28/8/2017

New post: Using Zapier to post to Blot

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27/8/2017

The Levelling, 2016 - ★★★★

Run a farm in the lovely Somerset Levels, they said! It will be tranquil and relaxing in the countryside, they said! Not.

Set in the immediate aftermath of the real floods in the Somerset Levels (and using an authentically flood damaged farmhouse), this film deals with the aftermath of the death of Clover’s brother. She returns home from her veterinary studies to support her father, and try to get to the bottom of what happened. Did shoot himself accidentally, or did he deliberately take his own life?

It’s a grim setting, both physically and emotionally, but involving. It might also put you off ever running a farm, if you were considering it.

Read full review on Letterboxd

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27/8/2017

I’ve switched my Slipstream blog to use Blot! It works really nicely, though I’m still ironing out permalink wrinkles.

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27/8/2017

The Little Death, 2014 - ★★★½

This was not what I expected at all. It was occasionally a very uncomfortable watch, but in the end I really enjoyed it. We follow a series of couples who have various issues with sex and relationships. Some of the stories are funny (though it is very dark comedy), some are heartbreaking, and some are just –- well –- uncomfortable.

At the start it feels as if all these stories will be separate, but they link together in quite a satisfying way, with a few plot twists that really took me by surprise.

My favourite part was the sign language interpreter and her hearing impaired client. What was interesting was that my husband found this part incredibly frustrating, as you get no subtitles, and have to interpret what’s going on from occasional spoken comments, their body language and expressions (he is on the autistic spectrum, so finds that kind of processing hard). I, on the other hand, loved that part best, and loved the fact that I had to figure out what was going on.

Read full review on Letterboxd

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19/8/2017

New post: Netlify

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15/8/2017

Netlify: All-in-one-platform for automating modern web projects

I’ve noticed a few people mentioning Netlify now. I haven’t tried it, but it looks like a great solution for hosting static web sites for those who don’t want the bother of running a server. I run my sites from Linode, but I’m tempted to try this out anyway because it seems so convenient.

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