2018 finished in style for us with a two week trip to visit my family in Toronto. I’ve always loved this city and have visited six times now: mostly because my sister, nieces and mum live there these days, but
It is 2019 already. So soon after 2018 too. These years are following on from each other more quickly each year. Last year was a pretty traumatic time for the folks of planet Earth, with a huge amount of drama
Gutenberg is here and I have no idea how some of the new features work, so let’s see what they look like when you add them to a post. This first block of text is the default block – a
Just trying out the YouTube embed feature with this Agile-based bit of Christmas fun. You’re welcome. *edit* OK, so the formatting of this post is even worse than the one for the earlier Flickr one. Am disappointed. I’m assuming that
OK, so who’s idea was it to release the new version of WordPress this close to Christmas? WordPress 5.0 is the first major change in the blogging tool for what seems decades. They’ve introduced a new post editing tool called
I have been a Flickr user for what seems decades. I joined at some point in 2005 (an age ago in Internet terms). Flickr was the only decent place to store your photos at the time, head and shoulders above
Jo and I have some incredible friends. I’ve been very, very lucky over the years to have met some of the nicest people around, whether during my RAF days or through banding; I seem to mix with the best kinds
I don’t drink Coke very often, but when I do I make sure it is fully leaded, none of those sugar-free versions. I’ve tried diet drinks. They are always disappointing. I don’t know why, but none of the ingredients they use to replace the sugar in these drinks tastes even remotely acceptable to my palette. They are just little cans of marginal disappointment. Pepsi or Coke? I don’t care – I like them both.
Tonight is #NottsTest and we are having it in the Portland Building at the University of Nottingham.
This is our first time in this building, which is a bit of a maze. Several of our folks got lost in the old part of the building, which is barely connected at all to the new. There is work going on so floor B is blocked, and the only way through is on floor C. Queue lost NottsTesters.
We also had to evict some room sitters, with help from the porter.
Still, the talk was great. Andy Glover gave a fantastic talk about Stress at work and how to deal with it. He’s intending to write an eBook about it, so I will share that when it comes out.
Kindness is belittled and mocked. Kindness and concern are the milksop hobbies of the “luvvie”. Venality, aggression, parochialism and paranoia are to be revered. Disgust is also to be celebrated on the carnival float of modern sensibilities. Look at the speed with which it was deemed correct, even fashionable, to attack Brendan Cox, widow of […]
Kindness is seen as some kind of weakness by some. Don’t be one of those people. Kindness is one of the most wonderful acts a person can display.
Whenever you can, please be kind.
“203/365 Cromer Pier” by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA A frequent photo subject; underneath Cromer Pier. I can’t help myself. Every year, the same photo. Love it!
My lovely wife has started her own business! She is the most organised person I know. Over the past few years she’s enjoyed watching reality programmes based around hoarders, and she has come to realise that she wanted to help