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!
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.
I used to go to a lot of concerts but the older I’ve got the the less I’ve been inclined to make the effort. There are certain favourite bands that I’ll try not to miss but the move to giant edge of city centre event “campuses” makes everything a hassle. I feel uncomfortable in big venues like The Hydro and I’m more inclined to go to a gig if it’s taking place in Glasgow city centre.
There seems to be a renaissance for small venues in Glasgow and I should make the effort to support smaller bands that need it.
My little WD My Passport Ultra external hard drive is full. I use it to back up all my iMac’s files and applications and Time Machine is starting to delete old backups. How many backups do I need to keep? The oldest is from July 2018.
The only thing I would be devastated about losing would be photos and they’re backed up in three different places now.
I have a newer, bigger capacity, version of the My Passport portable drive waiting to be used. It’s a new design and the all-red plastic shell is ugly compared to the old shiny Ultra.
My contribution to #ninealbums on Twitter. These don’t “define me” but they are important. I could come up with lots of nines though.
Joni Mitchell – Court and Spark
The High Llamas – Hawaii
The Beach Boys – Friends
Genesis – Seconds Out
Stephen Stills – Manassas
Yes _ The Yes Album
REM – Reckoning
Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love
Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden
I dumped the awful Apple keyboard at last and got a mechanical one. It’s not the Das Keyboard Professional I would have liked (too expensive) but this is a decent alternative.
It’s branded as TopElek Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and made in China but I’ve seen the same one with different brand names. Despite that it’s a solid keyboard with nice clicky keys. I had to make very few changes to mirror my Mac muscle memory and I can see a huge improvement in my typing speed and accuracy already. Happy.