Hello, I’m Rob Hinchcliffe.

I’m a writer and an editor.

I split my time between running my own projects and working with other people as a consultant.

There’s a bit more about me here.

This is me on twitter. Mastodon.

Below are some of the most recent blog posts, the whole archive is here.

From the blog:

Notes for week of 5 February, 2024

⤳ Highlight of the week was convincing my friend Matt (owner of the amazing When Spaceships Appear record shop) to come down to South East London for a spot of record shopping, a few pints and a pizza. Along the way we stopped in at the Book and Record Bar in West Norwood and the Four Quarters Arcade Bar and Bar Jazu in Peckham. ⤳ I started watching Mr & Mrs Smith this week. I love anything Donald Glover does, and I saw it had got some good reviews so I took a look and I wasn’t disa...

Notes for week of 29January, 2024

⤳ This week hasn’t been as ‘culturally rich’ as previous week which is a grand way of saying that a higher proportion of the week was spent drinking and eating various things. ⤳ In my defence, Nina and I were hoping to go and see All of Us Strangers at the Everyman in Crystal Palace on Friday night, but by the time I got round to booking the tickets there was only one seat left in the (admittedly small) screen. So we went to the local wine bar instead and ate our bodyweight in cheese and br...

Notes for week of 22 January, 2024

⤳ Well, we’re almost at the end of January. Practically every third person I know is ill (most with Covid), I’m doing well with my ‘read more books’ resolution and markedly less well with my ‘lose that Christmas weight’ resolution. Ah well. ⤳ Spent an evening playing Mysterium with friends earlier this week. Such a good game, that is made almost impenetrable to the allbutmostdedicated by overengineered rules and fiddly mechanics. No wonder they’ve recently released “a shorter, more streamlin...

Notes for week of 15 January, 2024

⤳ Little bit late this week, but I ‘m still here. My excuse is that is simply that last week was pretty busy; at least for midJanuary. ⤳ On Tuesday Nina and I went to see Alan Cumming do his one man show in the West End. We both gave each other an uncomfortable look when he started singing, but the chat in between was good value. It all just felt a little bit safe and ‘ITV’ if you know what I mean? ⤳ In the middle of the week I took myself to the Picturehouse in Dulwich to watch Poor Thing...

Notes for week of 8 January, 2024

⤳ I very much agree with Giles when he says Let’s make the indie web easier. I made the decision to move this site of Wordpress a few years ago (just because the plugin/update bloat was becoming too much for me), but the move to Jekyll was not easy by any means (especially as this was in a preChatGPT era). I’m still glad I did it, but I can’t imagine many people would enjoy taking on the learning curve. ⤳ By far the most lovely thing to come out of ‘the social web’ for a very long time ⤳ O...

Notes for week of 1 January, 2024

⤳ A pretty relaxed but fun start to the new year. Work didn’t restart until Wednesday, so I had an extra 24 hours to do some sofa occupying, reading, Celebrationfinishing, film watching etc. ⤳ Added a couple of things to my Media Diet page, but the absolute standout film of the year so far (!) is Godzilla Minus One which I saw at the IMAX in Waterloo on Saturday night. The cinema was packed, which was great to see, especially for a Japanese language film; but the hype around this film is not...

Notes for end of 2023

⤳ I’m back! Back again. Tell a friend, etc… ⤳ I’ve updated my Media Diet page so it’s now a sortable gallery of covers/posters with all the info, like ratings and dates and comments, appearing when you hover over a title (I need to sort out what happens on mobile next). I managed all of this thanks to ChatGPT, which helped me code and style the page from beginning to end. I know I’m not the first to say this, but it’s pretty bloody remarkable. You still need to know a bit about what your’e d...