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The Idiot’s Lantern – 2 . . .

Michael Portillo has just finished another of his railway journeyings – this time around the eastern USA using a new old guide – Appletons. These programmes – there have been several series so far – always leave me puzzled and dissatisfied. But why ? The conceit upon which the series is based is that Michael Portillo… Read More »

Trying out a new operating system . . . part the second

In my post of 1 November I said I was trying out Linux Mint with the KDE desktop.  What I did not say was that prior to that I was getting on very well with Linux Mint Cinnamon, but in previous adventures I always suspected that the KDE desktop might be superior, and bring with… Read More »

My teeth have gone blue . . .

I have just bought a Tesco Bluetooth keyboard for my HUDL2, and this is it at work.  A bit baffling at first for Oldies, but eventually we beat it, or we think we do !

Milk Snatcher . . .

Gerald Scarfe’s drawings of Mrs.Thatcher have been on show at the Bowes Museum for some time so today we went to catch them before the exhibition closes. The exhibition has been advertised for some time as “Maggie Thatcher, Milk Snatcher” a reference to her time in Education when she stopped the supply of school milk. … Read More »