Music

2019-04-27: The last of the chocolate eggs.

2019-04-25: Part of my attempt to eat a healthier lunch.

2019-04-20: 🎶 Alive. Really loving the new song from Big Big Train.

2019-03-20: Essential Jacques Tati Blu-ray collection. A little birthday present for myself.

2019-03-20: I love all the new iMac “reviews” on Youtube based on just the reported specs.

2019-02-25: Reports coming in that Mark Hollis (Talk Talk) has died. I haven’t seen any confirmation yet …

2019-02-18: I don’t expect the streaming Criterion Channel to come to the UK anytime soon but I’ve noticed, …

2019-02-16: Bruno Ganz, actor who played Hitler in Downfall, dies aged 77 | Film | The Guardian A great actor …

2019-02-09: Re-uploading a lot of old photos to Flickr. This is one of my favourite bits of public sculpture in …

2019-02-09: I’ve given the Apple HomePod enough time to get better. Back to Sonos with its built in …

2019-02-09: Bob Mould has a great new album out. You can always depend on Bob. 🎶

2019-02-02: Currently reading: The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow 📚

2019-02-02: I just noticed that web pages on mobile Safari can be “handed off” to Firefox on the mac desktop. I …

2019-02-01: I’m trying to put a link at the top of the Marfa theme to a category. The new category links …

2019-02-01: I watched the Fyre Festival thing on Netflix. It’s a fairly dull documentary about a bunch of …

2019-01-25: I’m really enjoying messing around with TiddlyWiki. Currently transferring in my saved Kindle quotes …

2019-01-16: Some late Christmas gifts. Looking forward to reading these. 📙

2019-01-14: Is anyone still buying hipstapaks for the Hipstamatic iOS camera app?

2019-01-14: This has been the mildest Scottish winter for a long time. There hasn’t been any lowland snow and I …

2019-01-13: I’ve grown to really love Mixcloud. It’s not just about DJs and dance music. …

2019-01-02: 🎶 This guy is amazing. Chassol - Big Sun Apple or Spotify

2018-12-23: Christmas Time Is Here - Khruangbin. I love this version. 🎶 🎄

2018-12-21: I think we might be overdoing the Christmas decorations at work.

2018-12-15: Ten days to go and I haven’t been hit by #Whamaggedon yet.

2018-11-23: I used to like imore.com but it’s just a shopping site now as far as I can see.

2018-10-08: Google+ shutting down after users’ data is exposed - BBC News Google is shutting down much of …

2018-10-08: I’ve seen Steve Hackett quite a few times now but tonight’s show in Glasgow was extra special. 🎶

2018-10-01: Carlos Ezquerra 1947-2018 2000 AD 2000 AD is profoundly saddened to confirm that artist Carlos …

2018-09-30: It’s that time of the year again.

2018-09-26: It turns out that you need to give the Launchbar app “Full Disk Useage” under the new MacOS Mojave …

2018-09-03: Garcia Peoples - Cash Crisis #vinyl #onmyturntable

2018-08-16: I pay a subscription for Bear Notes but I’ve found myself just throwing stuff into the Apple Notes …

2018-08-07: There’s a baby gull on the roof at work. The mother sits on this pole all day to protect it and …

2018-08-07: Is there any real advantage to using a WordPress optimised hosting setup? What does that really …

2018-07-22: 🎵 Sunday afternoon tunes. Primrose Green by Ryley Walker (iTunes). Recommended for all you John …

2018-07-21: I cancelled my Adobe Creative Cloud account today because I just wasn’t using it enough to …

2018-07-06: This updating stats page for my web hosting company is really nice.

2018-07-04: I was quite adamant that I wasn’t going to install the iOS 12 public beta this time but that lasted …

2018-06-27: I don’t think I’m doing this meditation thing right when the sound of a small bell makes me jump out …

2018-06-20: Your government is taking children from their parents and putting them in cages. Stop lecturing the …

2018-06-08: The warm weather always acts as an invitation for the neighbourhood cats to wander around the house.

2018-06-08: Ice Creams #icecream

2018-06-07: Today’s escapee from the heat. It did a tour of every room in the house and then lazed around for a …

2018-05-29: Cable and broadband has been down for a couple of days. It’s amazing what you can get done in its …

2018-05-18: Pub quizzing.

