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Comms problems

I live in a relatively remote area, and from time to time problems will arise with telecommunications. I had a landline for 20 years but abandoned it 8 years ago after the internet speed dropped to 136Kps and I got a penalty charge for a fault…

These flags may bite

(Screenshot from a very old chromium version. It was hilarious)…

Are We Being Too Busy?

One of the things I have noticed, or learned, being isolated by this pandemic is that it's okay to not be busy. I am often thinking ahead about what I need to do, and the slowing down of life recently has showed me how to be more intentional about…

Hello, Windows XP!

Happy to finish the process with the Windows XP on Toshiba Tecra A4 revival. The last issue to resolve were the old root certificates used by Chrome (and relatives). Unfortunately Windows Update does not provide an easy glue. …

First Thoughts

There are several blogs I host on the internet that require action or response from the reader. So with this blog, my intent is to share my personal thoughts that are not meant to be monetized. …

subspace city

BUILDING IMAGINARY PLACES IRL Linear_subspace…

[A] Learning English Sucks

This post originally appeared on an old blog on 2011-03-31. It's part of a series of posts which I'm "recovering" from the archives.…

Ordnance Survey maps

For those of you outside the UK, the Ordnance Survey is the official mapping provider in England, Scotland, and Wales. (There are separate providers for Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland). The Wikipedia entry gives a summary of its history…