The Dim Pause

🔗 Peterloo: The man who ordered a massacre

Blue Monday is a great song by New Order – just eating an equally brilliant cheese of the same name 🧀

What?? – Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs

Poor season for Glamorgan, but not sure this was called for – Robert Croft has left his role as head coach of Glamorgan Cricket. The club had some bad luck this year with injuries and withdrawals of overseas players, but overall I think Croft was developing the team well. 🏏

Tom Gauld on buying a novel in the digital age – cartoon 📚

Currently reading: Are you experienced? by William Sutcliffe 📚

In a tapas bar with four drinks on the go at the same time – next we’re heading to see Echo and the Bunnymen 🎵

A day in Manchester City Centre

Ceiling selfie

Pint of Titanic Cherry Dark 🍺 in The Salutation – it was on these premises in 1846 that Charlotte Brontë started writing Jane Eyre 📚

At Manchester Metropolitan University Open Day – my daughter considering a Psychology course here.

Mentioned this in a previous post, but just seen this in The Guardian, which has a little more detail – Never mind GDP – make free time the measure of UK wellbeing

Sian Berry, the Green Party’s co-leader, made some really good points on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning - Free time should be measure of UK’s well-being

16-bit Intel 8088 chip

It’s National Poetry Day, so …

16-bit Intel 8088 chip

with an Apple Macintosh
you can’t run Radio Shack programs
in its disc drive.
nor can a Commodore 64
drive read a file
you have created on an
IBM Personal Computer.
both Kaypro and Osborne computers use
the CP/M operating system
but can’t read each other’s
handwriting
for they format (write
on) discs in different
ways.
the Tandy 2000 runs MS-DOS but
can’t use most programs produced for
the IBM Personal Computer
unless certain
bits and bytes are
altered
but the wind still blows over
Savannah
and in the Spring
the turkey buzzard struts and
flounces before his
hens.

Charles Bukowski

I enjoy a Macallan malt, but maybe quite not this much – Bottle of whisky sold for world record £848,000 – the label does look very good though…

Spot our cat 🐈 !

Clover in tree

Currently reading: The Snowman by Jo Nesbo 📚

The Facebook account breach extends way beyond the site itself. The compromise of access tokens means the FB SSO (Single Sign-On) mechanism was also vulnerable, meaning users’ accounts on third-party sites implementing the FB SSO system may have also been compromised.

Cooked rakott kelkáposzta – Hungarian layered savoy cabbage casserole – last night, using Quorn mince in place of the meat, adding a few chopped mushrooms and chopped roasted carrots and using some smoked paprika in addition to the sweet. I’m not usually a huge fan of Quorn, but it did work very well in this recipe.

Went to see the incredible Norwegian band Major Parkinson at Exchange in Bristol last night. One of the best live performances I’ve seen in a long time! 🎵

Just upgraded Acorn image editor from version 4 to version 6

To celebrate the launch of macOS Mojave … we’re slashing the price of Acorn by 50% for a limited time.

It’s the image editor I use most on the Mac and IMHO at $14.99 is a bargain!

Adding to the post-a-homescreen timeline. 📱

Cooked with cime di rapa for the first time last night – spaghetti with cime di rapa, garlic, chilli, lemon and parsley, topped with parmesan – a very simple, tasty meal.

Olive and anchovy 🍕

Interesting ‘earliest’ stories in the news this week – Earliest animal fossils are identified, pushing back the age of earth’s first animals by millions of years, and World’s oldest brewery found, meaning beer is also a lot older than was thought. 🔗

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