Greg Morris

Follow @gr36 on Micro.blog.

    I’m so mad at myself for missing a day writing in my journal. I remembered several times and just never got around to it with one thing or another.

    Broke my 35 days streak too!

    I’m not writing “sorry for the delay” when I respond to an email any more.

    I’m not sorry. I didn’t want nor need to email you back. Unfortunately I’ve realised is that you won’t do any work on this until I reply.

    Forget ChatGPT I need Ai for office life

    This is weird, and very ‘out there’ but I learnt recently about scheduled boredom and it’s been really helpful.

    Just like 20-30 minutes a day to do absolutely nothing but think and be bored.

    You might be thinking this can’t be real. He can’t be that stupid can he.

    Yes. Yes he can

    My Printer Is Extorting Me

    The monthly fee is incurred whether you print or not, and the ink cartridges occupy some liminal ownership space. You possess them, but you are, in essence, renting both them and your machine while you’re enrolled in the program.

    Can we just outlaw printer companies please!

    Walking (kind of) Tel Aviv

    At my meanest and most depressed I found myself thinking, ‘we Jews spent over a millennium waiting to have our own land, and this is what we’ve built?

    Really enjoyed reading this

    Does anyone have another way to get in touch with Craft.do?

    I’m trying to set up a Business plan and you’d think they would actually replay to support emails wouldn’t you!

    If you feel okay

    There’s nothing wrong with emotion, with the feelings of anguish and anger, but you don’t have to cling to those feelings. You don’t have to feel a certain amount of bad to validate your experience.

    To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    Managed to grab one in the crap light yesterday at Lincoln Cathedral

    Note to self: My wife does not like being refered to as my ex-girlfriend.

    Thank you micro.blog for keeping my timeline so quiet but still allowing me to interact with Mastodon 🙏

    YouTube: hey guys this is my super minimalist bullet journal set up for 2023.

    gets out 13 different markers, a full set water colours to draw a super intricate design on the first page that just says the year

    I think the word minimalist has lost all meaning.

    Anyone else noticed the weird spacing with micro.blog posts viewed on Mastodon? Usually around block quotes.

    Not something I would see but someone just asked why they are always formatted weird. MB bug or issue with Mastodon?

    I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make other people happy, because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless, and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that ~ Robin Williams

    On Happiness | Rishabh Dassani

    Come to think of it, it seems absurd to not be happy given that we are on this planet spinning in the middle of nowhere, that its taken us billions of years to get to this very moment, and that we are here only for a short period of time.

    To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

    Any Field Notes or similar users around here?

    I’m in need of a leather cover but nothing seems as nice as the discontinued Bellroy Notebook cover mini.

    “Men are born for the sake of each other. So either teach or tolerate.” - Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

    There are some thoughts swirling in my head about not building your buisness on the back of someone else’s. But I need to get them straight before writing anything down.

    Still sucks for app developers though. My presumption is they will all pivot to Mastodon apps now.

    The discomfort of intimacy

    to what extent am I willing to actually feel an emotion in front of someone? How comfortable am I expressing anger, anxiety, or sadness?

    Never thought of friendship like this

    Hello friends.

    I need some more RSS feeds in my life.

    Who’s in your feed that you can’t live without?

    Finished reading: The Revenge of Analog by David Sax 📚

    That was annoyingly too short but pretty interesting book. Worth a read but you kinda get where it’s heading from the title of the book.

    I’m going off line for a bit.

    Can’t be bothered any more.

    You lot have fun. Don’t break anything.

    Aaron Swartz: Ten Years On

    Aaron was persistent in not just advocating, but enacting, greater transparency, seamless interoperability, and actionable impact in the technology and systems that govern our lives.

    The amount of things on the web we have Aaron to thank for is crazy long. We all miss him terribly.

    47 tasks in my ever growing task list is WAY to many for my liking.

    Good news is today is done so I can make a start on tomorrow!

    Carrots help us see much better in the dark Don’t talk to girls, they’ll break your heart And this is my head, and this is my spout They work together, they can’t figure anything out

    Possibly the best lyrics, ever

    No idea why but I just decided I was going to shoot black and white today. I kind of like it.

    The problem with the favorite button

    the problem with the favorite button and the path of least resistence. It removes genuine interaction and replaces it with a convenient click.

    Completely agree with this. All my interaction on Glass ended with the Appreciate button.

    Me: Jumping through hoops to save a few quid on the astronomical price of shopping whilst companies make billions.

    ASDA: I bet these paupers would sign up for a credit card.

    Minimalism, Maybe

    as minimalism began to dovetail with financial planning and whole food health claims, I got off the bus.

