Tweets for June 2021

SingingOrganGrinder
@elorganillero
  • Tue Jun 01 00:21 Historia de Barcelona, 1/6: #otd * 1460: Un rosal romano de oro para Juan II (40/i) * 1848: Fiesta de San Fortunato (78) * 1919: Pla: Diumenge * 1937: Alba & Schwartz: PSUC y la Generalidad intentan de hacer olvidar las Jornadas de Mayo (125) * 1952:… http://dlvr.it/S0pb0y
  • Tue Jun 01 04:33 If Jordan Peterson is a power-to-the-people liberal, why does he use a chunk of Brandenburg for his initial ad? (Some will say, "Well of course they should be eating grasshoppers, the planet")
  • Tue Jun 01 14:27 @OriginalOak Hi, do you have to book a table to come? Thanks!
  • Tue Jun 01 14:34 Comment: @leedslibraries There wasn't a Public Libraries Act in 1868. Are you thinking of the 1850 one?
  • Tue Jun 01 14:39 Comment: @leedslibraries Ah! thanks!
  • Wed Jun 02 00:28 Historia de Barcelona, 2/6: #otd * La Víspera del Corpus Christi es el 02 de junio este año; en 1634 fue el 14 de junio * ... y en 1830 fue el 16 de junio * ... y en 1848 fue el 21 de junio * 1271: Se publican las ordenanzas de los corredores comerciales… http://dlvr.it/S0tMHs
  • Wed Jun 02 19:10 Things ain't what they were https://twitter.com/PastGlasgow/status/1399446799132340232
  • Thu Jun 03 00:37 Historia de Barcelona, 3/6: #otd * Corpus Christi es el 03 de junio este año; en 1640 fue el 7 de junio * ... y en 1842 fue el 26 de mayo * ... y en 1848 fue el 22 de junio * ... y en 1424 fue el 22 de junio * ... y en 1320 fue el 6 de junio * 1371:… http://dlvr.it/S0yBy0
  • Thu Jun 03 12:27 Comment: @Transblawg Worked for us
  • Thu Jun 03 12:29 The natives are up in arms re the Saudi torturer, who is stamping on the bees, but are less forthcoming re their role in poisoning the slugs which poisoned the hedgehog
  • Thu Jun 03 12:36 Chinese torture for mistranslation with actual source! https://twitter.com/Lg_on_the_Move/status/1400411956616511494
  • Thu Jun 03 19:10 Comment: @Transblawg I don't feel net that I've ever got rid of any cardboard. I hope you're better off.
  • Thu Jun 03 19:16 Submission time
  • Thu Jun 03 19:19 Sycamore (leaves do their best to go up, flower goes down) & horse chestnut (vice versa). The latter is a particularly droopy specimen - someone scalding the roots to favour the roses?
  • Thu Jun 03 19:36 Now that I don't have time to read anything, I'm really enjoying these book reviews https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/your-book-review-the-collapse-of
  • Thu Jun 03 20:23 My previous GP at Lower Clapton seems to have opted me in to share my medical data with some company I'd never heard of, who mailed me out of the blue asking stuff, so now, however good the save-the-world spin is, it's no sharing plus healthy paranoia in relationships with GPs https://twitter.com/Azeem_Majeed/status/1400372172766466048
  • Fri Jun 04 00:47 Historia de Barcelona, 4/6: #otd * Esta celebración adicional es el 04 de junio este año; en 1848 fue el 23 de junio * 1424: Bendicion de banderas de la armada que quiere rescatar a Alfonso V y conquistar Nápoles (24) * 1864: Primera representación, por… http://dlvr.it/S121r9
  • Fri Jun 04 07:57 Interview with the photographer of the Tiananmen Square tank man. Plus ça change. https://twitter.com/DuncanWeldon/status/1400699984610267136
  • Fri Jun 04 08:21 Probably a bit Fritz Lang


  • Fri Jun 04 09:24 Lovely regex tool https://regex-generator.olafneumann.org/
  • Fri Jun 04 10:07 Dentist: "You're going to struggle to find an NHS dentist for the toddler round here. If she's got a problem, try 111."
  • Fri Jun 04 11:13 Comment: @ClausVistesen For those to be processed may I suggest a spacious nearby island with a tradition of Danelaw & where the population has recently fallen?
  • Fri Jun 04 20:44 Um, which toddler back carrier?
