@Brad I’ve sometimes thought about trying to get a book snake, like I used in the British Library years ago, but this looks as if it might be better, and easier to find.
@rogerscrafford Ah, yes. I knew that the book had the title Cutter and Bone; I didn’t know why the film’s title was different but studio jitters would explain it. I’d like to see that film again: I think I might be more favourably disposed now. It took me a long time to get to like Jeff Bridges but I eventually saw the light.
@SamHawken I had heard so much about this film and wanted to see it for years after it came out but didn’t manage to catch it till the mid 80s and I was very disappointed. I had a similar experience with Cutter’s Way a few years later
@Portufraise Right choice!
@manton That was quick! I’m looking forward to trying this out.
@manton That’s perfect. Thanks again, Manton.
@manton Recently I’ve been editing the email so that it includes my email address for replies, whereas the blog post contains a link to my Contact page instead. This wouldn’t necessarily be a problem, as I could put the email address in the intro.
I usually find some errors in the blog post after I’ve posted it. Am I right in thinking that in future I’ll be able to edit the post in the 30 minutes after posting and have the edits carry through to the email? If so, great, thanks.
@JohnPhilpin @devilgate Once or twice I’ve seen one of these posts, considered Googling the quotation, headline or phrase (as the case might be) … and then decided not to bother 😉
@BenSouthwood @odd I couldn’t agree more; and I often do (have no coffee rather than bad coffee).
@odd Yes, of course. But my point is that they could have said something like “Angelina Jolie was cast as Colin Farrell’s mother even though she’s just 10 months older than he is”. No need for the mind-bending stuff about her having been 10 months older at a particular moment in time (but possibly not at others).
@BenSouthwood @ericgregorich @pimoore Many of the newsletter providers already have an RSS feed for each newsletter that you can subscribe to directly. This is certainly true of Substack and I’m pretty sure it’s also the case with Buttondown. I recently found an RSS feed for the sole Mailchimp newsletter that I still get. In the case of Substack, all you need to do is add /feed onto the end of the main URL for the publication.
@cleverdevil Safe bet: it’s always going to be possible to detect some degree of irony in the use of that term.
@odd @gregmoore Ce n’est pas évident, quand même.
@Burk I kinda hope “phone calls” don’t catch on. If they do, we might end up having to carry two separate devices, one specifically designed for phone calls and the other for all the normal things you use a phone for.
@ekcragg @pgkr I don’t much like Ishiguro’s fiction (except for The Buried Giant) but I’ve often found myself wanting to write about it. This is unusual for me, as I generally prefer to write about books I’ve enjoyed reading. Anyway, this is what I had to say about Klara.
@kaa The only “good croissant” is a croissant that’s out of my reach.
@rogerscrafford True, and there’s no doubt that I’ll need it sooner or later. I hope I’ll remember where I put it when the time comes. In the meantime, I can’t help feeling that €13 would be more useful than a spare seal!
@mjkaul I’d love to have heard that trio live. I listen to their Trilogy 2 double-CD album a lot.
@mjkaul I didn’t know about this, it sounds fascinating. I love Blade’s drumming with Chick Corea and others.
@JohnPhilpin Talking about Bookshelves, a while ago, @manton added a field for the date you finished reading a book. (Thanks, Manton.) If adding new fields is a possibility, I’d really like a small text field for notes/comments. Please 😀 (but no urgency).
@rogerscrafford @Johnphilpin @manton I think it’s an exaggeration to say
You effectively make them co-owners of your content.
You give them a licence to do pretty much anything they might want to do, and this licence lasts forever and can’t be revoked. But, subject to the licence, you remain the owner. You can crosspost, repost, move to another platform or site, delete, and almost anything else you can think of.
They can even sell it.
Theoretically perhaps. But given the rights that you retain in what you have written it’s not at all clear that what they have to sell has any economic value.
@Ddanielson Wow, it’s a bit of a shock to learn that somebody is actually paying attention to my recommendations! Thanks, I hope I haven’t steered you too far wrong. The book seems a bit rushed to me, and I think more thought needed to go into the order in which the story was told. It might have been more convincing if it had started with Hannah already working for the Innocence Project, and then we had flashed back to how she wangled her way into it. And I think that, as readers, we could have done with knowing earlier that there were discrepancies between Laura’s version of events and Dandridge’s. But there were certainly things I liked too and I’m glad I read it.
@scottmclemore You can just sign up for a Substack account at no cost. The issue isn’t really cost, it’s that if you want to follow a particular Substacker’s Notes you have to sign up for the whole package, including emails. (Not necessarily paid emails, but most Substackers with paid newsletters have at least a free layer.) There are several people whose Notes I’d like to follow but I don’t want their emails as well, because I’m already getting their posts by RSS.
@chrisfoley Quite an odd-looking piano. Digital, I assume.
@moonmehta It was kind of messy: I renamed all the newsletter posts (there were about 28 in all, just over a year’s worth at one every 2 weeks) and uploaded them to a static site I have on GitHub Pages. Then I transferred the domain name to MB and set up redirects from the original post URLs to the copies on the static site. Like I said, messy, but it was easier than I’d been expecting.
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