January 27, 2024

Film log: watched Drifting Clouds, 1996 - ★★★★. Another great film from Aki Kaurismäki. 🎥

Drifting Clouds, 1996 - ★★★★

Watched on Friday January 26, 2024.

Fire Music, 2021 - ★★★

Watched on Friday January 26, 2024.

January 24, 2024

I like the way micro.blog can bring in my Letterboxd RSS feed but I don’t like the large poster images that get posted. Just grabbing the url from Letterboxd and going manual might be the best way forward if I want things to look the way I want.

January 23, 2024

January 22, 2024

Fallen Leaves, 2023 - ★★★★

Watched on Sunday January 21, 2024.

I Hired a Contract Killer, 1990 - ★★½

Watched on Monday January 22, 2024.

January 21, 2024

I always thought people were joking when they said that tower blocks can wobble in very strong winds. Well, I’m feeling it tonight. #Stormisha

January 16, 2024

Pickpocket, 1959 - ★★★½

poster for film Pickpocket

Watched on Monday January 15, 2024.

The Lady Eve, 1941 - ★★★★

Watched on Tuesday January 16, 2024.

January 12, 2024

AI voices are being used in review videos on YouTube and, as expected, they’re really awful. I watched one that referred to the Cambridge Audio MXN10 music streamer as the “Mexican pesos ten”.

January 11, 2024

There are certain ideas that don’t need the light of day to be proven wrong again and again. They don’t need debated. They cause real harm in the real world. This is why I had no doubts about deleting my Substack account. If they ever find a moral compass I might go back.

January 10, 2024

The communal entrance area in my block of flats is well-kept and there are some very nice potted plants. I love the way iOS Photos has plants/flower identification built in. It could tell me this was a poinsettia without me having to search elsewhere.

Vivid red poinsettia plant in a pot

December 27, 2023

First Christmas without my mum around and I thought I might struggle a bit. Came through it okay but still glad it’s nearly all over again for another year.

December 26, 2023

I was given a Medinilla plant as a Christmas gift this year. I’ve read several times that growing, and looking after a houseplant, can be a source of happiness. Let’s see if there’s any truth to that.

A potted Medinilla plant sitting on a white indoor window ledge.

December 15, 2023

Deactivated my Twitter account today. Thanks to @manton and micro.blog I have a nice, readable, archive of all of my old tweets. The older ones are a nice reminder of what an enjoyable place Twitter used to be.

December 13, 2023

My WFMU t-shirt collection is small but expanding. October fundraiser swag is here.

Two WFMU t-shirts

December 12, 2023

It’s a bit of a cliché to overexaggerate emotional responses to films/TV shows/ etc on social media but, damn, season 2 episode 4 of Reservation Dogs really hit me hard. The subject matter is still very close to home right now. It’s one of the best things I’ve watched on TV in a long time.