  • Sat Jun 05 00:56 Historia de Barcelona, 5/6: #otd * Esta celebración adicional es el 05 de junio este año; en 1848 fue el 24 de junio * 1918: Pla: Elimino, amb desagradables dificultats, una borratxera de pernod * 1919: Pla: Reflexionant sobre la conversa d’ahir, la gran… http://dlvr.it/S15qBP
  • Sat Jun 05 09:58 El legionario Lucio Cecilio Optato deja fondos para financiar combates de boxeo: [Testamento de legionario deja fondos para financiar combates de boxeo. Hay una lápida romana] esquina de la calle de Arlet … en un mármol que hace dos ángulos en la… http://dlvr.it/S16mNV
  • Sat Jun 05 09:58 Nuestro santo obispo Paciano vs el dios cornudo de la fiestas del año nuevo: My only fear is, dearly beloved, lest by the unhappiness of wonted contrariety, by insisting on what is done, I should teach, rather than repress, sins; and that after the… http://dlvr.it/S16mQC
  • Sun Jun 06 10:07 The nocturnal student retreat from the Kremlin has topless centurions, optimistically undressed exotic dancers & the North Grange Road barn owl hooting overhead. Insomniac toddler recognises it - "Owl!" - & is learning to hoot in sympathy, to the general joy of the neighbours
  • Sun Jun 06 10:10 Comment: 4 semi-naked girls early evening have missed their Uber: - We were here on time, come back and get us! - [Nope] - You don't know what you're missing pal. Uber returns
  • Sun Jun 06 10:15 Comment: @AndrewHammel1 Just what we need, counter-culture heritage bureaucrats
  • Sun Jun 06 20:40 Has Jürgen Conings been flipped left/right by the Times, & if so why, or do Belgian military wear back-to-front lapel badges so you can identify them as they overtake you?
  • Sun Jun 06 20:42 Trespassing is now prohibited by the church, wtf https://twitter.com/SarahWo42927591/status/1401465357735501834
  • Sun Jun 06 20:55 Unsure about populist Cornish drama? Bipoldark disorder
  • Sun Jun 06 22:07 Historia de Barcelona, 7/6: #otd * Esta celebración adicional es el 07 de junio este año; en 1848 fue el 26 de junio * 1639: Incendio de la Cárcel Real y fuga de los presos (695+24) * 1640: Corpus de Sangre: el plebeyo y los vallesanos matan a ricos,… http://dlvr.it/S1Bw5p
  • Sun Jun 06 22:07 OK, ignorance corrected: the North Grange Road / North Hill Road bird is a tawny owl, not a barn owl, & it's male, but I think I've heard a female as well. Tempted to remove all the rodent traps around to see if I can get a better look at full moon
  • Sun Jun 06 22:13 Comment: Wordsworth - I can't do this: And there, with fingers interwoven, both hands Pressed closely palm to palm and to his mouth Uplifted, he, as through an instrument, Blew mimic hootings to the silent owls, That they might answer him.
  • Mon Jun 07 06:36 Comment: Definitely a pair, and an office manager says, "Don't worry about the rodent traps taking food from the owls: they're just virtue-signalling to show businesses have a pest control policy & never catch anything."
  • Mon Jun 07 18:40 If you'll allow me to be pedantic, God -> cod is actually a Welsh phonetic stereotype
  • Mon Jun 07 19:08 Look at this bonkers beauty https://twitter.com/OSaumarezSmith/status/1401896061413830656
  • Mon Jun 07 22:19 Historia de Barcelona, 8/6: #otd * Esta celebración adicional es el 08 de junio este año; en 1848 fue el 27 de junio * 1576: El Consejo de Ciento pide a los Hermanos Menores Capuchinos que vengan a Barcelona (38) * 1639: Salen 500 hombres para detener la… http://dlvr.it/S1GWcN
  • Tue Jun 08 16:31 RT @HeadingleyClub: We have a massive grassed beer garden if anyone wants a few beers in the sun today. 🍺☀️
  • Tue Jun 08 19:40 Jimmy Anderson may be on to something - the Google Books Ngram suggests that lesbian haircuts have only become an issue since Stuart Broad was born
  • Tue Jun 08 19:53 A great little short (the instrument is a barrel piano): The Madrid Organ-Grinder (Julio Diamante, 1959). The closest people came to throwing money to me in Barcelona was the gypsy family upstairs on Plaça del Diamant https://twitter.com/ArteEnMadrid/status/1402318571250798592
  • Tue Jun 08 22:26 Historia de Barcelona, 9/6: #otd * Esta celebración adicional es el 09 de junio este año; en 1848 fue el 28 de junio * 1359: Batalla naval catalán-castellano en el puerto de Barcelona con importante uso de artillería (535/i) * 1447: Entran los gitanos en… http://dlvr.it/S1LJph
  • Wed Jun 09 06:39 "Plausibly the most morally correct action, short of becoming vegetarian, would be to eat the largest animal there is. & according to the Talmud the righteous in Heaven dine on the flesh of Leviathan, which suffices to feed all of them forever." https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/i-will-not-eat-the-bugs
  • Wed Jun 09 06:53 Comment: @rh0desy @DPJHodges Do slips use it in cricket?
