Sunday, 13 April 2014

Beware of making the EU too powerful...

This is what we DON'T
want the EU to become. 
Hopefully you'll already be in very little doubt that I'm anti-EU. That's by far the better term to use, rather than pro-UKIP. There is a subtle difference...!

You might also have noticed that although I'm anti-EU, there are some things that I think the EU might just have got right, whether by accident or by design...

Garden Elf & Safety

There's a lot of truth in the old adage, "as easy as falling off a ladder", as I discovered a couple of days ago. Once the ladder starts moving, you're a passenger.

Fortunately I was only three rungs up a step-ladder and I fell away from the nearby Greenhouse, so the situation wasn't quite as bad as it might have been...

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Appalling Treatment...

I was appalled earlier today, to see an elderly man treated very badly at a GP surgery in Eastleigh, at the Archers Practice in Newtown Road to be precise...

I'd spotted the elderly gentleman earlier, in the waiting room, sat quietly and patiently, carefully minding his own business and being no trouble whatsoever to anybody. He looked as though he had a few stories to tell, but was perhaps now lonely and more than a little tired of the modern world. That could be me in 25 years time, I was thinking...

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Windows XP - RIP

The end of support for Windows XP is bad news around the world, as Microsoft continue their policy of letting down end-users once we've got a relatively stable, tried & tested platform to work on.

If its true that 30% of the worlds computers are still running Windows XP, I think it is a very poor decision by Microsoft. Clearly it is taken in the interests of generating more sales of the latest version of the Windows operating system, rather than giving customers what they really need

What we need of course, is an operating system that works reliably and is perfectly good enough for most ordinary purposes. We certainly don't need the latest bells & whistles to run a print-server...