A few days ago I wrote about our budding Picasso scribbling on the TV screen. I was at the time very relieved that she hadn’t gotten to Wintermute, my laptop.
Coming home last night, that little piece of relief was shattered. I now have crayon marks on my laptop screen. Argh. It’s only one stroke, but it’s there. Am now experiencing intense fear at attempting to remove said crayon stroke. Can’t use Windex, as it’ll do Bad Things to the LCD. Am afraid of using something without ammonia or alcohol, as it may just make the crayon streak over the screen. I’d much rather have a discrete crayon stroke than a big green smudge over a part of the screen. Alas, poor Wintermute…
Music: Theme From “To Kill A Dead Man” by Portishead
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.