In the churchyard on a drizzly day then home for some Photoshopping.
In this rare game of Scrabble I eventually came out a narrow winner. On seeing the WhatsApped (!) board my daughter questioned the word “shired” (played by me). I thought it meant something to do with horses but was I confusing it with “sired” or possibly thinking of Shire horses and creating a verb from anContinue reading Shired →
I have a friend who occasionally rings me up with his computer problems. Yesterday he called to say his annual anti-virus licence was going to expire that day. He confessed to having ignored the renewal reminders! My experience with renewing McAfee anti-virus licences is that a) renewing from McAfee is ridiculously expensive, and b) not renewing fromContinue reading How to Remotely Troubleshoot Your Relative’s Computer →
Remembering my mum, who died this day, 3 years ago.
I’m currently reading “The Idea Factory – Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation” by Jon Gertner. It’s a Christmas present from my Berlin son and what a great choice it was! Bell Labs became an enormous laboratory for developing ideas and inventions at the start of the communication, information and technology industriesContinue reading Claude Shannon →
It was a noisy, violent end to 2020 out the back.
Last year I took out a subscription to Netflix. I can usually find enough to watch for a month but then not enough to keep the subscription going for any longer. For Christmas 2020 I reactivated the subscription, again probably just for a month. So far I have watched and can recommend: The Fear OfContinue reading Speeding up time →
Not the usual Christmas, but we enjoyed the simplicity and the quietness. The little people were delightful via Skype.
So that’s it, then. No Christmas for us in tier 4. Thanks Prime Minister Johnson. So here is my favourite Christmas song, by Aimee Mann and Michael Penn, from the wonderful film Hard Eight. I’ll play it to myself on Christmas Day.
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