Spent some time out in the garden this afternoon with the iPad. No WiFi signal, but I was able to listen to a podcast and do some reading. Sun was out, got some Vitamin D into me. 🙂 Forecast for tomorrow is very warm, will do mowing then I think.

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Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner have been elected the new Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. Neither were my first choice, but I’m hoping that they can a) work together, b) bring the entire party with them. I have a lot of trepidation, though…

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#Thuggerati

Glossary: The #Thuggerati… Mike Fealty: Anonymous Thuggerati operate as a sort of “fog machine” aimed at sowing doubt and discouraging critical discussion of otherwise tractable realities. It features the introduction of taboos on specific forms of information or categories of news. It involves the simplification of complex matter of common interest, confirmation of ingroup bias …

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£55 billion of NHS PFI debt has not been written off: with so much else that now needs to be reformed if the NHS is to serve us into the future Richard Murphy: Clapping for the NHS is one thing. But sweeping away Tory ecological impositions upon it is what is really required.

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Four Cartoonists On What They Want to Happen to Their Bodies Personally, I’d like my organs donated to others (if they’re still healthy), or else be cremated and have my ashes deposited somewhere special.

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Just listened to Seth Godin’s call for better curation on his podcast Akimbo. Well worth a listen, and I feel it chimes well with the movement to blog and publish for ourselves, rather than for what the social networks will reward.

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Yesterday I discovered MacUpdater via the MacSparky monthly newsletter. Unlike the similarly-named MacUpdate Desktop app, it just checks that your apps are up-to-date, and does that really well. Highly recommended!

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