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Huberman tests out my new software.

March 13, 2024 - 07:06 -- Admin

I'm an occasional listener of Andrew Huberman's podcast, usually when it crosses over into one of my areas of interest. It's so dense with information and runs so long every episode that I usually have to listen a couple of times to get all of the marrow out of the bone.

I'll be chewing over the latest episode, an interview with Cal Newport, author of 'Deep Work', my all-time favourite book about how to get shit done, for at least a month.

Floor time.

March 12, 2024 - 07:08 -- Admin

As always, I am ahead of the curve. For years it has been my practice at large family gatherings to massively overeat before retiring to the floor, where I will lay on my back until my grossly distended tummy is less grossly distended.

Apparently, the TikTok kids have only just discovered this.

From the New York Times.

Eggs n mayo.

March 9, 2024 - 07:44 -- Admin

It sounds so much less posh than oeffs mayonnaise, but that’s what it is, and it’s having a moment, at least in New York.


March 8, 2024 - 15:24 -- Admin

I’m so looking forward to this show because I tried to play the game and failed. I can’t remember why now. There was just something about it that didn’t stick for me. And yet I love the design language and imagined world of that game.

So I’m hoping the TV adaptation turns out to be as good as the trailer is promising.

Schrodinger's Formula One piece.

March 7, 2024 - 15:29 -- Admin

One of my fave newsletters, Jonathon V Last’s The Triad, pointed me at this very unexpected piece of neo-gonzo reportage at Road and Track magazine’s website. They commissioned an honest-to-goddamn commie, Kate Wagner, to give them her honest-to-goddamned take on an F1 meet. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t last long. Just a few hours after publication it was gone. A pity. I’d pay to read it, just because of the way it makes your head go boing. It reminds me of Hunter S.

I watched Napoleon.

March 6, 2024 - 06:51 -- Admin

With Jane away for the first half of the week, I found myself with a couple of hours free and Napoleon freshly set free on Apple TV. I was a bit worried that the period costume drama stuff would fry my brain, but I had read that the battle scenes were all marvellously done. So I gave it a spin.