This past week I have deliberately and drastically reduced my phone usage; there have even been times when I haven’t carried it.

It felt strange at first but then it became liberating.

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I’m on holiday this week so posts are likely to be a bit thin on the ground. I’ll be having quite a digital free few days.

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It’s raining for the first time in what seems forever but I don’t reach for my umbrella; it’s refreshing, a gift, makes me feel alive.

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Although World of Warcraft was supposed to be down until 10am this morning for the BfA pre-patch I was able to log in around 5am. As with all new expansions, however, it’s an initial game of addon roulette until things get updated.

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Yesterday was a fun day of predominantly gaming but we also rewatched Rogue One (again) in the evening – still one of my favourite Star Wars films.

Unfortunately, the car wasn’t ready thanks to Vauxhall not being forthcoming that they weren’t doing next day delivery of a part.

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Hot on the heels of our anniversary today I celebrate 47 trips around the sun (yes, we arranged them to be that close on purpose.)

Do I feel my age? I do t really know what 47 is supposed to feel like so I can’t answer that. I certainly don’t act like it.

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Yesterday was our 23rd wedding anniversary. Wow, 23 years!

Unfortunately, just as we were planning on heading out, our car decided it would be a good time for the accelerator pedal sensors to fail rendering it immobile.

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Liked: Unfollowing Everybody

“At this point, there’s nothing novel about noticing that social media is often toxic and stressful. But even aside from those concerns, our social networks are not things we generally think of as requiring maintenance or upkeep, even though we routinely do regular updates on all the other aspects of our digital lives.”

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So, England are finally out of the World Cup.

Still, I’ve got Croatia in the sweepstake at work and am guaranteed a prize. Takes the edge off a bit.

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The team at Betamagic (those behind News Explorer) have replied saying they’ll look at properly supporting title-less posts so I’ve given them mine and Dave Winer’s as examples.

Now that’s service. Thanks guys!

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One thing I’ve noticed about News Explorer is that it doesn’t completely support title-less items.

If the item title tag is present but blank it’s handled fine but if the item title tag doesn’t exist – which is perfectly legitimate – it says “No title.”

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I found the issue. Line 80 of \includes\class-linkbacks-notifications.php in the Semantic Linkbacks plugin should be:

if( ! Linkbacks_Handler::get_type)( $comment ) ) {

The :: is missing.

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Over the past couple of days I’ve noticed a problem when posting a comment on the blog.

The comment is submitted but you are not directed back to the post. No follow-up actions occur either such as sending a webmention where appropriate or mailing me to advise that a comment has been submitted.

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