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Apr 15, 2024: 📷 April 2024 Photo Challenge Day 15 : Small

Apr 14, 2024: 📷 April 2024 Photo Challenge Day 14 : Cactus

Apr 14, 2024: Watched the first episode of Sugar and I’m very impressed. I’m a sucker for a Noir anyway but this is so stylish and well presented. Very excited for …

Apr 12, 2024: 📷 April 2024 Photo Challenge Day 12 : Magic What’s more magic than the magic kingdom itself? 🪄

Apr 10, 2024: Due to work and life I have shamefully. failed at this months photo challenge. Not sure if I will try and catch up, but I may instead just rip off the …

Apr 7, 2024: April 2024 Photo Challenge Day 7 : Wellbeing Another re-post I’m afraid as I am yet again short on time… Sometimes wellbeing is a cookie with a smiley …

Apr 7, 2024: 🔗 Allowing Emulators onto the iOS App Store is great news. Can’t wait to be playing PS1 games on my phone 😎

Apr 6, 2024: 📷 April 2024 Photo Challenge Day 6 : Windy Taken at our new years visit to Portland Bill 💨

Apr 5, 2024: 📷 April 2024 Photo Challenge Day 5 : Serene When she’s serene it rubs off on me 😸😌

Apr 4, 2024: 📷 April 2024 Photo Challenge Day 4 : Foliage Do 🌵 count? I’m not sure but I was running out of time to post something 😂

Apr 3, 2024: ”Dad, my girlfriend is coming round. PLEASE wear normal clothes” And like that, another stamp gets put onto the Embarrassing Dad bingo card 🤣

Apr 3, 2024: 📷 April 2024 Photo Challenge Day 3 : Card A “bee saviour” card containing pockets of sugar water to revive any sleepy bees 🐝

Apr 2, 2024: Wow the Vision Pro personas look a lot better in this spacial example than at launch. Some actual recognisable emoting.

Apr 2, 2024: 📷 April 2024 Photo Challenge Day 2 : Flowers Taken at an amazing little campsite in bridport.

Apr 2, 2024: My second bit of Waffle House related content in about a week, but the fact the company is so known for late night violence due to it’s 24/7 opening …

Apr 1, 2024: I’m not a big fan of April Fools, but the SFBags “headcase” for Vision Pro, and the iMac carry on both made me chuckle.

Apr 1, 2024: I bought a licence for an indie app I love today💸 (I’ve been on the free tier of that one waaaay too long) Then bought an upgrade for another …

Apr 1, 2024: Updated my social media links and profile on omg.lol and shoved them all on hello.craney.fyi as a sort of linktree type thingy. Quite pleased with it.

Apr 1, 2024: 📷 April 2024 Photo Challenge Day 1 : Toy A simple toy with an important message. “I’d rather be a pig than a fascist”

Mar 31, 2024: An overcast grey easter, but we’re off to my wife’s parents for a roast dinner and a fun time with family. As Easter hits I’m …

Mar 28, 2024: One more day of work and then a 4 day weekend ☺️ 💪 A couple of the days are pretty busy, but I’m hoping to have some proper time to just relax and …

Mar 27, 2024: Infinite Mac has added NeXTSTEP 😎 Can’t wait to have a play!👨‍💻

Mar 26, 2024: “I don’t feel like I’m getting anything done” a friend forwarded this to me the other day. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: …

Mar 23, 2024: Helped my wife do some gardening whilst we had sunshine earlier and this really tame and friendly Robin was flying around our garden the entire time …

Mar 23, 2024: Task for this weekend is to organise my obsidian notes into PARA. They’re just a meandering mess at the moment so we’ll see how this goes…

Mar 22, 2024: My on-call week is now officially over. Apart from one bad day with a 1AM and subsequently a 4AM call (I didn’t go back to sleep after that one) I …

Mar 18, 2024: This secret waffle house order language is crazy! but I can see how it would be efficient to follow once you got the hang of it. I think I’ve passed …

Mar 18, 2024: New iPads March 26th! Think I’m gonna go for one of the rumoured 13” OLED Pro’s!

Mar 17, 2024: I’m so tired and the working week hasn’t even started yet 😮‍💨 Plus I’m on call this week as well 😢 sheesh! Thankful that my wife flies back from …

Mar 17, 2024: PLUTO ★★★★☆ I really enjoyed this. Never watched anything remotely “Astroboy” before (this is an adult/noir reimagining of one of the stories from I …

Mar 17, 2024: Making beef stew (in the slow cooker) to be served later with mash and dumplings. Can’t think of a more relaxed way to spend a Sunday 😌 Slow cooker …

Mar 17, 2024: Manners Maketh Man My son has a part time gig in a local coffee shop on the weekends and came home a bit disheartened yesterday as some guy got angry he wasn’t …

Mar 16, 2024: Beautiful morning today 🌅 More of this please!

Mar 15, 2024: Snapped this on the walk home last night. 🐦🥶

Mar 15, 2024: Switched up where I buy my matcha. Got about 2/3rds more product for 2/3rd of the price. Still tastes just as good!

Mar 15, 2024: Took today off using the last of my holiday allowance before it refreshes in April. Apart from a call I have to be on at 10am I have a day on my own! …

Mar 12, 2024: Mars After Midnight is out of the playdate. Downloading it now! 🎮

Mar 12, 2024: Site update! I have added a little blogroll and put some lovely Microbloggers on there. I have ideas for categories in the future as well! 🤔

Mar 12, 2024: Excited to have a play with adding a blogroll to my site soon!

Mar 10, 2024: ✈️ Japan Diaries : Day 9 Hiroshima

Mar 9, 2024: Micro.Blog vs Other Social Media As well as micro.blog I’ve been checking into threads and Bluesky a little lately. Micro.Blog I’ve seen lovely, interesting posts from people that …

Mar 9, 2024: In laws around ours tonight for takeaway (fish & chips) so popped into the supermarket on the way home from the cinema for a few bits we needed. …

Mar 9, 2024: Back from Dune : Part Two 🤯 Amazing and beautiful film. High sci-fi done proper. Can’t wait to see it again. Also realised I never posted the end …

Mar 9, 2024: 🏜️🐛⚔️ Tickets booked for Dune : Part Two today. Very excited to go and see it!

Mar 8, 2024: Watching my son (15) play Goldeneye. A game I myself played when I was myself 17 years old. A game that came out 27(😳!) years ago! 🎮 Still an all time …

Mar 8, 2024: The Playdate sale has really recharged my interest in the machine (Although it is a lovely desk clock when not in use). I picked up Root Bear …

Mar 7, 2024: Corporate proxies that require authentication and apps developers use appear to be like oil and water. Developers on Micro.Blog, do you use local …

Mar 4, 2024: Today at work was an important lesson in remembering you can’t fix everything yourself, nor should you have to and that way be monsters and madness if …

Mar 4, 2024: Apple Rumour reliability in one screenshot and 45 minutes….

Feb 19, 2024: Day Trip : London - Battersea Power Station

It’s been a while since we last went to London as a family. Our last attempt scuppered by the industrial action hitting the railways in the UK. …

Feb 19, 2024: A day in Lyme Regis

Half Term is done with and the kids are back at school today, but I’d taken a long weekend off from work and myself and my wife went to Lyme Regis to …

Feb 10, 2024: The build begins! 🧱

Feb 4, 2024: Like a Dragon Gaiden The Man Who Erased His Name ★★★★★

Played on Xbox

Feb 4, 2024: Robocop Rogue City - Xbox Series X ★★★★☆

You can’t help but root for Teyon after their terrible Rambo game and middling but surprisingly fun Terminator game, they’ve swung for the …

Feb 4, 2024: Stuff This week #11

Feb 3, 2024: My pre order from October has arrived! 🧱😂 I may have been slightly inebriated when the order was placed 🤫🍻

Feb 3, 2024: After months of trying I still don’t think I “get” Mastodon. If I spend a huge amount of time finding people to follow I get a little bit of content …

Feb 3, 2024: Just seen @Mtt has launched Tiny Theme 2.0! 🤯 Love the idea of the Microhooks. Looking forwards to having a play with that!

Feb 1, 2024: If I wasn’t just a toddler in ‘84 I absolutely would have been handing over my 99c to get this bad boy and a Big Mac meal. 🍔 🍟 🧢

Jan 30, 2024: First Vison Pro review I’ve seen posted. Let’s gooooooo! 👀 🥽

Jan 28, 2024: Photography - Half Mile Challenge

My son is doing one of his A-Levels in photography, and his teacher gave him a “Half Mile” or “neighbourhood” challenge where you photograph what’s …

Jan 28, 2024: People using the new single-page feature on Micro.Blog? I’d love to see some real world uses for it. I was considering replacing my about page …

Jan 28, 2024: The new Unity Bloom wallpaper for iOS is one of the most beautiful wallpapers they’ve ever made. Love how it’s a dynamic random assortment every time …

Jan 27, 2024: I had hopes once. Dreams, plans! Then I had a cat sit on my lap… and it turns out that’s all I really need to do today 🥰😸

Jan 24, 2024: Happy 40th anniversary to the Macintosh! I grew up with Mac’s as my father was a Mac aficionado, From the OG through the quadras and beyond. My first …

Jan 23, 2024: Was great to have a bit of a hike with my wife yesterday day and get some mud under our feet. 🥾 The 🍔 for lunch afterwards was a justified reward as …

Jan 22, 2024: One advantage of the 5 minutes of pouring rain on our hike this morning was that it created a beautiful rainbow for a while.

Jan 22, 2024: The more I play with Photomator’s HDR editing the more I’m disappointed with it. You basically need two workflows with one image. One for HDR and one …

Jan 20, 2024: ✈️ Japan Diaries : Day 8 Fushimi Inari Taisha

We had a relaxed start to the morning in the hotel room. I took the chance as my family prepaired for the day to shoot what my wife affectionately …

Jan 19, 2024: Not being able to turn off the “New Catalog Games!” Notification on the @playdate@panic.com is probably the only thing that annoys me with it. Lemme …

Jan 18, 2024: 🔗 Netflix has no app for VisonOS Netflix “Our members will be able to enjoy Netflix on the web browser on the Vision Pro, similar to how our members …

Jan 16, 2024: 🍿 Spaceman .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, …

Jan 16, 2024: I’ve been saving my Nintendo points trying to reach 600 to get this Super Mario Bag and I finally scraped together enough to order it! 😊 🍄 🎮

Jan 16, 2024: 🔗 Youtube is slowing down your PC id you have Adblockers I decided to test this myself, and I noticed that having YouTube open with AdBlock increased …

Jan 16, 2024: And….relax ☺️ So happy to have passed 🙌

Jan 15, 2024: Got some exam anxiety for tomorrow 🫨 Practicing my stoicism (Even if I fail…I’ll just re-take it. Nothing “bad” will happen …

Jan 14, 2024: A few random shots from Overcombe beach in this cold but crisp and bright weather.

Jan 13, 2024: Deleted my last photo post as they were edited in photomators new HDR editing mode and looked terrible when uploaded to M.B. I guess something is lost …

Jan 12, 2024: Friday treats after a long week 🍺

Jan 12, 2024: “The training provider does not allow you to save/download this content” Me: “But it does have a print option in the GUI 🤔” …

Jan 12, 2024: I’m really enjoying using Obisidian so far, but because it’s popular, there’s so many snake oil salesmen out there when looking for …

Jan 12, 2024: Knowing Micro.Blog has a new feature coming Up and waking up to all this chatter that’s occurred about a “news” feature had me put 2+2 together, make …

Jan 10, 2024: Finished Reading: A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine 📚 ★★★★★ A joy to read. Rich characters and a great setting. enjoyed rhis series greatly.