  • Wed Jun 09 07:10 The toddler can now imitate half a dozen animals (cow, sheep, dog, owl, cat, bee) & sometimes laughs like a magpie. One for sorrow, two for joy, but watching them plundering nests I don't think of them as (innocently) happy creatures
  • Wed Jun 09 07:11 Comment: John Buchan, Midwinter: The gypsy laughed like a magpie, high and harsh. "Supper be it!" he cried, "and a good one, for John is a generous host. Hey, Bobadilla!"
  • Wed Jun 09 07:14 Comment: They laugh nastily in Spanish & in Villanueva de los Caballeros they're expletively evil: Pega, picaza, marica, urraca. Si las pegas no fuesen lelas, pujosas, andorgas, ladronas y sordas, los pegos no serían lelos, pujosos, andorgos . ladrones y sordos. http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/obra-visor/dichos-con-los-que-se-invocaba-o-remedaba-a-pajaros-y-bichos-en-villanueva-de-los-caballeros/html/
  • Wed Jun 09 07:53 One letter added & the headline starts to make sense, but who cares about public transport, eh?
  • Wed Jun 09 08:25 RIP another singing organ-grinder, Henk Kors (1933-2021)
    https://www.badische-zeitung.de/waldkircher-orgelfreunde-betrauern-henk-j-kors
  • Wed Jun 09 20:48 What happens to my mind on entering supermarkets that I don't buy chocolate biscuits?
  • Wed Jun 09 22:34 Historia de Barcelona, 10/6: #otd * Esta celebración adicional es el 10 de junio este año; en 1848 fue el 29 de junio * 0162: El legionario Lucio Cecilio Optato deja fondos para financiar combates de boxeo (799) * 1428: Alfonso V pone la primera piedra… http://dlvr.it/S1Q4Zr
  • Thu Jun 10 14:46 Must/shall/will? Inconsistency surely invites judicial facetiousness, but no more. The OED entry is from another world https://twitter.com/Transblawg/status/1402991894058074118
  • Thu Jun 10 16:49 My niece wants to know the best walking route from Ilkley to Headingley
  • Thu Jun 10 17:15 spider fucking ≈ mierenneuken (ant fucking)? https://twitter.com/AndrewHammel1/status/1403036857806602249
  • Thu Jun 10 18:39 Comment: @jennitpk If they put half as much energy into stopping foxes eating kebabs I'd take them more seriously
  • Thu Jun 10 18:57 Comment: @jennitpk Which makes you wonder why seagulls eat street pigeons...
  • Thu Jun 10 22:38 Historia de Barcelona, 11/6: #otd * 0844: Capitular de Carlos el Calvo a los "godos e hispanos" de Barcelona confirmando los estatutos jurídicos otorgados por Carlomagno y Luis el Piadoso (185+47) * 1568: Asesinado el hijo de Isabel de Josa por el… http://dlvr.it/S1Tpp9
  • Fri Jun 11 09:17 RT @Jimllpaintit: Please could you paint a Friday night at pub kicking out time, with all the fights, kebabs, and throwing up in gutters, b…
  • Fri Jun 11 10:21 Palitzsch was a man of quite unfathomable evil https://twitter.com/AuschwitzMuseum/status/1403281210269388804
  • Fri Jun 11 10:22 Comment: Ebor Way connecting to Meanwood Valley, it is said
  • Fri Jun 11 18:53 White Yorkshire window cleaner: - Aogusdf asdfou asou fousd soudfs. - Eh? - Aogusdf asdfou asou fousd soudfs. - Eh? - [Trying] Don't you fucking understand English, mush? - No. No one has called me mush (< gypsy for man) since the hellhole that was Bassett Green Primary, Soton
  • Fri Jun 11 18:59 2 great guys from @Unipol_Students did removals for neighbours S&N this afty. From one I got the German infant joke:
  • Fri Jun 11 19:03 Comment: To which I responded with the anthropology joke about a student in a rather dull Congolese village. After several years he is beginning to lose hope, but one night he can't sleep & leaves his hut for fresh air. To his amazement the village is empty, but he hears distant drums.
  • Fri Jun 11 19:05 Comment: Off he sets, & several hours later encounters the villagers engaged in a full-scale 90s rave. Next day he corners one of them: - Why did you never tell me about this? - You never asked.