    The minimalism cult annoys me. Adverts suck, apart from my course, and my Patreon and my book…

    After having no end of problems with Matter recently with content not showing and loads of newsletter issues I’m exploring options.

    I like Readwise reader but its too fiddly to use. The web app especially is really confusing to navigate and I can’t quite put my finger on why.

    My amazing daughter has been nominated for the Child Of Courage award again! She’s already won in 2017 as recognition of everything she goes through with a smile on her face.

    To say I am proud is an understatement.

    The Hidden Cost of Cheap TVs

    “In America, you watch television; in Soviet Russia, television watches you!” In 2022, TVs track your activity to an extent the Soviets could only dream of. But hey, at least that television is really, really cheap.

    Something something, you’re the product.

    My illness had gone from headache and drained > Annoying head cold > cough that just wont go away.

    It also seems like everyone I know is currently ill with something

    My new year’s resolution is less, fewer, lighter, easier.

    Have less, hold fewer, be lighter, make easier.

    Annie Mueller

    This is one of the best resolutions I have seen

    I am finding myself checking Mastodon too much and falling into very similar bad practices that I had around twitter.

    I know some people don’t believe in them but I’m interested to hear your New Year’s resolutions or aims for 2023.

    Starting to put together a stuff page that I will try and keep updated with what I am using etc

    Spent a little while this moring tidying up Conversation.js, I think there is more to do but its starting to look and fuction as it should.

    I’m glad omg.lol has the social.lol instance to which you get access when you join the service.

    Riding the Mastodon - Canned Dragons

    I am glad that I found social.lol. Were it not there I might not have used mastodon at all. The usefulness of a good instance can’t be understated

    Outside of Twitter, Day one must be my most downloaded and deleted app. It stays on my phone for a bit only to be deleted again when I don’t really know what to do.

    I think its time micro.blog bumped the truncation limit up to 500 characters and just chopped it down if you share to Twitter.

    Still, I rely on this user stylesheet to keep my sanity when browsing the web today. Unlike browser extensions, there are no security or privacy questions to worry about, and it is entirely controlled by the user.

    TIL about User Stylesheets

    Bit of a humble brag but I really like the Ivory beta. None of the other apps have stuck but this already feels really well made

    Decided I’m going to uncouple of micro.blog from Mastodon. It’s just too noisy in this app.

    I can’t transfer followers back so could I trouble you all for a follow @gr36@social.lol

    Maybe Tim Cook should read the Elon Musk book on how to do business?

    Just imagine Twitter owned by Automattic.

    What a place it would be.

    Every time I check LinkedIn:

    “Oh look someone added me”

    “I don’t recognise the name”

    “Oh they are trying to sell me something”

    click I don’t know this person.

    I have two overlapping categories on my blog (micro and photo) and for the life of me I can’t work out how to filter photo out of micro.

    Every way I try using Hugo examples doesn’t work (crash) or gives me zero results.

    😢

    My life is so much quieter off Twitter it’s unreal.

    If Zuck could now mess up Facebook so my wife would get off the dam thing that would be perfect.

    Not the result we wanted but a great experience taking my boy to his first game are the Emirates.

    I think I am going to start the slow and painful process of migrating back to using my Mastodon account. I cant migrate out of micro.blog like I can in to the service so I have a feeling this is going to suck!

    Twitter pulls Spaces

    After being pressed by journalists over some of his inconsistencies, Musk abruptly left the conversation, and shortly after the entire Spaces feature itself started playing up. At the time of writing, it’s not possible to start a new Spaces conversation or join an existing one,

    Jesus Christ what a man child

    Anyone know what the train strikes are like in London tomorrow? Was thinking about going to Arsenal

    Is it worth getting the official Steam Deck dock or are there better third party options!

    I know they are expensive, and not for everyone but the AirPods Max are the best headphones I have ever owned.

    Instagram? They moved to Meta’s store for obvious reasons, so you can no longer receive updates unless you also install Meta’s store That note taking app you’ve been using for years? They’re tired of paying Apple 30%, so they’re now in Epic’s store!”

    Third-Party App Store Knock-On Effects

    Started playing Fortnite again yesterday, no idea why I stopped playing it. Really enjoyed a few games of action 🎮

    Thinking about signing up for Glass again, only to have another nice social network to enjoy.

    I know I don’t need it, I know I’ve used it before, so who knows what it will do other than cost me money.

    In todays episode of I’m not surprised

    • Twitter marks mastodon links as harmful
    • Twitter removes #mastodon from trending
    • Twitter deletes account of person who videos Elon getting booed off stage.