Jan 9, 2024: First day of ITIL4 training today. It was ok! Lot of common sense mixed in with some very “this is the precise terminology we can trademark and make …

Jan 9, 2024: 🔗 Apple “carefully orchestrating” Vision Pro Reviews It is no surprise that Apple plans to have a firm hold on the review process and the experience …

Jan 8, 2024: Even a bit of extremely rare Dorset snow isn’t enough to put Trio off some garden exploration 😼

Jan 8, 2024: 🔗Apple Announces Feb 2nd Vision Pro Launch $3499! I’m sure a large portion of the initial run will go to online influencers. Feel like the real story …

Jan 7, 2024: 📺 Fool Me Once ★★★★☆ You either like these Harlan Coben adaptions or you don’t. They’re pure unadulterated weapons grade 🧀 and I’m here for it. …

Jan 7, 2024: A lot of the amateur OS/Software concepts online tend to make me cringe, but this Windows XP 2024 one got me. I was early 20’s when XP launched so it …

Jan 7, 2024: Stuff This Week 10

Jan 7, 2024: 2024 Portland Bill Blow

Jan 7, 2024: I’m loving using @sequel@indieapps.space, app but I wish they’d enable using the iOS version on MacOS. Probably the only thing I miss …

Jan 7, 2024: After giving Reeder numerous second chances over the years, iCloud sync has broken yet again and a full erasure and re-install of the app/iCloud data …

Jan 2, 2024: I think I have weather fatigue ⛈️😓 Several of us at work have leaky roofs Henk is now the eighth storm in only 3 months but this spell of wet and …

Jan 1, 2024: Horrible news out of Japan to wake up to at the start of 2024. Hope people evacuate safely 😔

Dec 31, 2023: Just discovered that my MB Photos page had apparently been busted for a few days showing weird oversized images… appear to have fixed it by …

Dec 31, 2023: Last day of 2023 & 2024 is in sight! 🎊 I’m not going to do a large 2023 in review post or plans for next year. My 2023 was good! Especially …

Dec 31, 2023: RIP Tom Wilkinson, a remarkable acting talent. My favourite role of his was the portrayal in Michael Clayton of Arthur Edens, a Bipolar lawyer who has …

Dec 30, 2023: 2023/2024 Subscription Review 💸 Subscription costs for apps and services is a part of mainstream life now, and just as developers get the benefits of recurring revenue streams for …

Dec 29, 2023: 📺 Slow Horses : Season 3 ★★★★★ Continues to be probably the best thing on TV. A great mixture of spycraft, comedy, thrills and a likeable crew of …

Dec 29, 2023: Daring Fireball ‘POOR CHARLIE’S ALMANACK’ (AND THE TRAGIC STATE OF E-BOOKS) With the e-book editions — Kindle, Kobo, Apple Books, whatever — you can …

Dec 28, 2023: The Blackpool Tower ‘fire’ turned out to be some orange netting flapping in the wind Six fire engines, a drone team, a rope rescue team, a specialist …

Dec 27, 2023: After Storm Gerrit today the wind and rain has given way to a really beautiful sunset 🌅

Dec 27, 2023: Had a lovely Christmas Day this year with family. Was laid back and precisely what I needed. 😴 Can’t believe I’m already back at work! At least it’s a …

Dec 26, 2023: 🍿 The Creator ★★☆☆☆ Visually stunning with a totally nonsensical plot. For a speculative sci-fi film the more it encourages you to think the more …

Dec 26, 2023: Went for a Boxing Day walk to wake ourselves up from yesterday’s feasting and bumped into local celeb Suzie The Cat 😻

Dec 26, 2023: Made Vietnamese Egg Coffee for the first time after seeing it on a travel vlog. Delicious, rich and creamy. Possibly not the best thing for Boxing Day …

Dec 26, 2023: Really wanted to try and watch The Boy And The Heron this week but alas no cinemas within 30 miles are actually bothering to show it 😞 Ah well. Wait …

Dec 25, 2023: Christmas cuddles 😊

Dec 24, 2023: Oh go on then if everyone is doing it 😜

Dec 23, 2023: 6am Christmas food shop done! ✅ In and out of the supermarket like 🥷

Dec 20, 2023: Hospital canteen Christmas dinner 😍 Was delicious!

Dec 19, 2023: This mornings walk to work was this perfect mix of foggy Christmassy cold but comforting weather you like walking in but are also glad to get out of …

Dec 18, 2023: Lance Reddick, Andre Braugher and now James McCaffrey. Just staggering acting talents we’ve lost in 2023. 😔

Dec 17, 2023: December 17th 19:48. I have failed Whamageddon. 🤦‍♂️ I am sent to Whamhalla and will return to play next year 😂 🎄

Dec 17, 2023: Game Nerd stuff! 🎮 🤓 I got a 512GB SD Card and finally installed EmuDeck on my SteamDeck. 🤯 It’s really slick. Integrates well. Performs great! …

Dec 16, 2023: ✈️ Japan Diaries : Day 7 Osaka

Osaka is only a brief 30 minute train ride away from Kyoto, so it was always on the books that we’d day trip out there and take full advantage of our …

Dec 16, 2023: Being a big fan of Stop The Madness I’m really exited to upgrade and try out Stop The Madness Pro this weekend. It’s transformed how I browse the web!

Dec 16, 2023: A good gift from a good friend received yesterday. 🎅 I’m not sure if I’m hip enough for a hip flask though!

Dec 16, 2023: Was the work Christmas do last night. Fun was had, no dramas but I did bottle it at Karaoke at the end 🤦‍♂️🤣

Dec 13, 2023: Been a few weeks since I’ve posted on here. I’ve been feeling a bit down. Nothing too serious just a period of overwhelm, but I’m bouncing now and …

Nov 30, 2023: Work continues to overwhelm slightly at the moment which means I haven’t been posting here as much as I’d like but there is a light at the …

Nov 20, 2023: Is the Apple enthusiast scene out of touch I wonder, as I read an article on how someone uses their iPad as a monitor for their Nintendo Switch (a …

Nov 19, 2023: Stuff this week #9

Nov 3, 2023: Some photos of our food when we went to the soft launch of drgnfly, a new local restaurant. The Karaage was a particular highlight. Hence there only …

Nov 1, 2023: Kids school just emailed to say they’re closed tomorrow due to the risk of Storm Ciaran. Might be an interesting day at work tomorrow…

Oct 31, 2023: Stuff This Week #8

Oct 31, 2023: A tech ghost story told around the campfire on a cold dark night 👻 “And when he unboxed his laptop… IT DIDN’T HAVE A PHYSICAL ESCAPE KEY” 🎃😜 …

Oct 31, 2023: So the Apple gaming stuff turned out to be claim chowder it seems…. Nothing announced over what we know with Capcom’s releases. Not actually caught up …

Oct 30, 2023: Very interested to see what it’s announced at the Apple press conference tonight as it’s supposed to have a large gaming related announcement. I feel …

Oct 29, 2023: Japan Diaries - Day 6 Arashiyama Bamboo Grove & Higashiyama

Our plan today was to visit the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove using the Randen Tram line in the morning. In the afternoon we were going to explore the old …

Oct 28, 2023: Nights are drawing in now. It’s dark and moody earlier and earlier now. 🍂🌔

Oct 22, 2023: Stuff this week #7

Oct 22, 2023: Sunday blog tweaking achieved ✔️ Moved my about page back to Micro.blog and added the stats I get from Tinylytics as well! 😎

Oct 18, 2023: Japan Diaries : Day 5 All Over Kyoto

Today was our “Get around and see stuff” day, with our priority being the Imperial Palace. We’d seen a little bakery around the …

Oct 18, 2023: What are people using to size, optimise and bulk upload their photos to Micro.Blog for long form posts? I’ve been using Mimi but the app is so …

Oct 18, 2023: The trip to my hometown to drop my father’s ashes with my mother is done with now, leaving me the rest of this week as holiday time a split of …

Oct 8, 2023: Not the most exciting photos ever but the light was really lovely on an evening walk with my family and I’m still flexing the 15 Pro Max photographic …

Oct 8, 2023: Stuff This Week #5-6

I didn’t get this out last week as life just got in the way, so this is a sorta doubled up bumper pack of last week and this weeks stuff.

Sep 30, 2023: Really enjoyed doing the Sept photo @challenges this year. I had to use a few older photos vs fresh ones this time just coz I’m busy atm. I did submit …

Sep 30, 2023: iPhone finewoven cases are tough to get off. I searched to see if there’s a trick to it. Top hit is a video with nearly 500k views. It’s someone just …

Sep 30, 2023: 📷 Day 30 : Treasure I’m outing myself as being a bit weird here, but Trio sheds whiskers like crazy. I treasure them all 😊

Sep 29, 2023: 📷 Day 29 : Contrast

Sep 28, 2023: 📷 Day 28 : Workout This worked out just fine 😻

Sep 27, 2023: 📷 Day 27 : Embrace

Sep 26, 2023: 📷 Day 26 : Beverage #mbsept

Sep 25, 2023: 📷 Day 25 : Flare The flare of a healthy campfire 🔥

Sep 24, 2023: Stuff This Week #4

It’s all about tech mostly this week. With a little bit of food thrown in. And of course the weather, because what sort of Brit would I be if I …

Sep 24, 2023: 📷 Day 24 : Belt Behold! The hidden realm of the conveyor sushi belt 🍣

Sep 23, 2023: Japan Diaries : Day 4 Shinkansen to Kyoto & Nishiki Market Shinkansen to Kyoto Our first Shinkansen ride! How exciting! We’d heard all about the Bullet Trains and with tickets booked we made our way to Tokyo …

Sep 23, 2023: 📷 Day 23 : A Day In The Life Today’s photo challenge was to create a photo on the same day showing a slice of local life. I’ve got a …

Sep 22, 2023: The iPhone 15 Pro action button not being tap to silence/un-silence as a hard coded baked in action, then a long press for your selectable custom …

Sep 22, 2023: iPhone 15 Pro Max initial impressions post setup You can absolutely feel the weight difference the blue does get fingerprints but they wipe off fine …

Sep 22, 2023: 📷 Day 22 : Road #mbsept

Sep 22, 2023: New phone who dis? 😎

Sep 22, 2023: Me today waiting for my new iPhone to arrive 😂 Happy new phone day to all that are partaking!

Sep 21, 2023: Day 21 : Fall Rugby practice in the Fall… or autumn as we brits call it. The small trees leaves are just starting to turn.

Sep 20, 2023: “iPhone secret USB-C perks” the article says. None of them secret. All of them shit an iPad Pro with a USB-C port can do.

Sep 20, 2023: Dave… step away from the iPhone USB-C video accessories Dave…. Keep him away from the Final Cut Pro licences page for gods sake! He’s gone mad!