  • Fri Jun 11 19:56 RT @oliharris808: British Soldiers (interrupted during drag show rehearsals by a German raid) manning a BL 6-inch Mk VII naval gun at Shorn…
  • Fri Jun 11 22:48 Historia de Barcelona, 12/6: #otd * 1630: María Ana, hija de Felipe III, tras un viajecito de prueba por la playa, se despide "de sus hermano y patria, para no verlos más" y para ser reina de Hungría (1429+23) * 1636: Un veguer de Barcelona secuestra a… http://dlvr.it/S1YVj8
  • Sat Jun 12 06:40 Is there a general sex differential in the way mothers & fathers report on toddlers? L & P (f) are quite depressingly positive about progress, while A & P (m) make one feel one's doing rather well
  • Sat Jun 12 06:43 The toddler's pronunciation of the h in hat like the Spanish jota mirrors Spaniards difficulty with the same phoneme & recalls the notion that all other languages are children's versions of one's own:
  • Sat Jun 12 06:45 Comment: my learned friend who proved that Ancient Greek etc derive from Twents (Dutch Low German), Betty the German who laughed when I mischievously suggested that Dutch was German for infants...
  • Sat Jun 12 10:59 G7 arithmetic recalls 4-yo Hamza along the way: - Hamza, how many bourbon biscuits have you had? - Billion. - Really? - Yes. One, two, three, four, five, six, billion https://twitter.com/PolemicTMM/status/1403633286841262081
  • Sat Jun 12 12:48 Education vs learning redux My mother's son, I'm already worrying about the monster - who seems pretty developed linguistically - getting stuck in some post-covid, undersocialised classroom, having to do it all again https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/your-book-review-how-children-fail
  • Sat Jun 12 13:04 One thing I notice now there's no longer a Turkish greengrocer down the road (cue tears from some) & we rely to a considerable degree on online deliveries: the "fresh" veg delivered is often crap, & it's very easy to end up opting for processed alternatives
  • Sat Jun 12 13:05 Comment: Not having a product-focused high street (as opposed to service-oriented, with a row of fried chicken shops) surely contributes to terrible health outcomes
  • Sat Jun 12 13:52 Almost 4 years since Grenfell loomed on our horizon. The key to why so little has happened, & why leaseholders are being bankrupted, is in the Guardian headline https://twitter.com/elorganillero/status/874878308986572801
  • Sat Jun 12 16:27 What would happen if the England dressing room declared no confidence in the ECB?
  • Sat Jun 12 22:53 Historia de Barcelona, 13/6: #otd * 1372: Martín el Humano se casa con María de Luna (19) * 1439: Los concelleres piden a varios conventos oraciones para acabar con las epidemias que sufre la ciudad (48) * 1450: La reina María de Trastámara deja… http://dlvr.it/S1cGMh
  • Sun Jun 13 08:05 That's what I call an allergen pollen count chart , tho' I guess less detail may be useful if you don't know what gets you or if, like me, nothing is your friend https://lap.uab.cat/aerobiologia/general/pdf/nivells/XAC-24-2021.pdf
  • Sun Jun 13 15:07 Local celebrity Stephen McKenna on Omagh pronunciation's Elizabethan/Shakespearean echos It's bizarre that in archiving the page @bbcvoices didn't ensure that the voice audio would survive http://www.bbc.co.uk/voices/recordings/individual/ulster-omagh-mckenna-stephen.shtml
  • Sun Jun 13 22:59 Historia de Barcelona, 14/6: #otd * 1488: Reunión del Concejo de 32 sobre la peste (24) * 1497: Muere Jeroni Pau, humanista, bibliotecario, consejero del gran mafioso Rodrigo de Borgia (10+4) * 1634: El virrey no consigue acceder a las cuentas… http://dlvr.it/S1fpmp
  • Mon Jun 14 15:37 Gig-economy priest https://twitter.com/FrPeterAnthony/status/1404365935494979584
  • Mon Jun 14 18:58 Metrical psalms are unpatriotic https://cyber-coenobites.blogspot.com/2021/05/phasing-out-common-european-psalm.html?m=1
  • Mon Jun 14 19:04 Ex-pupil returns a favour. What a jawline. https://twitter.com/itvlondon/status/1404510331939049478
  • Mon Jun 14 19:55 Re Boris & Blue Labour: And this is law, I will maintain Unto my Dying Day, Sir. That whatsoever King may reign, I will be the Vicar of Bray, Sir!
