Speaking of the dead…

| May 17, 2017

They say you should only speak good of the dead. He’s dead. Good.

Hard to watch…

| May 6, 2017

I haven’t posted in a while, due to it being very hard to read, but it looks like my eyes are finally clearing up. Last night’s WCPW show was good right up to the end which was…disappointing. The group I watched with ended the evening seriously discussing whether to cancel our Whatculture Extra subscriptions and […]

Updates

| September 12, 2016

This is the first time I’ve been able to really get back to PC work, using a lot of assistive technology – a posh way for saying screenreader and Viavoice. The eye? It’s not good. I have a plastic cornea bandage in the worst eye, and over the last couple of weeks things have finally […]

PM without mandate?

| July 11, 2016

So Leadsom has apparently left the leadership race. It is somewhat unexpected after she fought so hard for Brexit and then to be the alternate candidate to May. However the person who should be really worried is Theresa May, as Leadsom quitting takes away May’ mandate to govern.This was why May originally rejected the idea […]

Chilcot – oh boy…

| July 6, 2016

Chilcot is damning, not for the report itself, but for what the sources it contains reveals. The emails in particular stand out. Cameron seems to be trying to whitewash it, saying MPs must take responsibility and that Chilcot is not accusing Blair of misleading the house. I suspect that despite the contents of Chilcot’s report […]

Reading between the Lines

| July 5, 2016

It begins to seem as though “Lies, damned lies, and statistics” needs to add a fourth category: the mass media.The one thing that has really come out of this current political mess (apart from popcorn entertainment) is just how carefully you have to read articles in the mainstream media. It is not just reading between […]

The Referendum and Educated Voters

| June 24, 2016

Since I was asked, what I was doing during the Referendum? I believe in an educated electorate, and I was upholding my principles.This meant running a site that actually called both sides out on their rubbish and scaremongering.For Leave – focusing on Immigration when there are a whole host of other issues, and getting surprised […]

The Referendum

| June 23, 2016

I voted today, first thing, in the rain. It was worth it, and possibly the only thing I can do that would affect history. Almost one hundred years ago today my great-grandfather took part in an event that made history and in the process inhaled the mustard gas that would eventually kill him. All I […]

Update on EU VAT – Oh boy

| June 1, 2016

EU VAT – Oh boy. Free trade? Yeah, that’s rather scuppered. I work with a lot of small businesses and microbusinesses. The EU VAT laws that say an online firm must know the location of its customers, produce two pieces of evidence, store the data for ten years, and charge and remit VAT to that […]

IP address != address

| April 11, 2016

For years I have been saying that the belief one IP address equals one household is rubbish and harmful. One IP address equals one router, or computer, or even an entire network hidden behind that one address which the outside world can’t see. Our provider like many in the UK uses rotating IP addresses, which […]