Question; If you were in the middle of a pandemic which was killing people, destroying the national economy, sapping the wellbeing of the entire population and condemning the elderly to endless solitary confinement, who would you NOT put in charge of your major UK health strategy? Answer; The Baroness Dido Harding of Winscombe, who isContinue reading “The Revolving Door of Incompetence”
I got an email update from the folks at SomaFM, the multi-channel Internet radio station that I’ve been listening to on-off for going on 18 years. (Full disclosure: I’m also a regular supporter of theirs.) One of the news items that caught my attention was this: Due to a recent court decision, TuneIn Radio isContinue reading “TuneOut Radio”
I’ve been ordering stuff from Amazon UK on-and-off since 1998, so it’s fair to say that they have a fair amount of information on my preferences. Or rather, you’d think that they did… Sadly, I’ve come to the conclusion that, in my case, Amazon doesn’t know nearly as much about me nowadays.
This video really chimes with me, as someone who helped their parents get to grips with using computers, email, social media, etc. from 1999 onwards. And it has been great seeing how older folks have learnt how to use technology to stay connected during the pandemic. I’m now at an age where I’m more awareContinue reading “Thoughts on Technology and Old Age”
The best thing about Rogan moving to Spotty is that he will no longer feature in my recommended podcasts. FINALLY John Philpin I guess I’m not the only one who won’t miss seeing that weird gurning face among the recommendations when I go to add a new podcast in Overcast.
Having said that, I’ve seen a few designs in my time with… well, let’s say ‘interesting’ typeface choices.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m following several of the folks from Micro.blog through their RSS feeds which I’ve plugged into Inoreader. One of the folks I follow just posted the following on their Microblog regarding my post: Seeing people go is always sad. Micro.blog for me is helping me strike a balanceContinue reading “It’s Blog Posts All The Way Down”
After much consideration, I’ve decided that I won’t be using Micro.blog any more with this site. I’d already switched over to using this site for all my short-form blogging late last year. To their credit, Micro.blog make it very easy to export your posts in a form that can be then imported into WordPress, andContinue reading “Unmooring from Micro.blog”
As usual, the latest ‘Honest Government Ad’ from TheJuiceMedia is funny while also painfully on-point about the mess we’re in.