  • Mon Jun 14 23:03 Historia de Barcelona, 15/6: #otd * 1533: Más de dos mil personas, algunas descalzas, andan a Montserrat para curar a la mujer de Carlos I de dolor de muelas (59+101) * 1639: Salen 130 mosqueteros para Rosellón (195) * 1841: Aprobada una reforma… http://dlvr.it/S1kPsL
  • Tue Jun 15 11:28 The toddler's programme of amiable trespass continues, despite several polite rebuffs. Never any problem with her walking into the yards of Hackney HMOs, & here a couple of posh people have been very welcoming, but it seems to rile some folks in huge Victorian HMOs with gardens
  • Tue Jun 15 21:33 Dying to put up a Freegle ad for fork handles, but the spelling's got me foxed
  • Tue Jun 15 21:46 The roses are coming out in Alf & Mavis's secret garden, but the greenhouse still needs a Tilly's house touch
  • Tue Jun 15 23:13 Historia de Barcelona, 16/6: #otd * 1571: Juan de Austria llega desde Madrid para reunirse con la flota de Lepanto (12) * 1818: Establécese la sociedad de diligencias y mensajerías (0+8) * 1830: Fiesta de Corpus Christi; ropa y belleza de las españolas;… http://dlvr.it/S1pFGX
  • Wed Jun 16 23:17 Historia de Barcelona, 17/6: #otd * 1453: Consagración de Santa María del Pino (14) * 1543: Blasco de Garay, su barco de vapor, y el tesorero Rávago (78) * 1921: Atentado contra el alcalde, Antonio Martínez Domingo (822+84) * 1963: Inauguración del museo… http://dlvr.it/S1t2VJ
  • Thu Jun 17 12:06 The horrors of country life https://twitter.com/SocialHistoryOx/status/1405495826932195329
  • Thu Jun 17 12:32 80 minutes into chat with Asda Mobile about failed migration from EE to Vodafone network
  • Thu Jun 17 19:38 I'd write "Hardwicke Chambers is already in holiday mode" but for some reason the singular seems weird in e.g. "Hardwicke is a chambers", & I believe that The Times has checkers. Trying to think of comparables.
  • Thu Jun 17 20:57 Big lurgy surge among the students in Headingley, & delivery drivers are masking up. Nice Tesco guy: "I always ask them, because they forget to mention it. I just had one who said, 'Yeah I've got it, but give me the groceries anyway.' But then I have to take away his trays."
  • Thu Jun 17 21:29 I didn't know that in his youth the great horn player Hermann Baumann drummed for Ernst Mosch, presumably before the latter's Egerländer conversion
  • Thu Jun 17 21:38 Comment: I often suspect creative ambiguity in Mosch - the whole (Sudeten) Egerländer business seems fair enough to me & documents a rather marvellous style, but take the Enzian Marsch - the gentian's a great flower, but the Messerschmitt Enzian was a (very smart) surface-to-air missile
  • Thu Jun 17 21:55 Comment: If someone gets me "...und ewig swingt die Blasmusik.: Ernst Mosch und seine musikalischen Erben", I'll report back
  • Thu Jun 17 22:14 Kevin Brennan's music streaming bill just got its second reading in December. I still always vaguely hope it'll be my Kevin Brennan, but still great https://twitter.com/MrTomGray/status/1249290407088881675
  • Thu Jun 17 23:23 Historia de Barcelona, 18/6: #otd * 1291: Muere Alfonso II de Aragón (0) * 1481: Entra por primera vez como rey Fernando el Católico (0) * 1640: Entra el duque de Cardona, ya enfermo, para jurar como nuevo virrey en lugar de Dalmau de Queralt, ya muerto;… http://dlvr.it/S1xr6M
  • Fri Jun 18 09:08 This is mad https://twitter.com/ExcelPope/status/1405796787030532097
  • Fri Jun 18 23:22 Historia de Barcelona, 19/6: #otd * 1525: Francisco I de Francia, prisionero de los españoles, desembarca en el puerto (0) * 1848: San Gervasio (y su fiesta mayor), menos popular entre los barceloneses que la Virgen de la Bonanova (116) * 1884: El… http://dlvr.it/S21Ssl
  • Sat Jun 19 08:07 Now one week without a mobile during the @asda_mobile migration from @EE to @VodafoneUK
  • Sat Jun 19 17:16 Comment: @VodafoneUK The option shown is to send you a private message, which I did, but your system doesn't know what I'm on about
  • Sat Jun 19 17:23 Comment: @asda_mobile I haven't got an Asked to DM option. There's a private message button. Is that what you mean? I'll try
  • Sat Jun 19 21:57 I'd seen lots of curlews on estuaries, but had no idea they breed on moorland, never having really experienced the English variant - marvellous life - mar y montaña
  • Sat Jun 19 22:00 The toddler got in a strop the other day & threw a porcelain doll on the floor, decapitating it, now points gloomily at the bin & says "doll ... head." Probably should have done a funeral pyre, or at least a tomb in the secret garden. God knows what she'll make of roadkill
  • Sat Jun 19 23:26 Historia de Barcelona, 20/6: #otd * 1391: Entra León V o VI de Armenia que venía de Castilla (0+1220) * 1705: Pacto de Génova "para establecer en la monarchia de España a su verdadero Rey Carlos III Archiduque de Austria en que dicha Serenísima Reyna [de… http://dlvr.it/S24BZ7
  • Sun Jun 20 23:35 Historia de Barcelona, 21/6: #otd * 1461: Noticia de la Capitulación de Villafranca del Penedés, limitando el poder de Juan II de Aragón a favor de la oligarquía catalana (42) * 1627: Los inquisidores queman a un hereje anciano (992) * 1660: Terremoto… http://dlvr.it/S26mHH
  • Mon Jun 21 07:44 RT @elorganillero: Now one week without a mobile during the @asda_mobile migration from @EE to @VodafoneUK
  • Mon Jun 21 07:44 Comment: @asda_mobile @EE @VodafoneUK Next step Ofcom, who I believe impose compensation and fines for failure to port
  • Mon Jun 21 12:03 Comment: @VodafoneUK There's no DM option available, and I don't want you to get started again, I want you to address the customer reference number commenced 9 days again. Do you want me to give it to you in open chat?
