Month: October 2013

 

Life Reminders

A suitable smartphone to run this is required. Life Reminders is a neat little application that does the job of reminding you about stuff that’s coming at you, or has to be done. Here’s a list of examples: 1. You can also set it up to send SMS messages forRead More

So arrogant!

I’m so technologically advanced that I only just realised 2 hours after awakening this morning that the time-keeping devices I usually use (wrist watch, bedside clock and computer) had gone back (end of BST that is). This only occurred to me when I spotted the clock on the wall whichRead More

Thought for tomorrow

Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed. – Blaise Pascal (1623 – 1662)

Annoying

Why should this TED video annoy me? I have no problem with the content of what is said per se. So what could be the problem? It’s this syndrome that the humans are developing where: 1. Some big-fish researcher with fancy machines investigates some fascinating thing – and comes upRead More

SORTED

The commenting system is now fixed (fingers crossed). I’ve don’t four test comments which now appear in the right places. How it was fixed: Avoidance of panic attacks. Not spending tons of time reading what idiots have written on the net about it. I had a look but I wasn’tRead More

Commenting issue

The site has developed a bug, where comments to one post end up against another entirely different post. Yes – the usual is to assert that “There’s a virus!” Then to start squarking and flapping around shouting “VIRUS, VIRUS!!” Or “HACKER!! HACKER!!” etc.  No such thing is reality – butRead More

The Captain’s Brief

“First of all, I’m writing things down. What I discover is, when I write things down, it forces me to think about things much deeper than I did in the past, and I get new ideas. Things I have in my mind sound very simple, but when you attempt toRead More

Destination known – planning with Google

This is my set-up (aka strategy) for planning for destinations when I travel by car (note I did not say train – but some of this I use if on the rare occasion I need to go by train). Use laptop for following (a few days or months before): FinalRead More

Thought for tomorrow

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” – Oscar Wilde

Who is malala?

She is the 16 year daughter of a BBC reporter in Pakistan – now working in the UK. Her dream was to become a doctor. Her life almost came to an abrupt end. Malala was targeted and shot in the head in Parkistan by the Taleban on 9th October 2012Read More

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