Micro.blog October 2021 Photoblogging Challenge #22 rest 📷

taking a rest in Nice, France

Taking a rest during a walk around Nice, France.

Micro.blog October 2021 Photoblogging Challenge #21 space 📷

saturn 5

I took this in 1985 when I was working for Intergraph in Huntsville, AL

CBI chief policy director Matthew Fell on UK’s Net Zero plan.

“To truly transform the UK economy based on sustainable and green growth, we need to push further and faster and make key decisions on how to finance the transition to net zero. An honest conversation needs to happen here in the UK about how we pay to go green”.

Micro.blog October 2021 Photoblogging Challenge #20 sports 📷

scrum down

What’s on My MacBook?

When I bought my M1 MacBook Air earlier this year I said that I wouldn’t install loads of apps, but try to keep to a minimal set. Six months on, and I think I’ve failed!

Here’s a screenshot of the app menu.

mac apps

Menu bar

screengrab of a mac menu bar

  • 1Password
  • Alfred
  • BetterSnapTool
  • Dropbox
  • ToothFairy
  • Typinator
  • Dropbox

Utilities

  • AppCleaner
  • Carbon Copy Cloner
  • Celo VPN
  • Cyberduck
  • Evernote
  • Grammarly
  • MacUpdater
  • Name Mangler
  • Ulysses

Browsers

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Safari

Personal Apps

  • Lightroom Classic
  • Pixelmator
  • ON1 Photo Raw 2022
  • Luminar AI (Too many photo editing apps!)
  • Apple Music
  • Exodus
  • Pine Player
  • Pocket Casts
  • Todoist
  • Sonos
  • Spark / Fastmail email
  • MacFamilyTree 9
  • Micro.blog
  • Moneywiz
  • Tweetdeck
  • XLD

Business Apps

  • Office 365
  • Omnigraffle
  • Microsoft Teams
  • MindNode
  • ownCloud

Installed but never/rarely used

  • iMovie
  • Mail
  • News
  • Notes
  • Parallels Desktop
  • Podcasts
  • Reminders
  • Scrivener
  • Spotify
  • Stickies
  • Stocks
  • Telegram
  • TextEdit
  • Vidyard
  • TV
  • Zoom
  • WhatsApp

Micro.blog October 2021 Photoblogging Challenge #19 mirror 📷

mirror selfie

Mirror sellfie of my son

Listening to Decennium, the 10-year retrospective from English Folk/Prog/Rock group Gandalf’s Fist.

Listen or buy from Bandcamp 🎶

Micro.blog October 2021 Photoblogging Challenge #18 finished 📷

well

It’s the well in our garden.

Only in Glastonbury…

glasto wizard

Sony a6300, Sony E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS, processed in On1 Photo Raw

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Micro.blog October 2021 Photoblogging Challenge #17 compass 📷

isles of scilly

Micro.blog October 2021 Photoblogging Challenge #16 rotation 📷

london eye

It’s the centre spindle of the London Eye.

Micro.blog October 2021 Photoblogging Challenge #15 ethereal 📷

pastel flower

Labour shadow business and energy secretary Ed Miliband on Kwarteng.

“This is a new low for government energy policy. Reduced to crossing his fingers for a mild winter, Kwasi Kwarteng is showing just how much a decade of inaction from the government has left us vulnerable. Kwasi Kwarteng is the business secretary, not a weatherman. It is cold comfort for businesses and families that this is all he has to offer.”

Micro.blog October 2021 Photoblogging Challenge #14 wheels 📷

rusty farm machinery

Micro.blog October 2021 Photoblogging Challenge #13 animals 📷 🐕‍🦺

dog and cows

Micro.blog October 2021 Photoblogging Challenge #12 legend 📷 🏎

alonso

My Album of the Week is How Beautiful Life Can Be from The Lathums. 🎶

Micro.blog October 2021 Photoblogging Challenge #11 hygge 📷

photo of a birthday cake

Micro.blog October 2021 Photoblogging Challenge #10 bridges 📷

tower bridge, london

Micro.blog October 2021 Photoblogging Challenge #9 safe 📷

photo of a bricked up door

Try getting in here!

Micro.blog October 2021 Photoblogging Challenge #8 twilight 📷

christian malford church in the early evening

Matthew Lesh of the Adam Smith Institute gives a glowing(?) review of PM’s speech at the Tory conference.

“Boris’s rhetoric was bombastic but vacuous and economically illiterate. This was an agenda for levelling down to a centrally-planned, high-tax, low-productivity economy. He is hamstringing the labour market, raising taxes on a fragile recovery and shying away from meaningful planning reform. Shortages and rising prices simply cannot be blustered away with rhetoric about migrants. There is no evidence that immigration lowers living standards for native workers. This dog whistle shows this government doesn’t care about pursuing evidence-based policies.”

boris the clown

Micro.blog October 2021 Photoblogging Challenge #7 spice 📷

photo of a spice store in France

Micro.blog October 2021 Photoblogging Challenge #6 street 📷

venice street scene

Interesting article by Tom McTague on The Atlantic website today.

According to his onetime rival for the Conservative leadership, Rory Stewart, Johnson is “the most accomplished liar in public life—perhaps the best liar ever to serve as prime minister.”

Is Boris Johnson a Liar? - The Atlantic