Tales From the Bitface (Posts about closedown)https://devilgate.org/enContents © 2020 <a href=”mailto:martin@devilgate.org”>Martin McCallion</a> Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:58:06 GMTNikola (getnikola.com)http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssIt’s Not Tomorrow if You Haven’t Gone to Sleep yethttps://devilgate.org/blog/2017/02/16/its-not-tomorrow-if-you-havent-gone-to-sleep-yet/Martin McCallion<p>Yeah, OK, so I missed my deadline: I’m typing this after midnight. But it’s still the same day I got up in, in sleep-cycle terms. Also in terms of how the TV listings mags give the days, too. Which can actually get a little bit confusing sometimes.</p> <p>It stems, of course, from the days when all TV would have stopped by midnight or shortly after. Yes, kids, I know it’s hard to imagine, but TV stations used to “close down” at night. One or other of the channels used to even have a wee programme that was actually called <cite>Closedown</cite>, if I remember correctly. I think it was one of the weird religious things, where a priest or minister would come on and give a <cite>Thought for the Day</cite> kind of mini sermon.</p> <p>Anyway, and still on TV, apparently the best comedy show around, <cite>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</cite>, is having that annoying recent habit, a mid-season break. We have no idea when it will be back. And… well, if you’ve watched it…</p> <p>No, I’m not going to say any more about it. Just hurry up and get back, guys.</p> <p>I may actually backdate this post, just so my daily posting doesn’t show a gap. After all, I’m treating it as still Thursday 16th of February, even if the clock doesn’t.</p> Brooklyn Nine-Nineclosedowntimetvhttps://devilgate.org/blog/2017/02/16/its-not-tomorrow-if-you-havent-gone-to-sleep-yet/Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:59:48 GMT