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GDPR . . .

GDPR – German Democratic Peoples’ Republic ? Er. No. General Data Protection Regulation. An EU Regulation which came into force on 25 May 2018. So, information about us online is safe now ? Allegedly yes. Who does the GDPR affect? … Continue reading

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The Rain it Raineth . . .

“When there are grey skies, I don’t mind the grey skies . . . ” Until recently the weather forecast was a steadily increasing number of days without rain, the last figure I remember was 50 days, and the country … Continue reading

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Fake News, or, Two Sides of the Same Question . . .

We need to dump some cardboard at our local waste recycling centre – but – we need to be quick because on the Council website there is this . . .       Customer Notice Threatened suspension of Household … Continue reading

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The Perils of Awayness . . .

When you go away for a few days it is good advice to switch off all the unnecessary electrics. What you cannot predict however is that time when the electricity supplier will switch it off for you. On returning home … Continue reading

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If Disaster Strikes . . . or, “Be Prepared”

Back in 1938, 1939, with war most definitely on the horizon the Government set about preparing the nation for the worst. Today, as the prospect of a clean break with the European Union and its institutions and laws faces us … Continue reading

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More Rain . . . !

Well, we have had a long summer of cloudless skies and no rain. Trying to keep the plants alive but also trying not to use up too much precious water. Last night a weather front finally broke through the anticyclonic … Continue reading

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Rain . . . !

Today for the first time for several weeks we woke to a solidly grey sky. By mid morning it rained quite steadily for an hour or two.  I think it will need more than that to get down to any … Continue reading

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Updates – Again . . .

I wonder if the geniuses who brought the internet into existence and linked us up into a world wide web knew that they were making jobs for life for the updaters ? I managed to log in today after three … Continue reading

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Success !

After yesterday’s debacle it was back to the internetweb for further consultation using the new error code offered by the last failure. The general consensus seemed to be as follows : 1. Delete the entire ontents of the Software Downloads … Continue reading

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Why do we do these things to ourselves ?

The Microsoft “Fall Update” – 1709 – trashed my laptop completely and I had to do a complete Windows reinstall and lose all my programmes. It is only recently that I have finally got it back to something like its … Continue reading

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