I love Castro for podcatching but it has stopped downloading feeds & I can’t export my subs. Is there another podcast app that allows you to triage what you want to listen to & download in the same sort of way? I like to subscribe to a lot of feed but listen to a selection.
Read: Knots and Crosse
s by Ian Rankin ★★★☆☆ 📚
First Rebus, a darker character than the later series (which I’ve read quite a few in random order). I got the first 3 in a kindle 99p bundle so will read the next couple too, not just yet.
Read: Three Fires by Denise Mina ★★★★☆ 📚
Lightly fictionalised account of Girolamo_Savonarola‘s life in Renaissance Florence. Radical & powerful social reformer, anti-semite & inspirer of bonfires of the vanities.
My class finished a wee podcast episode today. As usual I find this a very worthwhile exercise in class.
Read: Real Tigers by Mick Herron ★★★★☆
Third I read in the series, most enjoyable so far, I chuckled out loud a few times. A bit too much shooting. I couldn’t read the next one until I read other things, but feel the pull.
I am a fan of micro:bits too, these look like great lessons, nicely packaged. CC BY-NC too.
I’ve mostly been avoiding Twitter/X recently, but I still get emails. This looks like it might be fun in class.
I don’t really do much with spotify either, but looking for a poetry podcast I found this one and enjoyed this episode.
Some news. I've been working with Automattic for most of this year on a new version of FeedLand that runs in their cloud. The advantage is it will scale like the most popular websites in the world do, as WordPress does. It's meant a lot of internal changes in the software, but at the same time, it still runs on a Digital Ocean server, and on desktops as well. The next FeedLand works at all these levels, for a person, a workgroup and the world. Obviously, lots more to say about all this.
This looks like really interesting news. I’ve been using FeedLand , for a while, even had it running on a Raspberry Pi until I got into a snarl with domains.
Looking forward to the lots more Dave has to say.
Read: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin ★★★★☆📚
Engrossing, the game programming context kept out of the way & I liked the characters shine.