Sep 20, 2023: 📷 Day 20 : Disruption Seeing as where that river looking volume of water is used to be a stores car park, I’d say that’s probably causing some …

Sep 19, 2023: I have put some of the more useful, professional and less cringey iPhone reviews I’ve enjoyed on my bookmarks page

Sep 19, 2023: One thing I didn’t realise before watching the iPhone reviews which is pretty cool is that you can just stick a usb-c SSD directly on the phone and …

Sep 19, 2023: 📷 Day 19 : Edge #mbsept

Sep 19, 2023: iPhone 15 reviews are out! 🥳 Trying to sort the actual useful reviews with actual tests and statistics from these “influencers” doing an “unboxing” of …

Sep 18, 2023: Me on page 4 of the Macstories iOS/iPadOS 17 mega review. Looking at my widget less iPad and iPhone screens. 🤔 “Man, this guy really likes widgets… do …

Sep 18, 2023: 📷 Day 18 : Fabric Hello cat face cushion 👋 Let me see the fibre of your fabric 🔍 #mbsept

Sep 17, 2023: 📷 Day 17 : Intense From the archives for this one. Coming back to the mainland from a holiday on the isles of Scilly our ferry spotted a small …

Sep 17, 2023: Stuff This Week #3

Sep 17, 2023: iPhone 15 Pro Max Finewoven Cases 1st look

Apple announced at their Wanderlust conference that they were ditching leather accessories due to the environmental impact of the materials at the …

Sep 16, 2023: 🍿 A Haunting In Venice Probably my favourite entry in the series. A simple story well told with a great ensemble cast. Michelle Yeoh gives an …

Sep 16, 2023: 📷 Day 16 : Oof! Delving into the archives for this one, but I certainly remember thinking oof! when i first saw this at a petting zoo! 😮 #mbsept

Sep 15, 2023: 📷 Day 15 : Red A Ferrari doesn’t quite look right in any other colour to me… 🚗💨 #mbsept

Sep 14, 2023: 📷 Day 14 : Statue A bit late today as I’ve been busy but here’s a cheeky photo I grabbed of the queen mum statue in Poundbury up the road. 👸 #mbsept

Sep 14, 2023: I talked myself out of natural titanium and have decided to go for a blue 15 pro Max… unless I change my mind again 😜

Sep 13, 2023: 📱 Apple Press Conference Thoughts

Here’s my random meandering thoughts from the Apple press conference 🍏

Sep 13, 2023: 📷 Day 13 : Glow Weymouth Beach at night and the glow of the neon on the water. #mbsept

Sep 12, 2023: 🍏 Press conference time! See you on the other side!!!! 📱

Sep 12, 2023: 📷 Day 12 : Panic Believe me. Whilst perfectly safe, standing on this glass gave rise to a great deal of panic. 🙀 #mbsept

Sep 11, 2023: 📷 Day 11 : Retrospect In retrospect it was mp3 players/iPods that really opened up music to me 🎵 #mbsept

Sep 10, 2023: 📷 Day 10 : Cycle Yes yes, I know some people will use very clever interpretations of the word “cycle” for this challenge, but I just can’t resist …

Sep 10, 2023: Stuff This Week #2

A hot and busy week for the whole family this week, with the kids starting up at school/college again, hoping we get more into the general rhythm of …

Sep 9, 2023: 📷 Day 09 : Language A rare and mystical hieroglyphic language I’m deciphering this weekend to build their mysterious artefacts 😜 #mbsept

Sep 8, 2023: 📷 Day 08 : Yonder Another camping photo I’m afraid! With a view like this who wouldn’t be tempted to treck off into the yonder #mbsept

Sep 7, 2023: 📷 Day 07 : Panorama A panorama from one of my favourite campsites Coppet Hill in Bridport. #mbSept

Sep 6, 2023: 📷 Day 06 : Well Gone very literal with this one! 😜 Taken on Portland Island a couple of summers ago. #mbSept!

Sep 5, 2023: Stuff This Week #1 📱 Getting excited about new phone time. Specifically Rumoured periscope lens for better optical zoom Finally getting rid of the gross poor quality …

Sep 5, 2023: 📷 Day 05 : Forest A photo of our recent Japan trip to Kyoto’s bamboo forest. What an incredible place it was! #mbSept

Sep 4, 2023: 📷 Day 04 : Orange The special thing about this orange is it’s a “sampuru” from Japan. The model food they put in the restaurant windows. Real looking …

Sep 3, 2023: Japan Diaries : Day 3 Shibuya,Shinjuku & Kabukichō

Today’s plan was to hit a lot of the more famous central locations within Tokyo.

Shibuya, Shinjuku and a quick roam around the natourious Kabukicho. …

Sep 3, 2023: 📷 Day 03 : Precious As I get older, time for memories like this gets more and more precious. #mbSept

Sep 2, 2023: 📷 Day 02 : Buildup #mbSept

Sep 1, 2023: 📷 Day 01 : abstract #mbSept

Aug 29, 2023: Aww yeah nearly new phone/camera time 📸 🕺

Aug 26, 2023: And we’re now live with Tiny Theme and a couple of plugins! Loving it! Also trying out Mimi for image uploads to get some consistency there as well …

Aug 25, 2023: Every time I have a frustration with micro.blog it seems to be something that Tiny Theme fixes. I think it’s time. I’m going to change my theme and …

Aug 21, 2023: Japan Diaries : Day 2 - Senso-ji Temple & Akihabara

Asakusa & Senso-Ji Temple

Aug 20, 2023: Trying to resist the urge to buy Red Dead Redemption on the Switch… don’t think I’ll be successful 😂 🎮

Aug 20, 2023: Japan Diaries - Day 1 - Flight out and arriving in Akasaka

I’ve always wanted to visit Japan. For your typical reasons of being into games, anime, extremely salty food 😜. Being British we also share the …

Aug 20, 2023: Back in the UK after our Japan trip now and battling the Jetlag. Starting to work through and process the photos I have and deciding how to upload …

Aug 16, 2023: And who doesn’t love a GUNDAM

Aug 16, 2023: Some Tokyo Station shots from “Kitte” (Japanese for stamp, as it’s a mall that was/is a post office as well) skygarden This was such an incredible mix …

Aug 14, 2023: More Japan photos coming soon. Had to come back to Tokyo from Hiroshima as all Shinkansen are being cancelled due to the typhoon and we wanted to make …

Aug 10, 2023: Hōkan-ji Temple, Kyoto

Aug 8, 2023: Shinjuku vibes… from☀️ to ☔️ and back again, all in a manner of minutes.

Aug 6, 2023: 2 days so far in Japan and it’s been so exciting! 😊 From the food, to the people and the adventuring it’s fabulous! Japanese summer however is no …

Aug 2, 2023: Reaching the “Oh god I’m getting on a plane and going to another place far away soon, what have I forgotten to do” phase of the holiday planning… 🤪🛫🇯🇵 …

Aug 2, 2023: I don’t think this is gonna work on my holiday flight… but it’s worth a shot 🤷‍♂️ 🤭 And yes, it really will be my birthday when I fly.

Aug 2, 2023: Finished Reading: Age of Ash (The Kithamar Trilogy Book 1) by Daniel Abraham 📚 ★★★☆☆ The setting is the star of this book and its well written …

Jul 30, 2023: A messy eater

Jul 29, 2023: New profile photo. My last one was pre pandemic I think so absolutely time for a change in order to reflect the status of my current tired, old and …

Jul 29, 2023: Cooked my world famous* (*To me and my two boys) Giant meatballs and spaghetti today 😋 🍝 A simple meal but always well received.

Jul 29, 2023: Ummmm….. can I help you two? 🐦🤣

Jul 29, 2023: These bees are loving our lavender at the moment 🐝

Jul 28, 2023: I’ve apparently reached the tipping point. Let’s do this! Now repeat after me 🎶 I will not put the beta on my iPhone just before I go to Japan…🎶

Jul 28, 2023: I must say, Threads has not stuck with me at all so far. Just seems like a pile of old shite and people trying to sell me stuff… Oh I guess it IS a …

Jul 27, 2023: Now this looks like the sorta thunderbolt DockI can vibe with. 😍 The 778 Thunderbolt Docking Station includes a total of 12 ports: an upstream …

Jul 27, 2023: I’ve gone on a little following binge on micro.blog using the discovery tab. Do enough people routinely follow people on Micro.Blog and expand their …

Jul 27, 2023: Donation 23 ✔️🩸💪

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Jul 26, 2023: Bit more blog improvement! Now posts have Kudos buttons courtesy of @vincent and the fabulous Tinylytics as well as @jimmitchell great plugin. Now I …

Jul 26, 2023: It’s been truly eye opening dealing with companies and processes following my fathers death and me helping to settle his estate. Some companies …

Jul 26, 2023: My trip to Japan is looming large now and I’m part excited, part nervous and wholly unprepared 🤪 (Or at least feel that way as travel date is only in …

Jul 16, 2023: Went to the market at Dorchester Prison yesterday. The market itself wasn’t that great, but it was a fabulous location to explore for a while. Cost …

Jul 16, 2023: Found this beautiful moth in the living room this morning 😳 Deposited them safely to the garden.

Jul 16, 2023: 🧑‍💻 Micro.Bloggin’ improvements have been made! 😎

Jul 15, 2023: Every time I get tempted to install the iOS Beta I check some forums and read the error reports and immediately sober up to the idea. Absolutely not …

Jul 11, 2023: 🔗 Intel quits on NUC Umar Shakir writing for The Verge Intel’s NUC was basically the company’s gift to IT departments and enthusiasts who wanted …

Jul 1, 2023: 🍿 Indiana Jones and the Dial Of Destiny ★★★☆☆ Not as good as the OG 3 but a marked improvement on Crystal Skull. Some unevenness with the …

Jul 1, 2023: With Reddit’s recent behaviour and Apollo now being shuttered it really does feel like we’ve gone from “wow Reddit can replace all these forums” to …

Jun 28, 2023: It’s been a time… My father passed away last week. We hadn’t spoken in some time and there’s a bit of a mess to sort through. Both emotionally and …

Jun 21, 2023: Duckeeeeeees 🦆 Baby duckeeeeeees 🐣

Jun 18, 2023: Bye Reddit 👋 Finally got the data export from them, so all my comments were overwritten, deleted and now the account is closed.

Jun 14, 2023: Jumped on the /Kbin train. Let’s see how this goes 😎

Jun 12, 2023: Xbox 2023 Showcase Thoughts E3 doesn’t exist anymore, but game still don’t stop, so lets get stuck in! 🎮 The Intro The swelling music and cut after the first few …

Jun 12, 2023: Currently Reading: Age of Ash (The Kithamar Trilogy Book 1) by Daniel Abraham 📚 I'm really enjoying this so far. I've not read the Expanse books but …

Jun 12, 2023: Catching up on the Xbox Showcase via @jeffgerstmann@mastodon.social stream. Haven’t had time to see what they’ve announced. Excited to see …

Jun 12, 2023: Currently reading: Bells Of Old Tokyo by Anna Sherman 📚 Really hooked on this book my wife got me as a gift before our upcoming trip to Japan. About …

Jun 11, 2023: A nice morning coffee in the sun room along with a bit of Golden Sun on my newly arrived Mayoo Mini+ For £70 this thing is incredibly cool. Might have …

Jun 10, 2023: Getting close to that time where I feel the Apple beta itch so much I’m tempted to put it on my iPad… But also my laptop for those cool game porting …

Jun 10, 2023: I bought Stop The madness today, and I absolutely cannot stop playing with it and fixing annoyances with a whole bunch of sites that I use. This thing …

Jun 10, 2023: Using my bee saviour card to help the little ones 💧 🐝

Jun 10, 2023: On Leaving Reddit... Tried one of the reddit export tools, seems to have a bug where it doesn’t export all your comments. Doesn’t export posts/images etc, so …

Jun 4, 2023: Saw these lovely pigeons chilling out on someone’s windowsill today. 🐦🪟 Man I’d love some little windowsill buddies like these 😂

Jun 2, 2023: The seagull family have had babies and they are walking around! 🐣😍

Jun 2, 2023: Fish and chips on Chesil beach 😎 One of my favourite ways to spend an evening.

May 27, 2023: Enjoying the weather with home made Ooni pizza in the garden! 😋 🍕

May 27, 2023: Helping out a lost and thirsty friend 🐝

May 26, 2023: Lovely day out in Lyme Regis today. Including a trip to “Swim” for my favourite nachos in the world 😋 Sadly no fossils found today, discounting the …

May 26, 2023: Some more photos of yesterdays hike. Need to remember to make time for days like this more often. Loved doing some editing in Photomator on these as …

May 25, 2023: Not a bad place to eat a sandwich 🥾🥪 Nothing like a long hike in the country to disconnect and relax.

