I received one of the stranger pieces of spam or phishing I’ve ever seen. Not because of what it’s trying to do — obviously it wants me to click on a dodgy link — but because of the weird, almost surreal ineptness of the content. Take a look:


Phishing spam screengrab
Phishing spam screengrab

Isn’t that its own special thing? Almost poetry, in a disturbed, fractured way.

Gabi Garbutt & The Illuminations at the Monarch in Camden.

Harvest Home

Collected a load of apples from the garden yesterday. Started to write this post, too, but left it for a bit, and Micro.blog had lost it when I went back. It felt very autumnal. And the title ‘Harvest Home’ cane to mind because there’s a Big Country song by that name. So I listened to The Crossing for the first time in years. Still really good.

I hate how Amazon Prime Video puts adverts in between episodes. And it always seems to be for The Tick.

Watching early Seinfeld. If I’m not very much mistaken he just made instant coffee! Yuck. The past was another world.

This tree looked amazing as the sun caught it. This morning in Croydon.

Put on BBC 6 Music this morning. They played ‘The Sound of the Suburbs.’ Excellent. Still stands up well.

Also that ‘easy moving’ trick only works on the iPad, not the iPhone. In fact the strangest thing about iOS 11 so far is the differences between iPhone and iPad. Like when I swipe up from the bottom on the iPhone, I want to see the Dock.

Ah, wait: they do shake if you hold them long enough. But you can now move them before they start to shake. Nice. Obviously they have to go into shake mode, otherwise how could you delete them?