2017 in Bitface Blogging

Well hello. It's been a while. That daily posting thing didn't work too well in the latter part of the year, and was particularly weak in the last couple of weeks. Weak weeks. In fact I posted 261 times in 2017. It's surprisingly hard to find that kind of thing out from Wordpress itself. I…

Holding Pattern

I've been working on a more substantial piece about music and gigs and nostalgia and my gig-going plans for the year, but it's getting long, and possibly out of hand. So I'm going to delay it till later. Consider this a placeholder. And so it's got some content of value, let me just draw your…

And Then it Was All That

One of the blogs I follow is called And now it's all this, by the mysterious Dr Drang. He writes mainly on engineering and provides lots of interesting Python scripts. What I'm interested in his blog's title and subtitle, though. "And now it's all this"; and "I just said what I said and it was…

Misbehaviour Again

I'm sure you all pay great attention to the goings on at this here blog. You'll almost certainly have noticed things going very strange yesterday, with the same post being repeated three or four times, in various forms and ways. No? Well, in case: what we had is (probably) a glitch caused by a Wordpress…

Whether You Want To Or Not

Note: If you've seen multiple copies of this post, it's because I had trouble with accidentally posting it in the wrong format, and then Wordpress refusing to let me change it. Hopefully be all right now. "Write even when you don't want to," say some people encouraging us to write every day. That would be…

Maybe

Sometimes you just want to write something. Maybe you have something specific to say, maybe not. Maybe you have nothing to say at all, but just want to get something out there. Maybe you've set yourself a target, and having missed a day (and being aware that you'll doubtless miss others) you've decided you want…

“Thread” Dread

I don't mind people posting a tweetstorm, wherein they have a lot to say and do so via a series of linked tweets. I think there are better ways to do it; better places to host medium-length pieces of writing, ((Actually the typical tweetstorm is probably still quite short.)) but whatever works for you. And…