    Turn in tomorrow for more

    Finished reading: Checklist Manifesto, The (HB) by Atul Gawande 📚

    This is a well thought after book in some circles but I really had to force myself to read it. It was full of stories ancestors medical anecdotes that felt forced.

    It seems the overreaction to nothingness on Mastodon is as bad as it is on Twitter.

    This worries me slightly and further solidifies my decision to keep my posts separate from a social network and just post to Mastodon.

    Replying to multiple users on Micro.blog is still a pain!

    Copying the user names and having to think about who gets the the replay makes me not bother a lot of the time.

    I’ve wanted to use a commonplace book for a long time but could never see myself carrying one around.

    So I just built one using Apple Notes and Shortcuts.

    I just realised I haven’t played on my Steamdeck for more than a week.

    Perhaps the novelty is wearing off? Not that I have the time to anyway 😂

    I’ve limited the RSS feed from my blog to just longer posts now as I think thats better for consuming. If you really want everything the json feed is untouched.

    This is a really interesting thread on user requested features, leading inevitably to Mastodon and quote boosts.

    I am really interested in the cognitive difference between your quote being at the top (a la Twitter), and your comments being underneath more like a link post.

    I am really enjoying just having one touch point for the social web. I am sure there are downsides but they seem manageable.

    Following Mastodon accounts on micro.blog seems much calmer with no boosts.

    My 11 year old just told me he hates his life and he hates me.

    They grow up so fast.

    I forgot how good Silicon Valley was. Seems ripe for a new series.

    It was a bit misty and cold walking the dog this morning but the Christmas lights cheered me up no end!

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    How do I move my current Mastodon to the micro.blog ActivityPub one? There doesnt seem to be a way of doing it like there is transfering instances.

    Do I have to just start again?

    Downloaded and imported all of my Instagram data into my blog. I’ve done the same as I have done with Twitter (apart from left a few photos up), leave my account open but change the password to one I don’t know and leave.

    Morning Dew - the staple of winter photogrpahy when you live in a boring place

    Learnt the expression “eat the frog” earlier this week and I’ve always wanted a more disgusting way to say “just get it done”

    Will not support the billionaire baby, but annoyingly I can kinda get onboard with the direction of “Twitter 2.0”

    How do I get replies to posts on mastodon to show up as replies on blog posts?

    Bridgy doesn’t seem to work any more and just messes up the post on micro.blog.

    This may just be my tiredness talking but social media as a whole is starting to feel a bit pointless. The interaction and enjoyment I get is decreasing fast, and I suspect it is because others are feeling the same.

    Sparkler long exposure . #fujifilmuk #fujiweekly #fujifilmx #fujixphotographer #fujifilm #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #sparkler #bonfirenight

    I was just looking back at some gr36.com archives and found my very first Wordpress blog. I kind of still dig it.

    A very quick visit to Nottingham Christmas market. It was really busy and far too stressful punching a wheelchair around

    Wheel and Christmas tree Christmas tree

    I absolutely love the filters on Mastodon. I haven’t needed to use them much, but they actually mute the words properly. When compared to other services this is a breath of fresh air, I can really curate my feed to be what I want to see.

    Working on a few updates to my micro.blog theme over the last few days. Still a little more to do for mobile view, but overall I’m pretty happy.

    In The Web . #fujifilmuk #fujiweekly #fujifilmx #fujixphotographer #fujifilm #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters

    I’ve been working on a new micro.blog for a few days, and I just accidentally clicked the refresh button right next to new template.

    All my work gone! I’m so mad right now.

    Mastodon is great and everything but this stupidness on Twitter has made me really think about posting online at all.

    I simply don’t have the motivation to share the things I used to and perhaps that’s a good thing?

    Refections . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixpassion #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fuji #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly

    Chilling On The Beach . #fujifilmuk #fujiweekly #fujifilmx #fujixphotographer #fujifilm #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #xt4 #xt4fujifilm #sherringham

    Bit frosty out . #x100v #fujifilmuk #fujiweekly #fujifilmx #fujixphotographer #fujifilm #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #frostymorning

    If I want to follow some micro.blog accounts using the mastodon app how do I find their compatible usernames easily?

    You can still find beauty in winter . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixpassion #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fuji #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly

    Currently trying to get to grips with Pixelfed, and work out how all these indieweb things are going to for together.

    At the minute it’s a mess.

    “People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures” -F. M. Alexander

    “it turns out that most people do not want to participate in horrible unmoderated internet spaces full of shitty racists and not-all-men fedora bullies.” - Welcome to hell, Elon

    Shocking I know.

