentation might be over…

2018-02-14: It's not our attention that's being monetised, it's our data The Centre for Human Technology doesn’t want your attention: What the Center identifies as …

2018-02-13: I’m beginning to regret moving One Man & His Blog to WordPress. It’s got so “heavy" …

2018-02-13: I’m beginning to regret moving One Man & His Blog to WordPress. It’s got so “heavy" …

2018-02-13: Pretending to be a pirate, but actually fighting a lazy eye.

2018-02-13: Pretending to be a pirate, but actually fighting a lazy eye. <img …

2018-02-13: Blogging: not dead yet. I find this interview with Kottke to be hard going. I don’t — and possibly can’t — accept the …

2018-02-13: Blogging: not dead yet. I find this interview with Kottke to be hard going. I don’t — and possibly can’t — accept the …

2018-02-13: Avast there, me lubbers

2018-02-12: Freaky - Twitter appears to be blocking posting of blogspot.co.uk domains (but not blogspot.com):

2018-02-11: All you need is… #love #valentines #valentinesday

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2018-02-10: Gimbal time. #djiosmomobile2

2018-02-09: Home is where the Pod is…

2018-02-08: Big sky day.

2018-02-08: Big skies in #shorehambysea

2018-02-07: New flood defences in place. #shorehambysea #shorehambeach

2018-02-06: I really was lucky to grow up in such a breathtaking place…

2018-02-06: The growing visual homogeneity of Instagram (This is my grumpy old man post of the day…)

2018-02-06: I’ve finally written about how much I’m enjoying micro.blog on my macro blog…

2018-02-06: I love what The Atlantic is doing with its comment section

2018-02-04: It looks like we got ourselves a reader…

2018-02-04: Beach scrap

2018-02-04: Instapaper is a decade old? Wow. That makes me feel old.

2018-02-04: Beach walk selfie 🤳

2018-02-03: Cleaning up some scans of old, damaged slides. This is a mid-80s fencing competition in Scotland.

2018-02-03: Saturday morning in the coffee shop.

2018-02-01: Another view of Shoreham by Sea, one that might disappear soon.

2018-02-01: Dinner on the go. Busy life when you’re five!

2018-02-01: The NYT fake followers piece is having some interesting consequences. Much needed sunlight in dark …

2018-02-01: Here’s an unusual view of #shorehambeach from #shorehambysea

2018-01-31: Things like this suggest to me that @manton has exactly the right idea in not displaying things like …

2018-01-31: Things like this suggest to me that @manton has exactly the right idea in not displaying things like …

2018-01-30: Some thoughts on fake followers and cargo cult influence

2018-01-30: Going old school on music today…

2018-01-30: What a stunning morning here in Shoreham-by-Sea

2018-01-30: What a morning. #shorehambysea #riveradur

2018-01-29: Surprisingly fun lecture today - possibly because had a lower turnout than normal - but really …

2018-01-28: Yorkshire puddings in progress…

2018-01-28: Yorkshire puddings in progress…

2018-01-27: Cold. Rainy. January. Rioja time. 🍷

2018-01-26: Daddy/daughter lunch… <img …

2018-01-26: Daddy/daughter lunch…

2018-01-25: Twilight in the churchyard. #shorehambysea #sussex #churches #churchyard

2018-01-25: Good morning. #amblogging (h/t to @danblank for doing his version of this every day…)

2018-01-24: I imagine purgatory is much like Hayward’s Heath station at 9pm on a Wednesday.

2018-01-24: I imagine purgatory is much like Hayward’s Heath station at 9pm on a Wednesday.

2018-01-22: Oh, Monday. Recommendation time. Micro Monday recommendation: @tibz - Thibault is a friend from his …

2018-01-22: Stop. Coffee time. <img …

2018-01-22: Stop. Coffee time.

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2018-01-20: Pretty impressive departure lounges at CDG

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2018-01-19: Here we go again… ✈️ SIN to CDG <img …

2018-01-19: Here we go again… ✈️ SIN to CDG

2018-01-19: Rain and traffic. It’s Friday night in Singapore. 🇸🇬

2018-01-19: The rather deadly looking meeting rooom art that’s been hanging over @nchanglin’s head all day.

