Bandcamp are waiving their revenue share on songs and albums purchased this Friday, August 7, from midnight to midnight PDT (that's 0700-0700 UTC):

If your podcast isn't available over RSS and is exclusive to spotify/apple/etc, it isn't a podcast

maybe it could be considered an internet radio show, but it isn't a podcast

#gripes #podcasts

Humans are the only species to have invented tools to clean our teeth, and the only ones to require dentists.

What's patriarchy? 

It's reigning men

Am bereft. Have just heard that Tim Smith of Cardiacs died last week. His music changed my life in so many ways and his influence led me to discover so many other interesting bands. A genuine maverick and musical genius in my book, we won't see his like again.

RIP and farewell, Tim.

Sometimes I like those threads where people ask for recommendations for something and then I scroll through the replies, trying to imagine what their replies look like – but not taking the time to actually look them up. It’s like you’re enjoying the possibilities, not the actualities of choice.

The Pegasus Pulp Sampler by Cora Buhlert is out today!

Space opera, military science fiction, alien invasions, hostile planets, sword and sorcery, pulp thrillers, men's adventure, murder mysteries, cozy fantasy, historical romance – we have all that and more.

#book #ebook #drmfree

It really grates on me when I see someone talking about "tonnes of experience" rather than "tons". I suspect it's an age-related, get-off-moi-lawn kind of thing but it really rubs me up the wrong way.

It's fine as a unit of measure, but as an indicator for 'a lot' then "ton" still feels like the correct option to me.

Unfortunately, someone from Russia (Alexey Knyazev) is selling my art as wooden puzzles. First, he sold my Wakeful Wolf without my consent.

I told him to stop selling my art and reported this illegal product everywhere I could. Today I saw that he started selling two other artworks of mine as a puzzle under a different company name.

Please don't purchase any puzzles from "woddopuzzles". or "Alexey Art".

#art #illustration #arttheft #mastoart

Have been away from the laptop all week, watching birds and dolphins around Berwick-Upon-Tweed - heavenly!

What'd I miss?

the dedication in my cook book will read 

"CW: food"


Masks categorically do not reduce oxygen saturation. This is a lie made up as an excuse by those who believe the pandemic is a hoax and that wearing a mask somehow encroaches on their rights. This is not an issue of freedom.


Friends. Tell me about your typing experience. #poll

1) I didn't learn to type properly and I see no benefit.

2) I didn't learn to type properly but wish I had.

3) I learned to type properly but with no clear benefit.

4) I learned to type properly and clearly benefited.

Boosts appreciated!


A round-up of the weeks Social Media interactions. Some are funny, some you'll need to read the conversation to understand the context.

'Why do you use Linux' my colleague asked, 'it's so hard to use and looks really ugly'.

'Because I like my computer to do what I ask it to rather than me only being able to do what it allows me to'.

What is this latest trend of producing HOWTO videos rather than a good old write-up?

Consider this: Firstly, I may not want to look at your ugly face and secondly, I'm perfectly capable of reading something.

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