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Test post: Testing the test test testtesttest

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This is just me testing out the post layout for this WordPress setup. There’s really very little here that’s likely to be of interest to anyone. Unless your idea of a good time is reading filler copy typed up by a man who’s spent his weekend cleaning. And if it is, that’s fine. I’m not going to be judgemental. Whatever floats your boat is fine by me.

I want to see whether having share buttons above the article content looks bad/is a pain in the arse. If it is a pain in the arse, I might just have sharing links at the bottom. But it’d be nice to have people sharing stuff lots.

Sometimes I wonder whether I get more distracted by these elements than most people do. I like very a very uncluttered look as a general rule. Also, the new Doctor Who was in a film with the guy from Star Wars, so there’s obviously going to be a whole new avenue of fan fiction opening up with Daleks fighting Sith Lords and such.

I made lemon and pesto chicken for dinner tonight and I think people quite liked it. It’s not too difficult to make, so it’s a quick crowd-pleaser. The ingredients are (ready for this?): Lemon. Pesto. Chicken. You put them in a pan and you cook them and then you eat what you have just cooked. Doddle. Not like making some kind of Korean food, which I have never attempted, although I have enjoyed Korean food whenever I’ve eaten it.

There was one time I had a Korean rice cake, which is possibly the stickiest thing ever invented, and it came in a sauce which seemed to be one part chilli to five parts chilli. I like spicy stuff, but for a starter it was really blowing the top of my head off. Then I had some barbecued chicken and rice. It was a good night, even if Korean beer doesn’t seem to be the country’s greatest achievement.

That picture is completely out of context. But that’s ok, because this post has no context, so whatever I put there is going to be out of context. It’s just to test out the appearance of the theme, which I hope is going to look decent, but you never can be sure, can you?

I’ve been looking for some new podcasts to get into. I’ve kinda fallen out of love with a lot of the ones I’d previously been listening to. 99% Invisible is still good. So is Radiolab. But so many people seem to be going for a sort of chummy NPR vibe now, and I would love to hear some stuff that sounds a bit less derivative, y’know? If I had the time, I’d do a podcast. I have this idea for one about cities, but it’d need people to collaborate on it, and there’s probably no money there.

Lots of new podcasts seem to be basing their creative output around their funding model. I’d like to see a bit more of a punk rock spirit. If the show’s good, the money will follow.

Anyway, I am about to hit publish and see how this looks live. Here’s hoping it isn’t awful, because that would just be disheartening, wouldn’t it?

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