As America’s west starts to suffer the consequences of one of the deepest and most severe drought in a century, largely due to climate change but also large increases in population and construction, the conditions elsewhere are increasingly bad. We’ve … Continue reading Water wars and more
Americans have no idea how backward their financial systems are. Charles Arthur (author and commentator) via The Overspill No. 1618 Yesterday evening I went through the usual dance at a restaurant in my home town of #louisvilleco . You ask … Continue reading CHASE Backwards Banking
If something seems too good to be true The old idiom is certainly true when it comes to #instagram When @duckduckgo sent out this tweet and my reaction is this isn’t the half of it. If #facebook was only used … Continue reading Instagram Scams
the debate about starting and ending life is even more nuanced. The “Pro Choice” debate is almost exclusively biased toward abortion. Irrespective of who, and why, the religious right in the USA have cleverly steered the discussion to being just … Continue reading Life Is Nuanced
I just wrote this up on my aging tech’ blog. If you need a small system with Windows to perform lightweight tasks, you might consider re-using one of the thousands of used, decommissioned corporate computers available on ebay. If your … Continue reading Need a cheap but useful Windows computer?
US Internet continues to be a problem, especially for small businesses, it’s a total ripoff. First up you have to deal with the sales charlatans, reading from a script, clueless about the technology. Todays first email included this classic: “I wanted to clear something up before processing the order. The quote was is for 50M which is 50 megabit not megabyte as I had stated earlier. “ CenturyLink VAR. Typically though, retail/consumer internet is sold as Mb(megabits), while it’s uncommon for commercial internet to be sold as MB(megabytes), it can be. After all, they sell you on a different class of … Continue reading Do you want bytes with that?
Soccer memories from Hemel Hempstead 1972-1974 This post deals with my soccer years. If you have any memory of the team players, games, any additional pictures etc. please leave a comment, use the contact form or get in touch. I’m … Continue reading Hemel Lads or Hemelads?
When I first started using the web in 1996 there were few search websites, and those that existed used to be slow and return poor quality results. Back in the late 1990’s the best web search engine was actually little more than a list of websites, with a simple search. Here is Yahoo from 1996, 1997. Google has changed everything. They’ve also become one of the worlds biggest data mining companies, collect data about what you search for, what you read as a result of that search and so much more information. In addition, google searches often return results, the … Continue reading Search: Everything new is old again
I’ve really stopped blogging as I didn’t want this blog to just become another place on the internet full of rants about the failings of Trump administration. In my drafts folder I have 33 posts, most of them finished, about … Continue reading Voting Systems – The Cherry and the Cream – ES&S
Greetings from Austin When I lived in Austin, Texas, my home was a block and a half from “Roadhouse Relics“, a neon art, sign shop owned by Todd Sanders. On the south side of the store, on an outside of … Continue reading A Mural for Louisville