May 24, 2023: And now we cool 😎

May 24, 2023: Into the oven and cup of tea time ☕️ ⏰

May 24, 2023: 🍰 😊 First order of time off business… BAKE!

May 24, 2023: This darn thing has been hiding down a hole in the sofa for…..6+ months at this point? Welcome back old friend. I upturned furniture, delved you in …

May 23, 2023: One more day of work to go before 6 days of holiday! It’s been a hectic time both personal and professional so boy am I ready for it 🫠

May 12, 2023: 🔗 Teenage Engineering’s $1,500 audio recorder Jess Weatherbed writing for The Verge Everything about the design and price is outrageous. I want one. …

Apr 29, 2023: 🥑 😊

Apr 10, 2023: There was a stunt snail in the garden this morning 😎 🐌

Mar 31, 2023: Hahahaha yes 😎

Mar 31, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 31 - Practice Yoga always makes me feel better… so maybe this mat should spend more time on the floor and less time hung …

Mar 30, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 30 - Mirror

Mar 29, 2023: Sometimes I struggle to get the theme of some of the Apple announcement stuff, but this absolutely has to be a wink towards a VR lens right?

Mar 29, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 29 - Slice I will never say no to a slice of Chef John Buffalo style pizza

Mar 28, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 28 - Prompt A lot of my career I’ve spent staring at a command prompt…. Nowadays, not so much for work …

Mar 27, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 27 - Support My desk in work from home mode for supporting our systems users.

Mar 26, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 26 - Instrument My son practicing flute.

Mar 25, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 25 - Spice This is the “saag paneer but with spinach” recipe from Priya Krishna’s book Indian-ish. The spice comes from …

Mar 25, 2023: For those who couldnt’t find the creature in my court photo challenge pic heres the little guy! in full flight!

Mar 24, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 24 - Court This used to be the local council tennis court but now it looks like a set from “The Last Of Us” Bonus points …

Mar 23, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 23 - Chance Let the dice fall where they may…

Mar 22, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 22 - Insect Incredible colours on this rose chafer beetle I snapped on the Isles of Scilly.

Mar 21, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 21 - Tiny It’s my sons 16th birthday tomorrow and my incredibly talented wife has made this tiny miniature kitchen …

Mar 20, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 20 - Houseplant A selection of my wife’s favourite houseplants in our sunroom. I cannot keep plants alive at all 😂 I …

Mar 19, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 19 - Analog Can’t get much more analog than an old analog phone box that’s been adapted to become a very analog little …

Mar 18, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 18 - Portico Poundbury is the perfect place for Portico hunting. Got ‘em for days…

Mar 17, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 17 - Early Beautiful skies are a benefit of waking up Early. Something I should remember more when I’m lazing away in …

Mar 16, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 16 - Roads Where we’re going… we don’t need roads!!!

Mar 15, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 15 - Patience Living in the UK, if you catch a train you got to have a lot of patience. With strikes, engineering works …

Mar 14, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 14 - Horizon

Mar 13, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 13 - Connection A blast from the archives of when I was a Network Engineer so my life was very much about connections …

Mar 12, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 12 - Shiny Flashback to a visit to the V&A in London for this one 💎 ✨

Mar 12, 2023: Watched: Luther : The Fallen Sun ★★★☆☆ Like an extended episode of the TV show but with a higher budget. Focus too much on the plot points and it …

Mar 11, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 11 - gimcrack Had to Google a definition for this one 😂 Are these children’s puppets gimcrack enough? 🤔 😆

Mar 10, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 10 - Ritual Every morning I make a coffee and I have it in this wonderful little mug my wife brought back from …

Mar 9, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 9 - Together Unfortunately my wife has COVID at the moment so we can’t be close together, but Trio can still have a …

Mar 8, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 8 - Walk Trio is missing a leg, but she still loves a good walk around the garden. Also, I have played the “I have a …

Mar 7, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 7 - Whole Whole milk went into this basque cheesecake and we ate the whole thing 😂

Mar 6, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 6 - Engineering This is the new car park at the hospital where I work. It has giant pictures of local landmarks on the …

Mar 5, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 5 - Tile This is the tiled parquet flooring in our hallway. Apparently it used to be in a post office and when it closed …

Mar 4, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 4 - Zip

Mar 3, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 3 - Solitude I often wonder about the solitary life of a pigeon

Mar 3, 2023: Watching footage of @llamasoft_ox@toot.wales new game on Twitch and it’s hilarious how much the video codecs just can’t handle the action …

Mar 2, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 2 - Weather A crisp but cold sunset on the walk home from work.

Mar 1, 2023: March Photoblog Challenge Day 1 - Secure. Through the keyhole…

Feb 27, 2023: Day off from work today and I plan to do such important tasks as! 💥 workout in an attempt to start setting intentions! 💥 go to the store and buy food …

Feb 26, 2023: Sunday baking! English Muffins 😋 Pre rise Post rise Cooking Cooling!

Feb 24, 2023: 3 day weekend 🎉 So thankful for it… deffo need some time to regenerate and recoup after a challenging work week 💆

Feb 24, 2023: 🔗BBC Says Presenters Can Relax Formal Dress Code As “Sweaty & Dirty” More Trustworthy Guess it works for our horrible UK politicians! So why not …

Feb 20, 2023: Ooh apparently I have access to the bing bot thing! 🤖

Feb 19, 2023: First time doing a whole roast dinner on my own Family rated 8/10 ✔️ Yorkshire puddings were very good ✔️ Honeyed carrots were well liked ❌ Garlic …

Feb 18, 2023: The Pizza Tower soundtrack is amazing in a way I didn’t quite expect. 🤩 🎮

Feb 12, 2023: Great weekend for gaming, catching up on old releases I haven’t played (The Last Of Us Part 2) and old releases that have had an amazing refurbishment …

Feb 3, 2023: Flights and some hotels booked for our holiday to Japan! 🇯🇵 Excited 😊

Feb 2, 2023: 🎮 Finished: The Callisto Protocol ★★☆☆☆ Graphically great… Good performance from Josh Duhamel. Sadly nothing else going for it…

Feb 1, 2023: 🔗MacOs Ventura Notifications not working Add it to the list of poor software coming out of Apple. HomeKit, screen time, podcast sync. What happened to …

Jan 29, 2023: Delicious food in a proper pub next to a log fire… Bliss 😌😋

Jan 28, 2023: Suddenly feel like I need to find a mountain to climb or something 🏔️ (But instead I’m going to the pub for dinner 😋🤣)

Jan 26, 2023: Reflect 📷

Jan 14, 2023: Well, after a few stressful weeks of leaky chimneys and roofs, we have quotes for the repairs and things seem to be slowly moving in the right …

Jan 3, 2023: How my house is feeling so far in 2023 Big roof/chimney leaks awaiting roofer tomorrow door handle fell off front door (fixed) coffee machine burr …

Jan 1, 2023: So this is the New Year... 🎶 And I don’t feel any different… Well, a new year is here and it’s time to get contemplative about the year that’s passed as well as …

Dec 27, 2022: Building the Lego Bonsai Tree (Green leaves) Had a fun afternoon doing this build the family got me as a Christmas present. Will pop it on my desk. Finally, a plant even I can’t kill! 😆 Might do …

Dec 27, 2022: Settling in for a cozy afternoon 🔥 ☕️ 🌳

Dec 27, 2022: Contemplating what I want to write about in this in between week 🤔 Finally want to write about my work burnout and career change I’ve gone through as …

Dec 27, 2022: Is it possible to have a food hangover? I think I’ve woken up with a Christmas food hangover… 😂

Dec 26, 2022: Very sad to hear of Archer Maclean’s passing. IK+, Dropzone, Jimmy White. What a legacy. 🎮

Dec 24, 2022: The Christmas Eve feast has begun!

Dec 24, 2022: Who doesn’t love a stick of sprouts 😋🎅

Dec 22, 2022: Well… day 22 I have been sent to Whamhalla… I was so close! 😂

Dec 22, 2022: 🔗Apple pulls new home app architecture Wow! 😯 I’m already upgraded and thankfully don’t have any of these new issues that have been reported. Just… …

Dec 17, 2022: Weekend vibes 😴😻

Dec 13, 2022: 🔗Microsoft Authenticator WatchOS app discontinued Is the WatchOS App Store the only one that seems to get smaller over time? So many of my apps that …

Dec 12, 2022: Finally found some of the coffee Guinness. As expected it’s lush. It’s extremely coffee flavoured (in a nice way), and delicious. Best parts of cold …

Dec 10, 2022: What a sky 🌌

Dec 10, 2022: Time to secure all the things! 🔐

Dec 10, 2022: Ah the work Christmas do survived! Got home at a reasonable time and no hangover either! 😎 Responsible adulting for once 😂

Dec 7, 2022: Perhaps this year could be the year I escape whamhalla 🎄🎶 Day 7 and I’m going strong! 💪

Dec 7, 2022: All the Apple Release Candidate images became publically available. This is the point that I risk updating all the things! 🥳👨‍💻

Dec 4, 2022: Ah the joys of watching your son play rugby in the winter 🥶

Dec 4, 2022: 13 today! Happy Birthday Gabe! 🥳

Dec 4, 2022: Finished reading: A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine 📚 very much enjoyed this political sci-fi epic. Extremely well written characters and great …

Dec 3, 2022: Local fish and chip shop is doing battered sprouts for Christmas 🎄 Surprisingly tasty!

Nov 30, 2022: Youtube for iphone/iPad crashing pssst Ya know what a good solution is? The Website, skipping the pointless feature restricting app… Especially if you …

Nov 26, 2022: 🔗 The Internet Archive just put 565 Palm Pilot apps in your web browser Via the Verge you can reach out and touch a 1996 pocket computer with your 2022 pocket computer and it works like a charm. It’s a tiny interactive …

Nov 23, 2022: 🎮The future of gaming on the Mac RE8 & The future of gaming on the Mac The sad truth is, with all this technical performance and such a superb solution in the M1/M2 chips… Apple …

Nov 20, 2022: Strong autumnal vibes from this afternoons walk. 🍂 🐿️

Nov 20, 2022: Using the iCloud Photo Library de-dupe feature they introduced. I had just under 2000 duplicates (Import mistakes and maybe some Aperture trickery …

Nov 19, 2022: Looks like status.lol importing to micro.blog doesn’t like when you use markdown links. Look fine on status.lol but Micro.Blog appeared to add a post …

Nov 19, 2022: 🎶 Listening to Soon it will be cold enough by Emancipator

Nov 19, 2022: All morning I’ve been looking forwards to a croissant. Made the mistake of having a shower whilst the rest of the family had breakfast 😢

Nov 19, 2022: Of course a day after I play with the VMWare Fusion M1 preview the full version 13 gets released. What timing! 😂 Ah well at least my VM’s should just …

Nov 19, 2022: Of course Quake has been ported to the Apple Watch “Will it run Quake?” is the new “Will it run Doom?” 😆 Also, using the Digital Crown to move back …

Nov 18, 2022: 🤓 Fantastic! my status.lol updates will now auto cross post to my micro.blog as well! 😎

Nov 18, 2022: 🧪 Testing again!

Nov 18, 2022: 🧪 Testing something out!

Nov 18, 2022: I keep flipping my theme back and forth between paper and Marfa. There’s things about both I like and dislike. I need to commit! 😆

Nov 18, 2022: Updated the gear section of my Micro Blog. Interesting to see how your daily devices change over time. What sticks around and what gets replaced… 🤔

Nov 16, 2022: Retried building an ARM Windows 11 VM in the VMWare Fusion preview. Barring a slight faff to build the iso, install VMWare tools and get windows store …

Nov 16, 2022: Who has a beer and a well deserved long weekend that starts now? This guy 👍 🍻 😴

Nov 15, 2022: Musk’s all-nighters at Twitter raise concern for Tesla investors “The Twitter circus show is slowly starting to impact the pristine EV …

Nov 12, 2022: 🥰 Hello World!