2018-01-18: Nice casual working spaces here.

2018-01-18: Not a filter. Anti-solar gain dots on the windows of the building.

2018-01-18: Rain and newspapers in Singapore.

2018-01-18: Hello, oh wandering bag.

2018-01-17: Great space for a day’s training.

2018-01-16: Remembered it! (KLM doesn’t allow Bluetooth headphones)

2018-01-16: Long haul economy face…

2018-01-16: Crucial long-haul detail sorted.

2018-01-16: Economy face. <img …

2018-01-16: Economy face.

2018-01-16: Off on my travels.

2018-01-16: Long haul economy face. #longhaulflight with @klm

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2018-01-15: Back in the smoke.

2018-01-14: That was a day well spent.

2018-01-14: That was a day well spent. <img …

2018-01-14: Oh, Facebook. You have no sense of irony, do you?

2018-01-14: Oh, Facebook. You have no sense of irony, do you?

2018-01-14: Beach Life part 3678 #shorehambeach

2018-01-12: Let’s see where journalism Twitter is on the five stages of grief about the Facebook newsfeed …

2018-01-12: A brief translation of today’s Facebook newsfeed news into English.

2018-01-11: I loved the recent Quartz email about Victorian newspapers. So interesting, and such a good reminder …

2018-01-10: If I wasn’t professionally obligated to keep track of Facebook, I would be very tempted to do …

2018-01-10: Want, basically.

2018-01-10: Want, basically.

2018-01-10: Good lord, this Le Web panel has not aged well. Scoble and Milo sharing a stage…

2018-01-10: Iris modelling for me. Want to know what this is about? Link in bio! 😇

2018-01-09: We’re all vintage around here today.

2018-01-09: We’re having a vintage moment. #oillamp #victoriana

2018-01-09: The big iPad Pro has become my favourite way of working in surprisingly short order. I’m only …

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2018-01-08: I have thoughts about GoPro crashing out of the drone market. They need to let go of their extreme …

2018-01-08: Danger: man at knowledge work…

2018-01-08: My irregular curated reads newsletter is going out shortly. Bag yourself a copy.

2018-01-08: If Facebook is the big out-of-town big out-of-town supermarket of the web, it’s time to browse …

2018-01-08: This is a nice idea to make HomeKit a bit more accessible to the phone-control resistant: Eve Button

2018-01-07: Stop. Hammer time.

2018-01-04: Life comes at you fast, Mr Cameron.

2018-01-03: Looks like Facebook is ceding the referral crown to Google. This is not a sudden SEO surge, more …

2018-01-03: I feel surprisingly liberated by the deletion of my Wikipedia page - it makes my blog the first, …

2018-01-03: Surprisingly good likeness

2018-01-02: Bored Panda lives or dies at Facebook’s whim - this is a horrible way to run a business.

2018-01-02: Will journalists feed the tech backlash - or help explain it? Oh, I think I know the answer.

2018-01-02: Crafting with Hazel. This is fun.

2018-01-02: Daddy/daughter crafting morning.

2018-01-01: This may seem obvious, but it took me a while to figure out that it’s better to treat micro.blog as …

2018-01-01: New Year beach walk!

2018-01-01: December in one second every day

2018-01-01: Happy New Year, all!

2018-01-01: Walker on the beach. #shorehambysea #shorehambeach #beachlife #beachwalk

2017-12-31: Out playing with their Christmas brollies in the British weather…

2017-12-31: Christmas razor dodger.

2017-12-31: Here’s my #2017bestnine - India, Ilé de Re, branding, a watch strap, Hazel in @tomfoolery.coffee and …

2017-12-31: Giving the Christmas Brollies a workout…. ☔️

2017-12-31: Me rocking the denim leisure suit. #muchlatergram

2017-12-28: This feels optimistic.

2017-12-28: Down the pub with Pinkie Pie

2017-12-25: Merry Christmas all! 🎄

2017-12-25: Despite appearances, not actually a parody, alas.

2017-12-24: An angel prepares… nativity night.

2017-12-23: Beginning to think I should do something about my dandruff…

2017-12-22: Posting from MarsEdit So, how does posting from MarsEdit to micro.blog work? Well? I hope so!

