We didn’t book Flybe for the accounts I’m on, but when I used to support a UK-based company – and I’m not surprised at all.
The regional airline Flybe has ceased trading and cancelled all its scheduled flights, leaving passengers stranded and hundreds of crew without jobs.
Customers advised not to go to airport and to contact their booking agent
— Read on www.theguardian.com/business/2023/jan/28/flybe-all-flight-cancelled-as-airline-ceases-trading
I did manage some decent sourdough
Unlike the author of this article, I did eventually produce decent looking sourdough, with best results using Foodgeek’s easy oat sourdough loaf and very little discard or wasted starter. But getting the timing right is hard, and I also bought a lot of “magic gear” that didn’t make it easier, but did make the process more pleasing.
“I was getting up at 6am to meet the demands of a yeast culture I could never bend to my will. It was a relief to finally give up trying”
— Read on www.theguardian.com/food/2023/jan/25/the-one-change-that-didnt-work-sourdough-baking-left-me-frustrated-obsessive-and-covered-in-flour
During a one-month excursion to the icy plains of Antarctica, a team of researchers found five new meteorites — including one of the largest ever discovered on the continent.
— Read on www.cnn.com/2023/01/24/world/meteorite-antarctica-discovery-scn/index.html
https://youtu.be/oqM0ZYnA02g Well here’s something I didn’t know I needed in my life that I now need in my life. A new series is coming to Apple TV+ where the infamously indoorsy Eugene Levy is sent on wild adventures around the world. This is a guy who hates to even get his hair wet. I think…
— Read on boingboing.net/2023/01/24/eugene-levy-steps-out-of-his-comfort-zone-in-the-reluctant-traveler.html
The Guardian takes notice of Mastodon.
The new social network with its interconnected ‘fediverse’ is a welcome alternative to blustering rival Twitter and Elon Musk
— Read on www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/jan/21/back-to-the-future-how-mastodon-is-restoring-the-lost-art-of-online-conversation
Gaelic origins of Icelandic words and landmarks challenge orthodox view of Viking heritage, says author
— Read on www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jan/04/iceland-language-culture-inspired-gaelic-settlers-says-author
Many of us struggle with self-control. And we assume willpower is the key to achieving our goals. But there’s a simple and often overlooked mental habit
— Read on hiddenbrain.org/podcast/where-gratitude-gets-you/
I am totally a grasshopper. But a good thing to practice in the coming year is gratitude, rather than trying to guilt myself into a goal.
Posting to my #Wordpress blog this via the #Tooot #sharesheet in #iOS as a “publish immediately” post. The “draft” option in the #iPhone app didn’t trigger the #Mastodon plugin. It works from the desktop version but there’s a little checkbox that should always be ticked. The phone app doesn’t have that option.
Listened to this #HiddenBrain episode this morning, and I’m grateful for electric power, warmth, clean water, love, and a couple of simple gifts.
Who wants to watch a millionaire who posts awful things, and is somehow still on TV and writing opinion columns?
They need him down on his farm at Diddly Squat.
Kevin Lygo says presenter should apologise for column about Duchess of Sussex that attracted record number of complaints
— Read on www.theguardian.com/media/2022/dec/21/jeremy-clarkson-to-remain-host-of-who-wants-to-be-a-millionaire-says-itv-boss