MMXX/VIII

Another week, another storm. We’re up to E on the naming scale already. What does the Met Office do if they run out of letters?


I always wanted to be in a gang, now I find out that I’ve been a member of the ‘RSS Massive’ all along.

Speaking of RSS, I’ve switched back to Newsblur after a brief affair with Feedbin. Feedbin is great, but Newsblur’s advanced filtering is hard to beat when you’re tracking a lot of feeds.

Newsblur’s web interface is very capable but a bit busy for my taste, so I use Readkit on macOS and Fiery Feeds on iOS to fetch my feeds.


Various UK officials are wetting themselves about the arrival of a different coloured passport:

“By returning to the iconic blue and gold design, the British passport will once again be entwined with our national identity and I cannot wait to travel on one. Leaving the European Union gave us a unique opportunity to restore our national identity and forge a new path in the world.”

Iconic? That’s over-egging it a bit. Genuinely surprised that they didn’t emboss it with a picture of Winston Churchill, preferably driving a Rover 800 while carrying the World Cup.


I don’t think my local paper understands what nostalgia means.

Literally nothing has happened this week. Nothing.