    So, I’ve finally put my Apple Watch Ultra on Charge with 17% battery left:

    • off charge at 7am Friday
    • 90-minute workout
    • Hour workout Saturday
    • 5 hours away from phone on cellular Saturday
    • Loads of payments and calls
    • Hour workout today away from the phone

    I’m happy with that.

    5 hours phone free this morning

    • payments
    • messages
    • phone calls

    All no problem and only 12% battery used. Thanks Apple Watch Ultra.

    I dont think it’s the time for mass abondonment of Twitter just yet, but I can see where it’s going already with the Meme lord in charge.

    It’s definitely a time to think about where you want to post and what you want to do online.

    “A “heavy tweeter” is defined as someone who logs in to Twitter six or seven days a week and tweets about three to four times a week,” - Twitter report

    I’m sorry what!?! 3-4 times a week is “heavy”.

    I’m been reminded of one of the most painful posts have written in my life but also one of the most cathartic.

    Still painful to read because I remember the emotions, but I am happy that I can now face them.

    Sold my Series 7 today so I’m all in on the Apple Watch Ultra. So I think it’s time for some words, a review of sorts.

    Need to do this for a bit. Getting fed up with the time wasting I do and the way it makes me feel afterwards.

    Ok Apple Watch Ultra. You win.

    For those interested this is with three hour long workouts and quite a bit of time on cellular each day.

    Saw random graffiti the other day that said:

    “Do more, say less”

    And I feel like that’s a life lesson.

    We had a very relaxing day today. Mainly because the weather was really rubbish but Lucie had a big seizure and wasn’t herself for most of the afternoon.

    Very weird being able to walk the dog in a tee shirt whilst surrounded by fallen leaves but enjoyable.

    I love this time of year.

    The prickles have fallen 🌰 #autumn #conkers #iphone14pro #nature #scenicbritain

    I geniuinly need help with using Day One. I’ve had it for years but what do I write that is not repetitive naval-gazing.

    Should I set up prompts or are there any tips to get me going?

    No idea why but I’ve fallen back in love again with Shortcuts and have built loads of them over the last few days to automate hyper specific tasks.

    Technology is wonderful, when it works.

    Not sure when it happened but it would appear Bridgy doesn’t work with micro.blog any longer? the few replies I just tested removed all the conversation from the post and duplicated it numerous times. @manton

    As I get older, my answer to more and more things is “I don’t know”. What is short for, I’m not interested enough to think about it.

    I shrug my way through the day in blissful ignorance of most things that might have otherwise occupied my brain, and it’s fantastic.

    Inspired by @maique I made a Shortcut to update your omg status including emojis.

    I will write up a bit more information in a little while, but if you want to beta test it, grad it here

    Implemented a custom version of status.lol into my blog because why not.

    This year is the first year I haven’t done an iPhone review (or several) and I’ve got the itch to do a small one. Mainly to take the product shots… so I might just do that 😂

    I went around and tried all the ai copy writing bots do you don’t have to.

    In a surprise to absolutely no one. They all suck.

    Buddhism at War

    On reflection, I would have to conclude that the ethics of early Buddhism do not offer blanket solutions to all the complex predicaments of the human situation. Perhaps that was never their intention—perhaps their intention was to issue guidelines rather than proclaim moral absolutes, to posit ideals even for those who cannot perfectly fulfill them. Nevertheless, the complexity of the human condition inevitably confronts us with circumstances in which moral obligations run at crosscurrents.

    Annoyingly. After a bit of curation I’ve found instagram Reels to be a good resource for a wide range of things.

    Illustrator tips, design advice, SEO resources etc. I guess it’s not all memes and dancing.

    I think my internet friends are better than my real life ones ❤️

    Like father like son . #streetphotography #photography #ukstreetphotography #streetphotographer #nottinghamstreetphotography #fujifilmuk #fujiweekly #fujifilmx100v #fujifilm

    Got up and walked the dog purely because I could see the sun rising out my window.

    I’m a sucker for the colours and the quietness of early mornings. It stirs a certain type of majesty for the world we live in.

    I love photographing at The Contemporary #streetphotography #nottinghamstreetphotography #x100v #35mm #fujifilm #fujifilmx100v #fujiweekly #streetphotographer #nottinghamcontemporary

    Spending my Sunday assessing task management options for my team.

    It’s currently between Todoist and Notion.

    I think I figured out that my desire to buy an Apple Watch Ultra has nothing to do with the actual watch.

    It’s simply that I want something different after 7 years wearing essentially the same thing.

    “What boat you are in is far more important than how hard you row.” — Charlie Munger

    Laying in bed listening to Lucie playing and laughing her head off is my kind of medicine.

    The house, and probably the whole street, is still sleeping apart from us two and despite my tiredness it’s wonderful.

