so what’s new?
About time to do some more blogging but nothing much to write about: the world has not ended despite te predictions emanating from http://www.familyradio.com/ and pushed around the world by the twitter sphere, https://www.facebook.com/ and most of the other chaterati sites. The major news broadcasters used Donald Camping‘s earnest predictions as the joke item to close their weekend bulletins, spending their bulletins telling us all they they could not say that Ryan Giggs has had his super injunction outed by https://twitter.com/ with the secondary story that the Spanish are revolting.
Tsk tsk David for not writing and spending the the year so far being a passive mostly non-reactive watcher of TV and browser of websites – perhaps the inability to engage with Angry Birds could be considered symptomatic of something or other? Nothing much has changed; the Greeks are revolting now amid predictions of the end of the Euro. Don’t really see the reintroduction of the punt and the drachma and the other obsolete currencies: one of the surely intended consequences of the second Gulf War was to have Iraqi oil priced in USD rather EUR.
Now the government is asserting that unemployment has fallen yet those claiming has increased: how does that work? (distracts off to http://blogs.channel4.com/factcheck/has-unemployment-gone-up-or-down/2902).
Haven’t been completely idle – the workhorse PC is now running Windows 7 Enterprise quite nicely after some trial and error. It’s certainly quicker and more resilient then it ever was with XP Pro. At last a version of Windows that runs (better1) with no trace of Internet Explorer! Have lost track of the number of times that I have reformatted this disk, an action that horrified a visiting mental health worker who took some convincing that such an action was not that of a confused mentalist but rather a completely sane way of maximising limited resource. Grrr, running gripe convincing people that although I might be officially mad, there are occasions when I do know what I’m talking about. The “does s/he take sugar?” syndrome seems to apply everywhere; any kind of disability seems to need an unending sense of humour 😦