Author: adambowie

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 exclusively because they uniquely allow you to upload...

Technology

Building A Computer

For something like 10-15 years now, my main computer has been a laptop. Most recently, a Dell XPS 2015 with an Intel i7-6700 processor, and...

Media

YouTube Ads Are Not Smart

Like many people, I watch a fair bit of YouTube. A surprisingly large amount I watch via an app on my TV, but I also watch all kinds of...

Books

Out of Time by David Klass

The Green Man is out there, committing crimes across the US in support of the environment. Tom Smith is a junior FBI analyst – can he...

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 Observer a couple of weeks ago, and I’m...

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. Una has just got a job as a live-in companion to...

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 little more here. This morning I was watching BBC...

Books

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Richard Osman’s first novel is as delightful as it is unexpected. Writing a crime novel didn’t seem like the obvious next thing for...

Media, Technology

Micropayments and Transaction Fees

Yesterday I wrote about my frustration that every news outlet that doesn’t want to – or more likely can’t – rely on...

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 – and spend a lot of time online reading lots and...