    Remember to enjoy these times my friends because they don’t last.

    Out of the darkness . #x100v #fujifilmx100v #fujifilmx #streetphotography #nottingham #nottinghamstreetphotography #shaddows #fujifilmweekly #streetphotographynottingham

    The fact that people seem to think the Apple Watch Ultra is a replacement for the old Edition range topper rather than a version to use in pretty specific circumstances is strange.

    I understand the upload limit for podcast on micro.blog is 45mb.

    What is the longest recording this could be whilst still sounding good.

    There’s a lot to gain for Apple producing a non-pro ‘max’ size iPhone 14

    Outside of the cost element, the biggest issue with the Pro version for me is the weight.

    iPhone 13 = 173g iPhone 13 Pro = 203g

    In contrast, iPhone 6 was 129g and the iPhone 5 was 113g.

    No you spent all day trying to get your posts out of Ghost!

    As nice as it is I can’t be doing with everything being locked away.

    I really want to buy one of these. Just gives me such a sense of British culture. Plus they look awesome.

    The amount of people that wield stuff like this as if it were some kind of badge of honour is weird.

    Like yay the brand of phome I use is winning!

    Bizarre.

    I’ve had to deactivate my Twitter account for a while and get my wife to change my password.

    It drags me down so many rabbit holes, which I know is my issue, but I think is the best way that I deal with it for a bit and get rid of the itch.

    Migrated over from mastondon.social to my new home on social.lol and it all seems to have gone ok.

    If only everything was this easy.

    It’s amazing how many companies claim to have deleted your account. Yet still send you marketing emails months later.

    I just love Shortcuts.

    Set up some simple ones on staff at work iPad to automate PDF creation and they are like 🤯

    Keep pumping . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixpassion #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujiweekly #norfolk #sheringham

    Another case of the invisible Dad today.

    Son starts school in September and all letters, online accounts, and emails are addressed to Mum despite me being the primary contact.

    😡

    I don’t love having to do gardening in this hot weather. But it must love me.

    Sunrise at Sheringham Beach . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujixlovers #sunrise #fujixphotographer #fujifilmuk #fujiweekly #norfolk #sheringham #sheringhambeach

    Well now you’ve gone and ruined it. Guess we’ll be staying in today then

    Left shell . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fujiweekly #sheringhambeach #norfolkbeach #nature #scenicbritain

    Finished reading: Building a Second Brain by Tiago Forte 📚

    It falls down the usual trope of telling you want they do and why you should, then giving you loads of cherry picked examples to prove their point.

    There is a good system in there so it’s worth a read but you can get the point by just skimming or reading a few of his blog posts.

    in order to be someone, we need someone to be someone for. The Perils of Audience Capture

    I guess this makes sense really, not just online but in our lives. We are constantly moulding ourselves to be ‘better’ but not always better in the grand scheme of things. Better for something or usually someone.

    Quick dip? . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixpassion #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fuji #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly #sherringham

    The fact that when people refer to “the notch” everyone knows exactly what you mean is justification enough

    be careful of “doesn’t that already exist? have you heard of XYZ?” when analyzing or sharing an idea for a product. Yes, sometimes a new solution is very well redundant, but sometimes there is still untapped opportunity.

    Doesn’t That Already Exist?

    Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

    Viktor Frankl, Mans search for meaning

    Shaken . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixpassion #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fuji #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly

    There was some great light when we were shopping in Nottingham this morning. It’s a shame I couldn’t hang around a bit longer and roam around with my camera.

    I want to sparkle . #x100v #fujifilmuk #fujiweekly #fujifilmx #fujixphotographer #fujifilm #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixpassion #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fujiseries #fujiweekly #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #streetphotography #photography #ukstreetphotography #street_vision #streetphotographer #nottinghamstreetphotography

    I am tempted to just move to one blog rather than splitting things between micro.gregmorris.co.uk and gregmorris.co.uk. Seems redundant having both.

    Woke up to lots of engagement on my two blog posts yesterday and I am a bit overwhelmed.

    I realise that not everyone expects a reply but it seems weird if I don’t.

    Thanks though! Some interesting points raised.

    Why do companies value new customers so much highly than retaining current ones? Where is the loyalty and appreciation for those already supporting the business?

    Seems like a poor decision to me but it’s absolutely rampant.

    It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own.

    Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

    Theres something about flowers and bees that speak to me.

    Usually buzzzzzzzzz I guess.

    Who’s the lucky one? . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixpassion #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fuji #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly

    I feel like there is a certain type of photo that to post to Instagram and a different type on glass.

    Where as I am comfortable posting a whole stream of photos to micro.blog and let people view them all.

