“Tables in Numbers can’t support more than 65,535 rows.” What nonsense is this, Apple?
Brexiters think the BBC is anti-brexit. Remainers think the BBC is pro-Brexit. Does that mean it’s really getting it right and keeping balanced? Inspired by this tweet:
— Jane #CheckBrexit #MakeItStop (@localnotail) February 7, 2019
which indirectly links to this report about Radio 4 losing listeners. Speaking from personal experience I’d say its listeners are not going to “commercial rivals” so much as to podcasts. But I’m only one data point.
Off to see Sir Billiam of Bragg at Islington Assembly Hall. Hoping for A Great Leap Forwards.
Motion of no confidence! Yay!
We’ve taken down the decorations, but we can’t put the Santas way until the cake is finished.
When I was writing that last post I was confused because I couldn’t copy text from the article I was linking to.
Clicking and moving my mouse across the text did nothing: there was no indication that I had selected anything. Similarly, double-clicking on a single word didn’t select it.
Eventually I saved the article to Instapaper, and copied from there
After initially posting it, I noticed that the URL contained the string “
amphtml”. I removed the
amphtml/, and the page worked normally.
AMP is Google’s “accelerated mobile pages,” a way for them to control URLs instead of the owners controlling them. At least, that’s how it appeared at first. Clearly that can’t be the case for a page like this that’s purely at the Washington Post’s own site.
But it’s a bloody annoying state of affairs, and makes for a very bad web citizen.
“I’ll try for something closer to daily in 2019,” he says, and then misses day 2. Oh well.
Happy New Year, everyone. It could be a rough one, so look out for each other.
I knew going In to the West End on the Saturday before Christmas was crazy. But first I couldn’t get on to the Piccadilly Line platform. And then, they’re queueing outside the Lego shop!
(Actually things aren’t too crowded so far.)
Today I learned that Nick Cave has a newsletter. I insta-subscribed, obviously, as you can do, and read the archive.