✒️ 100 Words 002

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.

🖋 100 Words 001

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.

Twitter – 100 Words

Lots of people have become disenchanted with Twitter and it’s not hard to see why. The reasons are numerous. I still think it is what you make of it though. I’ve managed to keep out the rabble. My problem with Twitter is the same one I have with every other social media service.

I’m not very good at initiating conversations there and most of my activity is in reaction to other people’s contributions. As more and more of my timeline is filled with retweets my road in seems to be contracting. Hence my recent comment about a “no retweet” option.

100 Words – Apple Watch

It’s almost exactly two years since I bought the Apple Watch and I’m still wearing it every day. Same model (black Sports) and same strap. Same battery life. I have no intention of buying a newer version as this does everything I need.

It’s not an essential item and I’m still not convinced it has a future. I don’t know anyone else who has one or who even talks about them. Saying that it has become a part of my daily life and I’ll continue to wear this thing until the battery starts to fail. No sign of that yet.

100 Words – Music Reviews

You can tell the good review writers from the bad simply by looking at the word count. The best music writers can distill the essence of an album down to a paragraph or two. The worst amateurs will take a whole page to give you a track by track literal description of the music. They’ll make a load of comparisons to other bands and say absolutely nothing.

It’s why I rarely make attempts to review things. I know my limits. Anything resembling a review on this site is really just an attempt to make a record of something I’ve liked.