    You playing? . #fujifilmuk #fujiweekly #fujifilmx #fujixphotographer #fujifilm #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters

    Yesterday was long run day so I needed to stretch my legs with a long walk. Of course I took some pictures along the way with my x100v.

    And one for @maique

    This is me but with Twitter. Not sure if everyone has grown up and has lives to live but my timeline is nothing like it was a few years ago.

    Now I am no longer podcasting I’m considering returning to a newsletter.

    Perhaps every two weeks.

    Lucie loves her new chair that will make a big difference to her social inclusion. Simple things like sitting at the table with us at meal times or doing activities will be drastically improved.

    Really happy with it.

    Using Instagram in the browser removes all ads and all the full screen messing about.

    Much better.

    Trying to slim down on some upcoming purchases because times are hard at the moment and due to get worse.

    Cancelled Readwise, Glass, Fantastical and Apple One already. There will probably be some more cutting to do yet.

    Sad times but needs must I guess.

    Why do I find my self tempted to buy, of all things, a Surface Duo?

    I’ve even confused myself with this one.

    All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.

    T.E. Lawrence

    At a time when staged narratives and rendered images are popular, I am excited by the fact that life itself offers situations far more strange and beautiful than anything I could set up?

    Melanie Einzig

    It’s ok to delete people you like but you hate their tweets right?

    Asking for a friend.

    Hidden adventure . #x100v #rutland #rutlandwater #fujifilm #waterparkfun #nature #fujifilmx100v #fujix100v

    I love being outside and if it involves some kind of water it’s even better

    Take a seat . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixpassion #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fuji #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly #rutland #rutlandwater

    Cherry blossom . #cherryblossom #blossom #blackandwhite #flowers #nature #naturephotography

    Wondered why the checkout assistant was looking at me weird.

    Then realised I was buying Redbull and sleeping tablets.

    It’s been a long week.

    The good news is my inspiration and motivation to write is back a bit.

    Can’t really be bothered with long blog posts though. Really getting into micro posts again.

    Fair warning.

    A Single Shadow . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixpassion #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fuji #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly #streetphotography #nottingham #streetphotographer #streetphotographynottingham #ukstreetphotography

    I keep thinking about writing something, saving notes and thinking of good topics to cover. Yet when I open an app and actually try and do it, I simply can’t be bothered.

    Twice today I’ve tried to finish off a post that has been in drafts for weeks.

    Life is a weird thing isn’t it.

    I’m reminded of some techno I used to listen to 20 years ago and I’m automatically back there. Feeling the same feeling I felt then and all the experiences that went with it.

    How can I feel so old and so young with one track.

    “One thing all humans share is that we’re a ghost trapped in a skeleton covered by a sack of meat” - Today in tabs

    Possibly the best opener to a newsletter ever

    There is something about the Nottingham Contemporary that makes almost every image look interesting. I am looking forward to when all of the builing work is finished around it and I can take some more images

    I am currently at the stage of

    • Yes I need a microblog
    • No I don’t know where to put it

    So I have two.

    I’ll never change.

    Spotted this on Reddit earlier today, and it stuck out to me.

    Perhaps it is because I’ve had circling conversations with my friends about ‘hustling’, or perhaps I am just tired of this crap all together.

    Lurking . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fujiweekly #ukstreetphotography #streetphotographer #street_photo #streetphotographerscommunity

    Tipping Point . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fujiweekly #ukstreetphotography #streetphotographer #streetphotographerscommunity #skegness

    Get that shot . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fujiweekly #ukstreetphotography #streetphotographer #street_photo #streetphotographerscommunity

    Share a shake .

    #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fujiweekly #ukstreetphotography #streetphotographer #street_photo #streetphotographerscommunity

    Sliding doors

    . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fujiweekly #ukstreetphotography #streetphotographer #street_photo #streetphotographerscommunity

    Keep up . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fujiweekly #ukstreetphotography #streetphotographer #street_photo #streetphotographerscommunity

    Sprouting . #fujifilmuk #fujiweekly #fujifilmx #fujixphotographer #fujifilm #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #nature #woodland #woodlandphotography

    Have you got a table for one? . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujifilmuk #fujiweekly #ukstreetphotography #streetphotographer #street_photo #streetphotographynottingham

    Into the upside down . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fujiseries #fujiweekly #ukstreetphotography #street_photo_club #street_vision #streetphotographer #street_photo

    Showtime . #streetphotography #ukstreetphotography #streetphotographer #streetphoto #fujifilmuk #fujiweekly #fujifilmx #fujixphotographer #fujifilm #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters

    Find a new view . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fuji #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly #ukstreetphotography #streetphotographer #street_photo #street_photogroup #street_photos

    Am I recycled? . #ukstreetphotography #streetphotographer #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fuji #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly

    Get home safe . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fujiweekly #ukstreetphotography #street_vision #streetphotographer #streetphotographerscommunity #streetphotographynottingham

    Lady bug 🐞 . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixpassion #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fuji #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly #nature #ladybird #outdoor #scenicbritain

    If I share just a gallery of images on my ghost blog it transfers them all into micro.blog too.

