Another nice thing on the Kobo is how easy it is to extract quotes etc from it. I never felt it right that a “quotes” app should be subscription based - feels more like it should be a one-off - so I’m writing my own instead and it’s very easy with the Kobo database structure.

Glad I made the switch from Kindle to Kobo. I’m definitely getting through more books now and the Pocket integration is superb. Also, it’s one more step away from the Amazon Lifestyle (still a long way to go there, but it’s a start).

Finished reading: Joyful Wisdom by Rinpoche Yongey Mingyur 📚 10/10

I’d like to share some of my SO’s lovely artwork - starting with “Closer”. You can find more at - she’s a little shy about self-promoting and I think more people should know about her work.

Currently reading: Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly 📚 Just finished this one. Quite disappointed. Not enough Bosch.

Maybe we could have no PM in the UK for a bit?

It seems that anyone who wants the job is incapable of doing it, so not having one couldn’t be any worse, right? It could be like one of those places where twice as much work gets done when the manager goes on holiday.

A selection of my wonderful SO’s fabulous artwork is now available on RedBubble -…

Finished reading: Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler 📚

Finished reading: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 📚I did it! That was a very heavy, lengthy read. But incredibly fascinating, too.

Finished reading: The Comfort Book by Matt Haig 📚 A beatiful little gem. My favourite quote: “Continually looking for the meaning of life is like looking for the meaning of toast. It is sometimes better to just eat the toast.”

So, Proton updates their iOS app, and in the process disables the FaceID and any other lock on the app, thereby leaving it totally insecure until you manually enable it again. And no notification of it, so you only get to notice by accident. Not a good move.

My first attempt at astrophotography processing (data courtest of Slooh). This little gem is Eta Carinae.

This is heavy going, but immensely interesting Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 📚

Currently reading: The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield 📚

Finished reading: It by Stephen King 📚 Stunning epic. Brilliantly narrated audio book.

Currently reading: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 📚 About half way through. Absolutely fascinating.

What a day…

I thought you might like this - from the Waking Up app. Click on the link to listen now

Trying out my new Canon Powershot Zoom at the weekend - photo quality way exceeded my expectations. I know it ain’t perfect, but really pleased given the photography aspect of the device is almost secondary.


DuckDuckGo uses App Store privacy labels to call out Google for ‘spying’ on users

Probably the best job posting I’ve ever seen. We’re Hiring a Senior Developer (Apply by Feb. 19) - X-Plane Developer

Some more experimenting with the SV305 camera

My first snap of the Moon with my new telescope camera. Pretty pleased for a first attempt.

Currently reading: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig 📚

Lovely walk today. I find it mind blowing that the sun shining up there is a star and we’re whizzing around it at circa 67,000 MPH, but also mind blowing that most people don’t even ponder that fact and seem to spend a lot of time worrying about trivialities.