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Ian Robinson's Weekly Digest - 18th April 2021

Ian Robinson's Weekly Digest - 18th April 2021
By Ian Robinson's Weekly Digest • Issue #9 • View online
A short post this week. With just three items, one film, and pointers to six music releases that I liked.

Technology
Networking
What is a Load Balancer? | Lightboard Techtalk - Frank Yue - Link
A good basic overview video on YouTube by Frank Yue of Kemp on what a Load Balancer does to ensure application availability and performance.
Science
Geology
Icelandic Volcano - More Drone Video - Link
Some more drone footage from the Icelandic volcano. Shot by Brian Emfinger. It’s still erupting. There are multiple cones now.
Culture
Books
The Entire Backlist Ever – Summed Up! - Claire North (née Catherine Webb) - Link
I love Claire North’s books. I’ve read all of them published under that pen name. I haven’t read any of those published under her other author names. This list she has written about all of all her books is a great overview of them all. Highly recommend this post, and the books themselves.
Films
It looks like the cinemas in Northern Ireland will be opening in June. I get my second Pfizer vaccine shot on the 5th of June, so from the 20th, I’ll be fully inoculated and can start seeing at least one film per week in the cinema again. Until then, I’m continuing with intermittent watching of new films at home. This week delivered a good one.
17th April - Palm Springs. 9/10. Via Amazon Prime on AppleTV.
17th April - Palm Springs. 9/10. Via Amazon Prime on AppleTV.
Palm Springs - another time loop film. I love them. This is the second one this year that will likely end up on my best films of 2021 list, along with The Map of Tiny Perfect Things.
Music
New music I discovered this week
London Grammer - Californian Soil (Album) - Apple Music - Spotify - Twitter
Marina - Purge The Poison - Apple Music - Spotify - Twitter
Grace VanderWaal - Repeat - Apple Music - Spotify - Twitter
The Struts & Paris Jackson - Low Key In Love - Apple Music - Spotify - Twitter (The Struts) - Twitter (Paris Jackson)
Elle L - Hoping - Apple Music - Spotify - Twitter
Greta Van Fleet - The Battle at Garden’s Gate (Album) - Apple Music - Spotify - Twitter
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