“It usually starts with some horrible high-school teacher. This teacher, ruined by a life of having…”
- Why everyone hates poetry - Time Out Chicago
A year later, and I’m still receiving messages asking what happened to the FYI poetry mailing list. Might have to do something about that.
Happened to be in Newcastle at the same time as an anti-Islam march. Didn’t get to do my rendition of an intrepid docu-photographer, but this felt appropriate. Seen in Lazarides Gallery on Quayside.
Update: There’s more information on the march here. Turns out that I arrived in Newcastle just as two opposing groups caught up with each other. I was there to see the Baltic Gallery - didn’t see any other tension for the rest of the day…
Taking a short break from work on a manuscript, and thinking about the relationship between form in poetry and information design…
Making my way back to the land of the connected – recovering from the loss of a MacBook Pro (Dear Logic Board, ta much.) http://ow.ly/1TfZA
Have you missed me? To cut a long story short, the principle window on the world of my work (a 15” MacBook Pro) died early last week. Turns out that it’s the logic board, which is one of the few things I’d hesitate to replace myself due to the sheer “pain in the butt” rating of the procedure, and the need to track down exactly the right kind of motherboard to fit my particular model. I’m a bit squeamish about the idea of dropping anything more than a £200 on Ebay, particularly when there’s a possibility that I might order the incorrect part. The genius behind the bar at the Mac store on Regents Street says it’ll take £450 and two to three weeks to repair.
Luckily, I’m pretty good with back-ups and levels of redundancy, which is probably why I didn’t go down gnashing and wailing when I realised that no amount of poking or prodding would convince the darn thing to boot up. Tonight, I de-mothballed my second ever Apple laptop (a 12” Powerbook G4) and got it up and running for getting things done. I’m now playing the eternally entertaining game of “catch up”. Thank heavens for back up plans.
Building blocks. Newcastle.
“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than…”
- David Bailey (via Instapaper)
Looks like the MacBook Pro is dead. Logic board is the culprit. Cue internal “repair or buy new” dialogue, plus a little “woe is me”.
Taking the stairs. Newcastle.
London New Poetry Award – from Coffee-House Poetry and the London Fringe Festival… http://ow.ly/1RQu3
The Clonious - ‘My ABC’ mix for BTS Radio. Oh. Yes.
Dash Saves? Newcastle.