Turning off the Jetpack plugin made this site jump about twenty points in the Google PageSpeed Insights test. Turning off the plugin that inserted the little icons into the menu items made it jump a bit further again.

Bye, Spotify

I cancelled my premium Spotify account yesterday and I’m going to use the money saved to support Known, the content management system I use on my other site. Apple Music may not be much better but at least they don’t sell your listening habits to advertisers.

I decided to take up the current offer of a 25% discount off the price of BBEdit, the venerable mac text editor. The discount was subtracted but then a further 20% was added back for VAT, here in the UK, bringing the discount to the mighty sum of two pounds sterling. I then decided it wasn’t really worth it.

I’ve started another Flickr account now that it seems to be in better hands. The only thing is I had to open another Yahoo account to get the Pro discount in time. I’m looking forward to seeing what the new account system is like and how easy it will be to change over.

Happy New Year!

It’s a new year and I’m starting a new shift pattern at work later in the month. The current one has messed up my sleeping patterns. The new one should be a lot better and, despite working one extra day, I’m actually looking forward to starting.

I’m getting to the point again where I’m thinking about upgrading my desktop Mac but the prices are getting ridiculous. I think Apple is starting to slowly move out of my price range now.

I don’t have much experience to compare it with (I’m definitely not a “gamer”) but Red Dead Redemption 2 has been pretty amazing. I can feel things starting to move towards a conclusion and I don’t want it to end. 🎮