2018-05-17: I walked out the front door this morning to be confronted with a mass of feathers and the remnants …

2018-05-15: “Please register the app in order to view the User Manual”. Really?

2018-05-14: New iPhone set up and old one restored for my elderly parents today. Job well done.

2018-05-13: Interesting clouds.

2018-05-12: Accidental Portrait Of A Knee

2018-05-11: Scary #dog

2018-05-10: I was looking to register a domain name today. The price range at various companies for the same …

2018-05-10: 🎶 I love The High Llamas.

2018-05-07: I downloaded all my Flickr photos and shut down my Yahoo account just before the recent Smugmug …

2018-04-28: Added the BFI Player to my Fire TV Stick so with that, and MUBI, I’ve got good films to watch every …

2018-04-23: I set a reminder to cancel Drafts 5 at the end of the seven day trial but I’ve cancelled the …

2018-04-22: Catching up on some #records. Trembling Bells - Dungeness. #vinyl

2018-04-20: Jetpack for Wordpress gets a lot of stick but the VaultPress plugin is really very good. Restored a …

2018-04-19: Moved to a new host today and my web site address is defaulting to “www.” at the start of the url. …

2018-04-19: Headline of the day: ‘Very angry badger’ causes part of Scottish castle to be closed.

2018-04-18: It has probably been there in previous versions but I really like the “Append to …

2018-04-17: One for Seinfeld fans. George Costanza’s idea becomes reality at last.

2018-04-14: Gosh. My host, Tsohost, is really going downhill. The amount of downtime on cloud hosting is getting …

2018-04-13: I don’t think I’ll doing any microcasting soon. I still hate the sound of my own voice and I think …

2018-04-11: A warning from within The Archive app. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of bad taste now and …

2018-04-11: It’s just a tangerine peel but I like the contrasting colours.

2018-04-10: Very pleased to be dipping back into the world of the late Terry Pratchett. The first few pages of …

2018-04-09: Just witnessed the most intense and full rainbow I’ve seen in a long time.

2018-04-09: Just witnessed the most intense and full #rainbow I’ve seen in ages.

2018-04-09: I’ve been getting multiple emails from Wordpress Jetpack Support saying that my site has been …

2018-04-06: I can see Twitter forcing developers to allow their ads in timelines or be forced out of business. …

2018-04-03: 🎶 THRAK by King Crimson was released 23 years ago today.

2018-04-03: I always print off these Guardian cryptic #crosswords and forget to do them.

2018-04-03: It’s usually starting to warm up a little by now but snow is still falling here. The last few …

2018-03-31: Has someone turned off the iCloud email spam filters again? There’s a load of rubbish getting …

2018-03-27: Bought with birthday money. #zappa

2018-03-25: 🎵 Fantastic Steven Wilson show in Glasgow last night. Excellent sound, visuals, and set list. …

2018-03-17: I’ve been feeling run down after a bout of flu but made it out to see Yes tonight on their 50th …

2018-02-26: This winter has outstayed it’s welcome. My favourite times of the year are when you can feel the …

2018-02-26: Thanks to blog commenters I’m using the Workflow app and TinyPNG to shrink image sizes on the move …

2018-02-18: Time to accept that whenever The Producers is in TV listings it’s going to be the inferior remake …

2018-02-14: 📚 Finished a couple of Le Guin novels. Now on to the Philip Glass autobiography/memoir.

2018-02-09: I’ve been using Feedbin for a couple of years. Just noticed that if you go into settings you can see …

2018-02-09: This image on the cover of the Wonderous Stories book could be a metaphor for being a progressive …

2018-02-09: Just watched a really good history of the Sunset Strip. Lots of music and bad behaviour. When I …

2018-02-06: A little project. I’m #drawing the same mug every morning for a month. I won’t be sharing them all …

2018-02-06: James Woods - there’s a good example of having to separate the work from the person.

