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Captive Mac Woes

Recently I have been in a situation where I have had to rely on “externally provided” internet for my MacBook (like you might get at Starbucks, for example). What should happen is that the first web page access should direct … Continue reading

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No Need to Knead Bread

I have come across a few no-knead bread recipes and found that each one wasn’t quite right for me (though they are usually very good) so I thought I’d write my own one down here. It isn’t original – just … Continue reading

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Why I’m Leaving WhatsApp

I have finally made the decision to leave WhatsApp and use Signal as my messaging platform of choice. This is actually part of a wider move to take back my privacy (as far as practicably possible). I encourage everyone I … Continue reading

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Which Watch to Watch … Part 2

Ok, so I am reporting back. In part 1 of Which Watch to Watch, I decided to get a cheaper alternative to the Apple Watch 4. I wanted something that was capable of monitoring my movements and could be worn … Continue reading

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Indispensable Man

Sometime when you’re feeling important;Sometime when your ego’s in bloomSometime when you take it for grantedYou’re the best qualified in the room, Sometime when you feel that your goingWould leave an unfillable hole,Just follow these simple instructionsAnd see how they … Continue reading

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The Mountain

If the mountain seems too big todaythen climb a hill insteadif the morning brings you sadnessit’s ok to stay in bed If the day ahead weighs heavyand your plans feel like a cursethere’s no shame in rearrangingdon’t make yourself feel … Continue reading

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In The Thick Of It

I’ve been thinking about how Covid is affecting me and my life. Covid has been locking countries down for a couple of months and we do seem to be in the thick of it. I think these national lockdowns would … Continue reading

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Lies, Damn Lies (Part 2) …

I was recently confronted by a member of the far right who believes Boris Johnson doesn’t lie (I know – they walk among us). I do know plenty of right wingers who know he lies but justify this with comments … Continue reading

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Which Watch to Watch

I do love my gadgets, it must be said. I try to keep my gadgets to things that I use frequently, and the best gadgets for me are those that have a long life span, such as my NAS boxes … Continue reading

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What laptop

A friend recently asked me what laptop to get after his had died (fortunately no data was lost – clever man!). His question was really “Windows or Mac”? The requirements were photos, email, music, Office. It is an oft asked … Continue reading

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