2017-12-22: Posting from MarsEdit So, how does posting from MarsEdit to micro.blog work? Well? I hope so!

2017-12-22: Hazel Fierce

2017-12-19: Lovely winter mornings. Perfect for walking.

2017-12-19: Lovely winter mornings. Perfect for walking. <img …

2017-12-18: Popped downstairs from my home office to see tree decoration in progress…

2017-12-18: Ena is watching you. #enasharples #shorehambysea

2017-12-17: Tree time 🌲 <img …

2017-12-17: Tree time 🌲

2017-12-17: Just Ridin’

2017-12-16: Deep in the downs, there is a farm…

2017-12-16: Sweets from an elf!

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2017-12-15: Hazel is rocking a hipster vibe here…

2017-12-14: It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas.

2017-12-12: Today’s office view <img …

2017-12-12: Today’s office view

2017-12-12: Stunning morning, despite the sub-zero temperatures.

2017-12-12: Looking home

2017-12-11: As sunsets go, that’ll do.

2017-12-11: It only took three attempts to get the headline typo free on this. Bring back the subs.

2017-12-11: Disturbing but not surprising news of the day. That LinkedIn connection request could be a Chinese …

2017-12-11: Not a bad sunset, all things considered.

2017-12-10: I fear Iris may have inherited the mad scientist gene from her mother…

2017-12-10: Christingle night: children and fire, always a popular combo… 🔥

2017-12-09: More evidence that Christmas is coming.

2017-12-08: I think Iris is enjoying the season…

2017-12-08: How BuzzFeed UK handles cutting 1/3 of its workforce will tell us a lot about the future of the …

2017-12-07: Coffee shop office kind of a day.

2017-12-06: Welcome @thomask !

2017-12-06: Welcome @thomask !

2017-12-06: One of the reasons I love MarsEdit is that when I switched from Movable Type to WordPress, my …

2017-12-04: Another day, another training course.

2017-12-04: Today, I am mainly training.

2017-12-01: Iris

2017-11-30: Flood defences coming along nicely.

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2017-11-29: It’s not even December yet.

2017-11-29: Hopefully microblog.onemanandhisblog.com is working now.

2017-11-29: Hopefully microblog.onemanandhisblog.com is working now.

2017-11-28: The iPhone X really does do much better in low light than its predecessors.

2017-11-28: The iPhone X really does do much better in low light than its predecessors. <img …

2017-11-28: I am old enough to have learnt to not to blog every opinion that crosses my brainmeats. I am clearly …

2017-11-28: I am old enough to have learnt to not to blog every opinion that crosses my brainmeats. I am clearly …

2017-11-28: First portrait mode pic from my shiney new iPhone X

2017-11-28: Hazel PoP. iPhone X in portrait mode

2017-11-22: So, doing that B&W challenge thing that’s doing the rounds on FBook: <img …

2017-11-22: So, doing that B&W challenge thing that’s doing the rounds on FBook:

2017-11-17: Sometimes it feel like nothing changes around here. And sometimes it feels like everything changes… …

2017-11-17: Sometimes it feel like nothing changes around here. And sometimes it feels like everything changes…

2017-11-12: A symphony in yellow…

2017-11-11: Hazel and Iris stalking their natural prey: a bride

2017-11-11: Fierce

2017-11-10: Adur sunset. 🌅

2017-11-08: It’s that time of the #Interhacktives year again… (h/t to @neilperkin for introducing me to this…)

2017-11-08: IT HAS BEGUN

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2017-10-27: Terrible things happen to pumpkins around here…

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2017-10-24: That moment when you discover the only reward you get for a bunch of hard volunteer work -credit - …

2017-10-21: This may be the reddest pub I’ve ever been in…

2017-10-17: Storm tossed seaweed floating upriver in the Adur.

2017-10-13: Found a clue as to why Condé Nast is closing the print Glamour…

2017-10-08: Well, #autumn has most certainly come to #shorehambysea

2017-10-08: Iris “enjoying” a pub lunch…

2017-10-06: A babychino symphony.