Nov 12, 2022: Really sad to wake up and hear about the death of Kevin Conroy. The Batman voice.

Nov 12, 2022: Now I’ve actually fully binned off my Twitter, watching the chaos unfold from afar… I think I’ve chosen wisely. Good grief! Every time I check what’s …

Nov 12, 2022: Well, I didn’t think I’d be choking up in the first five minutes of God Of War Ragnarok because of a dying pet… but whelp, here we are 🥲 🎮

Nov 8, 2022: Beta.iCloud.com With Apple not quite getting everything right recently I was actually pleasantly surprised by the iCloud web portal design. Fresh, modern and with …

Nov 8, 2022: Someone at work recently told me that I “send good email” and I’ve never felt so seen in my entire career 🤣

Nov 1, 2022: Me doing a screen share with someone to show them how to do something with some software. “Click on the magnifying glass icon. No the other one. No …

Oct 9, 2022: 🕷️🕸️📷

Sep 16, 2022: Today was a good day 📱😎

May 14, 2022: It’s a Playdate! 🎮 After joining the update list on 30/10/2020 and putting in my order on 29/07/2021 my Playdate finally arrived 08/05/2022 🎉👏 The playstation 5 would …

May 11, 2022: Sony promises better availability after PS5 misses 2021 sales target How about just… availability…? It’s so far away from launch I’ve practically …

May 8, 2022: It arrived! Thinking I will probably write up a review of the hardware, then the season 1 games in real-time as they unlock to me. My god it’s a cute …

Apr 30, 2022: 🎉 🎉 🎉

Apr 25, 2022: In the year 2022, I don’t know how any business or charity thinks hiring people that try and force me to stop and the street and have a conversation …

Apr 23, 2022: My wife has bought me this from the local fete today 😳 She knows exactly who she married 😂 I love my new crochet birb bois. 💕 🦜

Apr 23, 2022: Currently reading: Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs by Henry Carroll 📚

Apr 23, 2022: The story of how this submarine escape suit made its way to be on display the Imperial war museum is the most British thing ever and I’m all for …

Apr 22, 2022:

Apr 22, 2022: Sony WH1000XM5 Leak Ok Sony, you might have got me with these… loving that look and my WH1000XM3’s are showing their age now…

Apr 22, 2022: Loved these last time they were a thing for macs, love them this time as well. Stubby SD Cards are back

Apr 21, 2022: Framed #41 🎥 🟥 🟥 🟩 ⬛ ⬛ ⬛ framed.wtf

Apr 19, 2022: Ladybird gave me the chance to play with macro mode some more. I still can’t believe these are from a phone camera… 🤯

Apr 15, 2022: Spam egg and beans 🍳 Breakfast of champions!

Apr 15, 2022: My wife has made some absolutely incredible looking hot cross buns 😋

Apr 12, 2022: I know I’m late to the party, but man Severance is so so great. I am hooked Love the style of how it’s shot, I love the mixture of tech it …

Apr 10, 2022: Accurate beer

Apr 10, 2022: Currently reading: A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine 📚

Apr 10, 2022: Ragù alla Bolognese! Done to the ‘Accademia della Cucina di Bologna’ 1982 recipe 😋 Simple, tasty and delicious! So much better than a …

Apr 10, 2022: Sunday sofrito 🍝

Apr 10, 2022: Saw this on a walk. Is that not the definition of old school cool?

Apr 8, 2022: I think I want an iPad Mini Pro… If one existed… MiniLED or OLED display for those true blacks, 120hz and an M1. That would absolutely do me.

Apr 5, 2022: So the downside of Fixing WiFi on an M1 Macbook pro is that it breaks Universal Control 😢 , as the awdl0 interface is the ad-hoc direct wifi interface …

Apr 5, 2022: it’s finally happening! 🙌

Apr 3, 2022: The pleasure and the pain of getting a new Macbook Got a new M1 Macbook Pro now apparently a ton have hit the refurb store (Thanks Youtubers everywhere 😜!) First impressions were I immediately love the …

Mar 17, 2022: It’s surprising to me that Apple make arguably both the best computer input device and the absolute worst one ever made…

Mar 17, 2022: Treated myself this month. Gotta love a new keyboard and key caps 👌

Feb 7, 2022: I made a thing! 👨‍🍳 🍰 😋

Jan 30, 2022: Jen doing a fantastic job of painting the kitchen now the new fitted kitchen is in. Just fixed her a plate of pizza to keep going.

Jan 15, 2022: Sunset 🌆 📷

Dec 29, 2021: A couple more moody Weymouth shots

Dec 29, 2021: Out of season Weymouth

Sep 24, 2021: The iPhone 13 Pro macro camera mode is no joke 😎

Sep 22, 2021: This Microsoft Surface conference has been really good. The (obviously scripted) moment where he breaks the 4th wall to show off the studio laptop was …

Sep 20, 2021: The 1Password iPadOS Safari extension being a glaring full colour icon in the browser bar is ridiculously aesthetically jarring. It should be a …

Sep 20, 2021: Ah iOS 15 day… where 85% of your apps suddenly release updates at exactly the same time 😀

Sep 17, 2021: Launch day delivery secured. 256GB 13 Pro Max Blue. 📱

Sep 17, 2021: Happy iPhone pre order day everyone. Waiting for 1pm GMT now…📱⏰

Sep 15, 2021: If you use an xbox controller with iPadOS 15 and push the Xbox button, it takes you direct to your games folder in the App Library. You can also …

Sep 15, 2021: Harissa Cauliflower Pilaf for dinner tonight. Slightly chaotic to make with the timings involved and some of the prep but we all liked it! 🍳 😋

Sep 14, 2021: Good to see Apple Fitness getting some love. Absolutely down for Pilates, but the group workouts seems a bit gimmicky. What I really want is workout …

Sep 14, 2021: ok Apple, ya got me with that macro mode… 💰

Sep 14, 2021: 📷 9 years of daily family service from this 2012 MacBook Pro. If that’s not good value then I don’t know what is! Time to list on eBay now though and …

Sep 14, 2021: Portland Island off Chesil beach

Sep 13, 2021: Pasta with broccoli sauce tonight. Was a success! Even the kids liked it 😊

May 31, 2021: Fantastic walk across the ridgeway in Dorset today

May 29, 2021: Today’s Home Improvement project competed. 🔨💪

May 27, 2021: Needed something £7 ish to get free shipping vs paying £6. You are now looking at the owner of 24 cans of Barr’s bubblegum pop for £9 😜

May 23, 2021: Short Thoughts on the M1 iPad Pro I will leave the long form reviews to those who do it as a living but thought I’d post some of my notes after a weekend with the new device. The …

Jan 2, 2021: Did our yearly “Portland Bill Blow” yesterday where we blow away the old year and welcome in the new. We have been very fortunate to roll with the …

Nov 28, 2020: Loving these autumn nights closing in 📷

Oct 27, 2020: Home fried Baja fish tacos with home made curtido cabbage relish and chipotle crema. Was delicious! 🍳 Recipe courtesy of Mexican Please

Oct 27, 2020: West Bay in Dorset yesterday. Lovely walk around and a cheeky portion of chips on the harbour 😋 📷

Oct 18, 2020: Did a lovely walk around Dorchester this morning to get my steps in. Love that autumn is establishing now. 📷🍁🍂

Oct 11, 2020: Very excited to have got streaming tickets via the BFI at 9pm Friday for Brandon Cronenberg’s “Possessor” Not been this excited for a film since …

Aug 4, 2020: Nice 40’th birthday picnic with the family watching the anchored cruise ships from Holworth.

May 30, 2020: If you can’t go to the pub, bring the pub to you. 🍺 🍤

May 29, 2020: Wild poppies and cute animals seen on our walk today.

May 28, 2020: Bike cleaned. Chain oiled. Fresh and clean 👌😎

May 26, 2020: Faux camping in these crazy times ⛺️ 🔥

May 26, 2020: An overzealous beard trimming and my shirt choice has left me looking like a hybrid of Magnum PI & Stephen Fry playing Captain Cook in Blackadder …

May 26, 2020: Two Osprey (the hybrid plane/chopper things, not the bird) just flew overhead!

May 26, 2020: Who knew courgette plants grew beautiful yellow flowers 🤷‍♂️ Apparently they’re edible as well! 😋

May 24, 2020: Chillin’ whilst we’re grillin’ 😎 🍖 🔥

Apr 24, 2020: Ordered Fish & Chips from our local chippy. You know you live in strange times when you have to be as prompt as when the new iPhone goes on sale! …

Apr 4, 2020: Trio the jungle cat

Mar 28, 2020: Day ∞ of lockdown… Social norms are now a distant memory 😂

Mar 21, 2020: Staying in isn’t all bad ☺️

Feb 25, 2020: Lifting tiles is exhausting but cathartic work 😅 It’s nice to turn the brain off every now and then and get down to some hulk like smashing. 💪

Feb 17, 2020: One of the boys has put their bow tie onto Trio 😳 She doesn’t seem to mind though 😊

Feb 16, 2020: So wet and miserable outside, at least I can add some colour to my lunch! 🌧 🥘 ☀️ 😊 Home made mackerel and rice nourish bowl

Feb 14, 2020: Harbour Walk in Weymouth today.

Jan 20, 2020: Fierce sky above Dorch this morning.

Jan 18, 2020: ‪Little bit different than the Saturday Fry up as the health routine embeds. 😅‬

Jan 1, 2020: What a difference a decade makes eh? Happy 202X’s everyone! 🥳 And yes… it’s the exact same hoodie 😜 Also… nothing wrong with that hair 😉

Dec 29, 2019: Weymouth Harbour pictures as the sun sets.

Dec 29, 2019: Few night mode shots from the iPhone 11 Pro at Weymouth Beach this evening.

Dec 14, 2019: Tree up 🎄

Dec 1, 2019: Trio is having some garden adventures 🐈

Nov 4, 2019: Lovely extended weekend spent in Newquay Cornwall. Even the rainy weather made for some dramatic shots!

Oct 30, 2019: I love getting forwarded a 20 page+ email thread with the comment “Please advise” tagged onto it. I advise you to be more considerate and …

Oct 27, 2019: Lurking girl 😼

Oct 25, 2019: Some pictures from Daunt Books in Marylebone. Beautiful place.

Oct 24, 2019: Kensington, London looking almost Italian 🇬🇧 🇮🇹 🚗

Oct 24, 2019: Couple of B&W long exposures whilst at Paddington Station the other morning.

Oct 19, 2019: 🐻 “Please look after this bear. Thank you.”

Oct 12, 2019: It’s the most wonderful tiiiiime of the year 🎅 🧀 ⚽️ 😋🤘👍

Oct 10, 2019: I would have loved to see the incident that precipitated this sign 😂

Oct 7, 2019: Was hoping MacOS Catalina would get released today, but it’s probably more likely to be Tuesday I guess isn’t it… 🤷‍♂️

Oct 6, 2019: A dark and moody Trio…

Oct 4, 2019: Being from the UK this is how Americans must feel if we were to write about Twinkie’s or Folgers coffee being this hidden gem… 🤣 Tempted to …

Oct 3, 2019: Also, where have TTNG been all my life! 🥰🎶

Oct 3, 2019: With Brexit, climate change and all the other depressing news at the moment, “Treehouse” by “More Giraffes” sums up wanting to escape to a …

Sep 23, 2019: “These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of.” George Eliot

Sep 21, 2019: “Sloppy Cow” burger from Dorset’s own Cow & Apple. Delicious as always or “Gurt Lush” as they sat down here 😜😋🍔🍟

Sep 21, 2019: Took @chrisjwilson up on his Steve Jobs style High-Key light Mono portrait challenge as well.