2018-02-06: 📚A Tribute to John Mahoney, an Actor We Thought We Knew - The New Yorker

2018-02-06: I’ve never tried dictation on my phone before. Doing it right now and it seems to work flawlessly. …

2018-02-05: You can tell a new social network is maturing when you find discussions on the ins and outs of the …

2018-02-04: It’s time to turn off auto-renew for Evernote premium. I only use it for importing Kindle highlights …

2018-02-03: 🎵 I’ve been listening to this wonderful Norwegian band a lot recently. knekklectric.bandcamp.com

2018-02-02: I can’t remember who posted about doing a morning sketch of their teacup/coffee mug but I’m going to …

2018-02-01: Bob’s Burgers is such a joy compared to lazy and cynical stuff like Family Guy. 📺

2018-01-31: 📚 How I Met My Wife. This old New Yorker piece makes me gruntled.

2018-01-30: The Sunlit app seems fabulous already. I can see it replacing a couple of other things.

2018-01-29: Old Timer

2018-01-28: I bought this Japanese fountain pen years ago based entirely on its look. Unfortunately it’s too …

2018-01-27: I’ve started to read The Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin. It’s a shame that her …

2018-01-27: I hope the HomePod is a success but silly phrases like “the experience of moving to a Retina …

2018-01-26: Rush: a band who sparked the teenage imagination like few others. Nice, fair, piece in The Guardian …

2018-01-25: Sunlit test. “View from the office” today.

2018-01-18: #snow #slowmo

2018-01-16: Current forecast…

2018-01-10: I’ve been reading Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul It’s an excellent bit of popular …

2018-01-09: First day back at work and plenty of this is needed.

2018-01-08: 📕 Tim Smith, the Cardiacs singer hoping to overcome brain injury to make music once more

2018-01-06: I ordered a keyboard from Amazon UK today and was asked at the order page if I wanted to conceal …

2018-01-04: I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t like bezel-free phones. I need thumb space.

2018-01-03: I got some cartridges for my slightly battered Lamy Al-Star fountain pen. Planning to use it a lot …

2017-12-29: I might get the hang of Markdown links someday.

2017-12-28: Thanks to Instagram I get to see eleven day old photos at the top of my timeline.

2017-12-27: #dogsofinstagram

2017-12-27: The Big Thaw

2017-12-22: I’m no good at this…

2017-12-09: 🎧 The Tower by Motorpsycho is a phenomenal album. I want to go and buy everything they’ve ever …

2017-12-09: One of the nice little bonuses of Amazon Prime is having every season of Seinfeld at the touch of a …

2017-12-08: I’ve had my new phone for a couple of days now and haven’t logged into Facebook yet. It feels good.

2017-12-05: I tried to hold off but I’ve just ordered an iPhone X. The O2 Recycle price on my 7 meant I …

2017-11-28: I’m not doing that a third time. It’s a mixing up brackets kind of day :)

2017-11-27: New camera.

2017-11-20: Tyding up and I found this. Another exhibit in my old tech museum. You plugged it into an iPod and …

2017-11-19: I’d forgotten how great Popclip is until today. I bought and used it a few years ago but must …

2017-11-13: Photo Challenge Day 3: “On the Move”. The chunky old watch I don’t use anymore.

2017-11-12: Day Two of @douglane’s Micro.blog Photo Challenge - “Tasty”. No work tomorrow.

2017-11-11: Micro.blog Photo Challenge Day 1: #squares. Ceiling lights, Argentum app, double exposure. I had to …

2017-11-05: I have over twenty iOS app updates waiting and every one is for iPhone X compatibility which I don’t …

2017-10-29: Another good leaf. #leaves

2017-10-26: Autumn #leaves

2017-10-19: The people who recorded my favourite music have been leaving the planet at an alarming rate. Sad …

2017-10-12: Great show by Dweezil Zappa and band in Glasgow tonight. I don’t think the set list had any Zappa …

2017-10-10: I’m getting errors using OwnYourSwarm on my site. Checkins with a photo are posting to Wordpress …

2017-10-09: The common cold I thought I had seems to have been a bit more. I’ve had no energy for about a …

2017-09-29: Cadogan Hall. One more night to go. #bigbigtrain #cadoganhall

2017-09-19: There’s a problem with my UK host, Tsohost, tonight. Lots of web sites down.

2017-09-17: I’m not sure if it’s connected but since updating to iOS 11 GM the Sonos app has become …

2017-09-12: I hope it’s not called iPhone Pro. My heart sinks whenever “Pro” is added to the name of anything …

2017-09-08: #vinyl #brianeno

2017-08-24: If Micro.blog posts can have more than 280 characters then the iOS app could become a great little …

2017-08-19: “Flickr and Yahoo are now part of “Oath” and are members of the Verizon family of companies. …

2017-08-10: More windmills.

