The Instagram timeline is so messed up that I rarely look at it now. I still post the odd photo though and bring them back using OwnYourGram which makes me feel a bit selfish. It’s like I expect followers to look at my photos but I’m not prepared to look at theirs.

nine albums

My contribution to 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

TopElek Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Blue Switches and 6-color Backlight

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.

Bookmarked Tim Smith, the Cardiacs singer hoping to overcome brain injury to make music once more (iNews)
The band Cardiacs inspired musicians including Blur and Radiohead. But 10 years ago, lead singer Tim Smith suffered a catastrophic brain injury – not that he wanted fans to know. Now, Rhodri Marsden is telling his story in the hope of helping him to make music again On a sultry evening last Augus...

I read this with a mixture of sadness and hope. You can help out here.