Random Words 4/7

Here we are in the same place as we were in yesterday afternoon and the morning was so nice and now we have to be back.

Glasgow is where it is at … just added it to my bucket list …

Oh wait - already been to Glasgow many times, maybe I just need to add ‘The Gin School’.

It Can’t Happen Here By Sinclair Lewis (the first American author to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.) is available on iTunes today for just $1.99.

”A new president gains power, becoming a dictator in the name of protecting the people from biased press, socialism, and crime.”

Written in 1936!

Let’s see …

Well how clever is this thankyou @manton ….. I think this is an interesting and potentially viral way to build interest in Micro.Blog … post into the ‘wild wide web’ with links to interesting conversations here and people who aren’t already members get inspired to come over and see what is going on.


🎵 OSI This popped into my feed today Reminded me that I hadn’t listened to it for a while … now I know what today’s music will be.

File Netanyahu in the bucket of “If I say I am innocent - I must be innocent.”

🎵 meets 📺 … there has been dialogue in the micro.blog network about Black Mirror … did not know that Sigur Ros was the music behind Series 4.

I keep on thinking Skype be damned … bye bye … and then I read things like this and I ask myself why I am still here?

Who was it talking about crosswords … and the use of numbers in same. This is even worse

Free Photo Resources

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Read All About It

I have been collecting snippets of writing that I have had distributed all over my computers and devices into a single place … and in parallel, working through them to;

  • file
  • work on
  • publish

I found an early draft of this which obviously got published last September … filed under ‘bleeding obvious’.

Data Privacy Day

I heard a lot of narrative about ‘Passwords’ and how important they are, and how you shouldn’t share them and …. not one mention of using highly secure passwords with a password manager.

Random Words 3/7

We are also going to have a great time with your family today.

Rules Of Online Behavior

Your online persona is under everyone’s control, no matter how in control you think you are … you aren’t.

Shoutout to someone we all know and love … @manton …. Let me explain.

I have an instance of 1999 by @dave and had been wrestling with getting it imported to my micro.blog. Every which way I turned gave me part of what I wanted, but somehow never managed to complete the cycle. RSS, JSON, import to Wordpress, export to WXR … it always seemed to be an incomplete record … but I knew the JSON file was complete.

Manton ran his magic last night and lo … over 500 posts (if I counted right) are now all added to my existing instance and my ‘micro world’ is all in one central place.

Not only that but in that process he also fixed the bad behavior of large images pushing out the edit screen on the web.

For posterity, my first 1999 post was on 21st April 2016 and is now right here on micro.blog

Thankyou Manton

I {well, someone else - not ‘me’ per se} Built A Bot To Apply To Thousands Of Jobs At Once–Here’s What I Learned

It’s the conclusion:

  • It’s not how you apply, it’s who you know. And if you don’t know someone, don’t bother.

  • Companies are trying to fill a position with minimal risk, not discover someone who breaks the mold.

  • The number of jobs you apply to has no correlation to whether you’ll be considered, and you won’t be considered for jobs you don’t get the chance to apply to.

There is actually a whole lot more - that’s what ‘The Present Of Work’ is going to be about.


Consolidating unpublished snippets and thinking in Ulysses

Posted in manageable chunks here

Cross referenced and tagged here

Selectively pushed out to here or here or here

Always tweeted out to here and here

And with that all done (it’s a ‘WIP’) … we can then move onto phase two.