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There may be a question mark over it’s continued development, but I’ve got to say that I love Editorial for journalling. Create new text file in Dropbox, start writing. Done. It just works.

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Day One isn’t syncing between my devices. Sigh.

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I’ve now set a goal of listening to at least one podcast every day. Getting back into that habit is good for my mind.

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Chinese Women Once Had to Point Out Their Medical Troubles on Ivory Dolls

Often when a woman saw a doctor in 18th-century China, she wasn’t allowed to actually see him. Instead, she sat behind a curtain or bamboo screen, where she had to map out her pain on a body that wasn’t her own. Her hand, or that of a close female attendant, would poke through the drapes or screen, and gesture toward the naked body of an ivory doll. If the patient had difficulty breathing, she might run a finger along the doll’s curved chest. For menstrual pain, the smooth abdomen. For a headache, the bump of a bun. After studying these cryptic communications, the doctor would issue his diagnosis.

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The Female Archaeologists of the Scottish Orkneys Were Hiding in Plain Sight

At first glance, many viewers figured that an old photo of archaeological work being done at the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae, in Scotland’s remote Orkney Islands, showed exactly that—onlookers hanging around to catch a peek. Nope. It turns out that, beyond the artifacts, another story was hiding in plain sight—the contributions of female archaeologists, who were later mistaken for visitors.

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While my hope would be for a Labour majority, I believe that the changes Britain desperately needs will only come about by building a consensus across political boundaries. That means being willing to work with the SNP, Plaid Cymru, the Lib Dems, the Greens and others.

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One thing is for certain. Whatever happens, the Conservative Party is finished. Brexit was supposed to unite them, but instead it tore them apart, with little prospect of peace between the factions. They squandered their majority, now they’ve shredded their supposed competence.

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I glanced at BBC News last night before bedtime. That was a mistake. Time to cut this Gordian Knot. Revoke Article 50, then call a General Election. Yes, Leave voters will seethe, but we need to start over, this time with all the facts and everyone involved. #brexit.

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Sean Adams’s The Designer’s Dictionary of Type explains famous fonts

Adding this to my wish-list. I’m a serious typography geek. 😀

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Sparking digital joy

My digital detritus isn’t quite as old as Chris Coleman’s—I lost a lot of stuff around 2001 to a hard disk crash—but I definitely have a lot of stuff on my current machine that could be chucked.