As we get the yearly influx of Spotify’s Wrapped, Apple’s Replay, etc in our social feeds, a reminder:
Please support those artists you love by buying albums (or concert tickets, or merch) if you're in a position to do so. Streaming royalties are *terrible*.
And if you need a tool to help with buying albums, here, I built Support Act for this very purpose: https://supportact.app
The Castro servers have been returning errors for several days when trying to do anything, including checking for new episodes or (sadly) trying to export my list of subscriptions. I fear my favourite podcast app may not be much longer for this world 🙁
Overcast seems the obvious place to look, but I'd welcome any recommendations for an iOS podcast app suitable for heavy use with lots of subscriptions. Please and thank you.
Proud British patriots demand Elgin marbles be ‘sent back where they came’ from after learning they came here illegally on a small boat https://newsthump.com/2023/11/29/proud-british-patriots-demand-elgin-marbles-be-sent-back-where-they-came-from-after-learning-they-came-here-illegally-on-a-small-boat/
Chancellor is going to cut NI, saving me a couple of hundred quid a year.... I can't get a call with a GP in anything under four weeks, but I'll be two hundred quid a year better off. Go Tories!
Tell you what... keep the 200 quid. Fix the NHS. And for pity's sake, be honest with us about the correlation between the tax we pay and the level of public service we enjoy!
The Tory ideology is that tax is a punishment. It's not. It's the price you pay to live in a functioning society!
So, Mr Beast made a YouTube video where he dug 100 wells in impoverished areas of Kenya and other African countries. CNN did a story on how he was being criticized for his good deeds. They quoted Saran Kaba Jones, a Black woman who has been building wells in Africa for 15 years, and a single Twitter commenter.
But... The Black woman praised Mr. Beast? She only asked that we consider maintenance, because many of the wells she digs are because existing wells weren't maintained.
Huh. I didn't expect that to cross-post to here. I must have mistakenly checked a box. Yay, computers!
Finished reading: Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel Harrison 📚
One of those books I started reading when I went to bed and then stayed awake way too late for. Tremendously good fun. https://micro.blog/books/9781803363929
🎵 Bruce Cockburn, “Wondering Where the Lions Are”.
He is one of the best.
Programmer. Reads books. Plays guitar. Belfast-born, living in Leeds. he/him.
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