“The future us already here. It’s just unevenly distributed.”

Hi folks, It’s Friday night again and it being February, Winter is giving us a last hurrah before the gentler turn of Spring. Except this time around, Winter’s invited its best mates High Tide and Climate Change to the party…. and they’ve all been watching Changing Rooms with Keith Moon. This is not going to end well. 🙂 Floods Glib comments aside, it’s not to bad here. Yes, the wind and the rain are rather strong, but by no means are the Jones Massive – nor any of our clan – bailing out, or having to be evacuated due to flooding. I know it’s very British to talk about the weather, but there are times when there’s a point, rather […]

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“You may fire when ready.”

Hey folks, Yes, it’s another of those in-betweenie posts. One not quite about a night out – which no doubt reads What-Lynn-Did-Next diary kinda thing – but the random, wanderings of my addled brain. Curious to see what I prattle on about, I thought I’d pop this blog’s URL into one of those meme cloud gadgets. Well, it passes the time doesn’t it? Oh, there’s a shoe design. Step on! 🙂 I suppose for maximum cliche, I should have selected some vibrant pink colours….. but really, shades of suede would have been more my choice. Oh, black shoes. How can I count the ways….? 🙂 So there you have it. A list of the key words yours truly regularly punts […]

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Sometimes, good things happen

Hi, It’s an early post for me as I’ve just finished one of those distance training courses. Not the old school learn by post kinda thing, but a learn-by-Skype style classroom. You get a little video of the class, remote access to the system you have to work on and you get to see the presentation slides. Luckily, there’s no return video feed – and we’ll come back to that in a mo 🙂 – but you can ask questions using the chat or microphone. It saves me having to travel to London and it saves the company money on a hotel. It all seems a little futuristic and everyday at the same time. How things change eh? Some of […]

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Who watches the Watchmen?

Salutations dear reader, T-Stuff The dry spell has been broken. Whatever biological or mental (emphasis on the mental 😉 ) block was floating in my noggin, seems to have relented and off I went to Chams the other night. Strange, after those few weeks of being decidedly, well, meh, about the whole trans thing, my interest was piqued and I found myself wanting a little fabulous time out. And so, with the generous smile of the Fates, events conspired with me and all was well…. Well….. mostly. I almost put the kibosh on the whole gig, by giving myself a razor cut Sweeny Todd would have been proud of. There I was, enjoying a rather warm shower – the warmer, the […]

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“In violent times, you shouldn’t have to sell your soul
In black and white, they really, really ought to know “

Hi, A bit of a different week this time around. Rather than facing the commute along the ring road, I’ve been at home working. Well, on a training course. It was all very modern and made me think that in some small way, the future had arrived. 🙂 If you build it, they will log in…. Rather than travelling down to Dat Lundun,  I had the chance to try a remote training session. Basically, crank up the Analytical Engine and PigeonNet… sorry, I’ve been reading SteamPunk again… start up the PC, say a prayer to the Digital Pixies and hope the Broadband Goblins aren’t chewing on the lines.  Low and behold, my screen was filled with a video feed of the classroom, […]

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