2017-10-01: Orange belt celebratory cheesecake.

2017-09-30: Lively crowd for a 60th… 🎈 🎈 🎈

2017-09-30: Certified.

2017-09-29: Little shopper

2017-09-24: Unsettling

2017-09-23: Farewell, Hamburg. It’s been fun. #next17 is done. Can’t wait for #next18

2017-09-23: Post #next17 coffee tour stop 2

2017-09-23: Found a fancy coffee shop for post #next17 chill out.

2017-09-22: This is how #next17 ends.

2017-09-21: Top quality sci-fi dome for a tech conference… #next17

2017-09-20: Ah. @nextconf and @reeperbahn_festival - two great tastes that go together so well… #next17

2017-09-20: Looks like the right place… #next17

2017-09-20: St Where, you say? @zgarbz

2017-09-17: Beach life part 237 🌊

2017-09-12: Morning trails.

2017-09-07: Today is a taunt @paulbradshawuk day.

2017-09-02: Fair to say that Iris is pleased with her @svahausa dress!

2017-09-02: Bellingmug for being part of the #bellingcat crowdfunding. #journalism

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2017-08-27: Precious thing - and memory #doctorwho

2017-08-26: Not bad as a #sunflower goes.

2017-08-26: Selfie in the sea

2017-08-25: In a tree. Doesn’t want to go home.

2017-08-24: Ice cream and adventure; it’s what the summer holidays are all about.

2017-08-23: Not 100% sure I have their attention…

2017-08-19: Not jellyfish

2017-08-16: I love living here. <img src=“http://adders.micro.blog/uploads/2017/43e8d5b984.jpg" …

2017-08-16: I love living here.

2017-08-16: Rapt. #animalagents

2017-08-15: Reading challenge and babychino #animalagents

2017-08-14: Stop. Sticker time. <img src=“http://adders.micro.blog/uploads/2017/04c1b7889b.jpg" …

2017-08-14: Stop. Sticker time.

2017-08-14: I think Hazel might be excited. #mylittlepony <img …

2017-08-14: I think Hazel might be excited. #mylittlepony

2017-08-14: I feel Hazel is pleased with this #mylittlepony poster

2017-08-09: ☕️ time!

2017-08-08: Adur, afternoon

2017-08-08: Piles on the beach

2017-08-07: Nice to be home and enjoying ☕️ at @tomfoolery.coffee

2017-08-06: Privée. #France #laflotte #door #sign #îlederé #iledere #latergram #travel #travelblog

2017-08-06: Juice and deep thoughts from a little thinker.

2017-08-06: Watching, by the beach

2017-08-05: This may be the worst sign in the world. #coffee #latergram #îlederé

2017-07-29: Nom!

2017-07-20: Social video training for @journalismnews’s @newsrewired + package… 🎥

2017-07-15: Butterfly girl 🦋

2017-07-15: Beach Dreamin' - ready to take my girls on the @beachdreamsfestival parade…

2017-07-12: Some fun bits of history on a client’s walls…

2017-07-08: Baby driver.

2017-07-08: Supporting #pride in a subtle way today. The limited edition #applewatch Pride band is just lovely.

2017-07-07: Feeding the beasties <img src=“http://adders.micro.blog/uploads/2017/20c2a13fe6.jpg" …

2017-07-07: Feeding the beasties

2017-07-07: Play barn life…

2017-07-02:

2017-07-01:

2017-06-26: Final sunset in Kerala.

2017-06-25: However will I cope with the endless misery of business trips?

2017-06-22: Non-training, non-travel day - so a chance for a leisurely #breakfast.

2017-06-20: Day 3. #socialmedia

2017-06-20: Starting the day in India.

2017-06-18: Here we go…

2017-06-18: Just possibly not in Shoreham any more…

2017-06-12: Decisions, decisions

2017-06-04: Pentecostal flowers.

2017-06-02: Pirate tales!

2017-06-01: Always good to start the day with a little light adulting: <img …

2017-06-01: Always good to start the day with a little light adulting:

2017-06-01: Adulting

2017-05-29: iPad artiste at work…

2017-05-26: One of our @insectlore butterflies stopping to say goodbye to Iris as it leaves.

