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Steve Hodgson
Born in the last century. Husband, father, engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland, who gets excited by books, music, walks and beaches, stoicism, and malt whisky. I’m particularly proud of the things my children do as they spread their wings. He/Him.
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@philbowell my only real gripe with Things (a deal breaker) is the inability to mark recurring tasks complete early. They appear to have no interest in providing this and I can’t imagine why they favour their approach.

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@jeremycherfas Would it stretch to car tyres?

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Anyone else finding the iOS Kagi search extension not working under 17.5?

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@maique that watch is lovely!

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Lovely imperial Red IPA from Elusive Brewing. 8.5%

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What if … everyone who saw the aurora on Friday night goes blind and giant carnivorous plants start to stalk the land‽

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I have signed-up for a course on Low toxicity pinhole photography. Looking forward to it.

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I do love a good hand-painted sign.

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I swung by New Lanark after dad’s taxi duties today.

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A day off today so a quick letter heading to the Trainee Animator.

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Dramatic selfie. The iPhone blurred my big flappy ear in a really unconvincing way.

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Just for some colour pop fun!

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I like that style.

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@bsag I think it may have been you first highlighted them to me

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Sad news. I loved reading Shardlake books and was looking forward to at least one more.

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@ayjay yes. It’s proving very annoying especially coming from the company where these services are supposed to just work.

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@bsag the first two, but not the last. Animated films have been part of our cultural life since the girls were wee (as we say in Scotland). Studio Ghibli in particular but others too.

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@bsag That was the first film that the Trainee Animator and I went to see after lockdown was lifted. I was blown away by the representation of the wolves’ senses and we believe these kind of things are more believable as animation that in special effects.

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@Munish and that’s before international shipping costs are added too!

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New haircut for summer!

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When I glanced at this today my brain immediately asked why is former British prime minister John Major writing books about psychotherapy?

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@JohnPhilpin for me it would be the serendipity of flicking through pages in my OED to get to the word I’m seeking. For everything else online is more complete.

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@kaa @numericcitizen I’ve been testing beta version of the Soulver on iPhone and it’s been rock solid for syncing between iOS and Mac. Worth it for that for me.

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I used to really enjoy the podcast 99% Invisible when it focused on hidden aspects of design and the built environment. I feel it’s rather lost its way over time. Unsubscribed.

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@toddgrotenhuis This is my next work logbook so it’s very much a linear set of notes. I like that the Leuchtturm books include an index so I note down references for anything that I may need to refer back to.

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With my new sticker from the Trainee Animator I can’t wait to start my next logbook! Orange notebook with an elastic closure and a fish illustration, featuring a humorous caption: "Thanks for all the hard work you're pretending to do."

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I just realised that the roll of black and white film in my Pentax LX has not been loaded properly and wasn’t being wound on at any of the three locations I’ve used the camera! 🤦

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@cygnoir sounds like fun. Please add me in.

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I am enjoying watching The Good Lady Psychotherapist engrossed in a book she has enjoyed and about to finish it. I love that moment when you have to balance finishing a book with wanting it to go on forever.

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@artkavanagh just enjoyed an article on the University of London’s Senate House (and how it inspired George Orwell) there.

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@anniegreens It’s a very easy recipe and flexible on quantities. It does disappear very quickly!

I’ll share the recipe on a blog post.

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@artkavanagh they definitely come from the ‘Brexit Trousers’ wing of the conservative right.

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At some point I subscribed to the RSS feed for The Critic magazine. At lot of the content there troubles me but I suppose it’s good to avoid being in an echo chamber and read challenging views.

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Just out the blender, a second batch of wild garlic pesto.

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I love this thing. It’s such fun to use in my notebooks. A Trodat Professional 5030 self-inking stamp placed on a wooden surface.

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@JohnBrady you can always write to Scotland!

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society yesterday. Two glass bottles with black caps, labeled "Macdonald & Muir Ltd, Broxburn," marked as "DUTY FREE SAMPLE (NOT FOR SALE)," with additional details filled out in handwriting. They are set against a window

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@toddgrotenhuis I believe there are but the only ones I’m aware of are by Swarovski (sp?)

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@petebrown and it’s a bit old now as the OED has gone online and no more complete editions in print. I’d like to try the online one but it’s quite steep.

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@jessekelber couldn’t really see an origin but may look further tomorrow.

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@petebrown that’s the one. But my old eyes with no glasses can see atoms!

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@lostinhaste I’m starting to see that pattern too. Repeated adverts and disconcertingly local ads too.

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@maique My alma mater. Although there was no surf club in my day!

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@ridwan I think it’s a screenshot of iA Writer.

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@canion I’m generally left reeling after reading Murakami but usually in a good way