Sep 21, 2019: That’s a HARD PASS from me dawg… 🤢

Sep 21, 2019: Playing with the 11 Pro camera around Weymouth & Dorchester. Loving the wide angle lens & the general quality improvement. 📸

Sep 20, 2019: A nice day just got even nicer 😎 🎶

Sep 15, 2019: Absolutely wonderful weather today. Make the most of it whilst we can!

Sep 15, 2019: For £99 this Ikea Sonos/AirPlay 2 speaker is pretty darn good. 🎶 🎶 🎶

Sep 6, 2019: No better way to spend a Friday as far as I’m concerned.

Aug 24, 2019: Just a “flop in a doorway” kinda morning for Trio so far.

Aug 19, 2019: Trio finds her first sunbeam in our house. ☀️ 🐈

Aug 17, 2019: New arrival to the Crane family courtesy of the RSPCA. Trio joined us yesterday and is settling in quite well! 🐈

Aug 10, 2019: We have lift off! 🦅

Aug 10, 2019: Peacock gonna peacock 🤷‍♂️ 🧐

Jun 30, 2019: Nice afternoon bike ride with the family. Making the most of this awesome weather! 🚲 ☀️

Jun 28, 2019: ‪Very happy with my purchase of some WH-1000XM3’s. Wish I’d gone noise cancelling sooner. Have a fan on full whack in my face due to the heat and I …

Jun 24, 2019: This handsome boi at the V&A in London 🐦

Jun 24, 2019: Contemplated iOS, iPadOS and MacOS public beta installs for a hot second before deciding I’m too old for that shit. Public reminder from my precious …

Jun 23, 2019: Lego store London was pretty cool. Was tempted by several of the big kits they had. The Stranger Things kit, the Tantive IV or the James Bond Aston …

May 29, 2019: I will have to have a play with Flotato on my Mac. This is craaaazy cool. I played with fluid back in the day but this is hella next level. 😎 Bye bye …

May 28, 2019: I mean, it’s cool and all, but damn, I hope iOS 13 has a bit more than dark mode and a re-vamped app no one uses… I was hoping for some actual …

May 28, 2019: These HP Laptops remind me of a bit of a William Gibson book where a hacker had a ‘deck’ that was built out of organic components like shells and …

May 27, 2019: And a stop for Kombucha as I am truly a down to earth man of the people 🧐

May 27, 2019: Bank Holiday Pashley ride with the boys ☀️ 🚲💨

May 23, 2019: 30 minutes of Beat Saber on Occulus Quest. 🤺🕺 Who says video games are bad for you? 😜

May 21, 2019: Very Fun day today! 😎

May 19, 2019: New tacocats album + some sunshine is doing wonders to my mood this morning 😀

May 17, 2019: Great write up of one of my favourite films of all time. The Limey Well worth a watch if you’ve never heard of it. Slow burn, but it oozes cool, with …

May 14, 2019: Just said goodbye to my cat of 15 years, Loki. He’s been my constant companion all that time and a source of such joy for me and my family. I …

May 9, 2019: In our shopping delivery, Sainsbury’s had run out of our usual cheap ass £1 toothpaste and replaced it at no extra cost with this amazing £5 …

Apr 21, 2019: Stacking stones

Apr 21, 2019: Spent the afternoon lollygagging on Portland with family. ☀️

Apr 20, 2019: Tracked the walk like the big nerd I am as well. Might as well log the exercise. Makes me feel less guilty about the burger and beer I’m about to …

Apr 20, 2019: Awesome walking today from Studland to Agglestone rock looping round to Ballard Down. Such weather!

Apr 13, 2019: Been a funny old week and I wanted to focus on achieving something, So I baked my first strawberry cake of the year 🍰 😋

Apr 6, 2019: Me: “Spam is like buttery fatty goodness” My Wife: “Its the foie gras of the North” 🤣

Mar 31, 2019: A Stroll Along Weymouth Beach Had a quick Mothering Sunday stroll along Weymouth beach this afternoon. Can not describe what a difference this weather is having to my mood this …

Mar 30, 2019: Gorgeous day in the park again today.

Mar 29, 2019: Parks are ace 😎 Sunshine is ace ☀️ Lunch is ace 🥪 🥤 De-stressing is ace 💆‍♂️ Happy Friday everyone 👍

Mar 24, 2019: Accidentally gassed my whole family this morning by putting pickled jalapeños directly into a frying pan before my scrambled egg. The resulting gas …

Mar 22, 2019: 12 Y/O today 🎂 🎁 🎇

Mar 12, 2019: Always good to get the text seeing the varied places where my blood donation ends up 💉💪

Mar 2, 2019: Home made pizzas 😋🍕🍴 Pizza stones continue to be a great investment.

Feb 28, 2019: Breakfast and my waistline will never be the same again 🍞 😋

Feb 14, 2019: Played Tetris 99 on Switch. Battle Royale + Tetris is such a great idea! Got totally whupped the first two times but then placed 18th the 3rd time, …

Feb 11, 2019: It’s incredible you can have a once sentence email exchange with someone and then immediately get a perception of “Oh, we wouldn’t get on if we …

Feb 8, 2019: Breaking dry January (and a bit of February) in style 🥃

Feb 1, 2019: Poached egg fresh from my wife’s friends hens. Can’t get much more Dorset than that. 😋🐔🥚

Feb 1, 2019: Not surprising the rumoured Nintendo Switch revision will focus on lightness/portability but I would have killed for a “Pro” style model with better …

Jan 31, 2019: Some home networking happening tonight! 👨‍💻🤞💪

Jan 31, 2019: Stunning skies this morning 🌅

Jan 28, 2019: on the rumours of apples new gaming subscription service Curious to see how this rumoured Apple game subscription service will look. Apple doesn’t “get’ premium gaming at all and historically doesnt have …

Jan 26, 2019: Glad I kept this highly detailed receipt in my wallet for a super long period of time. 😑

Jan 25, 2019: People give Weezer some shit but I’ve loved them since buying the Blue Album when I was 14 years old. I am loving the surprise Teal album. Perfect …

Jan 24, 2019: Finally got around to starting to listen to Serial Season 3 So compelling and well written. Loving listening. 🎙 🎧

Jan 19, 2019: Celebrating dry Jan/heathy eating progress with a weekend treat of French toast 😋

Jan 17, 2019: It still sticks in my craw that a flagship phone basically became orphaned from all official accessories after only 1 year on the market 😕 All this …

Jan 6, 2019: This Yorkshire pudding is an absolute unit! 😮😋👍

Jan 2, 2019: Watching my kids make Lego together is like watching a rock bands lifecycle in fast forwards. make awesome stuff with collaboration. start to argue …

Jan 2, 2019: Back on the sci-fi future food again. 🚀🥛

Jan 1, 2019: Tidied up the “Christmas storeroom” back into “Home Office” mode in anticipation of a return to work on the 3rd. Nice to get it shipshape. Less nice …

Dec 31, 2018: Cool clear waters at Weymouth.

Dec 31, 2018: As I sit down to contemplate 2018 and decide my professional and personal priorities for 2019, how do you fellow micro.bloggers contemplate what’s …

Dec 29, 2018: Ordered so many meatballs at Ikea, they had to put the chips in a seperate little bowl 😳 i regret nothing 😋

Dec 27, 2018: Visited the RSPB’s Arne site today. Some breathtaking scenery and light. Had fun with some iPhone photography using Halide and then editing on the …

Dec 23, 2018: My favourite Christmas playlist by far 🎄🎵 🎧 🎅 A Soulful Christmas

Dec 22, 2018: 6am start to beat the Christmas food shop rush. Become our little tradition. All shopping done! 🦃 🍻🥦🥓

Dec 19, 2018: Feeling the funky light setup in this tunnel 😎

Dec 19, 2018: Hello Leeds! Had an enjoyable walk around the city centre. Lots of changes but a lot still the same. For all the ups and downs of life, Yorkshire was …

Dec 19, 2018: My favourite part about travelling via London Kings Cross 🌯

Dec 10, 2018: Covent Garden through a Christmas bauble and a visit to my favourite burger joint of all time. Not a bad Monday. 🎄 🍔

Dec 7, 2018: The boys uncle getting them the beanboozled advent calendar turns every December morning into a Deerhunter style Russian roulette of the palate. Dare …

Nov 27, 2018: London bound 🚂 and Christmas is coming!

Nov 21, 2018: It’s so cold I’m having a bath. I may devise a system of weights and pulleys to mod cons around the house so i never have to get out. 😊 🛁 🏃‍♂️ 🥶

Nov 17, 2018: This weekends build. Not the biggest set ever but as a lover of all things TRON, certainly one of my favourites. See you on the battle grid program!

Nov 13, 2018: Bournemouth bound. 🎵 for my commute today provided by bestcoast

Nov 7, 2018: Initial Thoughts On The New iPad I got the Space Grey WiFi 256GB model. I also got the Keyboard Folio an the Pencil. Initial thoughts after spending …

Nov 7, 2018: Shiny 😎

Nov 5, 2018: Beef & Dark Beer Chilli 🌶 😋 Big hit with the kids! Easy to make as well and lots to freeze afterwards. Recipe courtesy of epicurious.com

Oct 31, 2018: My bronze blood donor card arrived for doing 5 donations so far. Here’s to many more! 💉💪

Oct 30, 2018: 🙄 Yes Macrumours. Big SSDs and a metric shedload of RAM continue to be expensive What is the point of posts like this?

Oct 30, 2018: I’ve bit on the new iPad Pro. All in on a 256GB 12.9 with pencil and keyboard folio. Rocking the OG 2015 Pro at the moment so will be quite the …

Oct 30, 2018: Current status 🐱

Oct 28, 2018: I like my deserts like I like my waistline. XXL 😏 10 portions? We’ll see Viennetta. We’ll see

Oct 26, 2018: High tea 🧐 ☕️ 🍰 Celebrating @jennycraney birthday.

Oct 21, 2018: 2 things will survive the apocalypse. Cockroaches and these whack ass solid metal BT patch panels. And they’re both nasty 😜

Oct 18, 2018: Donation no5 in the bag 💉

Oct 14, 2018: My new socks have avocados on them. This makes me irrationally happy. 🥑😍

Oct 12, 2018: Discovered CyberChef by GCHQ this week. A Swiss Army Knife for data analysis this week. Used it in auditing to bring a bunch of different MAC Address …

Oct 11, 2018: Homeward bound 🚂 🍺 🛌

Oct 11, 2018: ☕️ 🚂 🌅 & 🎵

Oct 10, 2018: Best use of the iOS measure app so far. Measuring exactly how big this big ass fish from the local chippy is 😋👌

Oct 9, 2018: What a wasted platform for gaming the Apple TV is. Gaming is still something that appears to happen in spite of Apples involvement rather than being …

Oct 6, 2018: Mine & family kids all collecting the Sainsbury’s Lego cards. Just gone through and numerically ordered all the spares because it makes my weirdo …

Sep 26, 2018: Pro “Being a human at work” tip. Say you have remote workers that collaborate over tools like Slack or Teams. If you ask a question or have a …

Sep 26, 2018: I think I’d believe Apples “We want you to keep your phone for several years" speech at the keynote was more earnest if they hadn’t then …

Sep 25, 2018: St Lucia’s brand of synth pop is very much my jam. What a delight to find 🎧

Sep 24, 2018: Here 👏 We 👏 Go 👏

Sep 22, 2018: My (now out of warranty) AirPods are busted yet again. Low volume on the left unit (it was the right last time). I love the convenience of them in …

Sep 22, 2018: Wonder if I could get s Kickstarter going for visiting every Premier Inn in the U.K. and reviewing the cooked breakfasts… 🤔

Sep 22, 2018: Another day, another premier inn breakfast . Purple mood lighting Included 🍴 🍳😋

Sep 15, 2018: Neon art installation in tunnels at b-side on Portland Island.

