My copy of Acorn – A World in Pixels arrives today, in a very securely-packed box! 🙂 This is a real nostalgia trip book for me, as an owner of two Acorn Electrons and one BBC Master 128 back in the 1980s.Continue reading
A few days ago, I posted about the steps I’m taking to tackle some of my mental and physical health issues. I want to expand on that by talking about some other things I’ve been doing this year to improve my health.Continue reading “My Body Image”
I can totally relate to this post by Kimberly Hirsh:
Austin Kleon says to write the book you want to read. If I were to write a book in this moment — more that I need, than I want — I would title it, “You Are Not a Piece of 💩.” I need this book because whenever my anxiety gets stronger, this is the mantra it says to me. “You are a piece of shit.” Now, this is untrue in both a literal and figurative fashion.
I’ve struggled for years with that nagging voice in my head telling me that I’m no good and should just give up already. The stress and anxiety of the last few years have turned that voice up to 11. I’m starting to get a handle on dealing with that, doing some things that Kimberly describes in her post, but it’s going to take a long time to quieten down that nagging voice and make it go away.
This Monday’s Who, Me? is a reminder that for every ludicrous bit of company branding, there is always somebody behind the scenes yelling “No!”
Our story, from a reader Regomised as “Will”, concerns an unfortunately named service from much-missed computer company Wang.
Ah, Wang. The company with perhaps the most unfortunate name in history.
You can probably guess the punchline. If you need help, it rhymes with a slang word for someone wasting their seed… 😉
An Amazon Web Services (AWS) virtualization engineer has shown what Windows 10 on Arm could be like if Microsoft licensed its Arm-based OS to the public rather than just to Windows 10 manufacturers.
AWS principal engineer Alexander Graf did just that, using the open-source QEMU virtualization software for Windows on Arm. QEMU emulates access to hardware such as the CPU and GPU. Graf’s work was spotted by The 8-bit, via 9to5Mac.
Awkward! I’m betting Microsoft are not going to be pleased with Mr. Graf…
This story from The Register opens with the subheading: ‘These actions will help us to optimize the business by reducing the number of unprofitable customers’.
And you can probably guess what form the extraction of ‘profit’ will take.Continue reading “Ink-jet Ball-And-Chain”
I think it’s fair to say that my health has taken more than a few ups and downs this year. The first lockdown during the spring and summer curtailed my plans to walk every day, as I’m in a clinically vulnerable group. Add on the anxiety about what might happen next, plus disillusionment over events here in the UK and over in America, and it’s no surprise that my health wasn’t great.Continue reading “Changing Habits To Improve My Health”
I need to start setting aside some time to reinforce and strengthen my skills as a coder, designer and writer. Time to level up!
(Day 30 of #mbnov #microblogvember)
Duh! It only just occurred to me to boost the update interval for the RSS feed I’m using to follow stuff on Micro.blog. (Another reason why I love Inoreader, by the way.)