There are a number of themes running through the books that I have so far completed in 2020, and those I have queued up: creativity, the pursuit of happiness, and that those completed have been more like workbooks, books to keep coming back to, take from and implement.

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One thing I’ve been considering is to show all of “Yesterday” if there are no posts yet Today and removing the quick link in the footer. Still, what happens if there was nothing yesterday? I doesn’t feel right iterating until I get to a day with posts.

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With all the changes I’ve made with regards to enabling the daily feed to be read in order I keep thinking about the Today page itself, more specifically what happens when there are no posts.

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Well, that didn’t take long: quandary resolved. I’ve pulled the trigger and pre-ordered the S20 Ultra.

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I’m in a real “first world problem” style quandary. I’m really intrigued and impressed by the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – the new mammoth phone with a mammoth screen and an equally mammoth camera array.

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It would appear that it’s not just my daily emails; I just received a mail from Feedly that exhibits the same weird behaviour in Spark.

What’s strange is that there have been no app updates for anything to change.

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14/02/2020, 09:50

Despite nothing really changing Spark (my mail app of choice) decided it would take umbrage with the mail for yesterday’s posts and not show it correctly in dark mode. Compare it with the one from the day before:

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One thing I need to do is move the email generation code to its own template. It’s currently on the test page where I try different things before making them live. I don’t want to trigger multiple emails each time I forget and go to work on something else.

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13/02/2020, 18:30

As with the other automated processes (generating the RSS feeds) the daily email will be triggered by a cron job at 5 past midnight UK time.

13/02/2020, 18:20

The daily email sign-up is now live on the /Subscribe page and seems to work okay in my (admittedly limited) testing.

Adding and removing your address is fine and the welcome mails go out correctly while redirecting you to a separate welcome page. Removing your address provides a prompt rather than redirecting to a separate page.

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It’s funny how things trigger the thought process, how we make connections and extrapolations to and from the most random of inspirations.

The previous post wasn’t anything I had been thinking about, it just clicked. I had originally intended to post something else, something written last night, which was itself triggered by a simple comment then took on a life of its own.

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12/02/2020, 20:19

I was listening to an interview on the radio with Mat Osman from the band Suede and he was asked what song he was most proud of. His answer? The Wild Ones – not just because it was well known but because it means something to so many people, they have memories connected to it.

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Colin Walker
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