Sep 12, 2018: All the Apple leaks seem to point towards no new iPads yet as previously rumoured. Shame. My 1st gen pro is about ready to swap out. Don’t think I …

Sep 11, 2018: Seeing lots of posts about people moving from Things > Omnifocus lately. To each their own. I won’t judge. Y’all crazy … But hey… …

Sep 9, 2018: You turn your back on your kids for 5 seconds… 😯…🤨…😂

Sep 5, 2018: I was 20 when Quake 3 came out and never had my own server. 😞 Just ticked off a life goal by building a Quake 3 server using ioquake3 and played a few …

Sep 5, 2018: I’d start researching export options if I was still using Evernote. “Evernote is in a death spiral… Paid user growth and active users have …

Sep 5, 2018: Another Edinburgh pic. My boys are big in this town 😜

Sep 3, 2018: The U.K. patchwork of fields looks quite pretty from the air ✈️ ⛅️

Sep 3, 2018: Had a wonderful time in Scotland visiting for a family wedding. Has definitely made us think about planning a longer trip in the future.

Aug 26, 2018: More home cooking today. Steak w/ salsa verde sauce, hassleback new potatoes with truffle salt, asparagus & sweetcorn. Always worth setting the …

Aug 24, 2018: 99% of the time, when someone says something is “urgent”, what they really mean is it was poorly planned.

Aug 23, 2018: I always knew playing as Oddjob was cheating! Great article on a true gaming classic.

Aug 22, 2018: The Council were going to build this right across the road from my home. For over a year the street I’m on have wanted answers to how this would …

Aug 21, 2018: Enjoying doing some home cooking. Trying to eat a little healthier as well. Tuna steak with Pico de Gallo and lime/coriander rice. All made from …

Aug 19, 2018: Boys have the native song of my people on repeat whilst tidying whilst my wife despairs 🤣

Aug 18, 2018: Oh god a new Death Cab album is out. 😍

Aug 17, 2018: As someone who doesn’t smoke anymore at all, I don’t think they should allow vaping on buses & trains. Even if it’s not as …

Aug 16, 2018: Apple HQ continues to be one hell of a building 😎

Aug 15, 2018: 🎮 Diablo 3 for Switch? All in 💸 just take the money!

Aug 15, 2018: £200,000 for some seaside lights In 2017, the Weymouth Food Bank served meals to 1692 adults and 951 children. Nearly 24,000 meals served. It’s …

Aug 15, 2018: Can’t help but think @gruber comment on non subscription apps going the way of the dodo forecasts a lot of apps will get left behind. For me to take a …

Aug 14, 2018: “That’s no moon” A rare visit to retail prime. At least I get some daim 😋

Aug 13, 2018: Baked a Dorset apple cake with the boys today. Great fun with a delicious end result 😋 🍰

Aug 9, 2018: Pic from the comment “IT is not a healthy profession” on that article in my last tweet. An old colleague of mine moved jobs to become a head of …

Aug 9, 2018: This Story about InfoSec Pro’s and Alcohol rings a lot of bells to me. Hard drinking is reflective of a lot of IT culture as a whole. Especially …

Aug 7, 2018: Five Guys verdict = Good Burger. I like ShakeShack better still though. Shacks Potato buns & shack sauce are still my favourites. Nice fries and …

Aug 7, 2018: Finally going to get a 5 Guys for the first time. Let’s see how it compares to shake shack 😋🍔

Aug 6, 2018: Sat in a bar and a girl at a table next to us just said “Greek food is peng!”. At that point I truely felt like a very, very old man.

Aug 3, 2018: And a photo of the (much) busier main beach. 🏖

Aug 3, 2018: Enjoying the weather in Weymouth on the lesser populated beaches ☀️ 😎

Aug 2, 2018: On the challenge of keeping BBC iPlayer relevant Harrington says if the BBC keeps its own shows on iPlayer for longer it is in the tricky position …

Aug 2, 2018: “Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation.” William Gibson We’re not quite …

Aug 2, 2018: Thoughts on the App Store Affiliates program cancellation & iOS gaming. Apple ending the App Store Affiliates Program sort of shows how iOS/Mobile gaming is evolving as a whole. It’s so hard for premium games or ports from …

Aug 2, 2018: Awesome article about mainstream papers video game reporting and how tabloid stories are put together. Well done for Eurogamer for putting this out. …

Aug 1, 2018: Good fun watching historical sword play at Dorchester Borough Gardens #LoveParks event in the sun today. Hats off to them wearing all that replica …

Jul 31, 2018: Listening to 🎶 Jesse Kivel - LA Story 🎶 Perfect tune for a lazy evening walk back home as the sun starts to lower over Dorchester 😊.

Jul 31, 2018: Had awesome pizza at the Stable in Poole today. Really impressed. Lived in Dorset for years but never been to one before. Good quality, interesting …

Jul 31, 2018: Waiting for some 🍕 at Stable in Poole checking out the decor 🐷 😂

Jul 27, 2018: The kids hamster gets pretty extreme after hours… 🧗‍♀️ 🐹

Jul 27, 2018: Seeing a conversation between @craigmcclellan & @gb about equipment lists lit a fire under me to update my Gear, Playing & Reading static …

Jul 22, 2018: Lovely Day At Chesil Beach Today We decided to make the most of our Sunday afternoon and make haste to Chesil beach for some rock pooling & ball throwing. Days like this are so …

Jul 22, 2018: Darn tootin’ he is. 🤘

Jul 19, 2018: Yay, got my feel good text from The NHS Always lovely to get. 😎💉👍

Jul 19, 2018: Wanna feel old? Try watching youtubers play with a laptop you owned new when you were 20 like it’s some archaeological find. I loved my Macbook …

Jul 17, 2018: Homeward bound 🚂 I really enjoyed working from a clients office space today and having a good natter with people. A good reminder I should get out and …

Jul 17, 2018: Piss off Amazon. Piss off prime day. pay and treat your employees decently & fairly.

Jul 17, 2018: The train to civilisation soon beckons. Bournemouth bound today. 🚂

Jul 16, 2018: We’ve all been advised to close our Windows & Doors because of a barn fire near Dorchester…, but I think we all know what’s really happening …

Jul 15, 2018: Some More Dorset Sea Food Festival Shots Shot of the harbour, the Bonne Maman van (that was giving away free food!) and some of the foods we sampled in close up. Lovely way to spend a day.

Jul 15, 2018: Lovely afternoon spent at the Dorset Sea Food Festival exploring and eating lots of lovely things. Got my beloved Crab & Mac from Dorset Shellfish …

Jul 14, 2018: Amazing. A one letter spelling mistake in the game Aliens:Colonial Marines .ini file trashed the games AI and made it perform like garbage. Found …

Jul 12, 2018: Awsome lunch at Finca in Poundbury today. 👌😋

Jul 10, 2018: WHAAAAAAAAA 1Password > Apple acquisition talks underway 🤯 Don’t fuck it up Let me still choose to keep my data in the EU. Please …

Jul 9, 2018: Testing out Linea Sketch from the Iconfactory as an alternative to Paper by 53. Not an artist but I use these apps for sketching out technical stuff. …

Jul 8, 2018: Please go well. As a parent I can’t even imagine what the kids & parents are going through. Not to mention the physical & mental strain on the …

Jul 7, 2018: I can’t express how much I need a tshirt with this logo on it. Like… ASAP. Any price.

Jun 30, 2018: Swans

Jun 30, 2018: Leaping-2

Jun 30, 2018: Leaping-1

Jun 30, 2018: Wifey is away on a hen do this weekend. Even though I’ve been a dad for 11 years I still can’t help feeling like an intern that’s been left with the …

Jun 25, 2018: iOS 12 Beta: Why You Should (and Shouldn’t) Download It You shouldn’t. EVER If you value your phones ability to operate as your day to day …

Jun 21, 2018: Just me and my boi Loki chillin’ 😎 🐱

Jun 15, 2018: Wow. grow up Lyme Regis. Bullying a middle aged woman because she had a good business idea? This gives Lyme Regis & it’s indies a terrible …

Jun 15, 2018: Every “I ditched my computer for an iPad” post ever Look how easy writing is on it. Look how easy basic photography is. I bought a pencil. I’m …

Jun 14, 2018: Why do I eat these? It’s like pleasure and pain in the same dish 🔥 😡🤬🤯

Jun 13, 2018: Is there any news on if the macOS Mojave dynamic desktop will support home made images? I can imagine some pretty cool stuff coming out of that if so. …

Jun 10, 2018: Seems EE have just released a carrier update that lets you make/receive phone calls from any device signed into iCloud no matter the location of your …

Jun 8, 2018: Truly heartbroken to hear about Anthony Bourdain. I admired him, his work and his outlook on life greatly. A giant.

Jun 8, 2018: Ugh… in Dorchester at the moment I think the season means I’m breathing in about 20% flying ants as I walk around 🤢🐜

Jun 4, 2018: PODCASTS ON WATCHOS! FINALLY! #WWDC

Jun 4, 2018: Does anyone actually curate memories in photos.app? Ever? Does it even do a good job of guiding you on how to do it?

Jun 4, 2018: Please be actually worthwhile photo updates and not just more gimmicky shite please Apple 🤞

Jun 4, 2018: WWDC & Lego! 🤭 This could be cool!

Jun 4, 2018: Excited to hear what comes from WWDC. I hope they execute strong on the “polish” plan for the OS products and services. I would like to see ☑️ big …

Jun 4, 2018: Here we go again… back to civilisation after a lovely week away ☕️ 🚂 👨‍💻

Jun 3, 2018: Equal parts excited and afraid of trying this combination 🍻 🌿 😬 also no garlic emoji yet Unicode? For shame!

Jun 3, 2018: Isle of Wight - Needles Walk Back from our holiday on the Isle of Wight I’m looking through and processing the pictures of our trip. We had some lovely weather and some of the …

Jun 1, 2018: This lamp store has taken an original graphite iMac and converted it into a lamp… This is one bit of art that will be staying on the shelf I …

May 26, 2018: What’s worse than the constant GDPR emails? One that exposes every customer email address because they used CC, not BCC. 🙄

May 25, 2018: Once again Apples App approval process seems as random as a game of chance. I can only imagine how frustrating it is to be a iOS dev sometimes. There …

May 24, 2018: Some scary news for Mikrotik users (and a few other vendors) this morning. Huge state sponsored router malware being discovered. 500,000 devices …

May 23, 2018: I had no idea a new Emil Brandqvist Album was out 🎶 A must listen!

May 23, 2018: As someone who made some big lifestyle changes a month ago regarding health, Viticci’s story on exercise and mindfulness ring really, really …

May 23, 2018: The time has come in the home office. The fan is out! ☀️😓🌬😅

May 22, 2018: About to dive into this freaky stuff… wish me luck 🤨

May 22, 2018: Nothing gets me quite as excited as the thought of a new Zach Gage game coming out. A master of mobile game design.

May 21, 2018: Working in peoples Comms/Server rooms on a regular basis, I’ve worked in some hazardous conditions. Poor cabling everywhere, tight spaces, low …

May 21, 2018: Random thoughts after settling in using Micro.Blog Now I’m fully settled in. The Domain re-pointed, billing set-up and the initial new shiny period has worn off. So I’ve been thinking about …

May 21, 2018: ‪I’m not complaining about my last post. Far from it. 👇‬ ‪Turns out 4 weeks of real effort and really thinking about some lifestyle choices can have a …

May 21, 2018: That feeling when you start exercising, smash your Apple Watch circles every day and then it tells you to do more each week.