2017-05-21: Visiting Tinpot Towers.

2017-05-20: New evidence emerges of the real reason for the dinosaurs' extinction… 🍺

2017-05-20: This really is a beautiful beach. People under-estimate the beauty of a shingle beach.

2017-05-20: Stormy beach life

2017-05-19: Oh the bench, I wait.

2017-05-17: Just a Foolery for lunch

2017-05-17: Poker (red hot)

2017-05-15: Sometimes, London, you’re unexpectedly weird.

2017-05-05: Hazel is here, and would like to discuss kicking your butt. 🙂

2017-05-04: Reward babychino

2017-05-04: The towering burger-erno 🍔

2017-05-02: Best start to the working week.

2017-04-30: @tibz.micro.blog Now - is this how webmentions work?

2017-04-30: @tibz.micro.blog Now - is this how webmentions work?

2017-04-29: Bloomin' lovely.

2017-04-29: Bloomin' lovely. <img src=“http://adders.micro.blog/uploads/2017/248a295dfe.jpg" …

2017-04-29: Played out. <img src=“http://adders.micro.blog/uploads/2017/cf27a8db6d.jpg" …

2017-04-29: Played out.

2017-04-29: Bloomin' lovely.

2017-04-28: Markdown link

2017-04-28: Markdown link

2017-04-28: Links: …

2017-04-28: Images? <img src=“http://adders.micro.blog/uploads/2017/018243ee7a.jpg" …

2017-04-28: Images?

2017-04-28: Just setting up my micro.blog

2017-04-28: Just setting up my micro.blog

2017-04-27: Coffee office…

2017-04-27: Really enjoyed #DME17 - link in bio for coverage

2017-04-27: So Copenhagen

2017-04-25: World’s worst boy band member #dme17

2017-04-23: Up, up and away (again).

2017-04-21: Breakfast in the yurt 🍳

2017-04-20: Sign of the (connected) times…

2017-04-20: Enjoying @tomfoolery.coffee’s @horshamcoffee in the woods…

2017-04-18: Hard at work at @tomfoolery.coffee

2017-04-16: Just call me Easter 🐣Craft Master

2017-04-15: H.PoP

2017-04-15: Spring, joys of

2017-04-15: Leaf fall

2017-04-14: Tunnel vision.

2017-04-11: Pony crafts… #mylittlepony

2017-04-10: #PCKeithPalmer #pckeithpalmerrip

2017-04-09: Espalier blossom.

2017-04-05:

2017-04-05:

2017-04-05: A single sign that’ll make you glad you’re a grown-up.

2017-04-02: Monkey spotting 🐒

2017-04-02: Meerkat

2017-03-26: Foreman of the sandpit at work… 🚧

2017-03-25: Lunch in the park @gardencafehove

2017-03-18: Beach explorer.

2017-03-11: Tumbledown cemetery

2017-03-11: The past and the future…

2017-03-08: #studenthumour

2017-03-04: Beach life. 🌊

2017-02-28: Day’s end

2017-02-24: End of a lovely day at @springbarnfarm. Lambs and bouncy cushions and swings and sandpits and lunch …

2017-01-30: Stickers!

2017-01-25: Hipster Instagramming in progress.

2017-01-22: -6c in the hotel car park this morning. Nice ice effect on the car, though. ❄️

2017-01-19: Preparations for Spring…

2017-01-16: Pod life. #airpods #apple

2017-01-12: Chilly morning down by the Adur in Shoreham #shorehambysea #shorehambeach

2017-01-08: End of the weekend. #shorehambysea #shorehambeach

2017-01-08: Big thoughts from a little person.

2017-01-01: I have been permitted entry to my brother’s hallowed wine cellar…

2017-01-01: Apparently it’s all about the landscapes. And me, when I was young, centuries ago. …

2016-12-30: #cold and #frosty. #leaves #winter #ice

2016-12-14: Aldgate East is not what I remember. Admittedly, that was 20 years ago.

2016-12-14: That’s a nice, festive reception.

2016-12-06: Counting the marshmallow haul @tomfoolery.coffee

2016-12-06: Moody morning on the Adur

2016-12-05: Swimming dreams

2016-12-04: We really have to do something about the #pokemon infestation in this house.

