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  • Mystic Ivy
    on Mar 5, 2015 in Life Essex
    Today we went out to Essex for our second funeral of the week. This time it was Auntie Ivy. In terms of strict biology she was not actually my auntie, but on the other hand she was because she was sort of everybody’s auntie, having had 105 year...
  • I’m not a racist but…
    on Feb 27, 2015 in Life WTF
    …I think my mobile phone might be a little racist, even if only inadvertantly. I was adding somebody called Gurinder to the contacts on my phone and it auto-corrected it to “Grinder”. Seriously though, why on Earth should auto-corre...
  • No wonder he’s going
    on Feb 20, 2015 in Politics Technology Internet
    When Francis Maude first talked about combining all the government websites into one big one, that part of me that had worked in IT since before there even was an internet, thought it sounded a bit risky. The principle isn’t too bad: why not pr...
  • Naarden
    on Feb 19, 2015 in Life Netherlands
    This time yesterday I had never heard of Naarden, now it is on my list of places I really fancy visiting – and unlike most of the other places on my list (e.g. Tromso, Uruguay) it is actually affordable to get to. If, like me yesterday, you are...
  • How the other half live
    on Feb 13, 2015 in Life Local Papers
    A was a little gobsmacked the other day, while reading this bit of property porn on the local paper’s website. It is about a house for sale for £900,000. It has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a cellar,  a stable block converted to a games room...
  • Bert Crane
    on Feb 10, 2015 in Politics Labour Party Obituaries
    I am hearing news that Bert Crane has died, which is not unexpected but nonetheless very upsetting. Yes, he was looking quite frail the last time I saw him, but then he was apparently not expected to live very long when he left the forces yet managed...
  • Partial fact of the day
    on Feb 2, 2015 in Life Technology
    The fax machine was invented before the telephone. For its first fifteen years of existence it was only used to transmit transfer requests between football teams.
  • A new MP for Horsham
    on Feb 1, 2015 in Politics Elections Horsham
    Whatever happens in May, Horsham will have a new MP because Francis Maude has announced that he is standing down. It will be interesting to see who is chosen there because Horsham is the sort of place where the Tories can win easily even when their c...
  • Fact of the day
    on Jan 27, 2015 in Politics Immigration UKIP
    Did you know that if you hold a large seashell to your ear you can hear the deafening silence of UKIP complaining about the London Ambulance Service bringing 175 foreigners into the country to be paramedics, with plans to have another overseas recrui...
  • A blast from the past
    on Jan 26, 2015 in Life Technology Computing Nostalgia
    While looking for something in the system32 directory of a Windows 7 computer the other day (I still can’t quite bring myself  to call it a folder) I came across the file pifmgr.dll It was a bit like when you are on Facebook or Linkedin and se...
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