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Entries from August 30th, 2017

Spoonbenders

August 30th, 2017 · No Comments · Life

I just finished reading a book called Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory. The paperback is out in May 2018 but it is available in hardback or for the Kindle now. There are two things that you can put in a book description to make me run a mile. If the description starts with “One woman’s journey..” […]

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Random nostalgia

August 30th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Technology

Today I remembered, for no particular reason, Serif PagePlus. With the benefit of hindsight I think it may be my favourite bit of software ever. At the time it was truly remarkable. It seemed to do just about all the things that high end DTP software would do, or at least all the things a […]

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Mind the gap

August 25th, 2017 · No Comments · Music, Technology

Most of the famous gaps in Spotify’s library have now been filled, with Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd, Metallica all becoming available with a lot of publicity, and the Prince back catalogue reappearing after his death. I think Jay-Z is largly unavailable because he has his own rival streaming service, and a few […]

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Radio 6 Music

August 21st, 2017 · 2 Comments · Music

I tend to leave my car radio and bedside radio tuned to Absolute Radio 70s, but Radio 6 Music was the real reason I wanted to have DAB available to me. Well, that and Planet Rock. The main reason why I do not have R6M on when I want to sleep is also the reason […]

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Sweet Sixteen

August 21st, 2017 · No Comments · Life

Today Jayne and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary. It was really strange because we practically eloped when we got married, and last year we renewed our vows and had the party we didn’t have fifteen years before, so this year felt more like a first anniversary. We didn’t really think at all about the […]

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