• Apple’s iOS 17 Preview:

    The new Journal app looks interesting, but from the limited demo it seems entirely local, with no sharing - unless I’ve missed something?

    No one but you can access your journal.

    With the integration with Shortcuts, and the potential for third party apps to contribute via the Journaling Suggestions API, all it needs is a little love for ActivityPub and it would be a powerful source for (micro-)blogging platforms like micro.blog.

  • When implementing humane gun laws is beyond your society’s ken, I suppose you can always try the Winnie the Pooh gambit. But maybe, just maybe, try a bit harder on the gun laws?

    “Danger is scary, but our legendary friends Pooh and his crew are here to help us through,” reads one page.

    Winnie-the-Pooh book teaches kids to ‘run, hide, fight’ in a shooting, Washington Post

  • Scone Palace

  • Today I ate a scone in Scone.

    Travel notes:

    • jam first, then cream
    • the use of both ‘sandwich’ and ‘palace’ demonstrate a degree of hubris
    • lovely peacocks and grounds
    • never realised how much I didn’t know about Douglas firs
    • yet more evidence that Queen Victoria fair got about
  • Moot Hill, Scone Palace

  • Two theatre visits in one week:

    When will this extravagance end? Now. It will end now.

  • Ane City

    Once more unto the breach… I wonder if the Dundee Repertory Theatre offers a loyalty scheme? Two nights at the theatre in one week, two young women from the eastern coast of Scotland telling their personal stories in ways that only they can. While And is intimate and minimalist, Ane City is … read more

  • And by Charlotte Mclean

    It’s been too long. It’s funny what a global pandemic does to your idea of spending time in a public theatre - even one as perfectly formed as the Dundee Rep. If you get a chance to witness And in person, I urge you do so. I certainly plan to return. Which is fine, because the now 28 … read more

  • King Taharqa @ The Ashmolean, Oxford

  • 📺 The Sopranos

    Finally, I know.

    Often lauded as the greatest TV show of time, and I can see why. Very much enjoyed.

    And. That. Ending.

  • I’ve never read Natalie Guest’s blog but this comment on her email subscription page persuaded me to try:

    [Her writing] does have a knack of keeping me reading on even when I have better things to do

    I always have ‘better’ things to do.

  • Murdo, with stick

  • Corrie Fee, Glendoll

  • Carolyn on Mastodon:

    Could you please not denigrate a man by equating him to a woman? There are a lot of asshole men you can draw from.


  • Falls of Unich, Glen Lee

    View from the Falls of Unich, down towards Glen Lee.
  • 🕹 Casual Birder - Playdate Season 1, Game 1

    The first title is a groovy Pokémon-esque throwback for twitchers - gotta snap ‘em all! Pokémon games were never my thing, but they might be yours.

    But, holy cow, the text is small for my old eyes. Playdate XL, Panic?

    Casual Birder title screen - a game for Playdate
  • Michael Amundsen:

    Even the simplest screens in an app should be architected to allow for scrolling.

    Every Screen in Your App Should Be a Scrolling View - Lickability

  • iPhone Screen Sizes (iOS 16)

    When developing for iPhone today, if you can set a minimum version of iOS 16.2 then you need to be prepared to support the following phones and their respective screen sizes. That’s ten different screen sizes from an iPhone 81 to an iPhone 14 Pro Max. Device Logical Dimensions Scaling … read more

  • Path to Ethie, Angus

    Walking the dogs on a track to Ethie, with the North Sea in the background
  • Finished reading: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes 📚

    A poignant exploration of the fragility of our psyche.

  • 🕹 Playdate - initial impressions: perfectly cute, beautifully engineered

    Kudos to Panic for bringing artisanal whimsy back to the world of video games.

    Playdate handheld game system, in standby mode with open purple cover
  • Slàinte Mhath 🥃

    Apple Fitness+ badge for completing first yoga workout, 1 January 2023
  • It’s too late this year, but next… what do you do for hogmanay?

    [David Sparks watches] Star Wars, Episode IV, in such a way that the Death Star blows up precisely a the stroke of midnight.

    Blowing Up the Death Star at Midnight, Again - MacSparky

  • Looks like I am on a triennial blog refresh cycle.



    • direction of next/previous buttons (also missing from posts)
    • post category labels
  • Vaccinated.

    Virus: SARS-CoV-2
    Vaccine: Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent
    Dose number: 4
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