Yesterday I moved my podcast setup to Apple Podcasts. Today I tried to listen to a podcast without Overcasts smart speed and I lasted 10 seconds.

There’s something about having the test match on in the background while I work. It’s as if it’s not a proper British summer without a bit of cricket going on while I work.

Having spent some time playing around with Indie Web features on my WordPress blog, I’m now considering moving to a hosted instead.

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I love Unsplash. Whenever I need an image that I don’t have in my own library this is my first port of call. It has been for quite a while, but recently I’ve noticed that it’s library has grown so much I can regularly find images for specific locations in the UK.

I’ve been using iCloud Drive for the last couple of years, since it became able to sync desktop and documents. The one thing that has been irritating has been the lack of folder sharing. Debating about using iCloud Drive for my personal files and Dropbox for storing all my design related files since those are the ones I need to share most often.

I managed to lock myself out of my flat yesterday, the perils of front door that locks on close. An awkward phone call to my landlord to arrange getting their spare key, and a kind lift from my church pastor meant I was locked out for 4 hours in total. The technologist in me kept thinking if I had a smart lock I would’ve been fine.

I really enjoyed Le Tour de France this year, it reignited my interest in cycling. Great to have another Brit win it, @GeraintThomas86 has always been one of my favourite riders, so all the sweeter to see him in yellow.

#LeTour 🚴🏻‍♂️

The best Saturday lunch times are the ones when there’s a mixed conditions #F1 qualifying session. Desperately hoping a big gun gets caught out.

Two days in a row I’ve fallen asleep on the sofa for an unplanned nap after I’ve gotten home from work. At least from next week my working week should become more sustainable, looking forward to a work week with more days of design work than coffee work.

Took advantage of an offer in the supermarket yesterday to buy a steak. Just had it for dinner. Absolutely delicious.

I’ve tried cooking steak in the past and always been a bit disappointed. So pleased I did a bit of research and followed my findings. 👌🏻


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Jewish scientist (Dr. James Tour) makes the greatest Jewish discovery! by (One For Israel Ministry)
Jewish scientist Dr. Tour is one of the top 50 most influential minds in the world who took part in a Nobel Prize. You won’t believe his discovery!!!

An incredibly powerful and personal story from a great scientific mind about his greatest discovery.

Discovered this evening that I couldn’t find the key to my bike lock, which is currently locked to two bikes. I’ve now sorted through 2 big boxes of stuff and two drawers of stuff, thrown out a lot of crap and organised everything more logically. Sometimes misplacing things has a big effect on stuff.

The bike locks keys? Well they were in a drawer completely unrelated to anything I sorted. 🤦🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️

Ran out of hay fever tablets a few days ago and thought I’d see how I would be without buying some more. Turns out not so good if this evening is anything to go by, pollen is on an all out offensive. Itchy eyes, itchy nose and all the sneezes.

It’s been a long week. I’m getting too old to be working on my feet for 40 hours and a further 15 building websites. Completely pooped and my body aches. 😴

Slowly moving all my sites over to Sass as I get to them. Contracting to a local studio has really helped me to learn a load of new things that I should’ve learned a while ago.

My IndieWeb story, Part 1: Jumping in the Deep End (
I hope it presents both some technical aspects of the IndieWeb but more so introduces how the IndieWeb experience is personal and is shaped by each individual.

This post from Eddie Hinkle was what prompted me to explore implmenting Post Kinds on my blog. This is the first official like from my own site to another using Indie Web technologies, it seemed fitting that I should give it a try with the post that prompted playing around with the technology.

Spending my Friday evening playing around with my blog and trying out an implementation of Post Kinds. One thing that has always stopped me previously has been that I always find Indiew Web bits a bit clunky looking, so I’m trying to integrate it as stylishly as I can in my custom theme.

The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet No.1) by James Ellroy (James Ellroy)
In this fictionalized treatment of a real case, Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard, both L.A. cops obsessed with the Black Dahlia, journey through the seamy underside of Hollywood to the core of the dead girl’s twisted life.

Author: James Ellroy
Book published: 1987
Finished on: 2018/06/30
Rating: ★★★★☆

Finished the day with the news that a family holiday has been booked for September. Looking forward to having a week away, I’ll be leaving my MacBook at home that’s for sure.

Is it weird that despite it being so hot – and set to continue being so – that I miss wearing trousers. Must be a good month since I last wore any.