Watched "The Great British Baking Show" Episode #12.9 from Netflix
Episode #12.9: With Noel Fielding, Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Matt Lucas. It's the Bake Off semi-final, and time to test the remaining bakers' abilities in patisserie. There's a delicate layered slice that demands precision, a regional French classic, and then the bakers must create an opulent entremets display.
A shocking turn at the end of this episode. They should have had all four go to the final.
Watched Field Notes: Reporter's Notebook by Coudal PartnersCoudal Partners from Vimeo

Field Notes: Reporter's Notebook from Coudal Partners on Vimeo.

John Dickerson of “Face the Nation” talks about how he uses a Reporter’s Notebook and how he helped Field Notes make one.

Reporter John Dickerson talking about his notebook.

While he doesn’t mention it, he’s capturing the spirit of the commonplace book and the zettelkasten.

[…] I see my job as basically helping people see and to grab ahold of what’s going on.

You can decide to do that the minute you sit down to start writing or you can just do it all the time. And by the time you get to writing you have a notebook full of stuff that can be used.

And it’s not just about the thing you’re writing about at that moment or the question you’re going to ask that has to do with that week’s event on Face the Nation on Sunday.

If you’ve been collecting all week long and wondering why a thing happens or making an observation about something and using that as a piece of color to explain the political process to somebody, then you’ve been doing your work before you ever sat down to do your work.

I’d love to interview him about his process as well as keeping track of his notes after-the-fact. Does he index them? Collate them? How does he archive them? What role do they play in his book writing processes? Is his system something that he was taught, something which he created and refined over time, or a little bit of both?

Watched "The Man in the High Castle" The New Normal from Amazon Prime
The New Normal: Directed by Bryan Spicer. With Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls. Juliana returns home, only to discover new clues that lead her closer to unraveling the mystery behind the films. Meanwhile, Joe faces a tough debriefing upon his return home. Kido begins his investigation into the events surrounding the Crown Prince's speech, while Tagomi and Wegener make a last-ditch attempt to complete their mission.
Watched "The Man in the High Castle" Revelations from Amazon Prime
Revelations: Directed by Michael Rymer. With Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls. Joe is increasingly torn between duty and his growing feelings for Juliana. While Ed tries to stop Frank from making an irrevocable decision, Smith's investigation is interrupted when he has trouble with his witness, and Tagomi's plan goes awry as events take a dramatic turn at the Crown Prince's speech.
Watched "The Man in the High Castle" The Illustrated Woman from Amazon Prime
The Illustrated Woman: Directed by Ken Olin. With Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls. Joe and Juliana must act quickly as a vicious bounty hunter known as The Marshal arrives in Canon City. Tagomi makes plans with Wegener to pass valuable secrets from the Reich, and Frank plots his revenge against the Japanese.
Watched "The Man in the High Castle" The New World from Amazon Prime
The New World: Directed by David Semel. With Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls. Joe Blake, a resistance fighter, leaves German New York with cargo for neutral Colorado. In Japanese San Francisco, Juliana Crane receives footage of the Allies winning the war and a bus ticket to Colorado from her sister. There, she meets Joe. Joe reveals a dark secret.
Watched October 4, 2021 - PBS NewsHour from PBS NewsHour
Monday on the NewsHour, we look into the deepening standoff between President Joe Biden and Senate Republicans over raising the debt ceiling. Then, a major oil spill off the coast of Southern California threatens wildlife as crews race to contain the damage. And, the Supreme Court takes on abortion, gun rights and more divisive issues as it starts a new term.
Watched "Line of Duty" The Ambush from Netflix
The Ambush: Directed by Douglas Mackinnon. With Michael Nardone, David Maybrick, Antonio Magro, Keeley Hawes. A police convoy escorting a civilian under a witness protection scheme is attacked, the witness hospitalized and all the police officers killed, except Inspector Lindsay Denton, who organized the operation at very short notice and who only informed DCC Dryden of the route. Ted Hastings asks Steve and Kate to interview her but Kate pulls out, claiming one of the dead officers, Jayne Akers, was a friend - though she has been having an affair with Jayne's husband Rich. Her place is taken by Georgia Trotman, who is troubled that the men are savage with their interrogation, treating Lindsay as a suspect and delving into her finances. Lindsay herself is moved to a missing persons unit but is shown to have a violent streak, attacking a noisy neighbour. Kate follows her to the retirement home where her mother lives and finds she has rung the hospital from a payphone. Georgia and Steve attend at the hospital where somebody is trying to kill the witness and who kills Georgia.
Tight opening… I’m already bought into the series, but this is a heck of an opener.
Watched "Billions" The Punch from Amazon Prime
The Punch: Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. With Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman. The pressure from the US Attorney starts to affect Axe. Chuck uses the past to get the upper hand. And the case against Axe Capital gains a powerful weapon when Connerty turns a member of Axe's inner circle into an informant.
Watched "Billions" The Good Life from Amazon Prime
The Good Life: Directed by Neil LaBute. With Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman. Axe orders his traders to unload their positions, before he unceremoniously disappears. Wags and Wendy struggle to maintain morale. Meanwhile, Chuck intensifies his investigation and sends the FBI to make a surprising arrest.
Watched "Billions" Short Squeeze from Amazon Prime
Short Squeeze: Directed by James Foley. With Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman. Axe must fend off a short squeeze led by Chuck's father. Chuck learns about the inner workings of Axe Capital, but must also take action against his father for stock manipulation. Axe reckons with a betrayal.
Watched "Billions" YumTime from Amazon Prime
YumTime: Directed by Scott Hornbacher. With Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman. Chuck discovers that a rival has made inroads in the Axe case and that he needs to get it back. Meanwhile, Axe makes an activist play for a family owned bakery corporation in a move that reverberates back to Chuck.