  • Mon Jun 21 14:41 Comment: Ofcom say I need to make a formal complaint to Asda Mobile first, so done.
  • Mon Jun 21 18:42 Jimmy the Eggman is discussing coiffes (& coiffeuses) with his proboscidiferous partner in poultry: - When are you goin' t' 't fooking barber, you lazy cunt? - You're one to fooking talk, with your fine head of skin, pal.
  • Mon Jun 21 19:03 Suspicion that toddler's rejection of anything unsugared more than correlates with entry into the chic nursery, which seems big on puddings
  • Mon Jun 21 21:10 @YWHelp There's been a leak at North Grange Mount / LS6 2BY / 53.820961, -1.567777 for a couple of weeks which doesn't show in your database
  • Mon Jun 21 21:14 Relic of those days of honesty & coins at Bolton Abbey. I haven't found any serious money on the streets for ages, but fivers and tenners used to brighten my Sunday morning jaunts regularly
  • Mon Jun 21 21:14 Comment: Let's add a mental comma after "coins"
  • Mon Jun 21 21:59 Pepys showed Mrs his code, but unfortunately she had a diary intolerance
  • Mon Jun 21 22:43 Ducklings on Grove Lane Pond, near Meanwood Beck
  • Mon Jun 21 22:45 Comment: @YWHelp Thanks Mark! No need to update me - I pass it every day
  • Mon Jun 21 22:48 Dutch Union bike on North Grange Mount, Headingley Hill, sold or repaired at some stage by bike shop De Klokpoort in Leiden, which I once visited! Stolen Dutch bikes used generally to end up in Morocco, & I wonder what this one's history is
  • Mon Jun 21 22:50 Comment: The toddler sees it and the neighbouring red Falcon as soon as we turn the corner at the top of the hill: "BUYYYYYY!"
  • Mon Jun 21 22:54 The path to nursery: Woodhouse Moor/Hyde Park, Leeds
  • Mon Jun 21 22:56 Comment: Beware dragons
  • Mon Jun 21 23:14 RT @lordbonkers: Highways England: Protect our railway heritage from Highways England's wrecking ball - Sign the Petition!
  • Mon Jun 21 23:40 Historia de Barcelona, 22/6: #otd * 1424: Ordinació de la Festa de Corpus (326+185) * 1525: Francisco I de Francia, prisionero, sale hacia la corte (18) * 1848: Octava del Corpus (3229) * ☼ 05:16-20:30, 15:13 horas; ☾ luna menguante, iluminación… http://dlvr.it/S2BMb8
  • Tue Jun 22 12:49 Toddler entranced by brilliant game seen thru the railings at @shireoakce this AM: 2/3 kids carrying tyre up the slope & letting it roll down - teamwork, risk assessment etc. And the tyre is just small enough so that no one can climb inside
  • Tue Jun 22 23:43 Historia de Barcelona, 23/6: #otd * 1481: Fernando el Católico jura los fueros (15) * 1842: En busca de la verbena (76) * 1843: La población huye por miedo de bombardeos desde Montjuic (32) * 1848: Inauguración del Instituto Industrial de Cataluña… http://dlvr.it/S2G8cq
  • Wed Jun 23 14:14 11 days now without mobile after @AsdaServiceTeam @asda_mobile 's failure to port my number on migration from @EE to @VodafoneUK & no response from customer service via email or phone (case 163264049, @Ofcom ref 01280675)
  • Wed Jun 23 14:15 Comment: @Ofcom Am I meant to cut my losses, change number and seek compensation, or should I hang on and hope they'll port in the end?
  • Wed Jun 23 16:26 Comment: @AsdaServiceTeam That's what you said last time. There isn't an Asked to DM option, so I sent you a private message, and nothing happened. Why don't you just look up the customer reference number I've given you? I'll send you another private message, bar the IMEI - no idea what that is.