2017-07-27: Decided to nuke my site and restore to a new Wordpress installation and database.

2017-07-27: Just spent the last couple of hours cleaning up a hack in my Wordpress installation. Someone had …

2017-07-21: Okay let’s do this … #gameofthrones

2017-07-17: Nice bit of weather today. Will it last till I’m on holiday?

2017-07-17: Rolled back to iOS 10 on my phone after trying the 11 public beta. It was NOT easy this time.

2017-07-08: I understand the arguments against ad-blockers but if you have those “15 shocking celebrity …

2017-07-08: I’ve managed to get OwnYourGram and OwnYour Swarm working on my site today. Goodbye to extra …

2017-07-02: There’s a load of spam getting through to my mac/icloud email address today. It seems like …

2017-06-29: I spent some time today learning a bit about Hugo after several mentions here. I managed to download …

2017-06-28: Switched themes temporarily to Sempress and it doesn’t send the gravitar image to Twitter with …

2017-06-28: A question for anyone who uses the Bridgy plugin for Wordpress. How do you stop it sending the …

2017-06-19: MotionX Poker. This was one of the first and best apps I ever bought for iPhone. It hasn’t …

2017-06-12: Just got the “Dispatched” email for my new iPad Pro. Should be here tomorrow.

2017-06-05: The official Twitter iOS app is now 203mb in size. My app of choice, Twitterific, is 10.6mb.

2017-06-04: Farewell Walt Mossberg, the scourge of Silicon Valley Sad to see him go when you consider the state …

2017-05-30: Masashi Wakui on Flickr: these photos of Tokyo are wonderful.

2017-05-28: It’s not often I’ll share something from The Daily Telegraph but this Iron Maiden gig …

2017-05-26: Much enthused by IndieWeb ideals but I wouldn’t know one line of code from another. If there …

2017-05-19: Word Of Mouth - Cucks, snowflakes and virtue signalling: the new US political lexicon Excellent …

2017-05-17: It’s 25 years since the release of Buffalo Tom’s Let Me Come Over album. Wow!

2017-05-17: I think it’s time to get rid of Instagram. It gets worse with every update.

2017-05-12: The Post Kinds plugin effect looks fine in Safari but adds ugly grey lines in other browsers which I …

2017-05-12: A quick test of TodayPoster.

2017-05-11: The fearlessness of the people in these old photographs amazes me. The Dapper Daredevil who …

2017-05-06: I’ve just about had it with third party complications on the Apple Watch. They …

2017-05-05: Nice blue skies on the way to work today.

2017-05-04: It’s local election day here in the UK and I’ve cast my vote without much enthusiasm. …

2017-05-03: Philip Glass Buddha Machine.

2017-05-02: What’s to stop anyone using my domain to log into a site using IndieAuth? Am I missing a link …

2017-04-29: I’ve replaced two old and broken down chairs in the last couple of weeks. My back is very …

2017-04-28: The new album by Big Big Train, one of my favourite bands, is out today. Check out Grimspound.

2017-04-27: Spent a big part of my childhood reading comics drawn by Leo Baxendale. RIP.

2017-04-26: I can’t wait to read the new Mike Nesmith autobiography. He had the most interesting career of …

2017-04-26: There seems to be a lot of layers to micro.blog that I haven’t quite got to grips with yet. I …

2017-04-25: I want to point a .blog domain to my new micro.blog site but the interface needs three name servers. …

2017-04-25: My first post. Sticking to default settings right now so let’s see what happens.

2016-12-26: “Sorry, you can’t have any ice cream”. #dogs

2016-09-21: Outside the Assembly Hall in #Edinburgh.

2016-08-28: #Glass

2016-02-22: There are worse places to do training courses. Staircase detail at Eastwood House.

2015-09-18: Usher Hall, #Edinburgh for #KingCrimson #early

2015-08-16: Waiting to leave a very quiet King’s Cross station.

2014-06-09: #vscocam

2014-06-02: I think that’s quite enough of those for now.

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2014-03-03: #vscocam

2013-11-19: Buchanan St. Bus Station, Glasgow

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2013-08-04: I have mixed feelings about these things. #post (testing blog automation)

2013-07-29: Rising

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