I remember my brother building this Sinclair Scientific calculator many, many years ago. Powered by 4 x AAA batteries and operating with reverse polish notation. I used it in earnest doing my HND at Southall College of Technology. And still working! Both me and the calculator.Battery life better than expected as people who borrowed it … Continue reading Now that’s a calculator!
Image via WikipediaI have to wonder why the BBC is giving the revisionist whitewash treatment to Marie Stopes. Howard Falcon-Long seems to be deliberately leaving out the bits that taint her life and character by the standards of today. She is portrayed as a female pioneer in a man's world, someone with hidden depths and … Continue reading The secret life of Dr Marie Stopes
I just got an email from Compass Online telling me about their campaign to put a cap on the rate of all forms of credit. In reality it's an attempt to protect the poorest members of society from what's become known as legal loansharking. This is where short term loans are offered with a very … Continue reading The Tallyman Cometh
Saw this creature while out walking the dog. It was kind enough to stay still long enough for me to take a pic with my Nokia E71.It's beauty reminded me of the wonderful hymn by Draper, 'All Creatures Of Our God And King', itself based upon St Francis of Assisi's 'Canticle of the Sun'
From the BBC News website.BBC News - Liam Fox defends call for ban of Medal of Honor gameI'm left virtually speechless after reading that. To think this bloke is considered capable enough for a government job. Not even a humble whelk stall would be enhanced by his presence.
Image by Oxfam International via FlickrAn interesting page on the BBC News website asking some 'experts' and the public on why donations to Pakistan relief are slow. Some very good points, and some very predictable ones, especially from the public.BBC News -Who cares about Pakistan?I believe donations from the West will perk up when we … Continue reading Who cares about Pakistan?
Image by jimforest via FlickrWas on holiday in Kefalonia a few years ago. Had a choice of excursions. One was to do something, I don't know what. The other was to join the celebrations of St Gerasimos' feast day.Because of his reputation as a healer his relics are brought out each year and passed over … Continue reading Things I Should Have Done – St Gerasimos
Along comes an article to derail me. Fr Lombardi: Great Expectations for Popes UK Trip Such an inoffensive article detailing some of the itinerary of the Pope's forthcoming trip to England and Scotland. But there's one section which just got my goat. It's this one here: Then, I would highlight the Pope's great address in … Continue reading Just when I’m Warming to Catholicism
Using my Nokia E71 to see if posting to this blog works, and also how it works.Sent from my Nokia phone
I've been bitching recently, here and here about how the Blogcatalog recent visitors widget would only show on refresh and then refused to show altogether. Posting on Blogcatalogs support forum prompted not even a reply from the owners or the community. But I presume someone's fixed the remote code as it now seems to be … Continue reading Blogcatalog Widget is back!