Some useful thoughts on the appeal of newsletters — and the appropriate tone for writing them.

With Assistant update, Google says Nest has secret microphone

🤦🏼‍♂️ 🤦🏼‍♂️ 🤦🏼‍♂️

I still can’t believe that people are voluntarily filling their houses with corporate listening devices. But sneaking one in? Oh, Google.


A week of podcasting with only an iPad Pro.

More and more of the things “you can’t use an iPad for” are falling…

Today in poor ratios: I will spend between five and six hours travelling to do one two hour lecture. 🚂

Why blogs still matter even in the resurgent newsletter age.

(h/t @cdevroe for the original link)

Lessons from 1000 editions of a links newsletter.

It’s all about the basics.

The rest of the “information wants to be free” quote (because I’m annoyed at how often people quote it in a way that makes it clear that they don’t know there’s more to it…)

I call this piece “the entitlement of SEO spammers”. 🖼

Winchester does ruins magnificently.

Coffee Break

Edgcumbes Coffee Roasters & Tea Blenders.

A coffee break in a great wee coffee place on the outskirts of Arundel. There’s some great coffee in Sussex.