Lego, board games, playgrounds, hide and seek, digging holes, building sandcastles and bodyboarding… after a week in Brazil playing with my three wonderful nieces, returning to Britain (somewhat bitten and burnt) having rediscovered my inner child!
My favourite feature of Brazilian bathrooms is electrical sockets in showers. Mixing electricity and water? Está bem!
Morning in Guarulhos.
Finally watched The Trip to Spain on my flight over to São Paulo. Had already seen the first few episodes, and thought this instalment lacked charm of the first two; watching this feature-long edit only cemented those concerns. This series has clearly run out of ideas, as evidenced by the weirdly drawn out conclusion. I’m full.
The fine folk over at CSS-Tricks asked me to write about the accessibility improvements I made to 24 ways. As ever, happy to oblige! Added a few thoughts about celebrating the act of maintaining older projects, too.
Asked to pick a favourite memory from 2017, my trip to Galway and Connemara in May stands out. So glad I took the time to write about this experience, in what was an otherwise barren year for blogging.
The new icon for micro.blog makes a world of difference. With this change, I can finally move the app to my home screen!
Love that I can walk to the end of my street, and pop into the Duke of York’s to watch a film. I should do it more often!
Just seen Ink – a play about Rupert Murdoch and his purchase of ‘The Sun’ – with his current wife sat just a few rows behind me. She’ll have approved, as Bertie Cavel depicts him in a remarkably good light. Less so the monsters he created.
A weird and unnerving aura, with ochre-tinged, dust-filled skies brought to us by Ophelia.
When it comes to generating the white heat demanded by modern industry, there are few good options but to burn stuff.
– Lewis Dartnell, Out of the ashes
This is Britain in 2017. A Britain that increasingly looks like a ‘managed’ democracy. Paid for a US billionaire. Using military-style technology. Delivered by Facebook. And enabled by us.