I'm not quite sure why this track appeals so much, but there's something about the richness of its layering, and the overall *energy*. Nice little low budget vid, too.

Guerilla Toss "Plants":


As the official spokesperson of Generation X, I just want to quickly let all the #millennial, #xenials, gen-zs, and so on know that you guys can take over everything as soon as its convenient. We applaud your dismissal of boomers and want to preemptively agree that we're terrible at everything. Seriously, we've known that our whole lives. It's nothing new.

Just do the things and fix the shit.

Thx! πŸ’•

Free fibre broadband for everyone is in the news, due to the "sales pitches" by Labour & Conservatives in the General Election campaign.

However, did you know that everyone in the UK would likely already have fibre connections, had Margaret Thatcher not forced BT to sell off their world-class factories in 1991?

According to Dr Peter Cochrane, former CTO at BT, this is what happened:

#politics #broadband #Internet #BT #Labour #Tories

@kev Just wondering how you're getting along with your , as I'm considering getting one.

In response to all the criticism about the reduced sugar version of Irn Bru, the soft drinks maker, AG Barr, are going to launch an original recipe version.

Irn Bru 1901 will be made using the original recipe, which, amazingly, has even more sugar than the recently discontinued version.

Dentists across the country will be bracing themselves for an influx of new business.

#IrnBru #Scotland

I'm requiring a cheap and cheerful wifi AP for the one room in our house that doesn't get wifi from the main router. There is cabled internet in the room, just no wifi.

The small mikrotik looks good, but what else is out there.


@julianpopov: "The year is 2192. The British Prime Minister visits Brussels to ask for an extension of the Brexit deadline. No one remembers where this tradition originated, but every year it attracts many tourists from all over the world."

#UK #Brexit


(H/T @JackPosobiec RT )

I should either be doing some work, or replying to a lawyer's letter.
However, a is infinitely more appealing.

RIP, Alexei Leonov.

"Alexei Leonov, a Soviet-era cosmonaut who was the first human to conduct a spacewalk in 1965, died Friday in Moscow aged 85, his assistant said. "He died today in Moscow at the Burdenko hospital after a long illness," Natalia Filimonova told AFP."

#Cosmonauts #AlexeiLeonov #Personalities


Advice required...
A work colleague asked me to create a spreadsheet to help him manage people and projects. He knows I have a weakness for spreadsheets, and it is was always going to be a paid gig.
But I'm not sure how much to charge him. Spreadsheetery isn't my normal day job. Also, his firm will be paying me.
Any suggestions on figuring this out?
I logged how much time I spent on it (15hrs).

All advice gratefully received.

I've seen two wombats today. I reckon wombats are alright.

Boris Johnson and his "technology lessons" makes the front-cover of Private Eye.

"In/Out Crisis Deepens"

#politics #BoJo #Brexit

Anyone aware of a dedicated audio player app I can use to connect to my music folder? I know the client allows playback with the inbuilt audio player but it would be a cool idea, if it hasn't already been done, to direct connect like a podcast player


As a further reward, I'm going to watch Black Books, because Dylan Moran et al are geniuses.

I spent 4 hours with my Mother-in-law today and I DIDN'T mention once.

I did well.

Last time it ended with my wife mouthing "Shut up!" at me whilst her mother ranted at me.

note: my M-I-L once described Rees-Mogg as, "a lovely man". 🀒

As reward, I'm going to get quite drunk on my 4.5hr train journey this evening!

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