What’s the difference between a “Bookmark” and a “Read” in relation to Post Kinds saved here?

I try to define a “Bookmark” as a link to a post that contains useful information that I might want to refer to again in the future. A “Read” is a link to piece of writing that I particularly enjoyed and that I want to share or would like to read again.

That’s how I would like to define them anyway but things are never as tidy as that. A third kind is “Like” which muddies things even further. Aren’t the others “Likes” too?

I decided to get an exercise bike after a few months of inactivity led to pain in my knee joints (I’m not getting any younger) that made it difficult to go up and down stairs.

After using it daily for the last couple of weeks I can feel a huge difference already. The pain is virtually gone and I just feel what I can only describe as springier. The bike has been one of the best buys I’ve made in ages.

My next plan is to lose the extra weight I seem to have accumulated since the end of March.

Toshiro Mifune
  • Mifune-The Last Samurai – Short but informative documentary on the life and work of Toshiro Mifune.
  • Stray Dog – Early noirish Kurosawa thriller about a rookie cop who loses his gun. More Mifune.
  • Silicon Valley – Very late to this but I just watched all of season one and loved it. Looking forward to the rest.
  • Muggington Lane End – The excellent new album by Lavinia Blackwall. I’m sure this is going to be in my end of year top ten.

Joni Mitchell Studio Album CD box

Spent a part of the morning ripping CDs to add to the hi-res music player I bought recently.

I hadn’t done any ripping for a long time, considering it a thing of the past, but I quite enjoyed the process. There’s something quite calming and satisfying about the process of ripping, filing, and making sure all the tags are imported correctly.

Now I have the (almost) complete back catalogue of Joni Mitchell in Flac files to listen to on headphones and sounding very nice. The Kate Bush box set is next.

Today, ninth day of furlough from work. Is that a fitting word? Furlough sounds akin to holiday and fun.

Shut away. Finding things to do is not too difficult. Books, music, radio, podcasts. I’m sliding into an out of the ordinary way of living. Why worry? As long as food still shows up at the door now and again all is good.

With family, pals, and wisdom, bring on tomorrow!

Marillion - Script For A Jester's Tear

I don’t listen to the early Marillion albums as much as I used to but had to have this new deluxe edition of Script For A Jester’s Tear. I was too young when progressive rock was in it’s 70’s pomp and I see this album as the first prog album of my generation.

It does sound a bit dated now and they went on to make better albums but this one still has a special place in my history. Listening to Garden Party gives me a real pang of nostalgia.

This series of deluxe editions has been worth every penny.

My icon stopped appearing in replies and webmentions recently and I couldn’t figure out why. I tried adding hCard code manually to an HTML widget (editing HTML in a WordPress widget is a world of pain) instead of using the IndieWeb widget but it still wouldn’t appear in the hCard validator.

I’ve been messing around with cache settings so I tried turning off Litespeed Cache and the photo appeared again. This wasn’t an ideal solution so I fiddled about with various settings and found out that “Lazy Load Images” was the culprit. It didn’t make a lot of difference anyway so I turned it off and my hCard is working properly again.