I don’t want a foldable phone. I want a thin slab of plastic like the devices in The Expanse.

October was such a dreary month and the rest of the year is shaping up to be more of the same. I’m someone who likes to be at home but the lockdown blues are starting to get to me too. I haven’t felt like doing anything for weeks. Music and films are keeping me a bit buoyant.

Added these resistance bands to my daily indoor cycle exercises. I’m not a gym/workout kind of person but I need to get those lockdown joints and muscles moving.

resistance bands for exercising muscles

It would be helpful if the Micro.blog account page told you which paid account you’re currently on. I’ve juggled a few other subscriptions around and upgraded to Premium but there’s no indication that the upgrade has went through.

I had to phone Apple Support today and speak to an actual human being. It was a pretty good experience as far as these things go. My problem was solved quickly and calmly. I wont be reticent to phone again if I have the need.

Bob has been on a run of fantastic albums recently. I’m looking forward to the new one very much.

The former Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman is back with a career box set and an incendiary new album, having come to terms with childhood trauma, his sexuality and the death of his bandmate

Via: Bob Mould, alt-rock’s gay icon, takes on American evil: ‘My head’s on fire!’ | Music | The Guardian

I don’t get sleep tracking at all. Any tracker I’ve tried to use has just recorded how long I’ve lain in bed. It’s another tiny layer of anxiety that only adds to my sleep problems anyway.

We’ve been leaving a side door open at work resulting in things like this.

This fox just walked into our office.

Sound. Another dip into the past. #mbaug

Steve Hogarth, Marillion, lighted stage

Earworm of the day: Troublemakers by Lavinia Blackwall. 🎵

Transport. Train, Earls Court, London. #mbaug

Train, Earls Court, London

I’d never seen Silicon Valley before so I started a binge watch. One season down and I’m really enjoying it. Mike Judge’s name on something is usually a sign that it’s going to be good.

Windows. #mbaug

two windows in a darkened room

Black and white. #mbaug

windmill in the mist

View from car, Glasgow city centre. #mbaug

Daytripping. #mbaug

Newcastle railway station viewd from inside train

Sometimes I delete things I’ve posted. I’ll find something I wrote that sounds so badly judged or expressed that no amount of editing could make better and just press that delete button. It happens less and less but I still do it. Is this wrong? Bad etiquette?

It’s been a while since I fell in love with a song I heard on the radio. Love this one.

Take Back the Radio by Katy J Pearson


Currently reading: Manhattan transfer by John Dos Passos 📚

I grew up on buying vinyl records but I’m not wholly back into the resurgence of the format. I’ll buy the odd special edition but I just don’t have the energy to care about looking after a new collection.

Cardiacs' Tim Smith: a one-man subculture who inspired total devotion | Music | The Guardian:

Tim Smith, who has died aged 59, made a bizarre kind of rock music that was so wrong it was right – and his boundless enthusiasm was so infectious it created an army of followers.

It seems some folk are so desperate to try Roam that they’re willing to pay lots of money to buy beta accounts off other users. Madness.

Red I edge of red coffee mug

Our bumbling Prime Minister is going to get us killed. I’m not prepared to sacrifice myself, family, friends, and colleagues, for the sake of a rotting economy.


RIP Little Richard 💬