My current keyboard setup:

For a while, I attempted to track my reading on this website as part of my experiment with Indieweb technology.

I have concluded that it was just too much trouble for too little gain. There are many tools out there that do a better job of this, and not all of them are terrible.

After a little bit of dabbling around, I have landed on LibraryThing as my online catalogue of books. I’ve been using it for a couple of years now but have only recently settled on a consistent logging habit.

LibraryThing might not look as pretty as Goodreads, but it has some pretty nice customisation options. There are a lot of things you can do to organise your books – perfect for the nerds who like to fiddle.

Look, there’s a table view! (The Excel nerd in me celebrates)

And there’s even a dashboard showing a breakdown of your library: by publication date, by genre, rating, author’s gender – it even shows a breakdown by whether the authors are dead or alive.

So the long and short of it is that I will be doing most of my book ratings and cataloguing over on LibraryThing now, and you can find my library here.

I have wanted to get an Owlab Spring keyboard for a while now.

Now I just have to find the perfect keycaps and switches to match it.

Currently, I’m using NPKC gradient PBT Doubleshot side-lit keycaps from and TTC Bluish White switches. I don’t mind the switches on this board, but I don’t actually have enough of them, so I’m also using the Tecsee Ice Candy in the number row.

I was at a birthday party a couple of weeks ago where there was this amazing balloon artist. Even though it was originally meant for the kids, the adults were soon lining up for their own balloon.