  • Wed Jun 23 20:03 In British English over the last 50 years we've become accustomed to talking about distances in kilometres as well as miles (e.g. in MNC car contracts), but kilometrage has gained very little ground vs mileage, although I think odometer has replaced milometer. Too French?
  • Wed Jun 23 21:25 RT @FraserNelson: The rebellion over planning reflects growing anger over the power of the big builders, cladding scandal & more. The housi…
  • Wed Jun 23 21:26 Comment: And hey presto, it got fixed.
  • Wed Jun 23 21:32 Extended infrared https://twitter.com/Transblawg/status/1407809790454161416
  • Wed Jun 23 22:00 Trying to broaden the toddler's range of animal cries: - So, what noise does a wood pigeon make? - POOOOOOOO!!! The excreta years are on us.
  • Wed Jun 23 22:06 Comment: I don't think I've mentioned that wood pigeons seem to be improving their act. West of Stafford, e.g. Haughton & Gnosall, I've heard them getting positively Mozartian: C crotchet, A crotchet, G quaver, A crotchet, Bb quaver etc
  • Wed Jun 23 22:16 Comment: Maybe they have it from the prelude from Lalo's Namouna at around 3:40
  • Wed Jun 23 22:18 Comment: More likely to be a misquotation of Wagner's Siegfried Idyll
  • Wed Jun 23 23:52 Historia de Barcelona, 24/6: #otd * 1569: Entra en Barcelona Miguel de Cervantes a la edad de 21 años; versión en el Quijote (0+426) * 1826: La Junta de Comercio pone alumbrado de gas en sus escuelas de dibujo (14) * 1842: Ferias de juguetes y mercados… http://dlvr.it/S2Kzpb
  • Thu Jun 24 08:46 Comment: @VodafoneUK The number porting was actually finally fixed last night, except I can't get into my account
  • Thu Jun 24 11:45 Yolanda of Oncíns Not sure about showing neighbours the location of a saffron field
  • Thu Jun 24 20:53 Comment: & she's got a blog https://lakoffeecletaviajera.com/blog/
  • Thu Jun 24 23:57 Historia de Barcelona, 25/6: #otd * 1639: Acude "inmensa gente" para ver la salida de 730 hombres para la guerra en Rosellón (57) * 1847: Cesa de acuñarse en Barcelona moneda provincial de calderilla (23) * 1848: Octava del Corpus (191) * 1918: Pla:  … http://dlvr.it/S2Prdz
  • Fri Jun 25 07:50 Re the colossal corruption of the Tories (& I'm not I'm partisan): there's a lovely line somewhere in Macaulay about the foolishness of imagining that a man will care for his fellows as much as he cares for himself, but I can't find it - not here https://elorganillero.com/product/the-state-of-england-in-1685-by-thomas-babington-macaulay-free-epub-kindle-download/
  • Fri Jun 25 07:53 Comment: Some classics here Even when he's wrong, he's such a good writer https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Thomas_Babington_Macaulay,_1st_Baron_Macaulay
  • Fri Jun 25 08:28 Comment: @VodafoneUK Hi, you've ported my number now (ref 163264049), but I've only got half my free bundle left because that took two weeks. I've asked via webchat for that to be made up to the full month promised, but apparently your systems are down
  • Fri Jun 25 09:54 Pronunciation: syncytial = Sin City + /əl/
  • Fri Jun 25 10:29 Translating Luxembourgish legal French you generally get the sensation that they'd be more comfortable in German or Luxembourgish - rather like the medieval English struggling with Latin
  • Fri Jun 25 22:13 Local kiddies' centre says most referrals are refugees from London & Hong Kong - I hadn't realised the latter was in full stream
  • Sat Jun 26 00:02 Historia de Barcelona, 26/6: #otd * 1458: Terremoto a las seis de la mañana (0) * 1527: Noticia de la captura de Roma y de Clemente VII (0) * 1539: Carlos V ordena a su nuevo lugarteniente general en Cataluña, Rossellón y Cerdaña, Francisco Borja,… http://dlvr.it/S2TXlq
  • Sat Jun 26 19:12 Seville oranges on the tree used to sterilise junkies' needles down south. The fruit from the tree I occasionally processed in Barcelona suffered more from the pigeons & other urban diseases https://twitter.com/ibexsalad/status/1408759465214611462
  • Sat Jun 26 21:10 Toddler euphoric all day - first outing with @LittleLifeUK carrier, pre-H&S playground slide at Hebden (v high & steep = v fast), loads of sheep & cattle on the hills above Grassington to baa & moo at. Still euphoric at 10 p.m.
