Weeknotes 18 (May ’20): Digitising those cds was totally worth it
A couple of weeks ago I started getting spam in Spanish and at the same time my Gmail spam filtering became way less effective. I have no idea where the Spanish stuff came from, but I suspect Babbel may have something to do with it, even though I was trying to learn French with them. Gmail seems to be catching almost all the Spanish stuff, but also quite a few legit emails. It’s an interesting process to watch.
I’m noticing far more people out and about on my daily (or less frequent) exercise. As always, the people who are least aware are the ones staring at their phones. I think they get into ‘normal’ mode, but also, just, people on phones.
We live near a coffee shop that trolled me on Twitter a few years ago. They have a few ‘ironic’ signs in their window that I found offensive, and they decided my expressing that opinion on Twitter was fair game for a bit of a fight. It became the last straw for me in terms of my Twitter experience and I walked away, and I haven’t bought anything from them since. Now, they are open for take away coffee and have a long line down our road most days. I am almost tempted to open a competing coffee stand along the line of the queue. This is a horrible insight in to my mean and bitter side, isn’t it.
I have digitised about 250 cds over the last week or so. I threw myself into this project thinking it would be obvious what to do with them once they were digitised, but I have discovered this turns out to be an utterly non-trivial and messy world of expensive kit and systems that suddenly stop working with other systems. I am currently toying with the idea of building something to plug into our amp using Raspberry Pi.
I am not convinced by the apparent Government policy of hinting at changes before announcing them.
I am also not convinced that the best use of Boris Johnson’s time was giving an interview to the Sun.
This morning I remembered Brexit and started to cry.
Running continues. I am trying to manage the pain that occurs in my left achilles, leg and glutes, so trying to take it very easy indeed. And I am having a mini experiment with Runkeeper. Strava is entirely focussed on sharing, which I don’t care for.
I have a test suite for an app that fails in different ways at random. I am going to solve the bloody thing this week.
Still doing PE with Joe every weekday morning. He’s not exactly Mr Detail, but I am so pleased he turns up every day. Not easy for him, either, I’m sure.
And having to think very hard about goal setting and progression in taekwondo at the moment, as our normal markers are a bit up in the air. We’ve arrived at some ideas for May, so here’s hoping they work for everyone.