Le Man’s ’66 (aka Ford v Ferrari) is beautifully shot and unexpectedly comical in places, but any enjoyment is given pause by its vivid depiction of the often tragic consequences of motorsport, particularly during that era. “Sometimes they don’t get out of the car.”
AgileBits’ attitude and the messaging around 1Password was always off-putting, enough for me to seek out less popular alternatives. That they’ve announced Series A funding after 14 successfully self-funded years, serves only to confirm my worst suspicions.
2010: Sack Kay Burley, watch the BBC!
2019: Watch Kay Burley, sack-off the BBC.
A slight burnt smell in the air suddenly has my mind unwittingly strolling along University Avenue in Palo Alto. How strange.
Heading back to London on a Eurostar Class 373 carrying its original livery. Though bashed about a bit – the interior has seen better days – this iconic 25-year-old train stirs memories of when advancing under the Channel was an intriguing yet unnerving prospect.
I’ve just signed this open letter standing in international solidarity with the congresswomen facing Donald Trump’s racist attacks. You should too.
After a 10-hour drive beset by delays, finally arrived in Dolgellau. Had planned on camping this evening, but given the awful weather, found a hotel instead. Turns out its manager previously owned The Signalman, the pub at the end of my street. Small world!
Was lovely to finally meet @edwardhorsford earlier today and geek out a little bit over @eleven_ty.
After many years reading RSS feeds with the supremely elegant and stylish Reeder, very much enjoying a return to the stripped back simplicity of NetNewsWire (currently in alpha).
Hard to believe that a Danny Boyle film, written by Richard Curtis and featuring the music of the Beetles, could turn out to be so distinctly average and yet, apart from one pivotal scene towards the end, Yesterday proved to be less than the sum of its parts.
Small but powerful features like this are just one of the many reasons why I love HTML.
With 6,500 images spread over 1,600 pages and weighing 6.5kg, Olympic Games – The Design is quite the droll-worthy Kickstarter project. Backed!
When it comes to public transport, the Dutch really have their shit together, don’t they.
The architecture of Zaandam is so surreal, even the late Piet Blom might have questioned its seriousness.
Have bit of a soft spot for the Class 442 Wessex Electrics from their time on the Gatwick Express service, so it’s lovely to see them back on the railway again.
Yet another excellent @cssdayconf, one that this year, thanks to speakers like @steveschoger, @laras126 and @natalyathree, began to bridge the great divides in our industry by providing healthier means of framing the debates. More of this sort of thing!
While it’s lovely to be back in Amsterdam, given this is my fourth visit in five years, feeling somewhat inured by it all. Excited by the prospect of venturing further afield on Saturday… Zaanse Schans perhaps?
The Dutch deserved that win, with England an embarrassment, both on and off the pitch.
Cheering on the team in red this evening. #TOTLIV #UCLFinal
Just found out that @Pret have discontinued their egg and tomato breakfast baguette. Devastated.
Yet another of my ridiculously talented friends is publishing a book on Unbound. This time it’s @cole007 illustrating Michael Rosen’s You’re Thinking About Tomatoes. Pledged!
After 18 consecutive weeks, have decided to press pause on writing weeknotes. They’re getting harder and harder to compile and take up precious downtime over a weekend. But that’s okay! Was fun while it lasted; perhaps I’ll return to writing them again in the autumn.
Interesting responses to my earlier query, thanks everyone. Seems like a toss-up between Groningen and Maastricht. I’ve got a few days set aside; maybe I should try and visit both?
Each year after attending CSS Day in Amsterdam, I visit a different city in the Netherlands. So far I’ve been to Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague. Venturing beyond the Randstad, where should I head this year?
After a fantastic evening spent with my DfE colleagues, ended up sharing the train back to Brighton with @mat_walker, @carlsonator and @christt – the sort of happy accident being precisely the reason why I decided to stay in Brighton.
Sticking with shorter 5km runs for now, but steadily increasing my pace.
Not sure what’s more maddening: Brexit, or the Independent Group/TIG/Change UK/Remain Alliance’s media and campaign strategy. Bunch of bloody amateurs.
With help from my personal trainer, over the last four years I’ve lost 8kg, and become much stronger and fitter in the process. Tonight was our final session together before he relocates to China. So thanks, Jonny; each sprint finish has been a blast!
Travelling from Brighton to Gatwick, it’s possible to spot a Class 313 with the old British Rail blue/grey livery, and an Airbus A319 sporting the historic livery of BEA. Nostalgia has gone mainstream.
I don’t care what you say; Great Western Railway easily has the best livery on the network. If only the same could be said for its service and punctuality.
First time attending @frontendlondon in many, many years; weird to be back without seeing all the familiar faces of old.
Watched After Life fully expecting to hate it but, aside from its chocolate-box depiction of England and overly saccharine moments, think it may be Gervais’ finest work since The Office. As vehicles for his opinions go, it’s surprisingly thoughtful and delightful.
Spending the day exploring Margate which, according to Bradshaw, is “essentially and irredeemably vulgar”.