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Internet, Technology

The Pros and Cons of YouTube Music – September 2020 Edition

I’ve been a user of Google Play Music for quite some time now – almost...

Technology

Building A Computer

For something like 10-15 years now, my main computer has been a laptop. Most recently, a...

Media

YouTube Ads Are Not Smart

Like many people, I watch a fair bit of YouTube. A surprisingly large amount I watch via...

Books

Out of Time by David Klass

The Green Man is out there, committing crimes across the US in support of the...

Books

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist by Adrian Tomine

I bought this book off the back of an entertaining interview with the author in The...

Books

Just Like the Other Girls by Claire Douglas

This is a twisty little tale where you’re never quite sure where the story is heading....

Media, Technology

Four Months In – Many Politicians are Still ‘Zooming’ Badly

I posted a Twitter thread on this subject earlier, but I thought it was worth exploring a...

Books

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Richard Osman’s first novel is as delightful as it is unexpected. Writing a crime novel...

Media, Technology

Micropayments and Transaction Fees

Yesterday I wrote about my frustration that every news outlet that doesn’t want to...

Media, News

News Subscriptions – and the Lack of Alternatives

I’m a bit of a news junkie. I always have been. I read a newspaper each day –...

Books

The Chalet by Catherine Cooper

The Chalet is a debut thriller, and it’s a great ride. Told from several vantage...

Radio

RAJAR During COVID-19

This afternoon RAJAR, the UK’s radio research body, published a press release...

Video

North Norfolk

I actually got out of my home town for the first time in months recently, to visit my...

Photography

Comet NEOWISE: Part 3

After a week of mostly cloudy weather, Friday night looked like it might be slightly...

Books

Fair Warning by Michael Connelly

Of course I’m going to read a new Michael Connelly book, and it’s interesting...

Books

Just Like You by Nick Hornby

This is the first Nick Hornby novel I’ve read in a while, although I’ve certainly...

Photography

Comet NEOWISE: Part 2

Following my previous attempts at photographing Comet NEOWISE, I went out again late on...

Photography

Hunting Comet NEOWISE

There’s a new comet in the skies, and it’s perhaps the most visible comet...

Technology

USB-C: So Much User Uncertainty

The PC I’ve just been building (I’ll reveal all soon), has two USB-C sockets....

Books

Reading in a Time of Covid

Since the world went to the dogs earlier in the year, and many of us have been stuck...

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