    Helpful feature or happy accident @manton ?

    Keep It Tidy . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixpassion #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fuji #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly #streetphotography #nottingham #streetphotographer #streetphotographynottingham

    Old and new . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixpassion #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fuji #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly #flower #nature #bee #naturephotography

    Paying respects . #fujifilm #fujixseries #fujifilmx100v #fujix100 #fujixpassion #fujixlovers #fujixphotographer #fujixshooters #fujifilmuk #fuji #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly #newark #streetphotography

    Ruined beauty . #fujifilmx100v #fuji #fujifilm #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly #poppy #trolley #rubbish #photography #naturephotography #scenicbritain #naturelovers #waste #trash #cleanup

    Blue on blue . #fujifilmx100v #fuji #fujifilm #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly #sign #sunnyday #bluesky #summer #streetphotography

    Daisy Daisy . #fujifilmx100v #fuji #fujifilm #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly#nature #flowers #daisy #naturelovers #flowerphotography #f2 #summer #britain

    One of my favourites from earlier this year in Lincoln . #lincoln #streetphotography #lincolnshire #urbanphotography #a7c #streetphotographer #street #swagger #urbanandstreet #igstreet #streetizm #streetpic #street_is_life #capturestreets #urbanstreetphotogallery #streetview #streetvision #lincolnstreetphotography

    Hey Kids! . #fujifilmx100v #fuji #fujifilm #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly #oakley #sunshine #hiding #camping

    I’m going off grid with no phone and no gadgets for a few days. There’s only one way to tell the time now.

    Dangerous flowers .

    #fujifilmx100v #fuji #fujifilm #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly #jubileeway #nature #senicbritain #flowers #barbedwire

    I Want It . #fujifilmx100v #fuji #fujifilm #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly #dogtoy #dogs #paw #ball #play

    Lets play . #bouncycastle #playtime #shoes #fujifilmx100v #fuji #fujifilm #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly

    Caught in the act . #fujifilmx100v #fuji #fujifilm #fujifeed #fujiseries #thisaintartschool #fujiweekly

    Poor doggy . #doggy #fujifilmx100v #fuji #fujifilm #fujifeed #fujiseries #fujiweekly #x100v

    Field of yellow . #nature #lincolnshire #a7c #scenicbritain #field #flowers #yellow #outdoors

    Just a sliver of light . #naturephotography #natureshots #woodland #woodlandtrust #a7c #senicbritain #woodlandphotography

    Am I being stupid or does the micro.blog app not accept an image from the screenshot editor? @help

    Does anyone else find themselves thinking about a project while they’re supposed to be doing something else.

    Sat here watching TV and thinking about Figma animations can’t be healthy.

    I pray for a day we listen to intelligent, articulate individuals with a history of accurate social commentary.

    Not spoilt children pretending to be one.

    I miss autumn walks . #grantham #beltonhouse #woodland #nationaltrust #autumn #goldenleaves #belmont #outdoors #scenicbritain #a7c

    Day 8 of everyday in may was tough. But we are getting through it 💪

    The test run of putting the tent up on the drive way was a success.

    Next time won’t be so easy! 🏕

    Just grazin . #nature #rutland #rutlandwater #rutlandwaternaturereserve #sheep #naturephotography #naturelovers #wildlife #a7c

    Choosing a treat . #lincoln #streetphotography #streetphotographer #a7c #85mm

    Choosing a treat . #lincoln #streetphotography #streetphotographer #a7c #85mm #lincolnstreetphotography

    Ready For Delivery . . . #justeat #wagamama #streetphotography #lincoln #brayford #a7c #shotonsony #lincs #lincolnshire #lincolnstreetphotography

    The moment @tomm_jarvis became the national champion . . . #tabletennis #markbatesnationals22 #sonyalpha #sportsphotography #champion

    You can tell it’s spring . . . #flowers #daffodils #sunshine #sonyalpha #nature #unitedkingdom #wales #f1.8 #shotonsony #instaflowers #flowerslover #flora #natureshots #nature_shooters #naturephotography

