Roundabouts, rabbits, insects and the shit we’re in

Keighley roundabout plans

Sad to witness that work began today on demolishing the big roundabout as you drive into Keighley from Skipton. The reason for my sorrow was the sight of a great many trees cut down, flat to the ground, their stumps white and raw. Like the roundabouts in Skipton, and probably many other places, this one was … Read moreRoundabouts, rabbits, insects and the shit we’re in

Vince Cable colluding with Mrs May

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Are we all thought to be completely stupid blank sheets for the Tories and their friends to write what they want into our brains? First up this week, Vince Cable – a man painted by the media, including the supposedly left-wing Guardian – as a person with integrity – announces that the Lib Dems will … Read moreVince Cable colluding with Mrs May

Phones and flashers: some 1970s childhood memories

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Back when I was a kid, when we had phones on street corners, you really had to know what you wanted to say to the person on the other end of the line before you made the call. It was 10p a minute, after all, and you knew you couldn’t stay on there long even … Read morePhones and flashers: some 1970s childhood memories

Smartphone stupid

Many people at the Culture Club gig I went to last night watched the whole thing through their smartphone screens, recording it.  Now, professional cameras with zoom lenses are banned but you can pinch and zoom in using a smartphone but it’s software- assisted, which basically means the result is blurred – the closer you … Read moreSmartphone stupid

Amazing Black Friday deal on myfibromyalgia ebook

For Black Friday, the 5-star-rated ebook of myfibromyalgia: one man’s experience of living with chronic illness is just £1.99 instead of £5.99. The whopping discount is available in currencies across all Amazon territories. The price drop is for 24 hours only, so don’t miss out and do tell all your friends in fibro and invisible … Read moreAmazing Black Friday deal on myfibromyalgia ebook

Marvel Unlimited: comics, with much frustration

Marvel Unlimited is an online comics service where you pay an annual fee to access all Marvel’s archive up to six months before whenever today happens to be. The site/app has a nasty habit of randomly and inexplicably locking paid subscribers out every now and again. When it does, it says you have to reset … Read moreMarvel Unlimited: comics, with much frustration

Iceland Christmas TV ad banned because wanting to save the planet is ‘political’

Iceland (the food store chain, not the country) does a Christmas TV ad about the environmental crisis and threat to animals and it’s deemed ‘political’ and banned from our screens? Oh. If your kid is choking on a sweet and you want to help them survive, is that a political act? If you keep your … Read moreIceland Christmas TV ad banned because wanting to save the planet is ‘political’

Facebook bugs just get stranger

Any video I watch inside the current shiteration (note to self: copyright that word) of the Facebook app on iPhone pauses at exactly 1 minute 09 seconds for a few seconds before continuing. What the shit kind of esoteric bug is that? Do the devs come up with these faults like Easter Eggs for themselves? Like, … Read moreFacebook bugs just get stranger

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