I feel Brent Simmon’s pain. I half-joke about being a ‘recovering tech-support / sysadmin’ but the truth is that the only change has been a decrease in my workload plus my patience. The sad fact is that, if anything, the complexity of the technology that we have sat around our homes and offices is matchedContinue reading “No Jedi”
Every year I feel saddened that Black Friday, a holiday of inadequacy and consumption, has been exported (and expanded into a whole month) while Thanksgiving, a holiday of gratitude, hasn’t. Chris J Wilson
Here in the UK, we’re facing the real prospect of food shortages in early 2021. And the government’s response is basically “Not our problem”. Argh!!!
I thought that we’d sorted out the shopping slots between now and New Year to provision ourselves, but it seems they’ve got messed up, again. Grr! (Day 24 of #mbnov #microblogvember)
Many apps promise to let you quickly capture and store ideas, notes, etc. But I find that I hardly ever use them. Dumping them into a text file seems to work well enough for me. 🙂 (Day 23 of #mbnov #microblogvember)
Tim Carmody is filling in for Jason Kottke on the latter’s eponymous blog while Jason takes a break. Tim’s first post was about US Elections over his lifetime, in part because his birthday falls around the time that said elections are normally held. It’s a long read, with photos of Tim interspersed throughout, and wellContinue reading “Election Days I Have Known”
The fact that the border between Britain and Europe — and between Britain and Northern Ireland — is a large expanse of water has had a huge influence on how many British people viewer ‘foreigners’. Conversely, the proximity of the nations of mainland Europe to one another has caused both closer unity and deeper distrust,Continue reading
I’m using one of the remastered Mac OS 9 wallpapers from Stephen Hackett’s collection of every Apple wallpaper. The text at the top of the screen is from the Desktop Quote app, and changes every hour.
Kieran McCarthy, writing at The Register: Microsoft will forcibly push users off Internet Explorer and onto Edge next month, depending on the websites they visit. Users will find that after they download and install the latest version of Edge, version 87, if they open one of a 1,000-plus websites declared to be “incompatible” with InternetContinue reading “Forcing IE11 user to switch to Edge”
With the trees in our neighbourhood losing the last of their leafs, winter is very much here as far as I’m concerned. Thank goodness for the few evergreen trees and shrubs, ensuring at least some colour remains. (Day 21 of #mbnov #microblogvember)