2016-11-30: Frost bites.

2016-11-13: #shorehambeach #sunset

2016-11-12: Something different about Hazel today. Can’t quite put my finger on it.

2016-11-06: High on the Dyke in the Downs

2016-11-06: Girls in da wood

2016-11-04:

2016-11-03: Portrait of the man as a young student magazine editor

2016-11-01: 2nd Autumn for Iris. The first where she can really enjoy leaves.

2016-10-27: City lights of old London Town.

2016-10-24: Off again.

2016-10-20:

2016-10-13: I think she might be a bit weary after school.

2016-10-13: #babychino awesomeness.

2016-10-07: THE place to be in Shoreham on a Friday night - if you’re four.

2016-10-03: Last of the summer #sunflowers

2016-10-02: She’s getting good at this.

2016-09-30: Stunning morning light in the living room this morning.

2016-09-30: Adur drama.

2016-09-27: Skies

2016-09-27: Post-school Daddy/Daughter treat.

2016-09-25:

2016-09-24: Land (green and pleasant)

2016-09-24: Preparing to fly

2016-09-24: Homewards bound.

2016-09-23: At a gig. Like a young person.

2016-09-22: I detect evidence of workshopping…

2016-09-22: This man designs for Facebook.

2016-09-22: Hanging out in nightclubs. During the day. For work. Uh-huh.

2016-09-07: I’m in the Excite room. 😏

2016-09-07: The flower displays here are quite something.

2016-08-31: Morning in KL.

2016-08-26:

2016-08-26: Marshmallow challenging…

2016-08-23: Commuting.

2016-08-20: Party hair.

2016-08-18: Not exactly the mamil dream…

2016-08-15: Work in progress.

2016-08-12: Beach life.

2016-08-09: I feel a sudden pain in my future wallet.

2016-08-08: I went pro. #gopro

2016-08-04: German supermarkets are more exciting than British ones. Apparently.

2016-08-04: Real purty…

2016-08-03: Variety is the Steiff of life…

2016-08-02: Coffee - at last.

2016-08-02: Park life.

2016-08-01: This holiday is not going to plan.

2016-07-31: Suffering the standard Southern Rail thwarted anticipation. #southernfail

2016-07-31: Stylin'

2016-07-29: The city, never sleeping. #newyork #manhattan #latergram

2016-07-27: Down in SoHo…

2016-07-26: View from the office. #newyork #prisma

2016-07-25: I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien, I’m an Englishman in New York…

2016-07-24: This evening’s sky chariot…

2016-07-21: Sharded

2016-07-21: Four

2016-07-20: Behind the station.

2016-07-20: I’m looking forwards to hearing Pidgey’s thoughts on social video at #newsrw

2016-07-09: A celebration cake, abstracted.

2016-07-08: There’s no escape from baby jail.

2016-07-08: Mini coffee fiend (via Pixma app)

2016-07-07: Feeding the swans

2016-07-05: Yes, yes, I am compensating. Thanks for asking.

2016-07-05: Suited and booted on my way to the @solarteamgb launch.

2016-07-03: Nothing like gravy with home-grown rosemary and thyme. #cooking #sundayroast

2016-07-02: This week’s reading is here…

2016-07-01: And so it begins… #mylittlepony

2016-06-27:

2016-06-20: Daisies everywhere.

2016-06-12: Too cool for the paddling pool.

2016-06-11:

2016-06-10: Pub night. #bitcam

2016-06-10: It’s the #octonauts early 90s #Bitcam edition…

2016-06-10: I’m dithering. #bitcam

2016-06-10: Summer reward!

2016-06-08: Dramatic skies over the church. #shorehambysea

2016-06-07: Tom Foolin' (and posting this using the new iOS share sheet, not the app…)

2016-06-05: Beach life.

2016-06-03: Friday night, down the pub with these two reprobates.

2016-06-01: RSA event time…

2016-05-30: Any guesses?

2016-05-29: “You are a good blade. I shall bathe you in the blood of my enemies.”