  • Sun Jun 27 00:06 Historia de Barcelona, 27/6: #otd * 1833: Simulacro de torneo con motivo de la jura de Isabel II (31) * 1848: Octava del Corpus (29+44) * 1957: Lanzamiento del SEAT 600 en España (147) * ☼ 05:18-20:30, 15:12 horas; ☾ luna menguante, iluminación 49,38%,… http://dlvr.it/S2XJqJ
  • Sun Jun 27 22:11 Very excited to spot three Hazara girls amidst all the Kashmiris barbecuing in Burnsall today. Bradford-Leeds has nothing like the South Asian diversity of London, where I'd come home & look people up on a 19th century headshot guide to the peoples of the Empire
  • Mon Jun 28 00:46 Historia de Barcelona, 28/6: #otd * 1848: Otra fiesta, pero ¿de qué? (168) * 1919: Pla: Divago –hores– pels carrers dels barris baixos, districte cinquè * 1921: La sangrienta guerra entre la patronal y el sindicalismo afecta a los directivos franceses… http://dlvr.it/S2b1NQ
  • Tue Jun 29 00:53 Historia de Barcelona, 29/6: #otd * 1375: Procesión contra una epidemia de peste de casi un año (32) * 1412: Noticia de la elección de Fernando I por el parlamento de Caspe (24) * 1529: Paz de Barcelona entre Clemente VII y Carlos I (603) * 1794:… http://dlvr.it/S2fnwG
  • Tue Jun 29 08:03 Comment: @ChrisNickson2 Jays seem to be following the path of carrion crows and moving into towns. There's one outside now, looking at me thoughtfully.
  • Tue Jun 29 08:06 Gone are the students (f) wandering the streets in their bras & trackie bottoms - fruit of lockdown or prior?
  • Tue Jun 29 08:40 white noise supremacists https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/105042
  • Tue Jun 29 10:16 Just wondering whether Facilities at @UniversityLeeds would be prepared to contemplate replacing the incessant machine-mowing of the numerous lawns on Headingley Hill with one-pass scything in hay season. No financial impact (?), end to noise pollution, happy hedgehogs...
  • Tue Jun 29 10:25 Comment: The view of the hills west of Burnsall gives a reasonable approximation to Kashmir https://twitter.com/kashmirtourism/status/1056836396181262336
  • Tue Jun 29 10:37 Comment: @petersymon Trade for some kebab flyers?
  • Tue Jun 29 10:41 Big red Biffa truck roared past at 5:30 this morning emblazoned with Wasteater, which in my drowse I read as Dutch - laundry theatre - which I suppose it also is
  • Tue Jun 29 17:08 Comment: @tombcn It's wonderful, though there's nothing in the dales / moors to compare with the hills around Barcelona
  • Tue Jun 29 18:57 Comment: @tombcn Oh, and your food's way better
  • Tue Jun 29 19:34 - Why do you keep the milk carton in the fridge door, where it'll go off quicker? - To stop your wine bottles clanking
  • Wed Jun 30 01:00 Historia de Barcelona, 30/6: #otd * 1478: Fiestas y procesiones para celebrar el nacimiento de Juan, hijo primogénito de los Reyes Católicos (39) * 1629: Tensión protocolaria entre flota real y ciudad, gran interés público por el embarque del duque de… http://dlvr.it/S2kkdp
  • Wed Jun 30 06:59 Toddler greats Covid news with shouts of appreciation - all that stuff about bubbles
  • Wed Jun 30 09:52 Sandwiches work better in triangles than rectangles because they make work easier for toddlers and grownups who hate crusts
  • Wed Jun 30 19:17 Oh, to see this! https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hairspray-review-enormous-fun-with-michael-ball-and-les-dennis-leading-the-way-jjk0lwrt0
  • Wed Jun 30 22:09 Historia de Barcelona, 1/7: #otd * 0986: Los moros de Mallorca ponen sitio a Barcelona (0) * ~1464: Jaume Safont decide hacer un censo de Barcelona y encuentra 7160 hogares (197) * 1587: Filippo Ariosto se compromete a pintar retratos de los condes de… http://dlvr.it/S2pGDT
  • Wed Jun 30 22:21 Charles Mackay's interpretation of "Fee, fi, fo fum"
  • Wed Jun 30 22:49 RT @MartynBarber2: @Durotrigesdig Yeah, but...
  • Wed Jun 30 22:51 How to confuse the fack out of the birds & the bees https://twitter.com/urcrazytoo/status/1410303760845479942

Bizarrely, Twitter data downloads don't include others' comments on your tweets, or tweets on which you comment, e.g.:

/ I say something
// Someone replies
/// I reply to them
... and so it's impossible to show tweet trees involving third parties correctly.

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