Hello and welcome
Some introductory text to go here. Probably.
On this day 10 years ago:
It finally returned to me after about a month of quite odd change and development. Perhaps this is not the safest thing to announce to the world, there must be a tone of fraudsters out there, but I have it back now so, ner ner! When I say 'lost' I mean more that it left me, I just couldn't get my hand to do it write, lost a significant number of letters in the process and ended up with only one 'word'. What I really hate is the pressured environment I'm normally required to do it in, there are usually people in the cue behind just waiting for their turn and os I try and rush it, and it all comes out screwy.[2005-03-02]
The Blog of Life
Dr Nick is no more, I am Uncle Nick now.
This morning at 8:30, unbeknownst to me I became an uncle. While I was mixing a batch of our own blend Daily Bread crunchy muesli, I received a text from my brother saying that their little boy had been born. A smile literally grew across my face, I could feel it, right from one side of my face to the other, I am an uncle, my brother a dad. (OK, writing that just made me well up).
Apparently the whole thing had happened in only 5 hours from waters to birth and without any medication! Wow, Totes incredible and dead amaze. I am really impressed by my sister-in-law, what a woman, and I feel so happy for my brother. Their life has now changed, a new dawn. (stopping due to well-up potential - will write later.)
Well done Dr Chris. I love you too.[2015-02-28]
Here's my #Windows10 Windows Feedback Feedback (c/o @Windows and @WindowsSupport)
After a brief conversation on Twitter with @Windows and @WindowsSupport regarding my generally positive feedback of Windows 10 Preview - which I really like and you can download today for free - we got on to talking about the Windows Feedback, which I do not so much. I'm familiar with the Apple Feedback Assistant which, while not perfect, is generally better. This Microsoft version seems like it's playing at mixing the ideas of Facebook and Feedback and come up with Feedbook (or perhaps Faceback).
I was pointed at the following link to "assist me with using Windows Feedback after I mentioned it was confusing. preview-updates-feedback-pc. Sadly I think they missed my point. It's not confusing to use in terms of hitting buttons until you submit something, it's confusing from the point of view of someone with a brain wanting to assist intelligently and intelligibly*.
please let me know if I can make anything here clearer
So rather than trying to converse on Twitter, which is pretty crap for trying to express anything longer than a brain fart, I turned to my trusty PowerPoint and made this Windows Feedback Screenshot Feedback Screenshot.
* at least I hope I'm intelligible.
I would be making progress on my renovation if only I could stop discovering more issues to deal with first
The latest thing that's got me thinking is replacing some floorboards. However, it turns out it is not that easy to find new boards, or old boards, especially given that these old victorian ones are now a non-standard size and thickness. Furthermore most of those on sale online are for visible boards with shiny oakyness, but I just need some cheap pine boards that to replace the original pine ones that will be covered in a new carpet (ordered for fitting in a couple of weeks). The pressure is on.
The Blog of Photos - past 30 days
Tall grasses on an otherwise not tall landscape
Just a photo from our walk at the weekend taking advantage of the sunny weather. It's flat round here. Really flat. I'll try not to moan too much and just leave you with this picture of some tall grasses that were glowing in the low sunshine reminding me of the 'Tall Grass Mountain' in South Korea
tall grasses in the sun
Rev. Ernie Clarke
Today I heard the sad news that our beloved family friend who married me died this morning. He was my minister when I grew up in Cheltenham and I shall always remember him for his Christmas services which included a magic trick which sometimes went drastically wrong. He was a wonderful man and I was so lucky to have him preside over my wedding service.