Read: Bloodchild by Octavia E. Butler ★★★☆☆
Read: Cloudstreet by Tim Winton ★★★☆☆ I probably would not have finished this if I had another novel to hand, but I did enjoy it more as I went on. Family saga, I imagine this would speak to Australians more than me.
Read Ask Again, Yes by by Mary Beth Keane ★★★☆☆
Read: The Book of Night Women ★★★★★ this is a hard book to put down but hard to read the iniquity and violence.
The Fortnight in September by R.C. Sherriff ★★★★★ a lovely unexpected delight. A 2 week family holiday in 1930s Bogner described in gentle detail. Tender and a little sad.
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert ★★★★☆ for the first half, some nice fast paste banter. Really laughed out loud.
I first used NetNewsWire back in 2002, really started using in in 2005 stopped when it left Brent Simmons’ hands.
The new version is lovely, I am still hooked into inoreader so hope that one of the feature requests it to add that as a syncing option. Until I will use NetNewsWire for a few feeds (I think the default one), I don’t do all my reading via inoreader anyway so usually have a few double reads anyway.
Allowing third parties access to the online giants is as risky as it is profitable
Ever since the web arrived, the overriding mantra of online entrepreneurs has been “get big fast”: recruit users or customers as quickly as possible to get to the point where the network effect kicks in and discourages potential competitors.
This seem to be to be the opposite of what Manton is doing with Micro.blog I am delighted about that
Read: So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell ★★★★★ Another one to re-read. Lovely voice. 📚
The project was a randomised controlled trial (RCT) and included 101 schools and 5018 pupils across England, assigned to either intervention or control groups.
Lots of food for thought.