Licorice Pizza was so much fun! Such a beautiful, funny and uplifting story – too early to call it my film of the year? Such a joy to see John Michael Higgins on screen again too… “I don’t speak Japanese”… brilliant!
Wordle 201 3/6
How wonderful to start the new year and have @jesseyuen be in the same virtual building. Again!
Happy 5th birthday, Micro.blog!
Such a wonderful way to start the new year. Less so the “fish fingers”.
Doing a silly voice, I started chuckling away to myself; such a rare occurrence these last few months that this response actually shocked me.
The drugs do work.
As 12 weeks of working from home has morphed into a state of perpetual home working, I’m so done with all the various ‘productivity’ apps that assume users have powerful computers and super fast broadband. Metaverse? I can barely use Miro.
Guessing somebody on the @guardian’s iOS team learnt how to do rounded corners. 🙄
A championship decided on the very last lap of the last race. Whatever the outcome, an incredible season for fans of Formula 1. Less so for the stewards.
Ever get the feeling that you’re just going round in circles?
12 months ago I was at the very centre of something special. Now I’m a social pariah.
Everything that once gave me joy now makes me anxious and upset. I feel isolated, ignored and abandoned. I’m depressed.
How the fuck did this happen!?
Where did it all go wrong?
Why are HMRC’s digital services so bad? Abysmal in every conceivable way: design, information architecture, content design, user experience, frontend… I dread having to use one of their services. It’s almost as if the last 10 years in government digital never happened.
Brighton is developing beyond recognition; familiar buildings demolished, favourite cafés closed. Yet I can go into a coffee shop I visited regularly 10 years ago, and its owner will still recognise me.
Everything has changed but nothing has changed.
Today was a good day.
Can anyone recommend a good accountant in Brighton?
Film I wanted to see at the cinema was sold out, so ended up watching The Suicide Squad instead. Quite possibly the stupidest, dumbest film I’ve ever sat through.
All good things must come to an end. After 2 and a half years working with the amazing ‘Becoming a teacher’ team at @educationgovuk, time to change things up and find a new project within government. Know any teams looking for an interaction designer (London/remote)?
Went to an actual cinema (Lewes Depot), to see an actual film (The Courier). Marvellous.
I’m absolutely fucking done, with 2021.
Have two whole days in the Peak District ahead of me. Where should I ramble?
Extremely proud of @England. The team reached the final and then took Italy to the very end. I doubt many of us could ever imagined that.
WHAT IS THIS!!?
A final in our lifetime.
Lions led by donkeys. Same as it ever was.
“The problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste.”
Walking along a coast path in Newquay, spotted some surfers: one stranded on some rocks, two others being swept out to sea. Once it was clear they were in distress, called the coastguard, and directed the rescue boats. I may have saved some lives today. ☺️
This is a low.
Literally nothing of interest or relevance to me in the WWDC keynote. Just announce a new 16" MacBook Pro, give it a stable and usable OS, then get the Federighi outta here.
Just seen inside my bladder. Absolutely fascinating – although the entry price was rather painful! 😖
How many designers does it take to change a light bulb?
Alan Partridge on Spaghetti Junction:
It’s quite humbling the lengths those engineers went to, just so that ordinary road users – men and women that they would never meet – could avoid going into Birmingham. And when I think about that, I actually get quite chocked up.