Top Albums of 2022

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It is that time of year, and here is my list of albums of the year. As usual this is based on the number of times I have had them on repeat on Apple Music and in other formats, mainly vinyl, and a non-trivial amount of thinking about the music. Some of the choices might surprise you, and I am …

Mastodon

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There is a lot of noise about Mastodon right now, given Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter. Here’s my explainer. First, look at https://fediverse.space/instance/mastodonapp.uk, an interactive tool to explore the Mastodon space. In the first image, each dot is a server in the federated space (‘fediverse’) and the links show the strength of connections to other servers – also called ‘instances’. …