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Just finished reading Kill Process, a fantastic techno-thriller with added #IndieWeb interest for good measure. May write a detailed review in due course ๐Ÿ“š

Rock patterns on the beach #abstract #rock #pattern #circles #stone #howick #northumberland

Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland #dunstanburgh #castle #northumberland #square #tower #turret #rocks

Sunset Dunes at Budle Point, Northumberland #dunes #grass #golden #sunset #light #sand

Telephone Instrument Room, Orford Ness #disused #building #abandoned #pipe #industrial #sign #wall #lamp #light #derelict

Shadowplay at Orford Ness #disused #building #abandoned #lines #shadows #pipes #angles #industrial

Stalactites forming on a lamp in a disused building at Orford Ness #lamp # light #stalactites #ceiling #disused #abandoned #ceiling #rust #decay

As it’s Micro Monday I’d like to give a shoutout to the new @til Today I Learned microblog site made by @simonwoods - I’ve been falling off the #indieweb wagon recently, and it’s community-led things like things that are inspiring me to get back on the horse. Mixed metaphors I know! #MicroMonday

Really interesting article, Cathie. I do like the idea of having different pages for different things but all driven from the same ‘root’. So photos end up on a photo page, short notes on another page, etc.

Having just finished a book, I thought I’d try out the Indie Book Club. I can see how this will be useful, though haven’t worked out yet how I could PESOS this to my own site.ย  https://indiebookclub.biz/users/raretrack.uk

Leskovik, Albania #building #apartments #blackandwhite #leskovik #albania #disrepair #balcony #brick #wall

Plum tree, Mollas, Albania #tree #plumtree #twilight #sunset #mollas #albania #glowing

rEnjoyed reading the ‘Discovering the Lhasa of Europe’ article in @hiddenEurope magazine #54 - especially as in just a few weeks we’ll be in northern Albania to see the area for ourselves :)

๐ŸŽต Just finished listening to the 1990 album ‘Electribal Memories’ by Electribe 101. One of my absolute favourite albums, and I only bought it by chance!

I usually popped into the record shop in the nondescript dormitory town I grew up in to see what was new, and kept seeing this under “E”. After a few visits nobody appeared to be buying it. I was intrigued enough to buy it album coverwithout knowing anything about it - something I almost never did.

Billie Ray Martin’s voice just blew me away (and she was only, what, 20 years old back then!). The combination of the understated electronic music and her soulful powerful voice, for me, approaches perfection.

There’s not a duff track on the album, and it ends (excluding remixes) with the epic tour-de-force title track: over 10 minutes of immersion in electribal memories (listen to find out what they are!).

The album is timeless. Twenty-eight years on, and it’s never lost its hold on me. And, I hope, never will. Enjoy… ๐ŸŽต

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@AnquetMaps On OMN PC are there keyboard shortcuts to zoom in and out, and to change between maps? On @memorymap it’s easy (+/- and I/O). Simple functionality, but so much quicker than clicking / scrolling.

Really fancied a cupcake from our local cupcake factory @thecupcake_comp so trudged there through the snow, but they were shut due to water problems. Gutted!ย  #CupcakeShortage #Letchworth http://www.thecupcake.company/

“I watch the snow make slow time” - very apt lyrics for the weather outside the window ( Hook in Her Head by @throwingmuses )

The good folks at @realtimetrains are looking for GPX tracks of GB train journeys. I’ve just sent them a recent one I recorded - they need as many as they can get, so if you can help please do! www.realtimetrains.co.uk/tracks

Upgraded my network following the excellent Ubiquiti Home Network project at https://github.com/mjp66/Ubiquiti -first seen on @sggrc #SecurityNow - now have segregation for IoT devices & guest network. Longtime itch scratched!

After many many years of using #MemoryMap I’m wondering whether to move to @AnquetMaps - the price and features seem better (especially with the January sale), but sample maps don’t seem to be quite as sharp. In two minds!

UB40’s debut album - Signing Off - was the 1st I bought with my own money (Xmas 1980). Just listened again - as fresh and radical as ever. They never reached those heights of perfection again ๐ŸŽต

Kingston Arms, Cambridge

Wondering how photos POSSE from WordPress to Micro.blog, and whether I’m doing it properly.

So here’s a good backstreet pub in Cambridge. I had lunch and a nice couple of pints of real ale in here yesterday.

Today seems to be a techie woes day. My Lightoom > Koken Publish Collection plugin has stopped working properly, about to give up on it!

Goodness me, I am miffed with Microsoft. The recent Windows 10 update reset all my privacy settings, customisations and firewall rules - without any notice of intent to do so. And it reinstalled all the crapware tile apps I’d studiously removed previously. I am seriously irked!

One day of #IndieWeb: my December challenge was to make my home page WordPress and move my Known stream to a subdomain. Short story: done! Long story: not easy, will post more soon

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