Is anyone else seeing a blank iOS @NYTimes widget like this? (It’s been this way about a week.) Even a handful of responses that it is still working for you would be useful…

Update: I’ve had a response from “NY Times Customer Care”:

We have reported this issue to our developers. They are working on a fix for this and we hope to get a fix out soon. Please keep an eye out for an update.

Update 2: … and now seems to be fixed as of this evening’s update…

At London’s Bush Hall for the wonderful Lloyd/Bean show, I was honoured to be able to chat for a few minutes with one of my rock’n’roll heroes, Jon Langford, about Chicago’s New City News, the Mekons, and express my thanks for many years of life-changing music.

Thanks to Lloyd/Bean (Robert/Janet) for their beautiful/chaotic set @BushHallMusic tonight.

I made scones for a picnic yesterday, cut into triangles from the dough before baking. I was told by my (English, otherwise complimentary) friends that they obviously couldn’t be scones because they weren’t round.

I assume the correct answer to “Do you want to get recognition for this review on Publons?“ is no? (Especially since it’s owned by the company that calculates the infamous “Impact Factor”…)

It’s hard to believe that the launch of @Planck from ESA’s Kourou Spaceport was 14 years ago. Good luck @ESA_JUICE!

RIP Harry Lorayne, expert at magic & memory. In my sordid youth as an aficionado of magic (Magic Camp!) Lorayne’s sleight-of-hand was my favorite. Best was “Triumph!” involving shuffling cards upside-down & rightside-up & yet pulling order (& the chosen card) out of chaos.

Among the skills I have failed to learn in my 20+ years living in the UK is washing the dishes with one of those little plastic basins sitting in the sink.