    You cant kill my love of flowers! . . . #flowers #spring #a7iv #cherryblossom #pink #2870mm #sigma #nature #britain #flower_daily #instaflowers #flowerslover

    In The Clearing . . . #moody #misty #woodland #nature #instagood #shotonsony #a7c #lincolnshire #grantham

    Down The Alley . . . #streetphotography #shadow #stamford #sonya7c #85mm18 #shotonsony #instagood #wintersun #streetphotographer #rutland #lincs #lincolnshire

    Trent Bridge . . . #newark #nottinghamshire #bridge #waterside #river #landscape #85mm18 #shotonsonyalpha

    When The Shadows Just Hit Right 🔥 . . . #streetphotography #shadow #stamford #sonya7c #85mm18 #shotonsony #instagood #wintersun #streetphotographer

    Waiting For A Sale . . . #stamford #streetphotography #shop #paulrichman #lincolnshire #lincsofficial #rutland #tailoredsuit #shopwindow #aftershave #85mm18 #sonya7c #shotonsony

    A Drink In The Sun? . . . #stamford #rutland #lincolnshire #lincsoffical #streetphotography #pub

    Catching the light . . . . . #rubbish #trashpicker #woodlands #fallenleaves #polution #plasticbottle #pickitup #litter #smallthings #greenbottle

    It Gets Everywhere . . . . . #corona #coronamemes #coronaextra #nature #leaves #woodland #sonyalpha #winter #beer #rubbish

    In the boat yard . . . . . #newark #nottinghamshire #boat #streetphotography #sonyalpha #a7c #85mm #sunshine #boating

    A deer in the wild? . . . . . #christmas #christmaslights #deer #santa #streetphotography #sonyalpha #sony #shotonsonyalpha #85mm #a7c #nightphotography #christmasdecor #lights

    Stop looking at me swan! . . . . . #sonyalpha #sony #photography #a7c #a #nature #scenicbritain #outdoors #sigma #swan #ferrymeadows #ferrymeadowspeterborough

    Wheres the fairies? . . . . . #sonyalpha #sony #photography #a7c #shotonsonyalpha #nature #scenicbritain #outdoors #sigma28-70 #mushroom #woods #woodland #woodlandtrust

    They keep on falling . . . . . #sonyalpha #sony #photography #a7c #a #nature #sigma #scenicbritain #outdoors #sigma28-70 #shotonsonyalpha #autumn #leaves #fall

    Beware the prickles . . . . . #sonyalpha #sony #photography #a7c #a #nature #sigma #scenicbritain #outdoors #sigma2870mmf28 70 #conkers

    Blowing in the wind . . . . . #naturephotography #sonyalpha #sony #photography #a7c #a #nature #outdoors #sigma28-70 #shotonsonyalpha #feather

    Attempt at some product photography for a review . . . . . #iphone13 #iphone13mini #apple #sigma #sonya7c #iphone #productphotography #review

    Beauty from nothing . . . . . #sonyalpha #sony #photography #a7c #a #nature #sigma #flower #nature #naturephotography #harlaxton #uk #harlaxtonmanor #shotonsonyalpha #garden #naturelovers

    Know the code? . . . . . #a7c #sonya7c #sigma #sigma2870mmf28 #shotonsonyalpha #lock #vikingway #chain #sigma2870

    Saving the memories . . . . . #a7c #shotonsonyalpha #memories #kids #memoriesforlife #sonya7c #sigma2470art #rutlandwater #playing #sonyalpha #sonyalphasclub

    Lonely buoy . . . . . #sonya7c #sonyalphaa7c #shotonsonyalpha #shotonsony #sigma #sigma2470art #rutlandwater #buoy #rutland #water #reservoir

    Bug eater . . . . #dodgecharger #dodge #charger #anericanmuscle #carsofinstagram #americanmusclecar #carstagram #sonya7c #sonyalphaa7c #shotonsonyalpha #shotonsony #sigma #sigma2470art

    Alone at the gate . . . . #sonycamera #sonya #sonyalpha #sonyphotography #a7c #sonymirrorless #grantham #belmont #beltonhouse #shotonsonyalpha

    Top of the tower . . . .

    #sonycamera #sonya #sonyalpha #sonyphotography #a7c #sonymirrorless #grantham #belmont #beltonhouse #shotonsonyalpha

    Cutting the sky . . . . #sonyalpha #sonyalphaa7c #sonya7c #shotonsonyalpha #sky #nature #grass #2860mm

    Find a new perspective . . . . #sonyalpha #sonya7c #sonyalphaa7c #shotonsonyalpha #harrypotter #wbtourlondon #triwizardcup

    Ripples around the rock #sonya7iii #sonyalpha #a7iii #sonyphotography