For many years now, the constant rise of the road-tax (or license as we call it here), has made me wonder many times why I put up with it? As somebody who is not a real car fan (unless it is Formula1 racing!), I am at great pains to really work out why a 3-metre … Continue reading To go electric?
As usual, when I go on holiday, I walk a lot. It IS a big deal for me considering my conditions. Be that as it may, we usually go to places where the land is typically flat, quite unlike our country. It is thus quite usual for me to walk ten to fifteen kilometres daily … Continue reading Some thoughts after Bologna…
So, this week I have had hectic days pulling all my desks and entertainment system apart, ostensibly to clear up some old cables and create new electrical outlets. It seems that with each passing year, we need more sockets to use. It's hardly surprising though.Just looking at my TV unit I seem to have a … Continue reading Network splicing.
Well, I have just gone back to work after recovering (partly) from my annual week battling the dreaded flu. It was a bug my daughter picked up from school, and after a week of sniffling and sneezing, there was no doubt I would get it as well. No amount of lemon, honey, ginger, or indeed, … Continue reading The dreaded flu bug visits again…
Yeah, I know, Sunday today, but I thought I would pause to let some of yesterday's many surprises sink in. First of all we had the Amon Amarth tickets booked. My daughter, being an ardent Metal fan like myself, was over the moon, and I have to admit that I have longed to see the … Continue reading Busy Saturday!
Today, I am touching a subject which is to everyone's heart. Money! (Or the lack of it!) Granted, today we live in a consumer-centric society, and that the onus is to contribute more to the coffers of capitalism, but sometimes there are times when one has simply to stop and take stock of a situation … Continue reading Spend! Spend! Spend!
After a number of years pushing forward with Linux machines and anti-establishment operating systems, I think it is time to throw in the towel and concentrate on getting the best out of modern software and switch completely to Windows, despite its many flaws, as seen two days back with my notebook... which could simply be … Continue reading Leaving Linux by the wayside…
So, our 25th wedding anniversary has come and gone. And frankly, I feel happy that it is over and done with. Lately I have become very skeptical of celebrations and parties and similar shit. To say that I have a phobia for them is an understatement. I have, for the most part, become an 'honorary … Continue reading No parties thank you!
Working in IT certainly has its benefits as one can keep his pulse on a number of improvemets or 'evolving' in the technological world. One thing that has always bothered me however is the fact that with all this 'cloud' thingy, one simply has to give up all his rights to privacy. I understand that … Continue reading Is Microsoft shooting itself in the foot?
Well, WordPress has prepared a site report for this blog, and I cannot believe I posted so little this year... I will make an effort to increase my output. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 840 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, … Continue reading 2015 in review