May 20, 2018: First barbecue of the summer coming together in the background whilst the table is set 👍

May 19, 2018: Loki cares not for Royal Weddings, instead taking to the garden for respite 🐱 ☀️

May 18, 2018: Tonight’s tasting menu 🍻

May 18, 2018: ITS EVERYWHERE… WE CAN’T CONTROL IT… WE CAN’T OUTRUN IT…SAVE YOURSE

May 18, 2018: A particularly nasty Sec Advisory For Draytreks just dropped. If you have Draytek devices on your network then arrange to check & patch them asap.

May 18, 2018: Finished off The Terror last night. Has to be in my top 3 shows of all time. Cinematography, writing and performing all top-class. Especially Jared …

May 17, 2018: Poppy seed bagel with cream cheese and scrambled egg. Plus my necessary morning ☕️ 😋 Ready to keep the internet flowing 💪 👨‍💻

May 16, 2018: So twitters new API costs are out there. Feel sorry for Twitterrific, Tapbot et’al. I would never use the website on desktop so my twitter checking …

May 14, 2018: There is no other word for this than shameful. Just utterly, utterly shameful. What does this say about us as a society? where’s the compassion?

May 13, 2018: Post match refreshments. Pretty tasty. 😋Definitely better than coconut water 🤨

May 12, 2018: Duck Mamma & her babies strutting through the centre of town 💃 🦆

May 11, 2018: Watching some footage of people playing Beat Saber has got me itching to get a VR headset again… 😩🎮

May 10, 2018: Watching Season 2 of The Frankenstein Chronicles on Netflix. 🧟‍♂️ It’s so slowly paced it feels like in the first 45 minutes all I’ve watched is Sean …

May 10, 2018: Having had to audit some network equipment. GUI only. No readable config export. Only access via Citrix then in turn via a TS session. Eyes hurt after …

May 9, 2018: Researchers, who quizzed 15,000 cocaine users, said the drug can be delivered “more quickly than a pizza” in Glasgow. Sounds like …

May 9, 2018: According to BBC question time it’s a choice between this and paying my house off. At least it’s home made tho 🤷‍♂️ 🥑 🍞 ☕️

May 8, 2018: Interesting that the eGPU community have unofficial NVidia card support up and running. It gives a lot better performance with OpenGL than AMD cards. …

May 8, 2018: Cup Noodle has officially come to the U.K! Had to try them out. Very tasty! Gives the old “Pot Noodle” a run for its money 🍜 😋

May 7, 2018: Ringstead Beach Spent a wonderful day at the beach today enjoying the weather. Highs of 24c and clear blue skies. Wonderful way to spend the bank holiday. The water …

May 6, 2018: Cool little article from MacRumors on the 20th anniversary of the iMac launch Pretty amazing to look back at how much iMac did for Apple and the way …

May 6, 2018: Wonderful afternoon spend at Weymouth Harbour. Weather is just glorious today. ☀️

May 6, 2018: Lunch with a view 😎☀️

May 5, 2018: Home made 🍕 night. Pepperoni & onion. Made with my wife’s [[www.instagram.com/p/BiZzclb…](www.instagram.com/p/BiZzclb…](awesome) …

May 5, 2018: McDonalds Germany is doing fried cheese doughnuts 🚖 🛫 ☁️ 🛬 🚖 🧀 😋

May 5, 2018: Saw this at the local garden centre & couldn’t resist… 😜

May 5, 2018: Pashley guv’nor Maintenance ✔️ Degreased ✔️ Shampoo’d ✔️ Washed ✔️ Lubed ✔️ Inflated ✔️ Dried 😎 ready for summertime 🚴‍♂️

May 2, 2018: Autodesk Sketchbook goes free on all available platforms. I’ll have to give it a go as a Paper alternative.

May 1, 2018: For urgently see “2 months after it happened” 🙄

Apr 30, 2018: Great list of Jazz Recordings posted from Bowers & Wilkins. My current jam is They Can’t Take That Away from Me from the album “Ella and …

Apr 30, 2018: Bear Archive Woes 🐻Bear 1.5 dropped today with a whole bunch of changes, including official archive support! 🎉 Bear is an integral part of my notetaking workflows for …

Apr 29, 2018: Took the time to write up my gear list of what Hardware gear & Software I routinely use for work & home. My first long-form post on …

Apr 29, 2018: I refuse to believe someone didn’t choose that photo on purpose considering the two paragraphs above it… 🤣

Apr 27, 2018: Aw man we had such good weather through the week. How’s it looking now I’m not working…. Oh.. Oh no… 🤦‍♂️

Apr 27, 2018: Wow. Historic news coming out of Korea. Hope they do succeed with a lasting peace.

Apr 27, 2018: Well there we have it. Apple have officially discontinued airport routers. Time to think of a replacement strategy as my two Airport Extremes get …

Apr 26, 2018: Some of Apples feature decisions still continue to baffle. Turn on “One Home Screen” on an Apple TV I would like to be the ‘primary’ …

Apr 26, 2018: Wow, Otis Redding just had so much Joie de vivre in his performances. 🎶 Never fails to impress listening to his live stuff. What a legend

Apr 26, 2018: Every email is a GDPR policy update email. I’ve never been so popular. Curious none of these mails have a “Nah I’m good, I don’t …

Apr 26, 2018: Visual Studio Code still continues to impress me. I don’t play with CSS usually at all so this is probably ancient news to all. But I find it …

Apr 26, 2018: If we’re honest. Even 61.2Mbps in a city centre is slow in 2018. We are slower than nearly all of Europe. All because of a lack of investment …

Apr 25, 2018: Apple can’t add a search feature to emojis on iOS fast enough. Such a good feature with emoji in MacOS. There are 2,666 emojis now in the Unicode …

Apr 25, 2018: These crisps open like a tissue box and are little lattices! 😎😋

Apr 25, 2018: Just moved thecran.es from Medium over to micro.blog. Loving the simplicity, openness and Markdown support 😎 Should be quite a nice little blogging …

Apr 9, 2018: “Double poke in the eye II” by Bruce Nauman on display at the Tate. Neon is always awesome to photograph.

Apr 9, 2018: Couple of B&W Photos from our trip to the Science Museum

Apr 8, 2018: Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s NeXTcube on display at the Science Museum. The device that birthed the World Wide Web!

Apr 8, 2018: Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s NeXTcube on display at the Science Museum. The device that birthed the World Wide Web!

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Apr 5, 2018: 15 years married to @dorsetjen26 today & I wouldn’t change a thing. 😘 Here’s to many more 🥂

Mar 30, 2018: Lovely weather for 🦆 Using a car park puddle as an impromptu lake for a snooze.

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Mar 10, 2018: And a dippy close up!

Mar 10, 2018: Dippy pano

Mar 10, 2018: Lovely to see Dippy on tour today! How majestic! 🦕

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Mar 1, 2018: No school! Nice morning running around in the snow instead, a cheeky burger for lunch and back home to the wood burner now 👌

Feb 12, 2018: Happy nerd here 👍🎮👏

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Feb 4, 2018: Not quite sure what my cat Loki plans to do now he appears to have a siege engine, but I’m guessing it can’t be good.

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Dec 26, 2017: Can’t wait to get started building this later today 😎 thanks @dorsetjen26 😘

Dec 25, 2017: Rapidly approaching contentment⛄️ 🥃 🦃

Dec 25, 2017: How many other days do you have an excuse to break out the elf jumper and the moustache wax 😜 Have a lovely day everyone! Best wishes!

Dec 22, 2017: Mince pie dough prep completed 🎄 🎅

Dec 18, 2017: This mornings project completed with the boys 🎅 🛷 🦌

Dec 9, 2017: On my way home after a whistle stop visit north. I feel cocktail ordering mistakes were made at one point on the night out though. #kale&vodka

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Dec 1, 2017: Time to open my Advent 😋☕️

Nov 25, 2017: Best. Advent. Ever. 👍☕️😋

Oct 29, 2017: Starting the day with a nice scramble 🍳😋

Oct 2, 2017: It’s Monday… 😒 So a morning treat is allowed! 😏☕️

Sep 27, 2017: Saw a friend enjoying his breakfast this morning.

Aug 27, 2017: Not a bad spot at all for a bit of breakfast 🍳

Aug 26, 2017: Having a lovely day at Purbeck Folk Festival with @dorsetjen26 ! 🍻🎪🎻🎼

Aug 6, 2017: Happy Sunday folks. 👍🥃

Aug 5, 2017: Had a lovely birthday tea prepared by @dorsetjen26 after a great day with my boys. What more could I ask for. Oh yes… 🥃

Aug 5, 2017: Some very generous friends have given me a great American whiskey and bourbon birthday haul this year. I feel positively spoiled. 😋🥃 …

Aug 3, 2017: Gratuitous @7boneburgerco lunch shot 🍔🍟😋👍

Jul 29, 2017: Can’t stop won’t stop.

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Jul 29, 2017: Sometimes, you just have to start the weekend with a big breakfast. 🍳

Jul 23, 2017: Sometimes on a rainy day with the boys you’ve just gotta get the Fimo out and make some Pokemon! 😁

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Jul 4, 2017: Some quality postage and packaging from Amazon. Yes, that is all that is in the box.

Jun 28, 2017: Most amazing burrito from a place in Bournemouth called “Casa Gourmex” for lunch 😋

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Jun 23, 2017: Tofu hot dog topped with veggie chilli, sour cream, coriander and crushed tortilla chips. 😋🌭

Jun 18, 2017: Had a lovely Father’s Day with my family!

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Jun 17, 2017: Happy Father’s Day everyone. 👍🐦 Awesome card from the kids this morning.

Jun 16, 2017: hello

Jun 11, 2017: And done. Strawberry cakey gooey goodness 😋

Jun 11, 2017: Complete!

Jun 11, 2017: Out to cool now 🌬

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Jun 11, 2017: Those of you who know me and @dorsetjen26 know what’s coming next 😋

Jun 9, 2017: Tonight’s tipple. 🥃

Jun 4, 2017: 🦆

Jun 3, 2017: Enjoying a nice flat white and watching the world go by.

May 30, 2017: 20K every day 🚴💨

May 29, 2017: Having a lovely time @nationaltrust Montacute House. Especially the roast pork baps 😋

May 26, 2017: Taste check in on @byronhamburgers kimchee burger. Amazing. Very very nice burger. 🌶 🍔 Good onion rings as well. 👍

May 26, 2017: I’m enjoying London 😋🍺

May 26, 2017: Hello London

May 26, 2017: London bound 🏙🚂

May 21, 2017: Nice day for a train ride 🚂

May 21, 2017: Lovely Fritters and hummus in Bristol today 😋

Apr 1, 2017: #wildsaturdaynights

Mar 25, 2017: Never could resist a burrito 🌯😋

Mar 25, 2017: Loki is enjoying the sunshine ☀️

Mar 11, 2017: To the victor goes the spoils. @garlicuk Making butter from the black garlic is amazing. Rich like truffles. Very nice.

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Mar 4, 2017: Aww yis #nintendoswitch

Feb 25, 2017: What a realistic looking draft excluder 🤔 😜

Feb 19, 2017: Florida in less than 2 months now. Time to double down on this getting into shape thing 🏃

Feb 18, 2017: At last some ☀️ Went to feed the ducks but they weren’t interested. These two were happy to oblige though.

Feb 18, 2017: 1986 or 2017, the classics will always be the classics. 🎮