2020 Notebook

From the late 90s I blogged frequently with various random observations and things I wanted to record. Pre-2003 material seems to have been lost on various early web platforms, and this sort of stuff went over to Twitter eventually, but I’ve gathered together the shorter WordPress blog posts in these annual roundups…


How to find something you remember seeing in your own Twitter timeline

Wednesday 14 October 2020

When you’re trying to find tweets about a specific topic on your timeline, it can be a nightmare sorting through all the tweets from friends, celebrities, news sources, and everyone else you follow on Twitter. While you can search Twitter with the search bar, that searches the entirety of Twitter, but what if you want to search specifically your timeline on Twitter? Here’s how.

Decent Christmas Songs on a Spotify playlist

Monday 7 December 2020

What’s not to like about this? A crowdsourced playlist of decent Christmas songs on Spotify that won’t make half of the room groan when they start playing. Thanks to all who contributed. Featuring (at the time of uploading) Alison Krauss and Natalie MacMaster, Andy Williams, Blackmore’s Night, blink-182, Cocteau Twins, Darlene Love, Dolly Parton, Dropkick Murphys, Eels, Emmy The Great and Tim Wheeler, Everything But The Girl, Fleet Foxes, Galaxie 500, Glasvegas, Grace Petrie, Gurr, Half Man Half Biscuit, Joni Mitchell, José Feliciano, Julian Casablancas, Kate Rusby, Kurtis Blow, Laura Marling, Los Campesinos!, Low, Mr Little Jeans, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Pearl Jam, Pet Shop Boys, Poly Styrene, Ramones, Richard Cheese, Run–D.M.C., Saint Etienne, Snow Business, Squeeze, Summer Camp, Teenage Fanclub, The Darkness, The Fall, The Futureheads, The Killers, Thea Gilmore, Tim Minchin, Tracey Thorn, Tracey Thorn and Green Gartside, TV Smith and Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians Of The British Empire.