Why I use a Mac instead of more for your money PC

I recently switched from PC (Lenovo running 8.1 Pro 64 bit) to a top spec Macbook. I know Windows very well. I used to build my own PCs. I expect to reinstall Windows OS every six months. I absolutely understand the specification/price argument. For most purposes though, the higher specification hardware is not called for. Such hardware is over specified. Maybe not if you are doing complex 3d CAD, video processing, etc, but not for general Office and development work. More important for me than Read more […]

Reshared post from Guy Kawasaki:

Trolling. So true. Posted originally back in July but worth reposting. Original Post from Guy Kawasaki:Top 12 Signs You're Dealing With TrollsDealing with trolls is one of the costs of participating in social media. These are the folks who combine a strong opinion with a lack of knowledge. A handful of inflammatory and negative comments can neutralize dozens of positive ones. Here are the top twelve signs that you're dealing with someone who lives under a bridge. *1.* Bad *Grammar*, spelling, Read more […]

New free expression tools from Google Ideas http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~3/_8jVMnaEqTY…

New free expression tools from Google Ideas http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~3/_8jVMnaEqTY/new-free-expression-tools-from-google.html As long as people have expressed ideas, others have tried to silence them. Today one out of every three people lives in a society that is severely censored. Online barriers can include everything from filters that block conte… via Public RSS-Feed of Stuart Moore. Created with the PIXELMECHANICS ‘GPlusRSS-Webtool’ at http://gplusrss.com Read more […]

A new Physiotherapist in the family

After a slog of four years of study, I am delighted that Lucy has finally been awarded her degree 2.1 as a Physiotherapist. We knew when she started on the journey four years ago by attending a local college in order to obtain an Access qualification providing enough points to enter university (past qualifications having expired in usefulness for this purpose) that it would be a hard ride. At least, we thought we knew. Nothing could compare to the experience itself. Physiotherapy is known to Read more […]

homophobia is something I find hard to understand. This 2 part TV programme by Stephen Fry is both interesting…

homophobia is something I find hard to understand. This 2 part TV programme by Stephen Fry is both interesting and disturbing as some countries seem to be going in reverse on equal rights for LGBT people.The oddest idea so many anti-gay people seemed to have was that gay people were trying to get young people to join them, to become converts, as if sexual orientation is a matter of choice.No doubt religion is a key driver (excuse) for homophobia in many cases, although poor education is more likely Read more […]

I did not have a formal education and I never gained a proper grounding in grammar (and have not been…

I did not have a formal education and I never gained a proper grounding in grammar (and have not been sufficiently interested to rectify this over the decades of my life). In fact, I was in a school intake that experienced a somewhat experimental approach  – we were not taught spelling or grammar (and I remain poor at both). The latter frustrated teachers of foreign languages as they had to spend time teach the basic of grammar for English before they could start to cover another language in any Read more […]

Passwords too easy This cartoon about password strength has been around for ages, and is spot on. …

Passwords too easyThis cartoon about password strength has been around for ages, and is spot on.It is amazing that so many people do not care about security and still use really simple passwords (often the same password on multiple sites).Best advise is: use long random character passwords generated by lastpass.com or similar. Nothing else is now safe. Long means more than 12 characters.ANY word (including names of people, pets, teams, etc) or phrase (any language) that has been published on the Read more […]

Lunacy? http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21582241-people-do-not-sleep-easy-nights…

Lunacy?http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21582241-people-do-not-sleep-easy-nights-when-there-full-moon-lunacy Wakey, wakey! IT SOUNDS like an idea dreamed up over a few beers in the pub one evening. And that, those involved freely admit, is exactly what it was. As Christian… via Public RSS-Feed of Stuart Moore. Created with the PIXELMECHANICS ‘GPlusRSS-Webtool’ at http://gplusrss.com https://plus.google.com/108083406947097710872/posts/VpRhmT6PQ3M Read more […]