• I remember the BBC providing more video highlights of Prime Minister’s Questions each week. Very few highlights have been available over the last couple of months. Has anyone else noticed this being the case?

    Wednesday November 29, 2023
  • Last day of work today before I enjoy a five-day weekend. Nothing big planned other than enjoying some downtime.

    Wednesday November 29, 2023
  • A good day of golf at Troon today. Pretty drab and grey conditions but the boys played well and enjoyed a wee change of scenery.

    Sunday November 26, 2023
  • Final leaves of the autumn raked up and bagged and tidied up the driveway in preparation for our Christmas lights and wreath going up. A bit of code and coffee this afternoon and that will be a productive day.

    Saturday November 25, 2023
  • There are so many new fonts to choose from!

    GitHub released Monaspace, their family of fonts for coding. Victor Mono and Geist were also released.

    I’m currently using Monaspace instead of my usual MonoLisa.

    Wednesday November 22, 2023
  • Crawling back to X?

    David Heinemeier Hansson recently posted about X’s appeal.

    Everything that happens, everyone who matters, is on X first. Even the most rabid Musk haters come crawling back to this platform when it counts.

    DHH, X

    I’m afraid I have to disagree with this.

    X was the place I checked first when something happened. It’s definitely the last place I check now. A news website like The Guardian might be where I start if there’s some breaking news story. If it’s tech-related, I’ll go to Hacker News and then possibly The Verge for more information on the story.

    As for the “everyone who matters” part, I see X now as nothing more than a platform for technical people. Yip, many friendly people are on there, and they are still posting interesting stuff. Still, the general vibe to me is that it’s an excellent place for those in tech but not much else. For me, it’s become an echo chamber.

    So, are others still crawling back to X?

    Not for me. I might check my X timeline once a day and bookmark a few things to read later, but that’s the extent of my interaction on X. It’s not the source of good content that it was a few years back. It’s definitely not the platform that counts for everyone.

    Tuesday November 21, 2023
  • I think I would like to see more options available when composing posts in Micro.blog. As a default I would like the ability to always show the categories and the cross-posting options. Most of the time I’ll cross-post everything everywhere, but not always.

    Monday November 20, 2023
  • Trying a new family thing this year. A Christmas movie every Monday night with the family. Tonight’s movie, Arthur Christmas. The boys might be older, but they were still in hysterics watching it. 🎬

    Monday November 20, 2023
  • Code and coffee session working on my new website this morning was something of a success. Added new jobs to import starred Github repos and liked Instapaper articles to my bookmarks collection. I also added my Micro.blog posts to the homepage.

    Sunday November 19, 2023
  • It was a big week this week for my oldest, as he officially signed to pursue a golf scholarship in the States with FirstPoint USA. He has a lot of work ahead regarding studies, golf and promotion. If the right offer comes through, it would be the start of a life-changing experience for him.

    Wednesday November 15, 2023
  • Another paper product for the analog nerds. The Sidekick Notepad. Interesting idea, but I don’t think it would actually fit on my current desk.

    Wednesday November 15, 2023
  • I wish people would return to self-hosted websites, aka blogs. The fact that everyone seems to be publishing their content in newsletters is driving me bananas. I want to stumble upon your content when I am strolling through my favorite bookmarked gardens. Not in my inbox.

    — Tina Roth Eisenberg on Threads

    Amen. Bonus points for websites that also provide an RSS feed.

    Thursday November 9, 2023
  • Using AI to design a better golf putter? Sounds more like marketing hype to me. And using “ai” in the product name is a big turn-off for me.

    Thursday November 9, 2023
  • The trailer for season 3 of Slow Horses has dropped.

    Between this and For All Mankind, my winter television viewing is sorted. Also, it might be time to start reading the Slow Horses books.

    Wednesday November 8, 2023
  • Everywhere I go on the web, I still see sites using the old Twitter “bird” branding in images, buttons and links. In fact, I can’t recall if I’ve ever seen the “X” branding being used anywhere other than on X itself.

    Wednesday November 8, 2023
  • What a blog should be

    Words I wish I had read when I started this whole online thing.

    And, that’s exactly what a blog should be — a reflection of your interest and attention over time. A reflection of who you are right now and where you’ve been. Blogs are living things that should grow at the same rate we do.

    This blog is 20 years old today by Patrick Rhone

    I’ve chopped and changed domains and blogs so many times over the last 15 or so years that I wouldn’t be able to lay claim over any period of significant blogging.

    It’s only now that I’m starting to make a bit of sense of where everything should be. Yip, I wish I had words like this when I started blogging.

    Anyway, happy anniversary, Patrick!

    Wednesday November 8, 2023
  • “The Bear” has been renewed for a third season.

    Love the show, the cast and the story. Can’t wait to see where it goes with season 3.

    Tuesday November 7, 2023
  • The perks of living in Arizona.

    It is nice to live in a state that does not have to change its clocks.


    I can never understand why we still need to do this.

    Monday November 6, 2023
  • Another cracking Sunday afternoon out with Drew. The wee guy was hitting the ball great today.

    Sunday November 5, 2023
  • It’s been an absolute treat reading about @vincent’s progress building Tinylytics. Building in public is a great way of communicating progress and getting early feedback. Keep it going Vincent!

    Tuesday October 31, 2023
  • Got the bed of veggies going for the roast, potatoes, carrots and parsnips are peeled and ready, Yorkshire pudding mix is chilling in the fridge, some tunes on in the background and the coffee is brewing.

    Just another chill Sunday afternoon.

    Sunday October 29, 2023
  • Docker Desktop is killing my Mac today. Multiple updates/restarts have failed and two re-installs of it are not working either. Going for a clean uninstall and install next.

    Saturday October 28, 2023
  • Geeking out tonight with a live concert viewing of Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse.

    Wednesday October 25, 2023
  • A reminder from Nicholas Bate to re-set your personal compass.

    Tuesday October 24, 2023
  • Cracking afternoon of golf with the wee guy.

    Still blue skies, the slightest hint of a nip in the air, and the changing colours on the trees.

    Love golfing during this time of year.

    Sunday October 22, 2023