2016-05-29: War was waged here…

2016-05-29: Beach bloom #shorehambysea #shorehambeach

2016-05-27: There are eight different ways I can kill you with this, Daddy, unless you provide chocolate cake.

2016-05-26: N-n-n-n-nineteen

2016-05-26: Those typefaces…

2016-05-16: Birthday girl

2016-05-15: Double @Drawnalism #odcamp

2016-05-15: Selfie McSelfieface

2016-05-14: Morning commute

2016-05-14: It’s #odcamp time!

2016-05-12: Evening light #shorehambysea

2016-05-11: Bridge to nowhere. #shorehambysea #misty

2016-05-11: Morning conference with my office mates. #homeoffice #legominifigures #smurf

2016-05-10: Poser.

2016-05-10: Unashamedly Instagramming my #breakfast.

2016-05-06: A little catchup reading… #blogging #bloggers #ukbloggers #ukblogger #blogospheremagazine

2016-05-06: Pinky Pie. Apparently.

2016-05-05: Beach vote.

2016-05-04: Reach for the sky. #cranes #construction #building #architecture

2016-05-01: Adventure Team Tinworth… Go!

2016-05-01: Beach life. #shorehambysea #shorehambeach

2016-04-30: Hmmm. Cover lines of @blogosphere_magazine #blogging #bloggers

2016-04-29: Newly-minted yellow belt little ninja…

2016-04-29: Queen of the coffee shop.

2016-04-28: Not a popular decision, it seems.

2016-04-27: Love a classic looking pub.

2016-04-27: Things I don’t miss about living in London #521

2016-04-27: This afternoon’s office.

2016-04-26: Iris and I partied out on Christmas Day. (Photo from my sister-in-law.)

2016-04-23: Oh, la la

2016-04-22: Friday

2016-04-12: Misty morning. #shorehambysea #shorehambeach

2016-04-12: Oh, yeah. That’s why I live here. #shorehambysea

2016-04-08: As nosey as they get…

2016-04-07: Tom Foolery does breakfast!

2016-03-29: Our en suite is looking dead glamorous right now.

2016-03-28: My room in Lewisham circa 1994. #MacLCII #applemac #lewisham #1990s

2016-03-20: Howzat? A piece of #cricket history.

2016-03-15: Those eyes, Iris.

2016-03-15: Always nice to carry a touch of Shoreham into London with me.

2016-03-04: The clouds doing drama again… #shorehambysea #shorehambeach

2016-03-01: Buying a print newspaper? With my reputation?

2016-02-28: Daddy/daughter selfie…

2016-02-24: That’s what I call an evening… #shorehambysea #shoreham #sunset #twilight

2016-02-20: Sunset on #shorehambysea

2016-02-14: Unexpected #snowdrop

2016-02-11: Finishing the day with coffee and cake…

2016-02-10: Spring in Hassocks?

2016-02-09: A little night #blogging listening to Simple Minds on #applemusic

2016-02-09: High tide. #shorehambysea

2016-02-08: Hazel prepares to face Storm Imogen (or Immy, as it’s known in this house)

2016-02-07: Kicking off something rather cool… #britishsolarchallenge

2016-02-05: Beach running girl.

2016-02-03: Sky blends

2016-02-02: Backstreet #brighton #latergram #red #night #instagood

2016-01-30: Adur afternoon #shorehambysea

2016-01-26: Finishing the day with an espresso @tomfoolery.coffee #dorasdaysout

2016-01-26: Dora on the train. #dorasdaysout

2016-01-26: Dora doing some digital strategy at @brilliantnoise #dorasdaysout

2016-01-26: Another day of adventures for Dora. #dorasdaysout

2016-01-24: Who is this girl of mystery?

2016-01-23:

2016-01-23: The #woods await. #misty #sussex #devilsdyke #forest #latergram

2016-01-22: Another tag on the white belt for Hazel.

2016-01-22: Iris likes a pub.

2016-01-22: Top quality views at the Devils Dyke today

2016-01-19: On my way to teach the #interhacktives. It is (a) too early and (b) too cold

2016-01-19: Morning in #shorehambysea

2016-01-16: Daddy legs proving useful in avoiding bumps for a new sitter…

2016-01-15: I