Oops. Seems like my pick might be Castro after all.
The public broadcasters who own Pocket Casts are selling the podcast platform, less than a year after it was declared public media’s “answer to Spotify.”
But not too much!
There’s a ton of people roaming the streets. This is more like a Soft-Total-Lockdown, if you will.
Final day of relative freedom was spent walking, having lunch with my parents, editing photos, having a beer with three friends, and listening to podcasts. Next 30 days will be a bit different. No going out, except for walks and food runs. This time we’re on our own. Bring it on!
Taxi Line Dancer
As soon as I left the Hong Kong - Macau ferry, while waiting for my brother to show up. We were meeting after months without seeing him, on the other side of the world.
Seven down, three to go.
Exporting and sending should take another hour, so I’ll be in bed by 02:30AM! Yay!
Tomorrow we’re having lunch with my parents, instead of the usual Friday date. It’s the last day when we’re allowed to roam free.
An actress I had the huge pleasure of shooting a couple of years ago, while doing set photography on a great show, passed away today. She will be missed.
I had to go back and double check, and it’s a different one!
Someone has a collection of vintage Porsche cars and a fetish for this particular parking spot ?
Starting this week (Thursday? Friday?) we’ll be in complete lockdown until the end of the month. Again. Just like at the beginning of the pandemic. Cases have been rising like crazy lately, as expected after the Christmas foolishness, so now we’re stuck dealing with that.
Starting next week movieStar is also going back to work, albeit from home, so I’ll have to do a bit more regarding tinyMovieStar.
I expect to be done with my editing by then, but I’m not totally sure I can manage. That was the original plan, take care of my business before my wife has to start dealing with her, but I’m starting to have serious doubts that it will be finished by then. I seriously underestimated the time needed for this, it’s the first time I’m dealing with this kind of workload with a baby in the house.
We’re still trying to figure out what “complete lockdown” actually means though.
People around here tend to read things the way that best suits them, and that is one reason why the situation has escalated this much. I would love them to behave more responsibly, but I’m afraid that’s not going to happen. We’ve had mandatory mask use outside forever, and a ton of people still refuse to wear one!
We’ll probably be unable to join my parents for our weekly lunches, and that’s going to be hard on everyone, but a lot people don’t give a damn and just keep on going about their lives like nothing out of the ordinary is going on.
Every weekend, and I mean every weekend, a couple of relatives texts asking if we wanna spend the afternoon watching a movie and ordering some food. We always have the same reply ready: We’re on lockdown, no one can leave their home unless it’s really necessary, and movie watching does not qualify. Every. Weekend.
They should know better by now.
Truth be told we, personally, won’t feel a huge difference. I believe we’ll keep doing our daily walks, that should be allowed. Going to the supermarket will also be possible. And that’s pretty much what we do these days. The only other time we leave the house is for that weekly lunch date with my parents.
Of course I won’t be able to take on new assignments until the end of the month, but I seriously doubt any would show up anyway.
Pretend it’s a City. So glad we decided to check this one. We’re laughing out loud the whole time! Fran Lebowitz by Mr Martin Scorsese. Priceless.
Usually I actually enjoy the editing process. But these assignments, while super fun to shoot, are booooooooooring as hell to edit. About halfway through, and I’m sooooooooooo fed up with it!
Back In Time
We walked by the place where we used to have breakfast when movieStar was pregnant and had an appointment at the doctor’s office.
Time for coffee and a croissant with orange juice.
We were working on a joint exhibition. My brother would show his drawings, and I was using the trip to get a few photos for that show.
It fell through in the end, but we had a wonderful time walking the streets and talking. Longest time we spent together in years.
Another Sunday, another partial lockdown day.
Plans for today:
That one time I flew to Macau to meet my brother.
The city had been on my radar for decades (at a time I even thought about emigrating there) but somehow never even visited until my brother asked me to come.
Longer post coming later on, but bSides is back on!
Talk about slow days! Left the house for an hour, it’s too cold to be out. Back in, finished The Flight Attendant, some editing, it’s almost dark again.
Better get used to it, looks like we’re having another total lockdown in a few days. The whole country will stop. Again.
The library up the road is now having a yellow phase.
We did manage a freezing walk in the morning, lunch with my parents, and back home for the usual edit and tv. Sadly I’m still developing the skills that will enable me to do both appropriately at the same time.
A post by @patrickrhone earlier on prompted me to create our channel on Signal. Some people would love to be able to DM other users, and this might serve as a directory of users, or any other purpose you see fit. Hope that’s OK, feel free to join.
App Tip: a cool little app for macOS. I use it all the time, in a bunch of apps, and it’s so well integrated I actually had to spend a minute searching for it’s name. It feels like part of the system.
Command Palette everywhere. Yay!
Day04 (of 10) is done, wayyyyy behind schedule. Exporting and preparing to transfer this batch before going to bed. I’ll be there before 1AM, I can tell you that.
No photos from today’s walks either. It was one of those days.
Trying something new. Clear Spaces to the rescue.
Apps on screen might still change.