Thursday, November 26, 2015

Quote from Toast of London

"Spare me this New Age shoe shine"
spoken by Ray Purchase, a character in Matt Berry's 'Toast of London' (C4).

And here's the front cover of Matt Berry's music album:


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Film: Creed (trailer)

Watching this trailer gives me goose pimples:

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Ski crash

A video to accompany the phrase 'count your blessings'

Deal - The Economist Subscription

The Economist are offering 12 issues of their mag for a mere £12, a quid an issue. The subscription includes print and online access and a free Moleskine notebook which is worth a few bob in itself. Also, if you subscribe in the next few weeks you'll get the special Christmas edition, which is always worth a look-see. Just remember to cancel at the 12 week mark. As they say, 'Understand the world. Then Thrive in it.'

; )

Monday, November 16, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Windows 10 versus Apple's ios9

- Windows 10 installed on my IBM X200 with nary a hitch and it feels as if the new environment has given this creaky old laptop a renewed breath of life. It feels nimble, light, and intuitive.

- I also recently installed ios9.1 on my ipad mini, a device which is way,way newer than the old IBM notepad. Alas, my ipad slowed to a non-responsive crawl and ios9.1 quickly felt more like a virus than an official upgrade. I event went to an Apple store and even called their helpline for advice. After a 'turn it off and turn it back on again', things seemed a little quicker but there was still way too much lag. Neither store nor helpdesk had apparently come across this issue before, although they were very friendly and customer orientated, which is something at least. A few minutes of searching online revealed that laggy response times are actually a known issue and after following the guidance here, things have much improved. That said, if I had the option to go back to the the previous ios without any hassle, I would take it.

So, it looks like Microsoft has finally won a round in the battle of the operating systems. In a nutshell Win10 made my old machine feel new whereas ios9.1 made a newer machine feel old.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Photo: Ghost pigeon

A pigeon met it's maker after flying into my bedroom window at full speed. Here is the beautiful ghost image that was left behind.

Thursday, November 05, 2015


For as far back as I can remember, I've believed that life is essentially 'easy'. Then I lived with somebody who, while being highly positive, thought that 'nothing is easy in life.' Over the year that we lived under the same roof, I like to think we moved a little closer to each other's views. They do say that a person becomes who they spend their time with.

From Leaders With Buns